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  • Manmohan Singh not a silent leader; he cannot react to tweets: PMO 18-04-2014 01:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister Office on Friday reacted rather strongly to the volley of attacks on Dr Manmohan Singh saying that the PM cannot react to reports doing the rounds on Twitter. "PM of the country cannot reply to every tweet from leaders or press. We have to verify...
  • What Sanjaya Baru told CNN-IBN about his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' 14-04-2014 12:28 PM

    Live Blog: Sanjaya Baru on books row ...
  • Indo-Canadian women face racism at Vancouver bar 11-11-2013 11:42 PM

    Toronto: An Indo-Canadian woman has alleged that she and her friends faced racist slurs at a bar in the city of Vancouver in Western Canada. Jas Dhillon and her friends- all Indo-Canadians- were celebrating her 26th birthday on October 19 at a bar in Gastown area when its manager allegedly...
  • India addressing concerns of US nuclear suppliers: Shivshankar Menon 20-09-2013 05:03 PM

    New Delhi: India is "close to" clinching the commercial aspect of its civil nuclear deal with the US and is addressing the concerns of US suppliers over its nuclear liability law, National Security Adviser (NSA) Shivshankar Menon said here on Friday. Menon, asked if India was close to clinching the...
  • Excessive regulation can impede financial innovation, says C Rangarajan 16-09-2013 02:27 PM

    Pitching for a non-restrictive regulation in the financial sector, Prime Minister's key economic advisor C Rangarajan said on Monday that too many norms can impede financial innovations. "Too little regulation may encourage financial instability, but too much of it can impede financial innovations which are badly needed," he said at...
  • Hamid Karzai to visit Pakistan today, release of Taliban leader on agenda 26-08-2013 09:05 AM

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai will arrive in Islamabad on Monday on a one-day trip to discuss the frayed ties with Pakistan and seek release of Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Barader as a confidence building measure. Ties between the two countries nosedived after Pakistan and the US supported a Taliban...
  • LoC killings: PMO says statement not changed at its behest 07-08-2013 10:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Wednesday rubbished as "mischievous" the reports that a statement on the killing of five Indian soldiers on the LoC was changed at its behest. "Such allegations being made are mischievous and have no basis," a PMO spokesman said. He was reacting to...
  • Defence Minister AK Antony reviews security situation 02-08-2013 12:05 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister A K Antony reviewed the security situation in and around the country with the National Security Advisor and the three Services chiefs. During the meeting, the three services chief briefed the Defence Minister about the prevailing security situation in the region and the measures taken by...
  • PM, advisors take lead in fighting rupee slide: sources 30-07-2013 01:44 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his top advisors have taken the lead in fighting the rupee slide, sources said on Tuesday. The Prime Minister has sought a report on offshore bets on the rupee. Sources said top bankers have raised the issue of offshore rupee speculation. The inputs...
  • Britain to help Pakistan devise anti-terror strategy 18-07-2013 06:30 AM

    Islamabad: Britain has plans to work in partnership with Pakistan to provide expertise and support in developing counter-terrorism strategy. Speaking during a joint press conference with Pakistani Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, British Foreign Secretary William Hague acknowledged the sacrifices made by Pakistani people in the...
  • Susan Rice joins White House as National Security Advisor 02-07-2013 10:25 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's confidant Susan Rice, the former US Ambassador to the United Nations, has joined the White House as the National Security Advisor. Rice (48), who replaces Tom Donilon, would be the top advisor to President Obama on all national security and foreign policies. "Truly honoured to...
  • India-China border talks today, NSA advisor to meet Chinese Premier 28-06-2013 08:59 AM

    Beijing: National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon will hold talks with his counterpart in China in Beijing on Friday on the disputed border issue. Menon, who is the designated Special Representative (SRs) and his newly appointed counterpart Yang Jiechi, will hold talks amid recent assertions by both sides to seek an...
  • Need to reduce the regulations that govern business: Raghuram Rajan 16-06-2013 09:05 PM

    Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan admitted that Indian economy suffers due to slow decision making processes in the government. Rajan also incised the Indian economic system for creating barriers to improve the business environment in the country while speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Here is the full transcript...
  • Govt's slow decision making process hurting economy: Raghuram Rajan 16-06-2013 07:46 AM

    New Delhi: Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan has admitted that Indian economy suffers due to slow decision making processes in the government. Rajan also incised the Indian economic system for creating barriers to improve the business environment in the country while speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Below is...
  • Finance Ministry to take steps to strengthen rupee at right time 11-06-2013 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry on Tuesday said it will take steps to increase foreign investment flows into the country to strengthen rupee and the regulators will act at appropriate time to contain the fall in domestic currency that touched a record low of 58.96 to a dollar. "We will...
  • Chhattisgarh govt refutes KPS Gill's claim against CM 29-05-2013 12:17 AM

    Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government on Tuesday refuted ex-Punjab DGP KPS Gill's claim that Chief Minister Raman Singh had asked him to sit back and earn salary as an advisor, saying it was "unfortunate" that he was giving such a "baseless statement" at this difficult period. "It is unfortunate that a...
  • Catholics hail Mumbai cardinal Gracias as Pope's advisor 15-04-2013 05:27 AM

    Mumbai: The Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) on Sunday hailed the appointment of Mumbai's Cardinal Oswald Gracias by Pope Francis as one of his advisors in the Vatican. Cardinal Gracias, 68, was among the eight high-ranking advisors appointed on Saturday by the new Pope to an advisory council to look into...
  • Malala's father named UN advisor on education 10-12-2012 05:44 PM

    United Nations: The father of Pakistani school girl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls' right to education, has been named as the Special UN Advisor on Global Education. The announcement was made by Gordon Brown, who is the United Nations' Special Envoy for Global Education....
  • Food deflation to end in a few weeks: Kaushik Basu 07-01-2012 09:59 PM

    Kolkata: The recent deflation in food prices is expected to continue for the next few weeks, following which a scenario of low inflation in food prices will be witnessed from February, Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu said on Saturday. "The deflation in food prices could continue for a couple of...
  • Lenardo DiCaprio joins social media firm 27-10-2011 02:58 PM

    New York: Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest Hollywood star to move into social media after signing up as an advisor for a start-up company. The 36-year-old actor's new role will see him advise bosses at Mobli, a visual media firm which was introduced to him by a friend while the...
  • Markets swoon, brokers become couples counselors 06-09-2011 07:00 PM

    New York: With investors falling in and out love with Wall Street at a rapid pace, some financial advisers are finding themselves playing a new role -- that of marriage counselor. In general, people don't appear to agree about one of the most critical investment decisions of their married life:...
  • Obama picks Princeton economist as top adviser 29-08-2011 08:55 PM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Alan Krueger, the Princeton University economist, as his top adviser to boost the country's economy ahead of the 2012 presidential election. 50-year-old Krueger was designated the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), which is a three-member body to advise the...
  • 'RBI's sharp rate hike unexpected but needed' 26-07-2011 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu on Tuesday said the sharp rise in interest rates by RBI was unexpected, but the difficult decision was needed to rein in inflation which is nearing double digit. He said both the Government as well as RBI are working together to check inflation....
  • Osama had support system in Pakistan: US 04-07-2011 09:50 AM

    Washington: Osama bin Laden "had some sort of support mechanism" while operating out of Pakistan for six years, a top White House official has said, even as he reiterated that there is no evidence so far which indicates that the top leadership in the country knew about it. "The fact...
  • Jaya asks NSA to take up Tamils issue with Lanka 09-06-2011 09:40 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday urged National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon to take up with Sri Lanka the issue of rehabilitation of displaced Tamils in the island nation and ensure they were allowed to live with dignity and equal rights on par with the Sinhalese. Jayalalithaa also...
  • Former TCS chief appointed as PM's advisor 29-01-2011 01:37 PM

    Davos: S Ramadorai, former chief of IT giant firm TCS, has been appointed as an advisor to Prime Minister on Skill Development, a move seen as part of the government's efforts to rope in private sector professionals to assist on policy matters. Ramadorai retired as CEO of the country's largest...