Mayawati, Naidu in verbal spat in Rajya Sabha over Gujarat incident

New Delhi, July 18 : A verbal spat between BSP leader Mayawati and union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu was witnessed on Monday in the Rajya Sabha as she blamed the Centre for what she dubbed were “rising incidents of atrocities against the Dalits”. Mayawati raised the issue of beating up of four Dalit youth in […]

Rajan calls for sustainable credit expansion

Hyderabad, July 18 : Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday called for manageable and sustainable credit expansion in the country, saying all avenues for this should be explored. Rajan underlined the need for building new institutions in rural areas to ease access to credit. He was also in favour of exploring the […]

Rupee devaluation no key to increasing exports: Rajan

Hyderabad, July 18 : Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan believes the current value of the rupee is ‘pretty reasonable’ and devaluation may not be the key to increasing exports. Any devaluation of the rupee will have inflationary impact offsetting any benefits the economy may get from devaluation, Rajan said here on Monday. “My […]

Maharashtra’s Nirbhaya: Opposition ruckus, protests across state

Mumbai, July 18 : Amid uproarious scenes in the Maharashtra assembly, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday made a detailed statement on the gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl which evoked memories of the abhoring 2012 Nirbhaya case of Delhi. While the government rejected an adjournment motion sought to be moved by the opposition in […]

Modi urged to take Goa’s security concerns seriously

Panaji, July 18 : Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to not go by the state’s small size and its paltry population when it comes to taking care of its security concerns. During the inter-state council meeting in the national capital last week, Parsekar shared Goa’s security concerns with the […]

SC says no government minister or official in BCCI

New Delhi, July 18 : No minister or government official can be an office-bearer of the national cricketing body, the Supreme Court on Monday said in a major setback to the BCCI while it also accepted the Lodha Committe recommendation of one state one vote for representation at the BCCI. A Supreme Court bench headed […]