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Vodafone says it paid Rs 22,300 cr to public finances in India in FY14

Jan 30, 2015 at 21:15 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: British telecom major Vodafone today said its Indian arm has contributed over 2.2 billion (about Rs 22,300 crore) to public finances, including taxes, for financial year ended 31 March 2014. "In 2013-14 our direct and indirect contrib...

From IPR and piracy to taxation: Key issues discussed at India-US CEO forum

Jan 27, 2015 at 10:48 | Source: FirstPost

Issues related with intellectual property rights, including piracy of films and software, figured prominently during the India-US CEO Forum in New Delhi attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama.Talking to reporters after...

India-US ties cements further on Obama-Modi bonhomie, say experts

Jan 24, 2015 at 14:55 | Source: FirstPost

New York: US President Barack Obama's visit to India is a powerful symbol of the new energy that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have brought to India-US relations and the American leader will see a new India that feels much more confident about ...

India-US ties: Obama's Republic day visit to bring Make In India tidings

Jan 21, 2015 at 08:33 | Source: FirstPost

Happening like a quick follow-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's November US visit that secured its corporate commitments of $41 billion in India, President Barack Obama's visit later this week is expected to result in major announcements on the Ma...

Modi visit fuels WTO solution hope

Sep 29, 2014 at 07:57 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Sept. 28: The meeting between US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week will be keenly watched to see whether the two countries are able to break the ice on the food security issue, paving the way for the ...

America Inc. wants to engage with India; top US policy makers seek partnership with India�s transformation

Sep 26, 2014 at 16:17 | Source: Assocham

US policy-makers, think tanks, Congressional leaders across the bi-partisan line and most significantly CEOs of the top Fortune 500 companies believe that Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi and his NDA Government can deliver and transform India into a ...

US lawmakers hopeful of better Indo-US ties under PM Modi

Jul 25, 2014 at 09:56 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: Eagerly awaiting to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits the US in September, top American lawmakers have hoped that an assertive foreign policy of the new Indian government would bring the two countries closer than ever.In...

India to play big role in US' 'rebalance to Asia' strategy: Biswal

Jul 25, 2014 at 08:34 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: Ahead of an important India visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry, a top Obama Administration official today said that the Asian nation has an increasingly vital role to play at the global stage.As the US moves towards implementing it...

Budget 2014: Retrospective tax amendment stays, Vodafone to go ahead with arbitration

Jul 11, 2014 at 08:45 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: Telecom major Vodafone will continue the international arbitration process in the Rs 20,000-crore tax dispute with Indian authorities as the government today decided not to drop retrospective amendment in tax laws."We note the FM's annou...

China, U.S. say committed to managing differences

Jul 10, 2014 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States need to manage their differences, the leaders of both countries said on Wednesday at the start of annual talks expected to focus on cyber-security, maritime disputes, the Chinese currency and an investm...

Currency, maritime disputes at stake in U.S.-China talks

Jul 08, 2014 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States pressed China to implement structural reforms in its exchange rate and to modify its "aggressive behaviour" in disputed waters during a preliminary round of bilateral talks on Tuesday, senior U.S. offic...

Voda sees Rs 27000cr dues

Jun 09, 2014 at 21:33 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, June 8 (PTI): UK-based telecom major Vodafone is facing tax claims and interest totalling more than Rs 27,000 crore in India, which includes Rs 14,200 crore for acquiring Hutchison’s stake in 2007, the company said in its annual rep...

US senator proposes first 100 days action plan for India-US ties

May 30, 2014 at 08:18 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: A powerful American Senator has proposed "100 days action plan" for the Modi government and the Obama Administration to "refresh" the Indo-US relations.Senator Mark Warner, who is the Democratic Co-Chair of the Senate ...

An open letter to Sushma Swaraj: Don't let political diffidence constrain MEA

May 28, 2014 at 05:52 | Source: Economic Times

By Ashley J Tellis Dear Madame Minister, Congratulations — you've got the job, now the work begins! Only recently, India was seen abroad as a wild success. Now it looks like just a flash in the pan. Obviously, the economic downturn has produced th...

Nokia invokes India-Finland bilateral treaty to solve tax row

May 14, 2014 at 21:01 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: With tax authorities pressing with over Rs 21,000 crore in unpaid dues, Finnish telecom major Nokia has invoked the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPA) India has with Finland to resolve the dispute. Nokia late l...

Vodafone ups ante in tax tussle

May 08, 2014 at 04:02 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, May 7: Vodafone has served an international arbitration notice to India over a Rs 20,000-crore tax dispute. The move has prompted the government to withdraw its conciliation offer to settle the row amicably. Vodafone Group and its Netherl...

Australia's cigarette plain packaging debate clouded by lack of data

Apr 04, 2014 at 02:33 | Source: FirstPost

SYDNEY (Reuters) - More than a year after Australia became the first country to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, there is little hard evidence to prove the trailblazing move is worth emulating.Challenges to the stringent laws remain bogged d...

Indian companies generated 81,000 jobs in US in 2013: Survey

Mar 28, 2014 at 12:57 | Source: Economic Times

WASHINGTON: Indian companies through its massive $17-billion investment in the US have collectively generated employment opportunities for more than 81,000 people in the country, according to a survey. The annual CII survey of 68 Indian companies in ...

After Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Nokia may give charge to Indian-origin Rajeev Suri as CEO

Mar 14, 2014 at 18:30 | Source: DNA India

L-R: Satya Nadella, Rajeev Suri and Indira Nooyi. As per newspaper reports, Rajeev Suri, the head of Nokia s telecoms network equipment division, is likely to become the Finnish group s next chief executive following the sale of its handset business...

After Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Nokia to give charge to Indian-origin Rajeev Suri as CEO

Mar 14, 2014 at 17:25 | Source: DNA India

L-R: Satya Nadella, Rajeev Suri and Indira Nooyi. As per newspaper reports, Rajeev Suri, the head of Nokia s telecoms network equipment division, is likely to become the Finnish group s next chief executive following the sale of its handset business...

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