Modi, Amit Shah among first to cast votes in poll to elect 14th President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah were among the first to cast their votes in Parliament shortly after polling to elect India’s 14th President began on Monday morning. Modi, clad in a beige colour sleeveless jacket over a white kurta-pyjama, reached the Parliament premises early to vote. It is also the first… Continue reading Modi, Amit Shah among first to cast votes in poll to elect 14th President

Smaller cities see big gains: Home prices on the rise despite note ban

Financial News Demonetisation did not choke the real estate sector, according to data released by the National Housing Board (NHB). As many as 26 of 50 urban hubs across the country have shown a moderate upturn in housing prices between December 2016 and March 2017, an NHB index has said. The list covering metros, state… Continue reading Smaller cities see big gains: Home prices on the rise despite note ban

Modi in Israel: PM hugs his way into international relations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trademark hug was again at display on Tuesday when he clasped his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in a warm embrace at the Ben Gurion airport here, not once but thrice. In what has become a keenly-watched ritual, Modi has notably embraced most of the foreign leaders whom he has met over… Continue reading Modi in Israel: PM hugs his way into international relations

Modi-Trump meet: India, US name Pakistan, demand action on 26/11, Pathankot

Financial News India and the US today vowed to strengthen cooperation against terror outfits like Jaish-e- Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba and D-Company, while urging Pakistan to ensure that its soil is not used for terror strikes against other nations. In a joint statement released after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump, the two… Continue reading Modi-Trump meet: India, US name Pakistan, demand action on 26/11, Pathankot

Poultry producers cash in on beef slaughter ban as demand for chicken rises

India’s poultry producers are posting record profits as feed costs have dropped to a five-year low and on rising chicken demand after cattle slaughtering restrictions were enacted in the majority Hindu country. Poultry company profits should continue to rise as raw material costs are set to remain depressed and demand rises due to the political… Continue reading Poultry producers cash in on beef slaughter ban as demand for chicken rises

Will Thalaiva take the plunge? Rajinikanth politics in Movie-mad Tamil Nadu

Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Sharath Kumar, Vijayakanth…take your pick. In movie-mad Tamil Nadu, the transition from a film actor/director to politics is effortless. And, the latest chatter is about Rajinikanth joining politics. This is not the first time. Before the 2009 general election, a gathering of diehard Rajini fans converged at a small temple in Rajapalayam… Continue reading Will Thalaiva take the plunge? Rajinikanth politics in Movie-mad Tamil Nadu