Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Dhaka to a red carpet welcome on his maiden visit which is expected to put ties with Bangladesh in a new trajectory, as the two sides will firm up a number of pacts to boost cooperation besides ratifying the long-pending Land Boundary Agreement. In a special gesture, Modi was received at the Hazrat Shahjalal International airport by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and a number of her Ministerial colleagues including Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and Agriculture Minister Moti Choudhury. Modi was given a guard of honour at the airport. Reflecting high expectations from the visit, the capital has been decked up with big hoardings carrying photographs of Modi besides life-size cutouts of him, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Hasina. Banerjee arrived in Dhaka on Friday night. "Leaving for Bangladesh. This visit is going to strengthen the bond between our Nations, benefitting people of our ... » Learn More about In Dhaka, Hasina breaks protocol, receives Modi at airport
New Delhi: ICICI Bank has revised its interest rates on Friday (March 5). ICICI Bank has reduced the home loan interest rates to 6.70 per cent which is the lowest in past 10 years. The revised interest rates will be effective from Friday (March 5). Customers can claim the interest rate on home loans up to Rs. 75 lakh. Home loans above Rs. 75 will be offered an interest rate of 6.75 per cent onwards. These revised rates are only available till March 31 2021. If you are looking to buy a home and need a home loan this looks like a great opportunity. The home loan interest rates are really attractive and anyone can avail of them by applying for a home loan from the company's official website as well as the mobile app. Customers can also visit the nearest ICICI Bank branch in order to know more about the interest rates. Ravi Narayan, Head- Secured Assets of the ICICI Bank said "We see a resurgence in demand from customers, who want to buy homes for their own consumption, in the ... » Learn More about Good news for home buyers! ICICI Bank cuts home loan interest rates to 6.70 per cent, lowest in 10 years
New Delhi: Television host and Roadies fame Rannvijay Singha took to social media and announced the good news with fans. Rannvijay and wife Priyanka Singha are about to welcome their second child and with an adorable fam jam post, shared the happy news. While Rannvijay Singha is in Mumbai , busy with Splitsvilla shoot, his gorgeous preggers wifey and little daughter are in London. The duo shared the news with a 'missing each other' caption. Take a look: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rannvijay (@rannvijaysingha) On the work front, Rannvijay shot to fame after winning the first season of the reality show Roadies. Later, he joined the show in different capacities - at times as a judge, mentor and host respectively. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Prianka Singha (@priankasingha) Rannvijay Singha made ... » Learn More about Roadies fame Rannvijay Singha and wifey Priyanka Singha to welcome second child, announce good news with a lovely pic!
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New Delhi: Days after the Income Tax Department conducted raids at the residence and other properties of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and Taapsee Pannu, the latter finally broke her silence and tweeted on the issue. Taapsee Pannu in her series of tweets clarified the details of I-T raids. She wrote: 3 days of intense search of 3 things primarily 3 days of intense search of 3 things primarily — taapsee pannu (@taapsee) March 6, 2021 2. The “alleged” receipt worth 5 crores to frame n keep for future pitching coz I’ve been refused that money before 2. The “alleged” receipt worth 5 crores to frame n keep for future pitching coz I’ve been refused that money before — taapsee pannu (@taapsee) March 6, 2021 3. My memory of 2013 raid that happened with me according to our honourable finance minister P.S- “not so sasti” anymore 3 days of intense search of 3 things primarily — taapsee pannu (@taapsee) March 6, 2021 Reportedly, Anurag ... » Learn More about Taapsee Pannu breaks her silence on Income Tax raids, says ‘not so sasti anymore’
New Delhi: Retirement fund body EPFO on Thursday (March 4) decided to retain an 8.5 per cent rate of interest on provident fund deposits for the current financial year. The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation's (EPFO) apex decision-making body Central Board of Trustees decided to fix an 8.5 per cent rate of interest for 2020-21 at its meeting in Srinagar on Thursday (March 4), sources said. There were speculations that the EPFO would lower interest on provident fund deposits for this fiscal (2020-21) from 8.5 per cent given in 2019-20 in view of more withdrawals and lesser contribution by members amid the coronavirus pandemic. In March last year, the EPFO had lowered the interest rate on provident fund deposits to a seven-year low of 8.5 per cent for 2019-20, from 8.65 per cent in 2018-19. The EPF (Employees Provident Fund) interest rate provided for 2019-20 was the lowest since 2012-13 when it was 8.5 per cent. The EPFO had provided an 8.65 per cent interest ... » Learn More about Provident Fund Update: EPFO retains interest rates at 8.5 per cent for FY 2021
Three weeks after Nagaland governor and Centre's interlocutor for Naga peace talks R N Ravi said in the assembly that political negotiations have concluded, the NSCN-IM has claimed that his assertion was "reckless" and talk are back on the table. IMAGE: rime Minister Narendra Modi at the signing ceremony of the historic peace accord between Government of India & NSCN, in New Delhi, August 3, 2015. Photograph: PIB Photo. The Naga group, in a statement issued on Wednesday night, said it would not sign any agreement that is "short of mutual standards agreed upon". "Recently, unnecessary confusion was thrown into the air because of a reckless statement made by R N Ravi, the governor of Nagaland, in the state assembly that the Indo-Naga political talks have concluded. "It is a matter of regret that his (Ravi's) role as interlocutor is nothing less than disparaging and dismal," the statement said. The NSCN-IM further stressed that Ravi should be "cautious of ... » Learn More about NSCN-IM rebuts Naga governor, says talks are back on table
After Rashtriya Janata Dal and Samajwadi Party, the Shiv Sena on Thursday extended its support to the Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, and said it would not contest assembly elections in Bengal. Hailing Banerjee as the "real Bengal tigress", the party, which had earlier said that it would join the electoral battle in the state, vowed to "stand in solidarity" with the TMC camp. Senior Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut, in a tweet, made the announcement and said that the decision was taken following discussions with party president and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Raut took to Twitter and said "at the moment, it appears to be a Didi vs All fight". "A lot of people are curious to know whether Shiv Sena is contesting West Bengal polls or not? So here's the update after discussions with party president Uddhav ji Thackeray." "All 'M's -- Money, Muscle and Media -- are being used against 'M'amata Didi. Hence, Shiv Sena has ... » Learn More about ‘Didi vs All’: Shiv Sena extends support to TMC in Bengal
Describing India's ties with Bangladesh as a truly "360 degree partnership," External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's planned visit to Dhaka later this month will surely be a "very memorable" one. Jaishankar arrived on a day-long visit to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Modi's visit to Bangladesh later this month to participate in the celebrations of 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's Independence and 50 years of Bangladesh-India diplomatic relations. After holding comprehensive discussions with his Bangladeshi counterpart A K Abdul Momen, Jaishankar said Bangladesh was central to India's 'Neighbourhood First' policy and increasingly relevant to the country's 'Act East Policy'. "We are working to prepare for the planned visit of our prime minister. It will surely be a very memorable visit: if I recall right it would be his first visit outside India since the coronavirus pandemic and his second as prime minister to ... » Learn More about Modi’s visit to Dhaka to be very memorable: Jaishankar
Bhutan's recognition of Bangladesh without waiting for Indian advice was a clever move. It was a calculated gamble to assert its independence, says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan. T himphu, the capital of Bhutan had very few comforts in 1971. For us, who went to Bhutan from Tokyo, with a nine-month old baby 42 years ago, the feeling was that we had walked backwards in time by about half a century. The first motorable road was opened only in 1968 and there were no commercial flights into Bhutan. The drive from the border town of Phuntsholing in India to Thimphu took the whole day, with a lunch break at Chukha, a small rivulet at that time, but a gigantic hydro-electric project now. Electricity was a rarity and we had to huddle around a bukhari , which burns wood to provide a level of comfort in the bitter cold. Life did not, however, stand still in Thimphu. 1971 was an exciting year in Bhutan and as the only diplomatic mission in the country, India was very much a partner in ... » Learn More about Who recognised Bangladesh first?