BJP, RSS crucial meet begins in Delhi

Ashok B Sharma / AMN  / A three-day coordination meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders began here today. BJP president Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Health Minister JP Nadda attended the meeting. Ram Madhav, a BJP general secretary … Continue reading BJP, RSS crucial meet begins in Delhi

9 rebel Congress MLAs to join BJP in Assam

AMN / At least nine rebel Congress MLAs have announced intention to join the BJP. All of them have met BJP President Amit Shah in New Delhi today. Later, BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said that 9 MLAs have met the top brass to exhibit their confidence to the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. … Continue reading 9 rebel Congress MLAs to join BJP in Assam

Centre Keeps watch as death toll rises to 8 in Manipur

AMN / Eight persons have died in police action to control irate mob in Churachandpur district in the last 24 hours. About 30 persons also got injured in the police action and condition of 15 of them is reported to be critical. Houses of State Health Minister Phungjathang Tonsing, Lok Sabha MP Thangso Baite, Hill … Continue reading Centre Keeps watch as death toll rises to 8 in Manipur

Govt approves MFP for development of hydrocarbon discoveries

AMN / The Cabinet today approved Marginal Fields Policy, MFP, for the development of hydrocarbon discoveries by national oil companies like Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Oil India. Under new Policy, 69 unexploited oil fields held by ONGC and Oil India for many years, will be opened for competitive bidding. Briefing media in New … Continue reading Govt approves MFP for development of hydrocarbon discoveries

Kharif pulses sowing grows 11 % so far

Sowing of pulses has increased 11 per cent so far this kharif season despite a deficient monsoon. According to data released by Agriculture Ministry, pulses acreage went up to 108.37 lakh hectares from 97.56 lakh hectares. The data also revealed that the area under coverage for paddy has moved up to 361.46 lakh hectares so … Continue reading Kharif pulses sowing grows 11 % so far

India among few bright spots in global economy: IMF

International Monetary Fund has said that India is among the few bright spots in the global economy. The remarks from IMF Chief Christine Lagarde came at the meeting of G20 Finance Minister and Central Bank Governors in Ankara where they discussed monetary policy uncertainties. Ms. Lagarde told the gathering that among emerging economies if there … Continue reading India among few bright spots in global economy: IMF

Bihar to get Rs 3.74 lakh crore in next 5 yrs: PM

Our Correspondent / Prime Minister and BJP leader Narendra Modi today urged the people of Bihar to vote for development in the Assembly election. Addressing a parivartan rally at Bhagalpur today, Mr Modi said that 14th Finance Commission will give nearly Rs 3.74 lakh crore to Bihar in next five years. He said this amount … Continue reading Bihar to get Rs 3.74 lakh crore in next 5 yrs: PM

Government appeals to trade unions to call off strike

AMN / Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today appealed the trade unions to reconsider their call to strike in the interest of workers and the nation. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi today, Mr Dattatreya said, most of the demands which have been raised by the trade union are agreeable by the government … Continue reading Government appeals to trade unions to call off strike

Govt accepts Shah panel report exempting FIIs from MAT before April 2015

AMN / The government today accepted the Justice AP Shah committee report on the Minimum Alternative Tax, MAT on foreign institutional investors,FIIs. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said government will not impose levy on FIIs prior to 1st April 2015. He said that report was considered at length by … Continue reading Govt accepts Shah panel report exempting FIIs from MAT before April 2015

US asks china to refrain from devaluating its currency

As the world leaders expressed concern over slowdown in China dragging down the global economic growth US has asked China to fast-track reforms and refrain from devaluation. In a meeting with Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei at the G20, US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew asked Beijing to ensure that the currency is allowed to move … Continue reading US asks china to refrain from devaluating its currency