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Andhra Pradesh best State to do business; Gujarat ranking slips further

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Andhra Pradesh continues to be the best State to do business while Gujarat slipped a position to rank fifth in the ease of doing business ranking prepared by the World Bank and the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). In the last year's ranking, Andhra Pradesh had jointly topped the...

‘There has been a dramatic shift to petrol cars’

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | Kushan Mitra

Rahil Ansari, Head of Audi India, was in Greater Noida recently to meet with customers ahead of the Audi Sportscar Experience. He took some time out to have a chat with Kushan Mitra. Excerpts: Are events like the Audi Sportscar Experience a good way to connect with your customers? Indeed, and not...

Sensex races past 36k-mark as earnings take centrestage

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | PTI | Mumbai

Rising for the third day, the BSE Sensex surged 305 points to recapture the 36,000-level while the NSE Nifty closed well above 10,900 on Tuesday as participants wagered on robust corporate earnings. Indices raced to over five-month highs on the back of unabated buying by domestic institutional investors and a good...

World’s largest mobile phone factory in Noida

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 | PTI | Noida

South Korean consumer electronics major Samsung on Monday inaugurated the world’s largest mobile phone factory here which will double its annual handset production capacity to 120 million units by 2020. The facility was inaugurated jointly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The new plant will help the...

Big step for Samsung; can they take on Chinese rivals

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 | Kushan Mitra | New Delhi

When Finnish phone-maker Nokia had their big fall from grade, South Korean Samsung Electronics was sitting pretty. The company was proving to be Apple Computer’s biggest competitor in the high-end smartphone space, Samsung’s series of high-end Galaxy S smartphones have been the iPhone’s biggest rivals for years. In India, Samsung became...

Sensex rises by 277 points on global cues

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 | PTI | Mumbai

The benchmark BSE Sensex on Monday surged by around 277 points to close at more than five-month high of 35,934.72 on heavy buying in energy, capital goods, power and banking stocks following positive leads from global markets. A strengthening rupee against the US dollar also bolstered the trading sentiment even...

Business Corner

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 | Agencies

CMD, NBCC HONOURED WITH DISTINGUISHED FELLOWSHIP Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, CMD, NBCC has been honoured with Distinguished Fellowship 2018 of Institute of Directors (IOD) by Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) in presence of Justice Dr. Arijit Pasayat, Former Judge of Supreme Court of India; Lt. Gen. JS Ahluwalia, PVSM...

NCLT dismisses Mistry’s plea against removal as Tata Sons chairman

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 | PTI | Mumbai

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Monday dismissed pleas of Cyrus Mistry challenging his removal as Tata Sons chairman as also the allegations of rampant misconduct on part of Ratan Tata and the company’s Board. A special bench of the tribunal held that the Board of Directors at Tata Sons...

Irdai: No vehicle insurance without PUC certificate

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Acting tough on those violating emission norms, Irdai has said vehicles without a valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate will not be insured. Irdai in a notification has directed all general insurance companies not to insure a vehicle unless it has a valid PUC certificate. Vehicle insurance is renewed every...

Piyush Goyal counters Amit Mitra’s GST refunds claim

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 | PTI | Kolkata

Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday countered the West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra’s claim on pending GST refunds of exporters. “From May 31 to June 15, all exporters were asked to claim refund and most of those who applied were paid. For claims up to Rs 10 lakh, a...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Demolition continues, encroachment in gated colonies to be razed too

19 Jul 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

The court ordered anti-encroachment drive continued in Dehradun with 280 encroachments being demolished and 185 being marked on Wednesday. A total of 2196 encroachments have been demolished, 4674 have been marked and 88 buildings have been sealed so far...

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