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First budget test of PM Narendra Modi's reform mettle

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 02:54

Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces the first major test of his reform credentials on Thursday, when his fresh-faced government presents its maiden budget amid early doubts about his willingness to make unpopular decisions.

1st Test, Day 1: Murali Vijay`s ton takes India to comfortable position against England

1st Test, Day 1: Murali Vijay`s ton takes India to comfortable position against England

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:18

Murali Vijay struck a unbeaten century as India recovered from a post-lunch wobble to reach a decent 259 for four at the end of the the opening day of the first cricket Test against England, here on Wednesday.

India vs England 2014: 1st Test, Day 1 - As it happened...

India vs England 2014: 1st Test, Day 1 - As it happened...

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:10

Welcome to our Live coverage of the first Test of the five-match series to be played between India and England.

Left is not right in cricket this season!

Left is not right in cricket this season!

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:38

India might have a definite edge in the upcoming test series against England if one were to go by the number of left handed cricketers in the squad. As against six in the England team, India has selected only three for the upcoming five match test series. The advantage India has is because so far this year left hand cricketers have failed to draw attention.

Rainfall in current monsoon season to be below normal: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:09

Rainfall in the country for the current monsoon season would be 93 percent of the long period average, which is below normal, the government told the Lok Sabha.

Centre to review public private partnership of model schools

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:53

The central government will review the public private partnership component involved in setting up of model schools, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said.

Economic Survey 2013-14: 'Eco Survey presents realistic macro-economic picture'

Economic Survey 2013-14: 'Eco Survey presents realistic macro-economic picture'

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:20

The industry also supported the need for a fiscal consolidation roadmap backed by an FRBM Act "with teeth" as outlined in the survey.

Economic Survey 2013-14: India has second fastest growing services sector

Economic Survey 2013-14: India has second fastest growing services sector

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:12

India has the second fastest growing services sector in the world with a compound annual growth rate at 9 percent, just below China's 10.9 percent, during 2001 to 2012, the Economic Survey said Wednesday.

Economic Survey 2013-14: India needs to increase exports to China

Economic Survey 2013-14: India needs to increase exports to China

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 18:55

The bilateral trade between the two countries stood at USD 68.9 billion in 2013-14.

Lok Sabha discusses price rise

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 18:40

The opposition attacked the government on the issue of price rise in the Lok Sabha and questioned the steps taken to control the increase in prices of essential commodities.

Bullet train not feasible in India: Nitish Kumar

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 18:32

Former Railway minister and JD-U leader Nitish Kumar said that bullet trains, proposed in this year`s Railway budget, were not feasible in the country, though the concept sounded very impressive.

Govt rejects study report on pollution level in India

Govt rejects study report on pollution level in India

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:47

Government on Wednesday rejected studies of WHO and Yale University which talked about India and its cities being among the most polluted, asserting that the parameters for determining air pollution were not considered by them.