Manmohan Singh to get Indira Gandhi peace prize

Manmohan Singh to get Indira Gandhi peace prize

  New Delhi, Nov 19: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development this year for his leadership of the country between 2004 and 2014 and for enhancing India’s stature globally. According to a statement from the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, Singh was unanimously chosen for the […]

Rahul’s elevation as Congress chief likely before Gujarat polls

New Delhi, Nov 19: Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as Congress president is likely to happen before the Gujarat polls, scheduled to held be on December 9 and 14. The Congress Working Committee or CWC will hold a meeting in this regard on Monday, November 20. The committee, which will meet at current Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s […]

Govt seeks Rs 13000-cr surplus from RBI

Govt seeks Rs 13000-cr surplus from RBI

New Delhi, Nov 19: The government has not asked the Reserve Bank to pay any special dividend and is only seeking Rs 13,000 crore of surplus lying with the central bank, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has said. In August, the RBI had paid a dividend of Rs 30,659 crore for the fiscal ended […]

Retail inflation expected to rise further: Nomura

  New Delhi, Nov 19: Retail inflation is expected to rise further and cross the 4 per cent mark this month. Experts say this will be due to the rise in vegetable and oil prices. The retail inflation touched a seven-month high in October. Stronger food and fuel inflation pushed up headline CPI inflation in […]

Budget deficit may rise in FY18, but will improve in years: Moody’s

Budget deficit may rise in FY18, but will improve in years: Moody’s

  New Delhi, Nov 19: Lower taxes and higher public expenditure could widen budget deficit in 2017-18, but steps taken by the government to broaden the tax base and improve spending efficiency would help in narrowing it going forward, US-based rating agency Moody’s said. In an interview, Moody’s Investors Service V-P (Sovereign Risk Group) William […]

FPIs pump in $2.2 bn into equities in November so far

  New Delhi, Nov 19: Foreign investors have pumped in a whopping over $2 billion in the Indian equity markets this month so far, enthused by government’s announcement of recapitalising PSU banks, improvement in global sentiment and stable currency. This follows a net inflow of over Rs 3,000 crore in stock markets last month. Prior […]

Palestinians to suspend US ties if PLO office closed

Palestinians to suspend US ties if PLO office closed

  Jerusalem, Nov 19: Palestinian officials have warned that they will freeze all communication with the US, following steps by the Trump administration to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) office in Washington, DC. Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said that the PLO had been informed by the US State Department of a decision not […]

Amidst US shadow, nearly 200 nations pledge climate action

  Bonn, Nov 19: Amidst the shadow of the US decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, nearly 200 nations pledged to launch a process next year to start reviewing existing plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions. A set of decisions to accelerate actions to minimise emissions ahead of 2020 included allocation […]

Argentina says it may have received signals from missing submarine

Argentina says it may have received signals from missing submarine

Argentina, Nov 19: Argentina’s Navy detected seven brief satellite calls that officials believe may have come from a submarine with 44 crew members that hadn’t been heard from in three days. The communication attempts “indicate that the crew is trying to re-establish contact, so we are working to locate the source of the emissions,” the […]

After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

  Paris, Nov 19: Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon`s prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said that he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week. Hariri`s resignation on Nov. 4 threw Lebanon into political crisis and put it centre-stage in the Middle East`s overarching rivalry between Sunni Saudi […]