INDIA PRIME MINISTER
India, Japan trade ministers discuss review of CEPA ahead of PMs meet
In the hour-long meeting, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal conveyed to Japanese Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama that "market access for India's goods and services with partner countries is very important but despite commitments in CEPA from Japan, market access for India's goods and services remains elusive".
Japan India's closest partner, has special significance for Northeast: Jitendra Singh
During a delegation-level meeting with Japan's Minister...
Imran Khan's remarks on CAB blatant interference in India's affairs: BJP
"Imran Khan's comments on India's legislation constitute blatant int...
Lok Sabha passes bill to extend SC-ST quota in legislatures
The bill was passed with 352 members voting in favour and none against it. The reservation for SCs, STs and Anglo-Indians given for the past 70 years in Lok Sabha and state assemblies was due to end on January 25, 2020. The reservation for Anglo-Indians is set to expire on January 25 next year as the Bill does not extend the facility to the community.
No need to determine creamy layer in SC/ST: Law Minister
Responding to the debate on 'The Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill' in Lok Sabha, Prasad referred to the issue of quota in government jobs, saying "we are of the view that is no need for a creamy layer for the SC and ST (communities)".
Marginal hike in FPI caps not helping bond markets: Credit Suisse's Neelkanth Mishra
"The token increase in FPI limits is not working because we are not part of any global bond index," said Mishra, who is also the co-head for APAC strategy and chief India strategist for Swiss investment bank Credit Suisse. He said there should be greater differentiation in cost of borrowing of different states based on their fiscal position.
I thank people of Karnataka for placing their faith in BJP: Modi on bypoll results
The ruling BJP on Monday swept the Assembly bypolls in Karnataka winning 12 of the 15 seats to help the four-month-old Yediyurappa government retain majority.
PM Modi wishes Sonia Gandhi on her birthday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished Congress president Sonia Gandhi on her birthday, praying for a healthy life.
Finland's parliament picks world’s youngest sitting premier
Finland’s parliament chose Sanna Marin as the country's new prime minister Tuesday, making the 34-year-old the world’s youngest sitting head of government. Marin is heading a five-party, center-left coalition. The four other parties in the coalition are headed by women — three of whom are in their early 30s.
Data is national asset, it must be protected; digital nationalism need of the hour: SJM
"Data should not only be stored within geographical limits of India, but must also be computed here.Data is a national asset; it may be commercial, strategic or even elementary.Data must be protected," Mahajan said.
Pakistan, Asian Development Bank sign loan agreement worth USD 1.3 billion
On Friday, the bank said it has approved a USD 300 million policy-based loan that will help Pakistan to address financial sustainability, governance, and energy infrastructure policy constraints in country's energy sector.
No need to worry: Minister on reports of government withdrawing Rs 2000 note
The government had in November 2016 demonetised Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations notes.
Pakistan condemns Citizenship Amendment Bill, calls it India's attempt to interfere in neighbouring countries
According to the proposed legislation, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution there, will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.
Johnson leads polls as election enters final days
Polls show his Conservative Party on course to win a majority, which would mean Parliament voting to leave the European Union by Jan. 31.
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