S. Asia

40,000 Kerala diaspora returnees seek self-employment loans

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 (IANS) — A total of 40,000 applications have been received in response to the Kerala government’s... (more...)

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Airports Authority markets 29 airports

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) — The state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) Tuesday said it has commenced marketing... (more...)

Magna International to open two new facilities in India

THE CANADIAN PRESS AURORA, Ont. — Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG) says it will open two more facilities in India... (more...)

Regulator’s power to cap non-essential drugs’ prices withdrawn

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) — The government has withdrawn the regulator, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority’s... (more...)

Insurers shiver at insurance bill’s penalty provisions

Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) — Even as they eagerly await the passage of the amended insurance bill, private players are... (more...)

Modi’s ‘Make in India’ pitch to 500 top global CEOs Thursday

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) — Some 500 top chief executives from across the globe are set to convene at the Vigyan Bhavan... (more...)

Sensex trades flat, IT stocks gain

Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) — A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat in the opening session of trade... (more...)

Dumping BJP hasn’t hurt Bihar: CM in London

London, Sep 23 (IANS/RAY) — Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has claimed that his party JD-U’s stand of... (more...)

India second largest smartphone market by 2019: Study

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) — India is poised to surpass the United States to become the second largest smartphone market... (more...)

‘Clean India’ drive in Uttar Pradesh from Sep 25

Lucknow, Sep 23 (IANS) — The Uttar Pradesh government will undertake a “Clean India” campaign from Sep... (more...)

Report: After delays, Samsung to launch long-overdue Tizen-based handset in India

By Youkyung Lee THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics Co., which faces a slowdown in emerging... (more...)

Dunlop India’s Sahaganj plant to reopen shortly

Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) — The Sahaganj plant of tyre makers Dunlop India Limited will be opened soon, the Ruia Group... (more...)

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