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Pranab eyes the long-term
NEW DELHI: Short-term pains for long-term growth. That more or less summarises Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s budgetary exercise for 2010-11. The stimulus-aided economy is well on the road to recovery with an anticipated growth of ...
9 Indians killed in Taliban attack on hotels
Kabul/New Delhi: Targeting Indians yet again, the Taliban on Friday carried out coordinated suicide attacks at two hotels in Kabul killing up to nine Indians, including two Major-rank Army officers, evoking a sharp reaction from India. ...
Choice of decibel over decimal lets government off price hook
Petrol, diesel prices hiked
NEW DELHI: The oil marketing companies have announced a hike in petrol price by Rs. 2.71 a litre and diesel price by Rs. 2.55 with effect from midnight on Friday night, after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee juggled customs and excise duties ...
Protest against move to hike excise duty on petrol, diesel
NEW DELHI: It took the Opposition a little while to react to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s proposal to raise the excise duty on petrol and diesel by Re 1 a litre. The entire Opposition staged a walkout in the Lok Sabha to ...
Left: it will neither stimulate growth nor control inflation
NEW DELHI: The Left parties on Friday criticised the Union budget proposals as anti-people and threatened to launch protests. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau called for withdrawal of the indirect tax proposals which, ...
An exceedingly good budget: Manmohan
Lauds Pranab Mukherjee for ‘a job well done’
Husain accepts Qatari offer
DUBAI: After living in self-imposed exile for four years following a spate of litigation against him for his paintings of Hindu goddesses, India’s iconic artist M.F. Husain has accepted the offer by Qatar to confer its nationality on ...
A very balanced effort: Chidambaram
NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has termed the budget a “very balanced effort” marked by a mature assessment of the state of the economy and of the measures required to sustain a high and inclusive growth. In a ...
Banned footage to be removed
PUNE: Though a court order barred the electronic media from broadcasting CCTV footage of the German Bakery bomb blast, it remained available on www.youtube.com for a long time. On Friday, the Pune police ...
India-Pakistan talks an encouraging step towards full dialogue: Krishna
“If we are to build upon the past discussions, trust must be restored”
India condemns Kabul attacks
Arrangements are being made for the expeditious treatment of the injured
Iceberg-glacier collision could trigger climatic changes
The ice masses are likely to lower oxygen levels in the oceans
Whale will stay on despite trainer’s death
ORLANDO (Florida): Despite calls to free or destroy the animal, SeaWorld said on Thursday it would keep the killer whale that drowned its trainer, but would suspend all orca shows while it decides whether to change the way handlers work with ...
Ammonium nitrate, detonators seized in Thane
Mumbai: Barely a week after ammonium nitrate and electronic detonators were seized in Kolhapur district, a stockpile of explosives was found at Shendrun village, Shahapur taluk in Thane (Rural) district. In a raid on a house on Thursday ...
Tiger census begins in Buxa
KOLKATA: The first phase of the tiger population census in West Bengal’s Buxa Tiger Reserve has started, officials said on Friday. A Wildlife Institute of India estimate suggests that there may be just 10 tigers left in the ...
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