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  • India's birth rate declines Yesterday

    New Delhi: India's birth rate declined by 0.2 points with Kerala registering the lowest in 2013, according latest official data. "The Crude Birth Rate (CBR) at the national level during 2013 stands at 21.4, a decline of 0.2 points over 2012. "The maximum CBR has been reported in Bihar (27.6)...
  • 8,973 criminal cases with senior citizens as victims in India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As many as 8,973 criminal cases, in which senior citizens were victims, have been registered in the country till October this year and cheating and robbery accounted for maximum numbers of cases, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. The maximum number of 2,257 cases...
  • Wholesale price inflation hits a zero, lowest in over five years December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Wholesale price inflation hit a zero level in November, the lowest in about five and half years, on account of decline in prices of food, fuel and manufactured items. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation was at 1.77 per cent in October and 7.52 per cent in November...
  • In modernising India, suicide is on the rise among young December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Pinki Chauhan, a straight-A physics and maths student, arrived at her university campus in India shortly after breakfast, poured petrol over her wispy frame and lit a match. The 19-year-old ran screaming across the college grounds in Gurgaon, near the capital New Delhi, before falling to her knees in...
  • India will exceed China's growth rate; 2014 a landmark year: RIL chief Mukesh Ambani December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Reliance Industries Limited chairperson Mukesh Ambani in an exclusive interview with Network18 said internal stability will help India increase its growth rate. "I have no doubt in my mind that we will be the fastest growing economy in the next two or three years," said Ambani. The business tycoon referred...
  • 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...
  • RBI expected to hold rates, sound dovish to soothe government December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India is expected to keep interest rates unchanged 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. Forty-one of 45 economists saw the RBI keeping the repo rate at 8.00...
  • Non-subsidised LPG price cut by Rs 113 per cylinder December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Price of non-subsidized cooking gas (LPG) on Monday was cut by a steep Rs 113 per cylinder and that of jet fuel (ATF) by 4.1 per cent as international oil rates slumped to multi-year lows. A 14.2-kg cylinder of non-subsidized LPG will now cost Rs 752, down from...
  • GDP slides down to 5.3 per cent in second quarter November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian economy grew at a better-than-expected rate of 5.3 per cent in July-September quarter on account of improved performance of mining, power and certain services sectors. The Gross Domestic Growth in the second quarter was better than 5.2 per cent of the same period last fiscal but was slower...
  • Rate cut by RBI will give a good fillip to the economy: Arun Jaitley November 18, 2014

    Pushing for a rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the measure would give a good fillip to the economy. Jaitley's comments came on the back of a slide in crude oil prices and inflation moderating. "I am quite clear in my mind...
  • Chhattisgarh's Baiga tribe vulnerable because of their high mortality rate November 14, 2014

    A single-member commission under a retired judge has been constituted to probe the botched sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur. CNN-IBN's Saahil Menghani traveled to Chhattisgarh's Gorrila village where women of the protected Baiga tribe have been made to undergo sterilisation surgeries. This tribe is particularly vulnerable because of their high mortality...
  • 5.5 lakh police vacancies: Centre tells states to fill up in 1 year November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: With 5.5 lakh posts in police force lying vacant across the country, the Centre has asked all states to fill up the vacancies in a time-bound manner, preferably within a year, as the crime graph is soaring gradually. In separate letters to chief secretaries and DGPs of all states...
  • LPG rate hiked by Rs 3 per cylinder October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Subsidised cooking gas (LPG) rates have been hiked by Rs 3 per cylinder after the government raised the commission paid to dealers. The commission paid to dealers was last week hiked by Rs 3 per 14.2-kg cylinder to Rs 43.71. Consequently, retail selling price of subsidised LPG too...
  • Diesel deregulation credit positive for India: Moody's October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The decisions to deregulate diesel prices and hike the natural gas prices are "credit positive" as it would bring in fiscal discipline, ratings agencies Moody's said on Tuesday. "The decision to fully deregulate diesel prices signals fiscal discipline on the part of the sovereign, which we view as credit positive,"...
  • RBI's fresh agility helps tame India's money market volatility October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has finally made progress in taming the country's volatile money markets, displaying two traits it has been rarely associated with in the past: flexibility and a willingness to correct course mid-way. The overnight cash rate, a key indicator of liquidity, has recovered from a...
  • 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...
  • CNN-IBN shares 33 per cent of total viewership, tops English news channels' chart September 25, 2014

    CNN-IBN after the CNN world exclusive interview of Prime Minister Modi shares 33 per cent of total viewership. The channel tops the English news channels' chart leaving closest competitor way back. ...
  • Hike in circle rates in Delhi to hit housing demand September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Increase in circle rates by up to 20 per cent in the national capital could further dampen investor sentiment and affect housing market, according to global property consultants. The Delhi government on Monday raised the circle rates -- the minimum valuation at which properties have to be registered --...
  • Home prices set to zoom as Delhi government hikes circle rates September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Home prices in the capital are set to go up further with Delhi government on Monday hiking the circle rates the minimum valuation at which properties have to be registered by up to 20 per cent with an aim to check black money component in sale...
  • Government to launch its most ambitious scheme to reduce infant mortality rate tomorrow September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry will launch its most ambitious plan to reduce child mortality rate in India on Thursday. According to sources, the government plans to reduce the mortality rate from 29/1000 to single digits. Under the plan, the government plans to provide Vitamin K injection to all new borns...
  • India has the highest number of deaths among children below 5 September 16, 2014

    United Nations: India's child mortality rate has dropped by more than half since 1990 but it still recorded the world's highest number of deaths among children below age five in 2013, a United Nations report said on Tuesday, acknowledging the progress made by the world's second most populous nation. The report,...
  • Miracle baby survives in spite of weighing half a kilogram at birth September 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Baby Syeda who weighed less than half a kilogram at birth has now survived and blossomed into a 4monthold healthy baby weighing 2 kilogram. The baby is set to be taken home by her parents who thank the doctors for their persistent efforts. Syeda was born weighing just 470...
  • Prison suicide rate rises in Britain September 12, 2014

    London: The number of prisoners who took their own lives in England and Wales from 201314 increased by 64 per cent, according to an independent investigation released on Thursday. The prisons complaint watchdog Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) on Thursday issued the annual report (201314), saying there were 90 apparently selfinflicted...
  • US drug patent expiries to benefit Indian pharma industry September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Expiry of drug patents in the US is great news for not only consumers but also the domestic pharmaceutical industry, where generics account for about 75 per cent of total sales, CARE Ratings said in its report released on Wednesday. Indian pharmaceutical companies have an opportunity to capitalise on the...
  • AprilJune GDP growth at 5.7 per cent, highest in last nine quarters August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian economy registered its highest growth in nine quarters this financial year. According to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the Indian economy registered a GDP growth of 5.7 per cent in the AprilJune quarter of 201415. The GDP rose from 4.6 per cent in the last...
  • 100 days of Modi government: The hits and misses August 28, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to complete 100 days in office. CNBCTV 18 CEOs' poll rates Modi's overall performance to be 7.8/10. Speedy decision making and taking steps in the right direction have been accounted as the government's biggest achievement. ...
  • Air India's grand celebratory sale: Tickets at just Rs 100 August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India on Wednesday will celebrate its merger with erstwhile Indian Airlines as 'Air India Day', offering tickets for Rs 100 for a limited period. "This is the first time the airline will be celebrating the 'Air India Day'. A function will be held to celebrate the...
  • EPFO to pay 8.75 per cent interest on PF deposits in 201415 August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Retirement fund body EPFO's trustees on Tuesday decided to retain interest payment on provident fund deposits for 201415 at 8.75 per cent. "It has been decided to pay 8.75 per cent interest in the current fiscal," Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) K K Jalan told PTI after the meeting...
  • 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...