India's recent policy changes could accelerate growth: Moody's

K R Srivats

India's recent economic, financial and fiscal measures will -- if successfully implemented -- su... »

2G money laundering: Court frames charges against A Raja, Kanimozhi, others


The special court here today framed charges against former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanim... »

India's universal healthcare rollout to cost $26 bn

Under the National Health Assurance Mission, the government would provide all citizens with free drugs and diagnostic treatment, as well as insurance cover to treat serious ailments.


India's universal health plan that aims to offer guaranteed benefits to a sixth of the world's p... »

Coalgate: Court grants bail to ex-coal secretary, 2 govt officials


Former coal secretary and four others, including two serving government officials, were today gr... »

Arvind Mayaram shunted again, now he will be Minority Affairs Secretary

Arvind Mayaram

Shishir Sinha

A day before being relieved from his current post, the Finance & Economic Affairs Secretary... »

Japan offers assistance in transport

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Japan has offered to assist India in developing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in urban areas, a statement from the Ministry of Urban Development said on Thursday. “Japan’s Ministry of Land,... »

Govt cuts non-Plan expenditure by 10%, bans creation of new posts

Shishir Sinha

Govt officials barred from first class air travel »

India moves up 8 places on Global Hunger Index

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One-third of India’s women and children under the age of five are underweight and face micronutrient deficiencies. The country, however, is making progress against hunger, as India moved u... »

Cabinet relaxes norms for FDI in construction

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The Cabinet has relaxed norms for foreign direct investment (FDI) in construction development to make the sector more attractive for overseas investors. The minimum built-up area... »

Ganga clean-up: Apex court asks green tribunal to act against polluting units


The Supreme Court today asked the National Green Tribunal to take action against industrial units polluting Ganga including snapping water and power connections to them while slamming Centre and S... »

India ranks 142 in ease of doing business: World Bank


While India’s rank for ‘ease of doing business’ has worsened to 142nd position globally, it fares much better in terms of protection of minority investors and credit availability at 7th and 36th p... »

Unearthing capital flight can add $30 bn to forex reserves, says report


The unearthing of the capital flight of “black” money that Indians have allegedly stashed away in Swiss banks could add $30 billion to the country’s forex reserves, says a Bank of America Merrill... »

Black money: Centre gives apex court list of 627 account holders

J Venkatesan

The Centre on Wednesday submitted a sealed cover to the Supreme Court containing a list of 627 Indians holding black money in bank accounts abroad along with a status report on the investigation c... »

Oil India seeks more hydrocarbon concessions globally


India’s second largest public sector company Oil India Ltd (OIL) is seeking more hydrocarbon concessions across the globe, including Brazil and Mexico.“We are aggressively looking for a lot... »

Coming, revamped Kisan Vikas Patra, new savings scheme for girl child

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Two more small saving instruments — the revamped Kisan Vikas Patra and a scheme for the girl child — will be launched soon.Under the schemes, the Government will guarantee the princi... »

Want to protect nobody: Jaitley

Club of Rome meet to address food security 

Engineering exports up 20% in Sept

Govt unveils e-tool for kin of deceased abroad

Centre names 3 black money account holders in affidavit to apex court

India likely to inch up in the ‘doing business’ index

Timblo’s mining operations and a Karachi power of attorney

Coal block de-allocation: Power Ministry eyes the fuel supply agreement route

Austerity drive cuts out first-class air travel, 5-star hotel meetings for babus

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With the Centre’s tax mop-up falling short of the target, the Finance Ministry has come out with fresh set of austerity measures, including a 10 per cent cut in non-Plan expenditure and a b... »

McKinsey identifies 49 metropolitan clusters that could be growth hotspots

K. R. Srivats

For companies looking to target high potential markets of tomorrow, global consulting major McKinsey & Company has identified 49 'metropolitan clusters' that could be growth hotspots in I... »

Jaitley tells auditors to question all questionable decisions…

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Comptroller & Auditor General Shashi Kant Sharma at a conference in New Delhi. RAMESH SHARMA

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Taking cue from the previous UPA regime, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday advised Government auditors not to create an environment of ‘finger-pointing’ and urged them not to ‘... »

Cabinet approves signing oil & gas co-operation pact with Mozambique

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The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod for the signing of a memorandum of understanding between India and Mozambique for cooperation in the field of hydrocarbons for a period of five years... »

​Govt to set up 15 tech centres to scale up SME clusters

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The Government is setting up 15 new technology centres to scale up competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through clusters. Announcing this at CII’s 7th National Cluster S... »

Public comments invited on amendment Bill on registration of property 

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The Departmentally Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development has invited views/suggestions on The Registration (Amendment) Bill, 2013.   The Bill seeks t... »

India invites investment from Saudi Aramco

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India has invited Saudi Arabian oil and gas companies, including Saudi Aramco, to participate and invest in crude oil storage facilities and downstream industries in the country. This wa... »

All foreign bank accounts will be assessed by March 2015: Attorney General

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi coming out of Supreme Court after handing over two sealed envelopes containing names of the 627 Indians, who are holding accounts in foreign banks, to the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: V. Sudershan


With the Centre submitting a list of 627 account holders in foreign banks to the Supreme Court in the black money case, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi today said that the deadline for investigatio... »

Vietnam offers two more offshore oil blocks to India

Boost for ties Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung at a meeting in New Delhi. RAJEEV BHATT

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India has been offered two additional offshore oil exploration blocks in Vietnam. In addition, Vietnam has agreed to extend by another two years the opportunity for Indian oil companies to... »

India ‘overdoing’ safeguard action: US, European Union

Amiti Sen

India has initiated the largest number of safeguard actions this year to protect its industry against a surge in imports of products such as iron, filament yarn and non-steel items.T... »

Black money: After rap, Govt to come clean to court today

Govt sets up panel to assess compensation for already running coal mines

India, Vietnam to enhance economic cooperation

Govt set to launch revamped Kisan Vikas Patra

Black-gold rush? Not really

Centre looks to invite bids for coal block auctions by December 15

No change in Centre’s stand, says Jaitley


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