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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 »

Arun Jaitley against higher income tax rate to raise revenue


New Delhi Ahead of his first full fledged budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said that the NDA government was against raising revenue by imposing higher taxes, instead it would want to leave more money in the hands of consumer to fuel demand and growth. The minister also pledged to make the budgetary process more transparent so as to present ... Read More »

Nip religious intolerance in the bud: Delhi High Court


New Delhi Growing instances of religious “intolerance” have to be “nipped in the bud” as the country can “ill-afford” that they spread like “wild fire”, Delhi High Court has observed. Dismissing a PIL against Aamir Khan’s block buster ‘PK’, a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw said “the present petition is an instance of a ... Read More »

NDA has to plan well for Bihar to check JD-U, RJD: Kushwaha


New Delhi Ahead of Bihar Assembly polls scheduled later this year, Union minister Upendra Kushwaha has sounded a note of caution for ally BJP, which has been buoyed by successive victories in state elections after its triumph in the Lok Sabha polls last year. “There is a need to be a little cautious. Had JD(U) and RJD been separate, it ... Read More »

Musharraf indicted in Baloch leader’s murder


A court in Pakistan Wednesday indicted former president Pervez Musharraf in the murder of Balochistan leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in 2006 that had sparked protests in parts of the country, a media report said. The anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Quetta city ordered Musharraf’s indictment after rejecting a request by his counsel Zeeshan Cheema that the former military dictator be ... Read More »

25-year-old girl commits suicide in UP


Muzaffarnagar, Jan 2 (PTI) A 25-year-old girl committed suicide by jumping before a train at Gandhi Colony level crossing near Muzaffarnagar railway station, police said today. The body has not been identified yet and has been sent for post-mortem, GRP SHO, Niranjan Sharma said. According to an eyewitness, the girl seemed to be disturbed over some issue and was roaming ... Read More »

Three events that may change India forever


From the national security perspective and its long-term effect, three events changed India in 2014: A return of a majority government and the end of the coalition era at the Centre. First steps towards India-USrapprochement. India’s spectacular success in sending a probe to Mars, the Mangalyaan. Image: India successfully placed its spacecraft in orbit around Mars, becoming the first country ... Read More »