Daily Archives: October 5, 2018

A book documents Kolkata’s timeless journey

Defying predictions, the eastern city lives on and continues to inspire generations past and future “Calcutta is a purely English city. The city belongs and has always belonged to the English and the native community in it is simply a foreign and parasitical community which would cease to exist if …

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India ranked 5th in pictorial warning on tobacco products

Canadian Cancer Society releases international status report India has been ranked fifth in the listing of countries that have pictorial health warning on tobacco products, with experts here quick to add that the country is making tremendous progress towards creating public awareness on the health hazards of tobacco abuse. ‘The …

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Direct tax collections rise 16.7% in H1 FY19

Personal I-T collections increase 19.1% Gross direct tax collection during the first six months of the financial year rose 16.7% to Rs. 5.47 lakh crore, the Finance Ministry said on Thursday. “The provisional figures of direct tax collections up to September 2018 (half-yearly figures) show that gross collections are at …

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SC gives Essar bidders fortnight to clear dues

Decision after creditors’ committee appeals to Bench for another chance to parties to pay off debts The Supreme Court on Thursday struck a reconciliatory note in the ArcelorMittal-Numetal spat in relation to the auction of distressed Essar Steel by giving both companies a fortnight to pay off the NPAs of …

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New board embarks on reviving IL&FS

Appoints Vineet Nayyar as MD, chalks out roadmap to put troubled firm back on track by month end The newly appointed board of troubled project developer and financier Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) met on Friday to take stock of the situation, and started preparing a roadmap to bring …

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Germany says it will fight anti-Semitism

German Chancellor was on a day-long visit to Israel Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke of Germany’s “everlasting responsibility” to oppose anti-Semitism during a visit to Israel on Thursday as she and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brushed past their differences and promoted cooperation between their nations. The one-day visit by Ms. Merkel …

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Indian-American nominated to key post

U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated prominent Indian-American nuclear expert Rita Baranwal to head the nuclear energy division at the Department of Energy. If approved by the Senate, Ms. Baranwal will be an Assistant Secretary of Energy, responsible for nuclear technology research and the development and management of the department’s …

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