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India flounders on business resilience index, drops 7 places to 119 of 130 countries

Apr 02, 2015 at 11:37 | Source: FirstPost

India has been ranked a low 119 out of 130 countries on an index that measures business resilience of nations based on economic, risk quality and supply chain factors, dropping seven notches from last year.The 2015 FM Global Resilience Index has been...

Break from the past: NDA seeks to overhaul India's foreign trade with new policy

Apr 02, 2015 at 10:18 | Source: FirstPost

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government's first foreign trade policy is being hailed as an attempt to overhaul India's exports by integrating the prime minister's Make in India and Digital India initiatives. The underlying theme of the policy is also im...

Body has become 'Indian Cricket Council', says Mustafa Kamal as he quits as ICC president

Apr 02, 2015 at 09:52 | Source: FirstPost

Dhaka: Livid after he was denied the honourof handing over the World Cup winners' trophy, Mustafa Kamaltoday resigned as ICC President to protest what he called aconstitutional violation by the governing body."I am just sending my resignation to...

Make in India push for exports: NDA's foreign trade policy sets $900 bn target by 2020

Apr 02, 2015 at 09:46 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Aiming to nearly double India's exports of goods and services to $900 billion by 2020, the government on Wednesday announced several incentives in the five-year Foreign Trade Policy for exporters and units in the Special Economic Zones.Unv...

Make in India push for exports: NDA's 1st trade policy sets $900 bn target by 2020

Apr 02, 2015 at 07:40 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Aiming to nearly double India's exports of goods and services to $900 billion by 2020, the government on Wednesday announced several incentives in the five-year Foreign Trade Policy for exporters and units in the Special Economic Zones.Unv...

Bangladesh politician Mustafa Kamal quits as ICC president, says body has become 'Indian Cricket Council'

Apr 02, 2015 at 07:12 | Source: FirstPost

Dhaka: Livid after he was denied the honourof handing over the World Cup winners' trophy, Mustafa Kamaltoday resigned as ICC President to protest what he called aconstitutional violation by the governing body."I am just sending my resignation to...

FTP proposes new institutions to boost global trade

Apr 01, 2015 at 21:27 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The new Foreign Trade Policy unveiled today proposed setting up of a host of institutions, including Trade Council and National Committee on Trade Facilitation, to improve India's share in global trade and implement of WTO obligations.The ...

Free Trade Policy offers sops for exporters, govt eyes $900 bn exports by 2020

Apr 01, 2015 at 21:12 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Aiming to nearly double India's exports of goods and services to $900 billion by 2020, the government on Wednesday announced several incentives in the five-year Foreign Trade Policy for exporters and units in the Special Economic Zones.Unv...

Yes Bank up 97% in fiscal 2015: Private banks return way more to investors than public lenders

Apr 01, 2015 at 17:59 | Source: FirstPost

Risk-averse private sector banks remained the darlings of stock market investors in fiscal year 2015, giving almost double the returns compared to capital-starved, stress-ridden state-run banks. Analysts do not see this trend changing in the approach...

Smart City project to be rolled out after cabinet approval: Naidu

Apr 01, 2015 at 17:19 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Smart City project is in its advanced stage and will be implemented on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode after cabinet approval.Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said this during discussions with a Swedish delegati...

Why remote outsourcing of IT infrastructure management services is important

Apr 01, 2015 at 15:58 | Source: FirstPost

By Sathya PrakashIT Infrastructure is a key business enabler and the heart of the enterprise as all enterprises rely on business aligned IT to support their business operations. Changes in market, customer preferences, technologies, etc., necessitate...

ICC prez Mustafa Kamal quits, says body has become 'Indian Cricket Council'

Apr 01, 2015 at 15:34 | Source: FirstPost

Dhaka: Livid after he was denied the honourof handing over the World Cup winners' trophy, Mustafa Kamaltoday resigned as ICC President to protest what he called aconstitutional violation by the governing body."I am just sending my resignation to...

The Western Deep State's assault on India - and what to do about it

Apr 01, 2015 at 14:00 | Source: FirstPost

This piece is a continuation of an earlier piece on the deep western state and Indias possible inclusion in a new American, or more generally, western-sponsored axis of evil. Events have overtaken us since the first piece was written, and India has m...

ICC president Mustafa Kamal quits after criticising Srinivasan, India

Apr 01, 2015 at 13:44 | Source: FirstPost

Dhaka: Livid after he was denied the honourof handing over the World Cup winners' trophy, Mustafa Kamaltoday resigned as ICC President to protest what he called aconstitutional violation by the governing body."I am just sending my resignation to...

Decoding a farmer's suicide note: Agrarian crisis can put Modi in a tight spot

Apr 01, 2015 at 13:43 | Source: FirstPost

C Krishnankutty Nair, a rubber farmer in Kerala with three acres of plantation and an outstanding debt of Rs 8 lakh, committed suicide last week. He travelled 350 km from Kannur to Pala, the constituency of controversial state finance minister KM Man...

Sunita Tomar, face of India's anti-tobacco campaign, dies of cancer

Apr 01, 2015 at 12:24 | Source: FirstPost

Sunita Tomar, the face of India's anti-tobacco ad campaign, died at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday, two days after she wrote a letter to PM Modi, expressing disappointment over BJP MP Dilip Gandhi's remark against bigger warnings o...

One cigarette to unite them all: Cong, BJP MPs band together to fight tobacco warnings

Apr 01, 2015 at 12:15 | Source: FirstPost

The health ministry's decision not to increase the size of statutory warnings on cigarette packets was less shocking than the justification it offered, which was that 'no Indian study' has linked cancer to cigarettes. The source for the claim in most...

One cigarette to unite them all: Congress, BJP MPs band together to fight tobacco warnings

Apr 01, 2015 at 11:18 | Source: FirstPost

The health ministry's decision not to increase the size of statutory warnings on cigarette packets was less shocking than the justification it offered, which was that 'no Indian study' has linked cancer to cigarettes. The source for the claim in most...

Sunita Tomar, face of India's anti-tobacco campaign, succumbs to cancer

Apr 01, 2015 at 11:14 | Source: FirstPost

Sunita Tomar, the face of India's anti-tobacco ad campaign, died at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday, two days after she wrote a letter to PM Modi, expressing disappointment over BJP MP Dilip Gandhi's remark against bigger warnings o...

Indian studies don't say they cause cancer: Why BJP MP doesn't want bigger warnings on tobacco products

Apr 01, 2015 at 09:54 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi:As India is set to defer its April1 deadline for increasing size of pictoral warnings on tobaccoproducts after pressure from various lobbies, head of aParliamentary panel today said there was no Indian study toconfirm that use of tobacco pr...

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