Everything you need to know about Cochin Special Economic Zone: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Cochin Special Economic Zone: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily Friday refuted allegations of government favouring Reliance Industries (RIL) as "malicious" and said the proposed revision in natural gas price would apply to all companies.
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Friday submitted a memorandum to visiting President Pranab Mukherjee, seeking additional central financial assistance to overcome a shortfall of Rs.10,725 crore.
New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has approved the special recruitment drive to fill up the backlog in reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
Shimla, May 24 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will address a special session of Himachal Pradesh assembly on its Golden jubilee celebration on Friday.
Dubai, May 23 (IANS/WAM) The Third UAE-Korea Economic Partnership Forum begins May 27 in the South Korean capital city of Seoul.
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Wednesday filed its charge sheet against four men, accused in the 2006 Malegaon bomb blast case, before a Special MCOCA court, officials said.
Bangkok, May 22 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will pay an official visit to Thailand from May 30 to 31, the Thai foreign ministry announced here Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Visiting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said on Wednesday that he was happy to see a strong engagement between India and China.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Former Ranji cricket player Baburao Yadav, arrested in the IPL spot fixing scandal, was in constant touch with a bookie for two years and introduced him to an accused Rajasthan Royals player, Delhi Police said Tuesday.
Moscow, May 21 (IANS) India, with its "time-tested relationship" with Russia, expects greater backing from Moscow in its quest for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, a diplomatic officical said here Tuesday.
Mexico City, May 21 (IANS/EFE) Economic activity associated with tourism grew 4 percent in 2012 compared with the year before, Mexico's INEGI statistics service said.
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): India and China on Monday enhanced their bilateral ties with the inking of eight significant agreements that cover a range of areas including trade, culture and water resources.
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): India's Ambassador to China S. Jaishankar on Monday said New Delhi's relationship with Beijing is expanding substantively, and termed the three-day state visit of Premier Li Keqiang as significant.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India and China Monday stressed on maintaining peace and tranquility along their border and on boosting trade ties, including inviting Chinese firms to invest in India in infrastructure development and increasing banking and financial cooperation.
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): In wake of Chinese Premier Li's visit to India, Ambassador of India in China Jaishankar during a press conference said that India is a priority in China's agenda of global development.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India Monday asked China to provide greater market access to help lower the widening trade deficit that rose to $29 billion in 2012.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India and China favour early resolution of their border dispute and want peace to be maintained on the frontier until then, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement to the media Monday on Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India:
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday that India and China's relationship is essential for stability and prosperity in Asia and the world, while stressing the need "for an early resolution of the boundary dispute.
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said that the basis for continued growth and expansion of ties between India and China is peace and tranquility on borders separating the two countries.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A day before he was found dead under mysteriouos circumstances last week, Delhi Police Inspector Badrish Dutt had filed a police complaint that spot fixing was to take place in the multi-crore IPL tournament and players would under-perform during agreed upon overs in exchange for huge amounts.
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan Sunday announced that all player-agents will henceforth be accredited in the IPL and ICC anti-corruption officials will be travelling with each team along with a security officer.
London, May 19 (ANI): Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly been told by the club's top officials that forward Cristiano Ronaldo will not be going with him if he seals a deal for a return to Chelsea.
Mumbai/New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Intensifying the probe into the IPL spot fixing scam, Mumbai police Saturday seized mobiles, iPhones and laptops of cricketer S. Sreesanth and his bookie relative, while Delhi Police quizzed the three arrested players jointly and a BCCI investigator joined the proceedings.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The negative outlook affirmation by S and P for India's BBB- status is unfortunate, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has said.
Berlin, May 18 (ANI): Countries that have higher levels of corruption struggle to attract and retain skilled workers, the authors of a new study published in EMBO have reported.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The government has said that the nation's economy is on right track and that reforms will continue.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Chief negotiators of India and the European Union (EU) met here from May 15 to May 17 and concluded another round of negotiations for the India-EU Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA).
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) Friday said its outlook on India remained negative and there is a one-in-three chance of a downgrade within the next 12 months. But the government asserted that there is nothing to worry about as it is taking the right measures to keep the country on a sustainable growth path.
London, May 17 (ANI): Retirement has a harmful impact on mental and physical health, a new study has revealed.
London, May 17 (IANS) Work longer, live healthier. Retirement has a detrimental impact on both mental and physical health over time, says a new study.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Slain Delhi Police inspector Badrish Dutt was among those probing the spot-fixing in IPL matches in which Indian fast bowler S. Sreesanth and 13 others have been arrested, sources said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): Finance Minister P. Chidambaram left today on a five-day three nation tour of UK, France and Qatar.
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) In a sudden development, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt Wednesday withdrew his application seeking to surrender in Pune's Yerawada Jail as he apprehended threats to his life in Mumbai.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Launching an attack against the Congress-led government at the centre, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday said erosion of trust in governance was the biggest problem the nation faced.
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, who feels that everyday should be celebrated as Mother's Day, gives credit to wife Twinkle Khanna for his success and well-being of the family.
Addis Ababa, May 12 (IANS) More than 50 Indian companies are expected to participate in the 18th Addis Ababa International Trade Fair here August 24-September 10. Forty-four companies had participated in the last edition of the fair and India now wants an entire hall to itself for the event.
Gurgaon/New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A Delhi Police Special Cell inspector, who had achieved great success in tackling terrorists, allegedly committed suicide after killing a woman who was his live-in partner, police said Saturday.
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said that the meeting over the India-China border dispute with the Chinese leadership was 'fruitful'.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday rejected the review petition by Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt whose conviction under the Arms Act in 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast case was upheld by the apex court.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The government Friday said the inter-ministerial group (IMG) on avitation will suggest various measures to overcome bottlenecks in the development of aviation hubs at various airports in the country.
Lucknow, May 10 (IANS) In a blow to the Akhilesh Yadav government, a Barabanki district court Friday dismissed its request to withdraw cases against alleged terrorists Tariq Qasmi and Khalid Mujahid, involved in the 2007 serial blasts in Gorakhpur.
Ghaziabad, May 10 (ANI): Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, accused of murdering their daughter Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj, are likely to record their statements in a special CBI court here today.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Union cabinet Thursday approved the setting up of an inter-ministerial group (IMG) for the development of aviation hubs in the country.
Mumbai, May 9 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former spokesperson of the party's state unit Madhu Chavan was booked by the Mumbai police for rape and cheating, after a 50-year-old woman approached the Kalachowkie police station, alleging that he had been raping her for the last 20 years with promises of marriage.
New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): India and Australia have reviewed bilateral co-operations in sectors like agriculture, civil nuclear energy cooperation agreement and Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) during the 14th Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) meeting that was held in New Delhi.
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Three people were arrested with fake Indian currency with a face value of Rs.10.18 lakh here, police said Sunday.
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Indian Navy is celebrating the diamond jubilee of its aviation wing May 11 with the commissioning of its first shipboard Mig-29K combat jet squadron in Goa. The aircraft will be deployed on the carrier INS Vikramaditya, currrently undergoing sea trials in Russia and which is expected to be inducted later this year.
Tehran, May 4 (IANS) India and Iran Friday discussed the developing situation in Afghanistan and agreed to remain in regular contact.
Tehran, May 4 (IANS) Iran Saturday proposed to India joint investments and a production sharing contract for oil exploration as the two countries agreed to expand cooperation in the transport - especially cargo transit from Chabahar port to Afghanistan and energy sectors and building the North-South corridor linking Russia.
Washington, May 4 (IANS) US unemployment rate edged down to 7.5 percent in April from 7.6 percent in March, its lowest level since December 2008, the Labor Department reported.
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) While 'khap panchayats' (caste councils) in Haryana continue to frown on inter-caste and sub-caste marriages and punish those who do so, marrying outside one's caste is ever so profitable in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh - it'll get couples all of Rs.75,000.
Brussels, May 4 (IANS/EFE) Spain will be given time till 2016 to bring its budget deficit down below 3 percent of gross domestic product, in line with European Union mandates, European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Olli Rehn said Friday.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) More special schools can create awareness among parents and help in social acceptance of children with neurological disorders, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said here Friday.
Kochi, May 3 (IANS) The Indian Navy is committed to promoting self-reliance in military technology to help sustain the country's economic growth, a top naval commander said here Friday.
London, May 3 (ANI): Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho has reportedly agreed to return to Chelsea in an emotional comeback, although his return is unlikely to be officially announced until July 1.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday pitched for a greater use of knowledge and technology to meet the challenges of economic growth and improve the plight of people at bottom of pyramid.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Indian government Thursday approved the Swedish furniture firm IKEA's Rs.10,500 crore investment proposal in single brand retail business.
Government of India has a plan to set up Rs.5,000 crore fund to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, top official said Thursday. An initial amount of $20 million (Rs.100 crore) would be provided to the India Inclusive Innovation Fund and the remaining amount would come via scheduled banks, insurance companies, financial institutions, corporates, high net worth individuals as well as bilateral and multilateral institutions, said Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram.
Panaji, May 2 (IANS) Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Goa are "out of question" now, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Thursday, adding that over 38 lakh square metres of land given to seven SEZ promoters would be taken back.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in a communication on Thursday urged the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Prof. Juan Mandez and UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Executions, Prof. Christop Heyns to intervene with the Government of Pakistan to ensure a credible inquiry for establishing justice into the murder of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in the custody of the Government of Pakistan.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): A group of 29 officer trainees of Indian Economic Service (2012 batch) called on President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Despite several amendments in criminal law, women in India continue to suffer, endure denial of constitutional rights and fall prey to the rampant sexual violence in the country, a United Nations rapporteur has said.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday told the family of Sarabjit Singh who died in a Lahore hospital that his body would be flown back to India in a special aircraft.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The United Nations Wednesday expressed regret that the anti-rape law passed by the government after the December 16 gang-rape incident did not fully reflect the recommendations of the Justice J.S. Verma Committee.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The union cabinet Wednesday approved amendments in key laws to protect honest officials from frivolous charges and for laying down criteria for sanction of their prosecution, sources said.
Godfrey Philips Bravery, a CSR initiative of Godfrey Philips India on Wednesday will honour 17 bravehearts from across the country. The award will be presented by Mr Kapil Sibal, Honourable Minister for Communications and IT and Bollywood actress Deepti Naval.
Srinagar, May 1. (Xinhua-ANI): At least seven school children and two teachers were injured Wednesday after a moderate earthquake hit Kashmir and its adjoining areas, officials said.
London, May 1 (ANI): Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has strongly hinted at a Chelsea return this summer after his side crashed out of the Champions League last night.
London, May 1 (ANI): Chelsea is set to offer a 100 million-pound transfer cash bundle to Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho to rebuild the club if the Portuguese makes the move back to the Blues this summer.
Washington, May 1(ANI): Economic changes have the greatest impact on reducing family size, and thus slowing population growth, compared to other factors, according to a recent study by a University of Missouri anthropologist.
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Visiting India after four years, Nepal's former prime minister and Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' Monday stressed on pushing forward economic development of his country which he said was in in the larger interest of both India and China.
Moscow, Apr. 29 (ANI): In a bid to review the progress in bilateral and trade relations between the two nations, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid met Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin here on Monday.
New Delhi, Apr. 29 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has decided to permit scheduled airlines to unbundle certain services and to charge fees for these services separately.
New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): The Finance Ministry has reportedly red-flagged over 250 suspicious banking transactions, most of them related to multi-level marketing schemes.
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India will provide a $450 million loan to finance the construction of a hydro-power project in Uganda and participate in oil and gas exploration, helping the East African country develop its energy sector as part of its multifaceted engagement with Sub-Saharan Africa, which the International Monetary Fund projects to replace Asia as the world's fastest growing region over the next decade.
New Delhi, April 28 (ANI): Following the violent and brutal assault on Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail on Friday evening, authorities at Delhi's Tihar Jail have reportedly tightened security around all Pakistani prisoners here to avoid a similar incident.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A Swiss NGO and a US-based Sikh group have sought UN intervention to "save" Devenderpal Singh Bhullar, whose petition seeking commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment was rejected by the Indian Supreme Court earlier this month.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Delhi Police Saturday said they have cracked an "international cartel" of drugs and fake currency dealers, arresting seven Nigerians and a Burmese woman.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) would be failing in its duty to promote healthy growth of the markets and protect its integrity if it was not stern in dealing with companies and directors indulging in abuse of the market and insider trading, the Supreme Court has said.
New Delhi, Apr. 27 (ANI): In wake of the controversy surrounding the chit-fund scam involving Saradha Group in West Bengal, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has pointed out the need for curbing unauthorised collection of deposits.
Beijing, Apr. 27 (Xinhua-ANI): The top United Nations official in Iraq on Friday appealed for restraint and dialogue to stop escalating violence in the country, which has "killed and wounded hundreds," a UN spokesman told reporters here.
Kovalam (Kerala), Apr. 26 (ANI): Union Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister Anand Sharma today reviewed industry-related issues with the state governments of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, in Kovalam, Kerala.
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) China will host Uzbekistan in an international football friendly June 6, organisers said Friday.
Almaty (Kazakhstan), April 26 (ANI): Describing Afghanistan as a traditional friend and a partner of India, visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said New Delhi views Kabul as a possible driver of Asia's economic growth in the future, besides accepting it as a strategically important neighbor with whom there are historical, cultural and economic ties that go back to the dawn of history.
Washington, April 26 (ANI): A new technique employed by a University of Washington astronomer uses Earth's interstellar neighbors to learn the nature of certain stars too far away to be directly measured or observed, and the planets they may host.
Beijing, April 26 (IANS/EFE) Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting French counterpart Francois Hollande announced here that China will purchase 60 Airbus planes.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The corporate affairs ministry Thursday said it would to set up a special task force to investigate the chit fund scam related to Kolkata-based firm Saradha group.
New Delhi/Kolkata, Apr. 25 (ANI): In wake of the Saradha Chit Fund scam, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has decided to set up a Special Task Force in the Serious Fraud Investigations Office (SFIO) to investigate the affairs of such companies.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) The third phase of Technopark campus has drawn a huge response from small companies (smart business centres) with two floors of the building gone to small IT companies.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Indian government Thursday made a strong pitch for sovereign rating upgrade during a meeting with the representatives of Standard & Poor's, saying the recent reform initiatives would help contain deficits and boost investments and growth.
Beijing, Apr. 25 (Xinhua-ANI): ASEAN leaders Thursday reaffirmed their full support for all efforts to bring about the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the early resumption of the Six-party Talks.
Washington, April 25 (ANI): The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), set to be launched by NASA in 2018, will be capable of detecting oxygen and water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a white dwarf after only a few hours of observation time-much more easily than for an Earth-like planet orbiting a Sun-like star, say researchers.
Moscow, April 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian defence ministry will allocate 10 billion roubles (about $300 million) on training programmes for special forces, the commander of the Airborne Assault Forces (VDV) said Wednesday.
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday ruled out the possibility of early elections and said the government will take more reform initiatives in the next two-four months in a bid to boost economic growth and contain deficit and inflationary pressure.
New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI) External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will pay a visit to Almaty, Kazakhstan, this week for the 'Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference' which falls within the framework of the Istanbul Process.
Santiago, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Latin America and the Caribbean will grow at a rate of 3.5 percent in 2013, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) said here Tuesday, revising downward its earlier forecast of 3.8 percent growth this year.
United Nations, April 24 (IANS) Changes in world order since the turn of the century -- including greater political stability in Africa and a bumper crop of commodities -- if handled right, provide an opportunity for Africa to become "a global economic power", said a UN report.
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday made a series of announcements to strengthen the state police.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Indian economy has "bottomed out" and is expected to grow at 6.4 percent in the current fiscal against the estimated 5 percent expansion registered in the previous year, the prime minister's economic advisory panel said Tuesday.