India Business News

Auction action: Rs.61,091.83 crore spectrum bids received

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 9:52PM IST

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The government has received cumulative bids of Rs.61,091.83 crore for the second generation (2G) spectrum or airwaves auction. A total of 63 rounds of bidding were completed Wednesday.

India's industrial output contracts 0.6 percent in December

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 9:42PM IST

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) India's industrial output dropped by 0.6 percent in December, registering contraction for the third straight month due to a decline in manufacturing production, government data showed Wednesday.

New initiatives to boost tourism in Kerala

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 8:52PM IST

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday introduced two new initiatives to attract more tourists and enhance the travel experience in the state, an official said.

Karnataka CM lauds Kharge for pro-state interim railway budget

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 8:32PM IST

Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Wednesday lauded union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge for presenting a pro-passenger interim budget with a slew of new trains and projects for his home state.

Around 9 lakh girls helped by Bengal's Kanyashree scheme

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 8:22PM IST

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) Around nine lakh girl students have benefited from the Kanyashree scheme, a programme rolled out by the West Bengal government to prevent girls from being married off in their childhood, a minister said here Wednesday.

Mamata flays centre over interim rail budget

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 8:02PM IST

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday criticised the central government for the interim railway budget, saying the announcements made would become a huge burden for the new government that would come to power in a few months.

Pass women's reservation bill immediately: Activists

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 7:52PM IST

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Demanding immediate passage of the women's reservation bill, women rights groups and activists Wednesday took out a protest march here.

Mumbai airport's two showpiece projects operational

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 6:52PM IST

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Two new showpiece infrastructure projects - the Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) and the Sahar Elevated Access Road - opened here Wednesday.

January retail inflation eases to 24-month low

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 6:52PM IST

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Retail inflation in January eased to a 24-month low of 8.79 percent as compared to 9.87 percent of December 2013, government data showed Wednesday.

India's Industrial output down 0.6 percent

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 6:32PM IST

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) India's industrial output contracted for the third straight month in December by 0.6 percent due to a decline in manufacturing production, government data showed Wednesday.

Himachal CM invites investment in IT sector

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 5:52PM IST

Dharamsala, Feb 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Wednesday invited the entrepreneurs to set up information technology (IT) industry in the state.

Fourth phase of AIDS control programme launched

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 5:52PM IST

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The government Wednesday launched the fourth phase of the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) at a whopping cost of Rs.142.95 billion.

'Rule of law must for promoting Indo-US business, trade'

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 5:52PM IST

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The rule of law is not just a prerequisite for a vibrant society based on civil and human rights but also for robust bilateral and global economic and trade relations that are without uncertainties, said an expert Wednesday.

No fare hike, 72 new trains in India's interim rail budget (Roundup)

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 5:52PM IST

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge presented the interim rail budget for the next fiscal Wednesday sans much fanfare with no hike in fares or freight rates, and announced 72 new trains and connectivity to two more northeastern states.

Service tax on rice unfair, Jayalalithaa tells PM

by sulekha news on Feb 12 2014 5:42PM IST

Chennai, Feb 12 (IANS) Terming as unfair the central government's move to levy service tax on the storage of rice, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to declare rice an agricultural produce and refund the already collected tax.