Mamata leaves for Singapore to rope in investment

Expressing hope that talks during her Singapore visit can open new possibilities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday night urged everyone, especially the media to be positive of her trip which is aimed at roping in investment for the state.

Mamata Banerjee off to Singapore; to seek investment on 1st trip abroad

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday embarked on her maiden foreign visit to Singapore for attracting investment and partnership, even as opposition parties expressed scepticism about the state gaining anything from her initiative.

Mamata Banerjee will leave for Singapore on Sunday to attract investment

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would embark on her maiden foreign visit to Singapore on Sunday after assuming office in 2011, with an agenda to attract investment in the state.

APJ Abdul Kalam calls for big investment to promote research

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam today said there is not enough funding for basic science in India and called for `big` investment to promote researches in higher education.

NDA to bring broad changes in MNREGA

The NDA government has decided to bring broad changes in the rural job guarantee scheme launched by UPA by proposing at least Rs 25,000 crore of investment into agriculture alone.

Bihar moots industrial cabinet on lines of agriculture cabinet

The Bihar government today mooted the idea of an industrial cabinet on the lines of its agriculture cabinet to facilitate greater flow of investment in the state.

Mozambique mulls sovereign wealth fund

Mineral-rich Mozambique is considering the establishment of a sovereign wealth fund, the country`s finance minister said Thursday.

`Investments spurring growth of rail network in remote areas`

Heavy investments by companies involved in sectors like shipping and mining have helped bringing railway connectivity to many remote corners in country, Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar said.

PM`s group clears 147 projects worth Rs 5 lakh crore

Set up to track stalled mega investment schemes, the Prime Minister`s Project Monitoring Group (PMG) has cleared 147 projects, entailing an investment of around Rs 5 lakh crore.

`AP still favoured investment hotspot despite Telangana issue`

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy asserted that the state is still one of the most preferred investment destinations notwithstanding the ongoing political turmoil over Telangana.

Iran woos global investors; says no desire for nuclear weapons

Energy-rich Iran on Thursday sought to allay fears over its controversial nuclear programme and invited global investors to visit the nation to explore opportunities in its bid to normalise relations with the West.

Last decade was a `wasted` opportunity, says BJP

Blaming the Congress-led UPA for the poor state of country`s economy, BJP today said it was not global meltdown but absence of leadership, dual power centres and inherent corruption which led to the flight of investment.

Pranab backs PM`s claim, says fundamentals of economy strong

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday backed PM Manmohan Singh`s claim that the fundamentals of Indian economy were strong.

`India needs Rs 1.63 lakh cr investment in healthcare by 2017`

The Indian healthcare sector will need a total capital investment of Rs 1,62,500 crore to provide accessible and affordable healthcare during the 12th Plan period, says a report.

Industrialists apprehensive of investing in Punjab: Tewari

Manish Tewari on Wednesday hit out at the SAD-BJP government over its investment policy, alleging that industrialists who came to the state were asked to provide a "share" to those in power here.

Hungary opens consulate in Mumbai; invites India Inc to invest

Visiting Hungarian premier Viktor Orban today said his country is looking at increasing bilateral trade with India as he invited investments from the corporates.

Adequate investment needed in education, medical sectors: Prez

Asserting that India is a land of boundless opportunities, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday stressed for adequate investment in education and medical sectors for betterment of society.

Indian investments into Britain phenomenal: London Mayor

London Mayor Boris Johnson has described the post-Olympic surge in Indian investments into Britain as "phenomenal".

Moily orders bureaucrats to clear pending cases or face action

With indecision in past 2-3 years holding up investment, Oil Minister Veerappa Moily has ordered bureaucrats to clear pending cases or face action.

Illegal migrants may be banned from entering Russia

Foreigners coming to Russia may be denied entry for 10 years if they repeatedly violate immigration rules, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.