REFORM

  • Political obstruction makes PM Modi's road to reform a rocky one Yesterday

    New Delhi: Parliamentary obstruction scuppered Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic agenda in a month-long session that ended on Tuesday, and the prospect of further deadlock means he will find it hard to deliver quickly on promises of reform. Lawmakers left without voting on a long-delayed Bill to raise the cap on...
  • Former top planning official jailed for life in China over graft December 10, 2014

    Beijing: The former deputy head of China's top planning agency was jailed for life on Wednesday over a bribery scandal that exposed graft at the highest levels of China's government, and ensnared several companies including Toyota Motor Corp. The sentence, handed down by a court just outside of Beijing, capped the...
  • Congress signals it could back Modi's insurance reform plan November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The main opposition Congress party signalled on Monday it could support government legislation to liberalise the insurance industry, a long-delayed reform expected to help improve investor confidence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed in August to lift the cap on foreign investment in insurance ventures from 26 per cent to...
  • Barack Obama says he 'bent over backwards' on immigration reform November 24, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said he "bent over backwards" over the immigration reform, so as to give the Congress and in particular the Republican leadership, an opportunity to help fix the broken system. "If you look at the history, I have issued fewer executive actions than most of...
  • 2015-16 Budget to unveil second generation reforms, says Arun Jaitley November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A "whole set of second generation reforms" will be unveiled in the next Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said on Sunday, promising "a lot of exciting time ahead". The country needs "a larger opening out in more sectors," it requires stability of policy and tax regime besides a...
  • Barack Obama immigration plan riles Republicans, clashes loom November 22, 2014

    Washington: Barack Obama's Republican rivals heaped scorn on his plans to offer up to five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation, as the US president went on the road to defend the bold measures. The controversial overhaul provides three-year relief for millions of undocumented people who have lived in the country...
  • Long 'to do' list for Modi as clock ticks on reform November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a long list of pro-growth measures to implement over the next four months, but time may have already run out to breathe enough life into the economy to meet the tough 2014/15 fiscal deficit target without cuts. Modi's election victory in May unleashed a...
  • Barack Obama to announce major immigration reform on Facebook November 20, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has opted for Facebook as a platform to inform Americans about his executive actions on fixing the country's "broken" immigration system. The executive actions, to be announced on Friday, is expected to benefit millions of the estimated 11 million undocumented workers. According to Pew Research Center, those...
  • G20 2014: Can politics and economic reforms be delinked? November 15, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said reform process is bound to face resistance and wanted it to be insulated from political pressures. Making a strong pitch for economic reforms, Modi told fellow G20 leaders at a Retreat that reforms should lead to simplification of processes and that methods of governance must...
  • Committed to go ahead with more labour reforms: Bandaru Dattatrey November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Government is committed to go ahead with further labour law reforms, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatrey said even as trade unions are opposing such measures. "The government is totally committed to reform the labour sector. We need to bring in changes in the labour laws in a manner that they...
  • Hong Kong protest leaders request formal meeting with Beijing November 7, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong protest leaders made a formal request to speak with China over political reform, calling on a pro-Beijing politician to act as their mediator. Protest numbers have dwindled since mass rallies mobilised tens of thousands demanding fully free elections for the city's next leader. But demonstrators are...
  • HRD Minister Smriti Irani meets RSS leaders to discuss education reforms October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani met RSS leaders on Thursday to discuss education reforms. The RSS leaders discussed the Indian education system with Smriti and gave suggestions. The RSS has pitched for a practical instead of theoretical approach in the education system. RSS leaders Suresh Soni and Dattatreya Hosabale...
  • Alleged black money account holder donated nine times to BJP, thrice to Congress: ADR report October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: On a day when the Central Government filed an affidavit with the Supreme Court disclosing names of three people who have allegedly stashed black money abroad to evade tax, the NGO Association for Democratic Reforms in a major revelation claimed that an accused Timblo Private Limited had donated...
  • Trade unions to hold joint protest against labour laws reforms October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: All central trade unions will hold a nationwide stir on December 5 to protest against the labour reforms initiated by the Narendra Modi government. "Protest rallies will be taken out in all state capitals and in Delhi as the proposed reforms are against the interest of the working class,"...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 16, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle October 16, 2014

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  • News 360: Another Northeast student beaten in Gurgaon, second attack in two days October 16, 2014

    Even as the police ruled out a racist attack angle in the attack on two Northeast Indians in Gurgaon, one of the victims had alleged that the people who attacked them said that all Northeast Indians must leave the city. "They told us that all that people from Northeast India...
  • PM Modi unveils 'Shramev Jayate Yojana' to revamp labour reforms and ease the 'Make in India' call October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking to create an environment conducive to industrial development while also ensuring transparency in the labour sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled 'Shramev Jayate Yojana' to revamp labour reforms and ease the 'Make in India' call. Modi inaugurated the 'Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram' organised by the...
  • PM Narendra Modi seeks state election wins to support reform agenda October 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spearheaded his party's campaign for elections later this week in Maharashtra state, knowing that victory in the home of financial hub Mumbai will make it easier to push through economic reforms. The state of Haryana also votes on Wednesday. But it is Maharashtra that will provide...
  • PM Modi talks 'strong SAARC' with neighbours; gets Yoga Day support September 28, 2014

    New York: Taking forward his 'neighbourhood first' policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday discussed matters of regional and bilateral cooperation with top leaders of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The three neighbouring leaders also promised their full support to Modi's suggestion to the UN to celebrate International Yoga Day once...
  • Minister resigns over Spain's failed abortion reform September 24, 2014

    Madrid: Spain's justice minister resigned over a failed bid to restrict women's right to abortion, which had sparked mass protests and international condemnation. The reform claimed the first scalp in Spain's conservative government since it took power in 2011, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, 55, a top member of the ruling Popular Party...
  • Delhi produces 680 tonnes fish September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A total of 680 metric tonnes fish has been produced in the national capital in this year so far, said a Delhi government official on Sunday. Besides, 18.25 lakh fish seeds have also been produced, the official said. With 15 nursery ponds, the Delhi government's fisheries department has identified 24...
  • Grand, big picture reforms in India may take some time: Raghuram Rajan September 7, 2014

    New York: India's new government may take some time to unveil "grand, big picture reforms" as it is currently focusing on implementation of stalled projects worth US dollar 5070 billion that will pay dividends in the short run by helping on the inflation and income fronts, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan...
  • Reform of convicts must be part of justice system: SC judge September 6, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Criminal justice system in the country should not limit itself with taking penal action alone but should also think about ways to reform convicts, a Supreme Court judge said. The duty of judges is not just limited to taking penal action but also to pronounce verdicts that lead to...
  • Foreign brokerages hail Budget as growth, reformsoriented July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Analysts at foreign brokerages have lauded Finance Minster Arun Jaitley's maiden Budget saying the measures announced will boost growth as it has ushered in the muchneeded reforms and has created a conducive investment climate. Japanese brokerage Nomura president and chief executive Vikas Sharma, said this is a Budget that...
  • High expectations of industry, middle class from Jaitley's maiden Budget July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid high expectations from the middle class and industry, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present his maiden budget on Thursday that may contain tax sops for the salaried, dumping of the controversial retrospective tax and spelling out steps to revive investment and manufacturing for growth. There are high hopes...
  • India may unveil bolder economic reforms, but no tax changes in Budget July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India will probably unveil bold reforms in its Budget on Thursday in a bid to turn around an economy growing at decade lows, but major changes to taxes will be absent, a Reuters survey showed. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present his maiden Budget after his Bharatiya Janata Party,...
  • India needs to unleash labour reforms to create jobs July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India needs to unleash second generation labour reforms and capitalise on demographic advantage for creating new firms and jobs, a government document said on Wednesday. "It is imperative to use India's unique demographic moment wisely and unleash the second generation reforms," the Economic Survey for 201314 stated. The suggestion assumes...
  • Modi to attend BRICS meet; India to take up UNSC reforms July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In his first participation in a global meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the sixth summit of BRICS countries in Brazil on July 1416 where reforms of the UN Security Council and issues like the BRICS development bank and climate change are likely to be taken up. It...
  • FYUP at Delhi University: A day of drama captured in tweets June 23, 2014

    Delhi University's controversial FourYear Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) is again making headlines as protests and clashes marked the day as students wait anxiously for a final decision on the matter.A timeline of tweets showing how a day of highdrama at the University of Delhi unfolded. ...