Promotion

  • Aircel-Maxis case: CBI planning to question Finance Ministry officials August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI is mulling questioning some officials of the Finance Ministry who were part of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance process given to Aircel-Maxis deal even as it plans to file the first charge sheet in the matter this week. Making it clear that no suspects have been identified...
  • Air India woos fliers with 'Get Lucky' promotional scheme August 14, 2014

    Mumbai: In a bid to woo customers at a time when domestic carriers are rolling out discounted fares, Air-India launched a promotional scheme today called 'Get Lucky' for its fliers. Under the scheme, every 100th ticket booked would entail a complimentary Air-India ticket on its domestic network, said an Air-India...
  • Insurance Bill likely to be taken up for discussion in Rajya Sabha on Monday July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha is likely to take up for discussion on Monday the Insurance Bill which seeks to hike foreign investment cap in the sector to 49 per cent with a rider that management control remains with Indian promoters. "Insurance Bill is likely to be taken up for discussion...
  • Pranab Mukherjee asks NIITs to promote scientific temper among students July 19, 2014

    Tiruchirappali: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday asked NITs to work towards promoting scientific temper in their students and said the academic curricula must have an industry focus. Speaking at the inauguration of the golden jubilee celebrations of National Institute of Technology (NIT) here, he said that to address faculty shortage, vacant...
  • e Lounge: In conversation with Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt July 13, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt talk about their film 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'. Also, on the show Varun Dhawan talks about his college days. ...
  • Government keen on promoting children's films: Javadekar June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The government is keen on promoting children's films by facilitating expansion of their reach, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar here said on Saturday. The minister emphasised the need for production of good films for children that would contribute to their all round development. Javadekar held a review...
  • IndiGo launches another round of promotional fares June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The fare war triggered by the entry of AirAsia into the domestic market continues as the budget carrier IndiGo has launched another round of promotional fares, starting at Rs 1,724 (all inclusive) for a limited period. The announcement comes a day after SpiceJet extended its monsoon offer with an initial...
  • V K Singh justifies decision on Suhag promotion ban June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Defence ministry termed as "illegal" his decision to put a ban on promotion of Army Chief designate Dalbir Suhag, Gen (retd)V K Singh, now a Union Minister, on Tuesday justified his action. "If unit kills innocents, does dacoity and then head of organization tries to protect them,...
  • Nirmala Sitharaman briefed on challenges facing industry, exporters May 28, 2014

    Challenges such as curbs on gold imports, imposition of MAT on special economic zones, the drop in manufacturing output and problems related to labour laws and land acquisition figured in presentations made to new Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday. In separate presentations, the Commerce and Department Of Industrial...
  • UP policemen to take online test for promotions May 22, 2014

    Policemen in Uttar Pradesh will now have to under go online tests, an official said. The examination would be used to benchmark the promotional criterion. "The tests will be held between May 22-July 27," Sandeep Salunke, IG (Technical Services) said. "The tests would be taken by constables and inspectors in all the...
  • Raman Singh promises to resolve investors' grievances January 22, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has assured investors and entrepreneurs to address their grievances, including problems in approval for electricity, water, land and environment clearance. Singh also advised the industrialists to maintain a good communication with villagers of the areas where they are investing as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),...
  • PSPB men and women in national table tennis finals January 8, 2014

    Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) men and women entered the finals of the team championships underlining their supremacy yet again in the 75th Senior National Table Tennis Championships at the Patliputra Sports Complex in Patna on Wednesday. All semi-finals never rose to any dizzy height with a similar 3-0 score line as...
  • 75th national Table Tennis championship begins today at Pataliputra Sports Complex January 7, 2014

    Top paddlers of the country, including Sharath Kamal, Soumyajit Ghosh, K. Shamini, Mouma Das, Neha Agrawal will be seen in action in Patna in the 75th Senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championship at the Pataliputra Sports Complex in Patna from Tuesday. About 600 players from 32 states and Union Territories (UTs), besides two institutional teams...
  • India approves 20 FDI proposals worth $146 million November 20, 2013

    The Foreign Investment Promotion Board has approved 20 foreign direct investment proposals worth 9.16 billion rupees, a finance ministry statement said on Tuesday. The board also recommended private sector Federal Bank's foreign investment plan amounting to 14 billion rupees to the cabinet panel, the statement said. ...
  • Films lack content these days: Sunny Deol November 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood veteran Sunny Deol, who has been in the industry for three decades, says filmdom is going through a strange phase as content has taken a backseat and marketing has become dominant. "Earlier films had content, but these days films lack content. At times people say they didn't like a...
  • Twitter introduces self-serve ads for SMEs in Canada, Ireland, UK November 17, 2013

    San Francisco: Twitter Inc said on Thursday it would introduce self-serve ads for small- and medium-sized businesses in three countries outside the United States, marking one of its first moves to expand revenue as a publicly listed company. Businesses in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada will be able to buy...
  • FDI up 6 per cent to US $10.87 billion in January-June 2013 September 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Foreign direct investment (FDI) into India increased by 6 per cent year-on-year to US $ 10.87 billion during the first six months of this year. According to data from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the country had received US $ 10.27 billion of FDI in January-June,...
  • Thanks to 'Chennai Express', Shah Rukh is back on Twitter August 28, 2013

    Mumbai: He has been riding fast and furiously on 'Chennai Express' and busy getting the audience to get on board the train. But all that halted when superstar Shah Rukh Khan caught an 'awful' cold. "Awful cold sniff sniff! And colder and sniffer still," Shah Rukh posted on Twitter Monday. His condition...
  • SC order on reservation gets flak in Lok Sabha August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The recent Supreme Court judgement on reservation on Monday came in for criticism in the Lok Sabha with members claiming that it would hit hard 80 per cent population of the country comprising SC, ST and Backwards. The judgement disallowing reservation in promotion in the faculty of AIIMS also...
  • Sushant promotes 'Shuddh Desi Romance' in Mumbai August 2, 2013

    Actor Sushant Singh Rajput promoted his forthcoming romantic comedy 'Shuddh Desi Romance' in Mumbai. The actor also introduced his co-star and newcomer Vaani Kapoor to the media during promotion on Thursday. ...
  • FIPB to discuss Rs 2,058 crore Jet-Etihad deal today July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) on Monday will discuss the contentious Rs 2,058 crore Jet-Etihad deal. The FIPB had earlier deferred approval to the deal on the basis of certain provisions in the previous shareholders' agreement and commercial cooperation agreement, which it said gave more powers to...
  • Two-day 'Light India International' fair in September July 8, 2013

    Chennai: Backed by Union Commerce and Industries Ministry and Indian Trade Promotion Organisation, the Indian Society of Lighting Engineers would conduct the largest international light fair here in September this year. 'Light India International 2013', representing the USD 2.4 billion domestic lighting industry, would be held between September 13 and...
  • Delhi shops flout Supreme Court ban on tobacco ads July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi has not adhered to the Supreme Court ban on shops displaying tobacco advertisements, said a survey released on Monday. The survey by the Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) was carried out on 55 retail outlets in Delhi. "Tobacco retail shops are still displaying tobacco advertisements despite the...
  • PepsiCo India President Manu Anand quits after 19 years June 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Beverages and snacks major PepsiCo India said its India Region President Manu Anand has quit the company with immediate effect after working with the company for 19 years. "PepsiCo India Region President Manu Anand has decided to join another company and is leaving PepsiCo. His successor will be announced...
  • Telenor gets FIPB nod for hiking stake in Uninor June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Government on Friday allowed Norwegian telecom firm Telenor to increase stake in its Indian arm from 49 per cent to 74 per cent at an estimated equity infusion of around Rs 934 crore. "Telenor proposal has been approved," Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram said after the meeting of...
  • FIPB defers decision on Jet Airways-Etihad deal June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has deferred a decision on Gulf carrier Etihad Airways' planned 24 per cent stake buy in Jet Airways, the country's economic affairs secretary said on Friday. The board has sought more details on "effective control" and ownership, Arvind Mayaram said. After the FIPB,...
  • Working full throttle to promote 'Ghanchakkar': Emraan Hashmi June 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Emraan Hashmi, lead actor of 'Ghanchakkar', says the film's team is leaving no stone unturned to promote it in various cities and on reality shows ahead of its June 28 release. "There are more reality shows, we have very extensive city tours lined up," said the actor while sharing details...
  • GoM to suggest modalities for AP Girl Child Promotion Bill June 11, 2013

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Monday constituted a nine-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to suggest modalities for the proposed AP Girl Child Promotion and Empowerment Bill, 2013. The Council of Ministers that met on Friday last did not approve the draft legislation proposed by Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and...
  • Promoters will get 18 months to open branches: RBI June 4, 2013

    Mumbai: The central bank on Monday said the entities getting licences to open new banks will be given 18 months to open branches against 12 months prescribed earlier, and promoters would have to transfer their holdings to the non-operative financial holding company (NOFHC) in a stipulated period. "It has been...
  • Govt clears 8 FDI proposals worth Rs 696 crore May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Friday said it has approved eight FDI proposals worth Rs 696 crore, including those of ACME Solar Energy, GETIT Infoservices and McKinsey & Company. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) cleared the proposal of ACME Solar Energy to bring in foreign investment worth Rs 275 crore,...