Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

New Delhi: His name adds credibility to the films he does and the actor has A-listers vying to work with him but Nawazuddin Siddiqui does not want to think about stardom as he fears it will corrupt his performances. Film after film, there has been a growth in Nawazuddin’s fan following so much so that … Continue reading Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui



Delhi: Man held for sending lewd messages, videos to 1,500 females

New Delhi: A 31-year-old man, who was apparently annoyed over not getting married, allegedly tormented around 1,500 women and girls in Delhi-NCR by sending them vulgar messages and obscene video clips through WhatsApp and was arrested, police said today. Examining the mobile phones used by the accused, police stumbled upon contacts of more than 1,500 … Continue reading Delhi: Man held for sending lewd messages, videos to 1,500 females



Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: Light to moderate rains or thundershowers occurred at a few places over eastern Uttar Pradesh, while heavy rains occurred at isolated places in the past 24 hours in the state.  Balrampur and Iglas recorded 9 cm of rain, Bahraich 7 cm, Maharajganj 5 cm, Kakrahi, Bansi and Gorakhur 4 cm each, Fatehgarh, Regoli, Sidhauli, … Continue reading Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during  a press conference after the RBI Central Board Meeting in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan(PTI8_10_2014_000081b)

The Union Finance Minister Criticizes the Politics of Growth Obstructionism

New Delhi: The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said politics of growth obstructionism is not permissible. Addressing an interactive session on Vision 2020, organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce, in Kolkata today, he said the last session of the Parliament was disappointing as the maturity of political wisdom was put to test during the period. The Union Finance Minister spoke at length on various aspects of the economy and assured that Corporate Tax will be gradually reduced to 25 percent over the years. Advocating the need of introduction of GST, he pointed out that West Bengal has lent its support to the new regime and the state will be benefit from it.

Identifying the priority areas of the government, Shri Jaitley said a large amount of Rs. 50,000 crore will be allocated for the irrigation sector which is very crucial for growth of agriculture. In this context he spoke about the Financial Inclusion and the Social Security Schemes introduced by the government in detail and said that the next areas of financial inclusion will include agricultural insurance. Shri Jaitley however admitted that many reforms are pending, some of which could have been completed if the Parliament session could be held properly. However, the government will try to address the concerns of the industry, he added. In this context the Union Finance Minister appreciated the role of some states that they are doing well in a number of sectors.

A few stalwarts of business and industry from Kolkata like Shri Y.C.Deveshwar later participated in an interactive session with the Union Finance Minister.