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All-in-cost cap on ECBs extended


The enhanced all-in-cost ceiling for external commercial borrowings has been extended till December, 2014.

BJP plans MPs’ ‘report cards’

In his bid to make BJP MPs perform better in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning “report cards” on his legislators.

Virus to hold PC to ransom


A virus holding your computer and mobile for ransom? Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab has warned about a new ransomware; “Onion”.

Blow to Congress as Haryana minister quits

Blow to Congress as Haryana minister quits

The rebellion against Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda ahead of the Assembly polls escalated on Tuesday with state power minister Ajay Yadav resigning from his post and attacking the CM fo

Unstabilised flight landing worries ATC

Even as air traffic grows at a rapid pace in the country, it has been found that about one-fifth of missed landings in India, which force pilots to opt for a ‘go-around’, are “unstabilised”.This has l

Landslides after rains lash north India

Vehicles stuck at a flooded road during heavy rains in Valsad district of Gujarat on Tuesday. 	— PTI

Moderate to heavy rains lashed most parts of north India triggering landslides in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and causing rivers across the region to flow close to the danger mark at several plac

Government puts genetically-modified crop trials on hold

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 86th ICAR Foundation Day function in New Delhi Tuesday.  	— PTI

Bowing to Sangh Parivar pressure, the Centre on Tuesday put on hold its decision to allow field trials of GM crops.

Centre rules out drought after late revival of rains

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The Central government claims that there is no fear of drought like situations after the late revival of the Monsoon rains this month.

Diagnostic centres to face de-panelment

Days after some well-known diagnostic centres were exposed collecting commissions on magnetic resonance imagining (MRI), CT scan, ultrasound, routine pathological tests, the Medical Council of India (

Shoddy urban planning causes traffic woes

Even as Delhi boasts it is the “flyover capital” of India, traffic experts emphasise that poor urban planning and mindless construction of new flyovers is not a solution to growing traffic bottlenecks

The conscience of Justice Markandey Katju, dormant for over 10 years, erupted recently, throwing out allegations against everyone around him — mostly in the nature of ipse dixit. His targets — three former Chief Justices of India in the collegium (Justices R.C. Lahoti, Y.K. Sabharwal and K.G. Balakrishnan) that could have but did not select Justice Katju to the Supreme Court in 2004 or earlier.

If you care about India’s children, prepare to shed a tear now. If you care about Gujarat’s children, prepare to cry buckets now. Because Dinanath Batra, ace scholar, perfervid activist, slayer of Donigers, is a revered figure in the schools of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s motherland.