Here’s a recap of the events from the past 24 hours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs 'bhoomi poojan' rituals for the start of construction work for the new BJP headquarters at Deendayal Upadhyaya Marg in New Delhi. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo People take shelter on the roof of their houses at Salori area on the swollen bank of Ganga river in Allahabad. Photograph: PTI Photo Artistes perform ‘Azadi se Azadi Tak-Ek Buland Naara (Quit India-2)’ show at the Bharat ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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One of the biggest ways in which recent government actions have been seen as investor-unfriendly is New Delhi’s decision to unilaterally revisit almost every Bilateral Investment Treaty it has signed with other countries, says Mihir S Sharma. The Narendra Modi-led central government has often spoken of its single-minded focus on increasing investment into India. The prime minister has, for example, declared that India is “the most open economy in the world” for investment. An ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago Jharkhand has ambitious plans to woo investors Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The latest trigger has been Future group's buyout talk with the retail unit of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s family-owned Heritage Foods Future group founder and chief executive officer Kishore Biyani is looking to consolidate Indian retail with acquisitions in food and grocery businesses, say industry sources. The latest trigger has been Future group's buyout talk with the retail unit of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s family-owned Heritage ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
The Prime Minister and and President gracing ads for Reliance Jio and Bandhan Bank have put the spotlight on this trend. Newspaper readers were in for a complete surprise earlier this month when the face of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi stared at them via front-page ads for Jio, Reliance Industries’ telecom service. For an audience otherwise used to the PM appearing in ads for his party or when his government has an initiative to launch or message to convey, ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
POWER TRIO: Narerndra Modi with Nitin Gadkari and Arun Jaitley. Nitin Gadkari is the rising star, Arun Jaitley commands respect while minister of state Dharmendra Pradhan seems to be the PM’s new favourite. Who among the Union Council of Ministers is closest to Prime Minister Narendra Modi? The answer is, three tall leaders. It’s not just the business houses or industry circles who want to know who is closest to the prime minister, but even journalistic circles. The New Delhi ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
In comments that may not go down well with the establishment back home, Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Gautam Bambawale was on Tuesday quoted by a leading newspaper as saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is looking forward to visiting Islamabad for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Summit. The remarks coming in the midst of a new chill in bilateral ties were sought to be downplayed by sources in the Indian government which said no decision has been taken on the ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Maritime security, terrorism, economic and socio-cultural cooperation will be on the agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 14th Association of Southeast Asian Nations-India Summit and the 11th East Asia Summit in Vientiane, the Laotian capital. Bilateral meetings with fellow world leaders to discuss key issues are also included in the schedule of Prime Minister Modi, who arrives in Vientiane on Wednesday to attend the two Summits -- both of which are scheduled for Thursday. The Summits ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
28 Aug 2016, 20:13 Jagran Post News Desk Jagran Post Editorial | Last Updated: 28 Aug 2016, 20:19 US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, who will be on a 3-day India visit from Monday, also said that travel and tourism and sub-national engagement ...Jagran Post, 4 weeks ago
Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday tied rakhi to several soldiers deployed at the Siachen Base Camp, the highest battlefield in the world, on the occasion of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ and lauded their efforts. The minister flew into the Siachen base-camp, located on the snout of the glacier, at 9.22 am and was received by senior army officers, a defence spokesman said. Smriti Irani distributes sweets to the soldiers posted at Siachen. Photograph: Press Information Bureau ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Vetting by inter-ministerial board removed for benefits under Startup India Action Plan The government has eased the norms under which start-ups can seek benefits according to the Startup India Action Plan. Start-ups can now be eligible for benefits by simply receiving a certificate from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), compared with the earlier process of being vetted by an inter-ministerial board, said Nirmala Sitharaman, commerce and industry minister. Addressing ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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