Bengaluru hails Union Budget announcement suburban train service

Citizen groups and commuters from Bengaluru on Thursday hailed the Union Budget for proposing a suburban train service to cater to the city’s growth.A Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the planning of a suburban network of 160 km at an estimated cost of Rs 17,000 crore to the city, as part of his speech …

Bengaluru hails Union Budget announcement suburban train service

Citizen groups and commuters from Bengaluru on Thursday hailed the Union Budget for proposing a suburban train service to cater to the city’s growth.A Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the planning of a suburban network of 160 km at an estimated cost of Rs 17,000 crore to the city, as part of his speech …

Bengaluru hails Union Budget announcement suburban train service

Citizen groups and commuters from Bengaluru on Thursday hailed the Union Budget for proposing a suburban train service to cater to the city’s growth.A Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the planning of a suburban network of 160 km at an estimated cost of Rs 17,000 crore to the city, as part of his speech …

Bengaluru hails Union Budget announcement suburban train service

Citizen groups and commuters from Bengaluru on Thursday hailed the Union Budget for proposing a suburban train service to cater to the city’s growth.A Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the planning of a suburban network of 160 km at an estimated cost of Rs 17,000 crore to the city, as part of his speech …

Bengaluru hails Union Budget announcement suburban train service

Citizen groups and commuters from Bengaluru on Thursday hailed the Union Budget for proposing a suburban train service to cater to the city’s growth.A Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the planning of a suburban network of 160 km at an estimated cost of Rs 17,000 crore to the city, as part of his speech …

India’s Nepal engagement: Oli, Sushma agree to ‘forget past bitterness’ (Roundup)

Putting their frosty ties behind, Nepal’s Prime Minister in waiting K.P. Sharma Oli and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday agreed to “forget the past bitterness” and to move ahead with a fresh start to take bilateral ties to a new height. In a bid to engage with the upcoming Left government in …

Iraq declares 2.5mn displaced people return home

The Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement on Thursday announced that some 2.5 million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) have returned to their houses in the areas liberated from the Islamic State. A statement quoted Minister Jassim Mohammed Al Jaf as saying that his Ministry in cooperation with the Joint Operations Command (JOC), which is responsible …

Iraq declares 2.5mn displaced people return home

The Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement on Thursday announced that some 2.5 million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) have returned to their houses in the areas liberated from the Islamic State. A statement quoted Minister Jassim Mohammed Al Jaf as saying that his Ministry in cooperation with the Joint Operations Command (JOC), which is responsible …

Italy to host Africa-Europe migration conference

Various European and African nations, as well as the European Union’s Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini will attend a meeting on migration here next week, Italy said on Thursday. ‘A Shared Responsibility for a Common Goal: Solidarity and Security’ will take place at the Italian Foreign Ministry on February 6. Brainchild of Italy’s Foreign Affairs …

Italy to host Africa-Europe migration conference

Various European and African nations, as well as the European Union’s Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini will attend a meeting on migration here next week, Italy said on Thursday. ‘A Shared Responsibility for a Common Goal: Solidarity and Security’ will take place at the Italian Foreign Ministry on February 6. Brainchild of Italy’s Foreign Affairs …

Amendments moved to give more teeth to anti-money laundering act

The government on Thursday sought to amend the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 aiming to widen its scope by providing for action against property, equivalent to proceeds of crime, held outside the country. So far, the government could only proceed against property held within the country. The amendments made through the Finance Act, …

Amendments moved to give more teeth to anti-money laundering act

The government on Thursday sought to amend the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 aiming to widen its scope by providing for action against property, equivalent to proceeds of crime, held outside the country. So far, the government could only proceed against property held within the country. The amendments made through the Finance Act, …

Amendments moved to give more teeth to anti-money laundering act

The government on Thursday sought to amend the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 aiming to widen its scope by providing for action against property, equivalent to proceeds of crime, held outside the country. So far, the government could only proceed against property held within the country. The amendments made through the Finance Act, …

Budget focuses on structural issues, not populism: Debroy

Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Chairman Bibek Debroy on Thursday welcomed the announcements made in the Union Budget 2018-19, saying it focuses on agriculture, rural economy, healthcare and employment generation instead of following economic populism. He emphasised that the government was committed to following the path of significant structural reforms and the budget is a …

Budget focuses on structural issues, not populism: Debroy

Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Chairman Bibek Debroy on Thursday welcomed the announcements made in the Union Budget 2018-19, saying it focuses on agriculture, rural economy, healthcare and employment generation instead of following economic populism. He emphasised that the government was committed to following the path of significant structural reforms and the budget is a …

Budget focuses on structural issues, not populism: Debroy

Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Chairman Bibek Debroy on Thursday welcomed the announcements made in the Union Budget 2018-19, saying it focuses on agriculture, rural economy, healthcare and employment generation instead of following economic populism. He emphasised that the government was committed to following the path of significant structural reforms and the budget is a …

Telangana Congress chief accepts minister’s challenge

Accepting the challenge of Telanagana IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao, state Congress chief N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Thursday announced that he and his wife and sitting legislator Padmavathi Reddy would retire from politics if the Congress did not come to power in next elections. However, he said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao must also …

Telangana Congress chief accepts minister’s challenge

Accepting the challenge of Telanagana IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao, state Congress chief N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Thursday announced that he and his wife and sitting legislator Padmavathi Reddy would retire from politics if the Congress did not come to power in next elections. However, he said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao must also …

Telangana Congress chief accepts minister’s challenge

Accepting the challenge of Telanagana IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao, state Congress chief N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Thursday announced that he and his wife and sitting legislator Padmavathi Reddy would retire from politics if the Congress did not come to power in next elections. However, he said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao must also …

India’s April-December fiscal deficit at 113.6% of full year’s target (Lead)

India’s budgetary fiscal deficit for the first nine months of 2017-18 stood at 113.6 per cent — Rs 6.20 lakh crore — of the full year’s target of Rs 5.46 lakh crore, official data showed on Thursday. The data furnished by the Comptroller General of Accounts (CGA) showed that April-December fiscal deficit was 93.9 per …

India’s April-December fiscal deficit at 113.6% of full year’s target (Lead)

India’s budgetary fiscal deficit for the first nine months of 2017-18 stood at 113.6 per cent — Rs 6.20 lakh crore — of the full year’s target of Rs 5.46 lakh crore, official data showed on Thursday. The data furnished by the Comptroller General of Accounts (CGA) showed that April-December fiscal deficit was 93.9 per …

India’s April-December fiscal deficit at 113.6% of full year’s target (Lead)

India’s budgetary fiscal deficit for the first nine months of 2017-18 stood at 113.6 per cent — Rs 6.20 lakh crore — of the full year’s target of Rs 5.46 lakh crore, official data showed on Thursday. The data furnished by the Comptroller General of Accounts (CGA) showed that April-December fiscal deficit was 93.9 per …