The government is considering a plan to loosen the fiscal deficit target so that it could spend an additional 500 billion rupees ($7.7 billion) in the financial year ending in March 2018, two government sources told Reuters on Thursday.
India will now soon commission its first new conventional submarine in over 17 years, with the first Scorpene submarine INS Kalvari being delivered to the Navy by Mazagon Docks on Thursday. The second one INS Khanderi is slated for delivery by December.
30 lakh GST returns filled till noon on GSTN portal, says GSTN chairman Ajay Bhushan Pandey. He added that about 75% of registered businesses had not filed their GST returns for August until Wednesday.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday promised “appropriate actions” at the “right time” to revive the slowdown-hit economy and said the government is seized of the problem of private investment not picking up.
Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to strengthen coordination against terrorism and build an anti-terror framework within the eight-country bloc.
The Centre approved a productivity-linked bonus for over 12 lakh non-gazetted Railways employees, to be paid before the Dusshera holidays. The bonus, equivalent to wages of 78 days, is estimated to cost the Railways ₹2,245 crore.
Coming down heavily on human rights defenders batting for Rohingya Muslims, including the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the Rohingya were not refugees but illegal immigrants and reiterated that they would be deported.
The Madras High Court on Wednesday extended the stay order on a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly until the court disposed of the petitions challenging the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs.
Pakistan raises objection with US over greater role for India in Afghanistan. Pakistan’s prime minister, on the sidelines of the UNGA, expressed his concern with Mike Pence over the role Donald Trump advocated for India in his Afghan policy
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said leaders like Narendra Modi and Donald Trump are being elected all over the world as people are in pain due to unemployment.