After June 4, INDIA bloc will leave no stone unturned in strengthening counter-terrorism grid: Jairam Ramesh

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Congress on Sunday said the attack in Poonch is part of a worrying trend of terror attacks in the area and asserted that after Lok Sabha election results, the party and its INDIA bloc partners will leave no stone unturned in strengthening the counter-terrorism grid in Jammu and Kashmir.Five IAF personnel … Read more

India says it adopts stringent norms for maximum pesticide residues limit in food items

[ad_1] Codex has adopted a total 243 pesticides, out of which 75 pesticides are applicable for spices.The ministry further said that a pesticide is registered on many food commodities with different MRLs based on risk assessment data.For instance, the use of Monocrotophos is allowed on many crops with different MRLs such as rice at 0.03 … Read more

Lone Afghan woman diplomat in India steps down amid allegations of gold smuggling

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Amid reports of being apprehended with 25 kg gold smuggled in from Dubai to Mumbai, the lone Afghan woman diplomat in India, Zakia Wardak, resigned from her position on Saturday.However, Wardak, who was Afghanistan’s Consul General in Mumbai, attributed her resignation to defamation and personal attacks.”It is with great regret that I … Read more

Paytm COO Bhavesh Gupta quits, company rejigs senior management – India TV

[ad_1] Image Source : REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE Bhavesh Gupta quits as Paytm COO Paytm’s parent company One97 Communications president and chief operating officer Bhavesh Gupta has resigned from the company, an official statement said on Saturday. As part of a change in leadership structure, fintech firm Paytm has appointed Rakesh Singh as chief executive officer of … Read more

Senior-most Afghan diplomat in India resigns following reports of gold smuggling

[ad_1] New Delhi: Zakia Wardak, the senior-most Afghan diplomat in India, has resigned from her position after reports emerged that she was caught at Mumbai airport last month for allegedly trying to smuggle 25 kg of gold worth Rs 18.6 crore from Dubai.Wardak had taken charge as the acting ambassador of Afghanistan to New Delhi … Read more

Air India reduces cabin baggage allowance to 15 kg for lowest fare segment – India TV

[ad_1] Image Source : AIR INDIA Air India flight With effect from May 2, the free cabin baggage allowance for the ‘Comfort’ and ‘Comfort Plus’ categories has been reduced to 15 kg from 20 kg and 25 kg, respectively. The changes have been made in the menu-based pricing model fare families that were introduced by … Read more

India not xenophobic, says Jaishankar after Biden remark

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India is not xenophobic, the country’s foreign minister has insisted, after comments by US President Joe Biden suggesting the South Asian nation and fellow ally Japan were struggling economically because they rejected immigrants.Biden, who is seeking reelection against Republican rival Donald Trump in November, made the remarks at a campaign fundraising event … Read more

Government lifts ban on onion exports imposes minimum export price of USD 550 per tonne – India TV

[ad_1] Image Source : PTI (FILE) Government lifts ban on onion exports, imposes minimum export price of USD 550 per tonne. The government today (May 4) lifted the ban on onion exports but imposed a minimum export price (MEP) of USD 550 per tonne. The decision assumes significance as the commodity is politically sensitive and … Read more