Business and Economy

AirAsia to connect Agartala to Delhi, Kolkata

Agartala, Oct 20 (IANS) Low-cost carrier AirAsia on Sunday launched flights from here to Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal in Manipur. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, accompanied by Tra...

Shared stand with Sitharaman on some issues in JNU: Banerjee

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has said that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was his contemporary in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the both stood on "similar" li...

New GST return forms may force firms to change ERP systems

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The new Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns from April 2020 that mandate providing more details may require companies to amend their enterprise resource planning (ERP) syste...

Why has Elon Musk suddenly gone offline?

San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) It has been a couple of days since SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who has courted several controversies with his tweets in the past, has gone offline without citing any reason, le...

Bumpy roads in Agra dampen tourists' spirit

Agra, Oct 20 (IANS) Lack of infrastructure and civic amenities are deterring tourists from visiting several significant historical monuments in Agra, the city immortalised by the Taj Mahal, say a gro...

AI, digital marketing key skills to boost growth

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), digital marketing and design thinking are the top skills that organisations will need to focus on to drive future grow...

New consultation paper on IUC review bad law: Jio to Trai

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Reliance Jio has hit out at the telecom regulator Trai for issuing a fresh consultation paper on seeking opinion of industry on the extension of existing Interconnect usage c...

Countries must deploy structural tools for growth: FM

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala SItharaman has said a calibrated and balanced approach to deploying a mix of fiscal, monetary and structural measures by countries can help achieve t...

Brexit vote, earnings to guide markets ahead

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The Indian markets may react to British Parliament's vote to delay a decision on Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal next week. Besides, the way ahead will depend on the portfoli...

J&J recalls 33K baby powder bottles in US on asbestos worry

Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 33,000 bottles of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) baby powder have been recalled by the company in the US after health regulators found asbestos traces in a bottle that was...

Trade wars to hit flow of capital, goods and services: Govt

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) With protectionism taking toll on the growth of the world economy and affecting many countries, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the ongoing trade wars have ...

India Inc responds warmly to invest in MP

Indore, Oct 19 (IANS) The Indian and overseas industrial captains on Friday responded whole-heartedly to Chief Minister Kamal Nath's request to invest in Madhya Pradesh by making the most of its cent...

Jio adds 84.45 lakh new users in August

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Reliance Jio continued to be the only operator to add new subscribers, as the telecom major added 84.45 lakh users in August, taking its customer base to 34.82 crore, while i...

Trade wars to hit flow of capital, goods and services: Govt

New Delhi, Oct 19: With protectionism taking toll on the growth of the world economy and affecting many countries, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the ongoing trade wars have caused...

Premises of DHFL promoters in Mumbai raided in money laundering case

Mumbai, Oct 19: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday carried out raids at around eight places, including Dewan Housing Finance Corp Ltd (DHFL) offices and its promoters' residences here, in a...

High vegetable prices hits the common man's kitchen budget

New Delhi: Possibilities of regular supply of vegetables have cooled down their prices in the wholesale market but in the retail market, prices are still disturbing the kitchen budget. Also, the gar...

Canon uses Noida technical centre for boost services quality

Noida, Oct 18 (IANS) Canon India on Friday said that its technical excellence centre in Noida plays a vital role in improving quality of its services across both B2B and B2C businesses. The Canon ...

TikTok appoints Nikhil Gandhi as India head

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) TikTok on Friday announced the appointment of former Times Network executive Nikhil Gandhi as its India head to drive the next phase of growth for the Chinese short video-sharin...

Online pharmacies to grow to $3.7 billion by 2022: CLSA

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) E-pharmacies are likely to grow seven times to $3.7 billion by CY22 as they aim to grab a large pie of the highly fragmented Indian market, according to a research note by fo...

Sensex ends 246 points higher, Nifty ends at 11,661

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian markets closed with gains for the sixth day in a row on Friday over a strong inflow of foreign funds owing to a deal being reached between the UK and the EU on Brexit and...

Goa spent Rs 3.26 cr on day-long GST Council meet: RTI

Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) The Goa government coughed up Rs 3.26 crore for hosting a day-long meeting of the 37th Goods and Services Tax Council chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held l...

I-T raids on religious trusts reveals Rs 500 cr black money

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In a massive search operation covering 40 premises of religious trusts and other entities that preach about "oneness philosophy" and run wellness centres, the Income Tax Depa...

FM asks G-20 to take steps to revive growth, create reforms

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday called on G-20 nations to undertake steps to revive global growth and create second wave of reforms. The minister said G-20 n...

After Haryana, Airtel now shuts Punjab 3G network

Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) After Haryana, Airtel on Friday announced that it has shut down its 3G network in Punjab too. Mobile broadband services in Punjab will now be available to Airtel customer...

Reliance Industries Q2 net profit jumps 18 pc to record Rs 11,262 cr

New Delhi, Oct 18: Reliance Industries on Friday reported an 18.6 per cent rise in consolidated net profit to a record Rs 11,262 crore for the second quarter of the current fiscal on the back of a t...

Jio Q2 net profit up 45.4% at Rs 990 crore

New Delhi, Oct 18: Telecom operator Reliance Jio on Friday posted a 45.4 per cent jump in its net profit to Rs 990 crore on a standalone basis in the July-September quarter of 2019-20 on account of g...

Sensex extends gain, Nifty above 11,600

Mumbai, Oct 18: Indian markets gained during the early trade on Friday as investors bought company shares with significant business in Britain after EU and Britain reached a new Brexit. Sensex ext...

Details of investment in Jammu and Kashmir would be available very soon: Sitharaman

Washington, Oct 17: The details of the government's policy to attract more investments in Jammu and Kashmir would be available very soon, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, listing out the pot...

Sensex opens marginally higher, Nifty nears 11,500

Mumbai, Oct 17: Healthy inflow of Foreign Institutional Investment and supportive global markets aided the Indian market to start in the green on Thursday. The benchmark Sensex opened at 38,647.44...

Markets open on positive note, PSU banks up

Mumbai, Oct 16: Indian markets opened higher on Wednesday led by gains in banks and financial sector stocks amid supportive global markets. At 9.45 a.m., the Sensex was trading 121.86 points highe...