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Ajit Doval in Moscow; India, Russia stress territorial integrity

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, in Moscow to prepare for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Vladivostok next month, on Wednesday held talks with his Russian counterpart during which both sides reiterated their support for the "principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity and non-interference of third parties".

Priyanka Gandhi flays Centre for economic slowdown

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi government for the poor shape of economy and the Yogi Adityanath government in UP for increasing the value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel.

Petrol, diesel become cheaper in Delhi than UP

Petrol and diesel are now cheaper in Delhi as compared to adjoining cities of Uttar Pradesh after the Yogi Adityanath government in the neighbouring state raised taxes on the two fuels.

IL&FS did not disclose NPAs for 4 years: RBI

The IL&FS had not disclosed any NPAs for the last four years, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said in a report.

Chandrayaan-1 team was anxious till spacecraft entered lunar orbit

The guiding of Indias first spacecraft to the moon --Chandrayaan-1 -- was a very big event in 2008 and about 200 officials were in tense and anxious, sending up their prayers to their 'insta devathas (favourite deities) on the day when the spacecraft was being injected into the lunar orbit, recalled M. Annadurai, former Director, U.R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC).

Ordnance units on strike, govt yet to share blueprint

Employees of 41 ordnance factories across the country began a 30-day strike on Tuesday against the Central government proposal to corporatize the entities by converting them into public sector units.

Sensex slides for second straight day

Indian stock markets closed on a flat note for the second straight day on Tuesday, awaiting a stimulus package from the government. The Sensex closed 74.48 points or 0.20 per cent lower at 37,328.01, while the broader Nifty ended 36.90 points lower at 11,017.

SBI waives processing fee on car loans in festival season

State Bank of India (SBI), the country's largest lender, on Tuesday announced processing fee waiver on car loans during the upcoming festival season in a bid to boost car sales. The bank is also offering the lowest interest rate starting 8.70 per cent on car loans, with no escalation in interest.

UP govt increases VAT on petrol, diesel

Petrol and diesel prices in Uttar Pradesh will go up by Rs 2.5 and Re 1 respectively from Monday midnight as the government increased VAT.

New Parliament building likely by 2022, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that a new Parliament building may be constructed by 2022 when the nation celebrates its 75th year of Independence.

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