NEWS IN BRIEF – DEC 10, 2011 1. 89 Die In Kolkata Hospital Hellfire, Helpless Patients Suffocated By Toxic Fumes: Kolkata: One of Kolkata’s better-known super-specialty hospitals turned into a gas chamber in the early hours of Friday after a fire in the basement pumped toxic fumes through the centrally-air-conditioned […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – DEC 09, 2011 1. Mid-term poll fears nixed FDI: Pranab, Admits Lack Of Numbers To Push Reforms: New Delhi: Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said the government had to put on hold the Cabinet’s decision on FDI in retail since pressing ahead could have resulted […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – NOV 28, 2011 1. India-China talks may go off track, Buddhist Conclave To Cast Shadow Over Key Meets: New Delhi: Even as it still tries to fix dates for the next round of Sino-India boundary talks, from which China backed out owing to New Delhi’s support […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – NOV 26, 2011 1. FDI in retail sparks political storm, Trinamool, DMK Join Oppn Chorus Against Decision: New Delhi: The government faces a fierce political backlash on its decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail with traders’ associations preparing for a nationwide bandh next week and […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – NOV 25, 2011 1. Coming soon: Worlds top retailers, Cabinet Clears 51% FDI In Multi- Brand Stores,100% In Single-Brand :New Delhi: After debating the issue for more than a decade, the government on Thursday threw open the multi-brand retail segment to leading foreign chains such as […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – NOV 19, 2011 1. Back off on South Sea: PM to China, ‘Indian Interests Commercial And Legitimate’: Bali: India firmly rejected China’s objections to its presence in the South China Sea, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh telling Chinese leader Wen Jiabao that Indian interests were “purely […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – NOV 18, 2011 1. PM to meet Obama, China’s Wen today : NEW DELHI: India heads into an East Asia-Asean summit faced with the challenge posed by changing dynamics within the grouping, as the United States marks its formal entry into the process for the first […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – NOV 17, 2011 1. New rule give some relief to nuclear suppliers : New Delhi : The government has finalised rules for the implementation of the country’s new nuclear liability that aim to meet the concern of American nuclear suppliers wary of being exposed to unlimited liability in the […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – NOV 16, 2011 1. Australia, at last may sell uranium to India: New Delhi :Australia has given indications of reversing the ban on selling uranium to India in return for greater strategic proximity between the two countries. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, after pushing for India’s […]