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  • IIT-J offers starting salary of Rs 25L to attract faculties

    IIT-J offers starting salary of Rs 25L to attract faculties  

    17 Jul 2014, 9.06 am  |  Source: PTI

    IIT-Jodhpur is short of nearly 40 faculty members, as the number of sanctioned posts were 90, but the figure has barely been able to cross the mark of...

  • Hagel to visit India next month: Pentagon

    Hagel to visit India next month: Pentagon  

    17 Jul 2014, 8.55 am  |  Source: PTI

    "Only two months into Prime Minister Modi's tenure, already it looks like we will have a very busy year," Deputy Assistant Secretary Of Defence For So...

  • Heavy rains in HP, Uttarakhand, many stranded

    Heavy rains in HP, Uttarakhand, many stranded  

    17 Jul 2014, 8.33 am  |  Source: IBNLive.com

    The char dham yatra has been suspended and the region has been put on high alert. ...

  • India Inc hails BRICS pact to set up New Development Bank

    India Inc hails BRICS pact to set up New Development Bank  

    16 Jul 2014, 8.15 pm  |  Source: PTI

    India Inc today said the move was likely to strengthen economic cooperation between the five-nation grouping, help stave off future economic crises an...

  • Vaidik-Saeed meet: Limited utility of useful idiots

    Vaidik-Saeed meet: Limited utility of useful idiots  

    16 Jul 2014, 3.37 pm  |  Source: Firstpost.com

    Vaidik's crime is not that he met Saeed and told him a few things about Modi. I would have been happy to meet up Saeed myself to tell him a few educat...

  • Chidambaram welcomes setting up of $100 bn BRICS Bank

    Chidambaram welcomes setting up of $100 bn BRICS Bank  

    16 Jul 2014, 3.13 pm  |  Source: PTI

    "I am delighted that the work begun by the UPA government at the BRICS Summit in South Africa has culminated in an agreement to set up the New Develop...

  • Planning Comm to be revamped soon, may act as a think-tank

    Planning Comm to be revamped soon, may act as a think-tank  

    16 Jul 2014, 12.43 pm  |  Source: IBNLive.com

    The Commission is also likely to lose the resource-allocation role it enjoys at present as the agency overseeing annual plans. ...

  • Modi likely to announce new-look Planning Commission soon

    Modi likely to announce new-look Planning Commission soon   

    16 Jul 2014, 12.27 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce a new-look Planning Commission soon. The new role of the Planning Commission would be that of an ad...

  • BRICS: PM Modi calls for zero tolerance towards terrorism

    BRICS: PM Modi calls for zero tolerance towards terrorism  

    16 Jul 2014, 8.46 am  |  Source: IBNLive.com

    Modi also pitched for stronger BRICS trade ties. He called for better co-operation in food security and education. The PM has also suggested opening a...

  • REITs: Devil in detail

    REITs: Devil in detail   

    16 Jul 2014, 8.07 am  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

    The biggest announcement for the property market is the introduction of real estate investment trust or REITs. The devil is in the detail though. Indu...

  • Financial irregularities of Rs10K cr detected in Bihar: CAG

    Financial irregularities of Rs10K cr detected in Bihar: CAG  

    15 Jul 2014, 10.32 pm  |  Source: PTI

    The CAG mentioned irregularity in the crop insurance scheme under the Cooperative Department. The state government suffered a loss of Rs 152 crore as ...

  • CBI to file 14 new cases in coal scam

    CBI to file 14 new cases in coal scam  

    15 Jul 2014, 9.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

    Highly placed sources said CBI has recommended closure investigations in the allocation of 64 blocks out of over 200 blocks under probe as it failed t...

  • DU to begin academic session on July 21 as scheduled

    DU to begin academic session on July 21 as scheduled  

    15 Jul 2014, 4.44 pm  |  Source: PTI

    In a statement released by the registrar, the University said that it wishes to reassure students and faculty alike that the University shall reopen i...

  • Realty: Good times soon?

    Realty: Good times soon?   

    15 Jul 2014, 4.11 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

    Neglected year after year, the battered realty sector is finally looking at a new lease of life from finance minister Arun Jaitley. From a higher tax ...

  • `US influence continues to be key in resolving problems`

    'US influence continues to be key in resolving problems'  

    15 Jul 2014, 3.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

    The US influence continues to be important to resolving so many of the situations that you cited. That is why people often refer to and continue to r...

  • MHA security clearance to only one FDI proposal in 2014

    MHA security clearance to only one FDI proposal in 2014  

    15 Jul 2014, 3.48 pm  |  Source: PTI

    Rijiju said in 2013, a total of 42 FDI proposals were received by the Home Ministry for security clearance and 27 of them had been cleared while in 20...

  • PM meets Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of BRICS Summit

    PM meets Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of BRICS Summit  

    15 Jul 2014, 10.40 am  |  Source: PTI

    The two leaders appeared well prepared for the meeting as both of them referred to the statements made by the other before they assumed power. "When I...

  • Supreme Court for stricter Juvenile Justice Act

    Supreme Court for stricter Juvenile Justice Act  

    15 Jul 2014, 8.30 am  |  Source: IBNLive.com

    Gandhi, the Minister for Women & Child Development had opined that juveniles who commit heinous crimes like rape should be treated at par with adults....

  • Modi to launch 1st multilateral meeting with BRICS leaders

    Modi to launch 1st multilateral meeting with BRICS leaders  

    14 Jul 2014, 3.23 pm  |  Source: PTI

    India is keen on the issue of equal share holding since it doesn't want a repeat of the distortions that have crept into Bretton Woods institutions li...

  • LS approves Bill to remove legal woes in TRAI head appt

    LS approves Bill to remove legal woes in TRAI head appt  

    14 Jul 2014, 3.20 pm  |  Source: PTI

    Replying to a discussion during which the government came under attack, Minister for Law and Telecom Ravi Shankar Prasad said the focus of the measure...

  • AI flight returns to New Jersey airport after engine woe

    AI flight returns to New Jersey airport after engine woe  

    14 Jul 2014, 12.12 pm  |  Source: Reuters

    A few minutes after taking off, the pilot of Air India Flight 144 reported flames coming from an engine on the left side of the aircraft, Dumas said. ...

  • Modi accepts invitation to meet Obama

    Modi accepts invitation to meet Obama  

    11 Jul 2014, 9.07 pm  |  Source: Reuters

    The Obama administration has been working to boost ties since Modi's thumping election victory, seeing India as an important counterweight to an incre...

  • Zohra Sehgal dies at 102

    Zohra Sehgal dies at 102  

    10 Jul 2014, 9.30 pm  |  Source: PTI

    Sehgal, a vivacious personality, started her career as a dancer with Uday Shankar in 1935. She had appeared in many Bollywood films as a character act...

  • SC issues notice to Salman Khan in black buck hunting case

    SC issues notice to Salman Khan in black buck hunting case  

    09 Jul 2014, 3.32 pm  |  Source: PTI

    The state government approached the apex court against the order of Rajasthan High Court which had, on November 12 last year, stayed his 2006 convicti...

  • Amit Shah set to be made the BJP President today

    Amit Shah set to be made the BJP President today  

    09 Jul 2014, 10.21 am  |  Source: IBNLive.com

    Modi's most trusted lieutenant will now be in-charge of the organisation. Amit Shah started his political career with the youth wing of the BJP and ca...

  • No list of Indians holding money in Swiss banks: FM in RS

    No list of Indians holding money in Swiss banks: FM in RS  

    08 Jul 2014, 6.32 pm  |  Source: PTI

    The government said the Swiss National Bank on its website reported that the total deposit of Indians in their banks have increased about Rs 14,100 cr...

  • Nasscom leaders to meet Canadian delegation on visa issue

    Nasscom leaders to meet Canadian delegation on visa issue  

    08 Jul 2014, 6.27 pm  |  Source: PTI

    In May, Chandrashekhar had visited Canada meet key ministers there with a view to creating greater awareness about the Indian IT-BPO industry and to g...

  • Modi Budget 2014: Tax exemptions for REITs?

    Modi Budget 2014: Tax exemptions for REITs?   

    08 Jul 2014, 1.01 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

    North block has been actively mulling tax breaks for real estate investment trust or REIT. Will tax benefits find their way into Jaitley’s maiden Bu...

  • Modi Budget 2014: Policy changes soon for real estate?

    Modi Budget 2014: Policy changes soon for real estate?   

    08 Jul 2014, 12.59 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

    The new government may ease foreign direct norms for the construction sector, something that UPA government had initially planned but was unable to im...

  • Modi Budget 2014: What realtors need?

    Modi Budget 2014: What realtors need?   

    08 Jul 2014, 12.31 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

    Will finance minister, Arun Jaitley provide a fillip to the real estate sector considering that the new government has already announced housing for a...

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