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India needs USD 1.5 trillion to fill up the infrastructure gap: Jaitley

Jun 26, 2016 at 10:43 | Source: FirstPost

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...

Not in 'Independence Day: Resurgence', aliens in India 'landed' a long time ago

Jun 26, 2016 at 09:21 | Source: FirstPost

The film Independence Day: Resurgence is probably playing at a theatre near you as you read this. Apart from carrying forward the premise of its highly successful original from two decades ago -- an alien invasion of earth that the US stymies -- it's...

Dear Subramanian Swamy, this isn't 1999 and Narendra Modi isn't Vajpayee

Jun 25, 2016 at 15:37 | Source: FirstPost

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...

Pune: Non-BJP parties plan to boycott PM Modi's event to inaugurate 'Smart Cities Mission'

Jun 25, 2016 at 10:17 | Source: FirstPost

Pune: Local leaders of all prominent political parties, except BJP, on Friday announced that they would boycott the inauguration event of 'Smart Cities Mission' project by the Prime Minister in Pune on Saturday.Reacting to the development, Maharashtr...

BJP resolution urges CPM-led LDF to probe corruption charges against Cong-led UDF

Jun 24, 2016 at 10:36 | Source: FirstPost

Thiruvananthapuram:On Friday BJP urged the CPM-led LDF government in Kerala to quash all decisions taken by the previous Congress-led UDF regime during the end of its tenure and probe all corruption charges against it.The saffron party raised the dem...

City within a city: Rio Olympic organisers unveil athletes' village, said to be the 'largest ever'

Jun 24, 2016 at 09:55 | Source: FirstPost

Rio de Janeiro: The media got a sneak peak at the "soul" of the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a visit Thursday to the athletes' village, the brand new complex of residential towers where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches...

Latest gun control bid falters in Congress, Democrat sit-in ends| Reuters

Jun 24, 2016 at 05:32 | Source: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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....

So fantastic! Solar Impulse 2 lands in Spain, completes first-ever Atlantic flight

Jun 23, 2016 at 21:24 | Source: FirstPost

Seville: The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Spain Thursday after completing a 71-hour flight from New York in the first "magical" solo transatlantic crossing in a solar-powered airplane.Applause broke out as the experimental plane set down at Se...

NSG pitch: PM Modi meets President Xi, seeks 'fair assessment' of India's application

Jun 23, 2016 at 17:54 | Source: FirstPost

Without clearing the cloud on the uncertainty to India's admission to the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup in an extremely brief news conference in Tashkent said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thur...

Delhi to become a solar city, incentives for green homes

Jun 23, 2016 at 16:51 | Source: FirstPost

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 ...

PM Modi arrives in Tashkent for SCO summit; China's support in NSG tops agenda

Jun 23, 2016 at 15:11 | Source: FirstPost

Tashkent: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived inTashkenton Thursdayto a warm welcome as he kicked off a two-day visit to attend the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) with an aim to expand India's engagement with the China-...

Now, fly your own drone: Govt to liberalise flying rules soon

Jun 22, 2016 at 20:34 | Source: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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...

Hardly any takers for J&K govt's militant rehabilitation policy, says Mufti

Jun 21, 2016 at 19:41 | Source: FirstPost

Srinagar: Only one in 10 youth who cross over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) for arms training returns taking advantage of the rehabilitation policy announced by the previous National Conference-Congress government in Jammu and Kashmir six years ...

Every 3rd Air India flight was delayed at Mumbai: Why congestion is hurting all airlines

Jun 21, 2016 at 16:25 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Every third Air India flight taking off from Mumbai airport last month was delayed. Though Air India is hardly the benchmark for on-time performance (OTP) by Indias airlines, private airlines too witnessed delays at Mumbai. This pulled dow...

Man arrested in Brussels after security alert at major shopping centre

Jun 21, 2016 at 13:08 | Source: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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...

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