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  • Delay in Land Acquisition Bill likely, Centre drops plans to table amendments in Parliament December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Land Acquisition Bill, which was to be tabled in the Winter Session of Parliament, could face further delay. Sources on Wednesday suggested the governmnet had dropped plans to table amendments in the Land Acquisition Bill in Parliament as it needs more time to get the opposition parties on...
  • British Airways to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort during journey in 2007 November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort and inconvenience caused to them in their journey to the US in 2007. The South West Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by SK Sarvaria, asked the...
  • India, isolated, toughs it out in WTO food-stockpiling row November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India defied the world on Wednesday in a row over food stockpiling that has crippled attempts to reach a global trade agreement, raising doubts that backroom talks can reach a compromise before a Group of 20 summit in November. At the end of July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulled...
  • India to lose over $4.58 trillion to non-communicable diseases November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India stands to lose $4.58 trillion due to non-communicable diseases and mental disorders between 2012 and 2030, an amount more than double India's annual GDP, according to a report. Out of this, cardio vascular diseases (CVDs) will account for $2.17 trillion and mental...
  • India, US trade meeting likely in November October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The high-level Trade Policy Forum (TPF) of India and the US is expected to meet after a 4-year gap on November 25 to provide a boost to bilateral commerce and investment. India and US trade officials have prepared the framework for the ministerial level meeting of the TPF,...
  • India ranks 114 out of 142 nations on World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Report October 28, 2014

    New York: India has performed poorly in removing gender-based disparities, ranking 114 out of 142 countries in World Economic Forum's 2014 gender gap index, scoring below average on parameters like economic participation, educational attainment and health and survival. India's slipped 13 spots from its 2013's ranking of 101 on the Gender...
  • Air India asked to give compensation to man who lost baggage September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India has been asked by a consumer forum to pay compensation to a man, who lost his baggage at airport, saying the airline caused "extreme mental agony" due to its "deficiency in action and gross negligence". The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by CK Chaturvedi,...
  • India needs political will to promote phone banking, says Sam Pitroda September 24, 2014

    Singapore: India needs strong political will to enable phone banking services across the country to facilitate payment of government salaries and school fees through electronics, Sam Pitroda, who piloted the telecom revolution in the country, said on Wednesday. Speaking at the MasterCard Innovation Forum, Pitroda said that fiber optic infrastructure was...
  • India slips to 71st rank in global competitiveness list September 3, 2014

    Geneva/New Delhi: Weighed down by challenging economic conditions for most part of the past year, India has slipped to the 71st position the lowest among BRICS countries in an annual global competitiveness list, where Switzerland remains on top. The annual list, released on Wednesday by Genevabased World Economic...
  • Bags destroyed by rats during journey; Railways to pay Rs 15,000 August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train. New Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by C K Chaturvedi,...
  • PM Modi invites ideas from the general public to shape the institution replacing the Planning Commission August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited ideas from the general public to shape the new institution that will replace the Planning Commission. The Prime Minister's Office has set up an Open Forum to collect ideas from the people. "Inviting you to share your ideas on what shape the...
  • FMSA hails Narendra Modi's declaration of fair deal about Muslim community June 14, 2014

    The Forum For Muslim Studies And Analysis (FMSA), a body of Muslim intellectuals, has in a resolution hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's declaration in the Parliament that the community would be "given a fair deal'. In a resolution passed on Friday the forum has said that the PM's assurance has given...
  • Thane: Twowheeler Co asked to pay Rs 50,000 for deficient service June 9, 2014

    Thane: A consumer forum has ordered a motorcycle manufacturing company to pay Rs 50,000 compensation to a customer for deficient services. Monesh Mishra, a resident of Vasai town in Thane district, had complained to District Consumer Redressal Forum that on May 5, 2011, his twowheeler met with an accident as...
  • Budget carrier AirAsia plans flights in India soon May 23, 2014

    Manila: Asia's leading budget carrier, AirAsia, is hoping to begin operations in India in two to three months, the airline's CEO said on Friday. The carrier this month won court approval to operate in India after delays because of domestic airlines' opposition. AirAsia India will begin flying with two planes, Tony...
  • Muslim body slams Salim Khan, Salman for praising Modi April 18, 2014

    The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis has slammed Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his father and film writer Salim Khan for praising Narendra Modi for "pure commercial gains". FMSA, a body of Aligarh Muslim University, mostly comprising muslim intellectuals, passed a resolution in Aligarh on Thursday. Reacting sharply to Salim Khan's...
  • Five-party 'Progressive Forum' to take on Modi in Gujarat April 1, 2014

    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, Communist...
  • BJP flays Chidambaram for criticising Narendra Modi January 24, 2014

    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 country's...
  • India to have steady GDP growth in next 3 yrs, BRICS on rebound mode January 24, 2014

    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 World...
  • AirAsia promises low fares in India; expects launch in MarchApril January 23, 2014

    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 January 23, 2014

    Davos: The Aam Aadmi Party is a talking point even at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Talking to CNBCTV18'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 January 23, 2014

    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 conditions....
  • Would like to edit a newspaper, write a book, says P Chidambaram January 22, 2014

    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, bloodeyed: Chidambaram January 22, 2014

    Davos: As India prepares for elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday hit out at BJP terming its economic policies as retrograde and "bloodeyed" 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 if...
  • Confident of revenue growth: Indian CEOs at World Economic Forum January 22, 2014

    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 World...
  • WEF offers platform to project Mumbai as top intenational financial centre: Assocham January 21, 2014

    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 IFC,...
  • Six events that will matter in 2014 January 20, 2014

    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 hubrisfor it coincided with Dubai's financial troubles. Its record will be broken by China's Sky City...
  • Seemandhra MP gives call to intensify movement for 'united' AP January 19, 2014

    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 January 6, 2014

    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 while...
  • Election campaign comes to an end in Mizoram November 23, 2013

    Campaigning for the election to the 40member Mizoram Assembly on November 25 came to an end on Saturday with political parties making a lastminute 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 decide...