POLICIES

  • Government wants to make Northeast a trade & business hub of South East Asia: Kiren Rijiju December 6, 2014

    Agartala: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that the Narendra Modi government has changed the 'Look-East Policy' to 'Act East Policy' to make the North-Eastern region a trade and business hub of South East Asia. "The North Eastern region has 98 per cent of its...
  • A change in the monetary policy stance is likely early next year: Raghuram Rajan December 2, 2014

    The Indian economy is finally showing signs of being back on track. Falling crude oild prices have helped but the RBI Governor is yet to cut rates and wants more time. ...
  • Is the Indian economy on the path of good times? December 2, 2014

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set a target of 6 per cent for consumer price index by 2016, said RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan adding that inflation is near comfort zone. So now the question arises Is the Indian economy on the path of good times? ...
  • RBI sets 6 pc consumer price index target for 2016 December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set a target of 6 per cent for consumer price index by 2016, said RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan adding that inflation is near comfort zone. Talking to Network18, the RBI Governor said inflation has been on the glide path. "We are seeing positive...
  • Live: Inflation is near comfort zone, 6 pc consumer price index target by 2016, says RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan December 2, 2014

    Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan in an interview with Network18 talks on various economic policies. ...
  • Gold prices soar by Rs 840 in biggest single-day gain in 2014 December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Posting this year's biggest single-day rise of Rs 840, gold on Tuesday regained the Rs 27,000 per ten gram level after a gap of over one month in the national capital, tracking rebounds in global markets. In addition, pick-up in domestic demand from jewellers and retailers for the...
  • Full statement: RBI keeps key rates unchanged in its bi-monthly monetary policy December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation, RBI has kept the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 8.0 per cent. Monetary and Liquidity Measures On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation, it has been...
  • RBI keeps interest rates unchanged at 8.0 per cent, mantains focus on containing inflation December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: As expected, the Reserve Bank of India has kept the interest rates unchanged at 8.0 per cent on Tuesday, staying focused on containing inflation while adopting a more dovish tone in response to the government's call for help to revive economic growth. RBI said that on the basis of an...
  • Australian Open tweaks heat policy for 2015 December 2, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian Open organisers have tweaked their 'Extreme Heat Policy' for next year's tournament after being accused of forcing players to perform in "inhumane" conditions during a heatwave in January. Despite water bottles melting, ballboys collapsing and players vomiting and passing out when temperatures exceeded 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit)...
  • PM Modi to address annual DGP conference today, lay down policy on terror, security issues November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay down policy on terror and international security issues during the second day of the 49th All India DGPs and IGPs conference in Guwahati on Sunday. The meet comes in the wake of the recent arrest of an ISIS terrorist from Mumbai and also...
  • Facebook finalises its simplified privacy policy; to go into effect January 1, 2015 November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook, which invited users to comment on its new privacy policy until November 20, is now ready with the final version that will go into effect January 1, 2015. The company has already started sending out notifications informing users of the updated terms, data policy, and cookies policy...
  • Barack Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance November 26, 2014

    Chicago: President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation. At least four hecklers, all of them women, yelled at the President at the...
  • Centre framing new education policy, to come out by 2015: Smriti Irani November 15, 2014

    Varanasi: The NDA government was framing a new education policy to remove existing loopholes and give maximum and easy access to better education to all sections of the society, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Saturday. The new policy, she said, is expected to come out next year. "We want...
  • Birsa Munda Jayanti: 5 biggest tribal issues still remain unaddressed in Jharkhand November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar on Bhagwan Birsa Munda's birthday in 2000. The election season has begun and political parties are campaigning with old and new promises. But the policies of the nine governments, all headed by tribal chief ministers in the last 14 years, have widely been...
  • Facebook collects information from the photos you share, tracks what you do on WhatsApp: 5 things to know about the company's new privacy policy November 15, 2014

    New York: Facebook is once again trying to simplify its privacy policy, largely to address criticisms that it's too complex and lengthy for the average user. Laid out with illustrations into short subsections, the new policy explains what types of information Facebook collects and how it uses the data. The new...
  • Facebook attempts to simplify privacy policy again, invites user comments November 14, 2014

    New York: One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy - and make it much shorter - to explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users. The world's largest online social network uses the information people share on its site, along with the apps they...
  • China has its way on APEC free-trade deal November 11, 2014

    Beijing: APEC leaders agreed to work towards possible adoption of a "historic" free-trade deal proposed by China, in a victory for the Communist giant as it strives for a bigger role in formulating global trade policy. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members' endorsement of a roadmap for promoting the Free...
  • Factors likely to determine polling pattern in Jharkhand November 11, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand is well known for two things: rich mineral wealth and oldest tribes. Much has been said about the development of this backward region but no party has come up with a clear vision to take the state forward. We spoke to students, young executives, writers and people from all...
  • New educational policy likely to come out next year: Smriti Irani November 2, 2014

    Kochi: The new educational policy of the BJP-led NDA government is likely to be rolled out next year, Union HRD minister Smriti Irani said on Sunday. "The deliberations on the proposed new policy will start next year and we should have a policy," she said. "We will start a new educational...
  • Bangalore rape: Such incidents happened earlier as well, says ex-student October 31, 2014

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, an ex student of the school claimed that there had been more such incidents in the school in the past. "This incident has come out now but there was another man, over 60 years old, who used to do the same thing but that never came out...
  • India, US trade meeting likely in November October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The high-level Trade Policy Forum (TPF) of India and the US is expected to meet after a 4-year gap on November 25 to provide a boost to bilateral commerce and investment. India and US trade officials have prepared the framework for the ministerial level meeting of the TPF,...
  • Kerala liquor sale falls after new liquor policy October 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sales have fallen with the new liquor policy being in force in Kerala since September, a minister said on Friday. Excise Minister K Babu told reporters that ever since the Congress-led UDF government assumed office in 2011, the rate of growth of liquor sales, which stood at 21 per cent,...
  • Indian government finalises policy that allows Tibetans in exile to start enterprises October 22, 2014

    Dharamsala: After getting the right to exercise their franchise in the Indian political system, Tibetans in exile can now start their own enterprises. A decision to this effect was finalised following the approval of the "Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy 2014" by the government of India this week, an official said here Wednesday. According...
  • RBI redistributes work among Deputy Governors October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank, which is in the process of restructuring some of its departments, redistributed work among its four Deputy Governors. It said that consequent on reorganisation of the departments/work areas in the Reserve Bank effective on November 3, 2014, the portfolios of the Deputy Governors has been redistributed....
  • MHA to frame new anti-Naxal Naxal policy, plans a carrot and stick policy October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs is framing a new set of anti-Naxal policy to tackle the menace in various states of India. The new policies are expected to allow massive use of force coupled with targeted development to neutralise Naxals. The MHA is likely to seek Cabinet approval...
  • HC asks Maharashtra government to frame fresh witness protection policy October 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to frame a fresh policy by November 30 to provide protection to witnesses in the light of its observations and recommendations made by the Law Commission of India. "Until the new policy is formulated, we direct the State Government to...
  • India's first national policy on mental health launched October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The union health ministry on Friday launched the country's first ever mental health policy to provide access to good quality treatment to mentally ill people with the focus on those living in poverty. The policy, launched by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, is backed up by the "Mental Health...
  • Finance Ministry, RBI to decide on monetary policy framework by December end October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry and the RBI will finalise a new monetary policy framework by December end under which the central bank will pursue the retail inflation target to be decided by the government. According to official sources, the internal work for the new...
  • Full text: RBI's fourth bi-monthly monetary policy review September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday left all key rates unchanged citing continued risks to inflation and difficult external situation especially on the geopolitical front. Here is the full text of the report: ...
  • Reserve Bank of India keeps key rates unchanged September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India did not spring up any surprise move in its fourth bi-monthly monetary policy review. The central bank has kept key rates unchanged. This is the fourth consecutive time that the RBI has kept key interest rates unchanged despite clamours from the industry to...