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Modi accuses Congress of shedding crocodile tears for farmers

Mirzapur, July 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress, as well as and other opposition parties, of shedding crocodile tears for farmers and said several irrigation projects in the country had languished in its rule. Addressing a public meeting after inaugurating the Bansagar canal project and laying foundation stone of Mirzapur medical college here, he said...

1 day ago
Modi inaugurates Bansagar canal project in Mirzapur

Mirzapur (UP), July 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a number of projects including the much awaited Bansagar canal which is expected to provide a big boost to irrigation. The Prime Minister arrived in Mirzapur on Sunday, on the second day of his visit to Uttar Pradesh. The Bansagar canal project would help at least 1.70 lakh farmers of both Mirzapur and ...

3 days ago
Pharma companies must invest in R&D to keep growing: Prabhu

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Noting that India is now recognized globally as a key player in the generic medicine industry, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday asked pharmaceutical companies to invest in research and development (R&D) for further growth of the sector. Speaking at an event here, organised by the Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India, Prabhu said the gov...

7 days ago
Samsung to make India a global export hub: Modi

Noida, July 9 (IANS) The world's largest mobile factory unveiled by South Korean tech giant Samsung in Noida will not only generate more jobs but also make India a global export hub, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday. Inaugurating the new facility spread over 129,000 sq metres at Sector 81 here, Modi said Samsung will export 30 per cent of the handsets made at the Noida factory...

7 days ago
Samsung to make India a global export hub: Modi

Noida, July 9 (IANS) The world's largest mobile factory of South Korean tech giant Samsung in Noida will not only generate more jobs but also make India a global export hub, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday. Inaugurating the new facility spread over 129,000 sq metres at Sector 81 here, Modi said Samsung will export 30 per cent of the handsets made at the Noida factory to other...

7 days ago
One GST rate was a ridiculous suggestion: Goyal

Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said the demand for a single rate in Goods and Services Tax (GST) was a ridiculous suggestion. There is a set of people who made ridiculous suggestion that there should be one rate of GST. It amazes me when the demand of single GST rate was raised, he said. According to him, a single GST rate of 18 per cent woul...

10 days ago
Airbus predicts demand for 37,390 new aircraft globally

London/ New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Aircraft manufacturer Airbus on Friday predicted a global demand of 37,390 new passenger and freighter planes valued at $5.8 trillion over the next 20-years. According to Airbus' new Global Market Forecast (GMF) 2018-2037, the world's passenger fleet is expected to more than double to 48,000 aircraft in 20 years with traffic growing at a resilient 4.4 per...

12 days ago
Modi siding with elite, while farmers, traders suffer: Rahul

Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of playing in the hands of select industrialists even though the middle class, the poor and the small-time traders were facing troubles times due to the policies of his government. On a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi, the Congress leader said peo...

15 days ago
People versus Established Order: Contradiction sharpens in New York and elsewhere

Does the stunning victory of a 28-year-old Latino bartender in New York this week over a 10-term Democratic lawmaker bear any resemblance to AAPs victory under a political novice, Arvind Kejriwal in February 2015? He thrashed Narendra Modis resurgent BJP and a Congress Chief Minister entering her fourth term. Of course, there are a thousand differences in detail but these are dwarfed by a basic s...

19 days ago
Goa casinos are here to stay, thanks to middle class boom: Study

Panaji, June 27 (IANS) As it is in Macau, also colonised by the Portuguese, casinos in Goa are here to stay, thanks to the Indian middle class tourism boom and the attractive economic footprint of the glitzy industry, says one of the first published studies on the controversial industry in the coastal state. The study, however, points out that efforts are needed to implement sustainable ...

20 days ago
Rising 'New India' offers great potential for investors: Modi

Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said a rising New India is one of the top investor-friendly, low risk political economies in the world and with its bold reforms the country offers great untapped potential for investors across the world. A 'New India' is rising. It is an India that stands on the pillars of economic opportunity for all, knowledge economy, hol...

1 month ago
Mid-term poll will call Kejriwal's bluff

The biggest argument against granting full statehood to Delhi is Arvind Kejriwal himself. If an election leads to the elevation of what a former Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, called a yeda Chief Minister -- yeda is a Marathi word for unhinged -- when referring to Kejriwal, then the risk of elevating the status of the national capital cannot be taken. Shinde's ire related to K...

1 month ago
Mahua goes mainstream: Goa's alcohol man taps into flower power

Panaji, June 15 (IANS) If everything Midas touched turned to gold, in the case of the 60-something Desmond Nazareth, everything he touches, including, agave, sugarcane and now mahua, seems to transform into distilled alcohol. For Nazareth, promoter of Desmondji, an Indian brand specialising in distilled alcohol, liqueurs and the like, the latest two offerings, mahua alcohol and mahua liq...

1 month ago
Trudeau, Trump discuss accelerating NAFTA talks at G7

Quebec (Canada), June 9 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump discussed accelerating the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) talks during a bilateral meeting at the ongoing G7 summit here. The Prime Minister and the President had a very positive, productive meeting and it lasted longer than originally scheduled, CBC News quoted a senior Can...

1 month ago
Indonesia aiming at 7 lakh tourists from India in 2018

Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) Amid a significant increase in tourist traffic between the two countries in the last few years, Indonesia is aiming at seven lakh tourists from India in 2018, its envoy Sidharto R. Suryodipuro said here on Friday. The number of Indian tourists to Indonesia last year was close to half a million people (4.85 lakh) while the number of people travelling to India from t...

1 month ago
Corporate wellness goals will spell good health for healthcare industry

With a surge in unhealthy lifestyles, increased cases of mental illness and NCDs in India the concept of workplace wellness has become pertinent. The market for corporate wellness, valued at $3.4 billion in 2015, is expected to reach $7.4 billion by 2024 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of nine per cent in the Asia-Pacific during this period. Achieving a work-life balance has been a str...

1 month ago
Our aim is affordable healthcare for all: Modi

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government's aim is to ensure affordable healthcare to every citizen and to achieve this it will open about 1,500 more generic medicine centre across the country. Speaking to the beneficiaries of government health schemes through 'video bridge', Modi termed health the basis of all success and prosperity and acknowle...

1 month ago
No question of rollback of fuel price deregulation: Oil Minister

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Sternly ruling out any rollback of deregulation of fuel prices, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said despite having the burden of repaying oil bonds, the government will take full responsibility of keeping fuel prices in check and ensuring they don't go out of reach of the common man. Addressing a press conference here, Pradhan reiterated that the go...

1 month ago
A primer on populism and its unexpected past practitioners

Title: History Repeating - Why Populists Rise and Governments Fall; Author: Sam Wilkin; Publisher: Profile Books/Hachette India; Pages: 288; Price: Rs 599 Take a prosperous country facing a recent economic crisis where there is suddenly an improbable candidate for top office - a businessman claiming to be so rich as to be incorruptible and pledging to revive industry. He easily wins with...

1 month ago
Lakhs join 'Tweet Morcha' against fuel price hike

Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) People across the country tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday demanding a cut in fuel prices in a unique Tweet Morcha organised by the Mumbai Congress. The online protest was organised by state party President Sanjay Nirupam and author Sucheta Dalal and joined by prominent Mumbaikars, celebrities and c...

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