Faridabad would be a super Smart City soon: ASSOCHAM

ASSOCHAM Thursday welcomed the Centre's decision to include Faridabad in the list of proposed Smart Cities of the country, saying its ideal positioning would ensure in the unleashing of entrepreneurial potential.

Only 35 out of 84 lakh 'asanas' for big yoga day

The first International Yoga Day, to be observed on Sunday, would see people performing just 35 'asanas' out of over 84 lakh specified in the ancient Indian physical, mental, and spiritual discipline.

Paris climate meet must have universal agreement: French envoy

French Ambassador Francois Richier Thursday said the climate change conference in Paris later this year should frame a "universal agreement" of all countries' commitment to reduce rising temperature and that it must address different situations of carbon emission faced by them.

Nepal wants Indian cos to set up shop, help rebuild country

 Nepal today called upon Indian businesses to set up units in the Himalayan nation and produce goods to be sold in China, which offers a huge market.

Admission stress grips 86% of Std XII students: ASSOCHAM report

86% students of standard XII and 62.5% of standard X are fighting off nervousness and anxiety disorder according to a new ASSOCHAM report.

President meets business delegation ahead of his visit

 President Pranab Mukherjee has said that there is great potential for business as well as academic cooperation between India and Sweden and Belarus, the two countries he is visiting from Sunday.

Barcelona's youth team to play in India
Barcelona's youth team to play in India

India could soon experience the beauty of Spanish football from close quarters with Catalan giants Barcelona's youth team participating as special invitee at the BRICS U-17 Football Cup, to be held here in April 2016.

BRICS U-17 football tournament set to be held in India
BRICS U-17 football tournament set to be held in India

 Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has proposed a BRICS Under-17 Football Cup in India next year and a Memorandum of Understanding is set to be signed on Tuesday with Brazilian representatives here.

Optimisation of Net Neutrality needed for citizens' welfare: Assocham
Optimisation of Net Neutrality needed for citizens' welfare: Assocham

Stressing the importance of Net Neutrality in India, industry chamber Assocham on Monday said it has to be optimised for the maximum welfare of the citizens.

Delhi an unplanned city: Manish Sisodia

Terming the national capital as an "unplanned city", Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday sought innovative ideas from corporates to improve the standards of living in the city.

Govt for deployment of women in all police stations

In view of serious concerns about women security, the Centre on Monday said it was trying to ensure deployment of police women in all police stations across the country rather than having all-women police stations.

Food prices to shoot up sharply because of unseasonal rains

Food prices are expected to shoot up sharply because of untimely rains.

Organic farm area rise in MP didn't benefit farmers: Assocham

 Industry body Assocham on Thursday said that area under organic farming in Madhya Pradesh has increased to over 26 lakh hectares in 2014 from 4.32 lakh hectares in 2010 but farmers have not been able to reap its benefits.

Sexual harassment: Govt tells biz chambers to submit report

Taking strong exception to most of the private companies in the country not having internal committees to address sexual harassment cases, the Centre has asked leading business chambers to submit monthly compliance report and said strict action will be taken against violators.

'Indian pharma firms must innovate in face of generic drugs slowdown'

Indian pharmaceuticals companies need to diversify their product range and focus on evolving as innovators as growth in generic market is expected to slow down over the next decade, a study by industry body Assocham said on Monday.

Tamil Nadu ranked one of the best performing states: ASSOCHAM

 Ahead of its Global Investors Meet scheduled this May, Tamil Nadu got a booster dose on Sunday with industry lobby body ASSOCHAM ranking the state as one of the best performers in the country.

Coaching classes serve as a parallel education system
Coaching classes serve as a parallel education system

Coaching classes are a support system for students preparing for board or competitive exams. Prachi Rege delves into the evolution, functioning and trends of what has emerged as an 'uber cousin' of the formal education system.

India to join top global league with proposed black money law

India will join the league of countries like Singapore, UK and the US with its proposed law to check black money, under which those hiding income and evading tax in relation to foreign assets can be slapped with a prison term of up to ten years.

Swine flu: 100 deaths in three days take toll to 585

The death toll from swine flu this year has soared to 585 with 100 more casualties reported across the country in three days since Feb. 12.A total of 8,423 people have contracted swine flu this year in the country.