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  • Five-party 'Progressive Forum' to take on Modi in Gujarat 01-04-2014 07:06 PM

    Janata Dal (United), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Left parties have come together in Gujarat to challenge BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on his home turf by forming a 'Progressive Forum', to contest elections from 11 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat. Gujarat units of the Janata Dal (United), Samajwadi Party,...
  • BJP flays Chidambaram for criticising Narendra Modi 24-01-2014 09:28 PM

    BJP on Friday flayed Finance Minister P Chidambaram for criticising its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on foreign soil and said it will seek explanation from him after his return. "There has been a tradition that we all have followed that when we are abroad we do not discuss the...
  • India to have steady GDP growth in next 3 yrs, BRICS on rebound mode 24-01-2014 12:46 PM

    The global financial crisis, had hit the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) economies, but these countries are likely to rebound, with India likely to clock "steady" GDP growth in next three years. According to leaders of these economies who were speaking at a session at the 44th...
  • AirAsia promises low fares in India; expects launch in March-April 23-01-2014 12:38 PM

    Davos: Hopeful of launching flights in India in next two to three months, AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes has said that the airline would introduce 'dramatically' low fares in the country, which would be cheapest in the market and take air travel to masses. Fernandes, who is in Davos for World...
  • AAP a talking point at the World Economic Forum in Davos 23-01-2014 08:29 AM

    Davos: The Aam Aadmi Party is a talking point even at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Talking to CNBC-TV18's Menaka Doshi, Vice Chairman of Kotak Mahindra Bank Uday Kotak said that movements like the AAP make existing players uncomfortable. "Whenever a movement happens, it gets people very uncomfortable. There...
  • Optimism over recovery, trust in businesses sunny spots at WEF 23-01-2014 08:15 AM

    Davos: A sense of optimism was in the air with industry captains and global leaders seeing improved business confidence and many experts predicting good prospects for the Indian economy at the World Economic Forum. Spread across multiple sessions, topics of discussions varied from climate change to unemployment to European economic...
  • Would like to edit a newspaper, write a book, says P Chidambaram 22-01-2014 06:18 PM

    Having proved his mettle as a lawyer and as a politician, P Chidambaram would like to try his hand at teaching, writing and even editing a big newspaper! Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting at Davos on Wednesday, Finance Minister Chidambaram said, "I hope I get to...
  • BJP's economic policies are retrograde, blood-eyed: Chidambaram 22-01-2014 04:55 PM

    Davos: As India prepares for elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday hit out at BJP terming its economic policies as retrograde and "blood-eyed" and asked why it's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had never fielded a Muslim candidate. He expressed confidence that Rahul Gandhi would be the Prime Minister...
  • Confident of revenue growth: Indian CEOs at World Economic Forum 22-01-2014 12:20 PM

    Nearly half of the Indian CEOs surveyed are "very confident" about revenue gains for their companies in the next 12 months, even as they cited availability of skilled talent and corruption as major business threats, as per a PwC study. According to PwC's 17th Annual Global CEO survey, released by...
  • WEF offers platform to project Mumbai as top intenational financial centre: Assocham 21-01-2014 04:34 PM

    As the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting begins in Davos on Tuesday, leading Indian chamber Assocham's President Rana Kapoor has sought to utilise this opportunity to project the potential of Mumbai as a top International Financial Centre. There have been many efforts in the past to develop Mumbai into an...
  • Six events that will matter in 2014 20-01-2014 11:56 AM

    1. Sky City, the world's tallest skyscraper, to open in Changsha, China Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, officially opened on January 4, 2010. It's both an architectural marvel and a reminder of hubris-for it coincided with Dubai's financial troubles. Its record will be broken by China's Sky...
  • Seemandhra MP gives call to intensify movement for 'united' AP 19-01-2014 10:52 PM

    Vijayawada: Vijayawada MP L Rajagopal on Sunday asked people from Andhra Pradesh's Seemandhra region to intensify the movement in support of a "united" state. Participating in a round table conference held here by the Andhra Pradesh Journalists' Forum, he said that the movement for "Samaikhyandhra" or a "united" Andhra Pradesh...
  • Consumer forum asks tailor to pay fine for causing mental agony by stitching loose pants 06-01-2014 03:53 PM

    A tailor has been asked by a consumer forum in Indore to pay Rs 3,050 as compensation to a complainant for stitching two loose trousers, which were meant to be worn at a marriage function. The forum, in its order issued last week, has asked the tailor to pay compensation...
  • Election campaign comes to an end in Mizoram 23-11-2013 07:37 PM

    Campaigning for the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly on November 25 came to an end on Saturday with political parties making a last-minute bid to drum up support of the electorate. A total of 6.91 lakh voters, 3.5 lakh of them women, would exercise their franchise on Monday to...
  • Nepal Maoists demand suspension of vote counting 21-11-2013 11:13 AM

    Kathmandu: Nepal's Unified CPN-Maoist on Thursday demanded a suspension of the vote counting, alleging conspiracy after initial results showed the party trailing at third position in the Constituent Assembly elections. "Due to the conspiracy and unusual activities during the constituent assembly elections, counting did not go ahead as per people's...
  • Nepali Congress takes early lead in vote count 21-11-2013 11:00 AM

    Kathmandu: The Nepali Congress led by Sushil Koirala on Wednesday established an early lead in initial trends in counting of votes to choose a 601-member Assembly that will draft a new constitution to end years of political uncertainty in Nepal. The party was leading in 58 constituencies while its rival...
  • Mizoram polls: Rivals come on one platform for votes 20-11-2013 10:06 AM

    Aizawl: Mizoram will vote on November 25 to elect a new Assembly and politicians are showing the way when it comes to campaigning. In this Northeastern state candidates from different political parties come together to face questions on joint platforms. Like students getting ready for an exam, candidates from three...
  • Increase water use efficiency, says Pranab Mukherjee 28-10-2013 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: India is home to 17 per cent of the global population but has only four per cent of water resource, and so it is vital to focus on water use efficiency, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday. Speaking at the India Water Forum in New Delhi, Mukherjee said...
  • India-China talks begin in Beijing, likely to sign new border agreement 23-10-2013 07:57 AM

    Beijing: A new border agreement is likely to be signed between India and China as Prime Minister Manmohan met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Wednesday morning. The Prime Minister is expected to raise the border incursions along the Line of Actual control as well as stapled visa issue. He...
  • Wedding age row: Politicians, women outfits slam Muslim religious forum 23-09-2013 04:10 PM

    Cutting across political and religious lines, political leaders and women campaigners in Kerala have come out strongly against some Muslim outfits' move to approach the Supreme Court seeking to get marriageable age of girls in the community lowered from 18. Dubbing this as a backward step which would harm the...
  • Karnataka CM invites global firms to invest in state 13-09-2013 05:54 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah is wooing global firms at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in China to invest in this southern state for benefitting mutually from its natural and human resources, a official said Friday. "Siddaramaiah had series of meetings with heads of global firms at the WEF...
  • Karnataka CM attends World Economic Forum meet in China 11-09-2013 11:19 PM

    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Chinese city of Dalian and visited a number of industrial units besides scouting for foreign investment in his state. Besides attending the Plenary meet of the WEF inaugurated by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Siddaramaiah met Japanese...
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to leave for China for World Economic Forum meet 09-09-2013 10:53 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will leave for Dalian in China on Monday to participate in the three-day annual meeting of the 'New Champions of the World Economic Forum' from September 11. The Chief Minister will be accompanied by a 14-member business delegation which will comprise industry captains from sectors...
  • Manish Tewari to inaugurate SAARC Engineers Forum meet 06-09-2013 01:36 PM

    Union Information and BroadcastingMinister Manish Tewari will inaugurate the 12th internationalmeet of SAARC Engineers Forum in Chandigarhon Saturday. It is for the first time that an international meet of theForum is being held outside the capital of any country, theorganisers said in Chandigarhon Friday. Nearly 50 foreign delegates are likely...
  • India slips to 60th rank on competitiveness, Switzerland on top 04-09-2013 01:50 PM

    New Delhi/Geneva: India has slipped to 60th position in terms of its competitiveness globally, while Switzerland has retained its top rank. This is India's lowest ever rank and also 31 places below its peer emerging market China. Releasing the annual Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014, Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) on...
  • Global Citizen Forum to premier in Dubai 27-08-2013 05:48 AM

    Dubai: The Global Citizen Forum, a platform to bring together people and organisations to promote the practice of global citizenship, is set to take place here next month, organisers said Monday. Organised by Arton Capital, the forum will be launched at Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa September 12, CEO and...
  • DLF pays Rs 1.5 lakh compensation to allottee for delaying project, not refunding money 22-08-2013 03:20 PM

    DLF Ltd has been directed by a consumer forum in New Delhi to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to an allottee as compensation for its "unfair trade practice" of not refunding money paid for booking a flat which was not handed over in time. The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal...
  • JFA appeals for defying militants' diktat, celebrate I-Day in beffiting manner 12-08-2013 05:11 PM

    The Journalists Forum Assam (JFA) has appealed to the people of the north eastern region to defy the militants' diktat and celebrate Independence Day in a befitting manner. In a statement, the Assam-based body urged the people of the region to hoist the national flag at their residences, residential colonies...
  • SpiceJet to pay Rs 1 lakh to man for not allowing his family on board 09-08-2013 03:09 PM

    New Delhi: SpiceJet has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 1 lakh to a passenger for not allowing all members of his family to board the plane despite having confirmed tickets and making them travel on two different flights while returning to Delhi from Goa. The...