Naik, a Congress MP, in his statement said to a question asked by him in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday, Jaitley said: "...several requests seeking information in respect of Indian nationals holding bank accounts in Swiss banks in specific cases have been made."
Hindi not an 'official' language in Kerala assembly!
Hindi, which is India's national language, isn't an official language in
the Kerala assembly, Deputy Speaker N. Sakthan told legislators who
were taken aback.
Mahatma Gandhi's statue to be installed in London's Parliament Square
Sixty-seven years after he led
India to freedom from British rule, a statue of Mahatma
Gandhi would be installed in Parliament Square in London by
early next year.
The British Foreign Minister William Hague and Chancellor
of Exchequer George Osborne, who are on a visit here, today
announced the plan for the statue of Gandhi, the inspiration
for non-violent civil rights movements around the world. Read more
Loew laments Neymar's absence in semi-final
Germany coach Joachim Loew has lamented the absence of Brazil star Neymar from their World Cup semi-final here Tuesday.
At his pre-match press conference at the Mineirao stadium Monday, Loew wished the 22-year-old a speedy recovery after he suffered a fractured vertebra in Brazil's 2-1 victory over Colombia in Fortaleza.
"Before we talk about ourselves I want to say something about Neymar. We are very sorry that he is injured," Loew said.
"It is something serious for him, for the team and the country. It's a terrible situation. We would love to have seen him on the pitch and I wish a good and speedy recovery. I hope he comes back soon," he added.
Time for India, UK to clinch deals: Lord Paul
As two of UK's senior-most ministers
visit India, leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has
said it is time for action to clinch potential deals between
the two countries.
Amid the ongoing high-profile India visit of foreign
secretary William Hague and Chancellor George Osborne, Paul
stressed that they must act on long-discussed plans such as
the UK's interest in developing the lucrative Bangalore-Mumbai
Economic Corridor (BMEC).
Amit Shah set to be the next BJP President
The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to choose its next national president. Senior BJP leader Amit Shah's name has almost been finalised for the post, say TV reports
BJP Parliamentary board is likely to meet this week to nominate Shah as the next party president. The board meeting is likely to take place between July 9 and 11 before Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for the BRICS Summit.
Nifty, Sensex hit life-time highs on Budget hopes
Continuing their record-breaking
spree, markets today hit new record highs with the Nifty
breaching the 7,800-level for the first time and the BSE
Sensex scaling another peak of 26,190.44 on hopes of
growth-oriented measures in the Budget.
The 50-issue Nifty crossed the 7,800-level for the first
time by gaining 21.70 points, or 0.27 per cent, to trade at an
all-time high of 7,808.85, surpassing its previous intra-day
high of 7,792.00 touched yesterday. It had gained over 72
points in the last two days.
NATO chief to discuss Wales summit with Obama
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will discuss
preparations for this September's Summit in Wales and the implications
of Russia's actions in Ukraine on Allied security with US President
Barack Obama during three-day US visit starting Monday.
At the Wales Summit NATO will reaffirm its commitment to collective
defence and take further steps to ensure that the Alliance is prepared
to face any threat, with the right resources, capabilities and training,
Xinhua quoted NATO as saying in a statement. Read more
Congress threatens stir on toll hike issue
Congress Monday threatened to
launch an agitation if the toll hike for commercial vehicles
entering Delhi was not rolled back immediately and a fresh
tender for selecting concessionaire was not issued within next
The 36.4 per cent hike in the toll tax came into effect
from July 1, said leader of the Opposition in the North Delhi
Municipal Corporation Mukesh Goel, claiming that despite the
hike, the three civic bodies are incurring "huge losses".
RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav to be deputed to the BJP
In a major decision after the
BJP-led NDA government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
came to power, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) decided
to depute its spokesperson and member of its Akhil Bhartiya
Karyakari Mandal Ram Madhav to the BJP, Monday.
The decision was taken by top RSS leaders during its
ongoing brainstorming session from July 1-8, at the Jain
pilgrimage centre of Mohankheda in Dhar district. Read more
Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's to present his maiden Rail Budget
Having done a pre-Budget hike of 14.2 percent in passenger fares and raised freight rates, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's will present his maiden Rail Budget on Tuesday.
Union Railway Minister is likely to adopt a realistic approach in announcing new trains, lines and survey in view of the cash crunch of Rs 26,000 crore.
With the growth in passenger earnings declining, railways is likley to spell out its strategy to earn additional revenue to reach the target in the current fiscal.
While many unviable projects may be scrapped, Gowda will also announce some new projects on priority basis in the Rail Budget 2014-15.