Crude oil price of Indian Basket was $ 54.69/bbl on Sep 18

AMN The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 54.69 per barrel (bbl) on 18.09.2017. This was higher than the price of US$ 54.58 per bbl on previous publishing day of 15.09.2017. In rupee terms, … Continue reading Crude oil price of Indian Basket was $ 54.69/bbl on Sep 18

Rajnath asks agencies to check cyber crime in financial sector

Our Correspondent / New Delhi At a meeting chaired by the Home Minister with all concerned agencies and representatives of certain states to review the measures being taken to arrest the growing trend of cybercrime in the financial sector, it was decided that an inter-ministerial committee may be set up to identify action points and … Continue reading Rajnath asks agencies to check cyber crime in financial sector

State Needs, and not century old accord could be basis of sharing Cauvery water, Karnataka tells SC

AMN / New Delhi Karnataka on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that nearly a century old 1924 agreement between the erstwhile British province of Madras and the princely State of Mysore could not be basis of sharing Cauvery river water between it (Karnataka) and Tamil Nadu. The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award in 2007 decided … Continue reading State Needs, and not century old accord could be basis of sharing Cauvery water, Karnataka tells SC

Karnataka can’t have liberty to use Cauvery water, TN tells SC

AMN / New Delhi Tamil Nadu on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that Karnataka can’t have liberty to the use of its share of Cauvery water as it would alter the 2007 Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award. Tamil Nadu told the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A.M.Khanwilkar that the … Continue reading Karnataka can’t have liberty to use Cauvery water, TN tells SC

Current account deficit increases to 2.4% of GDP in first quarter: RBI

Current account deficit (CAD) of the first quarter of this fiscal widened to 2 point 4 per cent of gross domestic product, or 14(point)3 billion dollars, as imports pushed the trade deficit. It was 0.1 per cent or 401 million dollars in the same period last year. On a sequential basis, the CAD also widened … Continue reading Current account deficit increases to 2.4% of GDP in first quarter: RBI

Sri Lanka needs critical reforms to boost its economy: World Bank

The World Bank has said that Sri Lanka’s aspirations cannot be realized in the current status quo and needs critical reforms to boost its economy. Highlighting some critical reforms Sri Lanka needs, the World Bank Country Director Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough said many potential gainers of the reforms who are currently opposed to them are unaware of … Continue reading Sri Lanka needs critical reforms to boost its economy: World Bank

Hurricane Maria intensifies into dangerous Category 5 storm

web desk Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today after it ripped through Dominica, causing widespread devastation. Fierce winds and rain lashed mountainous Dominica for hours as Maria caused flooding and tore roofs from homes as an extremely dangerous Category … Continue reading Hurricane Maria intensifies into dangerous Category 5 storm

Delhi Congress launches signature campaign against petrol price hike

Vinit Wahi / NEW DELHI The signature campaign by the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, under the leadership of its president Ajay Maken, across petrol pumps in Delhi to collect 10 lakh signatures to protest against the unprecedented rise in the prices of petrol and diesel despite a sharp fall in the prices of crude oil … Continue reading Delhi Congress launches signature campaign against petrol price hike

India seeks probe into North Korea’s proliferation linkages

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met leaders of various countries, including Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, last night on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly session in New York. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar told reporters that Mrs Swaraj paid a courtesy call on the Bangladesh Prime Minister and the ongoing Rohingya … Continue reading India seeks probe into North Korea’s proliferation linkages

Sri Lankan Navy apprehends 8 Indian fishermen

AMN Sri Lankan Navy apprehended 8 Indian fishermen from Pudukottai Tamil Nadu and detained two fishing boats early today. The fishermen were arrested when they were fishing near Neduntheevu islands. Fishermen sources in Rameswaram say that the fishermen were taken to Kankesanthurai. Sri Lankan Navy had arrested 12 fishermen from Rameswaram last week. Sri Lanka … Continue reading Sri Lankan Navy apprehends 8 Indian fishermen