NEW DELHI: As the Make in India campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes two years, the government on Sunday announced that foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into the country had recorded their highest level on the basis of a yearly comparision. "India records its highest ever year-on-year FDI inflows. There has never been a better time to #MakeInIndia," the Department of Industrial Policy...
NEW DELHI - India on Friday signed a deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets to meet critical operational requirement for a multi-role combat aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian signed the agreement in this regard here. The deal was preceded by tough negotiations over the price and is expected to cost India some 7.87 billion euros.
NEW DELHI - India on Thursday said it had told Pakistan that infiltration of heavily armed terrorists from across the border cannot take place without the "active and collaborative support of Pakistani security forces". Responding to a media query on India handing a demarche to Pakistan envoy to India Abdul Basit on Wednesday, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said it was in the context of the...
NEW DELHI - The age-old proverb "old is gold" may not hold true for traditional black-yellow taxis any more, given the people's increasing preference for app-based cab services for intra-city movements. And, why not? After all, who would not opt for a service that comes cheaper and at less waiting time. In an age of technology, when almost every sphere of human activity is touched by high-tech gadgets and gizmos, making things faster at lesser cost,
NEW DELHI: Cab hailing app Uber is betting big on its enterprise offering — Uber for Business (U4B) — to drive its growth in the country. In the nine months of operations, Uber for Business has seen a 50 pct month-on-month growth and the company is looking at scaling the offering further. Using U4B, companies can enable travel for employees through Uber. They can monitor the trip activity and employees can use a...
NEW DELHI - Citing how Delhi came together to implement the odd-even scheme, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday asked people in the capital to jointly declare a war on mosquitoes. Looking fatigued and speaking with visible pain, Kejriwal said in a video message that he told Health Minister Satyendar Jain to buy as many fogging machines as were needed in the next two or three days. He said it was time for the Delhi government,
NEW DELHI - Carrying the 'asthi kalash' -- pots containing the ashes of the cremated -- of 160 Pakistani Hindus, Ramnath Maharaj, a Karachi temple priest, is in India to immerse the ashes in the holy Ganga river at Haridwar. Maharaj, head priest of Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple, said to be 1,500 years old, is accompanied by his nephew Kabir Kumar. The two crossed over into India through the Wagha border on Thursday evening.
NEW DELHI - All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday reported nine deaths of patients suffering from dengue since September 1, taking the toll in the national capital from the mosquito-borne disease to 18 so far. "AIIMS has reported the death of nine patients suffering from dengue since September 1. A total of 96 patients suffering from dengue were admitted in the hospital of whom 56 have been...
NEW DELHI - Widespread violence broke out in southern Karnataka on Monday over the apex court order to release Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu, with angry Kannadiga protesters torching over 30 buses of a Tamil-owned bus depot in Bengaluru. The KPN bus depot at the Kengeri yard glowed orange as flames leapt up and smoke engulfed the sky as the buses were gutted. A few hundred protesters had entered the bus depot and...
NEW DELHI - Rs 25,000 and more -- these reported ticket prices of a rumoured Coldplay gig in Mumbai later this year, have sent the globally popular band's Indian fans in a tizzy. An official confirmation is yet to emerge on Amuch-awaited, but rumoured Coldplay gig. But a news report on Friday claimed the tickets for the concert will range from Rs 25,000 to Rs 500,000. The social world was buzzing with reactions.