‘India business sentiment at pre-Modi level in May’

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS): The MNI India business sentiment indicator, a gauge of current sentiment among BSE listed companies, fell by 2.5 percent to 62.3 in May this year from 63.9 last month. “Sentiment towards the current business environment and expectations for the future are now both back to pre-Modi levels in a blow to […]

Global smartphone growth to further slow down: IDC

Washington, May 27 (IANS): The global smartphone growth is expected to slow further, said a latest mobile phone forecast. It adds that smartphone shipments are expected to grow 11.3% in 2015, down from 27.6% in 2014.   This could be the first year smartphone growth in China will finish behind the global market which could […]

60 new coal mines to open soon: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS): Discounting any immediate plans to stop coal imports, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday that the government will open more than 60 coal mines across the country in the coming days. “I am delighted to announce that 60 new mines are to open in the coming days. […]

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Forbes names SBI chief as 30th most powerful woman in the world Mumbai , May 27 (IANS): Forbes has named State Bank of India Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya in its annual 100 Most Powerful Women list, with a ranking of 30 in the world, a statement said here on Wednesday. The Kolkata-born Bhattacharya, 59, has moved […]

Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.33 billion deal

NEW YORK, May 26 (AP): Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest pay-television and broadband operators in the U.S.   As part of the agreement, Charter will also buy Bright House Networks for more than $10 billion.   Charter […]

Media honchos are the top paid CEOs in America

Media honchos are the top paid CEOs in America

NEW YORK. May 26 (AP): Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2014, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay data firm:   1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent 2. Leslie Moonves, CBS, $54.4 million, down 17 percent 3. Philippe Dauman, Viacom, $44.3 million, up 19 percent […]

Myntra gets premium brands to India

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS): In an endeavour to catch up with global trends, virtual application Myntra has added ten international brands like Replay, Cole Haan and SELA to its platform.   Consumers can now shop from over 5,000 styles from brands such as Replay, Cole Haan, Scotch & Soda, SELA and Parfois, among others, […]

Farm Machinery Bank for custom hiring inaugurated

Dimapur, May 23 (MExN): With the objective to promote mechanization in areas with low farm power availability, to provide hiring services for various Agricultural Machinery, to expand mechanized activity and to introduce newly develop agricultural implements and machineries in crop production.   Bendangyanger, Director of Agriculture inaugurated the Farm Machinery Bank for custom hiring at […]

India defends using coal for electricity at UN forum

United Nations, May 22 (IANS): Defending its reliance on coal-generated electricity, India has called on developed countries to own up responsibility for 150 years of environmental abuse and provide low-cost funding to developing countries to grow cleaner energy sources.   Piyush Goyal, India’s Minister of State for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, said […]

NABARD Dimapur conducts orientation prog

NABARD Dimapur conducts orientation prog

Dimapur, May 22 (MExN): A one-day orientation programme on ‘Credit, Recovery and NPA Management’ was conducted by the NABARD Nagaland Regional Office, Dimapur for the Board of Directors of the Nagaland State Cooperative Bank in the NABARD Conference Hall on May 21.   Besides the 12 Board of Directors, MD and GMs of the Bank […]

Major tourist places to have Wi-Fi facility

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS): The government would soon provide Wi-Fi facilities at all major tourist places across India, Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Thursday. “Taj Mahal, Sarnath, Bodh Gaya are some of the places that will get a Wi-Fi facility soon. We have already started providing free Wi-Fi service at […]

NStCB Ltd schemes empowering rural poor farmers in Nagaland

Chozuba, May 21 (MExN): The Nagaland State Co-operative Bank Ltd, Chozuba Branch organised financial literacy camp cum banking services programme at Phuhgi Village on May 17 supported under FIF Managed by NABARD.   S. Kevi Hibo ABM acknowledged the significant role of the area leaders and the public in the upliftment of the department and […]