RBI Guv needs autonomy on rates, not veto: Raghuram Rajan

The Governor batted strongly for RBI's autonomy and said the government has never interfered with the central bank's call even though the statutes give it the power.

RSS-backed body pitches for greater autonomy to higher education institutions

At a time when HRD Ministry is being accused of trying to tighten its control over higher education institutions, an RSS-backed body has slammed the present system as one breeding "inefficiency and corruption" and pitched for "latitude" to such institutes to craft their own academic programmes.

HP pays $100 mn to settle shareholder class-action suit

Dutch pension fund manager PGGM said on Tuesday Hewlett-Packard had agreed to pay $100 million to settle a class-auction lawsuit relating to the company`s 2011 acquisition of Autonomy, a "big data" analysis company.

''No smoking gun'' says Autonomy's Lynch as HP lays out $5 billion claim

British IT entrepreneur Mike Lynch said Hewlett-Packard Co had failed to produce a "smoking gun" to back its claim he masterminded a complex fraud that led it to overpay by more than $5 billion when HP bought Autonomy in 2011.

Ukraine unveils draft bills on rebel autonomy

Ukraine on Monday said it will vote this week on bills granting separatist areas in the east special status in line with a February peace deal, as one soldier died in continuing sporadic clashes.

'New Lankan govt ready to give Tamils more autonomy'

Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday pledged to implement India-backed constitutional amendment to give more autonomy to provinces to achieve reconciliation with the minority Tamil community.

Higher sense of autonomy make toddlers smarter

Children with a higher sense of autonomy are likely to possess stronger mental skills, says a study.

UK edges towards federalism with Scotland powers deal

  Britain agreed to further dismantle its highly centralised system of government on Thursday, striking a political deal to grant Scotland new tax-raising powers in a move critics fear could trigger the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom.

Scotland to be granted greater autonomy: Commission

 Scotland could be handed sweeping new powers including setting its own income tax rates and controlling welfare payments under a new plan unveiled by a government-appointed commission Thursday.

Serbia to decide on Albanian PM visit after football mayhem
Serbia to decide on Albanian PM visit after football mayhem

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday he was undecided whether his Albanian counterpart should go ahead with a planned historic visit after violence halted a Serbia-Albania football match this week.

Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

Ukraine's president promised today to introduce a bill to parliament as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to rebellious regions in the pro-Russia east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months.

Philippine leader files bill giving autonomy to Muslims

 Philippine President Benigno Aquino sent to parliament Wednesday a proposed law to grant autonomy to minority Muslims, a crucial step in his attempt to end one of Asia`s longest rebellions.

China`s top paper dismisses fears Hong Kong autonomy being eroded

China`s top newspaper on Friday dismissed fears that the autonomy of the former British colony of Hong Kong was being eroded, saying Beijing`s policy had not and would not change, following mass pro-democracy protests earlier in the week.

NSFs should be accountable: Sarbananda Sonowal

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal says he is not against the autonomy of the National Sports Federations but wants them to be accountable.

Autonomy, a `futile attempt` by Tibetan govt-in-exile: China

The "middle-way" proposed by the Tibetan government-in-exile seeking autonomy is a "futile attempt" to gain "legitimacy", the Chinese official media said today.

Road Ministry may seek greater autonomy from new govt

According to an official in the ministry, more autonomy or free hand is needed for decision making for speedy execution of highway projects.

Nursery admission norms take away autonomy: Pvt schools to HC

Unaided private schools on Tuesday opposed before the Delhi High Court the new nursery admission guidelines issued by the Lt Governor saying they take away their autonomy and right to choose students on the basis of reasonable criteria.

Yemen parties agree on `just solution` for south

Yemeni political parties have signed a document pledging a "just solution" that would grant some autonomy to the south in the face of secessionist demands, state news agency Saba reported.

CBI to press for autonomy before SC

CBI is likely to press before the Supreme Court that its demand for autonomy is legitimate and will pave the way for curbing interference in its functioning.

Kashmir`s accession with India a settled issue: Panun Kashmir

Panun Kashmir, an organisation for displaced Kashmiri Pandits rejected demands for grant of greater autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, saying accession of state with Union of India is "settled issue".