President greets Ethiopia on its National Day

Friday, 27 May 2016 17:16
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of Ethiopia on their National Day on May 28.In a message to Ethiopia's President Mulatu Teshome, Mukherjee said: "It gives me great pleasure…

Ram Mandir not an issue in UP polls: Rajnath

Friday, 27 May 2016 17:15
New Delhi: The BJP will not contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections next year on the Ram Mandir plank as it is not a political but a cultural issue, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday."The Ram Mandir issue…

Income tax department eases rules for FIs on FATCA, CRS

Friday, 27 May 2016 17:15
New Delhi: The government has eased implementation of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Common Reporting Standard (CRS) rules for financial institutions (FIs) after consultations with them, an official statement said on Friday.To ease rules for the FIs obtain…

Do not drag RBI governor into unnecessary controversies: India Inc

Friday, 27 May 2016 14:44
New Delhi: The RBI governor should not be dragged into unnecessary controversies, a top industry organisation said here on Friday, stressing that the central bank has played a pivotal role in bringing about macroeconomic stability for India.The Reserve Bank of…

Have sought report on Rafale negotiations: Parrikar

Friday, 27 May 2016 14:42
New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has sought a report from the committee negotiating the price for the Rafale fighter jets as India looks at concluding the deal in a couple of months.In an interview to IANS, the minister also…

Narendra Modi has given decisive, corruption-free government: Amit Shah

Friday, 27 May 2016 14:35
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given "a decisive and corruption-free government to the nation", Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah said on Friday, stressing the achievements of the NDA government on its completing two years in office.“After 10…

Modi, Sonia pay homage to Nehru on 52nd death anniversary

Friday, 27 May 2016 14:35
New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi on Friday paid tributes to the nation's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, on his 52nd death anniversary."Remembering Jawaharlal Nehru on his…

Supreme Court refuses to stay NEET ordinance

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:59
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the NEET ordinance, saying that its validity on the ground it violated Article 14 of the constitution could be challenged when the court opened after the summer break.An apex court…

Nigerian girl thrashed in Hyderabad, MEA seeks report

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:56
New Delhi: Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has sought a report from the state government over the incident of a Nigerian girl being thrashed in Hyderabad."On reports of a Nigerian student injured in Hyderabad: EAM @SushmaSwaraj has urgently sought…

Congolese's murder: Move on for daily hearing of case

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:04
New Delhi: The government is trying to ensure that the case of the Congolese man who was murdered in the national capital is heard on a daily basis for a fast conclusion, Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh…