Chidambaram says CBI pressured to file charge sheet against him

Jul 19 2018 | 2 hrs ago

Chidambaram, against whom the CBI has filed a charge-sheet in Aircel-Maxis case, today alleged that the probe agency has been pressured to take action against him to support a "preposterous" allegation.

Peak power deficit in April-June at 0.7 percent: Power Min

Jul 19 2018 | 2 hrs ago

Peak power deficit during April-June, 2018-19 was 0.7% while overall electricity deficit stood at 0.6 per cent during the quarter, Parliament was informed.

Cabinet tweaks pre-NELP oil blocks, reduces ONGC burden of levies

Jul 18 2018

The Cabinet today tweaked pre-1999 oil and gas contracts to provide for proportionate sharing of statutory levies like royalty and cess between the operators of an area, and not put the entire burden on state-owned ONGC.

Government increases sugarcane FRP to Rs 275

Jul 18 2018

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a Rs 20 per quintal increase in the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for sugarcane to Rs 275 for the 2018-19 season starting October.

CCEA to consider Rs 20/qtl hike in sugarcane price for 2018-19

Jul 17 2018

The Union Cabinet will consider tomorrow a proposal to increase the minimum price that sugar mills are required to pay to cane growers by Rs 20 to Rs 275 per quintal for the next marketing year starting October, according to sources.

Gaza ceasefire largely holding after day-long flareup

Jul 15 2018

A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militant groups appeared to be holding on Sunday, ending the most intensive flare-up in violence around the Palestinian enclave since a 2014 war.

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record as suicide attacks surge

Jul 15 2018

The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan reached a record in the first half of the year, despite last month’s ceasefire, with a surge in suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State, the United Nations said.

Lava tours stir mixed feelings around erupting Kilauea

Jul 12 2018

Shane Turpin has for years taken tourists on boat rides to see lava oozing lazily down Kilauea’s slopes and into the Pacific Ocean several miles away.

India can't have single rate GST, 3-slab structure possible: CEA

Jul 11 2018

Ruling out a single rate GST, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian today pitched for a three rate structure going forward as revenues stabilise.

CEA Subramanian praises Rajan for identifying NPA problem

Jul 11 2018

Outgoing Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian today expressed scepticism over the handling of the mounting NPAs crisis as he praised former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan for identifying the lacuna and trying to resolve it, sources said.

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