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Losses on sale of diesel dip to all-time low of Rs 1.33/litre

Losses on sale of diesel dip to all-time low of Rs 1.33/litre

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 20:10

Losses on the sale of diesel have dropped to an all-time low of Rs 1.33 per litre, bringing the prospect of deregulation of the nation's most consumed fuel within sniffing distance.

Jayalalithaa accuses Sri Lanka of trying to create fissures in India`s federal polity

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 19:46

Taking strong exception to an alleged derogatory article about her on the Sri Lankan defence website, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday accused it of trying to create fissures in India`s federal polity as she demanded an unconditional apology from Colombo for the insinuations against her.

PM himself takes interest in IT matters: Prasad

PM himself takes interest in IT matters: Prasad

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 19:35

Information technology is a big priority of the government and it is a matter that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is moving himself, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

Insurance Bill: 9 parties want it to be sent to Select Committee

Insurance Bill: 9 parties want it to be sent to Select Committee

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 19:04

Uncertainty loomed over immediate passage of the Insurance Bill, Modi government's first major reform initiative to raise FDI cap in the sector to 49 percent, with nine parties including the Congress giving notice in Rajya Sabha for referring the bill to Select Committee.

READ: Full text of Sri Lanka`s apology to Modi, Jaya

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 18:05

READ: Full text of Sri Lanka`s apology to Modi, Jaya — An article published by Sri Lankan defence website led to political furore on Friday accompanied by protests cutting across party lines demanding an apology and that India severe ties with the island nation.

PM Modi to visit Nepal on August 3 and 4: MEA

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 17:37

Ministry of External Affair Official Spokesperson Syed Akbarudin on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be travelling to Kathmandu on August 3rd and 4th.

Sri Lanka apologises to PM Modi, Jayalalithaa over article

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 17:23

Facing immense outrage over an alleged derogatory article posted on Sri Lankan army`s website, the island nation`s Defence Ministry on Friday tendered unqualified apology to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Article in SL defence website: Parties one in backing Jayalalithaa

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 17:14

Setting aside their differences, political parties in Tamil Nadu on Friday strongly backed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after the Sri Lankan defence website carried an article critical of her, with an accompanying graphic image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

US says India refusal on WTO deal a wrong signal

US says India refusal on WTO deal a wrong signal

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 17:08

US Secretary of State John Kerry told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that India`s refusal to sign a global trade deal sent the wrong signal, and he urged New Delhi to work to resolve the row as soon as possible.

K V Chowdary is new CBDT Chairman

K V Chowdary is new CBDT Chairman

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 16:44

Senior IRS officer K V Chowdary has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the top policy making body of the Income Tax department.

Obama knows importance of strong Indo-US ties: White House

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 09:32

US President Barack Obama recognises the importance of a strong relationship with India, which is not only multifaceted, but there exists an important national security relationship, the White House said Friday.

UPSC storm in Parliament: Confetti thrown at Speaker, walkout by Oppn

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 09:14

The UPSC exam row generated heat in both Houses of Parliament on Friday with a member tearing a paper and throwing it towards the Speaker in Lok Sabha and almost the entire Opposition staging a walkout in the Upper House as Government refused to set a time-line for resolving the issue.