'Sharp decline in Kashmir tourism business post-flood disaster'

Jammu: The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India has said Kashmir?s tourism industry which has been badly hit by calamity has registered a steep fall of 55 per cent in business.

Compelling need for providing livelihood security to lower rungs of socio-economic ladder: Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee has said there is a compelling need to provide livelihood security to those in the lower rungs of the socio-economic ladder.

Need to provide security to lower workers: President

There is a need to provide livelihood security to those in the lower rungs of the socio-economic ladder, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday.

Andhra should focus on delayed projects on priority: Assocham

Industry body Assocham on Tuesday said though Andhra Pradesh has attracted good amount of investments in the past, there are delays in implementing the projects which need special focus.

Big names in Indian Super League will attract youngsters: Jerome Valcke
Big names in Indian Super League will attract youngsters: Jerome Valcke

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke Wednesday said the presence of big stars in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) will lure youngsters into taking up football, helping the growth of the sport in India.

Venkaiah Naidu asks real estate sector for "out of box" ideas

 Seeking "out of the box" ideas from the real estate sector for affordable housing, the Government on Wednesday said it will consider recommendations for investing insurance and pension funds in the sector.

Food map will help investors find right locations: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Union Minister for food processing industry Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said her ministry had created a district-wise 'food-map' to help investors find best locations to set up plants.

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.

Sandeep Jajodia set to be elected Boxing India chief

Business house Monnet Ispat head Sandeep Jajodia is all set to become the president of AIBA-approved Boxing India in its election to be held in Mumbai on July 9, according to a senior official of the group.

Sonowal wants India to become a sporting hub

Laying out his vision, new Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that India should aspire to become a sporting hub by making sports a way of life.

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.