Demonetisation not a political fight: PM in Rajya Sabha

andalib akhter / New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi today clarified that the fight against corruption and black money was not a political one and not targeted against any party. Replying to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address in the Rajya Sabha, Mr Modi said, the action against the corruption will empower the … Continue reading Demonetisation not a political fight: PM in Rajya Sabha

Parliament passes Payment of Wages Bill

AMN Parliament has passed the Payment of Wages Amendment Bill 2017 with the Rajya Sabha approving it today as the Lok Sabha had passed it yesterday. The proposed law will benefit workers by ensuring fair payment of wages through bank accounts, enhance social security and bring more workers into formal employment. Replying to the debate … Continue reading Parliament passes Payment of Wages Bill

PM remarks against Manmohan Singh ‘unacceptable’: Cong

AMN /New Delhi Enraged over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remraks against Dr Manmohan Singh in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress today said his remarks against the former prime minister were unacceptable and unbecoming of anyone holding such a high post. PM said: ‘It is Manmohan Singh who knows how to take bath wearing a rain … Continue reading PM remarks against Manmohan Singh ‘unacceptable’: Cong

No limit on cash withdrawal from March 13: RBI

AMN RBI today announced that all limits on cash withdrawals from Savings Bank Account will be withdrawn from March 13, 2017.  Addressing a press conference in Mumbai today, Deputy Governor R Gandhi said that the limit on cash withdrawal from Savings Bank Account will be enhanced to 50,000 rupees from the current 24,000 rupees from … Continue reading No limit on cash withdrawal from March 13: RBI

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.25

AMN / Mumbai The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today kept the repo rate, the key lending rate—unchanged at 6.25 percent. The six member monetary policy committee (MPC), headed by RBI governor Urjit Patel, preferred to ignore calls from business community for cheaper loans to aid investment and household spending. “On the basis of an … Continue reading RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.25

Nuclear terrorism is an international threat: India

A AKHTER / NEW Delhi India’s Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar today cautioned the world about the negative consequences of atomic power, saying it should not be overlooked as nuclear terrorism could be an international threat. He was delivering the inaugural address at the ‘Implementation and Assessment Group Meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear … Continue reading Nuclear terrorism is an international threat: India

Global rating agencies are far behind reality: Economic Affairs Secy

Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das has said, the global rating agencies are several steps behind from reality, at least, so far as India is concerned. In an interview to a news agency  Mr Das said, these agencies are missing out on something which only they can best explain. The statement comes after global rating agencies … Continue reading Global rating agencies are far behind reality: Economic Affairs Secy

SC issues contempt notice to Calcutta HC judge CS Karnan

TIA NEWS /NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today issued contempt notice to Calcutta High Court Judge CS Karnam and asked him to appear in person before it on the coming Monday to explain why contempt proceedings be not initiated against him. The court restrained him forthwith from undertaking judicial and administrative work. A seven-judge bench … Continue reading SC issues contempt notice to Calcutta HC judge CS Karnan

Centre has no role in Tamil Nadu’s developments: Venkaiah Naidu

AMN Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu today said Centre has no role in the ongoing political crisis in Tamil Nadu. He told reporters outside Parliament that Governor is the Constitutional authority and he will only examine all the aspects. The Minister also clarified that there is no interference by the Centre through Governor in … Continue reading Centre has no role in Tamil Nadu’s developments: Venkaiah Naidu

Railways inducting modern technology on regular basis: Prabhu

Our Correspondent Railway minister Suresh Prabhu today assured the Lok Sabha that his ministry accord highest priority to safety in train operations and all possible steps are undertaken on a continual basis including upgradation of technology to aid safe running of trains. Replying to supplementaries in the Lok Sabha, Mr Prabhu said consequential train accidents … Continue reading Railways inducting modern technology on regular basis: Prabhu