Policies

  • Full text: RBI's fourth bi-monthly monetary policy review Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • India is a long-term bet, but only with good policies and economic support, says Rajeev Bhaman 4 days ago

    India is a strong long-term bet, but only if policy and economic support comes in says Rajeev Bhaman of Oppenheimer-funds. Speaking to CNBC-TV18'S Shereeen Bhan, Bhaman says that the indices do not necessarily show a full picture of the India story since most of the euphoria is in a small...
  • Government begins revision of skill development policy 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Terming skill development and entrepreneurship "critical" for developing youth as productive workforce, the government today said that it has initiated the process of revising the National Policy on Skill Development. The government has also directed the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) to create a web portal where persons interested...
  • Textiles Minister to meet state ministers on new textile policy on Wednesday September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar will deliberate upon measures to increase production, boost exports and generate employment in the textiles sector at a meeting with state ministers on Wednesday. The annual conference with state textiles ministers will discuss the suggestions received from states for framing the new textiles policy. "The...
  • Facebook temporarily restores hundreds of deleted drag queen profiles September 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook says it temporarily restored hundreds of deleted profiles of selfdescribed drag queens and others, but declined to change a policy requiring account holders to use their real names rather than drag names such as Lil Ms. Hot Mess and Sister Roma. The company restored the names on Wednesday...
  • India and China look to put knotty relations on new footing September 17, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The electricity board in this Indian city has been instructed to avoid any power cuts and officials have been told to have their shoes polished and their shirts tucked in, nothing has been left to chance for this week's visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. India's new Prime Minister, Narendra...
  • Acting with social, health issues in mind: Kerala government to HC on liquor policy September 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has filed an affidavit in the High Court on its new liquor policy. The government explained that it decided to go ahead with the liquor policy keeping in mind the social and health aspects of the people of the state. The government said the right to...
  • Delhi government hires 6,000 teachers to fill shortage in schools September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: To overcome the problem of shortage of teachers in the government schools in the national capital, Delhi government has hired more than 6,000 guest teachers and 10,000 more are expected to join soon, a senior official said. "Several initiatives are being taken to fill the gap of shortage...
  • Liquor prohibition: Do partial bans work? September 11, 2014

    It is a big day for the bar owners in Kerala, whose plea against cancellation of their licences will be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. CNNIBN asks whether the partial liquor bans work. ...
  • Relief for Kerala bar owners, SC directs state not to cancel their licences till September 30 September 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a temporary relief for Kerala bar owners, the Supreme Court directed the Kerala government not to cancel their licences till September 30. The SC asked Kerala HC to hear the petition challenging the state government's prohibition policy as soon as possible. Hitting out hard on the state government, the...
  • Dday for Kerala bar owners, SC to hear plea against liquor ban order today September 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: It is a big day for the bar owners in Kerala, whose plea against cancellation of their licences will be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. The SC had on Wednesday questioned the logic behind the state government's new liquor policy for limiting bar licences to only 5star...
  • Centre's new education policy: Homework on SMS, parental access to teachers' attendance September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Partyled government is all set to revamp the National Education Policy and unveil a new education policy, government sources told CNNIBN. In this regard, Centre will hold consultations with IITs to fix goals in the fields of technology and mathematics, which will be lay foundation for...
  • Indian economy warms in afterglow of Narendra Modi's triumph August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The afterglow of Narendra Modi's election victory nearly four months ago is expected to have helped India's lumbering economy register its fastest growth in more than two years for the quarter ending in June. India's new prime minister has promised to make it easier to do business through speedier...
  • Modi's 100 days in power: A look at PM's foreign policies August 25, 2014

    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...
  • We don't sell personal data to advertisers: Fitbit August 23, 2014

    Albany: Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitnesstracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by US Sen. Charles Schumer. The San Franciscobased company spelled out its privacy policy on its website after Schumer warned of a potential "privacy...
  • Female bank staffers may soon get transfers of their choice August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Female employees of public sector banks will soon be entitled to a major benefit of getting transfers of their choice. The Finance Ministry has asked the banks to formulate womenfriendly transfer policies so that they can get transfers at places where their husbands are working or parents are living. The...
  • Inflation at 5 month low of 5.19 per cent in July August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Inflation dipped to a five month low of 5.19 per cent in July mainly on account of decline in prices of some food articles, vegetables and protein rich items. It was at 5.43 per cent last month and 5.84 per cent in July 2013. Inflation in the overall food articles...
  • Arun Jaitley nudges RBI to cut rate to boost growth August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Nudging the Reserve Bank of India to cut interest rates to boost growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that he had already made his mind clear and hoped the central bank will take decision after taking into account various factors. The RBI had maintained statusquo on interest...
  • Political appointees should resign with change of government: UP Governor Ram Naik August 8, 2014

    UP Governor Ram Naik, who on Friday took additional charge of Rajasthan, said political appointees keeping in mind the tradition, should resign voluntarily withthe change of government. Replying to a question on whether Governors should resign in such cases, Naik said there has been a tradition in the country of "proactive...
  • RBI keeps repo rate unchanged, cuts SLR for banks by 0.5 pc August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its key policy repo rate unchanged on Tuesday as widely expected, but warned about inflationary risks should a shortfall in monsoon rains spark a surge in food prices. The RBI also lowered banks' minimum bond holding requirements, known as the statutory liquidity ratio...
  • RBI to unveil credit policy review, interest rate may remain unchanged August 5, 2014

    The Reserve Bank of India will come out with its credit policy review on Tuesday. It is likely to maintain status quo on interest rate in its bimonthly monetary policy review. The central bank may prepare ground for an easier rate regime by introducing some liquidity enhancing measures. In spite...
  • John Kerry to deliver major foreign policy speech on India July 27, 2014

    Washington:Laying out a roadmap of longterm 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 USIndia partnership brings to Asia and to the...
  • Government bid to rope in young interns for policy formulation July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has decided to engage young interns to help it in improving policy formulation. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has sought nominations from Indian nationals who are graduate, postgraduate or research students enrolled in reputed universities or institutions in India or abroad and preferably having specialisation...
  • Making schools safe: Need to frame clear policies to curb violence against children July 21, 2014

    The arrest of a school skating instructor for the rape of a 6yearold child in a Bangalore school has sparked a nationwide debate on the need to reascertain and frame the right policies to safeguard the security of children in school, and to curb the incidences of violence against students....
  • West Bengal without forest policy and ecotourism strategy: CAG July 15, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal does not have a forest policy or an ecotourism strategy to meet the objectives set in the National Forest Policy, the Comptroller and Auditor General has pointed out in its latest report. In 2006, the National Forest Commission had recommended that each state should have its own forest...
  • 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...
  • Tracking Monsoon: Need to increase the seed production, says Food Policy Analyst July 12, 2014

    Food Policy Analyst Devendra Sharma said "the government says that they have several contingency plans that they are to incorporate, but to my knowledge these plans already exist in states like Punjab." ...
  • Government, RBI to devise modern monetary policy framework July 10, 2014

    New Delhi/Chennai: With prices staying at stubbornly high level, the government and the RBI on Thursday agreed to devise a modern monetary policy framework with clear inflation targeting. The tone for inflation targeting was set by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech when he stressed on a modern monetary...
  • Germany to tighten asylum policy July 4, 2014

    Berlin: German parliament on Thursday voted to tighten Germany's asylum law to contain the flow of asylum seekers from Balkan countries, media reports said. The new law declares Serbia, Macedonia and BosniaHerzegovina "safer countries of origin", where no political persecution is to be feared, Xinhua quoted German television ARD as saying...