New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Delhi Metro services will be partially curtailed during the Republic Day parade Thursday and the beating retreat ceremony Jan 29, an official said.
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar and choreographer-turned-filmmaker Farah Khan will add chutzpah to the Chevrolet Apsara Awards as the hosts of the gala, to be held at Mumbai's Yash Raj Studios Wednesday. The long time friends will bring their camaraderie on the stage for the seventh edition of the annual awards ceremony, organised by the Film and Television Producers Guild of India.
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India Monday said it has raised the issue of stone-pelting on Indian fishing boats in Sri Lankan waters. "We have seen reports of incidents involving stone pelting of some Indian fishing boats in Sri Lankan waters. We have taken up the matter with the Sri Lankan authorities," India's external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said here in response to a media query.
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A man from Africa was arrested at the Delhi airport with 200 grams of cocaine valued around Rs.2 crore, police said Monday. The contraband was concealed in his shoes. Paul Dika Acquah, 32, resident of Accra in Ghana, was arrested near the parking area at Indira Gandhi International Airport Friday.
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A day before it unveils the third quarterly review of its monetary policy, the Reserve Bank of India signalled it may not lower interest rates, saying any easing would depend on evolving growth-inflation dynamics. "Monetary space to support growth exists, but pace of action will depend on evolving growth-inflation dynamics," said the bank in the macroeconomic and monetary development document Monday. The central bank had raised rates 13 times since the beginning of 2010 to combat runaway inflation
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India Monday conveyed to Norway that it should work out a settlement with the immediate family of two kids who are now under foster care on the orders of a local court there. External Affairs Minister
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India Monday assumed presidency of the business chamber of the eight-member South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) after a gap of 12 years and said it would liberalise business visa norms to boost cross-border trade and investment in the region. Vikramjit Singh Sahney, corporate president of Sun Group, took over the presidency of the Saarc Chamber of Commerce and Industry from Bangladesh's Annisul Haq for a period of two years. After taking over the presidency, Sahney said the chamber would press on member countries to liberalise business visas, trade and investment norms
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Agni-IV, India's latest nuclear-capable strategic missile, will be showcased to the public for the first time as part of the static display atop a tableau that its developer, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), will be fielding during this year's Republic Day parade Thursday. The contingent, led by Lt. Col
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Pakistan, which last year in principle agreed to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India, should keep its promise and implement the new trade regime soon, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Monday. "I am sure that what they have said they will be in a position to take it forward and do it," Sharma told reporters here when asked whether Pakistan was going back from its promise of granting India MFN status. Sharma was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a Saarc Business Summit organised by Ficci here.
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A Delhi Police constable was beaten to death by a catering in-charge early Monday at New Delhi Railway Station when he objected to caterers taking articles to platforms and trains through unauthorised entry points, police said. The attacker was arrested. Constable Riyaz, 53, resident of Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh, was beaten to death by Dhanpat, in his early 40s, around 6 a.m