Prabhu writes to Jaitley, seeks merger of two budgets

Prabhu writes to Jaitley, seeks merger of two budgets

New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has written a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking an end to the age-old practice of presenting a separate budget for railways by merging it with the General Budget. Prabhu has recommended ending the 92-year-old practice of presenting a separate budget for Railways and sought merger with […]

PM to lay foundation stone of AIIMS in Gorakhpur

PM to lay foundation stone of AIIMS in Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in this district on July 22 and start the renovation work of a fertiliser factory which was closed for the last three decades. Starting of AIIMS and the fertiliser factory would help the region develop, BJP’s Uttar […]

India, EU officials to meet today on stalled FTA talks

India, EU officials to meet today on stalled FTA talks

New Delhi: Chief negotiators of India and the European Union (EU) will meet todayto discuss ways to carry forward the long-stalled negotiations for the proposed free trade agreement. “India and EU chief negotiators to meet on July 15 to discuss way forward in India-EU Broad-based Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement,” the Department of Commerce said […]

Rupee hits over 1-mth high of 66.91, jumps 14 paise

Rupee hits over 1-mth high of 66.91, jumps 14 paise

Mumbai: The rupee on Thursday firmed up by another 14 paise to close at a fresh one-month high of 66.91 on persistent selling of the American currency by banks and exporters in view of firm equities amid weakness of dollar in the overseas market. Good foreign capital inflow also boosted the rupee value against the […]

Gold drops to 2-week low as equity advances

Gold drops to 2-week low as equity advances

London: Gold today dropped to a two-week low as equities gained on the outlook for more central-bank stimulus, curbing demand for the metal as a haven. Gold fell 1 per cent to USD 1,328.76 an ounce. Prices earlier touched USD 1,324.75, the lowest since July 1. Global stocks are near the highest this year. While […]

Can’t keep dwelling on the past: Bopanna on teaming with Paes

Can’t keep dwelling on the past: Bopanna on teaming with Paes

Chandigarh: Forget the past and communicate as much as possible — that’s how Rohan Bopanna plans to make his partnership with Leander Paes click in next month’s Olympics as he feels there is no point in holding on to the bitterness which has marred Indian tennis. Bopanna, who wanted to play with Saketh Myneni but […]

Jayaram jumps to top 20; Saina, Sindhu static

Jayaram jumps to top 20; Saina, Sindhu static

Kuala Lumpur: A semifinal finish at the recent US Open Grand Prix Gold enabled Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram to rise two places to be back into top 20 in the latest badminton world rankings issued today. Jayaram was placed at 20th spot with 43673 points, while B Sai Praneeth, who improved his ranking after his […]

India to take part in world football tournament for homeless

India to take part in world football tournament for homeless

Mumbai: An organisation that uses football as a tool for the social upliftment of downtrodden and at-risk youth, Slum Soccer, has tied up with Tata Trusts and Football Players Association of India (FPAI) to enable India’s participation in the Homeless World Cup 2016. “The Homeless World Cup is an annual football tournament focusing on advocating […]

Superstar Kamal Haasan fractures leg, hospitalised

Superstar Kamal Haasan fractures leg, hospitalised

Chennai: Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan has been hospitalised after he fell in his office and suffered a fractured leg here today. A close associate of the actor said that the 61-year-old “Papanasam” star sustained a fracture on his right leg when he slipped and hurt himself at his office in Alwarpet this morning. “He has […]

Salman skips personal appearance before MSCW, sends letter

Salman skips personal appearance before MSCW, sends letter

Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan on Thursday skipped personal appearance for the third time before the Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW), but sent a letter to the panel in response to the summons issued to him over his ‘rape’ remarks. The content of the letter was not yet known. The MSCW, which had asked Salman […]