The unequivocal commitment of the prime minister, the finance minister, the commerce minister, all secretaries to government and the Prime Minister’s Office to offer a conducive ecosystem for start-ups is really impressive, notes TVS Mohandas Pai The biggest positive in the action plan for start-ups announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16 was the unequivocal commitment to offer a conducive ecosystem for start-ups to flourish. But a lot remains to be done Prime Minister ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a stirring speech at a meeting of the Dalit Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday, but several Dalit entrepreneurs who were present said they would like to see more action on the ground by government to foster the Dalit entrepreneurial spirit. DICCI was formed as a parallel body to industry and trade pressure groups such as the Confederation of Indian Industry and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry because Dalit entrepreneurs ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Eighteen months into the National Democratic Alliance’s term, rumours about a ministerial reshuffle between the winter and budget sessions of Parliament are everywhere. I don’t buy it myself -- I think only one man knows the prime minister’s mind, and that’s Narendra Modi, and besides the Bharatiya Janata Party is seriously short of talent worth inducting into government -- but it’s important to recognise why these rumours won’t die. It’s because of the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo on Friday. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/ Reuters India and Sri Lanka on Friday agreed to find an ‘innovative and lasting solution’ to the fishermen issue, a major irritant in the bilateral ties, as the foreign ministers of the two countries reviewed the progress made in various sectors like defence, aviation and trade. The two countries also signed memoranda of ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
In a veiled attack against Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that Afghanistan will succeed only when terrorism no longer flows across the border and when nurseries and sanctuaries of terrorism are shut. Declaring that India is in Afghanistan to contribute not to compete, to lay the foundations of future and not light the flame of conflict, Modi also said terror and violence cannot be the instrument to shape the future of the strife-torn country or dictate the choices its ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Terrorism's long shadow stretches across world: PM Rediff.com, 2 months ago Centre may hire US, Israel firms for terror intel Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu perhaps has the most challenging task at hand in the government - of efficiently running a mammoth system and creating additional capacity, with little financial muscle. Image: Making the railways better is a different type of a challenge. Photograph: Reuters In an interaction with Business Standard’s journalists, Prabhu, a chartered account by training, explains his idea of bringing changes through delegation and restructuring with ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar expects to see progress in India-US defence relations at the speed of a year per month. Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com reports from the Pentagon. United States Secretary of Defence Dr Ashton Carter and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar before their meeting at the Pentagon. All photograph: US Department of Defence United States Defence Secretary Dr Ashton Carter has predicted that an expanded India-US defense partnership will become "an anchor of global security," and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
As many as 142 stocks from the S&P BSE500 index are currently trading below their level of May 12, 2014 The S&P BSE Sensex closed at a new 52-week low of 23,759 on Wednesday, its lowest intra-day level since May 12, 2014, as weak Asian cues spoilt the sentiment. On May 16, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party won a big victory in the national election. As many as 142 stocks from the S&P BSE500 index are currently trading below their level of May 12, 2014.Rediff.com, 2 days ago
US Trade and Development Agency Director Leocadia Zak said the US has helped in master planning of Visakhapatnam smart city and is provided technical support to Allahabad and Ajmer. Seeking business opportunities in India's Smart City initiative, the US on Tuesday said it is looking to participate in all the proposed 100 smart city projects and offered technological support for developing a sustainable economy. US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews, who is on a five-day visit to India, ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
'The country must not miss the opportunity to be competitive when China was slowing down.' Terming the initiatives like 'Make in India' and 'Startup India' as 'much overplayed', industrialist Rajan Bharti Mittal on Tuesday said the fact on the ground remains that it is ‘rather difficult’ to do business specially for startups and medium enterprises. He lauded the government for being ‘active’ in promoting entrepreneurship, but said the country must not miss the ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
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