DocOnline launches services in Hyderabad

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:06

Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) DocOnline, a virtual platform that provides access to doctor consulting services from anywhere, on Wednesday announced the launch of its services in Hyderabad.


Banks to go ahead with August 22 nationwide strike

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:06

Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on Wednesday declared that their nationwide strike call for August 22 stands as the talks with the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) in Mumbai have failed.


Annual fishing ban ends in South China Sea

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:50

Haikou, Aug 16 (IANS) With a marine police guard, around 100 fishing vessels set out from south China's Hainan province on Wednesday, marking the end of fishing ban in the South China Sea this summer.


Indian companies set highest cost reduction targets: Survey

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:16

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian companies are planning to have the highest cost reduction targets, driven significantly by "growth objectives" and to gain competitive advantage, according to a cost survey released on Wednesday.


Healthy buying in index heavyweights lifts Indian equities (Roundup)

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:14

Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Wednesday continued with their second consecutive session of gains to close on a higher note as healthy buying was witnessed in index heavyweights such as ITC, HDFC, Tata Motors and Hindustan Unilever (HUL), among others.


Government has sympathies with home buyers: Jaitley

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:00

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it has full sympathy for those who have booked flats with housing promoters and it is their right to get the houses for which they have paid money.


Funds increased, payments to suppliers faster in Delhi hospitals

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:58

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) In the wake of the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, the Delhi government has decided to pay medical suppliers within 45 days and also increase funds for hospitals to buy new equipment to Rs 1 crore, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday.


Cabinet extends sunset clause for north east, hilly states under GST

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:18

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Cabinet on Wednesday extended till March 31, 2027, the sunset clause under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) for the duty exemption scheme for industrial units in the north eastern states and the Himalayan states of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh -- a concession that is estimated at Rs 27,413 crore.


Indian smartphone market looks at bumper Q3: IDC

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:08

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) After witnessing slow growth in the first two quarters of this year, the Indian smartphone market is preparing for a bumper period owing to the upcoming festive season, a new report said on Wednesday.


GMDA set up, Sharan appointed CEO

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:50

Gurugram, Aug 16 (IANS) Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, a set up to provide integrated and coordinated planning for infrastructure development, became functional on Wednesday, an official said.


IBS Software sets up 'test factory' for Lufthansa Cargo

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:46

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Technopark-headquartered IBS Software, a leading IT solutions provider to the global aviation industry, on Wednesday announced the setting up of a 'test factory' for Lufthansa Cargo.