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Monthly News February 2015

Jewellery shares shine after RBI eases n...

Jewellery shares shine after RBI eases norms

Shares of jewellery maker such as Gitanjali Gems, Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ), PC Jeweller, Rajesh Exports and Titan Company are trading higher by up to 5% on reports that the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday allowed nominated banks to provide gold on loan to jewellers. The central bank... read more »

Make in India: PM Modi vows to double ou...

Make in India: PM Modi vows to double output of defence manufacturing

NEW DELHI: Prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made a strong pitch for military indigenisation, saying that the country’s defence industry was at the core of his ‘Make in India’ mission. Inaugurating Aero India 2015 in Bengaluru, the prime minister said his government did... read more »

Countering violent extremism depends on ...

Countering violent extremism depends on Muslim support: Obama

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday called on American Muslim communities to do more to counter what he called “violent extremism,” speaking at a three-day White House summit on the issue. Critics have accused the White House of shying away from tying extremism to the religion of... read more »

Bihar Crisis: BJP Likely to Support Chie...

Bihar Crisis: BJP Likely to Support Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi During ...

PATNA: The BJP is expected to give its Bihar unit the go-ahead to support chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in a trust vote that he will seek in the state assembly tomorrow, sources have said. A formal BJP decision is expected after a meeting at 6 pm today. At a closed door party meeting yesterday,... read more »

Danish intelligence was alerted by police on the attacker

Denmark’s domestic intelligence service acknowledged on Tuesday that prison officials alerted the agency last year to the suspected gunman in last weekend’s shooting attacks that... read more »

Jamaat leader sentenced to death in Bangladesh

A top leader of Jamaat-e-Islami party was sentenced to death on Wednesday by a special tribunal in Bangladesh for crimes against humanity during the independence war against Pakistan in... read more »

Sushma Swaraj insists Congress backing Tejpal

More reforms on the anvil: Sushma

The new Indian government will unveil more reforms in the coming days, including in the forthcoming budget this month to woo foreign investment and make India a manufacturing destination,... read more »

Militants kill 4 Tunisian National Guards

Militants killed four members of the National Guard in the mountainous Kasserine region near the Algerian border, Tunisia’s Interior Ministry said on Wednesday. The brief statement... read more »

Alabama Governor Bentley apologises for assault against Indian

The Governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, has apologised for the “unfortunate” use of excessive force by police against an Indian man early this month that left him partially paralysed. Mr.... read more »