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9 February, 2017 4:36 AM View: What the RBI is really saying about Indian economy

The Reserve Bank of India has not exactly covered itself in glory since Nov. 8, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi sprung the news on a startled nation that 86 percent of its currency would be worthless within a few hours. The central bank’s refusal to release up-to-date data about the demonetization, its constant stream of confusing and contradictory 7478

8 February, 2017 11:22 PM ‘I will be a teacher, do not have electoral ambitions’

It has been a year since the February 9 incident for which Kanhaiya Kumar, then president of the Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union, was arrested and charged with sedition by the Delhi police for allegedly raising anti-India slogans at a rally in JNU. He has written about this experience in a book “From Bihar to Tihar” and is now busy completing his PhD. Sitting 215

8 February, 2017 1:59 PM Modi’s remark against Manmohan triggers walkout by Congress

Anand Sharma tears into demonetisation move, says governments are run on humility, not on arrogance. Both the Houses have been adjourned for the day. Both Houses of Parliament saw productive sessions on Tuesday, with the Lok Sabha passing both the Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Bill, 2017. The Rajya 78

8 February, 2017 11:05 AM Congress manifesto promises new law on hate crimes; sops to women

LUCKNOW: Congress today released its manifesto for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, promising a new law on hate crimes to provide enhanced punishment for those creating tension on basis of caste and religion besides offering sops to women, OBCs and minorities. The 12-page manifesto condemned BJP's "anti-poor and anti-people policies", saying, "Divisive 125

8 February, 2017 10:24 AM Cash withdrawal limits to go from March 13: RBI

You can withdraw as much cash as you want from March 13. The Reserve Bank of India today said it will remove the cap on cash withdrawals from saving bank accounts in two phases since it expects cash supply to improve by next month. In the first phase, the withdrawal limit will be raised to Rs 50,000 from Rs 24,000 a week, effective February 20. The limits 155

8 February, 2017 9:57 AM Cash withdrawal and deposit rules as of 8 February

Here are the new RBI rules on cash withdrawal limits from ATMs and bank accounts as of 8 February New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday announced that all restrictions on cash withdrawal from savings bank account will be removed from 13 March. But this will be done in two phases. Beginning 20 February, the cash withdrawal limit will be increased 165

7 February, 2017 10:22 PM Note ban timing perfect as economy was doing well: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi defended demonetisation on Tuesday and took a sharp dig at Rahul Gandhi, saying the political earthquake the Congress vice-president had promised finally arrived when tremors shook north India on Monday night. Replying to the debate on the President's address in the Lok Sabha, Modi reminded Congress of Rahul's claim last November 62

7 February, 2017 6:58 PM Note ban part of plan to empower poor: PM Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi vigorously defended demonetisation in Parliament on Tuesday, projecting it as part of his government’s pro-poor action plan and launched another fierce attack on the Opposition in his reply to the Lok Sabha debate on the motion of thanks for the President’s address. Modi said he would not flinch in his crusade 71

7 February, 2017 5:46 PM Panneerselvam speaks up against Sasikala; Modi attacks Congress in Parliament; more

After BSF jawan Tej Bahadur's video about the quality of food went viral, another video has come to light. This time from a CRPF jawan. CRPF constable Jeet Singh's video, which was shot three months back, has gone viral today. Singh in the video questions the difference in treatement of Army jawans and CRPF personnel. Jallikattu, in the simplest of terms 150

7 February, 2017 1:06 PM I appealed to Modi for waiver of farmer loans, but he didn't listen, says Rahul

Rahul Gandhi accused the Prime Minister of making false promises to farmers to get votes. With the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections just days away, almost all political leaders are trying to tap into the biggest group of voters in the agrarian state - farmers. They're talking about farmer welfare in their public addresses, and taking up issues like farmer 196