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  • Restricting work rights for H-1B spouses a dampener: Nasscom Mar 08, 2017 10:08 PM IST

    Restricting work rights for H-1B spouses a dampener: Nasscom

    IT industry body Nasscom today said any move to restrict work rights for spouses of H-1B visa holders may dampen the enthusiasm of tech professionals to go on such visas, but will not directly impact the industry.

  • 'Women's equal role in global economy may up GDP by $28 trn' Mar 08, 2017 10:08 PM IST

    'Women's equal role in global economy may up GDP by $28 trn'

    Ensuring women's equal participation in the global economy and taking measures to close the gender gap could "exponentially" increase the world's GDP by up to USD 28 trillion by 2025, a top Indian-origin UN official has said.

  • Qatar Airways announces plan to set up airline in India Mar 08, 2017 10:08 PM IST

    Qatar Airways announces plan to set up airline in India

    This will be the first of its kind airline venture in India that would be fully-owned by overseas entities and the proposal comes nearly nine months after the Indian government allowed 100 percent foreign direct investment in the airlines segment.

  • Renuka Sugars issues shares worth Rs 27 cr to Standard Chartered Mar 08, 2017 10:08 PM IST

    Renuka Sugars issues shares worth Rs 27 cr to Standard Chartered

    The allotment of equity shares to Standard Chartered Bank, which is one of the lenders from the Joint Lenders' Forum, in lieu of and against the conversion of a part of the loans availed by the company from Standard Chartered Bank.

  • NITI's vision document proposes key reforms on Women's Day Mar 08, 2017 10:08 PM IST

    NITI's vision document proposes key reforms on Women's Day

    Government think-tank NITI Aayog's 15-year vision document has proposed key reforms to enable and encourage women's workforce participation across sectors in India.

  • Govt makes Aadhaar mandatory for crop insurance policies Mar 08, 2017 10:08 PM IST

    Govt makes Aadhaar mandatory for crop insurance policies

    The government has made Aadhaar mandatory for availing crop insurance policies from the upcoming kharif sowing season.

  • Uday Kotak sells 1.5% stake in Kotak Mahindra for Rs 2,255 cr Mar 08, 2017 10:08 PM IST

    Uday Kotak sells 1.5% stake in Kotak Mahindra for Rs 2,255 cr

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec acquired a total of 2.76 crore shares, amounting to 1.5 percent stake, in the private sector lender.

  • Retired defence personnel to need Aadhaar to get pension Mar 08, 2017 10:08 PM IST

    Retired defence personnel to need Aadhaar to get pension

    All defence pensioners and dependent family members of deceased personnel will be required to enroll for Aadhaar card by June 30 to receive pension.

  • Vedanta pledges to raise women board representation to 33% Mar 08, 2017 08:50 PM IST

    Vedanta pledges to raise women board representation to 33%

    The company pledges to raise women board representation to 33 percent by 2020, the global natural resources firm said in a statement.

  • PIL on Aadhaar for PDS foodgrains: HC seeks Centre's reply Mar 08, 2017 06:48 PM IST

    PIL on Aadhaar for PDS foodgrains: HC seeks Centre's reply

    The government's decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for subsidised foodgrains through public distribution system (PDS) today came under the scanner of the Delhi High Court.

  • Air travel from Delhi to remote areas set to get cheaper Mar 08, 2017 06:48 PM IST

    Air travel from Delhi to remote areas set to get cheaper

    Presenting the Delhi budget for 2017-18, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the cut in VAT on ATF will be applicable for direct flights between Delhi and remote areas identified under the RCS scheme as per prescribed conditions.

  • ICICI Bank disbursed Rs 5,500cr to women SHGs in last 5 yrs Mar 08, 2017 06:48 PM IST

    ICICI Bank disbursed Rs 5,500cr to women SHGs in last 5 yrs

    The country's largest private sector ICICI Bank said it has loaned over Rs 5,500 crore to more than 25 lakh women in rural India in last five years, envisioning financial inclusion and empowerment.

  • HC dismisses election petition against Jaya Mar 08, 2017 06:48 PM IST

    HC dismisses election petition against Jaya

    The Madras High Court today dismissed as abated an election petition filed against former chief minister J Jayalalithaa in view of her demise.

  • Rahul turns focus to Delhi civic polls, targets Modi, Kejriwal Mar 07, 2017 10:16 PM IST

    Rahul turns focus to Delhi civic polls, targets Modi, Kejriwal

    Addressing a convention of Congress workers, Gandhi accused Modi and Kejriwal of running "individual-centric" governments and "causing losses" to the country and Delhi respectively through their governance.

  • PNB disbursed Rs 157 cr to 1,476 farmers, SHGs in FY17: CEO Mar 07, 2017 10:16 PM IST

    PNB disbursed Rs 157 cr to 1,476 farmers, SHGs in FY17: CEO

    Punjab National Bank has disbursed Rs 157 crore to 1,476 farmers and Self Help Groups across the country so far this fiscal, its MD and CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian said today.

  • Intl Womens' Day: Airlines to operate all-women crew flights Mar 07, 2017 09:58 PM IST

    Intl Womens' Day: Airlines to operate all-women crew flights

    On the occasion of International Women's Day airlines are gearing up with all-women crew flights, discounts and preferential seats for women fliers.

  • PM silent on attacks on Indians abroad as he is scared: Rahul Mar 07, 2017 09:56 PM IST

    PM silent on attacks on Indians abroad as he is scared: Rahul

    The Congress today questioned Narendra Modi's silence on a string of racist attacks on Indians abroad even as Rahul Gandhi said the Prime Minister is keeping mum because he is "scared".

  • CCI approves Corona Remedies-GlaxoSmithKline deal Mar 07, 2017 09:56 PM IST

    CCI approves Corona Remedies-GlaxoSmithKline deal

    Dilo-BM, Dilo-DX, Stelbid and Vitneurin brands of GlaxoSmithKline would be acquired by Corona Remedies along with trademark and goodwill.

  • Central Bank of India raises Rs 500 cr by issuing bonds Mar 07, 2017 09:26 PM IST

    Central Bank of India raises Rs 500 cr by issuing bonds

    State-owned Central Bank of India today said it has raised Rs 500 crore by allotting tier-II bonds to eligible investors

  • Govt clarifies you can avail benefits without Aadhaar number Mar 07, 2017 08:24 PM IST

    Govt clarifies you can avail benefits without Aadhaar number

    Citizens can avail all the benefits of government schemes on alternate means of identification till the time they get their Aadhaar number, the government said on Tuesday.

  • Note ban hits billionaire club; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian Mar 07, 2017 07:18 PM IST

    Note ban hits billionaire club; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian

    India's richie rich club has shrunk by 11 people since the demonetisation last November, while Mukesh Ambani remains the richest Indian with a net worth of USD 26 billion, a study showed today.

  • Demonetisation: CBI files FIR against Union Bank of India ex-DGM Mar 07, 2017 06:28 PM IST

    Demonetisation: CBI files FIR against Union Bank of India ex-DGM

    The CBI has registered an FIR against the then officials of Union Bank of India and others for allegedly allowing cash deposits of about Rs 85 crore after announcement of demonetisation in violation of norms.

  • Railways to swap couplers on Rajdhani Express for jerk-free ride Mar 07, 2017 03:58 PM IST

    Railways to swap couplers on Rajdhani Express for jerk-free ride

    Railways will replace couplers of nearly 3,500 coaches of Rajdhani Express to make the train ride jerk-free and improve safety.

  • Cos raise Rs 1.75 lakh cr via bonds on BSE e-book platform Mar 07, 2017 01:54 PM IST

    Cos raise Rs 1.75 lakh cr via bonds on BSE e-book platform

    Indian companies have raised about Rs 1.75 lakh crore by issuing bonds through private placement on BSE's electronic book mechanism since its launch last July, Asia's oldest bourse chief Ashishkumar Chauhan said today.

  • AirAsia FEMA probe: ED summons former CEO Mittu Chandilya Mar 06, 2017 09:16 PM IST

    AirAsia FEMA probe: ED summons former CEO Mittu Chandilya

    The Enforcement Directorate has summoned former AirAsia India CEO and MD Mittu Chandilya in connection with a FEMA probe.

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