Washington, United States | April 04, 2013 09:52 (IST)
President Barack Obama plans to give back 5 per cent of his pay in a gesture of solidarity with government workers who must take unpaid leave as a result of deep spending cuts that went into effect last month.
March 28, 2013 23:15 (IST)
Bank of America Corp's co-chief operating officer, Tom Montag, was once again the bank's highest paid executive in 2012, as his pay climbed 21 per cent to $14.5 million.
Nicosia/Moscow | March 22, 2013 14:45 (IST)
The rebuff left Cyprus looking increasingly isolated, with the deadline looming to find billions of euros demanded by the EU in return for a 10 billion euro bailout.
Mumbai | February 26, 2013 16:05 (IST)
Gold importers in India kept to the sidelines on Tuesday as prices recovered partly from the lowest level in seven months hit last week, and on a liquidity crunch ahead of the closing of the financial year next month.
New Delhi | December 31, 2012 19:06 (IST)
Finance Minister P Chidambaram offered two responses today when asked about fellow Tamil leader and DMK chief M Karunanidhi's suggestion that he was a potential candidate for Prime Minister.
Bhuj | December 15, 2012 15:14 (IST)
In a veiled attack on Chief Minister Narendra Modi, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today accused him of practising "politics of anger" and said it was time people switch to the power of "love", preached by the Mahatma, to ensure progress of Gujarat.
December 08, 2012 12:43 (IST)
Buoyed by government winning the FDI vote in Parliament, more bills were likely to be introduced in the coming session covering Banking, Insurance and Pension sectors, Union Minister of state in Prime Ministers Office (PMO) V Narayanasamy said today.
New Delhi | December 07, 2012 15:17 (IST)
The government today won the vote on its controversial decision to allow foreign direct investment or FDI in multi-brand retail. Out of the 212 members present and voting, 116 voted with the government and 95 voted against FDI.
New Delhi | December 07, 2012 09:44 (IST)
The Bahujan Samaj Party's 15 Rajya Sabha MPs will vote in favour of the government's decision to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail. This could help the government scrape through by a whisker and win today's vote in the Upper House, where it is in a minority.
Reported By: Sunil Prabhu | December 06, 2012 18:23 (IST)
The Bahujan Samaj Party's 15 Rajya Sabha MPs will vote in favour of the government's decision to allow Foreign Direct Investment in multi-brand retail. This could help the government scrape through by a whisker and win tomorrow's vote in the Upper House, where it is in a minority.
New Delhi | December 06, 2012 11:40 (IST)
After two days of stormy debate, lawmakers in the Lok Sabha voted in favour of the government's big policy decision to open up the country's highly-protected retail industry to foreign chains such as Walmart. The focus now shifts to Rajya Sabha. The Upper House will debate and vote on FDI over the next two days starting today.
New Delhi | November 29, 2012 15:45 (IST)
This morning, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar, agreed to the opposition's demand for a debate followed by a vote on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.
November 22, 2012 11:11 (IST)
All eyes are set on Parliament where the Winter Session will begin today. Among the key reform bills due to be introduced are measures to allow up to 49 per cent foreign investment in local insurance companies and domestic pension funds. Here is the full list of bills that are on the agenda.
New Delhi | November 20, 2012 07:45 (IST)
Finance Minister P Chidambaram will meet chief ministers of Southern states and heads of public sector banks on Tuesday in Bengaluru, capital of the south Indian state of Karnataka, to review the credit needs of the region and the progress of central schemes.
New Delhi | November 18, 2012 18:56 (IST)
"Deeply concerned" at escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine, India today asked both sides to exercise maximum restraint and avoid taking any action that may further exacerbate the situation.
New Delhi | November 16, 2012 20:44 (IST)
Amid reports that it has reservations about fielding Nitin Gadkari at an anti-graft protest here, BJP today announced the party chief will lead a march to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence as part of the nation-wide agitation on November 21.
Islamabad | November 16, 2012 20:35 (IST)
A Pakistani lawmaker surprised his colleagues today by suggesting that the country's railways should be handed over to former Indian Railway Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav if the government was unable to tackle the state-run entity's numerous problems.
Beijing | November 14, 2012 15:54 (IST)
A Chinese lady "princeling" Liu Yandong appears to have a fair chance to get elected to the top echelons of the ruling Communist Party, which hitherto remained an exclusive domain of male leaders, after she was today elected to the Party's top policy body.
Washington | November 07, 2012 11:09 (IST)
At stake are two separate issuesindividual tax cuts due to expire at the end of the year and tens of billions of dollars in across-the-board federal spending cuts due to kick in the day after New Year's Day.
November 07, 2012 09:55 (IST)
His victory ensures continued implementation of signature health care and financial sector reform laws.