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  • US' Loss, Europe's Gain? EU Says 'Open To Highly Skilled Indian Professionals'
    The European Union today said it is ready to accommodate more Indian IT professionals and denounced any form of protectionism in global trade, amid anxiety over the Trump administration's possible clampdown on H1B visa. Pushing for deeper trade ties with India, a delegation of European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs also expressed "regret" over failure by both sides to resume the stalled dialogue to firm the long-pending EU-India trade and investment pact. Criticising the new US government's protectionist rhetoric which triggered fears in Europe as well, head of the delegation David McAllister said Europe is "open" for allowing more Indian professionals who are high on demand.
  • Centre Clears Rs 5,700-Crore Hydro Power Project To Be Set Up In Nepal
    The government today approved a 900 MW hydro power project to be set up in Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal at a cost of Rs 5,723.72 crore. The decision to approve the Arun-III project was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today.
  • BMC Elections 2017: Aamir Khan Ad On Mumbai Civic Polls Promoted BJP, Allege Shiv Sena, Congress
    A full-page advertisement featuring Bollywood star Aamir Khan in major newspapers on Tuesday has sparked a row, with parties like the Shiv Sena and the Congress alleging that it violated the election code of conduct and seemed to promote the ruling BJP in Mumbai's mega civic election. The ad was issued by an NGO, Mumbai First, urging the city to vote and talked about potholes and garbage while saying - "vote kar ya crib kar (you can either vote or crib)."
  • Tax Officials To Go Easy On Deposits Up To Rs 5 Lakh By Those Above The Age Of 70
    The tax department will not carry out any further verification for cash deposits up to Rs 5 lakh made by people above 70 years of age post note ban, but the limit has been fixed at Rs 2.5 lakh for other individuals. "There is absolutely no cause for panic. We are not going after everyone who deposited their holding of the demonetised currency in bank accounts between November 8 and December 30, 2016. Very clear thresholds have been set for tax department to take up deposits for verification. I repeat, it is for verification and not scrutiny or assessment," a senior Finance Ministry official said, according to news agency PTI.
  • Cabinet Nod For Doubling Capacity Of Solar Parks To 40,000 MW
    In a major push for solar power development in the country, a cabinet panel on Wednesday approved increasing the capacity of solar parks and projects from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW.
  • No Offence, Shobhaa De Tells Mumbai Police, But Also Offers Advice
    A day after Shobhaa De, columnist and author, came under heavy criticism for tweeting an image of an overweight man in uniform and mocked Mumbai police's "heavy" arrangements on the day of the BMC polls, she offered advice to the cop in picture, "consult a dietician".
  • What Facts? 'Public Opinion Counts,' Says BJP's Yogi Adityanath
    Yogi Adityanath, BJP lawmaker and star campaigner in Uttar Pradesh, today offered his own, fact-free interpretation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments on Sunday alleging religious discrimination by the state's Samajwadi Party government.
  • 'Project Sangam' To Skill, Employ People In India: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
    In a major push for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Skill India' mission, Microsoft's Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella on Wednesday launched "Project Sangam" to help the government not only train but also assist people get jobs via professional networking website LinkedIn that was acquired by the company last year.
  • DMK's MK Stalin On Hunger Strike Over Tamil Nadu Speaker's Trust Vote Decision
    Tamil Nadu's DMK party under the leadership of Working President MK Stalin is holding a day-long hunger strike against the events that unfolded in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on February 18, when Chief Minister E Palaniswami had to prove his majority in the House.
  • Microsoft Launches 'Made For India' Skype Lite App
    Microsoft on Wednesday launched Skype Lite, an exclusive "Made for India" app to provide seamless experience in messaging, audio and video calling even at lower bandwidths.
  • Bigamy. The Other Big Challenge For Jammu and Kashmir Police
    As it fights terrorism and violent street protests, the Jammu and Kashmir police is confronting a different problem - bigamy in its ranks.
  • No Rs 1,000 Comeback Yet. Don't Overdraw From ATMs, Urges Top Bureaucrat Shaktikanta Das
    The government has no plans to introduce 1,000-rupee notes - abolished last year - but is focusing on ramping up production of 500-rupee and other lower denomination notes, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das tweeted today, scotching rumours that currency printing presses had started printing a new version of the Rs 1,000 note.
  • Ganga Cleaning: Panel Set Up To Probe UP Project Submits Report To NGT
    A committee set up by the National Green Tribunal to inspect the status of two sewage treatment plants (STP) in Garhmukteshwar in western Uttar Pradesh, today submitted its report to the green panel.
  • After Drastic Decrease In Indian Students, UK Confirms 'No Cap On Visas'
    United Kingdom has said that there is no cap on visa for Indian students and they are free to access world-class education in top notch UK universities. British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said that the United Kingdom had announced 600 scholarships for Indian students aspiring to study in the UK.
  • Government Plans Push For Large-Scale Adoption Of Electric Vehicles In India
    The government's top brass, led by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, will brainstorm on Thursday on how best it can push large-scale adoption of electric vehicles in the country, ahead of the roll-out of FAME India - the national mission on electric mobility. At the meeting scheduled for February 23, Power, Coal, Mines and New & Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal will make a presentation explaining the various aspects related to increased use of electric vehicles like rise in power consumption, impact on the environment and how economies of scale can make it viable for India, sources told news agency PTI.

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