India

New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan  got a pat from Prime Minister Narendra Modi  on Wednesday for rise in  economic growth during the last quarter ,  ending speculations about his removal. He may be allowed to continue after next September when his term expires. Modi has expressed pleasure over increase in Gross …

New Delhi: The BJP-led government at the Centre is not alone in increasing the burden on the people from this month. Some banks have  made additional dents into their pockets. The names of two banks—State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank– stand out in this connection. Revising service rates, while  SBI will charge Rs …

New Delhi: Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday claimed the country would definitely witness higher food grain production in the current fiscal. Singh even made it clear that there was no plan to tax agricultural income. His reassurance: Centre will probe if there was any anomaly in the system with regard to undeclared incomes. Centre is …

New Delhi: The equalisation levy, or the ‘Google tax’, will be effective from Wednesday, as per rules notified by the Income Tax Department. In his budget speech last month, Finance minister Arun Jaitley had announced the introduction of an equalisation levy of six per cent. It was for any payment exceeding Rs one lakh per …

New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi unveiled a draft of India’s first-ever comprehensive anti-human trafficking law. The draft would treat survivors as victims in need of assistance and protection. “The bill makes a clear distinction between the trafficked and the traffickers. Such law should have been made 60 years ago,” Gandhi said …

New Delhi: A department of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered two huge holes on Sun’s surface. The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) department said that solar winds produced from these holes (coronal holes) have the potential to not only create geomagnetic storms on the earth which can disturb communications in all forms, but …

Raebareli: Dismissing all the allegations against her son-in-law Robert Vadra, the Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on Tuesday, dared Modi government to launch a probe against him. “The government at the Centre has been targeting Robert Vadra. Modi government is free to conduct any inquiry it wants,” she stated while inaugurating Panchayat Bhawan in Dalmau, in …

Mumbai: AIBs Tanmay Bhatt has landed himself in trouble after making jokes on two Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar as after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNA), Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena’s verbal attacks, now it’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), who strikes against Tanmay Bhat and AIB on Tuesday. NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik demanded strict …