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Presented deficit free budget to make Tripura self-reliant: CM (1 minute ago)
Agartala, June 19 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that the "deficit free budget" presented on Tuesday, his government's first, was intended to make the state "self-reliant".

RBI enhances housing loan limits under priority sector lending (22:50) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday enhanced the housing loan limits under priority sector lending (PSL) to Rs 35 lakh in metropolitan centres under the affordable housing scheme.

Infosys sustains its eco-friendly mission (22:18) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Global software major Infosys has reduced its electricity consumption per head by 53 per cent over the last decade, the company said in its 11th Annual Sustainability Report on Tuesday.

UP to set up special development council for Kashi Vishwanath temple (22:18) IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to boost religious tourism in the state, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal of setting up a Special Council for beautification and expansion of the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, officials said.

Nadda releases India's health profile, launches institutional profiling project (22:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday released the National Health Profile (NHP) 2018, a major aid to policy makers, and launched the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR) project, which does the institutional profiling of the country.

Truckers' strike enters second day, northeast comes to 'standstill' (22:06) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) As the indefinite nationwide truckers' strike entered its second day, lorry owners and operators on Tuesday said over 50 lakh vehicles remained off the road involving a loss of more than Rs 1,000 crore and the north-eastern region came to "standstill" as a consequence.

Bids for Madhya Pradesh 26 MWp rooftop solar project by July (21:52)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Bids for 26 MWp (mega watt peak) rooftop solar programme being implemented by Madhya Pradesh are to be submitted in July, the state government said on Tuesday.

Infosys opens digital centre in Marseille (21:48) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Global software major Infosys said on Tuesday it has opened a digital centre of excellence at Marseille to provide expertise to its clients in the region, and hire and train local talent.

There should be no distinction between 'good' or 'bad' terrorism: Kovind tells EU (21:30) IANS Photo Service
Athens, June 19 (IANS) Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday urged the European Union (EU) nations to not make distinction between "good" and "bad" terrorism and called for their partnership in battling terror taking root in the region between then.

Holiday season, sales push India's May air passenger traffic higher (Roundup) (21:14)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Despite a hike in air fares, India's domestic air passenger traffic rose by 16.53 per cent in May on the back of the holiday season and sale offers.

Digital services' failures widespread in India: Report (21:14)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) While almost all business decision makers in India agree that optimising digital performance is essential for the growth of their businesses, about two-thirds of them face critical digital services and applications failures at least a few times a month, a new global report revealed on Tuesday.

Punjab forest officer critically injured by sand mafia (21:12)
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) A forest officer in Punjab was left critically injured on Tuesday after he and other officials were attacked by people from the state's illegal sand mafia.

Bengal announces additional 18% DA for its employees (21:10) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced an additional 18 per cent dearness allowance (DA) to state government employees from January 2019.

Karnataka should have say in Cauvery water release: CM (21:08) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Karnataka should have a say implementing the decisions of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA), especially on releasing water when it is low in its reservoirs across the river basin, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Tuesday.

Noida to be affordable commercial hub: Report (20:54)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Noida would turn into an affordable commercial hub in the coming years while Gurugram would continue to be the largest office market in the National Capital Region (NCR), a Colliers Research report said here on Tuesday.

Heat wave grips Bihar, school summer vacations extended further (20:46)
June 19 (IANS) With a heat wave sweeping Bihar, the primary sections of all public and private schools in the state capital have been ordered closed till June 23, an official said on Tuesday.

Iran to oppose Saudi proposal to increase OPEC crude output (20:46)
Tehran, June 19 (IANS) Iran will not accept Saudi Arabia's proposal to increase crude output of Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Iran's representative to the grouping said on Tuesday.

Public money 100% safe in state-run banks: Goyal (20:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Public money is "hundred per cent safe" in state-run banks,Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday, allaying apprehensions in the wake of recent major scams unearthed in public sector banks (PSBs).

AirAsia India denies wrongdoing; will continue to cooperate with regulatory agencies (20:40) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier AirAsia India (AAIL) on Tuesday refuted allegations against it in connection with an alleged bribery case to get FDI rules tweaked.

Six more die in Assam floods, over 5.5 lakh still marooned (20:40) IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) With six more deaths reported from Cachar and Karimganj districts on Tuesday, the death toll in the first wave of floods in Assam has reached 17 as 5,64,074 people continued to be affected by the deluge in five districts on Tuesday.

Projects stuck due to non-cooperation of AAP government: Harsh Vardhan (20:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that projects in his parliamentary constituency Chandni Chowk, including the Shahjahanabad redevelopment plan, are stuck due to non-cooperation of Delhi's AAP government.

Indo-French ties driven by Modi-Macron chemistry: Sushma Swaraj (Roundup) (20:28)
By Ranvir Nayar IANS Photo Service
Paris, June 19 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has credited the special chemistry between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron for the new dynamism in the Indo-French relationship.

Haryana gives star ranking to villages (20:08) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Haryana has become the first state in the country to give star ranking to village on the basis of seven social parameters, a minister said on Tuesday.

Oli arrives in China on five-day visit (Lead) (20:08)
By Gaurav Sharma IANS Photo Service
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli arrived in Beijing on on Tuesday on a five-day visit where he is expected to sign a slew of deals including a railway project linking Tibet to Kathmandu.

Nasscom launches programme to support women techies (19:52) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) In an effort to increase the number of women in senior levels in the Information Technology (IT) industry, Nasscom on Tuesday unveiled its 'Women Wizards Rule Tech' programme for women techies, the Indian IT industry's apex body said.

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