Archive for September 1st, 2017
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Rajiv Kumar takes charge as Niti Aayog vice-chairman

New Delhi, Sep 1 (PTI) Noted economist Rajiv Kumar today took over as the vice-chairman of government think tank Niti Aayog.

Kumar replaced Arvind Panagariya, an Indian-American economist who left the think tank yesterday to return to academia.

Kumar was a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy…

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India ready to finance carbon-capture technology: Goyal

New Delhi, Sep 1 :  India is fully prepared to finance carbon-capture technology but the developed world’s approach in this area leaves much to be desired, New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal has said.

“The government is ready to fully finance carbon-capture technology and is in favour…

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India beat Sri Lanka by 168 runs in fourth ODI

Colombo, Aug 31 (PTI) India beat Sri Lanka by 168 runs in the fourth ODI of the five match series here today.
Brief scores: India 375/5 in 50 overs (Kohli 131, Rohit 104; Mathews 2/24). Sri Lanka 207 all out in 42.4 overs (Mathews 70; Bumrah 2…

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US calls on UN to support Myanmar

United Nations, Sep 1 (PTI) The US has called on the UN Security Council to support the government of Myanmar in safeguarding the “rights and dignity” of all communities in the country.

On August 30, the UN Security Council held consultations on the events that have unfolded in Myanmar.

Following…

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Sikh TV campaign increased positive view of community

New York, Sep 1 :  Sikh campaigners who ran a $1.5 million TV campaign have said that it helped in increasing Americans’ understanding of the community even though the US is in a period of rising communal tensions.

The National Sikh Campaign (NSC), which launched the “We Are Sikhs” campaign…

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Anupam Kher dines with Swiss President

New Delhi, Sep 1 :  Veteran actor Anupam Kher dined with Swiss President Doris Leuthard at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

Anupam, 62, on Thursday shared a photograph of the invite and captioned it: “It was an honour to attend dinner in honour of… President of the Swiss confederation. Thank you…”

He…

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Key Indian equity indices open on flat note

Mumbai, Sep 1 :  Key Indian equity market indices opened flat on Friday after the Central Statistics Office (CSO) data showed that the GDP growth of the Indian economy slumped to 5.7 per cent during April-June.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) was trading 5.10 points or 0…

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Rains likely in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 1:  It was an overcast Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average.

“It was a cloudy Friday morning here. The day ahead is also likely to be cloudy. Rain is expected…

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