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Govt approves Rs 1 lakh crore Digital India programme

Govt approves Rs 1 lakh crore Digital India programme

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 22:19

The government on Wednesday approved an umbrella programme Digital India comprising various projects worth about Rs 1 lakh crore to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy.

Assam losing Rs 200 cr annually due to floods: Economic Survey

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 11:35

Assam suffers an average loss of Rs 200 crore every year due to devastating floods with nearly 40 per cent of the state`s total land declared as flood-prone by the government.

US stocks rise on housing data, Home Depot earnings

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 02:51

US stocks on Tuesday finished with solid gains following encouraging economic data and a solid earnings report from Home Depot.

Narendra Modi seeks ideas to replace Soviet-style planning

Narendra Modi seeks ideas to replace Soviet-style planning

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 17:50

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sought suggestions from the public to help re-fashion the Soviet-inspired central Planning Commission that supporters say is in line with a new, open style of governance.

India risks loss of 8.7% of GDP by 2100 on climate change: ADB

India risks loss of 8.7% of GDP by 2100 on climate change: ADB

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 17:23

A global failure to respond to climate changes could result in about 8.7 percent economic loss in India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2100, Asian Development Bank said on Tuesday.

Punjab`s reformation is NDA govt`s priority: Harsimrat Kaur

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 00:27

Union Minister and senior SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday said socio-economic reformation of Punjab is the priority of the NDA government at the Centre while the agenda of Congress is to "loot" the country.

Brussels pleads with Germany to let wages rise

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 05:46

Germany must increase workers` salaries to help its neighbours out of the economic slump, the European Union`s employment commissioner Laszlo Andor said on Saturday.

Govt against high taxation; both pro-business, pro-poor: FM

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 18:35

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government does not believe in a high taxation regime but is being pro-business and pro-poor at the same time.

Govt enlists measures to improve ease of doing business

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 16:28

The government on Saturday said that it has taken a series of steps to improve ease of doing business that include having a timeline for clearance of applications, de-licensing the manufacturing of many defence products and introduction of e-Biz project for single window clearance.

Arun Jaitley for rationalising subsidies

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 16:15

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the ballooning subsidy bill needs to be lowered by rationalising the dole-outs.

Low growth, high inflation not acceptable: Jaitley

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 14:50

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the current situation of high inflation and low growth has to be reversed to achieve sustainable GDP expansion along with improvement in price situation.

Modi to launch mega-infra projects in Maharashtra

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 17:17

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Rs.6,000 crore port-based multi-product special economic zone (SEZ) here Saturday, officials said Friday.