More focus to fight against black money in 2015: Jaitley

More focus to fight against black money in 2015: Jaitley

🕔09:56, 29.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 29  Calling for measures to increase the flow of funds in the market, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday also asserted that the new year would see the government tackle the scourge of black money, both domestic and

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Sushma seeks Seoul’s support for ‘Make in India’ programme

Sushma seeks Seoul’s support for ‘Make in India’ programme

🕔09:54, 29.Dec 2014

Seoul/New Delhi, Dec 29  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met South Korean Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Yoon Sang-jick and sought support for India’s flagship “Make in India” programme. Sushma Swaraj reached Seoul Sunday to take part in the

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RBI to focus on medium-term inflation: Rajan

RBI to focus on medium-term inflation: Rajan

🕔09:52, 29.Dec 2014

Udaipur (Rajasthan), Dec 29  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would focus on medium-term inflation to let the economy adjust to the changes, its Governor Raghuram Rajan said. He also observed that debt waiver schemes of central and state governments

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Centre to provide subsidy to BPL families for new LPG connections

Centre to provide subsidy to BPL families for new LPG connections

🕔09:50, 29.Dec 2014

Bhubaneswar, Dec 29  Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said his ministry would launch a new pilot project providing concession to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families seeking new gas connections in the country. The project to be launched Jan 25, 2015

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‘Ordinance will improve insurance accessibility in rural areas’

‘Ordinance will improve insurance accessibility in rural areas’

🕔09:48, 29.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 29  A day after President Pranab Mukherjee signed an ordinance to amending the Insurance Act, Finance Ministry said that this would improve insurance accessibility in rural areas in the country. According to the finance ministry, insurance penetration

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AirAsia plane goes missing with 162 people

AirAsia plane goes missing with 162 people

🕔20:10, 28.Dec 2014

Jakarta/Singapore, Dec 28  An AirAsia Airbus with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday morning amid thunderstorms while on way from Indonesia to Singapore, prompting the military to launch a major search that was called off at dusk. The aircraft took

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Russia to supply coal to Ukraine

Russia to supply coal to Ukraine

🕔15:05, 27.Dec 2014

Moscow, Dec 27  Russia has decided to supply 500,000 tonnes of coal to Ukraine every month to solve the latter’s energy problems, Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Kozak said Saturday. “If an additional corresponding agreement may be reached, we’re ready to supply

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Ban Ki-moon urges Pakistan to end executions

Ban Ki-moon urges Pakistan to end executions

🕔14:44, 27.Dec 2014

New York, Dec 27  United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Pakistan government to bring an end to the executions of convicts and restore a moratorium on the death penalty. On Dec 25, Ban spoke over the

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Janata Parivar: A group of opportunist provincials

Janata Parivar: A group of opportunist provincials

🕔12:59, 27.Dec 2014

The so-called Janata “Parivar” comprising remnants of the old Janata Dal has been severely jolted in its first trial of strength although it has not yet been formally constituted. The dismal performance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Janata

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Microsoft CEO meets Modi; keen to be partner in Digital India

Microsoft CEO meets Modi; keen to be partner in Digital India

🕔11:13, 27.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 27  Global IT giant Microsoft’s chief executive officer Satya Nadella met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. He is the third tech giant executive to meet Modi, after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Earlier in

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Reliance signs deal with Mitsui for ethane transportation

Reliance signs deal with Mitsui for ethane transportation

🕔11:12, 27.Dec 2014

Mumbai, Dec 27  Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) Friday said it has signed a long-term agreement with Japan’s biggest shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines for transportation of liquefied ethane from North America to India for an undisclosed amount. According to the

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Trade unions denounce coal privatization, FDI in insurance

Trade unions denounce coal privatization, FDI in insurance

🕔11:11, 27.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 27  Eleven national trade unions Friday denounced the government’s move to privatize the coal sector and hike the foreign direct investment (FDI) in the insurance industry. “Such a move is highly detrimental to national interest besides being

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SpiceJet submits new revival plan, scrip soars

SpiceJet submits new revival plan, scrip soars

🕔11:10, 27.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 27  Even as passengers continued to suffer due to SpiceJet’s truncated operations, the airline’s management along with new investors submitted a revival plan to the civil aviation ministry, proposing a Rs.300 crore infusion and a subsequent Rs.1,200

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Nepali businessmen want daily Kolkata-Kathmandu flights

Nepali businessmen want daily Kolkata-Kathmandu flights

🕔11:09, 27.Dec 2014

Kolkata, Dec 27  An increase in flights from Kolkata to Kathmandu will boost economic ties between India and Nepal, a top official from Nepal’s industry association said here. “There are only four flights a week between Kathmandu and Kolkata. It

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Russia creates $3.6 bn anti-crisis reserve for 2015

Russia creates $3.6 bn anti-crisis reserve for 2015

🕔11:07, 27.Dec 2014

Moscow, Dec 27 Russia has created an anti-crisis reserve fund for 2015 that will reach 190 billion rubles (around $3.6 billion), a figure that could rise even further as the year progresses, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced. He said that

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‘Cuba-US rapprochement reflects changes in Latin America’

‘Cuba-US rapprochement reflects changes in Latin America’

🕔11:06, 27.Dec 2014

Caracas, Dec 27  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the recent rapprochement between Cuba and the US is a sign of changing times in Latin America. Maduro said the Dec 17 announcement that the two countries had agreed to restore diplomatic

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Venezuelan foreign minister to become envoy to UN

Venezuelan foreign minister to become envoy to UN

🕔11:05, 27.Dec 2014

Caracas, Dec 27  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Friday that Rafael Ramirez has been relieved as foreign minister and will become Caracas’ permanent representative to the United Nations. The president made the announcement on Twitter, where he also said that

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China wants Nepal to be bridge to India

China wants Nepal to be bridge to India

🕔11:04, 27.Dec 2014

Kathmandu, Dec 27  China is happy to see a stronger relationship between India and Nepal, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Friday. Noting that it was beneficial for Nepal to have a strong relationship with India, Wang said

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Thailand marks 10th anniversary of Indian Ocean tsunami

Thailand marks 10th anniversary of Indian Ocean tsunami

🕔11:01, 27.Dec 2014

Bangkok, Dec 27 The Thai government hosted a remembrance ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami which caused heavy casualties. The ceremony, “Ten Years on: Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami”, was held in the resort town

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Saudi Arabia limits family visit visa to six months

Saudi Arabia limits family visit visa to six months

🕔10:59, 27.Dec 2014

Riyadh, Dec 27  The passport department of Saudi Arabia has announced a new regulation that limits the family visitor visas to six months, an official spokesperson said. The period would start once a visitor arrives in the country and registers

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