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Every 3 seconds, 'Make in India' Facebook page adds one 'like'

January 4, 2015 at 4:30 PM

The much hyped campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi commonly known as 'Make in India' has achieved a glorious success as it has become milestone on the social networking platform.

China's non-manufacturing sector slows in April

May 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Beijing, May 3 (IANS) China's non-manufacturing sector continued to expand in April, although at a slower pace, authorities said Thursday.

China's non-manufacturing sector slows

May 3, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Beijing, May 3 (IANS) China's non-manufacturing sector continued to expand in April but the growth slowed from the previous month, authorities said Thursday.


US factory orders drop

May 2, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) New orders for US manufactured goods declined in March, after an increase in the previous month, a sign of a bumpy economic recovery, the US Commerce Department said Wednesday.

E-book sales rose by 54% in 2011

May 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): The sales of digital books rose by 54 percent in 2011, a publishing survey firm has revealed.

Britain's manufacturing growth slows in April

May 1, 2012 at 11:46 PM

London, May 1 (IANS) Britain's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for manufacturing sector declined to 50.5 in April from 51.9 in the previous month.

US stocks rise on upbeat manufacturing data

May 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM

New York, May 1 (IANS) US stock jumped Tuesday, with the blue-chip Dow rallying to a fresh four-year high, as market sentiment was boosted by upbeat manufacturing data.

Indian Air Force participates in Exercise 'Shoorveer' in Rajasthan

May 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Somewhere in Rajasthan Desert, May 1 (ANI): The South Western Command, Army is conducting Exercise 'Shoorveer' in the desert sector of Rajasthan.

Indian Air Force participates in Exercise 'Shoorveer' in Rajasthan

May 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Somewhere in Rajasthan Desert, May 1 (ANI): The South Western Command, Army is conducting Exercise 'Shoorveer' in the desert sector of Rajasthan.

EU to cut aid to Indonesia in 2014

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Jakarta, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): A senior European Union (EU) official said here on Tuesday that EU will cut aid to Indonesia in the fields of education, good governance, climate change, and trade investment in 2014, a local media reported.

China's animation industry grows

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Beijing, May 1 (IANS) The production value of China's animation industry hit an estimated 60 billion yuan ($9.5 billion) in 2011, and a total of 200,000 minutes of animation were exported last year.

R.K. Sinha takes over as new AEC chairman, DAE secretary

April 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and senior scientist Ratan Kumar Sinha assumed charge Monday as the new Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

Telenor writes down remaining Indian assets worth $680 mn

April 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Oslo, April 30 (IANS) Norwegian telecom giant Telenor said Monday it has written down its remaining assets in India worth $680 million owing to the "increased uncertainty" in the country's telecom sector.

Why no social security for unorganised workers, NAC asks government

April 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Advisory Council (NAC) has pulled up the central government for failing to formulate a social security package for India's 430-million informal sector workers even though the Unorganised Workers' Social Security Act (UWSSA) was passed three years ago.

Ahead of Osama death anniversary, US 'especially vigilant' about aviation terror threat

April 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): White House counter terrorism adviser John Brennan has said that the United States is on alert and 'especially vigilant' as the first anniversary of the death of former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin laden looms.

India, Japan pledge to promote more cooperation in energy sector

April 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): India and Japan on Monday decided to intensify cooperation in energy efficiency and conservation sector as well as environmental issues.

China's petrochemical sector growth slows

April 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Beijing, April 30 (IANS) China's petrochemical industry expanded at much slower pace in the first quarter amid the economic slowdown, according to data released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Monday.

Sri Lanka rejects Indian offer to upgrade refinery

April 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Colombo, April 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka has rejected an Indian offer to upgrade a refinery that is built to refine only Iranian oil, a minister said Sunday.

Sri Lanka rejects Indian offer to upgrade refinery

April 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Colombo, April 29 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lanka has rejected an Indian offer to upgrade a local refinery which is built to refine only Iranian oil, a minister said on Sunday.

Ban to meet business leaders for UN health agenda

April 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will later Saturday meet business and social leaders here to discuss ways and means to achieve the health-related UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an official said.

Delhiites per-capita income three folds to National average

April 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM

The average earnings of Delhiites is three times to average earnings of an Indian, a latest government report stated by adding that this earning is the second highest per capita income in India of any state after Goa, which holds the top position.........

Delhi's per-capita income three times the national average

April 27, 2012 at 10:34 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The average income of Delhiites is expected to be Rs.1.75 lakh for the year 2011-12, almost 3 times the national average of around Rs.60,000, according a report by the state government's Directorate of Economics and Statistics.

'Need careful implementation of Air India revival plan'

April 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A standing committee report which was presented to Parliament Friday cautioned the government about carefully implement the revival plan for national carrier Air India.

'TRAI plan on spectrum auction will curtail investment'

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Recommendations of the telcom regulator on spectrum auction would drive up the cost of airwaves, create an artificial scarcity and affect investor sentiments in the sector, global GSM operators lobby GSMA said Friday.

Jayant introduces private bill to amend RTI Act

April 27, 2012 at 7:22 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal MP Jayant Chaudhary Friday introduced a private member's bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Right to Information (RTI) Act to enable the citizens get information from private entities that are part of public private partnership (PPPs) projects.

Oz drinkers now prefer complex flavours to cheap thirst-quenchers

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Melbourne, April 27 (ANI): Australia's beer culture is changing for the better, with drinkers looking for more complex flavours than a cheap thirst-quencher, according to the "godfather" of craft brewing in the country.

Japan's consumer prices rise

April 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Tokyo, April 27 (IANS) Japan's benchmark consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in March from a year earlier for the second straight month of rise, the government said Friday.

S&P cuts Spain rating

April 27, 2012 at 11:38 AM

New York, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Standard & Poor's Thursday reduced its long-term sovereign credit rating on Spain by two notches to BBB+ from A, expressing concern about the country's large volume of debt and shrinking economy.

Cabinet okays banking laws amendment bill

April 26, 2012 at 8:34 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday okayed the Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill seeking to raise voting rights ceilings in private banks.

Microsoft India the best employer: Randstad

April 26, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Microsoft India has been adjudged by HR services company Randstad as the "Most attractive employer" for the second straight year.

8.05pm 'favourite time to log on and start shopping while watching TV'

April 25, 2012 at 3:12 PM

London, Apr 25 (ANI): At 8.05pm, one must divide their attention by surfing the net for bargains while keeping an eye on the television, a new survey has found.

Over 1,000 foreign workers to join Cuba's May Day Rally

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Havana, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): More than 1,000 representatives from 162 unions and social movements from 62 countries and regions will join here the May Day celebrations, the official daily Granma reported Tuesday.

China's tax revenue growth hits three-year low

April 25, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Beijing, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Growth of China's tax revenues logged the slowest pace in three years in the first quarter of 2012 as a result of the country's cooling economy, official data showed Tuesday.

France's Thales eyes big in India's metro, rail projects

April 25, 2012 at 9:52 AM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) French defence, aerospace and technology giant Thales sees a huge opportunity in India's public transport sector and plans to bid for upcoming metro and rail projects across the country, either independently or as a consortium.

BEL net dips 16 percent in 2011-12

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Bangalore, April 24 (IANS) State-run defence behemoth Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Tuesday reported provisional net profit of Rs.725 crore during fiscal 2011-12, posting 16 percent lower growth over the last fiscal.

New Zealand banks register rise in profits

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Wellington, April 24 (IANS) New Zealand's registered banks reported combined profits of 3.3 billion NZ dollars ($2.68 billion) last year, despite the fact that borrowing continued to be slow, according to a survey out Tuesday.

France's Thales bets big on India's metro, rail projects

April 24, 2012 at 11:24 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Seeing a huge business opportunity in India's public transport sector, French technology giant Thales is planning to bid for the upcoming metro projects across the country, either independently or in partnership with other firms.

US stocks slide on European concerns

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 AM

New York, April 24 (IANS) US stocks slid Monday as concerns over European situations once again plagued the market.

'More private participation needed in power distribution'

April 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Pitching for more private sector participation in power distribution, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has said it would help improve efficiency and bring down aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses.

TRAI sets high base price for 2G auction, operators cry foul

April 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday recommended to the government a much higher base price for the 2G spectrum auction that will be open to all players.

Pawar expresses hope to find solution to problems of milk suppliers

April 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): Showing empathy with the dairy farmers, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Monday expressed hope to find a solution to their problem at the earliest.

Suzlon's arm bags orders worth $387 mn in two months

April 23, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) India's wind turbine manufacturing major Suzlon Energy Monday said its group subsidiary REpower Systems has bagged cumulative orders worth $387 million across Europe over a two-month period, excluding orders announced separately.

Sticking with job you hate may lead to 'emotional exhaustion'

April 23, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Staying in an organization out of a sense of obligation or for lack of alternatives may make you emotionally exhausted, a chronic state of physical and mental depletion resulting from continuous stress and excessive job demands, a new study has suggested.

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee slams UPA's economic policies

April 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Kolkata, Apr 23 (ANI): Former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI (M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has slammed the economic policies of the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre.

China's manufacturing sector picks up momentum

April 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Beijing, April 23 (IANS) China's manufacturing activity picked up momentum in April but still remains below the boom-or-bust level, according to a reading of the manufacturing purchase manager index (PMI) released by HSBC Monday.

Gunmen blast cargo train in northern Syria

April 22, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Damascus, April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): Armed groups targeted a cargo train with explosives on Sunday at the outskirts of the northern Idlib province, causing big damages to the train and injuring the train's six-member crew, state-run SANA news agency reports.

'Chinese insurance sector needs healthy growth

April 22, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Shanghai, April 22 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan has urged accelerated reform and innovation in the country's insurance industry to promote healthy and stable development.

Norwegian hydropower firms express interest in India

April 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Norwegian hydroelectricity technology providers showed considerable interest in the Indian hydropower sector with around 80 experts from 35 Norwegian companies participating in the Hydropower India exhibition that concluded Saturday.

'Terrorists' blast oil pipeline in eastern Syria

April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Damascus, Apr 21 (Xinhua-ANI): An "armed terrorist group" blasted an oil pipeline on Saturday in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, triggering off a fire at the explosion point, state- run SANA news agency reported.

Only 48 percent of Pak citizens have access to safe sanitation: WHO

April 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Karachi, Apr 21(ANI): Only 48 percent of population has access to safe sanitation in Pakistan, making it one of the of 57 countries currently most off-track to meet its sanitation Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target to halve the proportion of people without access to adequate sanitation, a UN agency report has said.

Tourism working group proposes focus on skill development

April 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As proposed by the working group on tourism constituted by the Planning Commission for the 12th Five-Year Plan, more focus will be placed on skill development and capacity building to bridge the gap in demand and supply in manpower in the hospitality sector, the Tourism ministry said Friday.

Plan panel okays Rs.14,010 crore outlay for Kerala

April 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved the 2012-13 annual plan outlay of Rs.14,010 crore for Kerala.

Pranab Mukherjee on importance of developing economies as "growth drivers"

April 20, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the developing and emerging economies would continue to play the role of growth drivers for the world.

Protection of manufacturing major political consideration: Sharma

April 20, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), April 20 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma has said protection of the manufacturing sector is a major political consideration, even as India is trying to further integrate itself with the global economy.

Need to stick with Doha trade talks: Sharma

April 20, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), April 20 (IANS) Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma has stressed the need for sticking to the Doha Round of trade talks and creating a 'level playing field' by removing impediments to trade.

IMF warns Russia over credit bubble

April 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Washington, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned Russia it faces the risks of a "credit bubble swelling up" due to the rapid growth in consumer credit in the past decade, Russia's Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said Friday.

India clears 22 FDI proposals worth $112.5 million

April 20, 2012 at 3:09 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Indian government Friday approved 22 foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals amounting to Rs.586.137 crore ($112.5 million).

Strict immigrations rules for students visa forces UK private colleges to shut down

April 20, 2012 at 2:45 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): The government's introduction of stricter immigration rules for foreign students has seen the number of foreign students in UK fall substantially, putting many colleges and groups of colleges out of business.

Dubai, Sweden discuss energy cooperation

April 19, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Dubai, April 19 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Dubai seeks to boost ties with Sweden in the energy sector.

Department of IT gets new name

April 19, 2012 at 11:25 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The department of information technology (DIT) was Thursday formally named department of electronics and information technology by Minister of Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal to give importance to the electronics sector.

RBI to notify proposal allowing airlines to access foreign funds

April 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The government Thursday said it expects the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to notify the budget announcement of allowing the cash-strapped Indian civil aviation sector to borrow up to $1 billion in external loans for a period of one year within seven days.

In Sports, India has not dearth of talents: Verma

April 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Today sports significantly contribute to economic and social development and improve health and personal growth of the people of ages

Cable TV digitization will be beneficial to operators: Ambika Soni

April 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Wednesday assured that the reformed Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Bill, which aims to digitize the cable sector across the country, would be beneficial to the cable operators.

Department of IT will now be DeitY

April 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Department of Information Technology (DIT) has been renamed Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) to give importance to the electronics sector.

Tamil Nadu to ink more investment agreements: Jayalalithaa

April 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Chennai, April 18 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will sign investment agreements with several automobile and auto component makers and come out with a series of industry-specific policies soon, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Wednesday.

Realty industry welcomes rate cut, sees benefit for all

April 17, 2012 at 7:01 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The interest rate-sensitive realty sector Tuesday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) decision to cut key lending rates by 50 basis points, and felt the move will boost sentiments of builders and home loan customers.

Auto industry welcomes rate cut

April 17, 2012 at 6:37 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian automobile industry, which struggled with a sluggish market last year due to high interest rates, Tuesday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) decision to cut key lending rates by 50 basis points, saying the move will boost buyers' sentiments.

Coal India to ink fuel supply pact before April 20

April 16, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Bringing relief to the country's power sector, Public sector Coal India Limited (CIL) Monday said it would sign a Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA) with power companies before April 20.

Economic Advisor rubbishes Romney's claim of women facing brunt of weak economy under Obama

April 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Washington, April 16 (ANI): President Obama's top economic advisors Timothy Geithner has rubbished claims by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney that American women accounted for 92 percent of jobs loss under Obama's leadership.

OZ to import Asian workers as aged farmers set to retire in next decade

April 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Canberra, April 16 (ANI): Australia will have to import Asian workers, as the nation's farmers are about to retire in the next decade. The import of workers could lead to the draining of knowledge from Asian countries.

Take India-US business ties to next level: Indian envoy

April 16, 2012 at 8:51 AM

New York, April 16 (IANS) With India focused on developing itself as a global hub for innovation, New Delhi wants the business community to explore new ways to advance India-US trade and investment ties to the next level.

US, Chinese teams head to Pakistan avalanche site

April 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Experts from the US, Norway and China will arrive in Pakistan Sunday to help search for 138 soldiers and civilians trapped in an avalanche a week ago.

Tax law change 'scaring' overseas investors: Karan Bilimoria (Interview)

April 15, 2012 at 3:31 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Indian government's move to amend a law retrospectively to tax global merger and acquisition transactions involving Indian assets is "scaring" foreign investors and might hit fund flows from overseas, believes Lord Karan Bilimoria, president of the UK-India Business Council.

Jairam Ramesh invites corporates to work for tribal welfare

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) In a first major initiative, the government has reached out to India Inc to involve itself in rural developmental works involving the tribals in central and eastern India.

PM stresses on periodical review of corporate laws

April 13, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Manesar (Haryana), Apr 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday stressed on periodical review of corporate laws, saying new thinking was required in areas of investor education, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

China online retail sector set to surpass US' by 2015

April 13, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Beijing, Apr 13 (ANI): China's online retail sales are likely to surpass that of US by 2015, a latest survey has revealed.

Public and private sectors must work together for sustainable nation: President Patil

April 13, 2012 at 4:04 PM

New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today called for public sector and the private sector to work together for a truly sustainable and inclusive nation.

Financial sector workers 'lead unhealthy lives'

April 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Melbourne, Apr 13 (ANI): The lifestyle of workers in the financial services sector is more unhealthy as compared to similar professionals, but healthier than blue collar workers, a new study has revealed.

Singapore's economic growth in Q1 faster than expected

April 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Singapore, April 13 (IANS) Singapore's economy grew by a faster-than-expected 1.6 percent year on year in the first quarter, mainly thanks to improvements in the manufacturing sector, according to advance estimates released Friday by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

India has vast win-win commercial potential, says US

April 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Washington, April 13 (IANS) US Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who recently led his first trade mission to India, wants America to "deepen and broaden its commercial engagement with India where the win-win potential is vast."

US agent accused of buying guns for Mexican cartels

April 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM

El Paso (Texas), April 13 (IANS/EFE) A US Border Patrol agent and his girlfriend are in custody on charges of conspiring to buy firearms and ammunition and smuggle them to criminal gangs in Mexico, according to court documents.

'Rescue work on for missing Siachen avalanche victims'

April 13, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) The Pakistani army was carrying on its rescue operations on the sixth day to reach out to 138 soldiers and civilians buried under snow after a massive avalanche hit their camp at Siachen last Saturday.

IMF to give $1 bn loan to Bangladesh

April 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Dhaka, April 12 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a loan of around $1 billion for Bangladesh to restore economic stability, an IMF official said Thursday.

Seven million unorganised sector workers to get pension under Swavalamban Scheme

April 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

In the move to benefit around 7-million unorganised sector workers, the cabinet Thursday approved an additional funding support of Rs.2,065-crore to be injected up to 2016-17 in Swavalamban Scheme of the New Pension System (NPS)........

7 mn unorganised sector workers to get pensions

April 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Aiming to benefit around 7 million workers in the unorganised sector, the cabinet Thursday provided additional funding support of Rs.2,065 crore to the Swavalamban Scheme of the New Pension System (NPS) upto 2016-17.

Slow growth, high interest could impede loan growth: HSBC

April 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, Thursday said India's slow growth rate and high interest rates could hurt loan growth in the country going ahead.

Cabinet extends support for Swavalamban Scheme from three to five years

April 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved the extension of funding support for implementing the Swavalamban Scheme under the New Pension System (NPS) from present three years to five years for all subscribers who were enrolled during 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13.

Rs.8,000 crore earmarked for ports expansion

April 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Thursday said it had awarded contracts worth Rs.8,000 crore for expansion of three ports -- Mumbai, Kandla and Visakhapatnam.

India leaps forward in clean energy race

April 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Washington, April 12 (IANS) India has taken a leap in the clean energy race with a 54 percent increase in investments in 2011 vaulting it from 10th to sixth place in the G-20 in just one year, according to a new study.

Carbon tax on aviation sector not deal breaker: EU

April 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Brussels, April 11 (IANS) The European Union has denied charges made by Indian Environment Minister Jayanthi Natrajan that a EU law that charges airlines for carbon emissions is a "deal-breaker" for international climate change talks, EuAsia News reported.

SSTL's quarterly net loss rises to Rs.1,197 crore

April 11, 2012 at 8:51 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL), which operates under the MTS brand, Wednesday said its net loss increased to Rs.1,197 crore during the fourth quarter that ended Dec 31, 2011.

Aviation stocks climb on FDI hopes

April 11, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Share prices of aviation companies soared Wednesday on reports that the government would this week permit up to 49 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the sector, allowing foreign airlines to pick up stakes in domestic carriers.

Latest analysis claims Apple iPad set to rule tablet market until 2016

April 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

London, Apr 11(ANI): Latest analysis from Gartner has revealed that Apple's iPad will dominate the tablet computing market for years to come, as it is expected to maintain a more than 45 per cent worldwide share of the booming sector until 2016.

Don't blame environment ministry for coal shortage: Natarajan

April 11, 2012 at 2:43 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The shortage of coal should not be blamed on green clearances as the environment ministry has given licences for coal mining and power projects way beyond the energy targets for 2017, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said Wednesday.

Expected 24/7, feel Indian public sector employees

April 11, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Over 70 percent public sector employees in India feel their employer expects them to be available at all times compared to those who work in private organisations, says the Randstad Workmonitor Survey 2012 - Wave 1.

US small business confidence drops

April 11, 2012 at 2:27 AM

Washington, April 11 (IANS) US small business confidence in March fell slightly after rising for six straight months, a leading industry association said Tuesday.

President Patil calls for strengthening economic ties with Qatar

April 10, 2012 at 8:18 PM

New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has said that the bilateral economic ties between India and Qatar were below par and needed to be strengthened.

Double tourist inflow, Sahay urges northeastern states

April 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Tuesday asked the northeastern states to step up their efforts to bring in more foreign and domestic tourists to the region.

Finance companies dominate IIM-C placements

April 9, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) Despite the global economic slowdown, the final batch of 352 students of the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) got placed during the campus selection, with the finance sector at 28.53 percent contributing the largest number of offers, followed by consulting companies with 26.80 percent of the offers.

Tech groups ask India to revisit market access rules

April 9, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Washington, April 9 (IANS) A number of global technology and business groups want India to reconsider its new rules on government-purchased technology, suggesting they would be at odds with New Delhi's World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations.

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