Day: April 1, 2018

Union Government signs $80 millions loan agreement with ADB to help modernize Technical Education in Himachal

Asian Development Bank, ADB, and Government of India today signed 80 million dollar loan to help modernize Technical and Vocational Education and Training, TVET institutions and improve the skills ecosystem in Himachal Pradesh. Joint Secretary in Department of Economic Affairs Sameer Kumar Khare signed the loan agreement from Indian side and Country Director of ADB’s India Resident Mission, Kenichi Yokoyama signed on behalf of ADB. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Khare said, the project will support the skill initiatives of Himachal Pradesh and help the state step-up the reform and scale-up its skill development efforts. The fund short-term and...

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India, Pakistan agree to resolve issues about treatment of diplomats

India and Pakistan have mutually agreed to resolve matters related to the treatment of diplomats and diplomatic premises. In statements issued last evening by both foreign ministries, India and Pakistan have mutually agreed to resolve matters related to the treatment of diplomats and diplomatic premises, in line with the 1992 ‘Code of Conduct’ for treatment of Diplomatic or Consular personnel in India and Pakistan. The Code provides for “smooth and unhindered functioning” of the diplomatic and consular officials of the two countries in conformity with the international laws without violating their privileges and immunities. The Code also says that...

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India receives first consignment of LNG from United States

India’s first liquefied natural gas cargo from the United States landed at the Dabhol regasification terminal in Maharashtra. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan received the first-ever shipment of 1.2 lakh tonne LNG under the long-term contract of 20 years. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Pradhan describing the arrival of the first shipment and the conclusion of the long-term contract with the US-based Cheniere Inc as a new beginning in the Indo-US energy partnership and trade. The LNG supplies will help achieve the vision of moving towards a gas-based economy. He also announced a 700-crore rupees investment by the newly-created Gail...

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BJP President Amit Shah alleges, Congress failed to deliver on all fronts in Karnataka

BJP President Amit Shah expressed that his party will gain an absolute majority in Karnataka Assembly elections. Addressing a press conference in Mysuru today, he said that a strong anti-incumbency is seen against the Congress government in the state. He pointed out that a progressive state with strong IT sector like Karnataka does not have 24 hours electricity, water supply, and health infrastructure is in shambles. He more than 3,500 farmers have committed suicide, women are unsafe and investments have slowed down. He accused the Congress of using Karnataka as an ATM to fill its coffers. He also accused...

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