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Plan panel to seek Cabinet nod on remedies for PPP projects

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 02:00
The Planning Commission will soon seek the Cabinet's nod for remedial measures to address issues hampering implementation of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in a bid to re-start the investment cycle.

Sebi tightens 'conflict of interest' rules for market entities

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 02:00
To ensure fair and non- discriminatory treatment to all investors and companies, Sebi on Wednesday asked stock exchanges, rating agencies, brokers, depositories and other market entities to put in place a strong system to manage any conflict of interest.

US lawmakers ask Obama to seek Congressional approval on Syria

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 00:00
At least 116 American lawmakers have asked President Barack Obama to seek Congressional approval for any military strike against Syria in response to alleged use of chemical weapons in the Arab country.

China calls for restraint on Syria

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 00:00
Cautioning against any hasty action against Syria by the US and allies over the alleged use of chemical weapons, China has called for restraint saying that the world community should wait for the results of the UN inspection team.

UN envoy to Syria says chemical 'substance' used

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 00:00
Evidence suggests that some kind of chemical "substance" was used in Syria that may have killed more than 1,000 people, but any military strike in response must first gain UN Security Council approval, the UN's special envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said on Wednesday.

UK Parliament votes down military action against Syria

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 00:00
British lawmakers voted against military action in Syria, on Thursday, in a stunning defeat for Prime Minister David Cameron, by just 13 votes in the House of Commons in the government's bid for a "strong humanitarian response" to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime.

Rupee prunes initial losses vs USD; still depreciates 32 p

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 16:00
The rupee trimmed its early losses but was still quoted down by 32 paise to 66.87 per dollar in late morning trade on Friday, on month-end demand for the US currency from banks and importers.

Chawla scores ton at Lord's against Middlesex

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 16:00
Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla let his bat do the talking with a superb century during a Division-I county game for his side Somerset against Middlesex at the Lord's in London on Thursday.

Bhutan PM on 6-day visit to India from today

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 14:00
In his first official visit after becoming the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay, will arrive in India on Friday and meet the top Indian leadership during which key bilateral issues like financial assistance for the Himalayan nation will be discussed.

Indian economy to grow at 5.5 pc in current fiscal: PM

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 14:00
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the economy is likely to expand by about 5.5 per cent this fiscal, marginally higher than decade's low growth of 5 per cent last year, as he sought political consensus on "difficult" reforms to accelerate growth.

Fundamentals of economy strong; growth in second half of fiscal: PM

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 14:00
Facing an attack over the economic situation amid a sliding rupee, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, made a detailed statement on the crisis in Rajya Sabha, asserting that growth will improve in the second half of fiscal year, even as the BJP and Left parties walked out after his statement.

Fierce clashes in alleged gas attack area near Damascus

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 14:00
Fierce fighting raged on Friday in a town near the Syrian capital that a UN team visited this week to probe deadly gas attacks that allegedly took place there, monitors said.

Bhatkal and his associate Asadullah Akhtar produced before Delhi court

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 12:00
Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his associate Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi were produced before Delhi court today.

Sensex firms up 145 points in late morning trade

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 10:00
The BSE benchmark Sensex increased by 145 points to 18,545.96 in late morning trade, even as it fell over 71 points in early trade on Friday, dragged down by realty, power, capital goods and oil and gas sector stocks, on fresh selling by funds and retail investors ahead of GDP data for the the first quarter.

Bhatkal brought to Delhi by special plane

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 10:00
Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his associate Osadulla Akhtar alias Haddi, were flown to Delhi by a special plane on Friday afternoon.

Major police reshuffle in C'garh

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 08:00
In a major reshuffle in Chhattisgarh police department ahead of Assembly polls, 127 police officers, including 22 Indian Police Service (IPS) and 105 state police service cadres have been shifted.

Rupee depreciates to 67.30 against USD in early trade

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 06:00
The rupee fell by 75 paise to 67.30 against the dollar in early trade on Friday, after Thursday's strong recovery, at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on month-end dollar demand from importers amid strengthening of the US currency overseas.

PM to speak on economic crisis in Rajya Sabha today

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 06:00
Facing an attack over the economic situation amid a sliding rupee, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday, informed the Lok Sabha, that he will make a detailed statement on the crisis in Rajya Sabha on Friday.

Rupee slips to 67.30 against USD in early trade

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 06:00
The rupee fell by 75 paise to 67.30 against the dollar in early trade on Friday, after Thursday's strong recovery, at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on month-end dollar demand from importers amid strengthening of the US currency overseas.

Sensex down 71 points in early trade

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 06:00
The BSE benchmark Sensex fell over 71 points in early trade on Friday, dragged down by realty, power, capital goods and oil and gas sector stocks, on fresh selling by funds and retail investors ahead of GDP data for the the first quarter.