Centre holds dialogue with NSCN-IM; peace talks may continue beyond October 31
NSCN(I-M), the first Naga organisation to initiate peace talks, is adamant on its demand for a separate flag and constitution for the Nagas, which the Centre has turned down. However, seven Naga organisations - together called the NNPG - have expressed their willingness to negotiate.
Audi to launch Q8 in India in January
The company has already started taking orders for the vehicle from the weekend as it looks to re-enter ...
India sets up 31,696 MW solar power generation capacity
Tenders for another 36,278 MW capacity projects have been issued and with new tenders...
Girish Chandra Murmu appointed first Lieutenant Governor of J&K; Oath on October 31
Girish Chander Murmu, a senior IAS officer, who worked closely with PM Modi in Gujarat was appointed the first Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. Former defence secretary R K Mathur was appointed the first Lt Governor of strategically located Ladakh.
Indo-French joint military drill under 'Exercise Shakti-2019' in Rajasthan from October 31
A joint exercise, 'Exercise Shakti-2019' by Indian and French armies will focus on counter-terrorism operations in the backdrop of semi-desert terrain under the United Nations mandate, defence spokesperson Col Sombit Ghosh said.
Core sector output for October contracts further to 5.8 per cent
The index was dragged down by electricity which reported a de-growth of 12.4% vs -3.7% in Sept.
Festive October a quirk amid auto slump
Auto sales picked up pace in October as more and more headed out to purchase vehicles amid the festive season. Vehicle registrations at RTOs improved 4% over October last year. Inventory build-up at vehicle dealers eased across the board. Registration numbers of PV improved 11% in October, while those of two-wheelers improved 5%.
Missed ITR deadline? File it before December 31 to avoid paying higher penalty
The law of levying late filing fees under section 234F became effective from the financial year 2017-18 or assessment year 2018-19 onward. However, if your income is below the taxable limit, then you do not have to pay a late filing fee.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on three-day visit to India from October 31
Official sources said Merkel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in their wide-ranging talks, will particularly focus on giving a new momentum to the bilateral ties by significantly scaling up cooperation in several sectors.
Additional 2% export benefits to end Dec 31; Government yet to give roadmap for garments, madeups
The additional 2% benefits under MEIS were announced in August to help exporters who had claimed that delayed Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds were hurting business. With the additional benefits gone, the original incentive of 2%, 3% and 5% would remain till the time RoDTEP comes in place.
31 Army personnel killed in terrorist attacks along LoC from 2016 to 2018: Govt
In written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said that in 2016, six Army personnel died in terrorist attacks, followed by 13 in 2017 and 12 in 2018.
J&K, Ladakh to get youth skilling package by October 31
Government is laying special emphasis on skilling youths following the August 5 decision to withdraw the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir.
Mahindra & Mahindra total sales down 11% at 51,896 units in October
The company had sold 58,416 units in the corresponding month last year, M&M said in a regulatory filing. In the domestic market, sales were down 11 per cent at 49,193 units last month as compared to 55,350 units in October 2018. Exports also registered a decline of 12 per cent at 2,703 units as against 3,066 units in the year-ago month.
Coal India fetches 62% premium at spot auctions in October
For the period Apr-Oct, the company managed to command a premium of 67% over its notified prices on an average. At special forward e-auction for the power sector, CIL managed to sell coal at a premium of 39% over notified prices in October. For the Apr-Oct period, the company managed to command an average premium of 32% over notified prices.
Captive coal blocks produce nearly 4 million tonnes in October
According to data compiled by the Coal Controller Organisation, production from captive coal blocks during April-September 2019 rose nearly 26% to 26 million tonnes against the previous corresponding period. Nevertheless, the bulk of the production has been from block not cancelled by the Supreme Court.
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