Virtually every state supports GST now: Jaitley (Roundup)

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 18:32

Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Short of committing to an April 1, 2017 deadline, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday signalled much progress in a pan-India goods and service tax regime, thanks to an okay from all states save one, while rejecting demands for specifying the tax rate in the bill itself.


India's investments at 10-year low in 2015: World Bank

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 18:06

Washington, June 14 (IANS) India recorded a decadal low in combined public-private investments in 2015, in line with a contraction seen in other emerging economies like China and Brazil, the World Bank has said.


Mobile data revenues to reach Rs 95,500 crore by 2020-21: ICRA

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 17:50

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Data revenues for the Indian telecom companies would grow to Rs 95,500 crore by 2020-21 at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21 per cent over the next 5 years, ratings agency ICRA said in a study on the Indian telecom sector.


Gadkari calls for conservation of water to help farmers

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 17:48

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday called for conservation of water to improve the economic condition of farmers in the country.


Court orders proceedings against Unitech for cheating investor

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 17:42

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A court here has allowed the plea of a man seeking proceedings against real estate firm Unitech Ltd and its top officials including managing director Sanjay Chandra for cheating an investor by not giving him possession of a flat in Greater Noida booked in 2006.


Jio's monthly data usage tops 19 GB per subscriber

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 17:18

Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Even as it gears for a full commercial launch, the dates for which have not being finalised yet, the average data usage per subscriber of Reliance Jio stands at 18.6 GB, thanks to the free limited offer for staff and their friends, company sources said.


AccorHotels renews partnership for Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 17:14

Hyderabad, June 14 (IANS) AccorHotels and Cyberabad Convention Centre Private Ltd on Tuesday announced the renewal of their agreement for the management of the Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre and the Hyderabad International Convention Centre.


Indian crude basket closes ted lower on Monday

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 17:10

New Delhi/New York, June 14 (IANS) The Indian basket of crude oils lost nearly $2 over the weekend, closing trade on Monday at $47.46 after having gone up to $49.35 during the last week.


Have petitioned US on 1984 gas disaster: Activists

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 17:06

Bhopal, June 14 (IANS) Activists representing survivors of the 1984 gas disaster on Tuesday said they had petitioned the White House regarding the criminal case against Union Carbide and its new owner Dow Chemical.


Bharti Airtel, Singtel join hands to provide data network coverage

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 16:22

New Delhi/Singapore, June 14 (IANS) Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) and BhartiAirtel Limited (Airtel) on Tuesday announced that they have joined hands to deliver high-speed, secure data network coverage to Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the US.