Taking steps to get EU ban on Indian vegetables lifted: Govt

The government on Thursday said it is taking all diplomatic steps to help get the European Union ban on four Indian vegetables lifted and is taking up the issue at appropriate forums.

Not a rosy picture for Indian students coming to UK: Sitharaman
Not a rosy picture for Indian students coming to UK: Sitharaman

Coming to the UK for studies is not not a "rosy picture" for Indian students and most of them go to the US, visiting Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said.

Rubber cultivation to be boosted in Tripura

Agartala: To meet India's growing demand for natural rubber, the government is giving greater impetus to rubber cultivation in areas like Tripura, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. Tripura is the second largest rubber producer in the country after Kerala.

Andhra Pradesh govt acquires nearly 3000 acres for new capital

The Guntur district administration has so far acquired nearly 2,500-3,000 acres from farmers for developing the new state capital around Vijayawada-Guntur stretch, Andhra Pradesh Information and Public Relations Minister Palle Raghunatha Reddy said on Saturday.

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.