PM confers honorary doctorate on Azim Premji
Pranab terms GDP figures as \'\'disappointing\'\'
New Delhi: Terming GDP figures as "disappointing", Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said the government will take all necessary steps to address the imbalance on the fiscal front and on the current account. "It would help in checking inflationary expectations and inspire confidence for improved capital flows as well as recovery in domestic investment growth," the Minister said in an official statement. India's annual economic growth has declin
FIR on Elemaram Kareem
Kozhikode: The police registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Senior CPI (M) Leader and Former Kerala Minister Elamaram for allegedly threatening a police officer probing the murder of Revolutionary Marxist Party Leader T P Chandrasekharan. Police said the FIR has been filed for threatening Crime Branch Deputy Superintendent of Police (HHW) K V Santosh Kumar, also part of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder case while delivering a speech at Vat
Petrol to be cheaper, CNG costlier in Delhi
New Delhi: Eyeing next year's assembly polls, Delhi's Congress government Monday slashed petrol prices, but increased the cost of CNG and tobacco. The petrol price was slashed by Rs.1.26 from the hiked rate of Rs.73.18 per litre. Now, petrol in Delhi will cost Rs.71.82. Making the announcement while presenting the budget for 2012-13, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said: "At present the price of petrol in Delhi is the lowest among all the metros and lower compare
Helmets mandatory for women: Govt
New Delhi: The Indian government has made helmets mandatory for women. This information was given by Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways Tushar A. Chaudhary in a written reply in Rajya Sabha. "According to Section 129 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, every person except a Sikh wearing a turban driving or riding on a motor cycle shall, while in a public place, wear protective headgear (helmet) conforming to the standards of Bureau of Indian Standards,"
Britain announces 60 new scholarships for Indians
Mumbai: British Prime Minister David Cameron announced 60 new "Jubilee Scholarships" to be awarded in India for one-year masters course in Britain, a statement said. Funded by the British Council and the British government, the scholarships have been launched as part of the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. The aim is to enable exceptional talent from across India to come and study masters courses in business, administration, manufacturing, scienc
2177 women arrested in two years in Jammu Kashmir: Govt
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government said, 2177 women were arrested under different substantive offences in the past two years across the state. In a written reply to the question raised by MLA Shafi Ahmed Wani, seeking details regarding number of women detained and arrested including those under Public Safety Act in the state, the government said, 'during the past two years, 2177 women were arrested under substantive offences.' The government further added that as on Februa