Don`t let secularism debate hijack the real issues: Yashwant Sinha

BJP leader Yashwant Sinha appeared to differ with Narendra Modi on the secular-communal divide saying such a discourse would deviate from real issues of economic downturn and corruption.

Dubai Airshow records USD 63.3 billion orders

Despite the global economic downturn,
orders worth a whopping USD 63.3 billion were generated at the
just concluded Dubai Airshow, organisers said.

Afghanistan faces economic downturn: Senate report

Afghanistan is at risk of a deep financial crisis when foreign troops leave in 2014.

India Inc continues to see high attrition despite downturn

India Inc continues to see a
double-digit attrition rate, this time of 13.8 per cent -- the
highest in Asia Pacific region -- despite economic
uncertainty, says a survey.

Few takers for US visa this year; only two-third used so far

With downturn gripping the US,
the takers for H-1 US visa has come down this year as two
third of the sanctioned visas have been used in last three to
four months, US Consulate Chief said here on Monday.

Worst behind us, but recovery to be slow: Plan Comm

The Planning Commission on Tuesday said
the economy would grow slower in six months ending December compared to the first quarter, but Prime Minister Manmohan Singh exuded confidence that the worst of global downturn was behind.

India receives $4.5 bn from IMF`s SDR allocation

India would receive about USD
4.5 billion from the International Monetary Fund`s Special
Drawing Rights (SDR) to battle economic slowdown.