India

  • EGoM to finalise food security bill on April 25
    New Delhi, April 10 (PTI): The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) is likely to finalise the much-awaited draft of the food security bill at its meeting on April 25, even as the issue related to the number of p
  • Anna to tour India, thanks youth for support
    Indian activist Anna Hazare, 73, displays to his supporters a government notification after breaking his hunger strike in New Delhi, April 9. (AP Photo) NEW Delhi, April 9 (Agencies): Social acivist Anna H
  • ‘Separatists, terrorists involved in HR abuses in India’
    Kashmiri boys play cricket at a closed market area during a strike in Srinagar, April 9. Shops and schools in Indian-controlled Kashmir are closed to protest the blast that killed a moderate Muslim religious le
  • Fujifilm launches 12 digital cameras in India
    NEW Delhi, April 9 (Agencies): Fujifilm has launched 12 new digital camera models in India. The company has introduced the following cameras: AV200 and AX300 (A series), JV200, JX300 (J series), FinePix X100, T
  • Pranab says corruption is hurting inclusive growth
    New Delhi, April 9 (Agencies): Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday admitted that corruption is hurting inclusive growth in India and the benefits of the economic growth are not reaching a large section
  • ‘No tainted ministers in joint committee’
    Supporters of social activist Anna Hazare participate in a protest against corruption, in the backdrop of a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, in Hyderabad,  April 8. The 73-year-old Hazare, an Indian activist ha
  • Government plans to curb overuse of antibiotics
    NEW Delhi, April 8 (Agencies): The government is getting serious about curbing irrational use of antibiotics. The Union health ministry has formalised a National Policy for Containment of Antibiotic Resistance
  • India to get Swiss bank info for cases dating from Jan 2011
    NEW Delhi, April 8 (PTI): India can get information on secret bank accounts from Swiss authorities for cases dating from January 2011, once the revised taxation treaty between the two countries is ratified by t
  • Cairn extends deadline for completion of Vedanta to May 20
    New Delhi, April 7 (PTI):  A day after the Government referred its $9.6 billion deal to a panel of ministers, UK’s Cairn Energy Plc today said it has extended the deadline for completion of the sale
  • India keeping strict watch on China’s activities
    New, Delhi, April 7 (Agencies): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna today assured the principal Opposition BJP that India is keeping a strict watch on Chinese presence in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and i
  • Nation supports Hazare crusade
    A man salutes the Indian flag during a protest against corruption in Mumbai, India, Thursday, April 7, 2011. Indian activist Anna Hazare has been fasting for a third day Thursday to push for parliament to creat
  • Mayawati government involved in Rs 2.54 lakh crore scam: BJP
    LUCKNOW, April 7 (PTI): BJP on Thursday alleged that the Mayawati-led government in Uttar Pradesh was involved in scams to the tune of Rs 2.54 lakh crore and said the party would soon submit a report on it alon
  • PM Manmohand approves guidelines for appointing new CVC, process begins
    New Delhi, April 7 (Agencies): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved the new guidelines for appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), following which the government today set the ball rolling fo
  • Pak frees Indian national held for 27 years
    Indian national Gopal Dass stands on an immigration desk at Pakistani border post Wagha along the Indian border following on his way to his country on April 7. Das was set free after 27 years following an appea
  • Superbugs found in Delhi drinking water
    London, April 7 (Reuters): A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cookin
  • India set to harvest record grains, may allow exports
    New Delhi, April 6 (Reuters): India’s record grains output in 2011 may prompt the government to allow wheat exports, Farm Minister Sharad Pawar said on Wednesday, boosting the prospect of overseas sales o
  • Govt to review concessions for developing airports: Zaidi
    New Delhi, April 6 (PTI):  In the face of new challenges posed in aviation security and safety, the government will soon take a “fresh look” at the concession agreements signed with private par
  • LG introduces dual core processor smartphone
    New Delhi, April 6 (Agencies): Eyeing fast-growing smartphone market in India, LG on Tuesday said it plans to launch a range of phones in this particular segment this year. The company also announced the introd
  • Govt open to suggestions on Lokpal: Moily
    New Delhi, April 6 (Agencies): The government has said it is open to any suggestion on Anna Hazare’s proposed anti-corruption legislation and had not turned down the social activist’s demand for a j
  • Chhattisgarh Govt opposes Binayak’s bail
    New Delhi, April 6 (PTI): Chhattisgarh government on Wednesday opposed the petition of rights activist Binayak Sen in the Supreme Court seeking bail and stay on his life term for his links with Maoists saying h