China puts draft counter-terrorism law on hold - U.S. official
Mar 14, 2015 at 00:31 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has effectively put a hold on a draft counter-terrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over sensitive information to government officials, a senior U.S. official said.Tensions over cybersecurity and techn...
Vodafone says it paid Rs 22,300 cr to public finances in India in FY14
Jan 30, 2015 at 21:15 | Source:
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...
India-US ties cements further on Obama-Modi bonhomie, say experts
Jan 24, 2015 at 14:55 | Source:
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:
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 ...
US lawmakers hopeful of better Indo-US ties under PM Modi
Jul 25, 2014 at 09:56 | Source:
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:
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...
China, U.S. say committed to managing differences
Jul 10, 2014 at 02:45 | Source:
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:
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:
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 ...
Nokia invokes India-Finland bilateral treaty to solve tax row
May 14, 2014 at 21:01 | Source:
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:
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...