State hospital beds in West Bengal to rise to 80,000 in 2015

 The West Bengal government will be adding 17,000 hospital beds this year to the existing 63,000 to boost delivery of health care facilities, an official said here.

Nirmala Sitharaman to lead Indian delegation to St. Petersburg

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will lead an Indian delegation for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2015, to be held at St. Petersburg between June 18-20, a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) statement said.

President meets business delegation ahead of his visit

 President Pranab Mukherjee has said that there is great potential for business as well as academic cooperation between India and Sweden and Belarus, the two countries he is visiting from Sunday.

'Centre, state govts should focus on policy implementation'

The newly-elected CII Northern Region chairman Shreekant Somany on Wednesday said both central and state governments should focus on early implementation of policies, projects and reforms to remove procedural and other bottlenecks to attract investments in the northern region.

Govt looking at amending Prevention of Corruption Act: Arun Jaitley

Government is considering amending the Prevention of Corruption Act, Finance Minister Arun Jatiley on Monday said against the backdrop of criminal cases being lodged against industry and decision-makers.

Court will slap me in face, if I get rid of casinos: Goa CM

 If he gets rid of Goa`s offshore casinos, he will get a slap in the face from the judiciary, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday.

India, US can make this world a better place for all: PM Modi

The joined hands of India and the United States will make this world a better place for all, said PM Narendra Modi at India-US Business Summit on Monday

Invest in girls to fight climate change: Ashok Khosla

Investing for girls’ education and employment can be helpful in curbing carbon emissions, said Ashok Khosla, an expert on environment and sustainable development.

HRD planning 'Think in India' drive to up innovation: Irani
HRD planning 'Think in India' drive to up innovation: Irani

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign, the HRD ministry is planning to come up with a 'Think in India' drive to encourage students and researchers to come up with innovations and new ideas and to keep the talent back home from leaving abroad.

Maha to create 'e-platform' to speed up clearance for industry

 Maharashtra government will create a "e-platform" to monitor the movement of files related to setting up of new industries and investment in the state, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here on Wednesday.

Airport, mining, investment board: A wish-list for new Goa CM

Panaji: With new Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar at the helm, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Goa has drawn up a virtual to-do list for the new appointee who succeeded Manohar Parrikar after he became the defence minister Sunday.

Uniform multi-modal transport policy on anvil: Gadkari

 To strengthen the country's transportation system, the government is working on a uniform multi-modal transport policy that would cover road and sea ways among others.

Transparency good, but keep media out of deliberations: Goa CM

Transparency is good, but it has limitations and the media should be kept out of processes and deliberations because it tends to create confusion, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Sunday.

Kiran Bedi lauds achievements of Modi govt's 100-day rule

Urging people to become participatory citizens in the changing India under Narendra Modi's leadership, social activist Kiran Bedi on Thursday said she had noticed tightening of bureaucracy and shifting of foreign policy during the 100-day rule of NDA government.

'Centre finalises universal health assurance programme'

The central government is in the process of finalising the Universal Health Assurance (UHA) programme and it will be presented to the nation within the current financial year, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Wednesday.

`Lack of infrastructure hurting sports tourism`

Lack of infrastructure in the country was the highlight of a roundtable on sports tourism organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here Friday.

CII should be abolished: Pak civil society

Pakistan`s civil society members on Thursday slammed the Council of Islamic Ideology as "barbaric, medieval and cruel" after the constitutional body issued a controversial ruling saying a man does not need his wife`s consent for a second marriage.

IPL-fixing scandal: Raj Kundra will cooperate, says Royals CEO

The chief executive of Rajasthan Royals (RR), Raghu Iyer said the franchise is ready to cooperate with the investigating agencies if they probe its co-owner Raj Kundra`s alleged role in betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Digi-enterprise: The enterprise of tomorrow

The ongoing evolution of technology means that businesses are in a constant state of change in order to stay apace with the market, say experts at a seminar on digital transformation.