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Over 12 percent of Tamil Nadu candidates have criminal history

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:43

Over 100 candidates out of the total 845 contestants in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu have criminal cases against them.

Nepal promises major climbing reforms after killer avalanche

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 18:23

Three days after a deadly avalanche on the Mt Everest slopes claimed 13 lives, the Nepalese government Monday promised major reforms in the mountaineering sector and urged local Sherpa guides and other supporting staff to resume preparatory work ahead of the summer climbing season.

Ukrainian government ready for constitutional reforms: PM

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 06:21

Ukraine`s government is prepared to conduct constitutional changes, granting more say to local governments on budget and tax policy.

New govt's policy initiatives to determine credit ratings: S&P

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 14:03

At present, rating of India is investment grade 'BBB-' with negative outlook.

Coalgate could have been averted if PM had pushed reforms: Parakh

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 19:53

Former Coal Secretary P C Parakh Monday claimed that the multi-crore coal block allocation scam could have been avoided if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had asserted in pushing reforms including open bidding of coal blocks.

Greeks strike against more EU-IMF reforms

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 19:42

Greek unions held a 24-hour anti-austerity strike Wednesday, shutting down ferry services to the country`s world-famous islands, disrupting rail travel and closing pharmacies and several government offices.

One-third of Goa candidates have criminal record: ADR

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 16:16

Nearly one-third of the total candidates in fray for the two Lok Sabha seats in Goa have criminal records, with three of them having serious charges against them, an election watchdog said Thursday.

Five out of 7 BJP candidates in Delhi facing criminal cases

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 22:43

Five out of seven BJP candidates who are in fray in the Lok Sabha elections from the national capital have criminal cases against them.

IMF extends $14-18 bn rescue to Ukraine, tied to reforms

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 17:05

The IMF announced on Thursday a USD 14-USD 18 billion bailout for Ukraine to avoid bankruptcy but tied to painful and unpopular reforms amid the country`s escalating standoff with Russia.

Pace of economic reforms depends on outcome of elections

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 20:28

Global brokerage firm Morgan Stanley on Wednesday said the pace of economic reforms depends on the outcome of general elections, which, it assumed, will throw up a stable government.

US Senate drops IMF reforms from Ukraine aid

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 03:54

US Senate Democrats bowed to Republican demands Tuesday that IMF reforms be removed from their Ukraine aid package, acknowledging it could not pass with the controversial changes intact.

Hollande to pursue reforms despite French local vote thump

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 20:55

President Francois Hollande`s government will stick to planned economic reforms and spending cuts despite being punished in local elections where the anti-immigrant National Front (FN) made gains, the French finance minister said on Monday.