Sunday , 24 February 2019


ISRO urges India Inc to invest in space business

IANS   BENGALURU Indian space agency ISRO has urged the country’s industry to invest in space business in a big way, an official said on Thursday. “We (ISRO) are not satisfied with the current level of participation of the Indian industry in the space business, as they have only been vendors. We want them to be our partners,” Indian Space ... Read More »


Mankind Pharma joins hands with govt to rebuild Kerala PANAJI: Mankind Pharma, a quality-driven pharmaceutical company in India, donated Rs 1 crore towards Kerala’s Flood Relief Fund. This initiative is a step toward providing healthy living to people affected by the devastation caused by floods in the state. Mankind Pharma, an indigenous company is committed to supporting the state at this time ... Read More »

India needs to cut import bill, switch to electric: Amitabh Kant

IANS   NEW DELHI With 14 of the 20 most polluted global cities present in India, there is an urgent need to cut its import bill and switch the transport system from internal combustion to electric, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Thursday. He said considering that 76 per cent of all vehicles in India are two-wheelers which account ... Read More »

India, US vow to expand economic ties

NEW DELHI India and the US Thursday pledged to expand their bilateral trade and economic partnership with a view to promoting investment and job creation. According to a joint statement issued after the inaugural India-US Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue, the two nations also agreed to work collectively with other partner countries in the Indo-Pacific region to support transparent, responsible and sustainable ... Read More »

New National auto policy coming soon: Geete

IANS   NEW DELHI A new National Auto Policy is currently being readied which will lay emphasis on reducing vehicular emissions as well as on green mobility, Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete said on Wednesday. Also in the offing is the second edition of the Centre’s Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (Fame) programme which expires in ... Read More »

Determined to be heard, farmers, workers turn Delhi into sea of red

PTI   NEW DELHI Her feet were swollen, her legs weary and her body aching, but Sunita Devi was indefatigable as she held aloft a red flag and walked through the capital on a rain-drenched Wednesday morning, one of the many thousands of workers and farmers in a long and winding road of red. Driven by desperation and determined to ... Read More »


TechFest in city on Sept 7 PANAJI: The Indian Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) Goa chapter will be holding its annual flagship event TechFest-Goa 2018 on September 7 2018 at Vivanta by Taj, Panaji. The theme for the fest this year is, HVACR and Cold Chain for Inland, Coastal and Marine Industry. Substantial trade is being conducted ... Read More »

HC grants time to Centre to decide Vedanta’s plea

PTI   NEW DELHI The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted time to the Centre to decide Vedanta Ltd’s application for extension of the production sharing contract (PSC) to produce oil from a Rajasthan block. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao allowed the Centre’s plea seeking two months time to comply with the court’s ... Read More »

New industrial policy to deepen link with global supply chains: Prabhu

IANS NEW DELHI The soon-to-be released new industrial policy would help to link domestic industry with the global supply chain, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday. Addressing the annual session here of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), Prabhu said the auto component industry had successfully used the global linkage to promote sectoral growth. “We are coming ... Read More »

ICRA downgrades Jet’s short, long term credit ratings

IANS   NEW DELHI Financially troubled Jet Airways has flown into yet another air pocket with rating agency ICRA downgrading the company’s short and long term credit facilities. The downgraded comes at a time when India’s aviation sector faces the headwinds of rising fuel prices and a weak rupee amidst heavy competition and low air fares that have already pushed ... Read More »