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  • 44 per cent of Twitter accounts have never tweeted: Report 15-04-2014 11:04 AM

    Washington: Around 44 per cent of the 974 million existing Twitter accounts have never sent a tweet, according to a new report. The report from Twopcharts, a website that monitors Twitter account activity, said that 30 per cent of existing Twitter accounts have only sent one to 10 tweets. Just...
  • Country needs leaders with clear vision, says Baba Ramdev 05-04-2014 11:51 PM

    Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday alleged that there was a lack of clear vision in policy making in the country. "India can conquer the world with a strong leadership.There is lack of a clear vision in our policy making. When we do not have jobs to offer, the youth...
  • Modi represents crony capitalism, big businesses support him: FM 31-03-2014 04:36 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday hit out at Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP, saying he represented "crony capitalism" and big businesses which liked it, supported him. "Modi is associated with crony capitalists. Big businesses which are comfortable with the idea support him," he...
  • Switzerland not sharing information on bank accounts of Indians: Chidambaram 27-03-2014 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: Upping the ante against Switzerland for not sharing information on Indians stashing money in its banks, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has threatened to drag the European nation to multilateral foras like G20 for continuing to block its requests. Chidambaram, in a terse two-page letter to his Swiss counterpart...
  • Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore, 4 social media accounts 26-03-2014 08:42 PM

    Union Minister Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore and has declared four social media accounts in his affidavit filed before the Returning Officer in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. Nath, who has been a Member of Parliament since 1980, also holds movable assets worth over Rs 7.09...
  • Alia Bhatt sets records straight, confirms she has no Facebook page 23-03-2014 11:33 AM

    Mumbai: 'Highway' actress Alia Bhatt turned to her Twitter page Saturday to set the record straight that all Facebook pages in her name are "fake". "I do not have a Facebook page! All pages being handled are fake. Please do not follow," Alia posted Saturday. Her elder step sister Pooja...
  • BJP not interested in halting corruption: Narayanasamy 03-03-2014 02:12 PM

    Chennai: Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday charged the BJP with not being interested in halting corruption as it had not supported the passage of an amendment Bill to the Prevention of Corruption Act in Parliament. "As the principal opposition party, the BJP should have supported the anti-corruption [amendment] bill,...
  • Parliament to be adjourned sine die today 21-02-2014 11:02 AM

    New Delhi: 12:00 pm: 11:30 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon after uproar by Opposition parties demanding special economic package for seven backward states. 10:50 am: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that there is a possibility that the Parliament session could be extended. "Everything is possible. We will discuss...
  • Rahul Gandhi backs government's decision on 'One rank one pension' 17-02-2014 06:23 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who had given a push to the 'one-rank, one-pension' demand of ex-servicemen, called the government's decision to accept the long-standing plea with Finance Minister P Chidambaram as historic. "A number of delegations have met me on the one-rank, one-pensions (issue) in last many...
  • Cars, two-wheelers, soaps set to be cheaper 17-02-2014 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday sought to lighten the burden on the middle class by lowering excise duty on cars, SUVs and two-wheelers and proposed no increase in taxes on other products. "To give relief to the automobile industry which...
  • Seemandhra MPs surround Chidambaram as he presents vote-on-account 17-02-2014 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Seemandhra MPs tried to disrupt Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram vote-on-account speech in the Lok Sabha by shouting slogans demanding a United Andhra. Even after repeated appeals made by Speaker Meira Kumar to maintain the decorum of the House, the MPs remains defiant. Even as Chidambaram delivered...
  • CAD to be $ 45 bn this year: Chidambaram 17-02-2014 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: India's current account deficit (CAD) will be contained at USD 45 billion this financial year, well below the record high level of 2012-13, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday. "CAD that threatened to exceed last year's USD 88 billion will be contained at USD 45 billion," he...
  • Live blog: Interim Budget 2014 17-02-2014 10:01 AM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram will present the last interim budget of the UPA-II in Parliament. Chidambaram will present the vote on account, giving an estimate of funds required to meet expenditure until a new government is in place. Live updates. ...
  • What is interim Budget or vote-on-account? 17-02-2014 07:21 AM

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram is presenting UPA-II's interim Budget on Monday. Here's a description of what an interim budget or vote-on-account is. A national interim Budget refers to the budget of a government that is going through a transition period. These budgets are common in democracies where...
  • Telangana Bill to be tabled in Parliament after February 18 11-02-2014 10:12 PM

    New Delhi: The President has given his nod to the much-talked about Telangana Bill, but suspense still prevails over the timing of its introduction in Lok Sabha. While the expectation in the Union Home Ministry is that the bill could be brought in on Thursday, February 13, Lok Sabha's Business...
  • Telangana: CM tables vote on account budget in AP Assembly, House adjourned 10-02-2014 10:50 AM

    Hyderabad: Even as President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to give his assent on the Telangana draft Bill on Monday, Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy tabled the vote on account budget in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly. The House was soon adjourned till Wednesday for the members to discuss the budget. Meanwhile,...
  • FakeOff app to detect bogus Facebook accounts 29-01-2014 10:31 AM

    New Delhi: As instances of cyber impersonation on social networking sites rise, an Israel-based start-up has developed an application, FakeOff, that helps to identify fake accounts on Facebook. The app on the world's largest social networking platform claims to protects users from scams devised by fake Facebook users, who are...
  • I-T dept makes original documents mandatory PAN allotment 24-01-2014 06:41 PM

    Applicants for Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) will have to produce original documents of proof of identity, address and date of birth for verification at the time of applying. "The procedure for PAN allotment process will undergo a change with effect from February 3, 2014," the finance ministry said in a...
  • How to protect your email, social networking and other online accounts 05-12-2013 10:38 AM

    New York: Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies. Some services including Twitter have responded by disabling the affected passwords. But there are several things you can...
  • Chidambaram should apologise for his 'wrong and hasty' remark on Modi: BJP 01-12-2013 07:47 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday termed as "wrong and hasty" Finance Minister P Chidambaram's statement that Narendra Modi was giving lessons in economy and sought an apology from him. The controversy erupted when Chidambaram said Modi had quoted him wrongly as having claimed that buying gold leads to inflation. The...
  • Imran Khan challenges appointment of NAB chairman 29-10-2013 09:31 PM

    Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, on Tuesday, challenged in the Supreme Court the appointment of former Interior Secretary Qamar Zaman Chaudhry as the chief of Pakistan's anti-corruption watchdog. Khan, chief of the opposition Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, appealed to the apex court to declare Chaudhry's appointment as chairman of the National Accountability Bureau's...
  • Curbing wasteful expenditure a major task, says Pranab Mukherjee 14-10-2013 06:19 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday told a group of Indian Defence Accounts Service probationer officers who called on him that "ensuring that wasteful expenditure does not take place is a great task". Addressing the 23 probationers at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President said the officers of the service discharge a very...
  • Current Account Deficit to be much lower than initial forecast, says FM 03-10-2013 12:14 AM

    New Delhi: Buoyed by better-than-expected Q1 current account deficit (CAD) numbers, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said he is confident of closing the fiscal with a better set of numbers than initially projected. The minister also said economic growth closer to 5.5 per cent should be considered very satisfactory and that...
  • Al-Qaeda's Twitter account suspended 01-10-2013 06:21 PM

    New York: Al-Qaeda's Twitter account has been suspended, five days after it appeared on the social networking site, attracting over 1,500 followers. Tweets began appearing on the Twitter handle - which was connected to Al-Qaeda's online forum - on September 24 and the account was suspended on Sunday. Twitter did...
  • Rupee ends at 62.46 vs US dollar, down 14 paise 01-10-2013 10:10 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee on Tuesday ended 14 paise down at 62.46 versus US dollar against it close on Monday at 62.60 versus US dollar. The rupee opened with a marginal gain of 11 paise at 62.49 per dollar. Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex on Tuesday rebounded from 3-week lows to...
  • Gold, oil import pushed CAD to 4.9 per cent of GDP in Q1, says RBI 30-09-2013 05:57 PM

    High imports of gold and oil pushed Current Account Deficit (CAD) to 4.9 per cent of GDP to USD 21.8 billion in the April-June quarter of the current fiscal, RBI said on Monday. CAD, the difference between inflow and outflow of foreign exchange, was 4.4 per cent or USD 16.9...
  • Ambani probe reveals IT accounts of MS Dhoni, SRK, Salman Khan were also hacked 26-09-2013 03:39 PM

    Mumbai Police, which is probing the alleged hacking by a CA student into Anil Ambani's e-filing of Income-Tax returns account, has stumbled upon another CA student who not only accessed the top industrialist's account, but also of popular cricketers and film stars including Sachin Tendulkar, M S Dhoni, Shah Rukh...
  • Live: 19 Bills passed in Monsoon Session, says Kamal Nath 07-09-2013 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: 12:53 pm: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath says 19 Bills have been passed in this session, including Food Security Bill, Land Bill and Pensions Bill. 12:31 pm: Law Minister Kapil Sibal apologises to the Opposition in the Upper House over hasty passage of the Judges Accountability Bill. He...
  • Use gold reserves to revive the economy, suggests Anand Sharma 28-08-2013 07:05 PM

    New Delhi: As the gold prices touch a record high of Rs 34,500 per 10 gram with a biggest ever single day surge of Rs 2,500 in opening trade in bullion market on Wednesday, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said that monetising some part of gold reserves at today's...
  • PM seeks USD 25 billion cut in oil import bill to narrow current account deficit 27-08-2013 07:43 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sought USD 25 billion cut in oil import bill to narrow current account deficit, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said. India, which paid about USD 170 billion last fiscal for importing oil, is renewing imports of the fuel from Iran as unlike imports...