Dawn-to-dusk bankers strike affects operations in TN

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:42

Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking operations in Tamil Nadu were affected on Tuesday with around 55,000 bankers striking work pressing for their demands, said a top All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) leader.


US firms may lose $700mn as workers watch solar eclipse

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:40

Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US companies may lose upto $700 million due to lost productivity as employees put aside their work to witness the once-in-a-century solar eclipse, according to a top business person.


McDonald's customers in Bengal in no mood to miss their burgers

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 22:28

Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Somsubhra Ghosh, a class 9 student in a missionary school, is dejected and disappointed. The teenager realises that during his next trip to Kolkata from hometown Kharagpur, he may no more get to taste the yummy burgers from McDonald's.


Israel becoming hotspot for Indian tourists

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:14

Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Over 34,000 Indian tourists have travelled to Israel till July in 2017, marking a growth of 36 per cent over the previous year, an Israeli official said on Monday.


Workshop for police, customs on IPR enforcement begins on Tuesday

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:00

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A three-day workshop on enforcing intellectual property rights (IPRs) will get underway here from Tuesday for various concerned agencies, including the police, according to workshop organiser, the Union Commerce Ministry.


Declining air quality biggest global challenge: Goyal

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:58

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Checking the rapid decline in environment quality caused by increasing greenhouse gas emissions globally has perhaps become the most important challenge for humanity, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday.


Young CEOs to share vision with Modi

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:52

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Around 200 young Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from various sectors will on Tuesday share their vision with Prime Minister Narendra Modi focusing on job creation, income enhancement and good governance.


Delhi fast-food lovers upset about McDonald's' upcoming shutdown

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:46

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Not lovin' it, say Delhi's foodies. Students, professionals and even the retired patrons of McDonald's on Monday expressed sadness and disappointment over the upcoming shutdown of its 169 outlets across north and east India, including the remaining dozen in the capital.


Banks need to pay 3% IGST on bullion imports: CBEC

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:22

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Banks will have to pay 3 per cent Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) on imports of gold and silver, which can be claimed as input tax credit, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) said on Monday.