Nayanima Basu

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Swaraj to Africa: 'Make in India'

Swaraj to Africa: 'Make in India'

Rediff.com29 Oct 2015

Narendra Modi is to hold summit-level meetings with the heads of more than 50 African nations on Thursday.

Blissfully serene

Blissfully serene

Rediff.com27 Sep 2015

A visit to the Palpung Sherabling Monastery where monks are free to choose their own paths.

Govt readies 'improved' IPR policy before PM Modi's US visit

Govt readies 'improved' IPR policy before PM Modi's US visit

Rediff.com13 Sep 2015

Under the current administration, political attitudes toward IP seem to have improved.

India hopes of a solution to WTO food security issue by 2017

India hopes of a solution to WTO food security issue by 2017

Rediff.com5 Sep 2015

Earlier this year, the US accused India and China of exceeding the WTO limits on farm subsidies, saying these caused trade distortion.

Indo-Pak ballet: Trade talks hit by NSA imbroglio

Indo-Pak ballet: Trade talks hit by NSA imbroglio

Rediff.com1 Sep 2015

The talks for normalising trade had begun in November 2011.

Can Modi & co deliver? The world awaits

Can Modi & co deliver? The world awaits

Rediff.com17 Aug 2015

Modi's visit to some developed countries such as the US, Japan, China and Australia were sprinkled with humongous investment figures. But do we have the wherewithal to absorb such big investments?

India defers FTA talks with European Union

India defers FTA talks with European Union

Rediff.com6 Aug 2015

Negotiators from were expected to meet in New Delhi on August 28.

Services attract highest FDI despite Make in India push

Services attract highest FDI despite Make in India push

Rediff.com9 Jul 2015

Services attract highest foreign direct investment, despite Make in India push.

India feels the heat in WTO solar dispute with US

India feels the heat in WTO solar dispute with US

Rediff.com8 Jul 2015

The WTO dispute panel had its last hearing in early May.

'A crisis in Greece alone won't impact us'

'A crisis in Greece alone won't impact us'

Rediff.com7 Jul 2015

Exports to Greece from India are $360 million a year.

India may change its WTO stance, seek another package

India may change its WTO stance, seek another package

Rediff.com3 Jul 2015

The 10th ministerial conference, will be held at Nairobi, Kenya.

Govt turns down FDI in retail e-commerce

Govt turns down FDI in retail e-commerce

Rediff.com10 Jun 2015

Ecommerce firms will have it tough as govt turns down FDI proposal.

India to push for cut in farm sops by rich nations at WTO

India to push for cut in farm sops by rich nations at WTO

Rediff.com4 Jun 2015

India believes rich nations should be away from farm subsidies.

National IPR Policy to be delayed further

National IPR Policy to be delayed further

Rediff.com28 May 2015

The draft is now with ministries.

Now, each state to have a score card on ease of doing business

Now, each state to have a score card on ease of doing business

Rediff.com19 May 2015

States to come under DIPP watch on ease of doing business.

In China, Modi to push for expediting industrial parks

In China, Modi to push for expediting industrial parks

Rediff.com12 May 2015

Beijing wants assurance that its investments won't come under scrutiny

Border issue, trade top Modi's China May visit agenda

Border issue, trade top Modi's China May visit agenda

Rediff.com26 Apr 2015

Prime minister likely to visit Beijing, Shanghai; also President Xi's home province, Shaanxi. Nayanima Basu reports

New foreign trade policy to stress manufacturing exports

New foreign trade policy to stress manufacturing exports

Rediff.com29 Mar 2015

New foreign trade policy to stress manufacturing exports.

SAARC Yatra continues in Islamabad today

SAARC Yatra continues in Islamabad today

Rediff.com3 Mar 2015

Both sides will discuss the ongoing incidents of ceasefire violations at the border, the resolution of which will be given topmost priority

Part of Mukesh Ambani-led project, 55 other SEZs cancelled

Part of Mukesh Ambani-led project, 55 other SEZs cancelled

Rediff.com21 Feb 2015

The plan is to de-notify the entire SEZ.

The curious case of Modi-Obama nuclear 'breakthrough'

The curious case of Modi-Obama nuclear 'breakthrough'

Rediff.com6 Feb 2015

Weeks after 'breakthrough', substantial work is yet to be done

Investment treaty tops Obama's agenda

Investment treaty tops Obama's agenda

Rediff.com20 Jan 2015

With India, the last round of talks took place in February 2011.

Minister projects Rajasthan as Make in India destination

Minister projects Rajasthan as Make in India destination

Rediff.com16 Jan 2015

Sitharaman also highlighted the steps taken by the government to achieve ease of doing business by digitisation of approvals and making more stable policies to make India a favourable destination for investors.

India, Australia to sign economic pact by year-end

India, Australia to sign economic pact by year-end

Rediff.com13 Jan 2015

During his visit to India last year, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had expressed concern over lack of growth in bilateral trade.

Govt to focus on 10-12 states to kick-start Make In India

Govt to focus on 10-12 states to kick-start Make In India

Rediff.com2 Jan 2015

Although the idea is to focus on all states to turn India into a global manufacturing hub, the department of industrial policy and promotion, the nodal agency to carry out the campaign, has selected a handful of states that have a sound industrial backbone such as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and others.

Soon NRIs to get life-long visas, voting rights likely

Soon NRIs to get life-long visas, voting rights likely

Rediff.com23 Dec 2014

In a significant move, the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, to be held in Gujarat from January 7 to 9, might see the overseas citizen of India and person of Indian origin cards getting clubbed, External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.

US does a U-turn, lauds India's IPR

US does a U-turn, lauds India's IPR

Rediff.com15 Dec 2014

Dispute over IPR was a bone of contention in bilateral ties till a couple of months ago.

WTO Trade Facilitation pact, food security signed

WTO Trade Facilitation pact, food security signed

Rediff.com28 Nov 2014

The decision preceded long hours of tense negotiations and last minute hiccups from Argentina and Pakistan

India gets an earful from US on affordable healthcare issues

India gets an earful from US on affordable healthcare issues

Rediff.com26 Nov 2014

US said access to affordable health care entails a large number of factors from rates, logistics to insurance reforms.

India must act fast to frame new IPR policy

India must act fast to frame new IPR policy

Rediff.com24 Nov 2014

India had been engaged in a contentious battle with the US over the issue, especially in the pharmaceutical sector.

WTO to discuss India's food security demand at special meet

WTO to discuss India's food security demand at special meet

Rediff.com20 Nov 2014

The November 26 meeting, the first of its kind, will also take up trade facilitation agreement.

Has Asean opened the floodgates to Indians?

Has Asean opened the floodgates to Indians?

Rediff.com10 Oct 2014

The agreement on services, if ratified by all member countries, could prove to be a game changer for Indian professionals in education, healthcare & IT.

Modi, Obama discuss trade; US extends defence pact by 10 years

Modi, Obama discuss trade; US extends defence pact by 10 years

Rediff.com1 Oct 2014

On the final day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, that country on Tuesday extended its Defence Cooperation Agreement with India by another 10 years. The pact, which was to expire in June next year, will now be in force till 2025.

India to stick to its stance at WTO meet

India to stick to its stance at WTO meet

Rediff.com23 Sep 2014

India is in no danger of crossing the 10 per cent threshold of food subsidies under the WTO's agreement on agriculture and it will not breach the level in the near future.

Modi-Obama 'special gesture date': What it's all about

Modi-Obama 'special gesture date': What it's all about

Rediff.com22 Sep 2014

Narendra Modi and Barack Obama will ponder over ties twice over, says Nayanima Basu

Tailored kitchen, special staff for China's first couple

Tailored kitchen, special staff for China's first couple

Rediff.com18 Sep 2014

After a gala dinner on the banks of river Sabarmati in Ahmedabad, Chinese President Xi Jinping and wife Peng Liyuan checked into a lavish suite at the Taj Palace Hotel in national capital New Delhi, where a Mandarin-speaking staff greeted them with a traditional Jodhpuri chaddar.

What goodies will Xi Jinping get for India?

What goodies will Xi Jinping get for India?

Rediff.com17 Sep 2014

Investment announcement for $100 bn over 5 years likely.

Abe's $35-bn promise to Modi has riders

Abe's $35-bn promise to Modi has riders

Rediff.com16 Sep 2014

Money to come only after Delhi improves biz environment & fast-tracks work.

Singapore wants to make Andhra Pradesh capital a smart city

Singapore wants to make Andhra Pradesh capital a smart city

Rediff.com15 Sep 2014

The new capital of Andhra Pradesh is expected to be in the Vijayawada-Guntur region.

India-Japan pact hangs in balance over pharma exports

India-Japan pact hangs in balance over pharma exports

Rediff.com3 Sep 2014

Under MRA, Japan is to recognise Indian medical degrees and treat the country's doctors and other medical personnel on par with its own.

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