Russia expresses interest in aircraft production in India

Russia has expressed interest in production of civil and light transport aircraft in India with their technology, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Success at WTO without any compromise: Nirmala Sitharaman

 India has won a major victory at Geneva with the WTO accommodating its food security demands in a historic worldwide trade reform deal, which the government said was clinched without any conditions or concessions.

India, US agree to continue talks on visa and other issues

Seeking to further stimulate bilateral trade and investment, the Indo-US Trade Policy Forum, which met after a gap of four years, on Tuesday agreed to continue their engagement on visa related issues and enhance market access for agriculture products.

Sitharaman asks media to refrain from commodification of women

New Delhi; Criticising the way women are portrayed as a 'commodity' in the media, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday called for self-regulation and urged stakeholders to exercise freedom of choice with a certain sense of discretion.

India's strong leadership led to ending WTO impasse: Sitharaman

 India`s strong leadership and negotiating from a position of strength on the food security issue paved the way for ending the impasse at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Friday.

Nirmala Sitharaman to develop two adopted AP villages into model ones

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the villages adopted by her in Andhra Pradesh under a central scheme will be developed into model villages within one year.

President to inaugurate international trade fair Friday

 President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the India International Trade Fair Friday, in which South Africa has been nominated the partner country while Thailand is the focus country.

Nirmala Sitharaman adopts two villages in Andhra Pradesh

 Union Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman said here today that she has adopted two villages in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.

More women should hold key positions at work: Sitharaman

Union Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman said here on Friday that women have to occupy key positions in all walks of life in a large number in order to bring change in their status.

Law provides well drafted structure for CSR: Nirmala

The structure for social welfare spending under the new companies law is "absolutely well drafted" allowing corporates to spend money towards CSR activities without any ambiguity, government said on Wednesday.

India tightens grip over illegal import of Chinese crackers

Tightening its grip over illegal import of Chinese crackers which are reportedly flooding the Indian market, the Centre has issued a public notification warning importers and public of the legal consequences they would face if involved with it.

'Make in India' launch: Trust in govt is must to boost investment, says PM Modi

Seeking to make the country a global manufacturing hub, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the ambitious 'Make in India' campaign in the presence of global and domestic CEOs.

Important for us to succeed in 'Make in India' for global competitiveness: Mukesh Ambani

It is important for us to succeed in 'Make in India' for global competitiveness, said Mukesh Ambani.

Nirmala ​Sitharaman loses baggage, skips G20 reception

India's Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman lost her luggage enroute to the city and had to miss the G20 official reception as her formal clothes were in the suitcase.

Xi visit will direct change in India-China ties: Sitharaman

 Sino-Indian relations will see a "directional change" with Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the country next week, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Wednesday.

Xi Jinping's visit will direct change in India-China ties: Sitharaman

Sino-Indian relations will see a "directional change" with Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the country next week, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday.

'India hopeful of big Chinese investments during Xi Jinping's visit'

On a key visit to firm-up the ground for President Xi Jinping's visit to Delhi, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said China has shown keen interest to commit major investments in India besides addressing its concerns over mounting trade deficit.

NDA govt will not entertain FDI in multi-brand retail: Nirmala Sitharaman

Clearing government stand on FDI in multi-brand retailing, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the NDA government will not "entertain" foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail.

Opposition targets PM in Rajya Sabha over statement on WTO

Congress on Monday created uproar in Rajya Sabha and targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks that the previous UPA government sacrificed the interests of the poor at WTO and demanded a clarification from him in the House along with a discussion.

Anbumani was the first Minister to use Tamil in LS: PMK

PMK, an ally of NDA, on Saturday welcomed a BJP Minister`s reply in Tamil to a question in Parliament, but claimed its leader Anbumani Ramadoss was the first Union Minister in recent years to have used the regional language.