Tag: India

In India’s National Interest: About Identity, Sense of Purpose and National Pride!

India even today is a land of antiquity and a billion dreams not mutinies, not snake charmers but charmers of a different kind to woo the voters with freebies, where poorest of the poor do coexist with the stinking rich. An India where black money and black market thrives, where corrupt often display ill-gotten wealth,unabashedly,

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Barack Obama discusses visit to India with Nawaz Sharif

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC: US President Thursday talked on phone with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and discussed with him his recently concluded visit to India. During his talk with Sharif, the US president noted the United States supports all efforts by both nations (India and Pakistan) to improve ties. President Obama also discussed

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India seeing larger role in Asia-Pacific: Pranab Mukherjee

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Feb. 11: President Pranab Mukherjee has described Singapore as India’s gateway to ASEAN and has gone on to underline that both the countries are at an interesting cusp in history, witnessing major transformations. It shall be the endeavor of India and Singapore to work together towards maintaining peace and stability in the

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Acts of intolerance in India would have shocked Gandhiji: Barack Obama

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC, Feb 6: US president Barack Obama Thursday praised the Dalai Lama as “a powerful example of what it means to practice compassion,” and also talked of professions of faith used both as an instrument of great good, but also twisted and misused in the name of evil. Mr. Obama was addressing

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Modi, Barack reiterate commitment to deepen ties for the cause of peace, stability and prosperity

Lalit Shastri The High-water mark of the joint-statement by US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the end of bilateral talks at Hyderabad House here this afternoon was the friendly rapport between the two leaders and the reiteration of commitment by them to carry forward and strengthen bilateral relations and deepen

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Partnership with India will be vital to U.S. strategic interests: Obama

Newsroom24x7 Desk Six months ahead of US President Barack Obama’s Visit to India for Republic Day the American Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in its Fact Sheet (August 25, 2014) had summed up US relations with India by quoting the President himself who had called India one of the defining partnerships of the 21st

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India Policy Rate Cut to Have Minimal Credit Impact

Hong Kong/Singapore, Jan 20: The surprise decision by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to cut its policy rate by 25bps to 7.75% on 15 January, does not have a significant credit impact in the short term, says Fitch Ratings. From the sovereign ratings perspective, achieving a credible, low inflation environment is a key factor

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50 countries do not meet fiscal transparency requirements: US Report

Newsroom24x7 Flash The US department of State has concluded that, of the 140 governments that were potential beneficiaries of foreign assistance and were evaluated 50 did not meet the minimum requirements of fiscal transparency. Of these, eleven governments made significant progress toward meeting the minimum requirements of fiscal transparency. On January 14, US Secretary of

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Stable Ratings Performance in 4Q14 for Non-Japan Asia structured finance

Newsroom24x7 Desk Hong Kong, Jan. 15: Fitch Ratings today projected that structured finance (SF) transactions, backed by assets in Korea, India and Singapore are performing well against a background of stable economies. A total of 14 publicly rated tranches from non-Japan Asia structured finance (SF) transactions were affirmed in 4Q14 as underlying assets continued to

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“Australia-India trade has never been win-win for India’s economy”–two perspectives

Newsroom24x7 Desk Updated  Jan. 12, 2015, 1704 Australia’s Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will lead the Australia Business Week in India mission from 12-15 January. Coinciding with this event, Newsroom24x7 is presenting the views of a citizen posted on a social networking platform along with former Indian diplomat Amit Dasgupta’s take on it The citizen who shared his

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Greenpeace employee “Offloaded” at Delhi Airport

NGO demands explanation from the Government New Delhi, Jan 11: In yet another incident of government clampdown on Greenpeace India, Priya Pillai, Senior Campaigner with the organisation was stopped at the New Delhi airport, this morning by the immigration office and denied to get onboard her flight to London. Pillai had a valid business visa to

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A case for Modinomics and reforms, forthcoming budget and lowering of taxes

Weekly Column: Thinking Beyond By Anoop Swarup In an earlier column I had presented a case for ‘achey din’ for the Prime Minister in view of the anticipated bonanza to the developing world, particularly India as a spin off to the global crude oil windfall. Now with the Budget Session due next month, the Direct

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Review of natural catastrophes in 2014: Lower losses from weather extremes and earthquakes

The absence of very severe catastrophes and a quiet hurricane season in the North Atlantic meant that losses from natural catastrophes in 2014 were much lower. At US$ 7bn, the most expensive event in terms of overall loss was Cyclone Hudhud in India. Around 7,700 people lost their lives in natural catastrophes. “Though tragic in

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Bhopal: The Disaster continues

Lalit Shastri Bhopal, Dec. 2: The Bhopal gas disaster and several issues linked with it continue to present a disastrous and gloomy picture even thirty years after the state capital was struck by the worst industrial catastrophe that claimed thousands of lives and left more than a hundred thousand others critically wounded and affected by

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