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Enhance exposure in Housing finance firms: PMO to EPFO

Enhance exposure in Housing finance firms: PMO to EPFO

09 Dec 2014

New Delhi: Retirement fund body EPFO is considering significantly increasing its exposure to housing finance companies to comply with PMO's suggestion to fund low cost housing in the country.

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO),   Central Board of Trustees (CBT),   Prime Minister's Office (PMO),   NABARD,   Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF),   ,  
Make selection process of UN chief more transparent: India

Make selection process of UN chief more transparent: India

19 Nov 2014

United Nations: With the term of current UN chief Ban Ki-moon set to end in 2016, India has called for a "more inclusive and transparent" procedure for appointment of the United Nations Secretary-General, with the General Assembly having a greater say in the selection process.

UN chief selection process,   UN chief,   transparent,   India,   Ban Ki-moon,   UN chief 2016,   United Nations,  
India has highest number of people practicing open defecation

India has highest number of people practicing open defecation

19 Nov 2014

United Nations: India has the highest number of people practising open defecation in the world at 597 million, according to the UN which said political will at the "highest level" is needed to address the challenge.

India,   World Toilet Day,   United Nations,  Prime Minister,   Narendra Modi,   Africa,   Mahatma Gandhi,   Women's Safety ,  
Ruckus continues in Odisha assembly on chit <strong>fund</strong> issue

Ruckus continues in Odisha assembly on chit fund issue

03 Dec 2014

Bhubaneswar: Ruckus continued in the Odisha Assembly on Wednesday for the 12th consecutive day due to uproar by opposition Congress and BJP members who were demanding a debate on the chit fund issue.

Odisha assembly,   chit fund issue,   Congress,   BJP,   Odia language,   Odia bills,  
Kunal Ghosh's judicial remand extended

Kunal Ghosh's judicial remand extended

12 Dec 2014

Kolkata: A city court on Friday extended till December 22 the judicial custody of suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, company's head  Sudipta Sen and his associate Debjani Mukherjee in the  Saradha chit fund scam case.

Kunal Ghosh,   Sudipta Sen,   Debjani Mukherjee,   Saradha chit fund scam,   Arvind Mishra,   Manoj Negel,   Manoj Negel,   CBI,   ,  
Poor can't be burdened with fight against climate change: Sumitra Mahajan

Poor can't be burdened with fight against climate change: Sumitra Mahajan

19 Nov 2014

United Nations: In a strong message to the developed nations, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has said that sustainable development and a victory in the war against climate change cannot be attained on the backs of the poor.

Poor,   fight against climate change,   Sumitra Mahajan,   speaker,   BJP,   PM Narendra Modi,   PM Modi,   United Nations,  
US ok with India engaging Russia; cautions against trade deals

US ok with India engaging Russia; cautions against trade deals

13 Dec 2014

Washington: The US has said it has no problem with India's engagement with Russia, but cautioned that it was not the right time to have trade deals with Moscow because of a series of international sanctions against it.

United States,   Russia,   India,   trade deals,   Indo-russia ,  Sergei Lavrov,   John Kerry,   Jen Psaki,   ,  
UNSC reforms necessary to make it transparent, credible: India

UNSC reforms necessary to make it transparent, credible: India

22 Nov 2014

United Nations: Pushing for early reform of the UN Security Council, India has said that involvement of alarger number of member states in the decision making process will make it more transparent, credible and representative.

United Nations,   UN Security Council,   UNSC,   India,   Asoke Mukerji,   UNGA,   India's Permanent Representative to UN,   Golan Heights,   Mali,   ,  
India among 188 <strong>nations</strong> calling for end to US embargo on Cuba

India among 188 nations calling for end to US embargo on Cuba

29 Oct 2014

United Nations: India was among 188 nations that voted in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution, which for the 23rd year in a row called for an end to the US economic, commercial and financial embargo on Cuba.

India,   UN General Assembly,   US embargo,   Cuba,   United States,   Israel,   US against Cuba,  
Excise hike on fuels to <strong>fund</strong> welfare schemes: Oil Minister

Excise hike on fuels to fund welfare schemes: Oil Minister

03 Dec 2014

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday justified hiking excise duty on petrol and diesel, saying the money would fund welfare schemes and not be misappropriated as happened under the previous UPA government.

Modi government,   Excise duty,   petrol,   diesel,   Welfare schemes,   UPA government,  

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