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GDP growth gets hit, so Arun Jaitley pushes pedal; Modi to meet key ministers soon

GDP growth gets hit, so Arun Jaitley pushes pedal; Modi to meet key ministers soon

NEW DELHI: With concerns being raised over the India growth story hitting a roadblock, visible in the recent fall in GDP growth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is learnt to have sought a clear roadmap to ensure revival of growth. According to sources, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked the Finance Ministry to hold consultations […]

More than 40 million people trapped in slavery: New global estimate

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More than 40 million people trapped in slavery: New global estimate

LONDON: More than 40 million people were trapped as slaves last year in forced labor and forced marriages, according to the first joint effort by key anti-slavery groups to estimate the number of victims worldwide of the international crime. The International Labour Organization (ILO), human rights group Walk Free Foundation, and International Organization for Migration […]

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Focus on Education, Don’t Squabble Over Meat Eating, Says Nobel Laureate ‘Venky’

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Focus on Education, Don’t Squabble Over Meat Eating, Says Nobel Laureate ‘Venky’

New Delhi: Nobel laureate in chemistry Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has said that Indian should spend more time thinking about education, particularly in science and technology, and not be caught up in “all this sectarian squabble about who eats what kind of meat”. Speaking at the headquarters of the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology in […]

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India bids goodbye to Marshal Arjan Singh with 17-gun salute, fly past

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India bids goodbye to Marshal Arjan Singh with 17-gun salute, fly past

NEW DELHI: The final journey of the Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh began Monday with the mortal remains being taken on a gun carriage to the Brar Square here for conducting last rites with state honours Indian on Monday bid a farewell to the Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh […]

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The BRICS declaration on terrorism is only an eyewash

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The BRICS declaration on terrorism is only an eyewash

NEW DELHI,HARSH V PANT : The BRICS declaration of 2017 issued at Xiamen, China, has generated significant euphoria in India. The 43-page declaration, adopted by the five member states, took a strong stance against terrorism for the first time since its inception, expressing “concern” over the security situation in the region and the violence caused by […]

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On Rs 26.7/litre, you pay tax of Rs 44, here’s how: Daily revision of petrol price explained

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On Rs 26.7/litre, you pay tax of Rs 44, here’s how: Daily revision of petrol price explained

NEW DELHI,NIHARIKA SHARMA: The highest fuel prices in three years have triggered a nationwide debate whether the decision of daily revision of prices is in the favour of consumers or not. However, with Tuesday’s price where in Delhi, the petrol was at Rs 70.38 per litre and in Mumbai , where it went up to […]

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India favours discussion in UNGA on ending worst forms of violence

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India favours discussion in UNGA on ending worst forms of violence

NEW DELHI: India has favoured a discussion in the UN General Assembly, the first in 12 years, on ‘Responsibility to Protect’ and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. As many as 113 countries, including India voted in its favour, while 21 others including Pakistan opposed the idea of having […]

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This is nothing but ‘election bullet train’: Congress makes light of PM Modi’s ambitious project

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This is nothing but ‘election bullet train’: Congress makes light of PM Modi’s ambitious project

NEW DELHI: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his ambitious bullet train project today, insisting it would bring “convenience and safety, employment and speed”, he was bombarded with criticism by friends and foes alike. The main opposition Congress called the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed train an “election bullet train” project launched with an eye on the upcoming […]

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Bullet Train in India: Indian Railways set to get Japanese makeover worth $17-billion

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Bullet Train in India: Indian Railways set to get Japanese makeover worth $17-billion

NEW DELHI,NIHARIKA SHARMA: Asia’s oldest 164- year old rail network, Indian Railways is all set to get a Japanese makeover as Shizo Abe’ s government has agreed to invest nearly $17-billion. On Thursday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for India’s first bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai […]

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RSS Wants A ‘Bhartiya’ And ‘Sanskari’ Constitution Of India

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RSS Wants A ‘Bhartiya’ And ‘Sanskari’ Constitution Of India

Hyderabad: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has pitched for changes in the Constitution and jurisprudence in line with the value systems of the country, a stance which is sure to invite brickbats from the opposition which has often expressed fears about the current dispensation’s implicit agenda. mohan bhagwat photo: PTI “Our Constitution was written based on […]

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