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India asks YouTube to block banned rape film NEW DELHI: India said Thursday it had asked YouTube to block access to a documentary about a savage gang-rape in Delhi, after barring broadcasters from airing the film. The authorities also confirmed that a legal notice had been issued to the BBC late Wednesday, asking it not to broadcast the documentary as it violated certain agreements with the filmmaker. "India's Daughter" has sparked a fierce debate in India because it includes an interview in which one of the rapists blamed the 23-year-old victim, saying she should not have been out at night and should not have fought back.It was due to be shown in seven countries including India and Britain on Sunday to mark International Women's Day, but a court ruled late Tuesday that it should not be screened in India.Home Ministry spokesman M.A. Ganapathy told AFP the government had asked YouTube to block links to the film in India ...

Bangladesh court upholds arrest warrants against opposition leader DHAKA: A Bangladeshi court on Wednesday upheld arrest warrants against opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia and called her a fugitive after she again failed to appear to face graft charges that have stoked political tensions.Authorities issued the warrants last week, after almost two months of anti-government protests called by Khaleda's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). She dismisses the corruption allegations.Her lawyer Khandaker Mahbub argued on Wednesday the warrants should be lifted as the charges were politically ...
Delhi rapist blames victim for being out at night NEW DELHI: One of the men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that shocked the world has said he blames the victim for "roaming around at night".The comments are made in a documentary to be screened on International Women's Day.Mukesh Singh, who was sentenced to death for his crimes, said the victim should not have been out at night, and should not have resisted the attack on a moving bus in ...
India's Modi passes budget test despite lack of reform dazzle NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: India's reform-minded prime minister, Narendra Modi, appears to have passed a major test with a budget that pleased economists and investors with pledges to spend more on modernising India's ageing roads and railways while keeping borrowing in check.The budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday loosened the reins on public spending to drive growth, but promised lower-than-expected borrowing despite raising the fiscal deficit target.While it was short on the "big bang" ...
India raises threshold for transfer pricing rules NEW DELHI: India has raised the threshold for the application of transfer pricing rules to 200 million rupees ($3.24 million), from the current 50 million rupee level, according to the budget proposal presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
India to spend $37bn on major subsidies in 2015/16 NEW DELHI: India is expected to spend 2.27 trillion rupees ($37 billion) on major subsidies during the fiscal year starting April 1, according to budget proposals presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
India budget plans to inject $1.3bn into state banks in FY16 NEW DELHI: India plans to infuse 79.4 billion rupees ($1.29 billion) of capital into state-owned lenders during the fiscal year to March 2016, the annual budget showed on Saturday.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 21, 2015
Reserves $17.75 bln