Expansion

  • France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe September 13, 2014

    Paris: Netflix is tapping into six new markets on Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Wellestablished French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight and the cinema industry wants Netflix to invest...
  • Expansion of Panama Canal expected to open in 2016 September 10, 2014

    Madrid: Panama's President says the major expansion of the Panama Canal will be completed in time to open for business in the beginning of 2016. The project is expected to be finished in December 2015, and President Juan Carlos Varela says it will open early the following year, despite construction...
  • Another JD(U) spokesperson quits after cabinet expansion June 4, 2014

    Crisis in Bihar's ruling JD(U) on Wednesday deepened with Sanjay Singh, another legislator unhappy over his ouster from the council of ministers, resigning from the post of party spokesperson. He is the second person after legislator Neeraj Kumar quit as party spokesperson two days ago. Both are considered close to former...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Narayan Rane upset with CM Chavan, say sources June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision to expand the Cabinet by inducting Congress leaders Amit Deshmukh and Abdul Sattar has reportedly not gone down well with state Minister Narayan Rane. Rane, the Industries Minister in Maharashtra Cabinet is upset with Chavan, say sources. He has also conveyed his unhappiness over...
  • Amit Deshmukh, Abdul Sattar sworn in as ministers in Maharashtra Cabinet June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet was expanded on Monday as late Vilasrao Deshmukh's son Amit and Abdul Sattar of the Congress swornin as ministers in the Prithviraj Chavan government. This is the second expansion of the Chavan cabinet in recent days. Earlier, the NCP's Jitendra Awhad was inducted as well. The state...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet expansion put on hold June 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has deffered its decision to expand the state Cabinet. The Cabinet expansion to include three Congress leaders was scheduled to take place this evening. With Assembly elections slated for later this year, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had decided to expand his ministry after the Congress faced a...
  • When butter chicken posed a risk for business expansion at Birlas! January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Risks for international expansion can come from the least-expected quarters and for industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla it once came in the form of 'butter chicken' being cooked in its office canteen. The aluminium-to-telecom conglomerate Aditya Birla Group Chairman belongs to the Marwari community, where vegetarianism forms an important part...
  • Tainted Kataria, Rathore among 12 ministers inducted by Raje December 20, 2013

    The seven-day-old Vasundhra Raje ministry in Rajasthan was expanded on Friday with the induction of 12 BJP MLAs, two of them tainted in high-profile murder cases. Of those sworn in by Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva in Raj Bhawan, nine are in the cabinet rank and the rest are Ministers of State with independent charges. G C...
  • Indian business delegation to visit Qatar next week September 5, 2013

    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 of CII's...
  • Hemant Soren inducts 3 more ministers; completes cabinet expansion August 24, 2013

    The Hemant Soren led UPA government in Jharkhand was expanded on Saturday with the induction of three more ministers taking the total number of ministers in the state to 12 including the chief minister. In a simple swearing in ceremony at the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi, Governor Syed Ahmed administered the...
  • Hemant Soren to expand his cabinet on Sunday August 3, 2013

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren will expand his cabinet tomorrow by inducting six ministers. Governor Syed Ahmed will administer the oath to Geetashree Oraon (Congress), Suresh Paswan (RJD), Simon Marandi, Champai Soren, Jaiprakash Bhai Patel and Hazi Hussain Ansari (all JMM), a Raj Bhavan top official said. Soren had taken oath along...
  • Government envisages over $12 bn investment in aviation May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Describing the decision on 49 per cent FDI in aviation as one which will transform the sector, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Friday the government envisages investment of $12.1 billion in the sector in the 12th Plan period (2012-2016). Singh said the rapidly expanding air transport...
  • Russia pushes Facebook to open research centre October 2, 2012

    Moscow: Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg was in Moscow on Monday, where top officials were pressing him to expand the company's operations in Russia. Russia's communications minister tweeted that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev urged the social media giant's founder to abandon plans to lure away Russian programmers and instead open a research...
  • ONGC keen on stake in Russia's Arctic oil and gas fields August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), is eyeing stake in Russia's ambitious Arctic Ocean oil and gas projects with US supermajor ExxonMobil and Italian energy giant ENI. OVL on May 4 wrote to Russian state oil company Rosneft expressing interest in...
  • Push to expand Chennai Metropolitan Area August 10, 2012

    Chennai: After the State government zeroed in on two options suggested by Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority to expand Chennai Metropolitan Area, it is likely that the State may adopt the second option of extending the CMA to 8,878 square kilometers. At a workshop on ‘Regional planning Perspective for Chennai Mega...
  • Metro to reach Noida extension July 9, 2012

    Noida: Noida and Greater Noida boards have given approval for the extension of metro till Noida extension and setting up metro rail in other parts of Greater Noida on PPP model basis. Chairman of three authorities Rakesh Bahadur said the boards have given in-principle approval to extend metro from Noida...
  • Karnataka: BSY for lion's share in Cabinet expansion May 7, 2012

    BANGALORE: Even as the news of Cabinet expansion is doing rounds, former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and his followers are busy evolving strategies to ensure that their camp gets the maximum share in the expansion.Yeddyurappa and his supporters on Sunday held a meeting at the latter’s residence at Dollars...
  • Karnataka: BJP rejects DVS plea for Cabinet expansion April 17, 2012

    BANGALORE: Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and state BJP president K S Eshwarappa on Monday returned empty handed from Delhi with the party high command showing a red signal for Cabinet expansion till former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa’s fate is decided by the Supreme Court in the illegal...
  • Kerala CM Oommen Chandy adds 2 ministers April 12, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday added two more ministers to his cabinet, taking the total strength to 21. M. Ali, 60, of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), and Anup Jacob, 34, who became a legislator last month after stepping into the shoes of his father, Kerala...
  • Huawei eyeing 4G services roll out in India April 1, 2012

    Shanghai: Eyeing 4G services roll out in India, Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies has decided to scale up investment and operation of its Indian subsidiary. The company, which has been supplying equipment to leading telecom operators in India, including Reliance Communications and Tata Communications, said the decision to increase...
  • New Maldivian President expands cabinet today February 12, 2012

    Male: New Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed Hassan expanded his cabinet on Sunday amid the ongoing crisis in the island nation. The expansion includes two key players from former dictator Gayoom's administration. The new President has inducted seven new ministers in his cabinet but the post of vice president has been kept...
  • RIM to launch BlackBerry 10 OS in second half February 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Facing competition from smartphone makers like Samsung and Nokia, Blackberry-maker Research in Motion has chalked out aggressive plan for India of increasing its footprint to 160 cities, besides launching new devices and latest Operation System 10 soon. The BlackBerry maker has a presence in about 80 cities in the...
  • Maldives crisis: Nasheed upset with India, US February 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Former president Mohammed Nasheed hit out at India in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN. Nasheed said he is disappointed with India's reaction to the mutiny in his country and hopes that it would change its course soon. Nasheed said that he was forced to step down at gunpoint. He...
  • Major Cabinet expansion in Maldives today February 12, 2012

    Male: Maldives new President Mohammed Waheed Hassan is set to conduct a major Cabinet expansion on Sunday, even as his deposed predecessor Mohammed Nasheed postponed his scheduled visit to his power centre Addu, where his supporters had alleged a violent crackdown. Government sources said a major Cabinet expansion will take place...
  • Karnataka CM expands ministry, keeps Reddys out August 8, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Monday expanded his five-day-old ministry inducting 21 with Cabinet rank but left out the mining magnates Reddy brothers and their close associate Sreeramulu. All the ministers who were inducted had served in the outgoing ministry of BS Yeddyurappa who had stepped down as...
  • Karnataka CM to expand ministry today August 8, 2011

    Bangalore: Putting an end to hectic parleys for three consecutive days, the BJP ministry in Karnataka led by new Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda will be expanded on Monday with the induction of 21 ministers. According to the consensus reached between the rival factions, 12 members from the former Chief Minister...
  • China's military expansion worries US January 20, 2011

    The US feels threatened by China's military aggression and expansion. ...
  • ICICI net profit up, plans to expand its business October 30, 2009

    Mumbai: ICICI Bank, India's No.2 lender, expects its loan book to grow after at least five quarters of contraction as its focus on corporate and mortgage loans gains from a rise in business confidence in Asia's third largest economy. The bank posted a small but surprise rise in quarterly profit on...
  • PM picks more ministers; team grows to 78 May 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Former chief ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh, Vir Bhadra Singh and Farooq Abdullah were among the 14 politicians who were named as Cabinet ministers in the second list released on Wednesday. DMK leaders Dayanidhi Maran, A Raja and M K Azhagiri will join the Manmohan Singh government as Cabinet ministers...
  • Satyam suspends capex, to move staff to low-cost countries February 19, 2009

    CEO of Satyam Computer Services, A S Murty, wrote to the company’s employees to announce a number of measures, in a bid to clamp down on costs. The tech firm has been reeling under an acute cash crunch after the admission of the Rs 7,800-crore scam by its founder and erstwhile...