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Russia to invest $2 bn into building energy pipeline in Pakistan: Is India ready for the challenge?

Apr 19, 2015 at 10:31 | Source: FirstPost

In the fast-changing geopolitics in its neighbourhood, India needs to watch Russia from the Pakistani prism and Pakistan from the Russian prism.This should sum up the state of affairs in the newly emerging India-Pakistan-Russia triangle where the Uni...

Smaller but better: Here's why PM Modi should fast track production of next-gen BrahMos missiles

Apr 17, 2015 at 08:57 | Source: FirstPost

India needs to encourage and fast track the agreement to develop the ambitious "BrahMos-Next Generation" (BrahMos-NG) missile project which has been conceptualized by the Indo-Russian joint venture as being smaller in both weight and dimens...

Will the Russia-Pakistan military exercise chill New Delhi-Moscow ties even more?

Apr 16, 2015 at 21:45 | Source: FirstPost

India may not officially give its take ever on this, but it is one development which wont go down well with the Indian government and wont be good for Indo-Russian relationship: the decision of Russia and Pakistan to hold joint military exercises fir...

Let it go: Why enterprises need to go from server hugging to the cloud

Apr 13, 2015 at 13:53 | Source: FirstPost

By Deepak VisweswaraiahWith business models evolving to suit customers that are on - the -go, the Cloud, in any of its Avatars Public, Private or Hybrid provides the scale, flexibility and ability to provision capacity as required. It presents a mo...

Bullet trains: Why it's the one project PM Modi will be pushing in his upcoming foreign tours

Mar 23, 2015 at 11:49 | Source: FirstPost

As the first anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 26 May draws closer, he will belooking to foreign nations in order todeliver on many of thetall promises made in the coming months. After his three-nation Indian Ocean tour of Seychelles, Ma...

Jaitley says govt committed to ease processes to do business, sees 7.5% GDP this year

Mar 14, 2015 at 16:35 | Source: FirstPost

Noting that India is emerging as one of the fastest growing economies, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that this year the GDP growth rate will be 7.5 percent and next year hopefully it would be higher.Launching the Union Bank of India (UK), a ...

Bullish Arun Jaitley sees India growing 7.5% this year, next year even faster

Mar 14, 2015 at 15:35 | Source: FirstPost

Noting that India is emerging as one of the fastest growing economies, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that this year the GDP growth rate will be 7.5 percent and next year hopefully it would be higher.Launching the Union Bank of India (UK), a ...

Scam raj is over, BJP committed to making it easy to do business in India: Jaitley

Mar 14, 2015 at 14:13 | Source: FirstPost

Thegovernment is introducing changes to ease the process of doing business and attract investments in India while trying to rationalise and lower taxes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said.He also said that the GDP growth rate this year would be 7...

Retail inflation edges up for third month

Mar 12, 2015 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Consumer inflation edged up in February for the third straight month, mainly driven by food prices, underscoring the risk of a rebound in inflationary pressures from rising commodity prices.The data comes ahead of Reserve Bank o...

India pitches for a ratings upgrade with Fitch - source

Mar 12, 2015 at 17:55 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: India has pitched for a sovereign credit rating upgrade with Fitch Ratings, after announcing its budget last month, a senior finance ministry source said."India has taken several measures in the budget to cut fiscal deficit and promote i...

India pitches for a sovereign credit rating upgrade with Fitch

Mar 12, 2015 at 17:55 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: India has pitched for a sovereign credit rating upgrade with Fitch Ratings, after announcing its budget last month, a senior finance ministry source said."India has taken several measures in the budget to cut fiscal deficit and promote i...

Times Higher Edu rankings: Harvard top world university, no Indian varsity in list

Mar 12, 2015 at 08:17 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Harvard University of the US has remained number one in a global ranking of 100 most prestigious education institutions, followed by Britain's Cambridge and Oxford universities. No Indian university featured in the list.According to the Ti...

India's February consumer inflation likely edged up for third month

Mar 12, 2015 at 03:15 | Source: FirstPost

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's consumer inflation probably edged up in February for the third straight month, underscoring the risk of a rebound in inflationary pressures if fuel and food prices pick up.A plunge in global oil prices and weak consumpti...

Saif Ali Khan to promote 'Bollywood Britain' in India

Mar 10, 2015 at 13:52 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai:VisitBritain, the country's national tourism agency, has announced actor Saif Ali Khan as the spokesperson for the 'Bollywood Britain' tourism campaign in India. He says he shares a deep connect with the country.With over 50 Hindi movies filme...

No Indian varsity in list of top 100 prestigious universities, Harvard tops list

Mar 09, 2015 at 22:26 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: None of the Indian universities could make it to the list of top 100 most prestigious global universities in the latest 'world reputation ranking' by Times Higher Education.The rankings for 2015 based on invitation-only survey of senior ac...

Brazil raises interest rates to 12.75% to curb inflation

Mar 05, 2015 at 15:22 | Source: BBC

Brazil's central bank has lifted interest rates to a six-year high of 12.75% to restrain inflation. Inflation in Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, was at a 12-year high in February of 7.4%. The government's target is 6.5%. Brazi...

Budget 2015: In push for growth, FM to cut corporate tax rate to 25% in 4 yrs

Feb 28, 2015 at 12:55 | Source: FirstPost

Finance minister Arun Jaitley today bit the bullet by proposing to reduce the basic corporate tax rate by a good 5 percentage points to 25 percent in the next four years and also to remove various exemptions provided to the companies. He, however, sa...

Cabinet nod to BRICS bank for contingency fund, development projects

Feb 25, 2015 at 21:22 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the creation of the proposed 5-nation BRICS bank that will mobilise resources for infrastructure projects and provide short-term liquidity to emerging economies in case of payment crisis.The proposal was ...

Budget 2015: A cut in corporate tax rate will boost Make in India but FM unlikely to oblige

Feb 20, 2015 at 18:06 | Source: FirstPost

India's corporate tax rate is 30 percent for domestic companies and 40 percent for foreign companies and their branches. A surcharge of 5% is applicable for domestic companies and 2 percent on foreign companies, if their earnings is upwards of Rs 1 c...

Coal auctions to ensure cheaper power instead of state-offered subsidy, says Jaitley

Feb 17, 2015 at 19:23 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the ongoing auction of coal mines would help in ensuring cheaper electricity to the common man in a sustained manner as against the practice of states subsidising power. The minister, who will prese...

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