Buddhist tourist circuit beyond Bihar, UP planned

To popularise Buddhist tourism and to attract more foreign tourists, India's tourism ministry is planning to add more states to the Buddhist circuit apart from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, union Tourism Minister Shripad Naik said Thursday.

Over Rs 5,000 cr loss to J&K economy due to floods: Assocham

Devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir have caused an immediate loss of Rs 5,400-5,700 crore to the state's economy, with heavy damages to trade, hotels, restaurants, horticulture and handicraft, according to initial estimates of industry body Assocham.

Power supply worsened in Odisha despite huge investment: Study

Despite Odisha attracting 12 percent share in the new investments in the country's power sector, energy supply in the state has worsened due to rise in deficit, industry body ASSOCHAM said on Monday.

Assocham for allowing field trials in GM crops

Industry body Assocham has pitched for allowing field trials in biotechnology (BT) crops, terming it as a `pro-poor` step that will help in raising food production to feed the country`s rising population.

`Rioting and arson in Saharanpur caused Rs 244 crore loss`

Recent incidents of rioting and arson in Saharanpur has led to a loss of about Rs 244 crore to the city, says an Assocham study.

Narendra Modi govt`s mantra `delay out, decision in`: Javadekar

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Narendra Modi government believes in the mantra "delay is out, decision is in", and asserted that the job of the government is not to create roadblocks but to give impetus to entrepreneurship and industry.

UP law & order situation to affect inbound tourism: Assocham

Deteriorating law and order situation and incidents of rape in Uttar Pradesh, reverberating in the global media, will leave an adverse impact on the tourism sector of the country, an Assocham report has said.

Failure of regulatory mechanism behind rising fraud cases: CBI

The CBI on Tuesday blamed "collective failure" of regulatory oversight mechanism, including statutory auditors, for the rise in corporate frauds in recent years involving a sum of Rs 29,000 crore.

Three out of four working women in India have health problems: Study

A recent survey by Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) has found that three out of four working women in the country suffer from health disorders.

Need hi-tech gadgets, more security guards at ATMs: Assocham

Stressing on the need to install hi-tech gadgets and deploy security guards at all ATMs, industry body Assocham on Friday said a better surveillance mechanism must be put in place inside booths to help prevent attacks.

Assocham backs special category status demand by Bihar

Bihar needs special category status to sustain an impressive growth rate and also push inclusive growth of the country, industry body Assocham has said.

Security, other factors push Indians to shop online for Diwali

Security concerns, heavy discounts, abundant choices and rising fuel prices are some of the reasons why many Internet savvy Indians have shifted to online shopping this Diwali, says an Assocham survey.

India is opposed to any control on Internet: Kapil Sibal

India is opposed to any control on internet in the name of cyber security, said Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal.

Assam to give concessions for green energy generation: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday said the state government will promote generation of clean energy by offering concessions to the companies coming to invest in areas like solar and wind power.

ASSOCHAM seeks Rs 10,000 cr for rehabilitation work in Uttarakhand

Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industries (ASSOCHAM) on Sunday sought a special aid of Rs 10,000 crore from the Centre for rehabilitation and redevelopment work in disaster-hit Uttarakhand.

Movies today are made for a certain class: Javed Akhtar

Veteran scriptwriter and poet, Javed Akhtar, feels movies today are made for a certain class of audience and filmmakers only target metro cities for their project`s release.

`Indian business environment complicated’

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said India`s business environment is "complicated" for investors who want policy stability.

Courts need to improve "structure": Khurshid

After India lost an arbitration case over delayed judicial decisions, Khurshid emphasised on the need to improve "structure" of courts.

Kudankulam: Assocham welcomes TN govt`s decision

Industry body Assocham on Tuesday welcomed Jayalalithaa government`s decision to go ahead with the Rs 13,000-crore Kudankulam nuclear power plant.

`PM, higher judiciary be kept out of Lokpal ambit`

The Prime Minister and the higher judiciary should be kept out of the ambit of the Lokpal, according to leading business chambers body Assocham.