India

  • Institutional changes needed to curb food inflation: President
    Nagpur, February 9 (IANS): President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday called for institutional changes in agricultural marketing to bridge the gap between wholesale and retail markets to arrest food inflation.“In
  • India’s e-commerce industry may reach $70 bn by 2020
    New Delhi, February 9: There is a common saying about the Indian retail consumers’ “can’t touch, won’t buy” mentality. However, this is gradually changingwith the rising trend of o
  • “IB officer behind affidavit declaring Ishrat a terrorist”
    New Delhi, February 9 (PTI): Former IB Special Director Rajinder Kumar, accused by CBI of murder in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, was allegedly the brain behind the Home Ministry affidavit in which she was d
  • Telangana Bill to be tabled in Parliament on February 11
    New Delhi, February 9 (AGENCIES): The bill to create Telangana is likely to be introduced in Parliament on Tuesday.  Home Ministry officials tonight said the file recommending introduction of the Andhra Pr
  • NRI makes cancer treatment accessible, affordable in India
    New Delhi, February 9 (IANS): Moved by an insight gained during a vacation in India four years ago, a British citizen of Indian origin has launched an initiative that provides 22 hospitals across the country wi
  • Sibal defends communal violence bill
    NEW DELHI, February 8 (PTI): Under attack from opposition over the communal violence bill, Union law minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday defended it saying the proposed law was not violative of the country’s
  • Maruti 800: The small car with a big heart
    Harpal Singh, an employee of Indian Airlines, and his wife brought home their Maruti 800, the first to be sold in the country. New Delhi, February 8: On 14 December 1983, Harpal Singh, a Delhi-based employ
  • India probes report of Huawei hacking BSNL
    New Delhi, February 6: India has launched an investigation after a media report alleged that Chinese telecoms company Huawei HWT.UL had hacked into state-run telecoms carrier Bharat Sanchar Nigam BSNL.UL, a sen
  • Microsoft names Hyderabad-born Nadella as next CEO
    Satya Nadella, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, is seen in this undated Microsoft handout photograph released on February 4, 2014. Microsoft Corp named Nadella as its ne
  • Billionaires’ wealth can remove India’s poverty: IMF
    New Delhi, February 4: Income inequality is rising in India, where the net worth of its billionaires has jumped 12-fold in 15 years, enough to eliminate absolute poverty twice over in the country, says the Inte
  • Mumbai celebrates world-class Monorail
    Mumbai, February 2: Long-harassed Mumbai commuters have been ushered into new era of world-class travel with the country’s first Monorail. For the people used to dirty, cramped, uncomfortable - though ext
  • NE first private township in Guwahati
    Guwahati, February 1: With an investment of Rs 3,000 crore, Shristi Housing Development Ltd is developing North East India’s first private sector-integrated township in Guwahati. Shristinagar Guwahati is
  • Derivatives not that evil, can improve firm's value
    New York, February 1: Remember how philanthropist Warren Buffett has termed derivatives as 'time bombs' - both for the parties that deal in them and the economic system.The overuse of derivatives - which were d
  • Tata Group to exit telecom business completely: Sources
    Mumbai, January 29: In a big strategic shift at the Tata Group, Cyrus Mistry, a year after taking over as the chairman of the group, has decided to exit the telecom business completely, sources with direct know
  • Wal-Mart sets up new company in India
    New Delhi, January 19: Global retail giant Wal-Mart has registered a new company in India as it prepares to enter the country’s lucrative multi-brand retail market with a new partner. The American retail
  • Subsidised LPG cylinder cap to be hiked to 12/year: Moily
    NEW DELHI, JANUARY 17: With Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi making a strong pitch for raising LPG cap, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily today said the quota of subsidised cooking cylinders will be hiked
  • RBI puts the brakes on the bitcoin train in India
    Mumbai, January 17: Enthusiasm over bitcoins has dampened in India after the country’s central bank cautioned investors to be wary of using virtual currency because of the associated security, financial a
  • Vodafone, RIL, Airtel gear up for fierce spectrum battle
    NEW DELHI, JANUARY 17: Vodafone, Reliance Industries and Bharti Airtel are likely to put up a fierce fight for scarce telecom spectrum in the auction next month, if bank guarantees furnished by them are any ind
  • ‘World energy demand to grow 41% by 2035’
    London, January 17: World energy demand is forecast to increase by 41 percent between 2012 and 2035, with growth averaging 1.5 percent each year, said a new energy outlook report issued by the British oil giant
  • Airtel to buy Loop Mobile for Rs 750 cr
    NEW DELHI, JANUARY 16: Bharti Airtel is in talks to buy out Mumbai-based Loop Mobile in a deal that will give the telecom major about 3 million customers. Loop Mobile, which owns a mobile telephony licence for