NEW DELHI: The government on Monday said providing relief to ‘aam admi’ from higher food prices will remain its top priority and expressed confidence the economy would grow by 7.5% in 2009-10 and at an even higher pace of 8% in the coming fiscal.
Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has criticised the misdeed of Taliban who beheaded Sikhs in Pakistan and made appeal to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to put the serious issue before Pakistan. SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar affirmed that the SGPC and entire Sikh community is deeply hurt and slams the killing of Sikhs […]
PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: Two Sikhs who were kidnapped over a month back have been beheaded by the Pakistani Taliban in the country’s restive tribal belt in a brutal act by the militants. Some more members of the minority community are still in the custody of the rebels.
Day in Pics: February 17 KOLKATA: India just about managed to thwart a stubborn resistance from South Africa’s Hashim Amla and the tailenders to clinch a series-levelling innings and 57 runs victory in the final Test to retain their No.1 Test ranking on Thursday. The hosts, who needed to pick up the remaining seven wickets […]
Raipur, Feb 11: Amid the ongoing war between Shiv Sena and Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has stepped in to provide some clarity on the whole issue. Commenting on the raging controversy, Baba Ramdev said that both the political party as well as the actor, are fighting for their own interests. “Both […]
PATONG, PHUKET: The Indian embassy yesterday presented additional financial assistance to surviving relatives of Jirachat Kanmanee, the Phuket native killed in the terrorist attacks in Mumbai in November 2008. Ms Jirachat was one of six Thais working as spa therapists at the Banyan Tree spa in the Trident Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai when the terrorists […]
A team from Thailand that is in the city to take part in the 17th National Children’s Science Congress is fascinated by the technological advancement made by India. “We have been sent by our education board especially to study and understand the Indian technological advancement here so that we can put into practice the same […]
MUMBAI, India — India has emerged the leader in small cars, overtaking Japan, as declining sales in Western markets coupled with robust growth in Asia redraws the global map of the auto industry faster than many expected. It’s well known that China will overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest car market this year. Less […]
By Lilian Karunungan Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) — Investors should buy the Indian rupee versus the Thai baht to profit from the South Asian nation’s faster economic growth and higher interest rates, according to Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. The baht is “expected to weaken from a combination of weak growth, low interest rates and continued […]
From the time he opened the meeting with a “Namaste” and announced “happily” that he would be visiting India in 2010, US President Barack Obama hit all the right buttons here on Tuesday to erase any impression that he had downgraded ties with New Delhi in deference to China. Calling India and “rising and responsible global power,” […]