India needs USD 1.5 trillion to fill up the infrastructure gap: Jaitley
Jun 26, 2016 at 10:43 | Source:
Beijing: India needs over USD 1.5 trillion in investment in the next 10 years to bridge infrastructure gap as the government intends to connect seven hundred thousand villages with roads by 2019 as part of a massive modernisation plan, Finance Minist...
Dear Subramanian Swamy, this isn't 1999 and Narendra Modi isn't Vajpayee
Jun 25, 2016 at 15:37 | Source:
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread is an age-old saying- which essentiallymeans that foolish people usually do not understand when a situation is dangerous. Subramanian Swamy fits into this maxim perfectly.Thanks to his verbal sniper attacks, t...
Latest gun control bid falters in Congress, Democrat sit-in ends| Reuters
Jun 24, 2016 at 05:32 | Source:
WASHINGTON Another attempt at gun control faltered in the U.S. Congress on Thursday despite outrage at the Orlando massacre, as a proposed ban on firearms sales to people being monitored for links to terrorism barely avoided being killed in the Senat...
Gun control efforts fizzle out in Congress, Democrat sit-in ends| Reuters
Jun 24, 2016 at 02:15 | Source:
WASHINGTON Supporters of U.S. gun control suffered another setback on Thursday when they failed to win enough backing in the Senate for a plan to ban firearms sales to people being monitored for links to terrorism in the wake of the Orlando massacre....
Delhi to become a solar city, incentives for green homes
Jun 23, 2016 at 16:51 | Source:
Giving a major push to clean energy, the AAP government on June 6, 2016, came out with an ambitious policy, announcing incentives and tax breaks to promote solar power and making it mandatory for government and public institutions to install rooftop ...
Now, fly your own drone: Govt to liberalise flying rules soon
Jun 22, 2016 at 20:34 | Source:
New Delhi: The prohibition on Indians flying drones is likely to be lifted soon as the rules for flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are slated to be finalised by next month with aviation regulator DGCA giving final touches to them.The consultatio...
U.S. Senate rejects gun-control measures after Orlando shooting| Reuters
Jun 21, 2016 at 23:20 | Source:
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Monday rejected four measures restricting gun sales after last week's massacre in an Orlando nightclub, dealing a bitter setback to advocates who have failed to get even modest gun curbs through Congress despite repeated...
Parrikar joins soldiers on International Yoga Day, meets martyr's family
Jun 21, 2016 at 20:30 | Source:
Kanpur: On the second International Yoga Day, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar joined soldiers inperforming yoga in the Cantonment area here and later met the bereaved family of Lt Colonel Pankaj Singh, who was killed in Arunachal Pradesh recently.T...
Man arrested in Brussels after security alert at major shopping centre
Jun 21, 2016 at 13:08 | Source:
Brussels: Belgian authorities took a man into custody following a pre-dawn security alert at a major shopping centre in downtown Brussels early on Tuesday.The security operation followed an alert about a suspicious package.Brussels prosecutors confir...
Turkey arrests three prominent press-freedom campaigners| Reuters
Jun 21, 2016 at 04:15 | Source:
ISTANBUL Turkish authorities on Monday arrested three prominent campaigners for press freedom, including the local representative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), on charges of spreading terrorist propaganda, human rights groups said.The arrests f...
FACTBOX: India relaxes FDI norms in several sectors| Reuters
Jun 20, 2016 at 23:30 | Source:
NEW DELHI India on Monday announced sweeping reforms to rules on foreign direct investment (FDI), opening up its defence and civil aviation sectors to complete outside ownership. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the changes would make India "th...