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Modi denounces communalism, says his govt stands for all

Modi denounces communalism, says his govt stands for all

EW DELHI: Breaking his silence in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today denounced communalism and asserted that his government stood for unity wherein all religions prosper within the framework of… Read more »

Mufti to head 25-member cabinet; PM to attend his swearing-in

Mufti to head 25-member cabinet; PM to attend swearing-in

NEW DELHI: PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will head a 25-member cabinet, half of it from BJP, in Jammu and Kashmir and the swearing-in ceremony on Sunday in Jammu will… Read more »

'Time for ''Big Bang'' reforms to accelerate growth'

‘Time for ‘Big Bang’ reforms to accelerate growth’

NEW DELHI: Pitching for ‘Big Bang’ reforms, the pre-budget Economic Survey today called for improving business environment by making regulation and taxes less onerous to help push growth to 8.1-8.5… Read more »

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Cumulative impact of new reforms could be substantial: Survey

NEW DELHI: Cumulative impact of new reform measures, such as deregulation of diesel prices, coal ordinance and raising FDI limits, taken by the Narendra Modi-led government could be substantial, says the Economic Survey…. Read more »

'Ensure women's place in economy; change patriarchal mindset'

‘Ensure women’s place in economy; change patriarchal mindset’

NEW DELHI: Highlighting the need to ensure place for women in India’s socio-economic set up, the Economic Survey today said the government has to play a pro-active role to change… Read more »

Eco Survey projects sub 1 pc CAD for next fiscal

Eco Survey projects sub 1 pc CAD for next fiscal

NEW DELHI: The Current Account Deficit (CAD) is expected to fall below 1 per cent in the next fiscal on the back of easing of global commodity prices including petroleum… Read more »

No Chinese incursion into India's territory Govt

No Chinese incursion into India’s territory: Govt

NEW DELHI: Transgressions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China do occur but no Chinese incursion into the country’s territory has taken place, the government said today…. Read more »

Collegium system to continue till NJAC put in place

Collegium system to continue till NJAC put in place

NEW DELHI: The two-decade old Collegium system for appointing judges to the Supreme Court and High Courts will continue until the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) is put in place,… Read more »

Govt rules out pvtisation of Rlys and retrenchment

Govt rules out privatization of Railways and retrenchment

NEW DELHI: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today ruled out privatization of Railways and retrenchment of the workforce, saying the public transporter was committed to protect the interests of the employees… Read more »

De Villiers' sensational batting sinks West Indies

De Villiers’ sensational batting sinks West Indies

SYDNEY: Skipper A B de Villiers hammered the fastest 150 in ODI history as he led South Africa to a record-equaling 257-run win over the West Indies in a Pool… Read more »

Sreesanth survived murder bid in Tihar jail, says b'-in-law

‘Sreesanth survived murder bid in Tihar jail’

KOCHI: In a sensational claim, noted Malayalam singer Madhu Balakrishnan today said his brother-in-law and cricketer S Sreesanth survived a murder attempt in Tihar jail where he was lodged in… Read more »

Keeping calm under pressure is key to success Dhawan

Keeping calm under pressure is key to success: Dhawan

PERTH: Attributing his brilliant World Cup form to a calm mind and hard work, Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan today said he managed to come out of a lean patch by… Read more »

No hike in Railway passenger fare, no new train services

No hike in Railway passenger fare, no new train services

NEW DELHI: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday spared passengers from any hike in fares but made changes in freight rates to rake in more money while ruling out privatization…. Read more »

Rail Budget futuristic and passenger centric Modi

Rail Budget futuristic and passenger centric: Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday termed the Rail Budget as “futuristic” and “passenger centric” and said it lays out a clear roadmap to make the national transporter… Read more »

Essential item prices could go up due to rise in rail freight

Essential item prices could go up due to rise in rail freight

NEW DELHI: Prices of food grain, pulses, cement, coal and steel are likely to go up following the proposal to hike rail freight by up to 10 per cent for various… Read more »

‘Rly budget lacks vision, road map to execute ideas

‘Rly budget lacks vision, road map to execute ideas

NEW DELHI: Opposition political parties in India on Thursday attacked the first full-fledged Railway budget of the BJP-led NDA government saying it lacked vision and road map to execute the “nice… Read more »

Smooth ride for Suresh Prabhu and his maiden Rail Budget

Smooth ride for Suresh Prabhu and his maiden Rail Budget

NEW DELHI: Suresh Prabhu’s maiden Railway Budget presentation, peppered with personal references and quotes, turned out to be a smooth affair even as possibly for the first time, no new trains… Read more »

Railway to use long term debt for development projects Prabhu

Railway to use long term debt for development projects: Prabhu

NEW DELHI: Ruling out privatization, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said Railways will now depend largely on long-term borrowings rather than changes in passenger fares or using tax payers’… Read more »

India bans ISIS under UAPA

India bans ISIS under UAPA

NEW DELHI: Dreaded terror group ISIS and all its affiliate organizations, responsible for series of savage attacks and killings in Iraq and Syria, have been banned in India under the… Read more »

Land OrdnGovt considering representations from stakeholders

Land Ordinance: Govt considering representations from stakeholders

NEW DELHI: Under fire from the Opposition on the Land ordinance, Indian government on Thursday said it is considering a number of representations from stakeholders expressing concerns on the interests… Read more »