New Delhi, Nov 4 : Ghana President John Dramani Mahama will pay an official visit to India Nov 10-13, the external affairs ministry said Monday.
The president will be accompanied by Ghana's ministers of foreign affairs, finance and economic planning, trade and industry and information and media relations besides senior government officials.
He will hold discussions on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Mahama will also address a business meeting jointly organised by FICCI, CII and Assocham.(IANS)
New Delhi, Nov 4 : There have been rapid changes in the standard of drugs all over the world, and it is necessary to keep pace with the changes through regulatory requirements, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Monday.
Azad was speaking at a function to release the seventh edition of Indian Pharmacopoeia 2014 - A book of Drug Standards, at Nirman Bhawan here.
New Delhi, Nov 4 : The government-run lender Allahabad Bank said it has hiked interest rates on domestic term deposits by up to 1.2 percent per annum effective from Monday.
“Bank has decided to revise the interest rate upward up to 1.20 percent on different maturity on domestic retail term deposits schemes less than Rs. 1 crore, with effect from Nov 4, 2013,” Allahabad Bank said in a statement.
The bank, however, did not announce any change in lending rates.
The public sector bank's decision to hike term deposit rates came days after the Reserve Bank of India hiked its key policy rate.
New Delhi, Nov 4 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the UPA government has sought to bring about a "fundamental reset" in India's foreign policy in the past nine years based on national priorities and the country's "role and destiny in world affairs".
Addressing the inauguration of a four-day conclave of Indian heads of missions, he also praised Indian envoys for undertaking their tasks "with modest resources and often in difficult and dangerous circumstances".
New Delhi, Nov 4 : Hrithik Roshan starrer “Krrish 3” has struck the right chord with the audience and is reaping rich dividends at the box office - it did a business of Rs. 72.7 crore within the first three days of its release. The superhero sci-fi is still counting.
The figure includes collections from the Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions as well.
"Krrish 3" is director-producer Rakesh Roshan's third instalment of the franchise that hit the road to glory in 2003 with “Koi... Mil Gaya”.
New Delhi, Nov 2 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has postponed his visit to cyclone-hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, scheduled for Saturday, due to "scheduling issues".
The prime minister was to undertake an aerial survey of the two states, hit by cyclone Phailin Oct 12.
"The visit has been postponed due to scheduling issues," PMO sources told IANS.
The prime minister was expected to make some announcement about financial aid.
New Delhi, Nov 2 : Congress Party leader Rashid Alvi on Saturday said that Bharatiya Janata Party's ( BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's visit to Patna to meet the victims of the serial blasts is purely political.
He also asked Modi why he did not meet the victims of Muzaffarnagar where more than 60 people died in communal clashes last month.
New Delhi, Nov 2 : India's official auditor Shashi Kant Sharma was elected to the UN Board of Auditors on Friday winning the largest number of votes, the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General said here Saturday.
"Out of the 186 votes cast, India got 124 votes against 62 for Philippines. As a result of Friday's victory, India will replace China beginning 1stJuly, 2014 as China will be completing its term in June 2014," CAG said in a statement.
Sharma will be appointed to the UN Board of Auditors for a six year term beginning July 1, 2014.
New Delhi, Oct 30 : The second edition of four-day North East Fest concluded with actress Huma Qureshi walking the ramp for Krishna Mehta.
Organised by the union home ministry's North East Division and National Textile Corporation (NTC), the fest ended Tuesday and the final day saw fashion and cultural progammes along with interactive seminars and conferences, and a rock show.
Huma, who has acted in movies "Gangs of Wasseypur" and "Ek Thi Daayan", enjoyed the experience.
New Delhi, Oct 30 : US aircraft major Boeing said Wednesday its latest technologically advanced B-787 is a safe aircraft and the company is keeping a watch over every problem faced by the plane.
"It's a machine, we did our best to design it, but something happens... But it is a safe airplane, it has never caused issues with the safety of passengers," said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, sales, Asia Pacific and India, Boeing Commercial Aircraft.
New Delhi, Oct 30 : The Kirit Parikh Committee on fuel pricing Wednesday recommended an immediate increase in diesel price by Rs. 5 a litre to offset the loss incurred by state oil marketing companies (OMCs) in selling below cost.
In its report submitted to the petroleum ministry here, the committee suggested that the balance loss should be met through a fixed subsidy of Rs. 6 per litre to the OMCs.
The panel has also suggested increasing kerosene prices by Rs. 4 a litre, and a cap on subsidised domestic LPG to be restricted for each household to six cylinders per year.
New Delhi, Oct 30 : National passenger carrier Air India's maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Nagpur will become operational by the second quarter of 2014, Global aircraft manufacturer Boeing said Wednesday.
"The facility (MRO) will become operational by the second quarter of calender year 2014. The hand over of the facility (to Air India and Boeing) will be done by the end of this quarter or the next,” said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, sales, Asia Pacific and India, Boeing Commercial Aircraft.
New Delhi, Oct 30 : The government Wednesday hiked tariff value or the base price of imported gold to $442 per 10 gram, in line with the rise in price of the precious metal in global markets.
Earlier the tariff value of gold was $418 per 10 gram.
The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) issued notifications for the new rates.
However, the tariff value of silver is kept unchanged at $699 per kg. (IANS)
New Delhi, Oct 30 : Under attack from the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Wednesday urged secular parties to close ranks to battle "communal forces".
Speaking here at a Left-sponsored convention called with the 2014 Lok Sabha election in mind, Nitish Kumar said there was an attempt across the country to create communal tensions.
"There is a clear attempt to disturb communal amity," he said, adding that he would never let that happen.
New Delhi, Oct 30 : The commissioning process at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu may take up to one year or more as the main accent is on testing safety with gradual increase in capacity levels, a Russian energy expert says.
New Delhi, Oct 30 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi can seek time to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said Wednesday.
Modi Tuesday said he was refused a meeting with the prime minister.
"Schedules of the prime minister are fixed much in advance and if somebody wants to score brownie points by asking time at the last minute, this is brinkmanship," Tewari told reporters.
Modi said the prime minister refused to give time to discuss crucial state-related issues during his visit to attend a function in Ahmedabad Tuesday.(IANS)
New Delhi, Oct 30 - Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel's consolidated net profit for the second quarter (June-September) declined by 29 percent to Rs. 512 crore compared to Rs. 721 crore it logged during the corresponding period last quarter.
New Delhi, Oct 30 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for comparing his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi to German dictator Adolf Hitler, saying the former should apologise to the nation for the Patna blasts.
"You might have seen that Nitish Kumar, Mulayam and Digvijay Singh are constantly attacking Modi. It means Modi's influence is now quite visible to them.
And so, they are now targetting him because they cannot confront him with any issues," said BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar
New Delhi, Oct 30 : Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will address two rallies in Uttar Pradesh today.
According to reports, Gandhi will first go to Hamirpur in Bundelkhand region, and then to Deoria in the eastern part of the state.
This is his second visit to the state in October.
Gandhi had earlier this month visited Aligarh and Rampur where he criticised the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) for engineering communal riots in Muzaffarnagar in which over 40 people were killed.
New Delhi, Oct 29 : British telecom company Vodafone Plc Tuesday sought the Foreign Investment Promotion Board's approval to raise its stake in its Indian arm - which is involved in a Rs. 20,000 crore tax dispute - from 64.38 to 100 percent by investing Rs. 10,141 crore.
"Vodafone confirms it has filed an application with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board to increase its holding in Vodafone India Ltd from 64.38 percent to 100 percent," the company said in a statement.
In August, India relaxed foreign direct investment rules in telecom sector, allowing companies like Vodafone to own 100 percent of their Indian businesses.