Rajneeti is a commentary on politics, says director

Prakash-JhaTalking to the press recently, the director of 'Rajneeti', Prakash Jha said that in many ways it is one of his films that cover the area of politics, completely. During a conference held in Gurgaon for the promotion of the upcoming film, the director said that it is his 'most complete film' till now.

He revealed that the film talks about people, family, society, states, nation, corruption and every other possible aspect of the journey called politics. He further added that it is an attempt to show the public what actually happens in politics.

Rupee continues its moon walk; touches 19-month high

Indian-RupeeIndian rupee climbed to a 19-month high as global investors poured in money in Indian stocks and bonds to reap the benefits of the country's economy, which is recovering faster than expected. At IST 10 AM the rupee was 0.3 per cent up at 44.77 per dollar.

Since the beginning of the year, the Indian currency has witnessed a rise of 3.9 per cent in its value as compared to the US dollar. So far its the second best performing currency in the Asian market next only to the Malaysian Ringgit.

Al-Qaida and Taliban reported to be devastated by increased number of Drone strikes

Al-Qaida and Taliban reported to be devastated by increased number of Drone strikesMid-level militants and others have told The New York Times that increased U. S. drone strikes have taken a heavy toll on al-Qaida and Taliban militants in Pakistan.

It was further reported that the strikes operated by the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency in the North Waziristan tribal area have intensified since a December suicide attack on a CIA base at Khost in southern Afghanistan killed several agency employees.

CAG to help proper clean PDS for Food Security Act

Government-Of-IndiaAs the government of India is looking for ways to implement the Food Security Act across the country the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has swung into action and initiated an audit of the Public Distribution System in order to enable scam free implementation of the new scheme.

The government wants the bill which guarantees food grain to poor at subsidized rates to be implemented without problems of the past like underutilization large sums of money, fraudulent expenditure and fake beneficiary's records.

Revaluation of currency may be started soon by China

Revaluation of currency may be started soon by ChinaA Chinese analyst has said that China may start revaluing its yuan as early as the second half of this year because of its own needs and not due to U. S. pressure.

It was reported that the comment comes as U. S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced Saturday his department will delay its April 15 report on whether China manipulates its currency by keeping exchange rates low, seen by some critics as giving Beijing an unfair advantage in international trade by making its exports cheaper and imports expensive.

Two U.S. Consulate security guards among six people killed in terrorist attack on Monday

Two U.S. Consulate security guards among six people killed in terrorist attack on MondayOfficials have informed that two U. S. Consulate security guards were among at least six people killed in a terrorist attack Monday near the consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan.

The New York Times has reported that at least 20 other people were wounded.

A spokesman for the responsible group told CNN that claiming responsibility for the attack near the consulate and a suicide bombing in Dir, another city in the troubled North-West Frontier province, was Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.


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