Doordarshan News

Daunting task ahead of Rajan as new RBI governor

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Declining value of Rupee, widening Current Account Deficit (CAD) and the impact of likely tapering of US bond purchases are some of the key issues which will keep Raghuram Rajan busy after he takes charge as RBI Governor on Wednesday.

Hasina hints at polls in Bangladesh before January 24

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday hinted that Bangladesh's next general election could be held at any time in the three-month period before the term of parliament ends on January 24.

Brotherhood demands fact-finding panel for detainees

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Amid a security crackdown on its members, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has demanded the formation of an independent fact-finding committee to carry out surprise inspections of detention centres and investigate all violations committed against prisoners.

First time in 50 years: Eng to host India for 5 Tests

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
England has agreed to host India for five Test matches, for the first time in 50 years, when the team lands in London for a long series which will also include five ODIs and a Twenty20 International next year.

Nat Sports Awards presented; Sodhi conferred Khel Ratna

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
The National Sports Awards were presented on Saturday to the country's top athletes and coaches with shooter Ronjan Sodhi getting the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna - India's highest sporting honour, while cricketer Virat Kohli was among the Arjuna awardees.

Telangana issue rocks Parl, 9 MPs suspended

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Parliament was rocked by Telangana issue again on Monday, prompting Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take the unprecedented step of suspending nine members from Andhra Pradesh for five days, the second time in the same session.

RBI zeroes in on 5 for panel to screen applications of new banks

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
The Reserve Bank is understood to have zeroed in on five names for setting up a high-level panel of experts from the banking and financial sector to screen applications of the 26 aspirants for new banking licences.

Tornado rips through eastern Japan, injures dozens

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
A tornado ripped through parts of eastern Japan on Monday, injuring several dozen people, tearing off roofs and uprooting buildings.

Syria asks UN to prevent aggression against it

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Syria has appealed to the United Nations to try to "prevent any aggression" against it, even as US President Barack Obama on Monday lobbied with war-weary lawmakers to convince them for a limited military strike.

Citizens' right to privacy should be protected: President

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Lauding the role of Right to Information Act in promoting transparency, President Pranab Mukherjee has stressed on adequate safeguards to protect the "inviolable rights to privacy" of a citizen.

Lal Masjid operation: Case filed against Musharraf

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
In fresh trouble for Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, a case was on Monday filed against him for the murder of cleric Abdul Rasheed and his mother during the infamous Lal Masjid operation.

Runners-up finish for India in Asia Cup

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
India made a spirited fightback in the second half but failed to earn a direct berth in next year's hockey World Cup as they lost the high-scoring summit clash 3-4 to defending champions South Korea, in Ipoh on Monday.

Subbarao to bid adieu after 5 stormy years

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Career bureaucrat-turned-banker D Subbarao demits office on Wednesday after a 5-year stint as RBI Governor during a tumultuous period of global financial stress that has left rupee plumbing new depths, falling economic growth and high inflation.

Obama backs strike on Syria but wants Congress approval

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
In a surprise move, US President Barack Obama has sought congressional approval for limited military intervention in Syria to win more support for his plan to punish the Bashar al-Assad regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons.

Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram attacks kill 38

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
At least 38 people have been killed in weekend attacks in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, and another 34 are missing, local officials said on Sunday.

Hyderabad Hotshots clinch inaugural IBL title

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Olympic medalist Saina Nehwal-led Hyderabad Hotshots emerged as the champion of the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) when they downed Awadhe Warriors 3-1 in the final matches which was held at the NSCI Stadium, Mumbai on Saturday.

US for "narrow" strike against Syria; Russia dismisses chemical weapons use

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
The US moved closer to military intervention in Syria with President Barack Obama saying he was considering a "limited, narrow" strike without involving ground forces even as Russia dismissed claims about the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime as "utter nonsense."

Sri Lanka turning authoritarian: UN human rights chief

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
UN human rights Chief Navi Pillay on Saturday criticised the Sri Lankan government, saying the country is becoming "increasingly authoritarian" despite the end of a civil war four years ago.

Merkel hits out at Russia and China over Syria stand

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit out at Russia and China over their stance in the Syrian crisis, saying in an interview published on Saturday that their action weakened the United Nations.

Economic deceleration on expected lines: Planning Commission

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
The Planning Commission on Friday said the deceleration in economic growth in the first quarter was on expected lines and it may improve in the second half of the fiscal.