IDFC names Sunil Kakar as MD and CEO for 3 years

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:06

Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Private sector financial services firm IDFC on Sunday announced the appointment of Sunil Kakar as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from July 16 for three years.


India needs New Delhi-size landfills for waste by 2050: Report

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:00

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With India littering its waste without sufficient treatment, it needs to set aside about 88 sq. km of precious land -- the size of New Delhi -- for landfills by 2050, industry association Assocham said on Sunday, citing its study.


Hyundai to recall over 43,700 cars in China

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:28

Beijing, June 25 (IANS) Hyundai Motor Company will recall 43,764 of its vehicles in China over a fault which may lead to potential engine failures, quality control watchdog announced on Sunday.


Socially-conscious e-waste warrior aims at Bengaluru cleanup

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:30

Bengaluru, June 25 (IANS) In a mushrooming urban landscape where waste disposal is becoming big business, meet one of India's new breed of waste warriors -- Saahas Zero Waste (SZW) is an enterprise with the motto of making maximum social impact in the area of sustainable urban development.


Don't wait for last day to file returns, cautions GSTN Chairman

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:58

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Despite the GST Council giving a one-month extension in filing returns under the new indirect tax regime, businesses should start uploading invoices much earlier, says Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) Chairman Navin Kumar.


Infosys investors blast board over 'infighting' with founders

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:24

Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) Infosys' boardroom battles and the "open war" played out in the media between the board members and its founders since February came to the fore at the firm's 36th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday.


Puducherry Port to become satellite port: Narayanasamy

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:52

Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Puducherry Chief Minister V.Narayanasamy on Saturday said that Puducherry Port is all set to become satellite port with a dedicated development area of 200 acres around it where star hotels, theme parks and entertainment spaces under the Sagarmala scheme will come up.


Modi launches India-Portugal International StartUp Hub

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:46

Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portugese counterpart Antonio Costa on Saturday launched the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) here to help in mutual capacity building, and enable connections between start-ups, investors, and incubators from relevant sectors.


CAIT to hold 100 GST Clinics pan-India to educate traders

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:18

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In a bid to help the traders towards a smooth transition to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime from July 1, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Saturday announced to hold 100 GST Clinics across the country starting July 1.


States' fiscal deficit Rs 4,93,360 cr in FY16; Rajasthan, UP lead

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:00

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The fiscal deficit of all states was a whopping Rs 4,93,360 crore in 2015-16, with Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh accounting for Rs 1,31,670 crore, or 26 per cent of the total deficit, RBI data showed on Saturday.


Infosys Board has no rift with founders, says Chairman

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:30

Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) Terming media reports on a "rift" between the Infosys Board and its Founders on governance and compensation to executives inaccurate, software major's Executive Chairman R. Seshasayee on Saturday claimed that the relationship between the two was cordial, direct and respectful.


NCR to get new international airport at Jewar (Roundup)

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:04

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The National Capital Region (NCR) will get a new international airport in the next five years at Jewar, located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district, adjoining the national capital city of New Delhi.