Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday launched a three-day pulse polio campaign at Jagatpura village in Mohali district. More than 33 lakh children of less than five years across the state will be administered polio drops as part of the National Immunization Day drive. After administering oral polio vaccine drops to children, the minister said the government is making all efforts to protect children from more and more diseases and emphasized that all vaccines under the programme must reach each and every child. He said during the current drive more than 50,000 health workers, anganwari workers, nursing students and volunteers will visit houses, slums, brick-kilns, railway stations, bus stands and other places to vaccinate children. The last case of polio was reported in 2011 in West Bengal. Punjab has not seen a case of polio since 2009.

Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa would showcase the state at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF), scheduled on January 20-24, at Davos in Switzerland for global investments, said... Read more »

Short-term inflation rise doesn’t lead to growth: Expert

By Anjana Das  New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The classical economic theory of high inflation leading to the gross domestic product (GDP) growth will not be applicable to India even if the... Read more »

Oil min to take Cabinet approval on gas sector reforms

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The government has decided against giving the power sector priority access to cheaper domestic gas. The petroleum ministry is finalising a note for the Cabinet on gas... Read more »

CPI MP urges govt to extend comment deadline on labour Codes

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) MP in the Rajya Sabha Binoy Viswam has requested Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar to extend deadline of inviting suggestions from the... Read more »

COAI seeks bare minimum regulation from TRAI: Rajan Mathews

By Anjana Das  New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Industry body COAI has sought minimum regulation from the telecom regulator to ensure smooth operation of the industry and intervene only when there is... Read more »

Commerce Ministry recommends only one bottle of duty-free alcohol

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In bad news for some foreign travellers, the Commerce Ministry has proposed restricting purchase of liquor at duty-free shops to one bottle. In addition, it has also... Read more »

COAI seeks bare minimum regulation from TRAI: Rajan Mathews

Jan 19 (IANS) Industry body COAI has sought minimum regulation from the telecom regulator to ensure smooth operation of the industry and intervene only when there is a breakdown of the market forces.... Read more »

MG does another Hector, closes ZS EV’s bookings

Jan 19 (IANS) Barely a year after successfully launching SUV Hector and bucking the slowdown trend, the Chinese automobile major SAIC-backed MG Motor India has repeated the feat again, this time with its... Read more »

Short-term inflation rise doesn’t lead to growth: Expert

 Jan 19 (IANS) The classical economic theory of high inflation leading to the gross domestic product (GDP) growth will not be applicable to India even if the retail inflation has touched 7.35 per... Read more »

India’s forex reserves inch up by $58 mn

 Jan 17 (IANS) India’s foreign exchange reserves inched up during the week ended January 10. However, the marginal accretion in reserves pushed it to touch a new record high. The Reserve Bank of... Read more »

India Inc rolls out red carpet for Bezos, BJP wants good stuff about India in WaPo

 Jan 17 (IANS) After the Narendra Modi government cold-shouldered Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, India Inc rolled out the red carpet for him in the country’s financial capital.... Read more »

Record wheat production expected, acreage over 330 lakh hectares

Jan 17 (IANS) Wheat production in the country is expected to touch new heights as the acreage of wheat sowing has gone beyond 330 lakh hectares this Rabi season, coupled with favourable weather... Read more »

RIL’s Q3 net profit rises to Rs 11,640 crore

 Jan 17 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd on Friday reported its highest-ever quarterly consolidated net profit of Rs 11,640 crore or $1.6 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, rising by 13.5 per... Read more »

Khuntia warns insurance industry of action on low pricing

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Citing examples of the state of Telecom and Aviation sectors due to below cost tariffs, Insurance regulator Subhash Khuntia on Friday said the health insurance industry should... Read more »

ED files chargesheet in Bhushan Power and Steel case

New Delhi, 17 Jan (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed its first chargesheet in the money laundering case related to Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd (BPSL). The chargesheet, filed on Friday... Read more »

FICCI ex-chief Suri lauded for enhancing Indo-Japan links

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Bharat Hotels Ltd head and former FICCI President Jyotsna Suri, who was recently conferred Japan’s high honour of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver... Read more »

Goyal welcomes ‘all kinds of investments under ambit of law’

Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) A day after belittling Amazon’s billion dollar investment, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday clarified that government welcomes all kinds of investments into the country which are within... Read more »

After Goyal’s snub, Bezos offers 10 lakh new jobs in India

Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) A day after Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal snubbed him during a public event, Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday announced that the ecommerce giant... Read more »

More than 300 items may see customs duty hike in Budget

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) As a measure to boost domestic small and medium industry, the government may consider a hike in customs duty on over 300 items like toys, furniture, footwear,... Read more »

Rupani flags off Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Tejas Express

Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday flagged off the second IRCTC-run Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Tejas Express from here. Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was to flag off the... Read more »