FDI

Seeking inputs on allowing 100 pc FDI in news media: Javadekar

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said his ministry is seeking inputs from various stakeholders on whether to allow 100 per cent FDI in news media.

Govt initiates exercise to raise FDI in defence sector to 100%

In a major policy initiative, the government is proposing to raise FDI in defence sector to 100 per cent through the approval route.

Nirmala Sitharaman says no to FDI in multi-brand retail

Reaffirming BJP`s stand on FDI in multi-brand retail, new Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday indicated that foreign players will not be allowed to open mega stores in the country as it may adversely impact the small traders and farmers.

No change in BJP`s stand on FDI in retail: Arun Jaitley

Against the backdrop of speculation about Narendra Modi`s comments suggesting a rethink on the FDI policy, BJP said their opposition to FDI in retail will not change.

Bihar`s turnaround analysed at London School of Economics

The turnaround in the growth of Bihar, one of India`s poorest and most populous states, was at the centre of a panel discussion at the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE).

BJP woos NRIs ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Reaching out to overseas Indians, Rajnath Singh promised that his party would create conditions to facilitate FDI by NRIs in the country if it comes to power.

India called for relaxing FDI cap in defence sector

Asserting that the 26 per cent FDI cap acts as a disincentive for foreign companies to invest in India`s crucial defence sector, an Indian defence expert has called for increasing the investment limit.

Top IAF officer seeks rethink over FDI policy in defence

A top IAF officer on Wednesday sought a rethink over government`s policy to have 26 per cent FDI in military sector, saying it was not attractive for foreign vendors.

Narendra Modi can never be PM: Anand Sharma

Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma slammed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for bringing the "level of political debate to the lowest ebb" and asserted he will never become prime minister.

Manmohan Singh can get a Nobel recommendation from Obama but not FDI: CPI

CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Saturday took potshots at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over government`s efforts to get FDI and said India should stop looking at the US and other countries for help.

FDI cap in defence retained at 26%

FDI cap in defence sector will remain at 26 percent and proposals beyond that will be considered by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on case to case basis.

Tamil Nadu CM slams FDI cap hike

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday slammed the UPA Government for its recent decision to raise FDI caps in some sectors.

Centre selling out country: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee attacked the Congress-led UPA government for liberalising FDI limits in various sectors.

Government making economy FDI-driven, says BJP

BJP accused the government of making the economy "FDI-driven" and asked if it had run out of ideas to contain inflation and fiscal deficit.

Opposition slams Congress for not deciding Telangana issue

The Congress was only delaying a decision on Telangana by announcing that CWC would take the final call on the statehood issue, Opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh on Friday said.

Antony opposes proposed hike in Defence FDI to 49%

Defence Minister AK Antony has shot down Commerce Ministry`s proposal to raise FDI in defence from 26 per cent to 49 per cent.

Over 1 lakh CPI(M) activists court arrest in Tripura

At least 1,76,052 leaders and activists of the ruling CPI(M) courted arrest while participating in an agitation against the Central government.

Govt not considering amending FDI policy in defence sector

Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Monday informed Parliament that the government is not considering any proposal to amend FDI policy in defence, warehousing and food storage sectors.

Yearender: Looking back at India in year 2012

2012 was a rough ride year for the country, which had to negotiate the choppy waters of domestic politics, face a situation of mass exodus from North East and face one of the worst power cut situations in its history.

Centre will heavy price for imposing FDI: Karat

Lashing out at the UPA on the FDI in multi-brand retail, Prakash Karat said the Centre will pay a "heavy political price" for trying to impose it.