Telecom equipment imports up at Rs 74,116 cr
Jul 25, 2014 at 20:30 | Source:
New Delhi: Import of telecom equipment surged to Rs 74,116.21 crore in 2013-14, up 20 percent year- on-year, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.The minister shared data in a written reply to a question by Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan on ...
Consumer affairs ministry may frame norms for online shopping
Jul 25, 2014 at 19:27 | Source:
New Delhi: With increase in number of complaints from people buying products online, the consumer affairs ministry is proposing to frame guidelines for protection of consumers' interest in online shopping.The Department of Consumer Affairs has been r...
India should get its deal at WTO before saying yes to US, EU
Jul 25, 2014 at 12:26 | Source:
Narendra Modi governments reported stand that India will not agree to a critical trade pact of WTO until Indias food security concerns are addressed is a strong and right message to the West, which has been trying to push its agenda at the cost of mi...
Ban on green felling in 1986 historical: Himachal CM
Jul 25, 2014 at 00:30 | Source:
Shimla, July 24 (IANS) The government's blanket ban on green felling imposed in 1986 was historical for conserving and safeguarding the forest wealth, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said Thursday."Then prime minister Indira Gand...
Key to healthy ageing hidden in balanced diet
Jul 25, 2014 at 00:15 | Source:
Washington, July 24 (IANS) As scientists across the world are searching for some clues on how to achieve healthy ageing, a trio of ageing experts has called for moving forward with strategies that have been shown to delay ageing in animals.In additio...
South Korea unveils $40bn stimulus to help spur growth
Jul 24, 2014 at 16:17 | Source:
South Korea has unveiled a $40bn (£23bn) stimulus package to help boost the economy. The funds will be used to offer financial support to small and medium-sized companies, create jobs and stimulate the property market. The stimulus was unveiled the ...
No quick decision seen on tougher EU sanctions on Russia
Jul 24, 2014 at 05:45 | Source:
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union ambassadors will debate proposals on Thursday on restricting Russian access to Europe's capital markets and defence and energy technology but are not expected to make a quick decision.Ambassadors from the 28 EU nat...
Ethiopia vows to eliminate child marriage, FGM
Jul 23, 2014 at 23:45 | Source:
Addis Ababa, July 23 (IANS) The Ethiopian government has vowed to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2025.Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Tuesday announced a package of action at a global summit in London,...
Focus on innovation to boost country's economic growth: DIPP, Secretary
Jul 23, 2014 at 23:32 | Source:
Indian companies will have to more focus on innovation, comprehensive strategy to boost the country's economic growth, said Mr Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy Promotion (DIPP) at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. Th...
Move to push back trade pact deadline
Jul 22, 2014 at 08:32 | Source:
Calcutta Telegraph News
New Delhi, July 21: India will try to defer WTO�s trade facilitation agreement to December 31, 2014, from the July 31 deadline fixed in Bali last year. New Delhi has worked out a hard bargaining strategy for a permanent solution on food subsidies ...
Imagica: Mumbai's gateway to a magical world
Jul 16, 2014 at 00:15 | Source:
Khopoli (Maharashtra), July 15 (IANS) The Haunted Castle of Salimgarh, Wrath of the Gods, Wild West, Deep Space, Prince of the Dark Waters, Alibaba Aur Chalis Chor, Scream Machine, Gold Rush Express, Mr. India-The Ride and D2-Dare Drop - there are al...
PM announces £1.1bn defence spending
Jul 14, 2014 at 17:32 | Source:
Spending of £1.1bn on defence has been announced by the prime minister. Speaking at the Farnborough International Air Show, he outlined investments of £800m for a new surveillance package and £300m for a new ice patrol ship and radar. There will a...
Church of England all set to vote on allowing women bishops
Jul 14, 2014 at 16:28 | Source:
York:The Church of England could vote on Monday to allow female bishops for the first time in its history, ending half a century of bitter divisions over the role of women.A yes vote by its governing body, the General Synod, could see the first women...
Why Benarasi weavers think Rs 50 cr from Budget 2014 won't reach them
Jul 14, 2014 at 11:23 | Source:
The Rs 50 crore allocation for the formation of a textile cluster in Varanasi is only a minor step to support weavers and the world famous Benares silk. There are a number of other measures that have to be taken to reassure the weavers and artisans w...
A friend remembers: For Jehangir Pocha, charm came naturally
Jul 14, 2014 at 09:24 | Source:
Editor's Note: Journalist Jehangir Pocha passed away on 13 July. His friend of many years writes about him.By Niloufer DundhHis warm smile, twinkling naughty eyes, the passion he threw behind what he wanted and believed in ... this is the Pocha I kne...
Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya review: A DDLJ remake that completely fails
Jul 14, 2014 at 07:32 | Source:
It's been almost 20 years sinceDilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayengewas released. There is now literally a generation gap between one of Bollywood's most-loved romances and the present crop of romance-seeking young things. So yes,DDLJcould probably do with an...
Business v state investment disputes in EU spotlight
Jul 14, 2014 at 05:37 | Source:
Should foreign businesses have the right to take a sovereign state to arbitration to seek compensation for a change in the law or government policy? And if so, in exactly what circumstances? These issues have been raised as a result of a plan being n...