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Moody’s upgrades India’s govt bond rating to Baa2

Agencies, New York Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has today upgraded the Government of India’s local and foreign currency issuer ratings to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive. Moody’s...

Modi India’s most popular leader: Pew survey

Agencies, New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “by far” the most popular leader in Indian politics and most Indians hold a favourable opinion of him. And many are content with the state of the economy and the country’s direction. These...

No formula yet, but exploring ways to bring all parties on board: Ravi Shankar

Agencies, Ayodhya Spiritual guru and founder of Art of Living Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday clarified that he had no formula as yet to help resolve the Ayodhya tangle, but “just wanted to give a platform to the stakeholders and others...

SC asks CG Govt to produce original file of Augusta deal

Agencies, New Delhi The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Chhattisgarh Government to produce the original file in connection with the purchasing of Augusta Westland helicopters within a week’s time, after hearing a PIL which claimed that...

Cabinet nod to creation of anti-profiteering body under GST

Agencies, New Delhi The Union Cabinet on Thursday put its seal on the creation of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA), an apex body to check profiteering under GST regime. The “anti-profiteering” measures enshrined in the GST...

EC bars BJP from using word ‘Pappu’

Agencies, New Delhi/Ahmadabad The Election Commission has asked the ruling BJP in Gujarat to drop the word “Pappu” from a campaign ad, to be run on TV, that apparently targets Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. “Pappu” is a name...

Armoured vehicles should operate on western, northern borders: Army Chief

Agencies, New Delhi Acknowledging that the patterns in terrain are changing, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said armoured vehicles should have the capability to operate on both northern and western borders. Speaking at a seminar...

Military in charge in Zimbabwe

Agencies, Harare Zimbabwe is on the edge on Wednesday after soldiers cordoned off parliament building and put President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. The international airport had been sealed off and soldiers have taken over Zimbabwe’s...