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After Sydney siege, bomb threat at govt office in Canberra

Image: Emergency services trucks attend the department of foreign affairs building in Canberra, Australia. Staff have been evacuated after a suspicious package was found in the canteen.......

Arvind Gupta named deputy NSA, days after Sandhu quit

The Narendra Modi government on Monday appointed Arvind Gupta, a former Indian Foreign Service officer, of the 1979 batch, as Deputy National Security Advisor. This appointment comes within days of......

Kathleen just a stop-gap till Obama finds new envoy to India

Kathleen Stephens, a career foreign service officer who has never served in India but was United States Ambassador to South Korea from 2008 to 2011, will only be a stop-gap charge at Roosevelt......

Now, fixed two-year tenure for civil servants

Officers of the three premier services -- Indian Administrative Services, Indian Police Service and Indian Foreign Service -- will now spend a minimum of two years at each posting and any exception......

Why governments don't like certain NGOs

'There is nothing traitorous about highlighting the poor record of your own government. If the Indian government does something wrong, we all have the right to point this out at any forum,......

More foreign flights on Kolkata airport radar

Kolkata airport authorities are in talks with several foreign airlines for the commencement of their services, a senior official of the Airport Authority of India said on Wednesday. "We are in......

FDI in services sector drops 54% in 2013-14

Foreign direct investment in the services sector declined by about 54 per cent year-on-year to $2.22 billion last fiscal, according to data from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.......

Khobragade owns properties worth Rs 10 cr in Mah, Kerala, UP

Indian Foreign Service Officer Devyani Khobragade, at the centre of a huge diplomatic row after she was arrested recently by the US government for allegedly underpaying her maid and misrepresenting......

More gainers than losers in India Inc from Budget

Image: It’s time to take off for India Inc. Photograph: Reuters     Even as the markets initially reacted negatively due to lack of ‘Big Bang’ measures and as they......

Govt should come down hard on cronies, says Mohandas Pai

Mohandas Pai (photographed) wanted an honest and transparent Budget from the new government. The chairman of Manipal Global Education Services was forthright when he said the government often......

IPL VIII auction: Yuvraj fetches record price, Delhi break bank

Yuvraj Singh in Royal Challengers Bangalore colours during Season 7 of the Indian Premier League. Photograph: BCCI Yuvraj Singh set a new record as he emerged as the costliest-ever buy......
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RBI panel seeks priority lending for more sectors

The Reserve Bank’s working group, in its report released on Monday, recommended a status quo on the priority sector lending target at 40 per cent... ...

http://www.mydigitalfc.com/news/rbi-panel-seeks-priority-lending-more-sectors-974
Make forex spends by tourists tax free

Tourism industry wants to bring back the system in which forex spends by international travellers were excluded from service tax, in order to be... ...

http://www.mydigitalfc.com/news/make-forex-spends-tourists-tax-free-967
Kerry presses Russia's Lavrov on Ukraine ceasefire deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday that Moscow and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine must... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-kerry-presses-russia-s-lavrov-on-ukraine-ceasefire-deal-2065676
Govt should come down hard on cronies, says Mohandas Pai

Mohandas Pai (photographed) wanted an honest and transparent Budget from the new government. The chairman of Manipal Global Education Services was... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/report/budget-chat-transcript-govt-should-come-down-hard-on-cronies-says-mohandas-pai/20150302.htm
Feb Iran oil imports fall to lowest since July 2013

India slashed its Iranian oil imports in February to a 1-1/2-year low to keep annual volumes from Tehran near the previous fiscal year's levels and... ...

http://www.mydigitalfc.com/petroleum/feb-iran-oil-imports-fall-lowest-july-2013-731

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