Reserves

  • Exclusive: How India is managing its tiger reserves 1 week ago

    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 13, 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...
  • BJP to oppose any move by Telangana government on Muslim reservation August 6, 2014

    Sangareddy: BJP will oppose any move by the Telangana government to provide 12 per cent reservation to Muslims as had been promised by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), led by K Chandrasekhar Rao, in its election manifesto, BJP state unit chief G Kishan Reddy said here on Tuesday. "BJP is...
  • 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...
  • Provide 33 per cent reservation to women in police: Centre to States August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Inspired by Gujarat government, the Centre has urged all the states to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in their police forces to effectively deal with cases of sexual violence and crime against women. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has written to Chief Ministers of...
  • 30 minutes: Story of the Indian blue collar workers August 5, 2014

    The Indian blue collar workers have been working in the Middle East as domestic help with no one to listen to their grievances. Popularly known as 3D workers they work as truck drivers, construction workers and so on. According to the report presented by the Reserve Bank of India 70...
  • Was the Pune landslide tragedy a man made disaster? August 1, 2014

    Pune: Could the massive landslide in Ambegaon in Pune have been averted? Some unheeded alarm bells raised in 2011 by a panel of experts could hold answers to whether the tragedy was a natural calamity or a manmade disaster. The Madhav Gadgil Committee's report on the ecologically sensitive Western Ghats had...
  • Tatkal tickets on shorter train routes have become exorbitant. Here's why July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways does not want passengers to Tatkal travel over short distances. Railways has therefore altered its definition of shortdistance travel to charge an even higher premium from passengers. Many were in for a shock when trying to book Tatkal tickets for train journeys shorter than 500 kilometres when...
  • Maharashtra to promulgate Ordinance on reservations: Advocate General to HC July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government would soon promulgate an ordinance to give effect to the cabinet decision on quotas for Marathas and Muslims, the Bombay High Court was informed on Wednesday. Advocate General Darius Khambata declared this in a statement before a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka which was hearing two PILs...
  • Mumbai High Court to hear PIL against Maratha reservation July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: A Public Interest Litigation against Maharashtra government providing 16 per cent reservation for Marathas, is scheduled to come up in Mumbai High Court on Wednesday. The PIL filed by activist Ketan Tirodkar, said that Marathas are not a caste and they are a linguistic group. It said that they...
  • Railway reservations to be overhauled through eticketing July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways' reservation system will be overhauled through eticketing systems, Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda said on Tuesday, presenting the railway budget for 201415 in parliament. "We will allow 120,000 users to simultaneously book online", Gowda said after he began his budget presentation quoting the philosophy of Kautilya about...
  • RBI restores overseas investment limit July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday restored the overseas investment limit of Indian companies to 400 percent of the firm's net worth after the rupee rebounded from last year's record low levels against the dollar. Last August, the RBI cut the overseas investment limit for companies to 100...
  • June factory activity grows at fastest pace since February July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian factory activity expanded in June at its quickest pace since February while output prices rose at the fastest rate in eight months, signalling a further rise in inflation that is bound to vex the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), a business survey showed on Tuesday. The HSBC Manufacturing...