Foreign

  • Government notifies FDI liberalisation in Railways 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday notified the liberalised Foreign Direct Investment norms for the Railways, permitting 100 per cent FDI through automatic route in several areas, including high speed trains. Other segments of the Railways in which FDI will be allowed include suburban corridor projects through Public Private Partnership (PPP),...
  • Modi's 100 days in power: A look at PM's foreign policies 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed 100 days in power on Monday. PM Narendra Modi began his tenure with a diplomatic coup of sorts, securing the attendance of all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) heads of states and Mauritius...
  • Cancellation of talks with India setback to ties: Pakistan August 18, 2014

    Islamabad: Describing the cancellation of next week's Foreign Secretary-level talks as a "setback" to Indo-Pak ties, Pakistan today defended its consultations with Kashmiri separatists, saying it was a "long-standing practice" to hold such meetings prior to bilateral parleys. "The Indian decision is a setback to the efforts by our leadership to...
  • Is Centre's decision to scrap Pak talks a knee-jerk reaction? August 18, 2014

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hour-long meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. CNN-IBN takes views from across across the country over the Indo-Pak talks. ...
  • India calls off talks after Pakistan envoy meets Kashmiri separatist leaders August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hour-long meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. Facing flak from the Opposition Congress over continuing ceasefire violations by...
  • Aircel-Maxis case: CBI planning to question Finance Ministry officials August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI is mulling questioning some officials of the Finance Ministry who were part of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance process given to Aircel-Maxis deal even as it plans to file the first charge sheet in the matter this week. Making it clear that no suspects have been identified...
  • Rupee down most in a week vs US dollar to end at 61.21 as inflation rises August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee on Wednesday fell 13 paise in its biggest drop in a week to end at 61.21 against the Greenback following fresh dollar demand from importers, amid uptick in retail inflation and slowing industrial production growth. However, better local equities and some capital inflows helped restrict the fall...
  • Rupee rises 9 paise to 1-week high of 61.08 vs US dollar August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee on Tuesday rose by nine paise to end at one-week high of 61.08 against the greenback on fresh dollar selling by banks and exporters. The rupee resumed steady at 61.17 per dollar and hovered in a range of 61.07 and 61.22 per dollar before ending at...
  • Six criminals rob man of foreign currency, ornaments August 11, 2014

    Six unidentified persons looted cash including foreign currency and other valuables worth Rs 3 lakhs from a man who was returning to his native village in Muzaffarnagar from Saudi Arabia, police said. Six armed men came in a car and intercepted the victim Nafis' car on Delhi-Dehradun National highway near here yesterday,...
  • Rupee up 13 paise against dollar in early trade August 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee strengthened by 13 paise to 61.02 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on Monday on increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks. Besides, the dollar's weakness against other currencies overseas and a higher opening in the domestic equity market...
  • FDI, UPSC CSAT rock Parliament, TMC, BSP demand discussion August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliament was on Thursday rocked by the UPSC CSAT and FDI issues with the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Trinamool Congress demanding discussion on both the issues. While the UPSC CSAT issue still remains without a solution, the TMC raised objections to the government increase FDI in defence...
  • Philippines urges workers in Libya to leave while they can August 2, 2014

    Manila: The Philippines urged its thousands of workers in Libya on Saturday to leave the strife-torn nation now while they still can, warning that the remaining exit routes were closing fast. A ship chartered by Manila is set to sail from Malta in the coming days to pick up Filipinos...
  • 'You don't need to carry your own toilet paper to Delhi. Poverty selfie isn't cool at all': 10 valuable pieces of advice no one gives to foreign tourists travelling to India but should August 1, 2014

    A Reddit thread by foreigners asking for advice before they travelled to India threw up some pretty interesting things.There is no point in outraging over and dramaticizing the ignorance foreigners often show about Indian customs. Many of their concerns are real. If you travelled to Africa, you would be apprehensive...
  • Nearly 6,000 Indians languishing in foreign jails July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly 6,000 Indians are currently languishing in foreign jails with maximum of 1,400 being lodged in Saudi Arabia, government said on Thursday. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who also looks after the Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry, said a total of 5,986...
  • Rupee rises 7 paise Vs US dollar to end at over 2-week high of 60.06 July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: In line with the recovery in local equities, the Indian rupee on Wednesday washed out early losses and closed up by seven paise at over two-week high of 60.06 against the greenback. Fresh dollar selling by exporters too aided the rupee rise while a firm dollar overseas capped the...
  • Rupee slips by 3 paise to nearly 1-week low of 60.13 vs dollar July 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee on Monday ended lower by 3 paise to end at nearly a one-week low of 60.13 against the American currency on month-end dollar demand from importers and banks. The rupee resumed lower at 60.12 per dollar as against the last weekend's level of 60.10 per dollar at the...
  • John Kerry to deliver major foreign policy speech on India July 27, 2014

    Washington:Laying out a roadmap of long-term strategic partnership between the largest and oldest democratic countries, US Secretary of States John Kerry will deliver a major foreign policy speech on India. Kerry, will underscore the shared prosperity, democratic values, and security that a strong US-India partnership brings to Asia and to the...
  • Poland cancels cultural project with Russia July 25, 2014

    Warsaw: The Poland government on Thursday announced that it had cancelled plans for celebrating Poland year in Russia and Russia year in Poland, a cultural project planned for 2015. "The decision was taken by the government but both Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and Culture Minister Malgorzata Omilanowska agreed that in the...
  • The Rupee on Friday ended 0.02 points down at 60.10 for the week July 26, 2014

    Mumbai: The Rupee on Friday ended 0.02 points down at 60.10 for the week Dealers attributed the domestic currency's fall to gains made by the dollar against other currencies overseas and fresh demand for the American unit from importers. The rupee had retreated from nearly two-week high and ended three paise lower...
  • Cabinet clears 49% FDI in insurance with Indian control July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved 49 per cent foreign investment in insurance companies through the FIPB route ensuring management control in the hands of Indian promoters. "The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved raising of FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent from 26 per cent,"...
  • India, Pakistan foreign secretaries to meet in Islamabad July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh will meet her Pakistani counterpart, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, in Islamabad on August 25, following a telephonic conversation of the two diplomats on Tuesday. The meeting holds significance as it comes after an array of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army across the LoC in...
  • News 360: Goa ministers spent over Rs 13 crore on foreign tours in 2 years July 22, 2014

    Three Goa ministers and four legislators have spent a whooping Rs 13.24 crore in two years on foreign trips. The travels were made in the name of promoting tourism. ...
  • Three foreign advisers killed in suicide attack near Kabul airport July 22, 2014

    Kabul: A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said. The nationalities of the foreign advisers were not immediately clear. The explosion comes days after one of the most audacious militant attacks in a year on the airport, which...
  • Rupee closes at 60.31 against dollar July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee on Monday closed at 60.31 against US dollar. The rupee recovered by 10 paise to 60.18 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on selling of the American currency by exporters amid increased capital inflows. Further, strengthening of the euro and the yen...
  • Rupee falls to 1-month low vs US dollar, down 10 paise at 60.28 July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee continued its downslide mostly throughout the week and on Friday fell 10 paise to log a one-month closing low of 60.28 against the greenback on dollar demand from importers and rising global risk aversion. Heavy capital inflows in local equities, however, restricted the rupee fall, said forex brokers....
  • US hopeful of addressing nuke liability issues with India July 18, 2014

    Washington: With the new government in power in India, the US believes that there may be an opening to address the contentious nuclear liability issues with India, a top US official said. "While we have not yet had detailed discussion with the Modi government on the way forward on civil nuclear...
  • Rising India is ameliorating influence on China: US July 18, 2014

    Washington: The US has said a rising India is going to be an ameliorating influence on China as there will be areas of both collaboration and competition between the two Asian giants to work on. "A rising India is in some ways going to be an ameliorating influence on China and...
  • Maoists getting support from organisations in Europe: MHA July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday told Parliament that Maoists were getting support from organisation in Europe including Germany, France, Holland and Italy. Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju said that the matter is being taken up with the European countries. Rijiju added that the Maoists have...
  • UK's top diplomat William Hague resigns as Cameron shuffles pack July 15, 2014

    London: British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced his surprise resignation on Monday night ahead of a closely-fought national election next May as part of Prime Minister David Cameron's biggest ever reshuffle of top government jobs. Hague, Britain's most senior diplomat for the past four years and a former leader of Cameron's...
  • PM Modi nuances foreign policy approach ahead of BRICS summit July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday nuanced his government's foreign policy approach seeking an aggressive Indian engagement on global issues to address regional crisis and security threats for restoring global peace and stability while advancing economic stability. Modi, who arrived here amidst light drizzle for an overnight halt en route...