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Services, agriculture sectors key to make India $5 trillion economy, says Suresh Prabhu

The Commerce Ministry today said the country can become a $5 trillion economy in the next seven to eight years with the major contribution by services, industries and agricultural sector.

Rising India summit: Government has broken imbalance in development, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government has broken the imbalance in development by focusing on the eastern part of India and taken governance to people’s doorstep in that region.

PM Narendra Modi concern over tender norms checking domestic goods purchase

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a review meeting has expressed concern on barriers imposed against domestic manufacturers and suppliers in tenders being floated for public procurement.

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu writes to Amit Shah, says party felt ‘it was pointless to continue in NDA’

TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu tonight wrote to BJP president Amit Shah, saying they felt it pointless to continue in NDA as the union government failed to discharge its constitutional responsibilities in implementing ‘Andhra Pradesh...

RBI has enough powers to supervise banking sector, says former chief C Rangarajan

Disagreeing with RBI Governor Urjit Patel, former central bank chief C Rangarajan today said the Reserve Bank has ‘enough powers’ to supervise the banking sector, though it has to consult government while taking action against earring...

Emirates flight lands in Hyderabad for medical emergency, passenger declared dead on arrival

A Dubai-Bangkok flight of Emirates made an unscheduled landing at the airport here today due to a medical emergency involving a passenger, who, however, was declared dead on arrival, airport sources and the airline said.

Cancellations: IndiGo to carry affected pax in others flights

Budget airline IndiGo, which has cancelled over 480 flights this month following the grounding of its 11 A320Neo jets due to faulty engines earlier this month, today said it is working to accommodate the affected passengers on alternate flights.

Government says no abnormal hike in airfares post grounding of 14 planes

The government today said there has been “no abnormal increase” in airfares following the grounding of 14 aircraft on engine issues and that only 1-2 per cent of the total capacity has been impacted by the decision.

Hillary Clinton fractures right wrist, treated in Jodhpur hospital

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who is on a visit to India, has suffered a hairline fracture on her right wrist after a fall, the director of a private hospital said here today.

Finance Ministry rejected highest number of RTI applications, says CIC report

The Finance Ministry rejected highest number of RTI applications received by it during 2016-17, the year in which it had implemented demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currency, the annual report released by the Central Information Commission...