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Road Ministry seeks Rs 50K-cr budget allocation


New Delhi Citing the need to fast-track highways development and meet the ambitious plan of building 30 kms of roads a day, the Road Transport and Highways Ministry sought the doubling of its budgetary allocation to Rs 50,000 crore. “The ministry has sought about Rs 50,000 crore budgetary allocation for 2015-16 to take forward its ambitious highways development plans,” said ... Read More »

Obama, Modi to address US-India CEO Forum meeting today


New Delhi Trade and economic issues, including visa, totalisation pact and impediments hampering investments, are likely to figure at Monday’s US-India CEO Forum meeting, which will be jointly addressed by visiting US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are also expected to attend the meeting, which among ... Read More »

Obama India visit ..Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet President Obama personally at the airport in Delhi


Mumbai,By Kabir Ali  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told visiting US President Barack Obama that the two nations are starting a “new journey” of co-operation. Mr Obama said that the nations had declared a new friendship to take ties to a higher level. The leaders announced fresh defence and trade initiatives, and committed to more-regular bilateral meetings. Security is ... Read More »

BJP lodges FIR for false information about PM Narendra Modi

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Aizawl Mizoram unit of BJP has lodged an FIR with Aizawl Police against a person who allegedly posted false information against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook, police said on Thursday. Officer-in-charge of Aizawl Police Station, Vanlaltluanga told that a case under section 66(A) of IT Act and Section 500 of the IPC were registered in this connection. He said ... Read More »

Barack Obama’s visit: No-fly zone in the radius of 400 kms on Republic Day


New Delhi Massive security arrangements have been put in place for the high-profile three-day visit of US President Barack Obama, who will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations on January 26. Obama’s participation at the Republic Day celebrations as Chief Guest is a sign of steadily expanding ties between two the countries that share concerns about China’s ... Read More »

Obama may depart India directly from Agra after Taj visit


New Delhi President Barack Obama’s schedule is likely to undergo a change and he may now depart from Agra instead of Delhi as authorities have examined the feasibility of his Air Force One aircraft landing in the city of Taj Mahal. Obama, who will be the Chief Guest for the Republic Day, is likely to fly to Agra by the ... Read More »

Cabinet likely to consider sale of stake in Indian Oil today


New Delhi The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs will discuss on Wednesday the possible sale of a 10 percent stake in Indian Oil Corp, two sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the government finds ways to meet its fiscal deficit target. The sale of a stake in India`s largest oil refiner, which is nearly 69 percent owned by ... Read More »

‘Do not favour the idea of any concealed fiscal deficit’: Arun Jaitley


Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the Centre does not support any move to conceal fiscal deficit in an economy. “I do not favour the idea of there have been any concealed fiscal deficit, there is a lot of mess left behind on the table,” Jaitley said during an address to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) summit ... Read More »

Naxals publicly kill two men branding them as ‘informers’ in Chhattisgarh


Raipur Maoists kidnapped two villagers and killed them at a ‘jan adalat’ (people’s court) in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Narayanpur district, police said on Monday. Ramlal and Manter, natives of Aatpal and Bailapad villages respectively under Benoor police station limits, were murdered by the rebels who branded them as police informers, Narayanpur SP Amit Tukaram Kamble told. As per preliminary investigation, the ... Read More »

Police bans TV debates in public spaces ahead of Delhi polls

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New Delhi In the run-up to the Assembly polls, Delhi Police has prohibited shooting of TV debates in public spaces after a violent clash between BJP and AAP activists in south Delhi’s Tughlakabad area on January 3 left at least 12 people injured. A decision in this regard was taken during a meeting of the Delhi Police brass as it ... Read More »