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  • India wants to resolve all issues with Pakistan through talks: NSA 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Asserting that there are no problems which cannot be resolved, India on Tuesday said it would like to address all its issues with Pakistan through talks while having an "effective deterrence" to deal with terrorism emanating from there. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval also emphasised that India wants to...
  • Arvind Subramanian is a creative thinker: US think tank October 16, 2014

    Washington: Arvind Subramanian, appointed as India's Chief Economic Adviser, is more than just a mainstream macro-economist and is a creative thinker, the head of a top American think tank on economic issues said on Thursday. "Arvind is much more than your mainstream macro-economist. He is an immensely knowledgeable and creative...
  • US-based economist Arvind Subramanian appointed next Chief Economic Advisor October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The US-based economist Arvind Subramanian has been appointed as India's chief economic adviser. An official order has been issued by the Centre in this regard. Subramanian, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, was informally recommended to the post by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and later...
  • PM Modi seeks names for appointment of Chief Economic Advisor October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The appointment of the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) in the Finance Ministry is likely to be delayed further as Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants more names of prospective candidates for the job. The post of CEA has been lying vacant for over a year now after Raghuram Rajan...
  • USbased Subramanian likely to be next Chief Economic Advisor August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: USbased economist Arvind Subramanian is likely to be appointed Chief Economic Advisor in the Finance Ministry. According to sources, his name has been recommended to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for approval. The post of CEA has been lying vacant since Raghuram Rajan left the Finance Ministry to...
  • US forces flow into Baghdad to assess Iraq troops June 25, 2014

    Washington: Nearly half of the roughly 300 US military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have begun to assess Iraqi forces in the fight against Sunni militants, the Defense Department has said as the US increased aid to the besieged country. On...
  • 300 US military advisors to arrive in Iraq June 22, 2014

    The first of the 300 US military advisors are set to arrive in Iraq to help the government deal with the situation. US President Barack Obama announced that no more than 300 advisors would help the Iraqi government. ...
  • Shiite cleric issues threat to US military advisers bound to Iraq June 22, 2014

    Baghdad: A highlevel Shiite cleric in Iraq issued a warning to American military advisers bound for Iraq on Friday, hours before Sunni militants captured a crossing on Iraq's border with Syria and Shiite militia members paraded in Baghdad and other cities. Sky News reported that Nassir alSaedi, a cleric loyal...
  • Ajit Doval appointed new National Security Advisor May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has appointed Ajit Kumar Doval as the new National Security Advisor. Doval, who has had a positive track record, was formerly the director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB). Doval was also the first police officer to be awarded the Kirti Chakra, the highest peace time award. ...
  • Manmohan Singh not a silent leader; he cannot react to tweets: PMO April 18, 2014

    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 facts...
  • What Sanjaya Baru told CNN-IBN about his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' April 14, 2014

    Live Blog: Sanjaya Baru on books row ...
  • IndoCanadian women face racism at Vancouver bar November 11, 2013

    Toronto: An IndoCanadian 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 IndoCanadians were celebrating her 26th birthday on October 19 at a bar in Gastown area when its manager...
  • India addressing concerns of US nuclear suppliers: Shivshankar Menon September 20, 2013

    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 commercial...
  • Excessive regulation can impede financial innovation, says C Rangarajan September 16, 2013

    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 the...
  • Hamid Karzai to visit Pakistan today, release of Taliban leader on agenda August 26, 2013

    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 office...
  • LoC killings: PMO says statement not changed at its behest August 7, 2013

    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 reports...
  • Defence Minister AK Antony reviews security situation August 2, 2013

    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 the...
  • PM, advisors take lead in fighting rupee slide: sources July 30, 2013

    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 on...
  • Britain to help Pakistan devise antiterror strategy July 18, 2013

    Islamabad: Britain has plans to work in partnership with Pakistan to provide expertise and support in developing counterterrorism 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 war...
  • Susan Rice joins White House as National Security Advisor July 2, 2013

    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...
  • IndiaChina border talks today, NSA advisor to meet Chinese Premier June 28, 2013

    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 June 16, 2013

    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 June 16, 2013

    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 an...
  • Finance Ministry to take steps to strengthen rupee at right time June 11, 2013

    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 continue...
  • Chhattisgarh govt refutes KPS Gill's claim against CM May 29, 2013

    Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government on Tuesday refuted exPunjab 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 April 15, 2013

    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 highranking advisors appointed on Saturday by the new Pope to an advisory council to look into ways...
  • Jackie Chan appointed delegate to China advisory board February 3, 2013

    Beijing: Hollywood iron man Jackie Chan has taken up a new role. Chan, who retired from acting in 2012, has been appointed as a nationallevel delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. People's Political Consultative Conference is one of China's top political advisory boards. According to the actor's representatives he...
  • Cricket Australia appoints Lillee as team advisor January 30, 2013

    Cricket Australia has appointed fast bowling great Dennis Lillee as an advisor, days after spinner Shane Warne panned the board and said cricket people needed to be running the team rather than 'muppets'. Lillee would provide coaching services, guidance and mentoring to Australia's emerging fast bowlers as well as the national...
  • India setting up cyber security architecture: NSA January 22, 2013

    Bangalore: India is setting up a national cyber security architecture to protect critical information infrastructure and other networks, National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon said on Monday. "The National Security Council has approved the architecture in principle and we are working out the implementation details with the ministries and agencies concerned,...
  • Need to get new investments going: Chief Economic Advisor December 27, 2012

    Chief Economic Advisor Dr Raghuram Rajan has said that forecasting growth around turning points in very difficult and conceded that there is a steady decline in growth, adding that steps need to be taken in that regard urgently. In an interview with Karan Thapar on 'Devil's Advocate', the Chief Economic Advisor...