Need to create entrepreneurs not job seekers: Naidu

New Delhi, November 9 (IANS) At a time of tepid job growth and continuing income disparities, the major challenge is to make the youth of the country entrepreneurial and not job seekers, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday.   “Disparities continue to remain in India and so there is need for inclusive growth… […]

Kejriwal urges north Indian states to join fight against pollution

New Delhi, November 9 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday blamed stubble burning for the “severe” air quality and said the neighbouring states of Haryana and Punjab should come together with Delhi to find a solution.   Kejriwal had on Wednesday written to his Haryana and Punjab counterparts for a meeting on the […]

Rohingya row to Bangladesh as Myanmar’s Suu Kyi runs summit gauntlet

Rohingya row to Bangladesh as Myanmar’s Suu Kyi runs summit gauntlet

A Rohingya refugee leads by swimming on the sea as others arrive near a shore on a makeshift boat after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, at Shah Porir Dwip near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar   COX’S BAZAR/YANGON, November 9 (Reuters) – Blessed by calmer seas, several hundred more Rohingya Muslims on Thursday […]

Aadhaar linking compulsory for life, non-life insurance policies: IRDAI

Chennai, November 9 (IANS) India’s insurance regulator IRDAI has mandated all insurers – life and non-life – to link the Aadhaar number of the policy holders to their policies   The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), in a circular on Wednesday, told life, non-life and stand-alone health insurers that linking of Aadhaar […]

President Kovind launches third phase of Bihar’s agriculture road map

Patna, November 9 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday launched the much-awaited third phase of Bihar’s Agriculture Road Map (2017-22) that will focus on increasing income of farmers among other things.   The road map of Rs 1.54 lakh crore will also focus on ensuring sustainable development of the agriculture sector by emphasizing on […]

Delhi air to be back to normal in ‘next few days’: Harsh Vardhan

Delhi air to be back to normal in ‘next few days’: Harsh Vardhan

Vehicles drive through heavy smog in Delhi, India, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton   Panaji, November 9 (IANS) Air quality levels in the national capital will come back to normal within the “next few days”, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday, while adding that pollution levels had dropped considerably over the last 24 […]

U.S. farm study finds no firm cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

U.S. farm study finds no firm cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

Farmer Edward Ford demonstrates granules of the weedkiller glyphosate on his arable farm in Brentwood, Britain November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mary Turner   LONDON, November 9 (Reuters) – A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has found no firm link between exposure to the […]

State Bank of India eyes profitable expansion outside home

State Bank of India eyes profitable expansion outside home

The State Bank of India (SBI) logo is seen on bags carried by participants during a news conference in Mumbai, India October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade   MUMBAI, November 9 (Reuters) – State Bank of India (SBI) will open more branches in Nepal and consider options to re-enter Vietnam under a three-year goal to grow […]

Railways target completing Bullet Train project by August 2022

New Delhi, November 9 (IANS) Unfazed by opposition criticism, Indian Railways is working overtime to push ahead with the much-talked about the “Bullet Train” project, aiming to complete it ahead of the August 2022 deadline set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.   Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani, who has a reputation of a turnaround man, […]