Diwali 2020: Only green crackers to be sold in Uttarakhand’s six major cities

The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) directions amid COVID-19 and surge in levels of air pollution, the Uttarakhand Government has permitted the sale of only green crackers in six cities and restricted bursting of crackers for 2 hours on Diwali, Gurpurab and Chhath. These cities include Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Haldwani Rudrapur and […]

Govt approves $20 billion incentive to boost manufacturing: FM Sitharaman

India approved an incentive program worth 1.46 trillion rupees ($20 billion) to attract companies to set up manufacturing in the South Asian nation, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said. The government will offer production-linked incentives to 10 sectors including automobile, solar panel and specialty-steel makers over a five-year period, she said […]

Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla to visit Nepal

Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla is set to visit Nepal this month to take forward bilateral ties that were rocked by a border row earlier this year, people familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity on Wednesday. Shringla’s visit will come close on the heels of a two-day trip to […]