New Delhi, Nov 14 : India and Britain reviewed their bilateral ties, especially trade relations, and discussed international and regional issues when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met his British counterpart David Cameron, official sources said Thursday.
"The meeting between the two prime ministers presented a useful opportunity to review progress in bilateral relations," said an official after the two leaders met at Manmohan Singh's official residence.
New Delhi, Nov 14 : British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday said he respected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's decision of not attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka and said both countries shared with Canada the "same approach" towards Colombo.
"I totally respect the decision of India," Cameron told CNNIBN news channel.
The Indian prime minister last week decided not to attend the CHOGM meet being held in Sri Lanka after opposition from Tamil Nadu parties and even members of his cabinet from the southern state.
New Delhi, Nov 14 : "There is no stay or injunction for release and exhibition of 'Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-leela'," said R. M. Azim, head of the legal team of Eros International Media Ltd., co-producer and distributor of the movie.
"The film, which has been certified by the Central Board of Film Certification under the Cinematograph Act, 1952, can be released and exhibited throughout the world unobstructed," he said in a statement.
New Delhi, Nov 14 : British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday said he was open to meeting all elected leaders, including Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who is the BJP's prime ministerial nominee for the 2014 polls.
"Entirely yes... I am open to meeting all elected leaders anyway," Cameron told CNN-IBN news channel when asked if he was open to meeting Modi.
New Delhi, Nov 14 : India's headline inflation based on wholesale prices jumped to 7 percent in October, the highest level in eight months, due to higher prices of fuel, food and manufactured goods, government data showed Thursday.
The country's main inflation measure based on the wholesale price index (WPI) was at 6.46 percent in the previous month and 7.32 percent in the corresponding month of last year, according to data released by the ministry of commerce and industry here.
Food prices jumped by 18.19 percent year-on-year during the month under review. It had increased by 18.4 percent in September.
New Delhi, Nov 14 : British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is on a one-day visit to India, on Thursday said he was open to meeting all elected leaders including BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
"I am open to meeting elected leaders anyway," Cameron said on being asked if he would meet Gujarat Chief.
"We have started some relations with Gujarat already. The connection and engagement is there. I'm open to meeting all elected leaders including Narendra Modi," he added.
New Delhi, Nov 13 : Wipro chief and IT tycoon Azim Premji tops the list of Indian philanthropists with donations amounting to Rs. 8,000 crore in the past year, followed by HCL chairman Shiv Nadar, a report said.
Premji, 68, who owns 57 percent of Wipro, has donated 10 percent stake in the company to Azim Premji Foundation that promotes education in rural India, China-based Hurun Report Inc. said in its HurunIndia Philanthropy List 2013.
"To him (Premji) goes the credit of becoming the first Indian to sign up for the Giving Pledge, a global philanthropic initiative spearheaded by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates," it said.
New Delhi, Nov 13 : In a bid to increase its outbound passenger traffic, Air India entered into a single codeshare agreement with Slovenian national airline Adria Airways.
According to senior Air India official, the codeshare agreement will provide seamless travel experience to passengers from India to Slovenia.
“Passengers can now travel on a single ticket from India to Slovenia. Air India will fly passengers to Frankfurt and there onwards Adria Airways will ferry passengers to Slovenia's capital Ljubljana,” a senior official with Air India told IANS.
New Delhi, Nov 13 : Paying his tribute to Sachin Tendulkar, Former South Africa all-rounder Shaun Pollock has said the master blaster had an "exceptional" career which should end on a high.
"Credit goes to him for the way he conducted himself under the weight of expectation and extra attention he has dealt with everyday in India," tweeted Pollock, who enjoyed many a battle against Tendulkar and got time to spend with the Indian icon when he was coach of the Mumbai Indians.
Tendulkar will end his 24-year career with the second Test against the West Indies beginning in Mumbai Thursday.
New Delhi, Nov 13 : The Election Commission Wednesday issued notice to BJP prime minister candidate Narendra Modi over remarks he made at a rally in Chhattisgarh, terming the Congress election symbol, the hand, the "khooni panja" (bloodied paw).
The remark was made Thursday last during an election rally at Dongargarh in Chhattisgarh.
Modi has also used the term "jalim haath" (cruel hand) to describe the Congress symbol.
New Delhi, Nov 13 : The Election Commission Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction with the reply of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to charges of violation of the model code of conduct in his speeches and advised him to be more circumspect in his utterances during campaigning.
"Having regard to the totality of facts and circumstances of the case and submissions and contentions made by you (Rahul Gandhi) in your reply under reference, the commission conveys its displeasure and advises you to be more circumspect in your public utterances during election campaigns," the Election Commission said in its order.
New Delhi, Nov 13 : ONGC Videsh (OVL), the overseas arm of state-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), Wednesday posted a 14.37 percent increase in net profit during the first half of the current fiscal on the back of increased oil and gas output.
OVl recorded a profit of Rs. 1,886 crore in the April-September period (H1) as compared to Rs. 1,649 crore during the same period of the previous fiscal.
Revenues rose 22.5 percent to Rs. 10,060 crore during the period in question.
New Delhi, Nov 12 : India's industrial output rose at a sluggish two percent during September, due to poor performance of the manufacturing sector, government data showed Tuesday.
Factory output measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) had grown by 0.43 percent in August.
The cumulative growth of the industrial production for April-September period stood at 0.4 percent year-on-year, according data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) here.
New Delhi, Nov 12 : Reliance Communications' second quarter (July-September) consolidated net profit surged by 562 percent on year-on-year basis at Rs. 675 crore, the company said Tuesday.
Excluding write-back provision, the net profit was up by 129.4 percent on year-on-year basis at Rs. 234 crore.
The operating revenue was at Rs. 5,394 crore (excluding provision write-back of Rs. 441 crore), up 3.7 percent from Rs. 5,202 crore in the second quarter of previous year.
New Delhi, Nov 12 : State-run explorer Oil India (OIL) Tuesday posted a 5.34 percent drop in net profit for the second quarter ending September at Rs. 903.64 crore, as compared to Rs. 954.57 crore in the same period of the previous fiscal, owing to lower production and sales.
The turnover of the company during the quarter increased by 12.58 percent to Rs. 2,836.40 crore as compared to Rs. 2,519.37 crore during the corresponding period last year,
New Delhi, Nov 12 : Heel and Buckle, a multi-brand concept footwear label from London, Tuesday announced the launch of its e-commerce website. It offers customers a chance to shop online for varied styles of footwear and accessories from leading international brands.
Men can pick from brands like Rad Russel, Alessandro and Magnanni, while for women the choices include brands like Paco Gil and Pazzion.
The e-commerce site allows visitors to search within each category by type, size, style and colour, and there is also an easy return free-of-charge policy if one is unhappy with the product.
New Delhi, Nov 12 : Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha Tuesday alleged another telecom scam was taking place and urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to reject TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) recommendations of spectrum reserve price and user charges.
"I would like to draw your attention to another scam which seems to be taking place in the telecom sector," Sinha said in his letter to the prime minister Nov 9.
The letter was released to the media Tuesday.
New Delhi, Nov 12 : India Tuesday expressed strong disapproval of the meeting between Pakistani prime minister's foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz with Hurriyat leaders, saying it would be "counter-productive" towards meaningful dialogue between the two countries.
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid told media persons here that India has "done a great deal" to build public opinion in favour of a dialogue with Pakistan, and such actions by Pakistan are not encouraging but counter-productive.
New Delhi, Nov 12 : A class 10 student from Pune was awarded here Tuesday for designing the doodle for Google India, which would go live on the Children's Day Thursday.
Doodles are the decorative changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and lives of famous artists and scientists.
The doodle titled "Sky's the limit for Indian women" has been designed by Gayatri Ketharaman for the fifth edition of Doodle4Google competition with the theme celebrating Indian women.
New Delhi, Nov 12 : The BJP Tuesday said the UPA government is trying to intimidate CBI investigations, and termed as "flawed" the stance of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram that it was not proper for probe agencies to sit in judgement over policy decisions taken in good faith.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley said the remarks of the prime minister and the finance minister were "disappointing, to say the least".