Rahul challenges Modi to cut fuel prices

New Delhi, May 24 : Taking a cue from the fitness challenge gone viral on Twitter, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring down petrol and diesel prices or face country-wide agitation. “Dear PM, Glad to see you accept the @imVkohli fitness challenge. Here’s one from me: Reduce fuel […]

Gram Swaraj Abhiyan great example of doorstep delivery of services: Modi

New Delhi, May 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ is a great example of effective delivery of services at the doorsteps of the poor and claimed the initiative had ensured total coverage of seven leading flagship welfare schemes. “As part of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, various teams ventured across […]

China, Pakistan extend currency swap deal

Beijing, May 24 : The People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, on Thursday extended a currency swap agreement with the State Bank of Pakistan. According to a statement from the Chinese bank, the swap was sized at 20 billion yuan ($3.1 billion), Xinhua news agency reported. The two parties say that the extension […]

After 1,460 days of Modi rule, ‘achhe din’ yet to come, feel experts

By Aparajita Gupta New Delhi, May 24 : There’s only one year more to go for the BJP-led regime before another test at the hustings. But is the country any nearer to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promised ‘acche din’ (good days)? Four years ago, the country had voted the present regime to power on hopes […]

Rajnath condoles Thoothukudi deaths, MHA seeks report on violence

New Delhi, May 24 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said his Ministry had taken congnisance of killing of 12 protesters in police firing in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu and sought a report from the state on the incident and the prevailing situation. The Minister condoled the loss of lives of people protesting […]

Russian sticking to rate cut plan despite U.S. sanctions – C.bank

By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW, May 24 : The Russian central bank is sticking to its plan to trim rates further as the economy and the financial system have already adapted to the latest U.S. sanctions, Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina said in a CNBC interview released on Thursday. The central bank held rates in April, […]