Cong aims big in Assam civic polls

Guwahati: Ruling Congress on Wednesday promised of doubling the allocation to Rs 1,000 crore in the next five years to 74 municipal boards and town committees across Assam if it wins the forthcoming elections of these. Aiming to capture nearly more than 50 of the 74 municipal boards and town committees on February 9 [Full Article...]


Jaishankar made new Foreign Secy

New Delhi: S Jaishankar, India’s Ambassador to the US, was on Wednesday night suddenly appointed as the Foreign Secretary, replacing Sujatha Singh, who has in effect been sacked.  A 1977-batch IFS officer, Jaishankar, who had only two days to go for his retirement, will take over here on Thursday and will have a two-year [Full Article...]


Sri Lanka restores sacked lady chief justice Shirani Bandaranayake

Colombo: Newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday reinstated Sri Lanka’s first woman chief justice, days after restoration of all ranks of a former army chief, reversing the controversial decisions of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. “Shirani Bandaranayake has been restored on the basis that procedure adopted to remove her during the tenure of President [Full Article...]


Salgaocar hold Mohun Bagan to goalless draw

Ruidas scores in EB’s 1-0 win over Bengaluru FC Margao: Man of the Match Subrata Paul’s fine performance at the post helped Salgaocar FC hold Mohun Bagan to a goalless draw in the 3rd round of the Hero I-League football here on Wednesday. Salgaocar enjoyed better ball possession in the first half but the [Full Article...]


  • Shape of things to come

      The budget is just a month away. The upswing in the Indian economy has reason to make the Finance Minister upbeat. India’s foreign exchange reserves have hit an all time high of $322.14 billion. The current account balance is set to go positive and the rupee is strengthening against the dollar. The last time India registered a current account surplus was in January-March, 2007. Consumer price inflation is slipping down to around 5%. Official forex reserves shelter the rupee from speculative attack. The RBI is in a comfort [Full Article...]