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  • Clay Craft offers 20 per cent discount to buyers who will vote 16-04-2014 11:53 PM

    Fine bone-China and ceramic tableware manufacture Clay Craft has announced a discount of 20 per cent on its products for those customers who would cast their votes. "To encourage the voting among youths, the initiative was taken. The discount of 20 per cent on retail outlets in Jaipurwill be available...
  • Cost of credit biggest worry for CEOs: CII 23-02-2014 12:40 PM

    Corporate honchos have cited cost of credit as their biggest concern impeding economic growth and investments, even as a majority of them said the interim budget would help increase overall demand within next six months, a poll of industry leaders by CII has said. An overwhelming 74 per cent of...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 17-02-2014 10:10 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Honest politics is AAP's economic policy: Kejriwal

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    (Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal spoke at the Confederation of Indian Industry's national council meeting in Delhi on Monday (17 February, 2014). He clarified...

  • Politicians shouldn't become a roadblock for business: Arvind Kejriwal 17-02-2014 04:11 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday called for a 'corruption-free' environment for businessman in India. Speaking at CII, Kejriwal said AAP's policy is honest politics. "Every party talks about development, but can there be any development with corruption," Kejriwal asked. He alleged that out fear, no...
  • Posco project will inspire South Korean firms to invest in India, says President Park Guen-hye 17-01-2014 05:48 PM

    The success of Posco's $12 billion steel project in Odisha will inspire and determine investments by other major Korean firms in India, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Friday. Addressing a business meeting in Seoul, Park, who is on a four-day state visit here, hoped that the Posco plant...
  • Government planning higher dose of diesel prices 09-01-2014 10:19 PM

    New Delhi: The government is planning a higher dose of diesel prices to cut the fuel subsidy bill, Petroleum Secretary Vivek Rae said in New Delhi on Thursday. "We are circulating the Kirit Parikh report for inter-ministerial consultation. The suggestions for higher dose of diesel price would be part of...
  • CII Business Outlook shows signs of economic turnaround 29-12-2013 01:54 PM

    New Delhi: Indicating signs of economic revival, the CII Business Confidence Index (BCI) rose sharply to 54.9 during the October-December period of 2013-14 fiscal, from 45.7 in the previous quarter. "With positive signals emanating from the global economy, which finds a resonance in our improved export performance and is causing...
  • CII calls for addressing food security issue at Bali meet 01-12-2013 12:32 PM

    The outcome of the WTO meet at Bali without addressing the concerns of developing countries including India on issues like food security plan would erode the credibility of the multi-lateral body, industry body CII said on Sunday. "Any outcome sans a good development package, including adequate safeguards for developing countries...
  • Ratan Tata is Sachin Tendulkar of corporate India: Chidambaram 16-11-2013 11:10 AM

    Mumbai: Praising industrialist Ratan Tata, Finance Minister P Chidambaram described him as the Sachin Tendulkar of corporate India. Chidambaram was speaking after honouring the Chairman Emeritus of the Tata Group with the first CII President's award for his contributions to industry and society. With a large gathering of corporate leaders...
  • Ghana president John Dramani Mahama to visit India 04-11-2013 07:28 PM

    Ghana President John Dramani Mahama will pay an official visit to India Nov 10-13, the external affairs ministry said on Monday. The president will be accompanied by Ghana's ministers of foreign affairs, finance and economic planning, trade and industry and information and media relations besides senior government officials. He will...
  • Home, auto loans to be costlier as RBI hikes policy rate 29-10-2013 03:37 PM

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday hiked a key policy interest rate by 0.25 per cent in less than two months to curb inflation, but eased some rupee support measures. The move would make home, auto and other loans costlier. In its second quarter review of the monetary...
  • India-Pakistan business meet to be held in Delhi next week: Salman Bashir 07-10-2013 05:42 PM

    Hyderabad: The second meeting of the India-Pakistan business council will be held in Delhi next week, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir said in Hyderabad on Monday. Interacting with a group of business leaders at a meet organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Bashir said the council...
  • Pak clerics against death to false accuser under blasphemy law 20-09-2013 01:18 PM

    Pakistan's top clerics have struck down a proposal for awarding death sentence to people making false accusations under the controversial blasphemy law. A meeting of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) witnessed serious ideological differences between the hardliners and the moderates over the proposal to award the same punishment to...
  • Navy to induct 4-5 warships every year: Vice chief 16-09-2013 09:32 PM

    New Delhi:The Indian navy plans to induct 4-5 warships every year in the coming decade, Vice Chief of Naval Staff RK Dhowan said on Monday. Vice Admiral Dhowan was speaking at the curtain raiser ceremony of the first naval and maritime exposition and conference being organised by industry body CII...
  • Indian business delegation to visit Qatar next week 05-09-2013 02:26 PM

    Dubai: A high-level Indian business delegation will visit Qatar next week aimed at expanding business ties with the Gulf country. The 14-member delegation from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will visit Qatar's capital Doha from September 8 to 10. It will be led by K K M Kutty, Chairman...
  • Next few months difficult for economy: CII President 30-08-2013 03:57 PM

    CII President Kris Gopalakrishnan has said that even as the government is taking steps to overcome the economic crisis, the next few months will be uncertain for the investors due to the coming elections. ...
  • Water scarcity biggest challenge for Delhi, says Sheila Dikshit 26-08-2013 05:27 PM

    Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday identified water scarcity as the biggest challenge facing the national capital and cautioned that the situation may worsen in the next five years if concrete steps to address the issue are not taken. Speaking at an event organised by industry chamber CII, Dikshit noted...
  • Delhi's Thyagraj Stadium is country's first green stadium 16-08-2013 09:58 PM

    Thyagraj Stadium, built by Delhi Government ahead of the Commonwealth Games, on Friday earned the unique distinction of being the first green stadium in the country. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was on Fridaygiven the CII- Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) gold rating certificate for construction of the "green stadium" at...
  • Take measures to improve stability: CII 16-08-2013 07:41 PM

    CII Director General, Chandrajit Banerjee, said there was urgent need for stability and called the government to addres the concerns of the people. "There are two issues - one is short term and one long term. This is a big concern, it will affect our economy. We are discussing on...
  • AP govt assures protection to industry interests in Telangana 12-08-2013 07:59 PM

    Hyderabad: Seeking to allay apprehensions of the industry in the wake of the decision to carve Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh, the state government assured protection to business interests. Major Industries Minister J Geeta Reddy held a meeting with the representatives of CII, FICCI and FAPCCI on Monday and assured...
  • Sharad Pawar not in favour of onion export ban 24-07-2013 01:31 PM

    New Delhi: Amid rising onion prices hurting consumers, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said that he is not in favour of a ban on onion exports, saying that such a move will hit India's image as a global supplier of farm produce. The Minister said that the rise in...
  • UK minister to lead health business delegation to Chennai 07-05-2013 05:35 AM

    Chennai: A 26-member British business delegation, led by Kenneth Clarke, cabinet minister and the prime minister's trade envoy, will visit Tamil Nadu this week to promote healthcare partnership with the state. In a statement issued here, the British High Commission said Clarke is expected to meet Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa...
  • We are willing to invite Modi for interaction: CII President 21-04-2013 02:28 PM

    New Delhi: After hosting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi early in April, CII on Sunday said the chamber is willing to invite Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for interaction. "We have worked with Modi in the 'Vibrant Gujarat' meet. CII was one of the sponsors. So, we will," CII President Kris...
  • As a politician Modi must learn to compromise: Mukund Padmanabhan 10-04-2013 06:15 PM

    Narendra Modi is widely held as a dictatorial person who likes no second power centre and has been able to cut the RSS and VHP machinery in Gujarat to its size. But leading a national coalition is a different ball game. Is Modi up to it? Senior associate editor of...
  • Kalavati vs Jassu Behen: Narendra Modi mocks Rahul Gandhi 08-04-2013 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: They probably don't know it themselves, but men and women from India's economically backward classes have become reference points for political rivals Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi for pitching both sides of India's growth model. But on Monday at the annual general meeting of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO),...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Rahul Gandhi's speech at CII 07-04-2013 07:15 PM

    Cyrus Broacha takes on Rahul Gandhi's latest speech at the Confederation of Indian Industry in New Delhi, where he referred Indians as beehive. Cyrus also made fun of the opening ceremony of IPL 6. ...
  • S Gopalakrishnan elected as new President of CII 05-04-2013 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: S Gopalakrishnan, co-founder and Executive Co-Chairman of Infosys, has been elected as the President of the industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2013-14. He succeeds Adi Godrej, Chairman of the Godrej Group, CII said in a statement. A Padma Bhushan recipient, Gopalakrishnan was recently...
  • PM says Rahul is welcome to take up his job 05-04-2013 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday did not rule out the possibility of a third term while saying that he will welcome Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as the prime minister of the country any day. When asked on the sidelines of the Padma Awards ceremony in New...
  • Rahul has a vision, says Cong while BJP claims Modi offers India more 05-04-2013 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress and the BJP are battling over Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's address to India Inc. While the Congress said that he has given people hope, the BJP said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi offers much more to the people of India. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief...