Sector

  • Ceasefire violation: Heavy firing by Pakistan troops kills 2 civilians; jawan, 3 others injured 10 hours 23 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Pakistan Army violated ceasefire yet again on Saturday morning as it fired on the Border Security Force posts near the international border in R.S. Pura sector and Arania sub sector. Two civilians were killed and three others suffered injuries in the firing. One jawan too has been hurt in...
  • J&K: Another ceasefire violation in RS Pura sector, one civilian injured Yesterday

    Jammu: Another incident of ceasefire violation was reported from RS Pura Sector in Jammu last night. Heavy firing commenced in the area of Abdulian and Korotana from 2 AM, continuing till early morning. One civilian has been injured after a shell hit his home near the LoC. No casualties have...
  • Plagued by ills, India's manufacturing sector takes Modi's 'Make in India' with a pinch of salt 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' vision might prove to be a little difficult to realise as India's manufacturing sector continues to be plagued by a number of ills. Industrialists across the country took Modi's words with a pinch of salt as ground realities present a completely...
  • The Appointment: Donald Trump discusses his investment plans in India 6 days ago

    In an exclusive interview to CNBC-TV 18, American business magnate Donald Trump discusses his investment plans in India, of investing in Mumbai and his take on Barack Obama. ...
  • Female bank staffers may soon get transfers of their choice 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Female employees of public sector banks will soon be entitled to a major benefit of getting transfers of their choice. The Finance Ministry has asked the banks to formulate women-friendly transfer policies so that they can get transfers at places where their husbands are working or parents are living. The...
  • J&K: Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, firing at BSF posts in RS Pura sector 6 days ago

    Jammu: In yet another incidence of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops targetted two BSF posts in the RS Pura sector of Jammu early on Sunday morning. The troops from across the border began firing at about 2:30 AM early morning. The BSF jawans swiftly retaliated against the attack and the gunbattle between the...
  • Want to invest in India through hospitality sector: Donald Trump August 13, 2014

    American real estate tycoon Donald Trump wants to invest more in India through the hospitality sector and said that he will enter the Indian hospitality sector at some point. The business magnate also opened up about his flamboyant lifestyle in an interview to CNBC-TV18. ...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, 20th attack in last 3 months August 9, 2014

    Rajouri: There has been yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistan in BG sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Pakistani troops fired on Indian posts with small arms and automatic weapons to which the Indian side retaliated. No causalities have been reported so far. There have been more than 20 ceasefire violations...
  • FDI in Defence sector would be serious threat to security: CPI July 29, 2014

    Coimbatore: Allowing FDI in Defence sector would be a serious threat to India's security, CPI Tamil Nadu Secretary, D Pandian said on Tuesday. FDI can be allowed in the manufacturing sector, by which there would be more production and employment opportunities, but in the defence sector, it would prove to be...
  • Confident that India will see great progress in agriculture sector: Modi July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that break through in agricultural research must translate into benefits for Indian farmers. Addressing the 86th Indian Council of Agriculture Research Foundation Day and Awards Ceremony, he said that he was confident that India will see great progress in the agriculture...
  • Rs 2482 crore earmarked for education sector in Delhi budget July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: To spruce up the educational infrastructure, Rs 2,482 crore was on Friday allocated to the Education sector in the Delhi budget, which is approximately 14.8% of the plan outlay of Rs 16,700 crore. Rs 350 crore was earmarked for the construction of 20 new schools in the budget...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pora sector, no casualties July 12, 2014

    Srinagar: There has been yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the border on Saturday. Pakistan Rangers fired at Indian post Pindi in RS Pora sector on Saturday morning. The Indian posts retaliated the firing. There are no reports of casualties so far. ...
  • Jewellery sector expresses disappointment with Union Budget July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The gems and jewellery industry which had sought reduction in the gold import duty as well as abolition of the stringent "80:20 norms", expressed its disappointment with Union Budget on Thursday. "The entire industry was waiting for a positive turn of events but was let down by the government in...
  • Mutual Fund industry says Budget a mixed bag July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The mutual fund industry on Thursday welcomed the Budget proposal to increase the tax exemption limit under section 80C of the Income Tax Act to Rs 1.5 lakh, but said other measures were a mixed bag. "The additional exemption under 80C will provide a limited window for tax exemption eligible...
  • Government proposes to resolve current impasse in mining sector July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The beleaguered mining sector is likely to witness improved activity with the government on Thursday proposing to resolve the "current impasse" expeditiously aimed at encouraging investment and bridge supply-demand gap. Paying heed to requests of the states, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his maiden Budget speech also proposed to...
  • Arun Jaitley allocates Rs 1,000 crore for renewable sector schemes July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Calling it a 'high priority' area, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday allocated Rs.1,000 crore for the solar power sector, a move that will boost energy generation from renewable sources. The government aims to construct Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects or high capacity plants in the radiation rich...
  • 'India should allow 100 per cent FDI in disability sector' July 10, 2014

    Washington: India should tap the mega economic opportunity in the disability sector by allowing 100 per cent foreign direct investment in it to manufacture products for the specially-abled population, an influential Indian-American activist has said. "While newly-elected Indian government has promised to help specially-abled people of India, it should also look...
  • MP government extends retirement age of private sector workers July 9, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has decided to increase the retirement age of labourers and other employees working in private sector to 60 years from current 58 years. "The state government has issued a gazette notification regarding this decision which will benefit over 15 lakh employees working in the private sector," state Labour...
  • FDI beyond 26 pc in defence sector on case-by-case basis: Arun Jaitley July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Foreign Direct Investment beyond 26 per cent in defence sector may be permitted on a case-to-case basis in areas that can result in access to modern and state-of-the art technology, the government today said. "As per the current FDI policy, up to 26 per cent FDI is permissible in...
  • PM favours PPP model in power sector July 4, 2014

    Uri: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday favoured Public Private Partnership model in power sector and described renewable sources of energy as the answer to the country's growing power needs. Inaugurating the 240-Megawatt Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) located near the Line of Control in Baramulla district of Kashmir, he said...
  • If I were FM, I would allocate more funds for the education sector July 1, 2014

    If I were the Finance Minister, I would like to allocate more funds for the education sector and open up more government institutions like IIT and IIM and secondly I would like to create more opportunities in the employment sector for the youth. ...
  • 'Steel sector needs Rs 12 lakh cr investment by 2030, Jharkhand to be focus area' June 27, 2014

    Investments of around Rs 12 lakh core would be required in steel sector by 2030 to treble the country's installed capacity to 300 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), Prime Minister Narendra Modi was informed on Friday. In a presentation to Modi, Steel Secretary G Mohan Kumar also said eastern states such...
  • '51 pc FDI in defence will be a game changer for India' June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Raising foreign direct investment cap to at least 51 per cent in the defence sector will help India become a major manufacturing and export hub, reducing dependency on imported equipment. "India can be a game-changer only by allowing at least 51 per cent FDI in the sector. With...
  • Antony criticises Modi government over FDI move in defence June 25, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Defence minister and senior Congress leader AK Antony on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi-led NDA government for its move to allow 100 per cent foreign investment in defence sector and alleged it was aimed at appeasing multinationals and corporates. Speaking at a function at the KPCC office, he said...
  • India needs sweeping power sector reforms: World Bank June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Electricity distribution in India needs reform to achieve the target of electricity to all by 2019, the World Bank said on Tuesday. "Power distribution in India needs sweeping reforms if it is to bring back the country to a high growth trajectory and meet its goal of expanding access...
  • Madhya Pradesh offers to supply Delhi with additional electricity June 17, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh, which is an energy surplus state, offered to provide electricity to Delhi on Tuesday, in addition to the 231.5 MW of electricity, which it already supplies to the national capital. The offer was given by Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Anthony JC DeSa to his counterpart in Delhi SK Shrivastava...
  • HRD to launch interface to resolve woes in education sector: Smriti Irani June 15, 2014

    Pune: Resolving to work to link the country's graduates with employment, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said that her Ministry would soon open an online and personal interface programme comprising academicians to tackle problems faced by premier institutions and students' bodies. Speaking at a students' gathering at...
  • Ficci backs Modi government proposal to enhance FDI in Defence June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Endorsing the government's proposal to liberalise FDI in the country's defence sector, Ficci on Friday said that the move will raise manufacturing capability and could be used to achieve self reliance in critical defence technologies. "Ficci welcomes the proposal put forth by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry to...
  • CII welcomes government resolve to liberalise FDI in defence June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Welcoming the government's resolve to liberalise FDI in the defence sector, CII on Tuesday said that the proposed move will create more opportunities within India by helping create jobs and boost manufacturing sector growth. The industry chamber pointed out that a meager $4.8 million worth of foreign direct...
  • Chandigarh building collapses after blaze; 2 firemen dead, 2 still trapped June 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: At least 2 firemen have been killed while two others are still feared trapped after a fire broke out in a four-storey building in Chandigarh. The building in Chandigarh's Sector 17 collapsed after the fire trapping the ill-fated firemen under the debris. According to authorities, the firemen were engaged in...