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Telangana stares at mounting debts as govt plans to borrow more for 400% salary hike for MLAs

Mar 21, 2016 at 12:49 | Source: FirstPost

Telangana's mounting debt crisis could reach alarming levels now that Chief MinisterK Chandrasekhar Rao government is on the hunt for banks to borrow more money. According to The Times Of India,a major portion of the loan will not be set aside for an...

This Women's day, think about why India is letting down half its workforce

Mar 08, 2016 at 10:28 | Source: FirstPost

By Rohini Pande, Charity Troyer Moore & Jennifer Johnson/IndiaspendWhile marginally more women work in India than in Pakistan (27% and 25% respectively), Pakistans female labour-force participation rate is growingas Indias is declining. The p...

#Raisina Files: Seeking a sense of balance in a tilted, multipolar and technicolour world

Mar 01, 2016 at 16:33 | Source: FirstPost

BySamir Saran and Abhijnan RejIntroductionFuturists often hedge their prognoses with Yogi Berra's dictum that prediction is difficult, especially when it comes to the future. And yet, when it comes to drawing the broad contours of how the future woul...

#Raisina Files: C Raja Mohan on how India can and must shape Asia's future political order

Feb 29, 2016 at 06:07 | Source: FirstPost

By C Raja MohanAs one of the worlds oldest continuing civilisations, India has always been enriched by its interaction with other cultures and civilisations around it. As Indias first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru told the delegates to the 1947 Asi...

New Development Bank hopes to approve first batch of loans next quarter| Reuters

Feb 28, 2016 at 22:45 | Source: FirstPost

SHANGHAI The New Development Bank will hopefully approve its first batch of loans in the next quarter, bank president K.V. Kamath said on Saturday, speaking at a briefing prior to a signing ceremony for the "BRICS bank" established by Brazi...

#Raisina: Coming on March 1, ORF-MEA global conclave on geopolitics to rival Shangri-La dialogue

Feb 26, 2016 at 23:06 | Source: FirstPost

India's foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, foreign secretary Dr S Jaishankar, former president of Sri Lanka Chandrika Badaranaike Kumaratunga and former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai are some of the marquee speakers at #Raisina - India's first M...

World Bank tempers global economic growth forecast for 2016 citing anaemic recovery in emerging markets

Jan 07, 2016 at 11:44 | Source: FirstPost

The World Bank on Wednesday cut its global economic growth forecast for 2016, saying the weak performance of major emerging market economies will tamp activity overall, as will anaemic showings from developed countries such as the United States.Globa...

World Bank cuts global economic growth outlook| Reuters

Jan 07, 2016 at 04:15 | Source: FirstPost

The World Bank on Wednesday cut its global economic growth forecast for 2016, saying the weak performance of major emerging market economies will tamp activity overall, as will anemic showings from developed countries such as the United States.Global...

PM Modi's science congress speech lacked teeth, skirted critical issue of R&D investment

Jan 04, 2016 at 13:55 | Source: FirstPost

By Dinesh C SharmaThe annual jamboree of science the Indian Science Congress was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi amidst the usual pomp and ceremonial gusto in Mysuru on Sunday. Successive prime ministers have used this forum to share their...

PM Modi's visit has shored up Moscow's insecurities, but a transformation in India-Russia relations awaits

Dec 25, 2015 at 09:52 | Source: FirstPost

Surprisingly, Narendra Modi held off a visit to Russia, a country most hold to be India's most vital international partner, for 18 months after taking office. Of course, there had been earlier opportunities to meet with his Russian counterpart, in Fo...

Russian boost for 'Make In India': Modi, Putin sign 16 deals in defence, nuclear technology and counter-terror

Dec 25, 2015 at 08:35 | Source: FirstPost

Highlights- India, Russia sign 16 MoUs- Joint manufacture of Kamov 226 military helicopters- Construction of 12 atomic plants- Kamov helicopter deal a first for 'Make in India' in defence sector- Anil Ambani controlled Reliance Defence signs $6 billi...

'Make In India' gets Russian boost: Modi, Putin sign 16 deals with spotlight on nuclear reactors, military helicopters

Dec 25, 2015 at 06:30 | Source: FirstPost

Highlights- India, Russia sign 16 MoUs- Joint manufacture of Kamov 226 military helicopters- Construction of 12 atomic plants- Kamov helicopter deal a first for 'Make in India' in defence sector- Anil Ambani controlled Reliance Defence signs $6 billi...

Modi, Putin hail partnership but silent on S-400

Dec 25, 2015 at 00:50 | Source: FirstPost

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed Thursday the "partnership" between their two nations as they oversaw the signing of energy and other deals.However no progress was announced on an antic...

Modi arrives in Russia to red carpet welcome, meets Putin

Dec 24, 2015 at 05:00 | Source: FirstPost

Moscow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin after arriving here on Wednesday evening on a two-day visit during which the two leaders will participate in the 16th India-Russia annual summit.Putin hosted Modi for a private...

Russia remains India's 'principal partner' in defence: PM Narendra Modi

Dec 23, 2015 at 16:13 | Source: FirstPost

Moscow: Assuring Russia that it will remain India's "principal partner" in defence sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the two strategic partners are working together for joint manufacture of advanced defence equipment in Ind...

Optimistic about Russia visit, it will deepen ties, tweets PM Modi

Dec 23, 2015 at 11:45 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that he is "very optimistic" about his visit to Russia for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin."Today I will commence my visit to Russia, my first bilateral visit after ...

PE investments surge to a record 8-year high at $17.5 bn in 2015

Dec 16, 2015 at 12:48 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Private equity investments in India touched a record high of $17.5 billion in 2015 across 685 deals, breaching the previous high of $14.7 billion recorded in 2007, a PwC report says.According to the report, PE investments (excluding real e...

India, Pakistan demand action against international terrorism at Shanghai meet

Dec 15, 2015 at 20:52 | Source: FirstPost

Beijing: India and Pakistan on Tuesday struck a rare united stand to forge collective action to curb terrorism at the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) meeting in China where New Delhi also called on Islamabad to end cross-border terrorism and...

Survey finds 76% of Indian adults not well verse with basic financial concepts

Dec 15, 2015 at 15:11 | Source: FirstPost

A survey conducted by Standard & Poors Ratings Services found that 76 percent of Indian adults do not adequately understand key financial concepts.This global survey results come following interviews of more than 150,000 adults across over 14...

India ranks 130 among 188 countries in Human Development Index in latest UNDP report

Dec 14, 2015 at 18:58 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: India continued to rank low in the Human Development Index (HDI), climbing just one notch to the 130th rank in the latest UNDP report on account of rise in life expectancy and per capita income.India ranked 130 among 188 countries in Human...

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