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Cabinet clears six-laning of Chakeri-Allahabad highway (23:38)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved six-laning of Chakeri-Allahabad section of National Highway-2 (NH-2) in Uttar Pradesh.

Vivo unveils first under display fingerprint technology (Lead)  (22:58)
By Sourabh Kulesh
Shanghai, June 28 (IANS) Aiming to take on tech giants Samsung and Apple, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Wednesday launched the industry-first under display fingerprint technology that will strike out the need of a physical button to unlock the device.

Modi to visit Gujarat on Thursday (22:56)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat for two days from Thursday during which he will attend a number of programmes in different areas and unveil some projects.

Cabinet gives in-principle nod to divest bleeding Air India (Roundup) (22:56)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Moving ahead on the proposal for privatisation, the Union cabinet on Wednesday gave its in-principle approval for divestment of Air India, whose debt has mounted to Rs 50,000 crore besides huge losses.

US Vice President lauds SpiceJet for $22 bn Boeing order (22:52)
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Following US President Donald Trump's praise of Indian carrier SpiceJet for creating jobs in America, Vice President Mike Pence has also lauded the low-cost Indian carrier for creating thousands of jobs in his country.

Mamata government to give rebates on cinema tickets in GST regime (22:50)
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Wednesday decided to give rebates on regional cinema tickets in the upcoming Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime so that the effective tax rate will remain at par with the existing two per cent entertainment tax, a senior minister said on Wednesday.

Karnataka grants Rs 3.18 crore to 12 start-ups (22:26)
Bengaluru, June 28 (IANS) The Karnataka IT and Biotechnology department on Wednesday granted Rs 3.18 crore to fund 12 start-ups in the areas of agriculture, biotechnology, security, communications and robotics.

New oil, gas auction policy, data repository launched (Lead) (22:18) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Come July 1 and India's oil and gas companies will be able to select exploration blocks on their own, without waiting for a formal bid round from the government, thanks to the Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) launched on Wednesday by Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan who hoped to award the fresh blocks by December.

Cabinet nod to pay panel recommendations on allowances, to benefit 48 lakh employees (Second Lead) (21:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Over 34 lakh central government employees and 14 lakh defence personnel will get enhanced house rent and other allowances, including special allowances in hardship postings like Siachen, that will cost the exchequer Rs 30,748 crore a year.

LT Foods sets up plant in Europe to popularise 'Daawat' rice (21:42)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) In a bid to popularise its 'Daawat' brand of rice in Europe, LT Foods on Wednesday commenced operations of its first rice processing plant at Rotterdam, Netherlands, which has been set up with an investment of $15 million.

Odisha approves plan for police modernization (21:36)
Bhubaneswar, June 28 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday approved an action plan for 2017-18 for police modernization, with the focus on strengthening the anti-Maoist and anti-criminal operations.

Vodafone India partners with HMD Global for Nokia smartphones (21:34)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Vodafone India on Wednesday announced its partnership with Finnish technology company HMD Global for their newly launched Nokia-Android smartphones.

HP officials colluding with hotel owners in Kasauli (21:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said officials of the town planning department of Himachal Pradesh were hand in gloves with the owners of hotels and resorts in Kasauli engaged in unauthorized construction.

Americans form 50 per cent of Wipro techies in US (21:24) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, June 28 (IANS) About 50 per cent or 7,000 of the 14,000 techies of Wipro Ltd in the US were Americans, said the global software major on Wednesday.

Fitch Ratings maintains negative outlook on banking sector (21:20)
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Fitch Ratings maintained the negative outlook on the Indian banking sector based on an assessment on the sector's core capitalisation, a top official of the ratings agency said on Wednesday.

Mamata slams 'unnecessary hurry' on GST, says TMC to boycott roll-out event (Second Lead) (21:18) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Raising concerns over the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime from July 1, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the "unnecessary disastrous hurry" to roll-out the pan-India tax regime is "another epic blunder" of the Centre, after the demonetisation move.

Cabinet approves 7th Pay Commission recommendations with 34 changes (Lead) (21:00) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission (CPC) related to allowances, with 34 modifications - in a decision that will benefit 34 lakh civilian employees and 14 lakh defence personnel.

Domestic airlines offer monsoon special fares (20:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With the arrival of the monsoon season, major domestic airlines have announced special fares starting as low as Rs 699.

Cabinet gives in-principle nod to divest bleeding Air India (Second Lead) (20:36) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Moving ahead on the proposal for privatisation, the Union cabinet on Wednesday gave its in-principle approval for divestment of Air India, whose debt has mounted to Rs 50,000 crore besides huge losses.

Textile traders extend 3-day strike against GST (20:26) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The ongoing three-day strike of textile traders against imposition of GST, was on Wednesday extended till June 30 after getting support from the Bhartiya Udyog Vypar Mandal which has also called for a trade shutdown on that day.

Cabinet approves 7th Pay Commission recommendations on allowances (20:20) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on allowances, with 34 modifications.

210 arrested in Haryana after surprise raids (20:12)
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) At least 210 people have been arrested from various places following multiple raids conducted by special teams of the Haryana Chief Minister's Flying Squad, a police officer said on Wednesday.

Smartphones boost retail website traffic by 45.3%: Report (20:12) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With smartphones playing a key role in driving website traffic in India, the retail sector was the most visited, with an annual growth rate of 45.3 per cent in 2016, says a report.

Monsoon to hit Delhi, northwest India in 48 hours (20:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Monsoon rains are expected to lash Delhi within two days, it was announced on Wednesday.

No deferring GST launch: Jaitley (19:58) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Yet again ruling out deferring the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday appealed to the opposition parties, their MPs and states where these parties run the governments to attend the midnight launch of the new tax law in Parliament on June 30.

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