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  • Rajya Sabha extends deadline for Select Committee on Insurance Bill by December 12 November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Tuesday extended deadline for the Select Committee on the Insurance Amendment Bill and asked it to submit the report by December 12. According to the amendment, the foreign direct investment will be hiked from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The Opposition parties raised questions...
  • Alibaba Mega IPO Caps founder Jack Ma success tale September 20, 2014

    Hong Kong: When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the ecommerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. That bold ambition from a time when China was still a corporate backwater has been vindicated this week by Alibaba completing a mammoth...
  • HinduHindi row: Everybody in a democracy has a right to their opinion, says Najma Heptullah August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Everybody in the Indian democracy has the right to their opinion, said Najma Heptullah clarifying her controversial remark that sparked outrage among the opposition, and insisted that she is proud to be an Indian. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah said that her...
  • Commerce Minister approves proposal to hike FDI in Defence to 100 pc May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Commerce & Industries Minister (Independent charge), Nirmala Sitharaman has approved the Cabinet note proposing hike in FDI cap in Defence to 100 per cent, say sources. Currently, the FDI cap in Defence is 26 per cent. AK Antony, who was the Defence Minister during the UPA...
  • Muslim cleric backs Modi, says not wearing skull caps 'not a bad thing' April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After drawing flak over his refusal to wear a skull cap, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has got some support. Muslim cleric Maulana Mehmood Madani said that Modi should not wear the cap for symbolic purposes as many politicians have been using the symbolic act to make...
  • Refusal to wear skull cap is Modi's signal to Hindutva constituency: Congress April 19, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi is sending an "unmistakable signal" of his "bias and bigotry" against Muslims to the nation by consistently refusing to wear a skull cap, Congress charged on Saturday. "It's not as simple that he did not wear a skull cap. That is the only...
  • Kerala: Pen cap, coin found in oesophagus of 25-day-old March 29, 2014

    In a shock to his parents and doctors, a collection of articles, including an eraser bar and a pen cap, were found in the oesophagus of a 25-day-old boy in Alappuzha district. A one rupee coin was also recovered from the trachea of the baby after a two-hour surgery by a...
  • Effective HIV vaccine comes closer to reality March 3, 2014

    Washington: Scientific have discovered how the immune system makes a powerful antibody that blocks HIV infection of cells by targeting a key site, paving way for an effective vaccine for the deadly virus. Researchers believe that if a vaccine could elicit potent antibodies to a specific conserved site in the V1V2...
  • New Zealand media hail 'Captain Fantastic', Brendon McCullum February 19, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand media dubbed triple centurion Brendon McCullum "Captain Fantastic", as Black Caps coach Mike Hesson said his unfancied team was finally reaching its potential. "Our greatest innings," trumpeted the New Zealand Herald's front page on Wednesday, accompanied by a picture of McCullum with his arms aloft after scoring 302...
  • Cabinet may consider raising LPG cylinder cap this week, says Veerappa Moily January 21, 2014

    With Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi pitching strongly for a higher LPG cap, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said the Cabinet is likely to consider increasing the quota of subsidised cooking gas cylinders to 12 from nine per household this week. "After our vice president Rahul Gandhi said nine...
  • 4 investment segments to watch in 2014 January 16, 2014

    1. Real Estate The year 2013 was not really great when it came to investing in real estate. Prime areas in Mumbai actually saw a fall of around 10 percent, while the suburbs managed to maintain the price range. Real estate is a difficult business to understand. Since developers are...
  • Delhi polls: AAP, Congress workers scuffle over Gandhi caps December 4, 2013

    A minor scuffle occurred at the Mandir Marg polling station in New Delhi constituency during Delhi Assembly polls on Wednesday as Congress workers objected to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporters wearing white Gandhi caps. The white Gandhi caps, once associated with the Father of the Nation, have now become a trademark...
  • IPL salary cap fixed at a whopping Rs 60 crore: report November 30, 2013

    The franchise workshop for the seventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) got underway in Singapore on Friday, and according to Mumbai Mirror the Governing Council of the IPL has proposed a salary cap of Rs 60 crore for the IPL 7 auction. A fresh auction is due before the...
  • Modi's Bhopal rally marred by controversy over burqas, skull caps September 25, 2013

    Ahead of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's big rally in Bhopal today, the controversy over stereotype dressing to show minority support for Modi seems to be haunting the BJP. Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh had claimed that 10,000 burqas were bought by the BJP for the rally. ...
  • Have bills to prove burqas, skull caps bought for Modi's Jaipur rally: Digvijaya September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday claimed to have bills which prove that burqas and skull caps were bought specifically for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's recent rally in Jaipur. He said, "This is the bill for the purchase of 10,000 burqas from Indore. Caps were also purchased...
  • BJP against stereotype representation of Muslims at Modi rallies September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Bhopal, the minority cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party has tried to put a veil on the skull cap controversy. The party has issued a circular saying stereotypical representation of Muslims should be stopped. Modi had during his Sadbhavana Mission...
  • Modi doesn't have goodwill for any community, says Muslim cleric September 17, 2013

    Ahmedabad: An Islamic cleric who offered a skull cap, which Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi refused to wear during his Sadbhavna rally, has hit out at Modi. He has alleged that Modi does not have goodwill towards the community. "I had gone to the Sadbhavna fast with no ill feelings. I...
  • New Zealand appeal for more Tests August 22, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill on Thursday joined calls for more international matches for the Black Caps as they struggle to lift their profile. Guptill, who has been in impressive form in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), said New Zealand would struggle to improve on its eighthplaced Test ranking...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wears skull cap as he greets Muslims on Eid August 9, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday sported a skull cap while greeting the Muslims on the occasion of EidulFitr. State Congress unit president Kantilal Bhuria and former Union Minister Suresh Pachouri also wore skull caps while sharing the dais with Chouhan at the Idgah in Bhopal. This is...
  • If you have PM ambitions, you need to have a big heart: Raza on Modi August 9, 2013

    Bhopal: Actor Raza Murad on Friday hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi saying if some one has Prime Ministerial ambitions, then that person needs to have a big heart. "No one can become a Prime Minister by dividing the society on religious lines,"...
  • Raza Murad takes a jibe at Modi, praises MP CM for wearing skull cap August 9, 2013

    Bhopal: Actor Raza Murad on Friday took a jibe at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and praised his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Shivraj Singh Chouhan for his spirit of secularism by wearing a skull cap during Eid celebrations. The actor said many chief ministers need to learn from Shivraj Chouhan that wearing...
  • Congress, BJP reach compromise on FDI cap in insurance August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: A compromise may be on the cards between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress on the controversial FDI cap in insurance and pension. CNNIBN learnt that the two parties are close to striking a deal where the FDI limit is hiked to 49 per cent from the...
  • Will give development to Muslims, says CP Thakur June 3, 2013

    Patna: Senior BJP leader CP Thakur on Sunday said the party wants to win the hearts of Muslims through development in the partyruled states, and does not want to "mislead them by providing skull caps". "The BJP neither intends to mislead Muslims by providing skull caps for them in the...
  • Germany presses India to hike insurance equity cap April 11, 2013

    Berlin: Germany on Thursday pressed India to hike the foreign equity cap in the insurance sector and reduce tariffs on import of automobiles as a prelude to the muchawaited IndiaEU Free Trade Agreement even as the two countries signed six pacts including one under which a German loan of Euro...
  • Finance Minister P Chidambaram wants caps on FDI relaxed March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday he wanted to remove or relax "outdated" caps on foreign direct investment (FDI) in different sectors, as his government struggles to revive an economy that has posted its weakest growth in a decade. Removing investment barriers, many of which date back to...
  • Mid-cap, small-cap stocks crash; regulators begin probe February 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Shares of a host of mid-cap and small-cap companies on Monday crashed in the stock market, plunging as much as 60 per cent in some cases, amid panic selling on speculations of sale of pledged shares. Stock exchanges and market regulator SEBI immediately began looking into the matter to...
  • Delhi govt to raise LPG cap to 12 cylinders for poor January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sheila Dikshit government has decided to raise the cap on subsidised cooking gas cylinders from 9 to 12 barrells per annum. The move, however, will benefit only the BPL (below poverty line) card holders. The decision was taken as part of the 'Kerosenefree Delhi' scheme. Last year, the Centre...
  • Maya, Karuna urge govt to reconsider decision on diesel price January 18, 2013

    Lucknow: The government came under attack from its allies over the decision to partially deregulate diesel price. Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati called the decision antipeople and said the government was only thinking about the rich and not the poor. "This will lead to further price rise of commodities. The...
  • Diesel prices up by 45 paise per litre from today January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday took the first major step towards the deregulation of diesel prices saying oil companies will be allowed to decide the prices and hike the prices in small amounts from time to time. Oil companies have raised diesel prices by 45 paise per litre after a...