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FM: Committed to have sound macro-economic environment to fuel growth

Addressing the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, the Finance Minister said, India is firmly committed to the path of fiscal consolidation. She further added that India has taken diverse policy levers as part of the Modi government’s series of reforms to address the challenges being posed ... Read More »

BOC organize up multimedia exhibition in Frankfurt

The life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated by performing Dandi Yatra. Participants in huge number took part in the Yatra which was made vibrant by young students and their enthusiasm.A stall featuring books of Publications Division at the  Book Fair on the 150 Years of the Mahatama Gandhi ... Read More »

Protesters stage sit-down in Barcelona to prevent violence

The peaceful demonstration was a change of scene after Barcelona saw its worst night of disturbances in decades on Friday  as masked youths blocked roads with blazing garbage bins and hurled rocks at security forces, who responded by firing repeated rounds of smoke grenades and tear gas. Spain’s acting interior ... Read More »

Tens of thousands protest in Lebanon for third day

They streamed into the streets around the country’s parliament in Beirut, as well as elsewhere across the country, despite calls for calm from politicians and dozens of arrests on Friday. The demonstrators are demanding a sweeping overhaul of Lebanon’s political system, citing grievances ranging from austerity measures to poor infrastructure. ... Read More »

Mary Kom replies to Abhinav Bindra

Mary Kom claimed her eighth world medal at the recently-concluded championships in Russia and the BFI now plans to send the Manipuri boxer for the Olympic qualifiers in China, moving away from the previous decision to give direct selection only to the gold and silver winners. Read More »

MPs debate PM Johnson’s Brexit deal

Incidentally, Mr Johnson’s plan to get Parliament to approve his divorce deal with the European Union was thrown into doubt today, as lawmakers were first given a vote on whether – yet again – to delay their final decision on Brexit.  At a rare weekend sitting of Parliament, Johnson implored ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind interacts with parents of infants in Philippines

The President expressed happiness about India’s engagement with the key Southeast Asian country that has brought people’s causes within its expanding ambit. In the last 28 months, 35 babies from the Philippines have undergone successful liver transplant in India as a part of the Philippines-India Pediatric Liver Transplant Program. The ... Read More »

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: National Zoo panda leaves for China next month

“Bei Bei is part of our family,” Steve Monfort, director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, said in a statement. “We’re sad he’s leaving, but excited for the contributions he will make to the global giant panda population.”The bear and his parents are a favourite among visitors, said a zoo spokeswoman. ... Read More »

Sri Lanka removed from FATF’s Grey List

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said in a statement that FATF in Paris informed the removal of Sri Lanka’s name from the blacklist commending the new measures taken by the country on financial security. Sri Lanka was first included in the blacklist in 2011. By 2012, Sri Lanka was listed ... Read More »

UK PM leaves Brexit delay letter unsigned, sends 2nd note

Johnson was required by law to send the delay request after MPs refused to back his Brexit deal on Saturday, but has insisted Britain must leave the European Union on October 31 as planned. The Downing Street source said Johnson had sent a photocopy of the letter contained in the ... Read More »