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End-September external debt swells to $455 bn
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Recording an increase of 3.1 percent, equivalent to $13.7 billion, over the level at the close of the last fiscal in March, India's external debt in end-September stood at $455.9 billion, the finance ministry said in a statement here Wednesday.
Will boost investment in infrastructure, manufacture in 2015: Arun ...
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The government will encourage public and private investment in infrastructure and manufacturing sectors, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Wednesday making his New Year resolution on a social networking website.
Gold, silver import tariff values slashed
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The government Wednesday slashed import tariff value for gold to $392 per 10 grams and for silver to $519 per kg, an official statement said.
Give 'appropriate' response to firing: Rajnath tells BSF
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday asked the Border Security Force (BSF) to give "suitable and appropriate" reply to any unprovoked firing by Pakistan on the international border.
Government decides to unblock four websites out of 32
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The government has decided to unblock four websites after they said they will not allow pasting of jihadi propaganda and also work with the government to remove such material as per laws of the land, the government said Wednesday.
Delhi man held for killing property dealer
New Delhi, Dec 31 : A man has been arrested for allegedly killing a 73-year-old central Delhi-based property dealer to whom he owed some money, police said Wednesday.
PAHAL on LPG to cover entire country from Jan 1
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The direct benefit transfer of LPG (DBTL) scheme - Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh (PAHAL) - which was re-launched in 54 districts Nov 15, will be started in the rest of the 622 districts of the country from Jan 1, 2015.
Amit Shah hasn't got clean chit yet: Congress
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The CBI special court's decision to discharge BJP president Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati case was not akin to a "clean chit", the Congress said Wednesday.
Ranji: Himachal, Delhi, Odisha register victories
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Medium-pacer Rishi Dhawan's five for 53 helped Himachal Pradesh dismiss Assam for 198 in the second innings and win the Ranji Trophy match by an innings and 133 runs in Guwahati Wednesday while Delhi and Odisha completed their victories over Gujarat and Haryna, respectively.
2014 was India's year of 'breakthrough diplomacy': Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The government has placed special significance on India's foreign policy and diplomatic outreach, making 2014 a year of "breakthrough diplomacy". But 2015 promises to take foreign policy to a higher level with 'diplomacy for development' as the theme of India's global ...
Congress slams 'anti-farmer' ordinance
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Describing the ordinance as "anti-farmer", the Congress Wednesday strongly condemned the temporary legislation approved by the Cabinet to amend the Land Acquisition Act.
Excise duty withdrawal detrimental to demand: Assocham
New Delhi, Dec 31 : A day after the central government did not extend the excise duty concessions provided to the automobile and consumer durables sector in 2015, India Inc. Wednesday said the move will hit demand.
India will give fitting reply to Pakistan: Parrikar
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has warned Pakistan that India will retaliate with "double the force" whenever the Pakistani military fires at Indian positions.
Jung reviews restoration of Tibbia college
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Wednesday reviewed the renovation and restoration project currently underway at the Tibbia College and Hospital here.
Modi government to reach out to minorities: Naqvi
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The government won't allow anyone to derail its development agenda by creating chasm among different communities, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Wednesday.
Five Indian coaches get AFC pro-licence batch
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Indian football coaches - Khalid Jamil, Mariano Dias, Santosh Kashyap, Hilal Parray and Thangboi Singto - has received the AFC pro-licence diploma, taking the elite list count to nine in the country, according to an AIFF release Wednesday.
ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan retires
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K Radhakrishnan retired on Wednesday.
Swine flu cases in Delhi now 38
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Three fresh cases of swine flu were Wednesday reported in the national capital, taking the number this year to 38, a health official said.
Chilly Wednesday in Delhi, New Year's day to be cloudy
New Delhi, Dec 31 : It was a chilly New Year's eve here Wednesday and the moderate fog delayed over 62 trains, an official said.
Nirbhaya's parents meet PM Modi
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The parents of Delhi braveheart Nirbhaya called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
Navy men who died were trying to save vessel: Manohar Parrikar
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The reason behind the sinking of a torpedo recovery vessel off the Visakhapatnam coast is still not known, but Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the navy personnel who died in the accident were trying to save the ship.
Eight core industries up 6.7 percent in November
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Eight core industries such as coal, electricity, crude oil, cement and steel grew at 6.7 percent in November, compared to 3.2 percent in November last year, official data showed Wednesday.
Mobile safety app for women to be launched
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh will launch a mobile phone based application "Himmat" Thursday for the safety of women in the capital.
Delhi's acid attack victim to undergo eye transplant
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The 30-year-old doctor who sustained burn injuries after acid was hurled at her at a crowded market here will undergo an eye transplant to save her from complete blindness, hospital authorities said Wednesday.
November-end fiscal deficit hits 99 percent of target
New Delhi, Dec 31 : India's fiscal deficit touched 98.9 percent of the budget estimates for 2014-15 by the end of November, crossing Rs.5.25 lakh crore ($83.08 billion), data released by the Controller General of Accounts showed Wednesday.
Hyundai clocks record domestic sales in 2014
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Wednesday reported a record domestic sales at over 4.10 lakh units in 2014 from 3.80 lakh units sold during 2013.
Amid parties, revellers bid adieu to 2014
New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata, Dec 31 : As the world is nearing to bid adieu to 2014, people across the globe, including India, are gearing up to party all night to ring in the new year amid several pomp and glitterati.
Nationwide monitoring of use of toilets will be launched from Jan: ...
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will launch a Nationwide Real Time Monitoring of use of toilets from January 2015.
2014: Time to Remember
New Delhi, 31 December: When Ebola ravaged humanity in Africa, the Asian nations witnessed severe blows of terrorism. Amid the chaos and disasters and killings, †two child right activists belonging to two conflicting nations jointly won the Nobel Peace prize, making 2014 one memorable year in the ...
Delhi HC notice to CEC over bogus voters
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to file reply on a petition that has alleged presence of large number of bogus voters in various assembly constituencies of the national capital.