Budget 2018 Countering the allegation that his government had reneged on the promise of creating 10 million jobs a year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi quoted a recent study showing seven million jobs had been created in the formal sector alone in the current financial year. “This data of seven million jobs is not like building… Continue reading Budget 2018: Unfair to judge me on demonetisation and GST only, says Modi
Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday that the upcoming Budget 2018 would be historical for Railways and capital investment plans were expected to increase by three times. “The capital investment plans of the Indian Railways are expected to almost triple between 2013-14, the last year of the Congress government, and 2018-19, the last… Continue reading Budget 2018 to be historical; Railways’ capital investment to triple: Goyal
With less than a week left for Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), India is getting decked up for the delegates from 150 countries, especially US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump. Ahead of her maiden visit to India, Ivanka Trump said she is looking forward to meeting Prime Minister Modi and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj… Continue reading GES 2017 highlights: America First, Make in India can co-exist, says Ivanka
After deciding to revoke the legal tender of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes in November last year, the Narendra Modi -led central government might now be working on another disruptive step to boost digital transactions — banning the cheque book. A senior functionary of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on November… Continue reading After note ban, will Modi govt now ban cheque books for its digital push?
Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari is likely to be the last-minute entry as a celebrity speaker at the eighth edition of the Global Entrepreneur Summit to be held in Hyderabad from Nov 28 to 30. Jayesh Ranjan, IT and commerce secretary in the government of Telangana told Business Standard “It’s work in progress.” But Aditi’s… Continue reading Padmavati fallout? Aditi Rao Hydari may replace Deepika at Ivanka event
Haryana’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Media Coordinator Suraj Pal Amu on Sunday passed derogatory remarks against ‘Padmavati‘ filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, actress Deepika Padukone and actor Ranveer Singh. Amu threatened actor Ranveer Singh, who is playing Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khilji in the movie, for supporting Bhansali. “If you (Ranveer Singh) do not take… Continue reading Padmavati row: BJP leader offers Rs 10 cr for Deepika, Bhansali head
From the beginning of COP23, the issue of loss and damage has cast a shadow over proceedings as developing countries argue for pre-2020 actions to be included. At present, a much more visible gloom hangs over Delhi – air pollution. Visibility has plummeted, a health emergency has been declared, and schools have been shut down.… Continue reading Health emergency: Delhi smog reveals global failure on climate change