Washington: The US has targeted two Pakistan-based terrorist organisations and frozen the assets of their leaders for providing financial support to Lashkar-e -Taeba held responsible for the Nov 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The action by the US treasury against the leader of Harakat ul-Mujahidin and the LeT financial support networks came as India and US committed to make joint and concerted efforts to dismantle terrorist safe havens.
Summary On the rupee, RBI chief Raghuram Rajan says he is 'not focussed on any particular level of exchange rate'. India's economy is currently positioned to reach central bank's 6 percent inflation target by January 2016, but there is a lot more confidence about reaching a near-term target of 8 percent by January next year, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said after a policy review on Tuesday.
MUMBAI: In the Indian pool of heart patients, almost every second patient has high blood pressure, every fourth has diabetes and every fifth had plaque deposits in his/her arteries. This scientific picture of Indian heart diseases, at a time when prime minister Narendra Modi tours the US, comes from the American College of Cardiology's newly set up study centres across India.
The man had stabbed an American interior designer in Bangkok and had fled to India; the cops traced him to Parbhani where he ran a mobile shop under disguise The Mumbai police on Sunday arrested an Indian man for the murder of an American woman in Bangkok two years ago. Police say the interior designer from Tampa, Florida, Wendy S Albano , and Ritesh Narpatanraj Sanghvi initially planned to do business, but later, were in a relationship with each other.
Mars International India Pvt. Ltd., leading pet food manufacturer and marketers of the international pet food brands 'Whiskas' and 'Pedigree', organised the 2nd WHISKAS International Cat Show of India in association with World Cat Federation , Indian Cat Federation & Middle East Cat Society .
MUMBAI: Barely a day after MNS chief Raj Thackeray criticized the Shiv Sena for continuing in the Union cabinet even after severing poll ties with BJP, Uddhav Thackeray said party MP and Union minister for heavy industries Anant Gite would quit the NDA regime. We will ask Gite to put in his papers after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from his US trip, the Sena president told mediapersons on Monday.
An embroidered piece of clothing is on display at a stall at an exhibition organised by the Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council of India and the Indian High Commission at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka. Photo: Star Dinesh Modi and Suresh Modi, brothers and directors of Mumbai-based fabric maker Banbury, have been looking for a partner in Bangladesh to manufacture shirts and suits to be exported to customers in the West.
Bollywood came to town through a sold-out concert at SAP Center, but anyone without a ticket could have enjoyed a pleasing sampling of the Indian film industry's revelry. On Sunday morning, dozens of bicyclists cruised around downtown to the tunes from the soundtrack to Slumdog Millionaire, the 2008 Academy Award-winning film that introduced millions of Americans to Indian cinema.
India's cotton and apparel exports are set to climb by around 10 percent this year as higher wages, political instability and concerns about workplace conditions in other producing markets steer international buyers toward Indian exporters, industry officials said. The rise in textile shipments from India - currently around 4.5 percent of world trade - may eat into top exporter China's 36 percent share of the market and will be a boon for Indian textile merchants keen to exploit rising demand stemming from weak cotton prices and global economic growth.
India's new prime minister is turning to nuclear energy to ease a power crisis made worse by the cancellation of hundreds of coal mining permits, but he faces scepticism both at home and abroad. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott after signing a pact to supply uranium to India in New Delhi, September 5, 2014 - by Prakash Singh Energy-starved India relies on coal to produce two thirds of its electricity, but power blackouts are common and demand is rising quickly as the economy and middle class expand.
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi implied that the UN General Assembly was not the appropriate forum to raise the Kashmir issue, Hafiz Saeed , mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack has taken to Twitter to criticise PM Modi. Saeed said, India is herself responsible for instability in the region, while perpetual peace cannot be achieved until Kashmir issue is resolved.
The Central and Western Railways will deploy their policemen and administrative staff for poll duty; will make announcements on railway stations to encourage voting The spilt of party alliances has not only created ripples in political circles, but also raised security concerns among forces. This year, the Election Commission has also roped in the railways to allocate personnel for poll duty.
Miffed after Shiv Sena re-nominates sitting MLA Vinod Ghosalkar, ex-mayor Shubha Raul quits party and files nomination for the Dahisar constituency Once a Shiv Sena loyalist and former mayor, Dr Shubha Raul ditched the party and joined hands with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena yesterday. A third-term Shiv Sena corporator, Raul filed her nomination for the post of MLA from Dahisar constituency on behalf of Raj Thackeray's party yesterday.
Gigantic vessels are out, the cooks are on their way to Mumbai from West Bengal and the city's pandals are set to welcome thousands of visitors for Durga Puja. Kareena Gianani peeks into the kitchens of two of Mumbai's grandest and oldest pandals to find out what's cooking The second I took my first bite of Khichuri at a Durga Puja pandal last year, I knew just what my Bengali friends meant when they raved about the dish.
MUMBAI: It's hard to find a Jewish landmark in Mumbai that doesn't have a Sassoon connection, and the Chinchpokli cemetery, running adjacent to the train tracks, is no exception. Built by Elias David Sassoon in 1878, the graveyard was set up to cater to Bombay's Baghdadi Jewish community.
Two days after the break-up of its 25-year-old alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackery will break his silence on Saturday, addressing a rally at Mahalakshmi Race course in Mumbai. Failing to bury their differences, both the parties, who were caught in a tug of war over seat sharing for over three weeks decided to break the alliance on Thurday as Shiv Sena remained firm on contesting 151 seats.
Voices behind bars His memoirs of 18 months that he spent in jail, most of them in solitary confinement, are now a book. We are talking about Arun Ferreira, who released his book Colours of the Cage: A Prison Memoir at the Press Club in the city on Friday evening.
In a historic reversal of the norm, Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature had received its world premiere in Mumbai - possibly the first time that a play by a first-world author has had its opening night in India. Not just that, this happened in 2009, before Ensler's book, I Am an Emotional Creature , became a bestseller.
Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark. Five years ago, Mrs Arif and her husband left impoverished Madura Island, joining migrants throughout the Indonesian archipelago seeking a better life here in the capital.
Though other centers in India too have their own celebration but many make it a point to attend the one that is held at the Auditorium of the Shipping Corporation of India at Nariman Point, Mumbai. This year too saw a massive gathering as the day is used to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO's work.
The Supreme Court on Friday further stayed the execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon. The apex court issued notice to the Maharashtra government on a plea filed by him seeking an open court hearing of his petition for review of its verdict.
With clear signs that senior BJP leader and the leader of Opposition in legislative council Vinod Tawde will be handed an important role in the eventuality of a Shiv Sena-BJP government in Maharashtra, it is now emerging that the party leadership will field him from one of their strongest bastions in the city. Tawde will contest from the Borivali Vidhan Sabha constituency, earlier represented by Gopal Shetty.
Reaching out to over a million dance enthusiasts across India, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates, the Guru of Dance, Shiamak Davar, is now launching his dance academy in The United States of America. Starting this fall, SHIAMAK Dance classes will be conducted at multiple studios across New York and New Jersey.
Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya just before addressing Shiv Sena workers on the seat-sharing issue at Rang Sharada. Photo: PTI) MUMBAI: The 25-year-old Shiv Sena-BJP alliance breathed its last on Thursday, bringing to an end a robust and stormy era in coalition politics in Maharashtra and India.