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Domestic reforms will neutralise any adverse impact of global slowdown: Arun Jaitley

Domestic reforms will neutralise any adverse impact of global slowdown: Arun Jaitley

MUMBAI(PTI): Promising continued policy push to boost economic activities and investment flows, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Thursday, said domestic reforms will “neutralise” any adverse impact of the global slowdown. Addressing the BRICS investment seminar here ahead of the five-nation Summit beginning in Goa, on Friday, he said the government has put Foreign Direct Investment […]

CBI registers three probe cases in Jat reservation agitation

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CBI registers three probe cases in Jat reservation agitation

NEW DELHI(PTI): CBI on Thursday registered three cases to probe incidents of violence and arson during the Jat quota agitation in Rohtak in February, including the burning of residence of Haryana Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu. CBI spokesperson said the agency took over investigation in these cases on the request of Haryana government and further orders […]

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Ahead of BRICS Summit, PM Modi, President Jinping to hold bilateral meet on Oct 15

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Ahead of BRICS Summit, PM Modi, President Jinping to hold bilateral meet on Oct 15

NEW DELHI(ANI): rime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on October 15 ahead of the BRICS Summit on in Goa. China on Monday said it was “ready” for talks with India on the latter’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). However, it has defended its stand on extending […]

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US rules out treaty alliance with India, says that era is over

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US rules out treaty alliance with India, says that era is over

WASHINGTON DC(PTI): The US has ruled out any kind of treaty alliance with India, saying the 21st century is not an era of alliances and a mutual agreeable concept of major defence partner is a very apt description for India. “21st century is not an era of alliances. It is an era of identifying interest, […]

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Maratha quota: HC gives govt last chance to file affidavit

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Maratha quota: HC gives govt last chance to file affidavit

MUMBAI(PTI): The Bombay High Court on Thursday voiced dissatisfaction over the Maharashtra government’s delay in filing affidavit and other submissions in a matter pertaining to reservation in government jobs and educational institutions in the state for the Maratha community. A division bench of Justices Anoop Mohta and G S Kulkarni had last month directed the […]

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Uniform Civil Code: Congress says ‘difficult to implement’, BJP calls it ‘progressive move’

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Uniform Civil Code: Congress says ‘difficult to implement’, BJP calls it ‘progressive move’

NEW DELHI(PTI): In the face of strong opposition to Uniform Civil Code by Muslim outfits, Congress on Thursday said its implementation would be impossible while BJP asserted that the move is aimed at moving towards a progressive society. Other opposition parties like JD(U) accused the BJP-led central government of trying to polarise the people ahead […]

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Tata Consultancy Services’ Q2 net profit rises by 8.4% to Rs 6,586 cr

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Tata Consultancy Services’ Q2 net profit rises by 8.4% to Rs 6,586 cr

MUMBAI(PTI): Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), on Thursday, reported an 8.4 % rise in consolidated net profit to Rs 6,586 crore for the second quarter ended September 30 and said uncertainties in environment had resulted in holdbacks in discretionary spend by customers. The country’s largest software services firm had posted a net profit of about Rs […]

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Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at 88

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Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at 88

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has died after 70 years on the throne, the palace says. The king, 88, was widely revered in Thailand. He was seen as a stabilising figure in a country hit by cycles of political turmoil and multiple coups. He had been in poor health in recent years […]

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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize

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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize

NEW YORK CITY: The 75-year-old rock legend received the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. The balladeer, artist and occasional actor is the first songwriter to win the prestigious award. The performer – who took his stage name from the poet Dylan Thomas – is the first American […]

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Jain girl death row: Religion can’t be a licence to deny right to life

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Jain girl death row: Religion can’t be a licence to deny right to life

Satya Prakash,New Delhi: Jain religious leaders’ attempt to justify the death of a 13-year-old girl after a 68-day fast has again shone the spotlight on the dangers of overemphasising the right to religion — often misused to defend practices prohibited by law. “Don’t interfere with our religion ,” Jain religious leaders said on Monday after […]

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