Friday , 24 February 2017


Economy poised to achieve 9-10% growth rate: PM

WASHINGTON: The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday said India was poised to achieve 9-10 per cent economic growth but for this it required protection-free international climate.

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Signs of strong recovery in global IT market

BANGALORE: The global IT market is set for a strong recovery this year on signs of a revival in tech spending in the US and other developed countries after over a year of gloom and doom, a study by Forrester Research has revealed.

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Lessons of US health reform act for India

By Tensing Rodrigues
Last Friday we looked at the principal features of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of US. Too good, right? That’s exactly the reason I thought of covering it in this column; many of us might have been tempted to wonder: why cannot we have something like this?

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Goa Carbon proposes 20% dividend

PANAJI: The board of directors of Goa Carbon Ltd. (GCL) recently approved the audited results for the fourth quarter and full year ended March 31, 2010. A Dempo group company, GCL is the second largest manufacturer of Calcined Petroleum Coke (CPC) in the country.

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IRDA asks life insurers to defy SEBI ban

CHENNAI: The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has asked 14 life insurers to defy the ban imposed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on selling unit linked insurance policies (ULIP).

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Aparant Maand event at Bicholim

PANAJI: The Goa Handicrafts Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation has organised a Aparant Maand- an exhibition cum sale of exquisite handicrafts and allied items, at Chatrapati Shivaji Maidan, Bicholim from April 11 to 18.

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RBI may lift CRR, rates by 0.25-0.5% on April 20

MUMBAI: Growing concerns about runaway inflation and signs of stable economic recovery may prompt the Reserve Bank to hike its key short-term rates and cash reserve ratio by 0.25-0.5 per cent at its annual monetary policy on April 20, top bankers today said.

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Bangladesh asks India to invest in energy sector

DHAKA: India should invest in Bangladesh’s energy sector, which requires up to $10 billion to generate electricity and another $2 billion to mine coal over the next five years, the headof a Bangladesh-India business group said on Sunday.

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