Govt not considering amending FDI policy in defence sector

Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Monday informed Parliament that the government is not considering any proposal to amend FDI policy in defence, warehousing and food storage sectors.

India to set up educational institutions in Africa: Sharma

India is working closely with Africa to enhance cooperation and will set up educational institutions in the continent, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said on Sunday.

Pak Minister not to visit India as SAARC meet cancelled

Pakistan Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim has called off a visit to India later this month as a SAARC business meet he was scheduled to attend in New Delhi has been cancelled.

Pakistan minister calls off India visit over LoC tension

Pakistan Commerce Minister Amin Fahim has called off his scheduled visit to India in wake of prevailing tensions between two countries over violations along Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir region.

Anand Sharma not Krishna to head Cong sub-group on Fgn affairs

Commerce Minister Anand Sharma has replaced S M Krishna as chairman of Congress sub-group on India`s foreign relations at the party`s Chintan Shivir.

Ready for debate on govt decisions: Anand Sharma

Decrying "partisan" politics in policy decisions like FDI in multi-brand retail, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said he is ready for a debate on the recent government decisions.

Gujarat shining slogan far from reality: Anand Sharma

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Tuesday hit out at the Narendra Modi government in Gujarat.

UPA govt wins Parliament approval for FDI in retail

After Lok Sabha, the UPA government on Friday secured an easy victory in the Rajya Sabha as well on the issue of permitting FDI in multi-brand retail.

Anand Sharma defends decision on foreign capital in retail

Commerce and Industries Minister Anand Sharma defended government`s decision to allow foreign capital in multi-brand retail, saying it would save farm output and generate employment in the country.

FDI decision was not taken overnight: Anand Sharma

Responding to the allegations made by the Opposition, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said that the decision on FDI was not taken overnight.

Highlights of Lok Sabha debate on FDI in retail

The UPA government has won the vote on foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail in Lok Sabha.

Trinamool MP-Anand Sharma spat in Lok Sabha

Trinamool Cong MP Kalyan Banerjee and Comm Minister Anand Sharma had a spat inside the Lok Sabha, which turned ugly with the former turning abusive.

Not afraid of privilege motion: Anand Sharma

Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Thursday dared the Opposition to bring privilege motion against him in Parliament.

BJP MPs submit breach of privilege notice against Anand Sharma

BJP MPs Prakash Javadekar and Rajiv Pratap Rudy have submitted to the Rajya Sabha a breach of privilege notice against Union minister Anand Sharma.

Karat warns of `stormy` session after Anand`s remarks on FDI

CPI(M) on Monday warned that the upcoming winter session will turn "stormy" if the government takes refuge in Commerce Minister Anand Sharma`s argument.

Sonia Gandhi kick-starts campaign in Himachal Pradesh, slams BJP

Congress president Sonia Gandhi kick-started the party`s election campaign in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of doublespeak on corruption.

`Will cut VAT if Congress wins Himachal polls`

Commerce and Industry Ministry Anand Sharma has said that if the ruling Congress Party wins elections in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh next month, the Union Government will take steps to slash VAT.

Govt will not roll back decision to allow FDI in retail: Sharma

The government made it clear that the decision will not be rolled back as it is in the interest of farmers and consumers.

NDA had readied Cabinet note favouring FDI in retail: Sharma

Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Monday said the NDA government had readied a Cabinet note favouring 100 percent FDI in the sector.

`NDA had readied Cabinet note favouring FDI in retail`

Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Monday said the NDA government had readied a Cabinet note favouring 100 per cent FDI in the sector.