SJVNL signs pact for Bhutan hydro project

Shimla, Oct 1 (IANS) — The public sector Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) has signed an agreement for commissioning... (more...)

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Australia to readjust budget to counter terrorism

Sydney, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) — The Australian government confirmed Wednesday that there will be budget cuts to finance... (more...)

Defying Modi manifesto, Goa BJP allows mining lease renewal

Panaji, Oct 1 (IANS) — The BJP government in Goa Wednesday approved the “Goa grant of mining leases policy, 2014″,... (more...)

First offshore wind power project to come up in Gujarat

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) — The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Wednesday said it has signed a memorandum... (more...)

Delhi Metro to regulate train movement at two stations

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) — Delhi Metro will briefly regulate train movement at two stations Thursday owing to security... (more...)

GSM rural subscribers up by 1.63 mn in August

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) — All India GSM rural subscribers went up by 1.63 million in August, the Cellular Operators’... (more...)

Onset of festive season brings marginal sales growth in auto sector (Roundup)

New Delhi/Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) — The onset of festive season did not bring any cheer for the automobile manufacturers... (more...)

Honda Motorcycle sales crosses 4 lakh units in Sep

Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) — Two-wheeler maker Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India sales zoomed 33 percent last month... (more...)

Sensex falls 62 points; oil stocks tank (Roundup)

Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) — On yet another day of volatile trade, a benchmark index of Indian equities market closed Wednesday’s... (more...)

Amazon has high expectations from India business:Bezos

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) — Amazon has very high expectations from its Indian operations, Chief Executive Officer Jeff... (more...)

Home ministry makes PIO card valid for lifetime

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) — In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement, the home ministry has issued... (more...)

Kerala for producing more rubber modified bitumen

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 1 (IANS) — The Kerala government has asked the Cochin Refinery to see that they produce more... (more...)

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