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FICCI urges government to put curbs on counterfeit goods

Industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Monday urged the government to take swift action to clamp down on the rising illicit trade in smuggled and counterfeit goods in India.

The industry didn't consider me good looking: Richa Chadha

The industry didn't consider me good looking: Richa Chadha

Actress Richa Chadha says the Hindi film industry didn't consider her good looking because of her skin colour and body type.

India Inc's biz confidence hit post note ban as sales plunge

Ahead of the Budget, a survey has revealed that India Inc's business confidence slipped to a four quarter low as demonetisation pulled down performance and clouded its assessment of the economy.

Sundar Pichai's India visit: Key takeaways from Google event

Sundar Pichai's India visit: Key takeaways from Google event

To further tap into the 51-million strong small and medium businesses (SMBs) market in the country, Google's India-born chief Sundar Pichai on Wednesday, during Google event, announced a number of initiatives to help these enterprises go digital. 

 GST can be implemented anytime between April 1-September 16: Arun Jaitley

GST can be implemented anytime between April 1-September 16: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that GST is a transactional levy that unlike income tax can be implemented anytime during the year.

RBI monetary policy: India Inc disappointed as Urjit Patel keeps rates unchanged

With RBI belying expectations of a rate cut, India Inc Wednesday expressed disappointment saying a rate cut was needed to provide fillip to the flagging industrial economy and stimulate consumption that has been hit by demonetisation.

Business confidence rise to six-quarter high, demand gains strength: Survey

Business confidence rise to six-quarter high, demand gains strength: Survey

The Overall Business Confidence Index (OBCI) rose to a six-quarter high and demand side in the economy is gradually gaining strength, a Ficci survey said on Wednesday.

Indian economy faring better, credit an issue, says 'optimistic' India Inc

Indian economy faring better, credit an issue, says 'optimistic' India Inc

The Overall Business Confidence Index (OBCI) rose to a six quarter high in the Business Confidence Survey conducted by Ficci, indicating that demand is gaining traction. The index value stood at 67.3 in the current round as against 62.8 in the previous poll.

UK visa crackdown: FICCI expresses concern, calls on Brit govt to exercise 'caution'

UK visa crackdown: FICCI expresses concern, calls on Brit govt to exercise 'caution'

FICCI Wednesday expressed concerns over the UK government's recent announcements indicating tightening of visa regulations for students and professionals from outside the European Union, including India.

KPMG-Ficci tie up for GST awareness

Tax consultancy firm KPMG on Monday said it has tied up with industry chamber Ficci for an awareness campaign on GST to highlight benefits and challenges of the new indirect tax regime.
 

'More than 8 lakh additional hospital beds required in Northeast to equal world average'

Poor healthcare services in the Northeast and the need to enhance manpower, including setting up of more medical colleges in the region are the requirement of the day.  

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to meet industry chambers, CAs on black money window

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to meet industry chambers, CAs on black money window

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet industry associations tomorrow to clear doubts about the four-month window provided to holders of undeclared wealth to come clean.

Manufacturing sector likely to slow down in April-June quarter: FICCI

Manufacturing sector likely to slow down in April-June quarter: FICCI

Growth of India's manufacturing sector may decelerate during June quarter due to factors like bleak export outlook, poor demand and high cost of borrowing, a FICCI survey has said.

Housing demand may pick up in next six months: Knight Frank

Housing demand may pick up in next six months: Knight Frank

Housing demand is expected to pick up in next six months as sentiments have improved after the government announced tax incentives to the real estate sector in this year's budget, according to a survey.

Fire at FICCI building: What we lost at the National Museum of Natural History

Fire at FICCI building: What we lost at the National Museum of Natural History

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar described the development as “unfortunate” and “a real loss”.

Delhi: Fire at FICCI complex destroys National Museum of Natural History

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Govt orders fire safety audit of all museums post blaze at National Museum of Natural History

Govt orders fire safety audit of all museums post blaze at National Museum of Natural History

The museum was completely destroyed in the fire at the FICCI complex at Mandi House in central Delhi.

WATCH VIDEO: Major fire destroys National Museum of Natural History at FICCI complex

WATCH VIDEO: Major fire destroys National Museum of Natural History at FICCI complex

A major fire at the FICCI complex in central Delhi on Tuesday completely gutted the National Museum of Natural History housed inside the building.

National Museum of Natural History completely gutted in major fire – SEE PICS

National Museum of Natural History completely gutted in major fire – SEE PICS

Here are some of the pictures of the fire at the FICCI complex.

Massive fire destroys National Museum of Natural History in Delhi; govt says 'real loss'

Massive fire destroys National Museum of Natural History in Delhi; govt says 'real loss'

Since the fire broke out late in the night, not too many people were inside the building which was under renovation.