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Monthly News March 2014

External Debt Rises to $426 bn in Decemb...

External Debt Rises to $426 bn in December

Amid growing economic concerns, the Finance Ministry on Friday said that the country’s external debt rose to $426 billion at the end of December 2013. External debt increased by $21.1 billion over the March 2013 level. However, sovereign external debt came down from $81.7 billion (March 31... read more »

Magnitude-5.1 earthquake rattles souther...

Magnitude-5.1 earthquake rattles southern California

Authorities say a magnitude-5.1 earthquake has shaken the Los Angeles and surrounding areas on Friday night. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) originally estimated the quake to be a magnitude-5.3. It said the Friday quake struck at about 9-11 p.m. and was centered near Brea in Orange County about... read more »

Narendra Modi speaks at a Vijay Shankhnad rally in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
Imran Masood arrested for hate speech

Imran Masood arrested for hate speech

The Congress candidate threatened to kill the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi if he came to Uttar Pradesh Congress Lok Sabha candidate Imran Masood was on Saturday arrested on charges of hate speech in which he threatened to “chop” Narendra Modi “into pieces”, remarks that... read more »

B.Obama visit seeks to allay Saudi fears...

B.Obama visit seeks to allay Saudi fears on Iran, Syria

Barack Obama sought to allay Saudi Arabia’s criticism of his policies on Syria and Iran, telling King Abdullah their two countries remain in lockstep on strategic interests. The President also assured the king that the US “won’t accept a bad deal” with Iran, as global powers negotiate... read more »

SC makes Gavaskar BCCI’s interim president

Without expressing any opinion on the merits of the allegations against the BCCI president N. Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Friday appointed renowned cricketer and former Indian skipper... read more »

IPL should be stopped for a while: Nadkarni

Clearly disgusted about current happenings off the cricket field, former Test all rounder Bapu Nadkarni backed suggestions by ex-BCCI chief Shashank Manohar and ousted IPL chairman Lalit... read more »

I’ll be happy to take up BCCI job: Gavaskar

The Supreme Court on Thursday proposed Sunil Gavaskar’s name as replacement for N Srinivasan as BCCI President and the batting legend said he will be “honoured” and... read more »

U.N. Security Council to meet Thursday on North Korea missile launch

The U.N. Security Council will hold closed-door consultations on Thursday to discuss a possible condemnation of North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches, U.N. diplomats... read more »

Thai satellite finds 300 floating objects in jet search

Thailand has spotted 300 floating objects in the southern Indian Ocean during a satellite search for the missing Malaysian airliner, its space agency said Thursday. The objects, ranging from two to... read more »