India is committed to a broad-based trade and investment agreement with the EU to be achieved in a generous spirit of mutual accommodation and of pragmatism, President Ram Nath Kovind said here on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused an urgent hearing on a plea seeking its direction to declare as «unconstitutional» the sit-in of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues inside the lieutenant governor's office in Delhi.
The House of Representatives has already passed the bill. The two different versions of the bill now heads for a conference between the Senate and the House. Once the joint committee agrees on an identical version, they would have to be voted by the House and the Senate again before being sent to the White House for US President Donald Trump's assent.
«How do we open the doors to more people in politics? Everybody knows that politics has dynastic approaches. There are certain families in every state, district, and country that are prominent. It is unfortunate, but true,» Varun Gandhi said.
India and France are working to shape a strong development partnership, including in the fields of science and technology, clean energy and infrastructure, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said as she met the country's top leadership and discussed issues of mutual interest from a strategic perspective.
Pakistan now has 140-150 nuclear warheads compared to India's 130-140, with China hovering around 280, as per the latest assessment of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), released on Monday.
BSF officials said Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire almost thrice a day this year even though they were responding aggressively to the provocations and despite the DGMOs of India and Pakistan agreeing on May 29 to «fully implement» the ceasefire pact of 2003 in «letter and spirit».
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the Niti Aayog meeting, advised states to pay special attention to expanding their exports and attracting export oriented investments while organising investment summits.
88 prisoners, who are farmers by profession and lodged in Nagpur and Nashik central jails, were encouraged to apply for loan waiver under the scheme announced in June last year by the government. Of these, 56 have received its benefits, former Nagpur collector Sachin Kurve told PTI.
The ISRO has cleared for launch GSAT-11, the satellite which was recalled from Kourou in French Guinea for thorough checks, after losing contact with its another satellite that was launched from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.in March this year, an official said.
External affairs minister Sushma Swarajon Sunday left for a seven-day tour of Italy, France, Luxembourg and Belgium, which is aimed at deepening India's strategic engagement and trade ties with the four European countries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for «widespread» debate on holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies saying that it will result in financial savings.