USIBC launches India task force on civil aviation

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:46

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The US-India Business Council (USIBC) on Monday launched a task force on civil aviation that will focus on identifying opportunities for implementation based on India's National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP).


Modi invites US business, says GST will ease way

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:36

Washington, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his most compelling invitation to American business to invest in India, telling them that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that will come into effect from July 1 could be a subject of study in US business schools.


TDS, TCS provision for government, e-commerce operators postponed

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:22

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) With just five days to go for the roll-out, the government has postponed the provision relating to one per cent Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) and Tax Collection at Source (TCS) for two categories of deductors -- government, including local authorities, and e-commerce companies and their suppliers.


Maharashtra starts rating industries by emissions

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:36

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) launched a new Star Rating Programme for air pollution on June 5, 2017, World Environment Day. The programme uses smoke-stack emissions data that MPCB is already collecting. But since sampling results are not very comprehensible to the general public, the MPCB is turning these pollution readings into an easy-to-understand Star Rating.


Flipkart teams up with HP, Intel, Microsoft for laptops

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:04

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) E-commerce marketplace Flipkart on Monday announced that it has collaborated with HP, Intel and Microsoft so that consumers can buy HP Intel Core i3 Windows 10 laptop for Rs 36,000 at Rs 999 per month by availing a 36-month EMI option.


Australia's Great Barrier Reef valued at $42bn

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:56

Canberra, June 26 (IANS) A report on Monday valued the Great Barrier Reef at $42 billion and warned of vast economic consequences for Australia unless more is done to protect it.


Subdued sentiment dampening rentals in IT hubs: Assocham

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:30

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) With IT sector witnessing subdued sentiment amidst pressure on hiring and annual pay rise for employees, the country's software and services hubs such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Noida-Gurgaon are expected to see 10-20 per cent reduction in housing rents over the next three quarters, an Assocham paper said here on Monday.


Google Pixel 2 smartphones codenames revealed

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:50

New York, June 26 (IANS) Google Pixel 2 smartphones have been code-named 'Taimen' and 'Walleye' and the bigger variant will have a 5.99-inch display, a new leak has said.


'India's thermal plants may become economically unviable'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:00

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India's ultra thermal plants, designed to run on foreign coal, may no longer afford to do so economically in the future, says a top financial analyst with a leading US-based institute.


Japanese airbag manufacturer files for bankruptcy

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:12

Tokyo, June 26 (IANS) Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in a court in Tokyo and the US after multimillion-dollar losses caused by defective devices, the company announced on Monday.


GST could be studied in US B-schools: Modi

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 22:30

Washington, June 25 (IANS) The landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST) that will come into effect in India from July 1 could be a subject of study in US business schools, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday