Budget to give clearer picture on eco reforms: PM

NEW Delhi, February 16 (PTI): Under attack for high food prices and slow reforms, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the UPA has not given up its economic agenda and promised clear measures in the upcoming Budget. Exuding confidence that inflation rate should be “no more than 7 per cent” by March-end from 8.23 per […]

Financial inclusion initiative to bring rural masses under banking system by SBI

Dimapur, February 16 (MExN): With a view to engaging Village Development Boards (VDBs) as Business Correspondent (BC), a meeting with selected 25 VDB Secretaries of various villages covering all districts of Nagaland was organized by State Bank of India, Regional Business Office, Dimapur at its Conference Hall today. The meeting was chaired by Deputy General […]

Never felt like resigning, I have a job to do: PM

New Delhi, February 16 (PTI):  Admitting that “some compromises” have to be made in managing a coalition, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday declared that his government will bring the wrongdoers in scams to book but ruled out quitting from his post. He asserted that his government was not lame duck nor was he a […]

India-US Strategic Dialogue on April 6

Washington, February 16 (Agencies): India and the US would hold the second round of their Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi on April 6 during which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would lead the American side, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has announced here. “This time the meeting would take place in New Delhi on April 6. […]

‘Progress in talks if Pak addresses 26/11 concern’

New Delhi, February 16 (PTI): As it prepares to resume dialogue with Pakistan, India on Wednesday said any “meaningful progress” in the process can take place only if Islamabad takes concrete steps to address New Delhi’s concerns on 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. “Any meaningful progress can be made only when Pakistan takes concrete steps […]

Boy dies trying to save sister from molesters

Kolkata, february 16 (Agencies):  Kolkata Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today visited the family of Rajib Das in Barasat, who died on Tuesday after being  stabbed by a group of miscreants when he tried to stop them from molesting his sister. The incident took place late on Monday at Barasat, about 15 km from the Kolkata […]

Govt has 90 ways to tap your phone

Mumbai, February 16 (Agencies): Irrespective of the Supreme Court saying that eavesdropping violates right to life and privacy,he government has bought 90 systems so far enabling intelligence agents to track, hear and record cellphone conversations at will without even approaching the telecom companies, sources said. The National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) is one of the […]

Pranab meets Sushma and Jaitley in a bid to break JPC logjam

New Delhi, February 16 (Agencies): After the clearest signal from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on JPC formation to probe 2G spectrum scam, government on Wednesday made a fresh bid to end deadlock in Parliament as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee met BJP leaders who insisted that JPC should be announced on February 22 to enable the […]

SC takes just 90 minutes to decide Surender’s fate

New Delhi, February 15 (pti): The Supreme Court on Tuesday took just 90 minutes to seal the fate of Surinder Koli by confirming his death sentence in a case of Nithari serial rape-cum-killing episode, which perhaps may be the fastest decision by it in a capital punishment hearing. The final hearing saw a Bench comprising […]

Advani calls PM ‘weak’, Cong hits back

New Delhi, February 15 (Agencies): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress are involved in a war of words over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and various cases of corruption. The first salvo was fired by senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday when he Singh on the various scams and corruption cases that have hit […]

Opposition Cong keeps rotten dal plates on Orissa Speaker’s podium

Bhubaneswar, February 15 (PTI): As the Opposition continued the uproar and raised slogans, Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat adjourned the House twice. When the House met for the day, pandemonium broke out with the Chair refusing to accept the Opposition’s demand to suspend the Question Hour. Leader of the Opposition Bhupinder Singh demanded action against those […]

India becoming surrogate pregnancy hub

NEW DELHI, february 15 (Agencies): Surrogate pregnancy, an assisted reproductive technique (ART) in which a woman carries in her womb the baby of another woman, has seen a spurt in India. Due to the healthier lifestyles of to-be mothers and lower costs compared to the West, the country could become a global hub in the […]