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First GM crop trials, now land acquisition: RSS stalls Modi govt. again

Aug 01, 2014 at 13:48 | Source: FirstPost

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Act was notified in December 2013. The legislation has however not passed muster with the new government that has initiated a complete review of the ...

MH17 fallout: UN to set up task force to reduce risk of flying over war zones

Aug 01, 2014 at 13:10 | Source: FirstPost

In the wake of the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine, the UN and global aviation bodies have set up a task force to reduce the risks of civilian planes flying over conflict areas and ensure that the "right information reaches the...

WTO standoff: India shrugs off blame, says still committed to TFA

Aug 01, 2014 at 12:48 | Source: FirstPost

Notwithstanding the failure of World Trade Organization (WTO) members to reach a consensus on a Trade Facilitation Agreement to simplify global customs rules, India on Friday said it remains committed to the pact and will continue to pursue its propo...

China says it has intercontinental missile capable of carrying nukes to US

Aug 01, 2014 at 12:31 | Source: FirstPost

China has acknowledged the existence of a new intercontinental ballistic missile said to be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United States, state-run media reported Friday.A government environmental monitoring centre in Sha...

Will WTO standoff take the sheen off Kerry's meeting with Modi?

Aug 01, 2014 at 12:20 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time today, hoping to break the ice with a leader once shunned by Washington.Kerry, who held talks with senior Indian officials on Thursday,...

Will seek Narayan Murthy's advice when needed: Vishal Sikka

Aug 01, 2014 at 11:40 | Source: Economic Times

The future of Infosys will be built on the current edifice with organic growth being the driving force though acquisitions will be made to add new capabilities. In a free-wheeling interview with ET's Pankaj Mishra & Karthik Subbaraman, a relaxed Vish...

Russia faces increasing isolation from international community, says US

Aug 01, 2014 at 09:16 | Source: FirstPost

Washington:Russia faces the prospects of more economy sanctions and further isolation from the international community if it doesn't stop supporting separatist rebels in Ukraine, the White House has said.Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to use ...

Taxis, planes and viruses: How deadly Ebola can spread

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:15 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it's not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes and taxis to spread.So far, authorities have taken n...

Talk show to ease trade tension

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:07 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, July 31: US secretary of state John Kerry tried some last-minute fire-fighting to get India on board for a WTO deal in Geneva during his meetings here today with Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley and external affairs minister Sushma Sw...

John Kerry on mission to woo Indian PM Modi

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:07 | Source: BBC

Even before he arrived in Delhi, US Secretary of State John Kerry was talking about the relations between US and India - with a promise to increase trade and investment. In an address to the Center for American Progress, a think tank, on Monday in Wa...

WTO members fail to agree global trade deal

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:07 | Source: BBC

The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December. The Trade Facilitation Agreement would have streamlined global customs procedures, and should have been finalised...

Can giving away trade secrets benefit business?

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:07 | Source: BBC

Imagine you've spent the past few years and a very large sum of money developing new technology which you believe will be a game-changer in your industry. Do you protect your investment carefully, and make sure your designs are protected by wate...

India's Tata to invest $35bn over next three years

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:07 | Source: BBC

The Tata conglomerate, India's biggest business group, has said it will invest $35bn (£20.7bn) over the next three years in areas including retail and defence. The expansion plans were unveiled by chairman Cyrus Mistry at an internal meeting th...

Call for 'radical action' on drug-resistant malaria

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:07 | Source: BBC

Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study. Radical action is needed to prevent further spread of malaria parasites resistant to key drugs, say scientists. The spread...

Fitch retains India's rating; revision depends on bold reforms

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:07 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Global agency Fitch Ratings today said it has retained the 'BBB-' sovereign rating - the lowest investment grade - on India and a revision will depend on the government's efforts to usher in bold reforms. The agency has also retained 'stable'...

S P downgrades SAIL credit rating, withdraws rating on request

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:07 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Global rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) today lowered the long-term corporate credit rating of state-run SAIL to 'BB ' from 'BBB-' and then withdrew the rating on the company's request. The downgrade of the Navratna PSU reflects slower-t...

India's manufacturing sector expected to grow by 14 per cent: Ajay Shankar

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:07 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: With the investor sentiment reviving, India's manufacturing sector is likely to grow by up to 14 per cent, the government said today. "After a period of slowdown we have now started seeing a revival in the economy. We expect the manufacturing...

Tense moments at WTO: India gives new proposal to break the trade facilitation agreement deadlock

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:07 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Hectic parleys went on late Thursday night in Geneva as India presented a proposal to try and break the deadlock over the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) at the WTO hours before a deadline to sign the protocol ended. Government official...

Deepak Fertilisers Q1 net drops 7 per cent to Rs 39.85 crore

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:07 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Deepak Fertilisers today reported 7 per cent decline in net profit to Rs 39.85 crore for the quarter ended on June 30, 2014 as performance was affected by the "abrupt stoppage of gas supply" to its Taloja plant. The company had clocked a n...

Mahindra Lifespace Q1 profit jumps over eight-fold at Rs 179 crore

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:07 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Realty firm Mahindra Lifespace Developers today reported over eight-fold jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 179.31 crore during the quarter ended June on higher sales. Its net profit stood at Rs 21.77 crore in the year-ago period. The c...

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