Liberalisation

  • India puts group visa facility for Pak nationals on hold March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after five Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed in a fiyadeen attack in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, India on Thursday said it will not start group tourist visa facility for Pakistan nationals from Friday as it scheduled. As per the agreement between India's Home...
  • Investors expect too much from India: Kamal Nath January 24, 2013

    Davos: Emphasising that India has seen large number of reforms in recent years, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath on January 24 said that even a lull in activities is taken as paralysis since expectations from investors are too high. Nath, who is leading the Indian delegation at the annual World...
  • Indian visa policy for Pak on hold due to 'no takers' January 15, 2013

    Wagah Border: India's visa liberalisation policy for Pakistani senior citizens did not see any takers on Tuesday, due to which the policy was put on hold, according to sources in the Ministry of External Affairs. Even as tension prevailed at the Line of Control, sources say there was no change...
  • Indo-Pak visa liberalisation for senior citizens at Wagah a no-show January 15, 2013

    Wagah Border: Despite the tension at the Line of Control, India is continuing with its visa liberalisation to Pakistanis allowing senior citizens, to get visas on arrival at the Wagah Border. But it has been a no-show so far as no Pakistani senior citizen has crossed over from the Wagah...
  • Pak Interior Minister Rehman Malik to arrive today December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The founder of the jobs portal 'Naukri.com' Sanjeev Bhikhchandani visited Pakistan in September earlier this year. He said that business was the answer to better relations between India and Pakistan, even though it had its own set of risks. "I believe if you want lasting peace then you...
  • J&K: India-Pak visa pact raises hope among people September 13, 2012

    Srinagar: The recent visa liberalisation pact between India and Pakistan has brought joy and hope among scores of people living in Kashmir, to meet their relatives on the other side of the border. Muhammad Hussain Naqsbandi, 70, who has been pining to visit his close relations in Rawalpindi over the last...
  • Indo-Pak talks: Krishna meets Punjab CM, Governor September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met Punjab Governor Latif Khosa and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday. Upon his arrival in Lahore, Krishna said, "Well, all this is going to help foster a much more cordial relationship between our two countries." "It is my earnest desire and the...
  • Blame game over terror must stop: Hina Rabbani Khar September 9, 2012

    Indian and Pakistani Foreign Ministers finished their talks on Saturday evening amidst an atmosphere of positivity, and though there were few concrete assurances on the 26/11 trial in Pakistan, both nations signed a new liberalised visa agreement. ...
  • India, Pak liberalised visa pact historic: FICCI September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The signing of liberalised visa agreement has been hailed as a 'historic landmark' by the industry body FICCI. "The signing today of a liberalised visa agreement between India and Pakistan is a historic landmark in the normalisation of bilateral relations, which has been given a new thrust during...
  • Krishna meets Khar, terrorism high on agenda September 8, 2012

    Islamabad: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna began crucial talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar on Saturday to review the second round of resumed dialogue with issues like terrorism to be on top of the agenda. The one-to-one meeting between Krishna and Khar was followed by delegation-level talks between the...
  • Reforms without regulations led to scams: Moily February 28, 2012

    Bangalore: India would have been able to avoid corporate frauds and scams in high places had it put in place regulatory mechanisms and certain policies, along with the introduction of liberalisation regime in 1991, Corporate Affairs Minister M Veerappa Moily has said. The then Finance Minister Manmohan Singh had to "pronounce"...
  • PM's economic reforms will spell doom: CPM February 17, 2011

    New Delhi: The CPI (M) on Thursday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intention of undertaking major economic reform measures in the near future will "spell doom" for the people. Noting that Singh during a media interaction on Wednesday had given "an indication that major economic reforms are round the corner", senior...
  • NASSCOM seeks liberalisation of education sector July 5, 2007

    New Delhi: The IT industry lobby NASSCOM on Thursday sought the liberalisation of education sector and said allowing corporates would ensure the development of better industry oriented graduates with specific skill sets. "The education system should be liberalised and allowed to run like a corporate entity...