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  • Seven tiger cubs spotted in Satpura tiger reserve 3 days ago

    Bhopal: Seven tiger cubs have been spotted for the first time in Satpura Tiger Reserve which comprises parts of Madhya Pradesh's Hoshnagabad, Betul and Chhindwara districts. "Yes, seven new guests have arrived in our park," Tiger Reserve Field Director RP Singh told PTI. He said while one tigress has given birth...
  • 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...
  • Maharashtra: Bombay HC upholds Muslim quota in educational institutions, Maratha quota stayed November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has stayed Maharashtra government's decision to give 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions. The High court has also stayed the state government's decision to provide 5 per cent reservation to Muslims in public service but allowed them reservation in...
  • Watch: IIP up by 2.5 per cent against 0.4 per cent in August November 13, 2014

    With consumer price inflation dipping and factory output growing slightly, all eyes are now on the Reserve Bank of India. Will it or will it not cut rates at its next meeting is the question. ...
  • Rajnath Singh urges Maoists to end violence and be part of democracy November 13, 2014

    Gurgaon: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday urged Maoists to end violence and be part of democracy for the betterment of India and its people. Rajnath Singh was speaking as the chief guest during the 75th Raising Day of the paramilitary Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF. The minister said there was no...
  • RBI against loan waiver scheme by state governments November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan expressed reservation over the loan waiver scheme by various state governments and also suggested reasonable interest rate ceiling on loans from microfinance lenders. "Repeated loan waivers by various state governments distorts credit pricing, thereby also disrupting the credit market," he said at a function...
  • Pay Rs 20 for using ATM over 5 times a month November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Using ATMs to withdraw money or for other purposes like balance enquiry beyond five times in a month will attract a levy of Rs 20 per transaction from Saturday. As per the Reserve Bank's new guidelines that comes into force from Saturday, bank customers in six metros-- Delhi, Mumbai,...
  • 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....
  • Telangana CM urges PM to implement 33% reservation for women October 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to implement 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament as well as state legislatures. In a letter written to the Prime Minister, Rao also sought 33 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) both...
  • Bombay HC to set up inquiry into allotment of flats from CM's quota September 29, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday said that it will initiate inquiry by a retired High Court judge into the alleged illegal allotment of flats under the Chief Minister's quota. The division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka asked the Advocate General to consult the registry and come up...
  • Need to break back of inflation: Raghuram Rajan September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said there was a need to "break the back" of inflation which remains high and controlling it would make the apex bank's position more comfortable. "The real problem is inflation that is persistent. We have been emphasising again and again in order to break...
  • Exclusive: How India is managing its tiger reserves September 16, 2014

    There are 47 tiger reserves in India that are key to the survival of the beautiful beast, who continues to face threats from poachers and loss of habitat in the name of development. In those reserves lives not just the tiger but the world's hope as India, where 60 per cent...
  • Money laundering: RBI takes action against erring UCBs September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Cracking down on money laundering, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has closed down six Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs) which were suspected of being used to route illegal money. The central bank has also asked state governments to take stern action against any other erring UCBs after reports emerged...
  • India's foreign reserves down $1.32 billion September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: India's foreign exchange reserves fell by $1.32 billion to $317.31 billion for the week ended September 5, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed. The reserves had grown by $60.5 million to $318.64 billion for the week ended August 29. According to the RBI's weekly statistical supplement, foreign currency assets,...
  • SC: 3% quota must for disabled in all government jobs including IAS September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that 3% reservation for differentlyabled persons must be provided in all government jobs including IAS. The SC has also pulled the Centre for opposing the implementation of the quota. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said the disabled persons have not got...
  • Centre seeks clarification from SC on its transgender verdict September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Five months after the Supreme Court directed the Centre to grant OBC status to transgender sex, the government has sought clarification on it saying that all such people cannot be clubbed under OBC category as some of them are SC/ST by birth. The Centre submitted that there is...
  • Reservation is needed till inequality is in society: Mohan Bhagwat September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Deploring inequality in society, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Sunday came out in support of reservation, saying it has to remain to bring equality to those suffering from discrimination but cautioned against politics on the quota issue. "We support reservation. Till the time there is inequality in the society,...
  • Government of India can print Re 1 note: Law Ministry September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Putting to rest the debate on printing of one rupee notes, the Law Ministry has opined that the Government of India has all the powers to print currency notes of this denomination. While the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has the authority to issue bank notes of denominational values...
  • Andhra Pradesh Assembly adopts resolution on 33 pc reservation for backward classes September 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Saturday adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to provide 33.33 per cent reservation to backward classes (BCs) in the Parliament as well as the state legislatures. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu moved the resolution in the House on the last day of the Budget...
  • Quota for visually impaired: UPSC seeks time on vacancy details September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPSC, which has reserved only two seats for visually impaired candidates in civil services examination, on Wednesday sought more time from the Delhi High Court for furnishing details of vacancies so that the quota for such aspirants can be increased. "The counsel for the UPSC seeks some more...
  • Maharashtra government to reserve 5 pc police jobs for policemen's children August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today decided to reserve five per cent of the posts of police constable for the children of policemen. The proposal was approved at the meeting of state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, on Wednesday, official sources said. While three per cent of the jobs will be for...
  • Sonia, Rahul to take up women's reservation bill in big way: Congress August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress plans to raise the issue of the lapsed Women's Reservation Bill in a big way with party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi set to flag their concerns over the issue during a meeting of eight thousandodd Mahila Congress members on Wednesday. The AllIndia Conference...
  • Cairn says Rajasthan block holds 13 Trillion cubic feet of gas reserves August 18, 2014

    After oil, Cairn India's prolific Rajasthan block holds significant natural gas reserves, estimated at 13 Trillion cubic feet (Tcf), over half of which can be produced. Cairn has so far made 36 discoveries in the Rajasthan block, including the biggest onland oil field of Mangala. It made a significant gas discovery...
  • Government relaxes reservation rules for jobs to exservicemen August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In what is welcome news for lakhs of exservicemen, the government has removed a major hurdle to their postretirement employment and allowed them to avail of the benefit of reservation in all civil jobs they apply. Upon discharge from the armed forces, an exserviceman normally applies for more than...
  • CRPF to use 'Shaheed' for troopers killed in line of duty August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first such step for a central armed police force, CRPF has decided to honour its jawans and officers killed in action with the prefix 'Shaheed' in their names. The country's leading antiNaxal operations force, which by virtue of its huge deployment has the highest casualty rate...
  • Delhi University introduces 'transgender' category for PG admission August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court acknowledged the transgenders as the 'third gender' earlier this year, Delhi University has introduced an option of choosing the transgender category in the admission forms for the post graduate courses. "DU has introduced an option of 'third gender' in the admission forms for the postgraduate...
  • 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...
  • Crony capitalism hampers economic growth: RBI governor August 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday came out strongly against "crony capitalism", saying it kills transparency and competition and hence is harmful to free enterprise, opportunity and economic growth. "By killing transparency and competition, crony capitalism is harmful to free enterprise, opportunity, and economic growth," Rajan said, delivering a...
  • RBI's tough inflation stance risks standoff with Modi government August 9, 2014

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has set himself a target of lowering consumer inflation and is even ready to raise rates to achieve it, risking friction with the new government if he is seen as overstepping. Rajan, well known within the RBI for pragmatism, now must...
  • Two tigresses die in MP's wildlife reserves in separate incidents August 7, 2014

    Two tigresses, including an eightyearold, died in the state in separate incidents, officials said. In the first incident, the carcass of an eightyearold tigress, 'Kankati', was found on Wednesday in the overflowing Charanganga canal in Tala range of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Umaria district, said C H Murlikrishnan, director of the...