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  • Mass lay-off at TCS: Should the government step in? January 23, 2015

    Young Information Technology major Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) professionals took to the streets in protest demanding government intervention in stopping the lay offs on Thursday. ...
  • Automation to cause temporary replacement of jobs: Vishal Sikka January 21, 2015

    Davos: As companies are moving towards automation, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka on Wednesday said that there would be temporary replacement of jobs and lower IT costs. Sikka, who was speaking as a panelist in a session on 'Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age' at the World Economic Forum, said that...
  • Special focus on defence sector at Vibrant Gujarat Summit, 11 MoUs signed January 13, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat rolled out the red carpet for global business leaders who brainstormed and pledged investment in the state at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit but the special focus was on defence. Other areas of focus in the three-day event were health, food security and climate change. Eleven MoUs were signed in...
  • Indonesia cracks down on aviation sector after AirAsia crash January 5, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun: Highlighting the depth of Indonesia's air safety problems, the transportation ministry announced harsh measures on Monday against everyone who allowed AirAsia Flight 8501 to take off without proper permits including the suspension of the airport's operator and officials in the control tower. The routing permits of all airlines flying...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, one BSF soldier killed January 5, 2015

    Kathua: In fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan troops fired at Indian posts along International Border in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu nad Kashmir. Pakistan restored to heavy firing using 80-mm motar that left one Border Security Force soldier dead. This is the sixth ceasefire violation since Tuesday. Earlier on Saturday, a woman...
  • Government not to interfere in working of state-owned banks: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Pune: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pledged not to interfere in the functioning of public sector banks, but wanted the lenders to be accountable failing which interventions in public interest could be made. At the concluding session of the two-day bankers' meet 'Gyan Sangam' to chalk out banking reforms, Modi...
  • Government hopeful of aviation sector doing better in 2015 December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday voiced concern over burgeoning losses of Indian airlines in spite of the high growth in air traffic but hoped that more carriers would take to the sky in 2015. Addressing a meeting of Chief Ministers and state Civil Aviation Ministers, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories December 24, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor December 24, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Bharat Ratna announced; Vajpayee, Malaviya honoured December 24, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday approved the government's request to award Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. The announcement was made just a day before Vajpayee's 90th birthday. ...
  • Government eyes Rs 1.47 lakh crore from 92 coal blocks December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The government is targeting a revenue of Rs 1.47 lakh crore from the allotment and auction of 92 coal blocks out of those being given out in the first phase to private as well as public sector entities. The 92 coal blocks to be both alloted and auctioned have...
  • Over 50 per cent of farming households indebted: Survey December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: More than 50 per cent of the families engaged in farm activities were indebted in 2012-13 crop year (July-June), a survey said. "About 52 per cent of the agricultural households in the country were estimated to be indebted. Among the major states, Andhra Pradesh had the highest share...
  • Bill to amend Electricity Act tabled in Lok Sabha December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Within days of cabinet approval, the government on Friday tabled in the Lok Sabha amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003, designed to bring in the much needed second phase of reforms in the power sector. The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014 will promote competition, efficiency, and improvement in the supply...
  • China industrial activity shrinks in December, calls grow for more stimulus December 16, 2014

    Beijing: Activity in China's factory sector contracted in December for the first time in seven months, the latest in a string of weak economic indicators that will intensify calls for more stimulus measures to head off a hard landing. The flash HSBC/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index(PMI) fell to 49.5 in December...
  • Akhilesh Yadav asks Smriti Irani to set up NAAC regional office in UP December 11, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday requested union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani to set up a regional office of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the state without delay so that educational institutes can be evaluated and their quality standards improved. In the letter...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire, objects to construction on Indian side November 30, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan rangers on Sunday opened fire on Indian border posts after objecting to construction by Border Security Force on the Indian side in Samba sector in Jammu and Kashmir. The Border Security Force retaliated to the ceasefire violations. No casualties have been reported so far. The Pakistani rangers fired around...
  • J&K: 4 terrorists, 3 jawans, 3 civilians killed even as encounter continues in Arnia November 27, 2014

    Srinagar:: Army has called in tanks to flush out any remaining terrorist who might still be hiding in a bunker as the encounter in Kathar village of Arnia sector in Jammu & Kashmir continues. Three civilians and three army jawans along with four terrorists have been killed in the encounter so...
  • J&K: 3 terrorists, 1 soldier killed in fierce encounter in Arnia sector November 27, 2014

    Srinagar: One Junior Commissioned Officer was killed and two other soldiers were injured in an encounter in the Kathar village of Arnia sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Three terrorists were also killed in the gunbattle. Three civilians also lost their lives in the encounter. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said...
  • Technology Sector working professionals to consider business education – Relevance and options November 19, 2014

    The slowing growth rate in the Indian IT industry has had its share of impact on the capability of the current middle management layer in the industry. The late 1990s and early 2000s saw heady 100% quarter and quarter growth for IT companies leading them to hire fresh engineers at...
  • Public Sector Bank employees on a day-long strike on Wednesday seeking wage revision November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Banking operations were affected all over India Wednesday as over a million bank employees went on a day's strike in support of their various demands, including pay revision, an official said here. The strike was total in 75,000 branches of 27 public sector banks, and 25,000 branches of 18 private...
  • IT sector hiring may nearly halve by 2018: Crisil November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Ratings agency Crisil on Monday said the information technology sector is likely to lose its position as a mass employment engine and new recruitments will nearly halve over the next three years, even though companies will continue to report good revenue growth. "Despite healthy revenue growth of 13 per cent...
  • Venkaiah Naidu suggests strategy to implement Clean India drive November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for sustained campaign, voluntary participation and the role of NGO's and private sectors for effective implementation of Clean India Campaign. "Sustained campaign - continue the chain of nine; focus more on behavioural change - encourage voluntary public participation; and to...
  • Modi government sacks CMDs of 6 PSU banks after finding irregularities, scraps selection process October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has sacked the heads of six Public Sector Unit banks. The move comes after the Chairman of Syndicate Bank was arrested on bribery charges in August. A high-level panel report submitted to the government stated that there were irregularities in the selection process of the...
  • PM Modi to review progress of infra sectors on November 5 October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the progress of infrastructure sectors including roads, railways and power in the presence of senior officials of concerned ministries on November 5. "The Prime Minister has called a meeting to review the progress of various infrastructure projects being implemented under different ministries on...
  • After border row, India, China plan counter-terror drills to build trust October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India will hold counter-terrorism exercises with China despite a recent face-off on their disputed border, officials said, in a sign the two governments want to manage their deep differences. India, which under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has struck an assertive national security posture, also agreed to China's request to...
  • Watch: India Inc on who they voted for and why October 15, 2014

    Listen in to corporate reactions on the ongoing elections in Maharashtra and Haryana. ...
  • Modi asked to resist US pressure on IP and pharma sector September 26, 2014

    New York: An international medical agency on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resist US pressure to drop the use of public health safeguards in its intellectual property laws, which it said has enabled India to become the 'pharmacy of the developing world'. "India's production of affordable medicines is a...
  • Bid to attract Indian, foreign firms to invest in defence sector September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: To attract Indian and foreign manufacturers to invest in the defence sector, the government has said there were immense opportunities for them under its massive military modernisation programme. The government has cited "country's extensive modernisation plans, an increased focus on homeland security and India's growing attractiveness...
  • Government adopting multi-pronged strategy for unorganised sector: Narendra Singh Tomar September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said that it is adopting a "multi-pronged" strategy to develop a mechanism to identify people in the unorganised sector and taking measures to augment their living standards. Union Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that his ministry is also making "all out efforts" to increase...
  • Measurement and Metrology Group explores business potential in India September 21, 2014

    Singapore: Measurement & Metrology Group (M&M) is exploring business potential in India's education sector, offering a wide range of laboratory equipment technologies. "We are aiming to supply our products to labs in India's technical schools, having marketed these products in Southeast Asia and Africa," said Singaporebased M&M's business development manager...