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  • India to grow 8.4 per cent in financial year 2016: Dun & Bradstreet report 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India is expected to clock a GDP growth of 8.4 per cent in the current financial year, spurred by policy reforms, fall in food inflation and lower fuel prices, says a Dun & Bradstreet report. According to the research firm, the partial unclogging...
  • Google's first fashion trends report reveals what's hot and what's not 1 week ago

    Washington: Tulle skirts are in. Jogger pants are hot. But high-waisted shorts? You don't want to go there. In its first fashion trends report, Google analysed billions of searches dating back to 2009 to provide a detailed analysis of what's hot and what's not. For example, queries for tulle skirts jumped 34...
  • Alia Bhatt lashes out at a reporter after he asks her a general knowledge question 1 week ago

    Alia has been the 'Bhatt' of all kinds of dumb jokes (apologies for the bad pun) ever since she appeared on 'Koffee with Karan' more than a year ago. If you remember, she had said that Prithviraj Chauhan was the President of India. What happened afterwards is history.Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp...
  • Box Office Report: 'Fast & Furious 7' enters the prestigious Rs 100 crore club in India April 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Hollywood action-thriller 'Fast & Furious 7' has raced to the top of the box office, picking up a massive Rs.100 crore in its first week in India. "'Fast & Furious 7' fastest Rs.100 crore box office collection was due to the fact that it was the widest release in over...
  • Watch: The weather the wasn't April 4, 2015

    Summer has just begun and here we bring to you this week's weather report. ...
  • Debroy Committee submits interim report to Railways April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Limited role for Railway Board, revamping of HR functions, and switch over to commercial accounting of railway functions are some of the recommendations made by the Debroy Committee in its interim report to Railways on Wednesday. The high-level committee headed by economist Vivek Debroy, who is a NITI Aayog...
  • No finding in CAG report of 'undue favours' to Robert Vadra: Congress March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress said there is no finding in a CAG report of granting of "undue favours" by the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda government to Robert Vadra's company and accused the current BJP regime in Haryana of "patent mala fide" in the matter. Party spokesman Randeep Surjewala said facts must...
  • 'Truth shall prevail', says woman IAS officer on DK Ravi's death March 23, 2015

    Bengaluru: The woman IAS officer linked to late Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi has put up a post on her Facebook profile saying 'Truth shall prevail'. The woman IAS officer is DK Ravi's batchmate and police sources claimed that Ravi committed suicide following a failed love affair with her. Her husband...
  • Over 40 per cent of India's philanthropists to raise donations by 2020 March 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Over forty per cent of the country's philanthropists will increase their contribution by 2020, driven by strong growth in the economy, says a report. "More than four out of ten current donors will increase their philanthropic contributions in the next five years," business consulting firm Bain & Company said...
  • PMO seeks performance report from Air India March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Concerned over the overall health of Air India, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has asked the national carrier to submit a detailed performance report on its losses, profitability and revival plan. The state-run airline, however, termed these queries as "routine" and a senior official on Friday said that a...
  • Bangladesh arrest main suspect in U.S. blogger's killing March 2, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's anti-terrorism unit said it had arrested on Monday the main suspect in the killing of a U.S. blogger who died in Dhaka last week in the latest attack on critics of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority nation. Forces from the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Farabi Shafiur Rahman, who...
  • Twitter adds 'dox' option in abuse-report system that will ask banned users to verify contact info to resume tweeting March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Pepping up the security on its microblogging plaform, Twitter has announced that its abuse-report system will now include an option for users to report 'doxing' content that intends to collect personal information like name, age, email, address, telephone number, etc. to be able to tweet again. Twitter's Vice President...
  • Mimimum government and maximum governance to improve ease of business: Jaitely February 28, 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget on Saturday focussed on the need of ease of doing business and highlighted the government's policy of 'Mimimum government and maximum governance'. Reducing the number of levies, Jaitley subsumed the Education Cess and Secondary & Higher Education Cess leviable on excisable goods in...
  • Rs 1,000 crore fund for tech start ups, entrepreneurs: Government February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced Rs 1,000 crore for promotion of start ups and entrepreneurs particularly in the technology sector. "We are now seeing a growing interest in start ups. Experimenting in cutting edge technologies, creating value out of ideas, initiatives and...
  • E-Commerce companies hope Jaitley will find a way out of current tax muddle February 27, 2015

    Bengaluru: India's IT capital is the hub of booming e-commerce. And in budget 2015, India's e-commerce companies are hoping they will find a way out of their current tax muddle. With online shopping and online transactions growing by leaps over the last year, the big e-commerce players like Amazon and...
  • Railway Budget 2015: HC tells Railways to reconsider commuters' security policy February 26, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Railways to reconsider its policy on providing security to commuters in long-distance trains while hearing a petition filed by a young woman who lost her leg after being was pushed out of a moving train as she was chasing a thief...
  • Rail Budget 2015: Have single window clearance for infra cos, says BMR February 25, 2015

    Revival of investor confidence is key to put economy back on a growth trajectory. The National Manufacturing Policy ("NMP") and the 'Make in India' campaign (along with the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme) is expected to position India as the 'business partner' for creating a 'world class manufacturing hub'. While manufacturing...
  • Rail Budget 2015: Suresh Prabhu to unveil plans for raising resources February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: With Railway finances under terrible strain, all eyes will be focused on whether Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will hike the fares and freight rates in the Rail Budget on Thursday which may contain proposals for 'Make in India' initiatives besides enhancing safety and security. Minister of State for Railway...
  • Union Budget 2015: FM must set realistic revenue, spend targets, says Religare February 25, 2015

    Brokerage house Religare expects the government to continue on the path of fiscal consolidation in the upcoming Budget. But it has cautioned that unlike in the past, revenue and expenditure targets need to be realistically framed. Also, a credible fiscal consolidation strategy over the medium-term is highly anticipated and required,...
  • Union Budget 2015: FM needs to kickstart investment cycle, feels CII February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: As Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gets ready to give final touches to Budget 2015, India Inc is hoping for bolder reform action to revive growth but can the finance minister manage to put up a fine balancing act? Speaking to CNBC-TV18's Shereen Bhan, CII president Ajay Shriram said...
  • Railways needs Rs 2 lakh crore to complete projects, getting private money is not easy February 25, 2015

    (KH Muniyappa is a seven time MP (Lok Sabha) from Kolar in Karnataka. Between 2004 and 2014, he was minister of state Railways, Transport and Minister of State (Independent charge) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) New Delhi: The health of the Indian Railways in not in good shape. The Railways is...
  • Union Budget 2015: Fiscal reforms will determine ratings, says Moody's February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday that its assessment of India's credit ratings will be determined mainly by the extent of its fiscal reforms, not recent revisions to its economic growth data. The comments come a day after rival Standard & Poor's said India must boost growth, cut its fiscal...
  • Mumbai: MNS activists allegedly vandalise Kharghar toll plaza on Tuesday evening February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Nearly ten to twelve men, suspected to be workers of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have allegedly attacked a toll plaza in Navi Mumbai's Kharghar on Tuesday evening. Reportedly, the manager at the toll plaza, Rakesh Singh has sustained injuries. The act was caught on the CCTV cameras installed...
  • Union Budget 2015: Homemakers want low inflation & simple investment options February 24, 2015

    Though Finance Minister may find it difficult to offer a balanced budget for the nation, home-makers are doing that tough job at home almost every month. Given high inflation in recent times in consumer goods there is not much money left in the hands of the home-maker and still she...
  • What India Inc wants: Top CEOs expectations from the Union Budget 2015 February 24, 2015

    In a roundtable discussion with CNBC-TV18's Shereen Bhan, consulting firm BMR's chairman Mukesh Butani, Phillips India MD Krishna Kumar, Shriram Capital chairman Arun Duggal and Jindal Steel and Power CMD Ravi Uppal discussed their expectations from finance minister Arun Jaitley's Union Budget that will be presented in Parliament this week....
  • Investors looking for a 'growth oriented budget' February 24, 2015

    Earnings of the companies dictate the stock prices of the companies in the long term - says the old wisdom. Though the sentiment is buoyant in Indian stock markets, most long term investors are worried about earnings growth. No wonder investors are looking at the forthcoming budget with a lot...
  • Union Budget 2015: SME wants bigger pie of action February 24, 2015

    Small and medium enterprises (SME) are backbone of Indian economy. SME contributes 45 per cent of industrial output, 40 per cent of country's total exports and employs over 6 crore individuals. SME can play an important role in 'Make in India' drive of the government. Despite this, SME are offered...
  • Union Budget 2015: Brokers demand lower taxes to boost investor participation February 24, 2015

    Rise in stock markets invariably is accompanied by spurt in volumes. However it can further go up, if the investors and traders are offered lower transaction charges. Transaction charges do account for taxes which are levied on the transactions. No wonder, brokers are vocal about cutting down the transaction charges...
  • Rail stocks plunge up to 13 per cent on profit-booking February 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Rail stocks on Tuesday fell up to 13 per cent on heavy profit booking ahead of the Railway Budget for 2015-16 on Thursday. Shares of Kalindee Rail Nirman (Engineers) Ltd plunged 12.62 per cent, Titagarh Wagons slumped 9.99 per cent and Texmaco Rail & Engineering tanked 9.21 per cent...
  • Union Budget 2015: Government should give more tax sops to insurance, says Max Life February 24, 2015

    Upcoming first full year Union Budget of the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, would be carefully matched, as it is expected to provide directional clarity on the Modi Governments economic agenda. This is the time and the biggest opportunity for the Government to showcase its vision for the economy and industries....