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Finance secretary Mayaram defends 4.1% fiscal deficit target

Finance secretary Mayaram defends 4.1% fiscal deficit target

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 17:46

Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said that plans announced in this week`s budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent of GDP are "very credible", despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic.

'Govt to take call on GAAR implementation soon'

'Govt to take call on GAAR implementation soon'

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 15:33

As per the existing proposal, investments made after March 2013 will be covered under GAAR with effect from assessment year 2016-17.

Kerry meeting again with Afghan candidates

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 12:21

US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with rival Afghan presidential candidates for a second day as the United States struggles to find a path out of the crisis enveloping the nation`s elections.

PM has right to choose his Secretary: Arun Jaitley on Nripendra Misra`s appointment

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:59

The government asserted that it had done no wrong in bringing a bill to amend the TRAI Act for clearing legal hurdles in the appointment of Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, saying it was based on merit and aimed at bringing parity in all laws pertaining to regulators.

Govt tables TRAI Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha, Congress, TMC protest

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 09:31

The BJP government on Friday faced a stiff resistance from Congress and the Trinamool Congress minutes after it tabled in the Parliament the TRAI Amendment Bill, which aims at paving way for for the appointment of Nripendra Mishra as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Economic Survey 2013-14: 'Details course economy needs to undertake'

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:09

Mayaram further said recent years have been challenging for the global economy.

China puts prominent writers under house arrest as Kerry visits

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 18:20

A prominent writer who has angered China by advocating Tibetan rights said she and her husband were placed under house arrest during a visit to Beijing by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

UK keen to work with Modi government: British ministers

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:30

British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed the UK`s keen desire to work with the new government here to further deepen and expand Indo-UK ties in key areas including defence and trade.

UK keen to work with Modi government: British ministers

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:30

British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed the UK`s keen desire to work with the new government here to further deepen and expand Indo-UK ties in key areas including defence and trade.

Hague tells Afghan leaders to learn from Iraq failure

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 20:32

British Foreign Secretary William Hague told Afghanistan`s leaders Tuesday they should learn from crisis-hit Iraq`s failures and ensure an orderly transfer of power.

UN complains to S Sudan after staff blocked

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 03:56

The United Nations has complained to South Sudan and demanded an explanation after four local UN staff were prevented from taking a plane and had their passports confiscated.

Kerry makes Karzai call amid Afghan poll fears

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 07:43

US Secretary of State John Kerry called Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday and urged him to address concerns of the rivals vying to succeed him, amid fears an election dispute could trigger instability.