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  • Taxation policy has to be non-adversarial, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

    Promising a business friendly environment to woo foreign investments, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday made it clear that retrospective tax will not be imposed and that taxation policy has to be 'non-adversarial'

  • Top Pakistani official urges India to resume talks

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz has urged India to start the foreign secretary-level talks for resolving various issues

  • Arun Jaitley: Govt to press ahead with Rs 40,000 cr tax demand on FIIs

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government will press ahead with Rs 40,000 crore tax demand on foreign institutional investors as FIIs lost a case against levy of tax on capital gains they made

  • Cabinet nod for changes in bill to push realty sector

    In a bid to boost foreign investment in India's $100 billion real estate sector, name an independent watchdog, protect consumers and fast-tack disputes, the cabinet on Tuesday approved some changes in the relevant bill for parliament to consider

  • Iran, P5+1 group agree on n-deal

    The P5+1 powers and Iran on Thursday announced that they reached breakthrough in the nuclear talks and a tentative deal had been achieved.

  • The Chinese are coming

    The turmoil in West Asia seems to have no end and if it does have an end, the frontiers of the entire region will look different from the way it was configured by the victorious imperial powers after the First World War and controlled after the Second World War by the Americans

  • Two Australians among the 150 killed in European plane crash

    Two Australians were among the 150 killed in the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed today

  • State may seek foreign experts' help to crack Pansare case: Fadnavis

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here today that the state government would take the help of foreign experts if needed to solve the Govind Pansare murder case

  • 20 foreigners dead in Tunis attack: health minister

    Twenty foreign tourists were killed in the attack by gunmen on Tunisia's national museum, the health minister said today in a new toll

  • Modi's faultless foreign policy

    Whatever you may say about the slow pace of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promises on the economic front, his stepping in the area of foreign policy has been faultless. The recent tour to the Indian Ocean region is a case in point

  • To make Punjabis proficient in English, Badal wants British teachers

    Punjab students, especially those in rural areas, could soon be dealing in the Queen's language if Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has his way

  • Modi's moti-maala

    By the end of this week, Prime Minister Modi would have visited Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Seychelles, notching up some more brownie points in the Love-Thy-Neighbour (including extended neighbourhood) trend

  • Partner with India, Modi urges foreign defence firms

    From being just sellers of defence equipment, foreign firms must evolve into strategic partners as India wants their technology, skills, systems integration and manufacturing strength, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Wednesday

  • Indian foreign secretary may visit Pakistan in March

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said India's foreign secretary might visit Pakistan in March for India- Pakistan talks

  • None in my family has foreign bank accounts: Narayan Rane

    Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Narayan Rane Monday categorically denied that either he or any of his family members held accounts in any foreign bank

  • Jaishankar takes over as foreign secretary, Sushma says was in loop

    S. Jaishankar, India's envoy to the US who was seen as having played a catalytic role in the turnaround in bilateral ties, Thursday assumed charge as foreign secretary, a day after the government in a late-night announcement "curtailed" the two-year tenure of incumbent Sujatha Singh seven months before her term was to end

  • Vodafone case: Government not to contest Bombay HC order

    The government Wednesday decided not to contest a Bombay High Court ruling that telecom major Vodafone was not liable to pay tax demand of Rs.3,200 crore in a transfer pricing case, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said and hoped that the decision would boost foreign investors' sentiment

  • Gifts given by Prime Minister a top-secret: Foreign ministry

    Austin Fernandes, whose RTI for the list of gifts given by Indian PM to heads of state during his visits abroad was turned down by foreign ministry; has written back, saying denying info was 'illogical'

  • Bridging the gap to Sri Lanka

    Imagine living next door to a small, generally harmless neighbour who has never meddled around, but not taking the trouble to go over to see him for nearly 30 years

  • PMO clams up about money spent on Modi's foreign visits

    Prime Minister's Office says information is too "wide and vague" in response to an RTI filed by Mumbai resident regarding delegates who accompanied PM Narendra Modi on his foreign visits