Cabinet approves changes to Cos Act

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS): To make it easy to do business in India, the union cabinet on Wednesday rationalised certain documentation procedures required for companies.   The cabinet approved “doing away with the requirement of filing a declaration by a company before commencement of business or exercising its borrowing powers,” a cabinet communique said. […]

EDP training for PMEGP beneficiaries

EDP training for PMEGP beneficiaries

Dimapur, April 29 (MExN): All together 130 PMEGP beneficiaries from different districts of the state successfully completed an Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP), at AIDA Hall Don Dosco School, Dimapur from April 15-28.   The EDP, a mandatory training programme for Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) beneficiaries, was conducted by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), […]

Cabinet approves enhanced punishment for bribery

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS): In a bid to remove the fear of future harassment over decisions taken in good faith by policy-makers but assign stricter punishment for graft, the cabinet on Wednesday approved key changes in the anti-corruption law to be placed before parliament.   Among the proposals in the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) […]

Afghanistan will not be a battlefield for proxy war: Ghani

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday called for a united regional and global front to fight the “new ecology of terror”, very brutal and “morphing very rapidly” that Afghanistan is experiencing and also outlined his vision of recreating his country as a “roundabout” to become the hub of South and […]

E-commerce boosting book industry’

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS): E-commerce has given the book industry a substantial boost by bringing books closer to rreaders, said an online retail portal that has been actively reaching out to an audience that demands Hindi translations of popular English books and classical Hindi novels.   “In the last six months, we have more […]

Facebook launches free video calling facility in Messenger app

New York, April 28 (IANS): Facebook Messenger has launched free VOIP video calling over cellular and wi-fi connections on iOS and Android platforms.   The services will be available in the US, Canada, England and 15 other countries, TechCrunch reported. With 600 million Messenger users and 1.44 billion on Facebook, the new VOIP video feature […]

Seychelles is 161st WTO member

Geneva, April 28 (IANS): The World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Monday welcomed Seychelles as its 161st member, ending 20 years of negotiating its accession terms. “I am delighted to welcome the Republic of Seychelles as the 161st member of the WTO,” said WTO director general Roberto Azevedo, Xinhua reported.   “This is great news for […]

1991 was ‘defining moment’ for Indian economy: Jaitley

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS): Terming the year 1991 in the Indian economy as a “defining moment”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that the country’s economy should have been opened up much earlier to have good results.   Delivering a lecture in the memory of D.P. Kohli, the first director of the Central […]

38 Indian cities in high risk earthquake zones

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS): At least 38 Indian cities lie in high-risk seismic zones and nearly 60 percent of the subcontinental landmass is vulnerable to earthquakes. Barring rare exceptions, such as the Delhi Metro, India’s hastily-built cities are open to great damage from earthquakes.   The earthquake that devastated Nepal on Saturday and jolted […]

Will not take part in NJAC till case on, CJI tells Modi

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would not take part in the NJAC till the court’s constitution bench is hearing the challenge to the validity of the NJAC Act and the supporting constitutional amendment act, the apex court was told on Monday. […]

India standing by Nepal in hour of crisis: Rajnath

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The government on Monday condoled the deaths in the devastating earthquake in Nepal that has also affected parts of India, and said it was standing by its own people as well as its neighbour in their hour of crisis.   Home Minister Rajnath Singh gave details in the Lok Sabha […]

Centre on mission mode to develop northeast: BJP president

Agartala, April 27 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah on Monday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government has undertaken an all-out effort to remove backwardness of the northeast region and to give a fillip to its economic development.   “The BJP government has taken ambitious plan on a mission mode to develop connectivity in […]