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  • Lock-in period for FDI in realty sector not restrictive: Sharma

    The government said that foreign investors in the country’s real estate sector will have to remain invested for a minimum of three years and rejected industry claims about the policy restricting FDI inflows. “I do not see the three-year lock-in period as too restrictive. Investors must come with confidence that they are here to stay […]

    Cabinet approves 10% hike in DA for central govt employees

    Ahead of the festive season, the central government on Thursday raised Dearness Allowance by 10 percentage points to 45 per cent of basic pay, benefiting about 88 lakh employees and pensioners. The decision to provide higher DA to employees will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 9,303.2 crore per annum, an official spokesperson said after […]

    Food inflation crosses 15 pc on costlier cereals and milk

    Food inflation reached 15.10 per cent for the week ended 4th September as cereals, select vegetables and milk became costlier after rains disrupted the supplies. This figure, though not exactly comparable to the previous week’s 11.47 per cent because it is calculated on the new series with 2004-05 as the base year, justified the RBI’s […]

    Kashmir not a part time job,have to give Omar time, support :Rahul Gandhi

    Addressing a press conference in Kolkata, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said “we need to give Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah time and support”. Gandhi said,”Kashmir is a tough and sensitive job. We need to give Omar time and support.” He said he will go to Jammu and Kashmir to carry […]

    PM favours enhanced productivity

    In what may be a windfall for crores of employees in public and private sector, the Provident Fund Trustees on Wednesday decided to give a higher interest rate of 9.5 percent for 2010-11 on their retirement savings. Projecting a 9 to 10%growth rate, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said efforts should be made to remove […]

    EPFO raises PF interest rate by a percentage point to 9.5%

    The steep one percentage points increase has taken the interest on PF deposits of 4.71 crore organised sector workers to a five-year high from the current level of 8.5 percent. The decision to raise the interest rate was taken by the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), the highest policy making body of the Employees Provident […]

    Hisar limping to normal after Govt accepts Jats’ demand

    Barring a stray incident of road block, life was limping back to normalcy in Hisar on Wednesday, where curfew has been lifted as agitating Jats demanding quota suspended their protests after the state government agreed to some of their demands. Prohibitory orders has been imposed in the region while educational institutions are closed as a […]

    Jaya asks Centre to reconsider decision on cotton export

    AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa on Wednesday urged the Centre to reconsider its decision allowing export of cotton, saying it would lead to artificial rise in price and affect the domestic textile industry. “Since yarn price is on the rise during the last few years, the whole textile industry was affected. At this juncture, the Centre […]

    PM holds all party meeting on Kashmir

    With no respite in the unrest in Kashmir Valley, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday held consultations with leaders of political parties on steps to defuse the situation amid demands for dilution of the contentious AFSPA on which there is no consensus yet. Opposition PDP, which has so far stayed away from official deliberations on […]

    Crucial all party meeting on J & K now in progress in New Delhi

    The crucial all party meeting on Jammu and Kashmir is now in progress in New Delhi. Representatives of all major parties are taking part in the meeting to build consensus on steps to resolve the problems facing the state. The meeting convened by the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is being attended by several Union […]