Highlight government achievements of two years, Modi directs BJP MPs

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:50

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) As the ruling NDA completes two years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday directed his ministers to highlight the government's achievements before the nation and asked BJP MPs to campaign about the ongoing welfare schemes.


Google acquires start-up founded by Indian-origin entrepreneur

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:28

Toronto, May 3 (IANS) As part of its plans to scale training offerings, Google has acquired Synergyse Training, a business technology start-up founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur, the California-based search engine giant announced on Monday.


India our focus market to counter data fails: Concentrix

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:50

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) India is set to give our digital services - which are helping companies counter data fails and provide real-time insights for taking action globally - a much-needed boost in 2016, a top executive of global high-value services provider Concentrix has said.


Chinese 'invaders' send cash registers ringing in Russia

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:56

Moscow, May 3 (IANS) Historically, Russia has never taken kindly to invasions, with the French under Napoleon and Hitler's Germany suffering crippling defeats in the great wars - but it's an entirely different matter when it comes to the Chinese.


Key Indian equity indices open higher on Tuesday

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:28

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices opened higher on Tuesday, tracking the SGX Nifty that trades in Singapore, as also other peer benchmarks in the Asia Pacific region.


Bangladesh apparel exports can create more jobs: World Bank

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:50

Dhaka, May 3 (IANS) Clothing exports could create more and better jobs in Bangladesh if the country makes improvements in productivity, product quality and reliability, and by enforcing better safety conditions and other compliance policies, said latest World Bank report.


Spanish stock market falls 0.04 percent

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:38

Madrid, May 3 (IANS) The Spanish stock market index Ibex-35 fell 0.04 percent on Monday to close at 9,022.10 points, down from the 9,025.70 points of Friday.


US dollar falls against other major currencies

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:58

New York, May 3 (IANS) The US dollar declined against other major peers on Monday as economic data from the country came out weaker than expected, Xinhua reported.


Youth joblessness a 'grave' problem, says Pope

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 23:30

Vatican City, May 2 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis took to Twitter on Monday to lament the high level of youth unemployment, calling it a "grave" social problem.


Odisha to participate in Global Investment Meet in US

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 23:20

Bhubaneswar, May 2 (IANS) To attract foreign investment in Odisha, a delegation of state government officials and entrepreneurs will attend the Global Investment Meet at the Silicon Valley in the US from May 4 to May 7.


HDFC Q4 net jumps 31 percent to Rs.3,460 crore

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 23:16

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC) on Monday reported a 30.76 percent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs.3,460.46 crore for the forth quarter ended March, as against Rs.2,646.35 crore in the same quarter of 2014-15.


Opposition flays private airlines for high airfares

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 23:14

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Opposition members in the Lok Sabha on Monday lashed out at private airlines for not passing on benefits of falling fuel prices to passengers while the ruling BJP members blamed the Congress-led UPA government for the financial problems faced by state-run Air India.


Protesting diesel cab drivers bring Delhi to standstill

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 23:02

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Drivers of diesel cabs on Monday brought traffic in the national capital to a standstill as they took to the roads to protest the Supreme Court decision to ban diesel and petrol-run taxis in the city.