Cabinet clears Rs 45,000 cr loan to FCI from Small Savings Fund

New Delhi, January 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a loan of Rs 45,000 crore to the FCI out of the National Small Savings Fund, as well as exempted most states and UTs from the mandatory investment norms for funds collected under the NSSF scheme.   “The Union Cabinet has given its approval […]

World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row

World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row

OSLO, January 18 (Reuters) – World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday.   The data, supported by findings from […]

Rs 9.2 lakh crore new notes in system: Patel tells MPs’ panel

Rs 9.2 lakh crore new notes in system: Patel tells MPs’ panel

New Delhi, January 18 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel on Wednesday told a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance that Rs 9.2 lakh crore of new currency notes have been put in circulation since the high-value currency notes were demonetised on November 8.   “When asked how much had been remonetised, he (Patel) […]

Congress demands RBI Governor’s resignation, gheraos RBI offices

New Delhi, January 18 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday held nation-wide protests against “poor implementation” of demonetisation and gheraoed RBI offices in different state capitals demanding restoration of the apex bank’s autonomy and resignation of RBI Governor Urjit Patel.   In Mumbai, several Congress leaders were detained from outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, where they were […]

India asks China to respect its territorial sovereignty

New Delhi, January 18 (IANS) India on Wednesday said that China, which is “very sensitive” about its territorial sovereignty, had failed to show similar respect for New Delhi’s concerns.   New Delhi also sought to allay Beijing’s apprehension about India’s rise.   “China is very sensitive on matters concerning its sovereignty. We expect they respect […]

NIA visits Bihar to probe Kanpur train derailment

New Delhi, January 18 (IANS) An NIA team reached Bihar’s Motihari district on Wednesday to investigate the alleged role of Pakistan’s ISI behind the Indore-Patna Express train derailment near Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur that claimed over 100 lives.   On Tuesday, Bihar Police arrested three people — identified as Moti Paswan, Umashankar Prasad and Mukesh Yadav […]

PM Modi urges Chinese restraint as Trump handover nears

PM Modi urges Chinese restraint as Trump handover nears

NEW DELHI, January 17 (Reuters) – Growing military ambitions in the Asia-Pacific are creating security risks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday in a coded message to China to exercise strategic restraint.   Although couched in diplomatic language and not mentioning China by name, Modi’s remarks in a keynote foreign policy speech aligned New […]

Over 4.8 bn data records exposed since 2013

New Delhi, January 17 (IANS): More than 4.8 billion data records have been exposed since 2013 with identity theft being the leading type of data breach, accounting for 64 per cent of all data breaches, digital security giant Gemalto said on Tuesday. According to Gemalto’s ‘2016 Data Breaches and Customer Loyalty’ report, consumers put responsibility […]

ISI hand seen behind Indore-Patna Express train derailment

Patna, January 17 (IANS) Pakistan’s ISI may be behind the derailment of the Indore-Patna Express train near Kanpur that claimed 140 lives and the failed attempt last year to blow up goods and passenger trains near Ghorasahan station in Bihar, police said on Tuesday.   East Champaran Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana said Moti Paswan, […]