Peak power deficit during April-June, 2018-19 was 0.7% while overall electricity deficit stood at 0.6 per cent during the quarter, Parliament was informed.
The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan reached a record in the first half of the year, despite last month’s ceasefire, with a surge in suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State, the United Nations said.
Ruling out a single rate GST, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian today pitched for a three rate structure going forward as revenues stabilise.
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel today questioned the government's intention behind diluting the educational and professional qualifications for the post of chief economic advisor, wondering if it has any "ulterior motive."
The Tamil Nadu government is expected to sign a memorandum of understanding with tyre manufacturer CEAT Ltd, with the state cabinet giving its nod for a proposal to set up a tyre manufacturing unit near here at an outlay of about Rs 4,000 crore.
Taliban militants killed at least 16 Afghan police and two civilians in western Badghis province after their three-day ceasefire for the Eid ended at the weekend.
Terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir had continued with their activities during Ramzan, necessitating suspension of the ceasefire by the Centre, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said.
Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said.
A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghan appears to be over, with the latter saying its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night.
The blast took place at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar