Setback for Vedanta, SC refuses re-opening of TN copper smelting plant

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In a set-back to Vedanta, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to order the re-opening of its Sterlite Copper Smelting plant located in Tamil Nadu as it set-aside... Read more »

Niti Aayog delegation visits Saudi Arabia, Invest India grid launched

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Invest India Grid was launched in Saudi Arabia during the visit of Niti Aayog delegation with 40 opportunities of investment, trade and business also identified during the visit.... Read more »

Chinese shares open higher; yuan weakens

Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher on Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.65 per cent to open at 2,699.82 points. The Shenzhen Component Index opened 0.77 per cent... Read more »

Jammu-Srinagar highway to open for one-way traffic

Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway is slated to open for one-way traffic on Monday, according to a traffic department official. “Traffic moved from Srinagar to Jammu yesterday (Sunday). But many... Read more »

DoT seeks to assures BSNL staff on 4G ahead of strike

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will soon seek the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) views on administrative allocation, quantum, price and appropriate frequency band for allotting 4G... Read more »

India imposes 200% import duty on Pak goods

(IANS) A day after withdrawing the Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan, India on Saturday slapped a 200 per cent import duty on all goods originating or exported from Pakistan. To enable... Read more »

Vande Bharat Express ready for commercial run on Sunday: Railways

(IANS) Allaying apprehensions about unusual stop for over three hours of the Vande Bharat Express, a day after its launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Railways on Saturday said the indigenously... Read more »

88 smartphone brands fight for mere 0.3% market share in India

By Nishant Arora New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) While the top five smartphone brands currently enjoy a market share exceeding 75 per cent in India, whatever is left is now being shared by... Read more »

US dollar retreats amid soft economic data

New York, Feb 16 (IANS) The US dollar declined as market participants digested a slew of downbeat data. In late New York trading on Friday, the euro fell to $1.1295 from $1.1299 in... Read more »

Amazon leads $700mn investment in electric truck startup

San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) US online retail giant Amazon is leading a $700-million funding round for electric truck startup Rivian Automotive, Rivian has said. The latest funds will help produce its first... Read more »

Bengal may exceed CGST target: Official

(IANS) About Rs 12,000 crore of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) was collected from West Bengal during the current fiscal till December 2018, an official said on Friday. The overall CGST collection... Read more »

India’s exports in Jan up 4%, trade deficit widens to $14.73 billion

(IANS) India’s merchandise exports grew 3.74 per cent on a year-on-year basis in January to $26.36 billion, from $25.41 billion reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday.... Read more »