Financial rewards help smokers kick the butt

Offering small financial incentives doubles smoking cessation rates among socio-economically disadvantaged smokers, especially women, says a new research.

New iPhone app adds incentives to go to the gym

If a bulging waistline isn`t enough of a motivator to go to the gym, a new iPhone app adds a financial incentive to provide that extra nudge.

Incentives can reduce Asia gender gap: UN

South Asia fared worst on gender equality in UNDP figures released in 2010.

US offers incentives to extend settlement freeze: Israeli

The US has offered Israel incentives to extend settlement freeze to help keep the Palestinians in peace talks.

Incentive for timely bill payment to Haryana panchayats

Panchayats in Haryana will get cash incentives if they persuade residents in their jurisdiction to pay their electricity bills on time, a senior official said here Wednesday.

Pakistan offers incentives to bomb-hit NWFP

Pakistan on Thursday offered millions of dollars in tax breaks, financial aid and relief measures for its war-torn northwest that business leaders rubbished as insufficient.

Govt may withdraw fiscal incentives given to exporters

The Finance Ministry may withdraw fiscal incentives given to exporters to fix the budgetary hole, Commerce Secretary Rahul Kullar said here on Wednesday.

Govt mulling fewer incentives for industries on fertile land

The Uttarakhand government is
planning to bring in a provision that will allow the state to
give less incentives to industries set up on fertile land.

Air India mulls abolishing incentives to cut costs

The Air India management is understood to be contemplating abolishing productivity-linked incentives of top executives as a part of
cost-saving plan, sources said on Monday.

AI Pilots meet with CLC over salaries, incentives

Air India pilots on Monday demanded
payment of their salaries and incentives before November 20,
failing which they would be forced to proceed on strike as per
the notice given to the airline management.

Govt mulls more incentives for exporters: Reports

The govt may offer more incentives for exporters on top of the stimulus measures announced last year to help labour-intensive export firms hit by the global economic slump, newspapers quoted trade minister Anand Sharma as saying.

Incentives on anvil to prompt cos to get listed: Khurshid

The government on Monday said it was
looking at ways to provide incentives to companies to encourage them to get listed on the stock exchanges.

Duty drawback, entitlement schemes are incentives: SC

The Supreme Court has said profits
derived from the Duty Entitlement Passbook Scheme and the Duty
Drawback Scheme are incentives and cannot be termed as profits
from business to claim income tax deductions.

‘Lack of incentives driving away FDI in defence sector’

Pitching for raising FDI limit to 49% in the defence sector, a study on India`s military exports has said global players are reluctant to fund the industry in the capital-intensive sector due to lack of incentives.