Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a new digital transaction app called ‘BHIM’ (Bharat Interface for Money) in India, aimed at making it easier for smartphone and feature phone users to carry out cashless payments. Here are a few ... DNA, 2 months ago
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Apple sought exemption from mandatory local sourcing of components for its products The government has rejected demands for tax exemptions by Apple for setting up a manufacturing facility in India, arguing that such concessions to a company are not possible. The finance ministry has refused to concede the demand for slashing Customs duties on completely-knocked-down and semi-knocked-down units of devices that are to be assembled in India. However, on the same day the company’s primary ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
1. UP: Yogi Adityanath directs DGP to restore law & order on day 1; two slaughterhouses sealed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday directed DGP Javeed Ahmed to ensure that there was no laxity in improving law and order situation, hours ...DNA, 4 days ago
Existing norms mandate 2/3rd of members of an airline's board must comprise Indian nationals State-owned Air India has opposed changes to guidelines of ownership and control that will make it easier for a foreign entity to fully own an airline in India. Private airlines have already opposed the proposed changes. Two Air India executives that Business Standard spoke to confirmed the airline had conveyed its opposition to the proposed changes to the civil aviation and commerce ministries. The ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The initial autopsy report of Dalit student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Muthu Krishnan has revealed that his death was caused due to “hanging” but the Delhi Police have registered a case of abetment to suicide to probe if he was driven to ...DNA, 1 week ago
The reshuffle is likely to take place after the ongoing Budget session ends on April 12, reports Archis Mohan. With an eye on the next set of assembly polls, the Narendra Modi government is looking at a Cabinet rejig. The reshuffle is likely to take place after the ongoing Budget session of Parliament ends on April 12. Elections are scheduled for Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat by December 2017, Karnataka in May 2018 and in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan by the end of 2018. The ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
For many years now, India has given the Commonwealth short shrift so its support for the Commonwealth trade initiative signals a renewed interest in the body. New Delhi will most probably host a Commonwealth SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) summit in May as the next stage in a bid by the 52-nation association to evolve an ease of trading accord, which is aimed to be formally announced at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London next year. The current Commonwealth ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Nuclear meltdowns don't have anniversaries. In almost every other kind of industrial accident, repair, reconstruction and resumption of normal life can start from the next day. In case of a nuclear accident, the radiation spewing from damaged reactors makes ...catchnews.com, 2 weeks ago
Talks on with P&G, HUL, Patanjali, among others to push their products via 250,000 common centres Major fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) players will soon be able to sell their products via 250,000 common service centres spread across rural India, with the government facilitating the move in view of an ever-increasing demand for such items in villages. Common service centres (CSCs) are points in villages where the government provides a host of services related to ration card, birth ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Delhi resident demands ban of US-based Ganesh beer, Om shoes, continues the protest against 'defaming Hindu deities'
The commissioner of Bharat Scouts and Guides has lodged two separate complaints against two US-based online retailers – one for selling beer with Lord Ganesha’s image and the other for selling footwear with the Om symbol. Naresh Kadyan lodged the ...DNA, 1 month ago
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