Inflation under control, no rise since 2014: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

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Kolkata: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said inflation is completely under control and that it has not risen since 2014. Live TV Inflation is absolutely under control. Nobody can question our government on inflation. Inflation has not risen since 2014. It was up during 2009-14 (during the UPA-II). The price rise was in two digits for commodities during that per

In relief to customers, IRCTC reduces convenience fees charged on e-tickets

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New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Tuesday reduced the convenience fees to be charged from customers for booking e-tickets online through IRCTC will now charge Rs. 15 per ticket for booking non-AC coaches online while it will charge Rs. 30 per ticket for booking AC and First Class tickets.  This is a 25 per cent decrease in

Indias core sectors grows 2.1% in February

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New Delhi: Eight Core Industries grew 2.1 percent in February as against 1.5 percent in January, government data showed on Monday. Its cumulative growth during April to February, 2018-19 was 4.3 percent. Eight infrastructure sectors -- coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity -- had grown by 5.3 percent in February 2018. Coal p

Indias GDP to grow at 7.2% in 2018-19, predicts Central Statistics Office

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New Delhi: The growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during 2018-19 is on Monday estimated at 7.2 per cent as against 6.7 per cent in the previous fiscal. According to the Central Statistics Office, the economy is expected to grow majorly due to improvement in the performance of agriculture and manufacturing sectors. Releasing the first advance estimates of National Income f

New definition of kilogram from May next year Government

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India will adopt a new definition of the kilogram (kg) from May next year, after representatives of 60 countries last week voted to redefine the International System of Units.

The new SI System will be helpful in bringing in accuracy while dealing with international trade, biotechnology, high-tech manufacturing and human health and safety, said Consumer Affairs Secreta

PM Narendra Modi aims to double Indian economy eyes top 50 rank in ease of doing business

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday set an ambitious target of India breaking into top 50 nations in the World Bank's 'Ease of Doing Business' ranking and said efforts are on to nearly double the size of country's economy to USD 5 trillion.

In his opening remarks at a meeting called on 'ease of doing business' ranking with the Indi

Statue of Unity Kevadiya villagers write open letter to PM Narendra Modi say wont welcome you

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KEVADIYA: Ahead of the scheduled unveiling of the 'Statue of Unity', the villagers of Kevadia have written an open letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating that they won't welcome him during the event on October 31.

According to PTI, the letter has been written by headmen of nearly 22 villages situated near the Sardar Sarovar

IKEA store attracts 40000 customers on first day

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Hyderabad: About 40,000 people visited IKEA`s first India store on the opening day here , a company spokesperson told IANS.

The world`s leading Swedish home furnishings retailer received huge response from customers on Thursday.

The spokesperson, however, declined to share the numbers relating to the business transacted on the first day.

However, the respon

Mukesh Ambani topples Alibabas Jack Ma to become Asias richest person

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Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani became the richest Asian on Friday, pushing Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma to the second spot, according to a report by Bloomberg.

The market valuation of Reliance Industries surged past Rs 7 lakh crore mark during Friday morning trade, as Ambani positioned his company to disrupt the e-commerce space in India.


Mukesh Ambani reappointed Reliance Chairman for 5 more years

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New Delhi: Shareholders of Reliance Industries have approved giving Mukesh Ambani another five years as the Chairman and Managing Director of the company. Ambani, 61, has been on the board of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) since 1977 and was elevated as Chairman of the company after the death of his father and group patriarch Dhirubhai Ambani in July 2002.

The company p

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