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The taxman cometh: Budget 2014 hints at Modi crackdown on NGOs

Jul 11, 2014 at 12:30 | Source: FirstPost

Among the first selective leaks of information after the Narendra Modi government took charge was an Intelligence Bureau report damning foreign funded NGOs which were accused of stalling development projects across the nation, including in Gujarat. T...

Dissecting Jaitley's first Budget: Does it satisfy the appetite of the IT industry?

Jul 11, 2014 at 11:33 | Source: FirstPost

Moving in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stated agenda of giving technology a high priority, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced several initiatives to boost the technology space in his maiden Union Budget. In reactions, Jaitley's Budge...

Govt to raise spending, give more subsidies: Modi's budget is no 'bitter medicine'

Jul 11, 2014 at 10:35 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The new government under Narendra Modi unveiled its first budget on Thursday that seeks to revive growth and curb borrowing, but left open questions on how it will reduce the fiscal deficit and restore investor confidence.Expectations had ...

NSA, FBI spied on 5 Muslim-Americans, including an Indian-American

Jul 11, 2014 at 07:45 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI spied on five prominent Muslim-American activists, including an Indian-origin attorney, according to the leaked documents which showed use of objectionable religious slurs against these in...

Combining vaccines may help eradicate polio

Jul 11, 2014 at 05:30 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - Combining two types of polio vaccine, including one that is injected rather than given orally, appears to give better immunity and could speed efforts to eradicate the crippling disease, scientists said on Friday.British and Indian...

Which star cast an eye

Jul 11, 2014 at 03:37 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Vidya balan ACTRESS • Do you watch the budget? If yes, why? If not, what/who could make you watch it? No, I don�t watch the budget, but I guess I like to know the basic thrust or the toplines • Does it affect your life? Of course it do...

U.N. urges Saudi Arabia to release activists, halt lashings

Jul 10, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights official called on Saudi Arabia on Thursday to release activists she said had been arrested for peacefully demanding freedoms, halt the use of lashings and investigate their alleged ill-treatment...

Angelina Jolie's drug video: 3 reasons why it isn't a big deal

Jul 10, 2014 at 18:02 | Source: FirstPost

In an old video leaked recently by Angelina Jolie's former drug dealer, Franklin Meyer, we see the actress talking on the phone as she paces around an untidy apartment. When the video was made, Jolie was in her early twenties. Meyer told the media th...

IT industry leaders, analysts cheer Modi govt's first budget

Jul 10, 2014 at 17:24 | Source: FirstPost

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unveiled the 'Union Budget 2014-15' in the Parliament today. With the promise that the new government would put technology in the forefront, the Indian IT industry pinned hopes on the new government to push reforms and p...

NSA, FBI spied on 5 Muslim-Americans, including Indian-American

Jul 10, 2014 at 16:46 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI spied on five prominent Muslim-American activists, including an Indian-origin attorney, according to the leaked documents which showed use of objectionable religious slurs against these in...

Budget 2014: J&K gets Rs 500 cr package for migrants, IIT

Jul 10, 2014 at 16:18 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: A Rs 500-crore package for rebuilding the lives of Kashmiri migrants was among the slewof measures announced in this year's Union budget for Jammu and Kashmir.Presenting the Budget for 2014-15, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that a fun...

Total domination: Amit Shah's big plans for Uttar Pradesh

Jul 10, 2014 at 15:07 | Source: FirstPost

Towards the end of June, Amit Shah, then BJP general secretary, was back in Uttar Pradesh to oversee the party's campaign for the bypolls to 12 Assembly seats coming up later this year. Anything less than a near-sweep will likely disappoint the suppo...

Singapore to stop issuing Sg 10,000 notes to deter money laundering

Jul 10, 2014 at 14:20 | Source: FirstPost

Singapore: Singapore's central bank said today it would stop issuing Sg 10,000 ($8,000) notes to help deter money laundering, with critics complaining the note is the bill of choice for bribe-payers in neighbouring Indonesia.A spokeswoman for the Mon...

Rs 100 cr for Beti Padhao, Rs 200 cr for a Sardar Patel statue, outrages Twitter

Jul 10, 2014 at 13:12 | Source: FirstPost

The Sardar Patel statue in Gujarat, christened the 'Statue of Unity', appeared to be a non-starter but is back in the news. Just when all the country's Modi fans were starting to mope that they may, after all, be left with only a pint-sized Frieda Pi...

India budget: What can we expect?

Jul 10, 2014 at 11:42 | Source: BBC

After sweeping to power in India's election with a pledge to fix the economy, the first budget of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to be keenly watched. And in the country where Bollywood is one of its greatest exports, one economist is usi...

Modi's mountain to climb

Jul 10, 2014 at 11:42 | Source: BBC

On the eve of the Modi government's first budget, India is in the grip of infectious optimism. Admittedly, doing the kind of job I do, I have been exposed to a limited cross-section of Indian society. But the business elite I have met in Mumbai ...

Indian media: Economy is 'crying for reforms'

Jul 10, 2014 at 11:42 | Source: BBC

Media are pondering whether official predictions that the Indian economy is set to grow at a rate of more than 5% in 2014-15 are realistic and offer advice on what has to be done to revive the country's fortunes. The forecast is part of the annu...

American Apparel to reshuffle board in rescue deal

Jul 10, 2014 at 11:42 | Source: BBC

US clothing retailer American Apparel will reshuffle its management board after striking a last-minute financing deal with its largest shareholder. Five of its seven board members, including company founder Dov Charney, will step down in return for a...

India v England: A historic series

Jul 10, 2014 at 11:42 | Source: BBC

The last time India toured England for a full five-Test series, in 1959, everything that could possibly go wrong did. India lost all five Tests by comprehensive margins, and their batsmen looked completely out of their depth against England's fo...

NSA and FBI spied on 5 Muslim-Americans, including Indian-American

Jul 10, 2014 at 11:14 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI spied on five prominent Muslim-American activists, including an Indian-origin attorney, according to the leaked documents which showed use of objectionable religious slurs against these in...

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