Day: November 8, 2018

Vietnam, US complete cleanup of toxic chemical from airport

Vietnam and the United States have finished the cleanup of dioxin contamination at Danang airport caused by the transport and storage of the herbicide Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. The 30 hectares (74 acres) of land cleansed of the toxic chemical were handed over to Vietnam at […]


Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out policy

WASHINGTON : A day after Republicans expanded their Senate majority, the Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a policy change that allows some employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing no-cost birth control for female workers. The new regulations from several federal agencies apply mainly […]

DeMo led to formalisation of economy, expanded tax base: Jaitley

New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said demonetisation resulted in formalisation of economy and increased tax base, prompting the government to earmark more resources for the poor and infrastructure development. In a Facebook post on the second anniversary of Demonetisation, Jaitley said in first four years of […]

Pak seizes Indian and other DTH worth Rs 7.83 cr in nation-wide crackdown

Islamabad : Pakistan authorities have seized smuggled Indian and other Direct-To-Home (DTH) equipment worth Rs 7.83 crore from various markets in a nation-wide crack down against the illegal devices, revealed a report. The report was submitted to the Supreme Court on Wednesday after it took up a suo motu […]

Scars and wounds caused by demonetisation more visible with time: Manmohan

New Delhi :  In a scathing assessment of the demonetisation exercise, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the “scars and wounds” it caused are getting more visible with time and the decision’s second anniversary is a day to remember how “economic misadventures” can roil the nation. The […]

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