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16 January, 2019 9:23 AM What Interim Budget Is, How It Differs From Full-Year Budget

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present Budget 2019 on February 1. That would be an interim budget. An interim budget, just like a full-year budget, is an annual financial statement of a government's finances. It contains key details such as where money comes from (revenue) and where it is spent (expenditure), as well as projections of growth and fiscal 972

16 January, 2019 8:00 AM RBI may take dovish stance in February policy with softer inflation

With softer retail and wholesale price-based inflation, Reserve Bank of India is likely to change its policy stance from 'neutral' from 'calibrated tightening' in the February policy, says a report. The inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) eased to an 18-month low of 2.19 percent in December compared to 2.33 percent in November and 5.21 percent 860

15 January, 2019 5:56 PM Mukesh Ambani features in Foreign Policy magazine's 2019 list of top '100 Global Thinkers'

Mumbai: Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani has featured in Foreign Policy magazine`s 2019 annual list of the top `100 Global Thinkers`. According to the magazine, Ambani, who displaced Jack Ma in 2018 as Asia`s richest man is credited with accelerating a smartphone internet revolution in the world`s largest democracy 227

15 January, 2019 3:36 PM Will give top priority to trade, tourism if voted to power: J&K Congress

Jammu and Kashmir Congress president G A Mir on Tuesday said revival of trade, commerce and tourism would be his party's top priority if it is voted to power in the next state assembly elections. "The youth of the country and the state in particular want employment and that cannot be generated until and unless we utilise all our energies for the revival 154

15 January, 2019 11:17 AM Sensex soars over 460 points, Nifty regains 10,800

Drop in inflation raised hopes of monetary easing. New Delhi: Markets posted strong gains with both the Sensex and Nifty closing above 1.30 percent as lower inflation figures gave way to expectations of an ease in the monetary policy by the Reserve Bank of India in its February policy review. The BSE Sensex jumped 464.77 points or 1.30 percent to 36,318.33 while 169

14 January, 2019 11:48 AM Singapore may tighten adoption law after gay father adopted son

Singapore: Singapore is looking to strengthen its adoption laws after a gay man won an appeal to legally adopt his biological son in a landmark court ruling last year, its social affairs minister said on Monday. The man, after learning he was unlikely to be able to adopt a child in Singapore as a gay man, paid $200,000 for a woman to carry his child 200

14 January, 2019 9:00 AM Commerce ministry plans workshops in different states to implement agri-export policy

The commerce ministry is planning a series of workshops in states including Maharashtra, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh to implement its export policy for agricultural goods with a view to boost overall shipments, an official said. The ministry has suggested states to set up a nodal agency dedicated for the implementation of the agriculture export policy 160

12 January, 2019 9:55 AM Don't lose hope by results in 3 states, Lok Sabha polls very important: Amit Shah tells BJP workers

BJP chief Amit Shah on January 12 asked party workers not to lose hope due to adverse results in recent Assembly elections in the three states, saying the upcoming parliamentary polls were "very important" for the party. He also asked all party workers to ensure that the votes of their families and friends are cast by 10.30 AM on the polling day. He mounted 118

11 January, 2019 4:04 PM Those Who Seek Votes In Cow's Name Should Provide Fodder: Arvind Kejriwal

Those who seek votes in the name of cows should also provide fodder to them, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday after he was told during his visit to Bawana that the BJP-led MCD has not released funds to a gaushala for two years in the area. The chief minister, accompanied by Development Minister Gopal Rai, visited ''Shree Krishna Gaushala'' 127

10 January, 2019 8:00 AM No plans to make Hindi compulsory: Prakash Javadekar

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday countered media reports on the government`s intention of making Hindi compulsory. He said that no language is being given a compulsory status in the new National Education Policy (NEP). Taking to Twitter, Javadekar clarified that the concerned committee has not recommended making 165