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July 09, 2014
Just for laughs: How Budget savvy are Indians?
To slight complicate things, and add a bit of fund, we made up a few questions.

May 22, 2014
Facebook to expand video ads to 7 countries outside US
The move marks a significant ramping up of one of Facebook's most closely watched new advertising products, which analysts believe could help the Internet company capture a bigger slice of lucrative brand advertising budgets.

April 14, 2014
Five points that scare India Inc
One key provision is the taxation of indirect transfers when shares of foreign entities change hands.

March 04, 2014
Ink thrown on Subrata Roy's face in SC complex
Calling him "chor", a man from

February 14, 2014
Finance minister seen walking budget tightrope
He could be doling out more funds to woo voters and tax cuts to support industry.

February 13, 2014
Which variant of Maruti Celerio you should buy?
The Celerio VXi AMT priced at Rs 459,000 is a the best deal.

5 stunning cars from Honda at the Auto Expo 2014
Honda, the Japanese carmaker, made its strong presence felt with the launch of new models and concept cars in the 2014 Auto Expo.

Which is the safest among best selling small cars? Find out...
A hatch back made by Volkswagen is the only safe car among best selling four wheeler.

February 07, 2014
Mahindra's electric sports car touches 100 kms in 8 secs
Homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra unveiled its concept electric sports car 'Halo' which it expects to launch commercially in the next three years.

February 05, 2014
Microsoft still 'very relevant': Satya Nadella
Nadella led the creation of Microsoft's 'cloud' computing services

January 08, 2014
ONGC Videsh-Oil India complete acquisition of Videocon stake
OVL, the overseas arm of state-run explorer Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, and Oil India Limited agreed in June last year to jointly buy Videocon's 10 per cent interest in the Rovuma Area 1 for $2.475 billion.

December 05, 2013
Videocon offers 50% cut on outgoing roaming call rates
Videocon Telecom, the operator of mobile phone services in four circles, on Thursday announced a special tariff voucher offering a 50 per cent cut in outgoing roaming call rates.

November 14, 2013
Videocon launches 3G-Calling tablet at Rs 8,999
According to research firm Gartner, the budget tablet category is expected to reach 182 million end-user devices by end of 2013, it said.

November 11, 2013
Google lifts suspense over mystery boat
The barge is actually a "technology exhibition space," that Google will move between several piers in the San Francisco Bay area and other West coast locations.

November 05, 2013
Videocon strikes gas in Brazilian offshore block
Videocon Industries on Tuesday said a well drilled to confirm an oil discovery in its Brazilian offshore block has struck 200 feet of high-quality hydrocarbon zone.

October 25, 2013
25 best-paying companies for software engineers
The well-known names such as Google, Apple, and Facebook do not feature in the top three companies!

October 22, 2013
Credit growth will be satisfactory for the whole year: Chidambaram
Many PSU banks had recently cut interest rate on loans for two-wheelers and consumer durables.

October 08, 2013
Videocon to bid for Delhi telecom circle
The Delhi circle licence will be available in the efficient 900 MHz spectrum, which is why Videocon is interested.

October 03, 2013
Govt approves Jet-Etihad stake sale deal
The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared the Rs 2,058 crore (Rs 20.58 billion) stake sale deal between Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad.

September 23, 2013
Will Rajan's efforts to fight inflation succeed?
Dr Rajan has clearly sought to establish his credentials as an inflation fighter and the action should be seen as an indication of how monetary policy will operate during his term.

September 02, 2013
Videocon pulls the plug on telecom services in 3 circles
Trai data show the company has no subscribers in Uttar Pradesh East & West and Bihar

August 01, 2013
PM lauds Chidambaram's commitment for reforms
Commenting on economic reforms, he claimed that accord is necessary to achieve these objectives in India.

Goldman Sachs downgrades sluggish Indian economy
Global investment bank Goldman Sachs on Thursday downgraded India to "underweight"

Baby food giants Heinz, Nestle draw flak
Baby food giants Heinz, Nestle and Abbott are violating promotional parameters allege activists in India.

June 26, 2013
Why Videocon is applying for a banking licence
We are serious about setting up a bank and use the parent branding that is a household name in India, says Venugopal Dhoot.

June 25, 2013
OVL-OIL to buy Videocon stake in Mozambique field
In the third acquisition in 10 months, state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and Oil India Ltd (OIL) will buy Videocon Industries' 10 per cent stake in a giant Mozambique gas field for about $2.5 billion.

June 24, 2013
IMAGES: Yahoo's Mayer eyes video programming to boost growth
We're working on various methods in terms of how we can increase our video views, and watching, says Mayer.

June 20, 2013
Rupee falls to record low
Rupee falls to record low; bonds, stocks slump.

June 13, 2013
IN PIX: The $66bn video-games industry
Gaming industry prepares for the launch of next-generation consoles from Microsoft Corp and Sony Corp.

June 10, 2013
OVL-OIL to buy Videocon's 10% in Mozambique field
ONGC Videsh Ltd and Oil India Ltd will buy Videocon Industries' 10 per cent stake in a giant Mozambique gas field for $2.475 billion.

May 23, 2013
World's HIGHEST-selling video-games consoles
Video games industry is worth around $80 billion.

May 09, 2013
Indians watch over 3.7 billion videos online a month
Online video consumption in India stood at 1.86 billion per month as on March 2011.

March 29, 2013
Videocon to start pan-India mobile services in 2-3 years
The telecom major at present has footprints in MP-CG, Punjab, Haryana, UP-East, UP-West, Gujarat and Bihar circles.

March 28, 2013
Videocon's value-for-money telecom gamble
It plans to offer 4G data with voice at rates 15-25 per cent lower than those of its competitors just as it has done with its TV sets. Many say it might be a recipe for disaster.

March 26, 2013
VIDEO: AirAsia-Tata group JV gets govt nod
AirAsia recently said it would set up a 49:30:21 joint venture with the Tata Sons and Telestra Tradeplace of Indian investor Arun Bhatia to launch a new Indian airline.

March 25, 2013
Videocon to cut debt with 10% stake sale in Mozambique gasfield
Indian firms in fray for its and Anadarko's stakes ; Brazilian petro assets now Videocon's focus

March 21, 2013
Videocon to start rolling out 4G services by March 2014
Company won spectrum in six circles in the 1,800 MHz band for Rs 2,221 cr in Nov; Nokia Siemens is technology partner for the rollout.

March 20, 2013
Yahoo in talks to buy stake in video site Dailymotion
Dailymotion could be valued at roughly $300 million.

Videocon's D2H arm gets Sebi nod for Rs 700 cr IPO
It is also considering to mop-up Rs 50 crore through a pre-IPO placement.

March 15, 2013
Videocon to roll out 4G LTE services in Gujarat
The company has also tied up with Nokia Siemens to share 4G technology.

January 31, 2013
VIDEO: Jet Etihad 24% deal expected within a week
The stake-purchase agreement with Jet, second largest domestic passenger market share, will make Etihad the first foreign carrier to buy into an Indian airline.

Analysts greet BlackBerry launch with downgrades
Despite recent enthusiasm for RIM's new BB10 devices, we see limited scope for traction in the hyper-competitive smartphone market.

January 18, 2013
Boeing must compensate Air India, says Ajit Singh
Air India has grounded six of these planes in its fleet.

January 11, 2013
Dawn of 'paisa vasool' video parlours
While it is very difficult to ascertain the total number of such screens across the country, a study, commissioned by a film company, projects an annual revenue loss of Rs 436 crore (Rs 4.36 billion) to the film industry from just 500 such screens, which charge only Rs 15 a ticket.

Videocon may lay off 1,000 workers at Bharuch plant
The office of the assistant labour commissioner in Bharuch had received an anonymous application from workers of the Videocon plant alleging that they were being forced to tender resignations.

December 28, 2012
VIDEO: As RatanTata retires, an era comes to an end
Mistry was groomed for the assignment by Tata for a year.

December 19, 2012
Facebook set to bring video ads to news feed
It would be available on both the desktop as well as on mobile phones apps and tablets.

Videocon pulls plug on Rs 20k-cr Bengal project
This adds to the list of projects that left the state, whose industrial image has suffered

Videocon DTH biz to raise Rs 700 cr via IPO
The company, which has filed its documents with the market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India, is also looking to raise up to Rs 50 crore (Rs 500 million) by pre-IPO placement of up to 10 million shares.

December 12, 2012
Videocon to join 4G club in second half of 2013
To launch 4G long-term evolution services in 1,800 MHz band.

November 23, 2012
Special: Videocon's big telecom GAMBLE
In the debate whether spectrum was over- priced or not, the focus seems to have shifted from Videocon's telecom gamble.

November 12, 2012
Cidco, Videocon spar over LCD project
Cidco has asked the Maharashtra government to withdraw its August 2008 decision to allot 100 hectares for just Rs 300 crore to Videocon.

October 25, 2012
Gupta may be assigned to NY's medium-security prison
The judge said the evidence that Gupta passed illegal information about Goldman Sachs to now-jailed hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam was not only overwhelming, it was disgusting in its implications.

October 12, 2012
BPCL, Videocon JV discovers oil in Brazil
Bharat PetroResources, a wholly owned subsidiary of BPCL and Videocon Industries, holds 40 per cent of the block. Brazil's Petrobras holds the remaining 60 per cent.

September 24, 2012
VIDEO: Windfall for mobile users
NTP 2012, approved in May, aims to abolish roaming charges and allow mobile phone subscribers to use same number across country without having to pay extra charges for services once they are outside their telecom circle.

September 17, 2012
VIDEO: RBI holds repo rate; cuts CRR by 25 bps
The primary focus of monetary policy remains the containment of inflation and anchoring of inflation expectations.

August 29, 2012
VIDEO: Raghuram Rajan to help deal with global crisis
Rajan, who will be a key member of Finance Minister P Chidambaram's team, was also honorary economic adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

August 22, 2012
Bank strike: Traders see thin volume in forex mkts
Also, there were not many clients in the market as they had already made alternate arrangements due to the strike.

August 17, 2012
VIDEO: Maruti will no longer employ contract workers
MUL would lift the month-long lockout and resume production at the violence-hit Manesar unit from Tuesday.

August 16, 2012
At Videocon, Dhoot Jr has BIG plans
Chairman Venugopal's son, Anirudh, pushes premiumisation agenda with higher technology poducts such as LED TVs

August 06, 2012
42 million Indians watch videos online!
In future the line between the online video advertisement and the online video content is likely to blur.

July 24, 2012
Why YouTube continues to rule online video streaming
With nearly 72 hours of content uploaded (globally) onto its platform every minute, YouTube remains the top video site in India with over 25 per cent share of the market.

July 02, 2012
Montek admits delay in monsoon, but...
Monsoon has missed its date this year with granary states of Punjab and Haryana.

June 12, 2012
Videocon, Philips gear up for digitisation
Videocon and Philips are gearing up to usher in a new regime with new models that can receive and broadcast TV signals without a set-top box, though a debate over the preparedness of cable operators to migrate to digitisation from July 1 continues to rage.

June 11, 2012
Take action against striking pilots: Ajit Singh to AI
'It is an illegal strike. They have defied the high court.'

June 08, 2012
Berkshire's Ajit Jain to give video testimony in Gupta trial
Berkshire Hathaway's India-born head of reinsurance business Ajit Jain, seen as a possible successor to billionaire investor Warren Buffett, will testify through a video deposition for his "close friend", former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta in his insider trading trial.

May 23, 2012
Rupee sinks to new low on Wednesday
Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on wednesday said the Reserve Bank of India would have to step in to stem the downslide of rupee.

May 21, 2012
FM tables white paper on black money
It has also suggested tax incentives for encouraging use of debit and credit cards as these leave audit trails.

May 18, 2012
Austerity measures on anvil, warns Pranab
Government may slash spending on foreign travel by ministers and officials and on meetings in five-star hotels as part of austerity measures to cut down on budget deficit.

May 16, 2012
Gold falls to 5-week low on reduced offtake
After losing Rs 270 in the last two sessions, the gold prices fell further by Rs 100 to Rs 28,440 per 10 gm on stockists selling.

May 09, 2012
HC holds Air India pilots' strike illegal
Six international flights were cancelled.

April 18, 2012
Videocon Mobile moves to gain subscribers
The operator is planning to turn aggressive in adding subscribers.

March 26, 2012
Livestream! Jaggi Vasudev in conversation with KV Kamath
Taking place in the presence of leaders of industry, the field of economics & finance, this interactive session will find common ground in business and spirituality.

Korean investment a 'priority', says PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday asked South Korean businessmen to help India expand its burgeoning solar and nuclear power sectors by investing in these environment-friendly technologies.

March 17, 2012
A tax expert's view of what the Budget 2012 was like
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday presented Union Budget 2012, the 81st Budget in India's history. Individually, this is Mukherjee's seventh annual Budget, second-highest by any Finance Minister.

Boeing Dreamliner finally debuts in India
Boeing states that it is the company's most fuel-efficient airliner and the world's first major airliner to use composite materials for most of its construction.

March 14, 2012
Jan IIP at 6.8% is strong recovery: FM
Describing 6.8 per cent industrial growth in January as an indication of strong recovery, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said efforts will have to be made for promoting mining, capital goods and consumer durables sectors.

February 28, 2012
Trade unions strike; transport, banking hit
Operations like deposit, withdrawal as well as clearing were affected in public sector banks, including largest lender State Bank of India.

September 30, 2011
Watch: The new Tata Indica eV2 commercial
Here's an sneak peek at the new commercial for India's most fuel-efficient cars.

September 28, 2011
Poverty must decline faster for inclusive growth: PC
Poverty must decline faster for inclusive growth: PC

July 18, 2011
BSNL launches voice, video telephony over IP
Now any customer can make audio video calls at will on any landline, mobile or Internet Protocol phone anywhere in the world, provided that both the ends have requisite video phone equipment.

April 20, 2011
Now, video chats under govt scanner
After BlackBerry, the government has included a whole host of services, including video chats offered by telecom players, Nokia's push email service and Skype, into the ambit of security issues.

March 09, 2011
Google monetises video platform
It's not only about technology, but the reach of Google that attracts the players. Google's online display ads have even evoked the interest of automobile companies, other than telcos and FMCG firms.

February 25, 2011
Live Video! Mamata's Railway Budget Speech
Rediff.com brings to you Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's Railway Budget Speech Live from Parliament at 12.00 noon, February 25

February 21, 2011
2G scam: CBI questions Videocon's Dhoot
The duo was called to the CBI headquarters Monday afternoon and questioned for over seven hours.

February 02, 2011
S Tel, Videocon asked to pay 60% of penalty
The telecom tribunal TDSAT on Wednesday asked new operators S Tel and Videocon Teleservices to pay 60 per cent of the penalty within two weeks, imposed on them by the Department of Telecom for failing to meet their roll-out obligations.

January 13, 2011
3G: Govt allows video calls subject to norms
After initial hiccups, the government on Thursday permitted carriage of video calls on mobile networks subject to an undertaking by operators that they would provide interception capability by July 31 this year.

December 24, 2010
3G video calls: Govt to address security concerns
The government will soon resolve the security concerns surrounding third-generation (3G) video calls.

November 19, 2010
RCom, Videocon, Unitech slide on 2G spectrum probe fears
Profit-booking by edgy investors upset over the government's probe into alleged irregularities in the award of 2G spectrum licences sent stocks of companies like Reliance Communications and Videocon Industries plunging by 8 per cent in early trade on the BSE today.

October 15, 2010
The big spenders: 150 Mercs for Aurangabad!
About 150 Mercedes-Benz cars, purchased in a single transaction and valued at Rs 65 crore (Rs 650 million), were distributed in Aurangabad.

October 13, 2010
New Videocon Mobile @ Rs 12,900
The handset is equipped with Android operating system, a 3.2-inch multi-touch screen, five megapixel camera and Wi-Fi.

August 30, 2010
Videocon may sell 26% stake in telecom arm
Consumer electronics major Videocon on Monday said it is in talks with foreign entities for a 26 per cent stake sale in its telecom subsidiary Videocon Telecommunications and that a deal would fructify "very soon".

August 27, 2010
Taking a big byte out of Apple's iPad
American monologist Mike Daisey performs in Mumbai, using story-telling and humour to examine the ramifications of globalism.

August 10, 2010
Videocon to invest Rs 10k cr in Madhya Pradesh
Consumer electronics and home appliances company Videocon, plans to invest a sum of Rs 10,000 crore (Rs 100 billion) in Madhya Pradesh for setting up a power plant, television manufacturing unit and for building a hospital, a top company official has said.

August 09, 2010
Ratan Tata named 'Businessman of the Decade'
"Thank you so much for such great honour and this rather humbling introduction. I am deeply moved and I hope I can live up to the expectations you have as to last for 10 years," said Tata.

July 15, 2010
Indian Rupee has a symbol now!
India has finally got a symbol for the Rupee and joined a select club of countries whose currencies have a unique identity.

July 07, 2010
ADB gives Rs 40 crore for Kashmir project
The money will be used for drainage systems development.

June 22, 2010
Too soon to judge yuan impact: RBI deputy guv
China's central bank said late on Saturday it was ready to make the Yuan more flexible.

June 17, 2010
New direct tax codes to be tabled soon
The draft is in the form of a discussion paper, and has taken radical steps to improvise on the paper released in 2009 on the same issue.

Real estate in Hyderabad bounces back
Hyderabad is one of the ten districts of the Telangana region, affected by the agitation for a separate Telegana state.

June 10, 2010
LIC may invest Rs 161 cr in Videocon
Country's largest insurer LIC and four leading banks, including the IDBI Bank, may invest around Rs 161 crore (Rs 1.6 billion) in Videocon Industries to fuel its expansion programme.

June 09, 2010
Bharti: World's 5th largest telecom company
The deal enables Bharti Airtel to extend its services in 15 countries across the African continent.

June 01, 2010
India aims for 20 kilometers per day road project
Thsi will fill the road infrastructure deficit.

May 28, 2010
Microsoft unmoved by market value result: Ballmer
Ballmer said he is proud of the fact that no company can beat Microsoft in terms of profit and he is not bothered about stock market assessment.

Facebook beefs up privacy protection
It would roll out changes over the coming weeks that would give users more powerful tools.

May 25, 2010
Deora hints at fuel price hike
A Group of Ministers will take the decision in June.

May 21, 2010
Satyam: Video-conferencing plea to be heard on June 1
The CBI recently moved the court for permission to establish a video link with the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, where Raju has been admitted.

May 13, 2010
Wal-Mart to step up rollout in India
Wal-Mart at present runs wholesale operations in India in an equal partnership with Bharti Enterprises.

May 12, 2010
India woos S'pore for Delhi-Mumbai corridor
The project is aimed at developing an industrial zone spanning six Indian states.

May 04, 2010
World Bank blacklists Videocon Industries
The World Bank has blacklisted Videocon Industries on allegations of fraud and corruption for three years.

April 30, 2010
CBI seeks to present Raju in court through video conference
Raju, prime accused in the Satyam fraud, who is suffering from Hepatitis-C is currently undergoing treatment at the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, and has not been attending court proceedings since September last year citing health reasons initially the heart ailment and later the hepatic ailment.

April 22, 2010
Raju may be tried through video-conferencing
The 55-year-old prime accused in the multi-crore scam is suffering from Hepatitis-C and is undergoing treatment at the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad.

April 21, 2010
Videocon may sell 26% stake to foreign players
Diversified group Videocon Industries on Wednesday said it may sell up to 26 per cent stake in the company to foreign players.

April 09, 2010
3G: High-speed Internet, video calls on mobile
With 3G services set to become a reality by year-end, over millions of mobile users can experience real-quick downloading of full length movies or music files, live TV and video calls.

March 26, 2010
Videocon forays into solar energy
The Videocon Group on Friday announced its foray into the solar energy sector through an equal joint venture with the Belgium-based global renewable energy developer Enfinity and has set an aggressive target of generating 2,000mw in a couple of years.

March 17, 2010
Videocon launches 9 mobile handsets
Diversified business group Videocon on Wednesday launched nine mobile handsets and said it plans to sell a million devices per month in the country this year.

March 15, 2010
Bentley launches Mulsanne at Rs 2.9 crore
The super-luxury Mulsanne will hit the Indian roads in October 2010 at a price of Rs 2.9 crore (Rs 29 million).

February 26, 2010
Video: Finance minister's Budget speech
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presents his 5th Budget in Parliament.

February 25, 2010
'This is one of the best Railway Budgets'
According to Kolkata-based economist Prasanta Roy Choudhury, the Railway Budget that Mamata Banerjee presented on Wednesday was one of the best ones in recent times.

February 24, 2010
'Corrupt politicians don't care about Budget'
A bio-medical engineering student from Mumbai Harsh Desai feels that the Budget Day is important as we decide 'how our country regulates its money'.

'I want the prices of food grains to fall'
Jay Amar Helia expects the prices of food grains, cooking gas, train and bus tickets should come down

Budget voices: 'Curb price rise! Please!'
Naresh, who works at a bookstall and Raichand Singh, who owns a small hotel, at Carter Road in Bandra (suburban Mumbai), feel that post-budget the prices of essentials like cooking gas, petrol and hence vegetables is likely to move up.

'Inflation has no impact on the rich'
He demands that the prices of essentials that the poor consume should be brought down.

'Budget can improve India's infrastructure'
'He wants our finance minister to do something to solve the problems of the poor and the farmers who commit suicides because of the heavy debt burden.'

February 19, 2010
India to grow at over 8% next year: FM
India's economy is poised to grow by 7.5 per cent this fiscal and will top 8.5 per cent in the next fiscal on the back of a strong industrial recovery, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday.

Food prices have begun to fall: Pawar
Food prices in India, which rose an annual 18 percent in January, have started falling and will dip further next month, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Wednesday.

February 04, 2010
BMW limited edition of Gran Turismo at Rs 63 lakh
The limited edition of the Gran Turismo comes with a 3.01 litres diesel engine and only 100 units of the car will be available.

January 14, 2010
Videocon bets big on mobile handset market
Diversified business group Videocon on Thursday said it aims to become one of the top three mobile handset manufacturers in the country this year.

January 06, 2010
The stunning Twizy from Renault!
French auto major Renault has said it is looking at launching zero-emission electric vehicles in India by the middle of this decade.

Audi, BMW, Skoda launch new models
German carmakers Audi, BMW and Skoda launched their dazzling new models at the Auto expo, in New Delhi, on Tuesday.

John Abraham unveils Yamaha YZF-R1 bike
Yamaha Motor on Tuesday showcased the 2010 version of the YZF-R1 bike and launched the Limited White Colour Edition of YZF-R15 bike at the weeklong tenth Auto Expo in New Delhi.

January 04, 2010
In a first, Maha asks Videocon to shift SEZ
Offers 2,000 acres in Pune's Saswad taluk.

December 28, 2009
High gold prices spur diamond demand
Apart from diamonds, platinum is also in high demand, thus replacing gold.

December 04, 2009
Rolls Royce Ghost is here!
The magnificent automobile is smaller, but more dynamic, than the previous models, and comes at a price tag of Rs 2.5 crore (Rs 25 million).

December 02, 2009
India not to accept legally binding carbon cuts
International community has been building pressure on India after US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao announced commitments to reduce emissions.

December 01, 2009
Debt crisis worries Indians in Dubai
Over a million Indians, particularly from Kerala, working in the countries of the Middle East are reeling under the fear of losing jobs.

November 25, 2009
Advertorial: Selling news or products?
Advertorial: Selling News or Products?, a documentary film directed by journalist and academic Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and produced by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, looks at the blurring of lines between editorial and advertising in Indian news media.

November 23, 2009
MNS demands BSE website in Marathi
The MNS shot off a letter to the BSE authorities demanding a website in regional Marathi language to benefit the local investors.

November 19, 2009
India targets $50 billion FDI from 2012
India's commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma said that from 2012 the country would be able to attract 50 billion dollars annually.

UIDAI to rope in various service providers
Also, UIDAI will roll out the gigantic scheme in one-and-a-half year's time and would cover 600 million people in five-and-a-half years.

November 06, 2009
Profitable PSUs to divest 10 per cent equity
According to the CCEA's decision, unlisted firms with three-year track record of net profit and positive networth will have to come out with Initial Public Offerings.

October 28, 2009
Indian economy is responding well: FM
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, while speaking to media persons in New Delhi on Tuesday, said that India's economy is responding well. He also informed that the government took essential measures to tackle the adverse impact of inflationary pressure.

RBI signals tightening of interest rates
The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday said it was starting to unwind some of the extraordinary policy easing and liquidity support measures taken to shore the economy up against the global credit crisis and economic slump.

October 22, 2009
BIG Cinemas re-opens Movie City in NJ
BIG Cinemas made major renovations and re-opened Movie City in Edison, New Jersey.

October 15, 2009
Government to infuse $1.1 billion into Air India
Air India has been struggling after it posted an $875 million loss in the fiscal year ended March and sought a government bailout.

October 06, 2009
Khurshid clarifies his stand on high CEO salaries
Khurshid said that display of wealth and opulence is unacceptable in the present scenario.

October 02, 2009
RBI stresses need to check inflation expectations
Reserve Bank of India governor D Subbarao on Thursday said that India's central bank needs to control inflationary expectations and support growth.

September 30, 2009
Sensex crosses 17,000 mark after financial crisis
The benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange climbed above 17,000 points on Wednesday for the first time since May 2008.

Air India pilots call off strike
Executive pilots of India's national carrier Air India called off their four-day-old strike on Wednesday after the government assured to look into their concerns.

September 22, 2009
India's 1st non-stop train flagged off
The country's first point-to-point, non-stop train, Duronto Express was flagged off from Sealdah station on Friday by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee as a 'Durga puja' gift to the people.

September 16, 2009
Kamal Nath on India's road connectivity
"We have decided to build 20 km of roads every day and then take it to 7,000 km a year. Therefore, if we lose more days (in terms of putting foreign investment in place), it will be a great loss," Union Minister of Surface Transport Kamal Nath told a gathering of 100-odd potential investors and entrepreneurs at the Indian Consulate in New York on Tuesday.

Nath on why India was not hit by financial crisis
The Indian economy has emerged almost unscathed from the global economic crisis that has ravaged many nations, said Union Minister of Surface Transport Kamal Nath on Tuesday.

September 14, 2009
Jet lost Rs 200 crore during the 5-day stir
The standoff ended after talks between the two sides late on Saturday

September 10, 2009
PM assures nation of enough food grain stock
Singh assured that the government was taking all possible steps to contain food inflation.

September 09, 2009
Jet pilots' strike leaves passengers stranded
On Wednesday morning, the management sacked 5 more pilots, bringing the total number of those fired to 10.

September 03, 2009
India eyes oil fields in Tajikistan and Russia
Oil and gas deals are high on the agenda as President Pratibha Devisingh Patil began a weeklong visit to Russia and Tajikistan.

'Differences can be resolved at WTO meet'
Australian Trade Minister Simon Crean has expressed optimism in sorting and settling challenging differences.

September 01, 2009
New foreign trade policy to enhance tea exports
): Tea exporters in Siliguri in West Bengal are upbeat thanks to the new provision bringing the tea industry under the Vishesh Krishi Upaj Yojana in the new foreign trade policy.

August 31, 2009
Economy recovers; GDP grows 6.1% in Q1
The government and Reserve Bank have been maintaining that the Indian economy will grow by six percent growth with upward bias.

Qualcomm to launch low-cost video game console
Qualcomm, the $11.14-billion digital wireless communications products and services provider, will introduce its low-cost video game console -- Zeebo -- in India by 2010. The company will also launch in India its FLO TV, which is size of an iPhone and currently available in the US.

PM asks foreign investors to invest in India
Singh said that a good climate has developed for foreign investors in India.

August 28, 2009
Reserve prices of 3G and 4G radio spectrum raised
The sales would be held within three months, India's Telecommunication Minister A Raja said in New Delhi. He added the government expected good sale.

Govt unveils steps to reverse export decline
India plans to cut transaction costs for exporters and ensure the availability of dollar finance, as it looks to reverse a decline in exports and double outbound sales of goods and services over the next five years.

Farm production might fall by 15-20 percent
Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that though the exact impact of the drought on the Kharif crop would be known only when the harvesting begins, there is every possibility of a shortfall of 15-20 percent.

August 27, 2009
Food security can control inflation: Brinda Karat
Brinda Karat was addressing a convention for the right to food and against price rise in New Delhi.

POSCO denies plans to shift steel project site
The company said it has no plans to shift the $12 billion steel project from Orissa.

India unveils no pollution vehicles
India's minister of new and renewable energy, Farooq Abdullah unveiled the no pollution on the sidelines of the three-day world hydrogen technologies convention being held at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Key sectors should raise use of ICT: Sam Pitroda
Applications of information and communication technology in the field of education, health, environment and agriculture will bring in a generational change among the Indian masses acording to Sam Pitroda.

Bumper jute production brings cheer to farmers
However, some feel that a better market for their crops would have been a bonus to their high yield.

August 21, 2009
India to provide economic help to Nepal
The funding will help developmental works in Nepal.

Govt hikes support prices for grains, pulses
He also assured further steps to mitigate farmers suffering after making a full assessment of the poor monsoon rains.

August 18, 2009
Poor monsoon to hit India's growth: Montek
Addressing an international meet on key inputs for accelerated development of Indian power sector at New Delhi on Tuesday Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission said that India's growth projection could be trimmed due to a poor monsoon.

India staring at drought, says PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday that the country was facing a drought threat. India's vital monsoon rains have been 29 per cent below normal since the beginning of the June-September season, hurting crops such as rice and sugarcane and triggering a sharp rise in food prices.

August 17, 2009
Tourism finally picking up in Kerala
The Alleppey district in the state houses some of the most popular backwaters where tourists come to enjoy boat rides amid lush green and serene surroundings.

August 13, 2009
Samsung HD video recording cellphone in India
Samsung Electronics on Wednesday launched OMNIAHD in India world's first full-touch handset featuring 720P HD video recording, with the largest 9.4 cm AMOLED screen on mobile.

August 11, 2009
Poor rain may severely hit India's crop yield
Farmers have either dropped or delayed sowing of summer crops due to poor rains.

August 10, 2009
'Market's ability to process info is a lie'
Author Rajni Bakshi discusses with Editorial Director Prem Panicker how her latest book Bazaars, Conversations and Markets came about.

August 06, 2009
PSU bank staff on 2-day strike
They are demanding higher wages and pension.

August 03, 2009
Mamata keen to start rail coach factory in Singur
Mamata said she wanted 600 acres of land for the proposed rail coach factory.

ONGC starts oil exploration off Kochi coast
ONGC chairman and managing director R S Sharma formally launched the drill

Airlines fiasco: Govt wins round one
Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said that he will try to help the airlines in every possible way.

July 31, 2009
Infrastructure most important part of economy:Nath
'Roads are important as they provide domestic economic stimulus.'

July 30, 2009
Recession hits Indian fashion industry
Designers in Bangalore are reinventing themselves by adopting cost-cutting techniques.

Tata Motors Q1 net rises 58%
Tata Motors posted robust results for the June quarter, defying market forecasts and registering a 58 per cent rise in net profit for the period.

Trade with Pak hit, say Kashmiri businessmen
Indian traders claim that they were sending more goods, but in return Pakistan traders were sending fewer goods, perhaps prompting Pakistani authorities to delaying tactics in order to retain balance of trade across this particular border trade point.

Tata Steel's profit falls; expects higher output
Tata Steel Limited missed forecasts with a 47 percent fall.

July 23, 2009
Patna floating restaurant to boost tourism
A 75-seater luxury yacht will take the visitors on a cruise through the Ganga, as they dine in the fine surroundings of the restaurant.

Wipro countering meltdown successfully
With a 13 per cent rise in quarterly profit, India's third-largest software services exporter, Wipro limited, said on Wednesday that it was adapting successfully to the global meltdown.

India to sign FTA with Asean
India is close to signing a free trade pact with the South-East Asian nations to boost exports in the face of a global economic downturn and rising protectionism, a top official said on Wednesday.

July 17, 2009
Ashok Vichare, first Tata Nano owner, speaks!
Ashok Raghunath Vichare of Mumbai has become the first person to own a Tata Nano.

July 16, 2009
On the sealink, from Worli to Bandra!
Software engineer Abdul Rashid Gadhwalla drives on the Bandra-Worli sea link after dusk and captures the experience on video. Check it out!

Tata Nano's maiden showroom opens in Hyderabad
Residents in the Twin Cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad had been eagerly waiting for Tata Nano

July 14, 2009
India's brass industry loses sheen
High prices of raw material is playing havoc.

July 10, 2009
Manmohan meets Obama at G8-G5 summit
US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cozied up to each other at a summit of the G8-G5 groupings at L'Aquila in Italy on Thursday.

No corporatisation of Indian Railways: Mamata
Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday ruled out corporatisation of the country's railroad network but said the private sector's participation can be considered for commercial use of railway land in areas like healthcare and

Jewellery traders rue increased duty on gold
Jewellery traders said the exemption of branded jewellery from excise duty will have a marginal effect on the traders as only few customers buy

Budget 2009: Traders rue increased duty on gold
Jewellery traders said on Tuesday that the exemption of branded jewellery from excise duty will have a marginal effect on the traders as only few customers buy

July 09, 2009
'It was a 'no drama' Budget'
Arun Kumar, partner-in-charge, KPMG US India Practice, delivering his views on the Indian Union Budget 2009 at Asia Society in New York.

'Budget has no great initiative'
T N Srinivasan, Samuel C. Park, Jr. Professor of Economics, Yale University, giving his opinion on the Indian Union Budget 2009 at Asia Society in New York.

'Budget plays to the political class'
Lalit Ahluwalia, CFO, Ranbaxy North America, presents his views on the Indian Budget 2009 at Asia Society in New York.

'The Budget was fundamentally boring'
Parag Saxena, founding general partner and CEO, New Silk Road Partners, speaking on the Indian Union Budget 2009 at Asia Society in New York.

'High fiscal deficit is a matter of concern'
K R Girish, partner, KPMG India Tax and Regulatory Services, speaking on the Indian Union Budget 2009 at Asia Society in New York.

July 08, 2009
Government seeks foreign investment in roads
Building roads has become a priority for the new Congress-led government as it aims to generate demand across the country. Kamal Nath's

India must regain higher growth: FM
The economy grew at 6.7 per cent in 2008-09, which is a sharp downward curve when compared to the 9 per cent or more growth that took place in the previous three years.

Budget receives mixed response
Unhappy that the Budget has not done anything to reduce escalating prices, the Communist Party of India said on Tuesday that it

Investors pin hope on Budget
The BSE Sensex is expected to pull back from its biggest one-day drop in six months on July 6,

July 07, 2009
Budget 2009 faces flak from opposition parties
CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat felt the government's Budget did very little for the common man and only catered to certain sections of the country.

'Did not expect such a Budget from Dr Singh'
Senior equity research analyst Ramesh Bhojwani's biggest disappointments include no word on foreign direct investment, an absolute silence on reforms which is the need of the hour in several sectors like banking, realty, infrastructure and power. "Even the issue of divestment in PSUs has been given a passing reference," he adds.

G8 summit's top agenda -- dollar, climate change
India is willing to discuss proposals to replace the US

Reid and Taylor to buy handloom from Kashmir
They sealed the deal after their visit to

Pranab presents populist Budget
Focusing on rural India and attaining a high GDP, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee outlined targets such as speeding up infrastructure development and spending more for the development of rural areas and the poor.

'Finance Minister has done an admirable job': PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hailed the Union Budget 2009-10, which was presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on the floor of the Parliament on Monday.

Now, pay toll to use Bandra-Worli Sea Link
The Bandra-Worli Sea Link, which was opened to the public on July 1, had been kept free of toll for the first few days. But, from Monday onwards, the toll charges will be Rs 50 one way to use the bridge.

'Budget won't benefit middle-class'
Kavita Mishra laments the fact that the budgetary proposals will lead to a drop in prices of LCD televisions and big cars. "What use is this for the common person?" she asks.

'Excellent Budget!'
He says a Budget is supposed to be about tax and expenditure. "I think he (Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee) has outlined significant tax reforms, which will be implemented over the next three to six months."

'I would rate this Budget 5 out of 10'
The failure of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's Budget in slashing securities transaction tax, the status quo when it came to short-term capital gains tax, no substantial increase in exemption level for calculating personal income tax and no complete tax exemption on interest income earned by senior citizens was a huge letdown for Siddharth Kuvavala.

'It's a 50-50 Budget'
Deepak Mehta is not at all happy with the recent hikes in the rates of petrol and diesel. The good point, he feels, is the spending on the social sectors and the steady growth experienced by India Inc despite a global slowdown.

'What impact will the Budget have on one who sells
People like Ramesh, who sells roasted chickpeas for a living, have no stake in one of the country's biggest extravaganzas -- the Union Budget. Ask him about the Budget and its impact on people like him and he smiles at you as if you are talking Greek or Latin. He is representative of a vast swathe of India's poor, whose lives the powers-that-be feign to improve by an exercise like the Budget.

July 06, 2009
'Govt only helps the wealthy'
Mussadiq, a software engineering student, says that unemployment is India's number one problem, and that this Budget doesn't do enough to address it.

'No more fringe benefit tax -- that's great!'
Apoorwa Wagh, vice president, marketing at EFKON India, has mixed feelings about the new budget. But he's excited that the Fringe Benefit Tax has been scrapped.

'Share market disappointed with Budget'
According to S P Prabhu, higher government spending will lead to an increase in consumption, ultimately acting as a growth trigger. "The share market was expecting a lot of sops, concessions for the industry, which has not come out in the budgetary proposals.

'The overall Budget is not good'
Tata Communications employee Agnello Alphonso's main complaint is that the current income tax exemption limit of Rs 1.5 lakhs has only been raised by Rs 10,000 to Rs 1.6 lakhs.

'Wish prices were kept low for the common man'
For Ashok Upadhyay, a taxi driver from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, who makes his living in Mumbai, there are concerns more pressing than the Budget.

'Increase in tax exemption limit is great'
Gayatri Basu, an auditor with the government of India, says the news that income tax exception limit for women has been raised to Rs 1.9 lakh was welcome. That was her number one concern with the Budget, she said.

Fuel price will be cut if crude prices drop: Deora
India's oil minister Murli Deora said on Saturday that the

July 03, 2009
Rail budget a competent job: Manmohan Singh
The Railway Budget speech underscored the Congress party-led government's focus on inclusive growth, after it was re-elected by

Passenger amenities, top priority, says Mamata
In a thanksgiving budget, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday proposed no increase in passenger fares or freight tariff while announcing a slew of measures including launch of 12 non-stop point-to-point long-distance trains and air-conditioned double-decker coaches for inter-city travel.

Airfares to Srinagar at all time high
During May, the airfare from New Delhi to Srinagar was between Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,500. June

India can grow at 8.5% in 2 years: Montek
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Thursday said there is no reason why India, despite the current global financial turmoil, could not get back to earlier high growth path if it can step up domestic investment demands.

July 02, 2009
Economic Survey targets high growth
India's economic revival also depends on the government's capacity to push through some critical policy reforms in the coming months, says the Economic Survey 2008-09, which was

Aam aadmi lashes out against fuel price hike
The recent petrol and diesel price hike by the government did not go down well with the common people who expressed their

Arrival of monsoon brings respite to farmers
The onset of monsoons in Jalpaiguri in West Bengal raised hopes for the farmers waiting to sow their crops. The region received almost 300 mm of rainfall in the past two days.

Why mangoes will be cheaper in the US
India's first consignment of mangoes to America via the sea route is expected to considerably reduce the retail price of the golden fruit in the US. From around $22 per 3.5 kg pack, Indian mangoes could now cost $10 -12 per pack.

India raises fuel price for the first time in 2009
Petrol prices in Delhi rose by Rs 4 a litre, while diesel rates rose by Rs 2 a litre, Oil Minister Murli Deora told reporters after a meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

Doing biz in India easier: World Bank
The report, Doing Business in India 2009, took into account 17 states in the

June 30, 2009
Mumbai welcomes India's first sea link
The bridge is to be inaugurated on June 30 by Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Mumbaikars welcomed the long-awaited opening of India's first sea link.

Poor monsoon may affect projected growth rate
India's projected growth rate may be marginally affected if there

June 29, 2009
Diamond cutting industry pins hopes on Budget
The Indian diamond cutting industry, which has been badly hit by the global recession, is keeping its fingers crossed for some sops to be declared by the Indian government in the ensuing Budget to be presented on July 6.

Tata rolls JLR cars into India
The country top automaker, Tata Motors, launched its marquee car brands Jaguar and Land Rover in India on Sunday. It had acquired these brands from US car maker Ford. The company promises that the two brands would give the Indian public an opportunity to experience the 'pleasure of driving superior technology.'

Industrialists protest with flowers
Industrialists and traders in Punjab sent flowers to their

June 26, 2009
Gujarat textile traders pin hope on Budget
With export orders going down, the textile industry in Surat has been feeling the

Corus may cut jobs
Tata Steel's Anglo-Dutch Corus unit was starting consultations on job cuts due to the continued deterioration in market conditions and falling demand.

Farmers face less rain, more debt
They are worried that the Kharif crop may not be sown at the usual time in June, which accounts for 163 mm of 890 mm for the entire monsoon season. They

Inflation rises to -0.14 per cent
The rate of inflation for the week stood

June 25, 2009
Traders expect good biz during Puri fest
Tens of thousands of

No open-ended chequebook for AI: Praful Patel
Laying down certain conditions, the aviation minister said the struggling national carrier must become leaner and trimmer to secure backing it needs to get through the present liquidity crunch.

June 22, 2009
Air India to cut employee cost by Rs 500 cr
The cash-strapped airline's employee cost is currently over Rs 3,000 crore annually. At present, the merged carrier has around 31,000 employees.

Car enthusiasts launch 'super car club'
Now, people can see some of the fastest machines in the world

IIT-Mumbai students unveil Formula One car
Christened AGNI, the car is both very light and fuel efficient. It has taken over 60 budding engineers more than a year to complete.

Youth part of economic reconstruction: Ansari
India's Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday urged the youth to join the economic reconstruction in strife-torn Kashmir.

Mobile subscribers to exceed 771mn in 4 years
With the subscriber base increasing by about 14 per cent, the total mobile services revenue in India is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.5 per cent from 2009-2013 to exceed $30 billion.

June 19, 2009
Ministers feel Budget heat
India's food processing minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Thursday met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi ahead of the general

Authorities welcome banning of Chinese gadgets
Security officials in Gorakhpur on Thursday hailed the decision of the Central Government to ban Chinese mobile phones.

June 18, 2009
Protectionism major concern at US-India conference
Speaking at a summit organised by the US-India Business Council in Washington DC, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed for stronger economic and diplomatic ties between the United States and India.

Inflation drops to negative
For the first time since the new wholesale price index

Jet Airways raises fuel surcharge
Jet Airways on Wednesday said that it has raised the fuel surcharge on tickets by Rs 400 across all domestic sectors. The newly decided

June 17, 2009
Pre-Budget parleys with leaders continue
Among those who submitted their respective ministry's suggestions was Minister of Urban Development S Jaipal Reddy who called on the finance minister in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Textiles likely to achieve 7-8 per cent growth
Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran said in Coimbatore on Tuesday that the government would try to achieve a 7-8 per cent growth in the industry in fiscal year April 2009-March'10.

June 16, 2009
Doha trade impasse broken: India
Union Trade Minister Anand Sharma said on Monday that the

Budget 2009: FM talks to Cong
As part of the pre-Budget exercise, the finance minister customarily holds parleys with various stakeholders, state finance ministers, industrialist groups, leading economists, trade unionists and officials of various financial sectors.

June 15, 2009
Foreign trade policy in August: Trade minister
India's trade minister Anand Sharma said on Sunday that the government would come up with a comprehensive foreign trade policy in August.

Mumbai's Bandra-Worli sea link to open shortly
The countdown has begun for the inauguration of the much awaited Bandra Worli sea link -- an ambitious, eight lane, twin carriageway -- built over the Mahim creek of the Arabian Sea.

Child labourers bare hearts to prime minister
A non-government organisation, Save The

June 11, 2009
Pranab Mukherjee holds pre-budget discussions
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told the finance ministers of states that the government would focus on

Kashmir shutdown: Economy suffers
The eight-day shutdown in Kashmir has dented the economy, causing massive losses to various sectors in the region.

Banks consider FM's suggestion on interest rate
Union Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said banks have positively responded to his suggestion to reduce credit interest

June 10, 2009
GM unveils LPG-run Chevrolet Spark
The version is GM India's first clean-burning liquefied natural gas car in India, built at company's plant at Talegaon in Maharashtra.

Govt has scope for asset sales: Ahluwalia
India can raise funds through selling up to49 percent of its state-run firms, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deputy chairman of thePlanning Commission, has said.

Bombardier unveils Indian-built metro car
Bombardier Transportation India on Friday rolled out Bombardier Movia, the first indigenously built metro car from its manufacturing unit in Savli.

Continuous shutdown takes toll on tourism in Kashmir
Continued shutdowns and violence over the over the alleged rape and murder of two Muslim women by security forces has taken a toll on the tourism sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

Imported cigarettes too will carry warning
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade of India made it mandatory for imported cigarettes and other tobacco products to carry pictorial warnings against tobacco consumption on the packs.

Infosys incurs capital expenditure of Rs 63 crore
IT major Infosys Technologies has incurred a capital expenditure of Rs 63 crore in its three loss-making subsidiaries in China, Mexico and the US.

Investment friendly car for the common man
An owner of a mechanical workshop in Bangalore has created a small car which needs less space to park. The most striking feature of the two-seater car is its upward opening doorswhich not only saves space but also gives protection from the sun and the rain.

Manmohan Singh stresses on inclusive growth
Responding to the President's speech, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that promoting communalism would stall inclusive growth in the country.

Manufacturing industries affected by global crisis
The micro engineering industries in Tamil Nadu have been affected by the ongoing global economic meltdown.

Protest over Arcelor Mittal plant in Jharkhand
Angry villagers of the Khuti and Gumla districts in Jharkhand are protesting against the transfer of land to steel giant Arcelor Mittal for a proposed steel project.

Sensex at one year high
The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex at mid sessionon Wednesday surged over 434 points to 15,561.11, an almost one-year high.

June 09, 2009
Will lower telephone tariff: A Raja
Minister of Communications and Information Technology A Raja said he would consider reducing telephone tariffs after he assumed charge of his ministry.

June 05, 2009
The Audi Q5, now in India
The Audi Q5 range starts at Rs 38.29 lakh (Rs 3.83 million) for the 2.0 TFSI and Rs 44.19 lakh (Rs 4.42 million) for the 3.0 TDI.

Inflation in India falls to 0.48%
Wholesale price-based inflation stood at 8.90 per cent in the corresponding week a year ago.

May 29, 2009
Fuel prices may be based on market prices
India's Oil Minister Murli Deora said a proposal to allow firms to set retail fuel prices based on market prices would be sent to the cabinet for approval within six weeks.

GDP shows signs of recovery in Q4
India's gross domestic product made a significant recovery, growing by 5.8 per cent in the January-March quarter as compared to 5.3 per cent in the previous quarter.

April 01, 2009
PM arrives in London for G20 summit
Singh will meet global leaders in London on Thursday.

India, China keen to settle trade disputes
Both the sides agreed to form a joint secretary-level panel.

March 24, 2009
Tata says Nano meets all that it promised
Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, India's top vehicle maker launched Nano, the world's cheapest car, in Mumbai on Monday and said that the car would meet everything that was said and promised.

March 23, 2009
Here comes the Tata Nano!
Tata Motors on Monday has commercially launched its people's car, Nano, promising to stick to the Rs 1 00,000 price tag for the base model.

rediff.com: 'India not facing a deflationary threat'
Dr Ajit Ranade discussed slowdown and its effects with rediff's readers on Friday.

Nano: One man's loss, another's gain
With Tata Motors all set to launch Nano, the world's cheapest car, later on Monday, locals in Sanand, where Tata's new Nano plant is being set up, are upbeat at the prospects.

March 19, 2009
Tata Motors all set to roll out Nano
Tata Motors's plant in Pantnagar is all set to roll out the Nano, the 4-seater, Rs 100,000 super-cheap car, for the masses.

March 18, 2009
Resist protectionism, says Wisner
Former US Ambassador to India says that India, despite the economic downturn, has performed quite well and will continue to register serious economic progress. In light of this, it is necessary for the United States and India to work together and to resist the temptation of protectionism.

US must not stop H-1B visas: Sunil Mittal
Sunil Mittal, Bharti Airtel chairman, said that the United States needs to stimulate its economy further so as to tide over the economic crisis. He said that the upcoming G-20 Summit should hold a few answers to how long could the crisis last.

March 10, 2009
Ramalinga Raju in CBI custody
Raju, and chief financial officer Vadlamani Srinivas will remain in CBI custody for 7 days

March 07, 2009
The business of politics


March 05, 2009
Now, gold jewellery with tribal motifs!
Indian gold jewellery got innovative with introduction of tribal motifs and designs.

Empowering women in rural India
Hundreds of women residing in a village in Tamil Nadu have become self-reliant.

Move over China, Indian toys are here
And they are being produced by the thousands in this Indian workshop to satisfy a growing global demand.

March 04, 2009
Rolls Royce unveils a new stunner
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled its latest experimental car, called 200EX, at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday.

High gold price disappoints buyers
There are no real buyers in the market, and with fresh imports registering lower levels by the month, the situation is unlikely to improve in the near-term, they believe.

March 03, 2009
Reliance creates biggest refining operations
In one of the largest merger deals in India, Reliance Petroleum will merge with its parent and the country's biggest company, Reliance Industries, in what the promoters say will create better synergies for them in the hydrocarbons space.

Realty prices in metros fall by 10-40%
Tto the relief of the common man the realty prices in key apartment zones in and around Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad are falling.

RIL-RPL merger gets nod
In one of the largest merger deals in India, Reliance Petroleum will merge with its parent and the country's biggest company, Reliance Industries, in what the promoters say will create better synergies for them in the hydrocarbons space.

An insurance policy for pet dogs!
To provide insurance cover to pet dogs, insurance major United India Insurance Company Limited launched a policy in Jaipur earlier this week.

February 16, 2009
Interim Budget: Focus on social sector
The UPA government paraded its economic achievements on Monday and promised help for the rural sector as it tried to shield the economy from a global credit crunch and stem job losses with elections just weeks away.

February 14, 2009
India's exports to grow 12-15%: Nath
Nath also said the 51 per cent cap for foreign direct investment in retailers offering one brand of goods will also remain. No foreign direct investment is allowed in retailers offering a variety of brands.

February 05, 2009
Garment units suffer recession pangs
Small- and medium-sized garment-making units at Noida in Uttar Pradesh are facing the heat of the recession in the United States and many European countries leading to a drop in export orders.

January 12, 2009
Satyam new board meets
In a major development on Wednesday, B Ramalinga Raju, chairman of Satyam Computer Services, resigned from the board after admitting to discrepancies in the company’s balance sheet as on September 30, 2008.

Satyam chairman CFO in police custody
In a major development on Wednesday, B Ramalinga Raju, chairman of Satyam Computer Services, resigned from the board after admitting to discrepancies in the company’s balance sheet as on September 30, 2008.

January 07, 2009
Satyam chairman Raju quits, admits to fraud
In a major development on Wednesday, B Ramalinga Raju, chairman of Satyam Computer Services, resigned from the board after admitting to discrepancies in the company’s balance sheet as on September 30, 2008.

December 30, 2008
Hyundai unveils 'i20' at Rs 4.80 lakh
South Korean car maker Hyundai Motor on Monday launched i20 car in the Indian markets in New Delhi. i 20 said to be an improved version of i10 with more space and more powerful engine.

Economic crisis hits pub business
Global economic crisis has affected the otherwise thriving pub business in India as people shy away from splurging even during the festive season.

December 12, 2008
rediff.com Business: Chat with K Ananth Krishnan
The CEOs from financial companies were among the highest paid.

rediff.com Business: Chat with K Ananth Krishnan
The CEOs from financial companies were among the highest paid.

November 11, 2008
Gujarat, the new ceramic industry hub
Gujarat is fast emerging the hub of nation's ceramic industry.

Drought hits saffron production in Kashmir
Successive droughts in Kashmir for five years have badly hit the production of highly prized spice saffron.

October 24, 2008
Indian markets plunge 11%
The Sensex extended losses to almost 11 per cent on Friday.

Meltdown forces cost-cut in IT sector
Global recession trends and weak dollar has hit India's IT industry with many companies resorting to cost cutting measures.

Banks should lend aggressively: FM
Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram has said that there was adequate liquidity in the banking system and he has advised banks to lend aggressively.

Jumbo owners hit by economic crisis
Global economic crisis has stated taking a toll on India's elephant owners as well as they await the arrival of tourists in Jaipur with hopes of making some money to tide over their financial woes.

October 22, 2008
Clock ticks on Pakistan's economic crisis
Pakistan is struggling to come to grips with a financial crisis.

India, Pak open trade across LoC
India and Pakistan opened a trade link across divided Jammu and Kashmir for the first time in six decades on Tuesday.

Global crisis needs coordinated efforts: PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called for a coordinated response to deal with the current global recessionary trends

Business leaders kickstart Indo-Japan biz forum
India-Japan Business leaders forum in Tokyo on Wednesday.

October 21, 2008
Slowdown may hit your marriage prospects!
The global recessionary trends have affected the young employees of the Indian software industry in Hyderabad in more than one way.

Recession robs diamond industry of sparkle
Diamond exporters are feeling the heat of the US meltdown. With the demand gone down not only in the international market but in the domestic market as well, more orders are being cancelled every day.

Indo-Pak LoC trade opens
As a goodwill gesture, the traders of Jammu and Kashmir dispatched items across the border free of cost when the Indo-Pakistan LoC trade opened on Tuesday..

Global turmoil to hit India: PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said that India’s economic growth may decelerate to 7.5 per cent in 2008-09, as the country is experiencing ‘ripple effects’ of the global financial crisis and liquidity crunch.

Rate cut in line with govt policy: FM
Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram on Monday said that the 100 basis point cut in repo rate by the Reserve Bank of India is consistent with the government's policy of maintaining growth and moderating inflation.

Kingfisher hints at more job cuts
Kingfisher Airlines chairman Vijay Mallya indicated on Monday that if the slump in the market continues, more job cuts and lay-offs may take place in the aviation industry.

October 16, 2008
India to ease travel procedures
A Pakistani trade delegation demanded simplified travel procedures to ensure enhanced trade with Indian Kashmir on Wednesday. India and Pakistan last month agreed on arrangements to open a border route for bilateral trade in disputed Kashmir.

Volvo unveils XC90 R-Design
Swedish carmaker, Volvo Corporations’ subsidiary, Volvo Cars India on Wednesday introduced the VOLVO XC90 R-Design in the market.

Tourists enjoy stylish living in Kochi
Tourists visiting Kochi have a reason to rejoice as the city's old grand houses built by affluent sections during the colonial period are being converted into tourist homes.

Asia turns to economy risks
Japan's Nikkei average badly as profit taking emerged after a day of record gains, with Honda Motor Company and other exporters weaker on concerns about the global economy.

India to take more policy steps: FM
Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that the Reserve Bank of India has agreed on measures to address the liquidity problem.

Jet to lay off 1,900 employees
India's top private carrier Jet Airways has decided to lay off 1,100 additional employees in the next few days, a top official said on Wednesday even as a right-wing Hindu group raised slogans and clashed with policemen outside the airlines' office in Mumbai.

October 15, 2008
A village that weaves cloth for the Tricolour
Manetha village in Rajasthan with the population of hardly 500 people holds a prominent position on the Indian map due to the committed approach of the weavers devoted to weaving the cloth for national flag.

India boosts liquidity in mutual funds sector
India pumped liquidity into its markets and took measures aimed at helping its $106 billion mutual-funds industry on Tuesday as its rupee and stocks rallied after governments worldwide moved to restore confidence in the financial sector.

October 14, 2008
FDI flows to cross $35 bn this fiscal: Nath
Trade minister Kamal Nath on Monday said that foreign direct investment or FDI, in India will be in excess of $35 billion in the current financial year

October 13, 2008
Nano to roll out on Ratan Tata's birthday
Nano is likely to be rolled out around the time Ratan Tata celebrates his 71st birthday on December 28.

Bentley launches Flying Spur Speed in India
India's ultra-small car Nano is once again in troubled waters after some sections of farmers are voicing their discontent over the compensation offered against land in Gujarat.

Nano runs into fresh 'agri-land' trouble
India's ultra-small car Nano is once again in troubled waters after some sections of farmers are voicing their discontent over the compensation offered against land in Gujarat.

Global crisis dampens Infy outlook
Infosys Technologies on Friday cut its forecast for full-year dollar revenues due to the global financial crisis.

October 01, 2008
Indian banks robust, says Chidambaram
Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the market regulations would be tightened if needed to deal with the consequences of a widening global financial crisis.

September 29, 2008
Air fares in India to rise further
Vijay Mallya-promoted Kingfisher Airlines has cut 300 jobs.

September 24, 2008
Nano set to roll out in three variants
Keeping aside the Singur controversy, the world's cheapest car -- Tata Nano -- is all set to roll out next month in three petrol variants: standard, deluxe and luxury.

September 23, 2008
Kingfisher cuts 300 jobs; to return surplus aircraft
Vijay Mallya-promoted Kingfisher Airlines has cut 300 jobs.

September 22, 2008
KG basin gas to lift Reliance profit: Ambani
Reliance Industries will start pumping natural gas from its deep-sea block early next year, putting India's most valuable firm on track to earn a quarter of its profit from oil and gas production, Mukesh Ambani said on Sunday.

September 18, 2008
Indian bankers see little impact of Lehman collapse
While Indian bankers do not see much impact from the exposure to Lehman Brothers, market analysts do not rule out immediate repercussions of the fallout on the Indian stocks. It is official now that the sub prime crisis is no longer confined to either the U.S. market or just the mortgage market… but the reverberations are being felt world over and across all financial services.

West Bengal supports Nano project
Authorities in West Bengal have said that they would not return farmlands acquired for the Nano car plant. Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said that only 70 acres of land would be returned and appealed to Tata Motors to resume work.

September 11, 2008
Tata Nano passes the Indian road test
The Singur plant may not be ready to roll out the Nano just yet, but the world’s cheapest car is now officially roadworthy for Indian roads.

September 05, 2008
Mercedes-Benz buses on Indian roads
German auto major Mercedes Benz recently entered the bus segment in India with the launch of its Mercedes-Benz intercity luxury coach.

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