What is bothering the CBI is the lack of response from six countries, including the UAE, Britain, Singapore and Switzerland, despite the Letters Rogatory sent to them.
The Lok Sabha speaker said diminishing water resources were posing challenges before policymakers and called upon parliamentarians to find solution to preserve water.
The BJP president said voters of Tamil Nadu have to decide if they wish to continue with politics of corruption and nepotism or they want to move to politics of development in Tamil Nadu.
The Oli-led govt now appears unlikely to present the budget as the government is set to be overthrown.
Both of Cruz and Kasich were already 'mathematically dead' in the quest for a majority of delegates before the Indiana primary.
"A group of immigrants from Central Asian countries were planning to carry out a series of terrorist acts in the Moscow region have been arrested," the FSB said.
The victory also propelled the Kolkata Knight Riders to the top of the table with 12 points from 9 games.
An extra-time strike from Brazilian forward Uilliams Bomfin sent Shillong Lajong through to the semi-finals, beating East Bengal 4-3.
Belarusian woman tennis player Azarenka announced her decision to withdraw from the Madrid Open because of a back injury.
Mukherjee was addressing an event in Delhi, organised by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations.
The Union cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to allow flexibility in use of domestic coal for reducing the cost of power generation.
Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the declining trend in exports was tapering off in recent months.
The forest fires like that of Uttarakhand are dangerous because the black carbon resulting from the smog and ash may, according to experts, adversely affect the Himalayan glaciers and hasten their melting.
The meeting of spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of the Art of Living foundation with former United National Liberation Front chairman, RK Meghen can be considered significant in Manipur.
The two-month-old cease-fire was fragile right from the beginning, because the US, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia accused the Russian and the Syrian military of attacking other targets and groups.
Belongings of the late President will be on display at Dilli Haat.
Encroachments on both sides of the road multiplies.
DSGMC chief Manjit Singh said it is violation of Education Act 1968.
A Rs.2 coin will get you a litre of safe chilled drinking water.
The students gathered on Wednesday with the demand that their results be reviewed.
Nature has heard the prayers of Kolkata's people who were bearing the brunt of the sun.
The OPCC chief said it is time for Naveen to come clean on the issue.
River Koel has gone dry in the area.
The workers are demanding Rs.15,000 per month as allowance.
Hyderabad offers a mind-boggling array of attractions for tourists.
In the present times, technology plays a major role in educating children in rural and urban areas alike.
The experience became great conversation fodder.
The restaurant offers authentic tandoori kebabs.
Eat properly, exercise and sleep well, says an expert.
The first store will be launched on May 13.
The Uttarakhand case provides the perfect opportunity for the settled principles of law laid down in the Bommai judgement to be tested.
Significant legal, enforcement and policy measures need to be taken to control Punjab’s crippling drug problem.
What comes to your mind first when I mention the term 'mom' to you?
King Khan joked that AbRam could be a mystery fielder.
The actor says the film doesn't show Pakistan in a bad light.
The actress said that the star was very polite.
Direct taxes untouched n excise duty on cars & consumer durables slashed
New Delhi, 17 February
Bowing to the Army’s long standing demand and in the wake of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi strongly advocating it last week, Union finance minister Mr P Chidambaram while presenting the interim Budget announced the ‘one rank, one pension’ scheme which will benefit more than 2.4 million ex-Defence personnel from 1 April, entitling them to equal post-retirement benefits notwithstanding the year of superannuation. The scheme is to be implemented with Rs 500 crore.
The Defence allocation has been hiked by 10 per cent from Rs 2,03,672 crore in 2013-’14 to Rs 2,24,000 crore in 2014-15. The fiscal allocation of the Union Home Ministry was raised by 16 per cent. The FM allocated Rs 789.08 crore for security-related expenses, and a modernisation plan at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore to strengthen the capacity of the Central Armed Police Forces. Mr Chidambaram made a deft bid to woo sections that constitute key sections of the electorate. His speech was interrupted by Congress members protesting the proposed Telangana state and Trinamul MPs seeking a moratorium on the Central debt of West Bengal. As he began his speech amid the din, a visibly annoyed Mr Chidambaram was seen asking Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath to ensure that the protesting MPs went back to their seats. An appeal from Speaker Meira Kumar brought down the decibel level somewhat and Mr Chidambaram continued. His proposals focused on the welfare of SCs, minorities, women and farmers. He proposed excise cuts on cars, mobile phones and items of daily consumption.
In the financial sector, he proposed capital infusion of Rs 11,200 crore in PSU banks and said a venture capital fund will be set up to promote entrepreneurship among SCs. He said major subsidies will be slightly higher at Rs 246, 397 crore of which Rs 115, 000 crore is on food, Rs 65, 000 crore is on fuel and Rs 68,000 crore is on fertilisers.