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98 cities win Round 1 in race to live smart

The list of 98 cities identified for the purpose, included 24 state capitals, and caused some heartbu­rn when Mumbai, Bengaluru and Patna were left out of the list.

Governance overhaul key to Smart City project: Experts

With the Centre releasing the list of 98 cities selected for the Rs 48,000-crore Smart City project, experts today highlighted the need to transform the governance structure at the city

Centre releases list of 98 cities for Smart City project

The Centre today announced the names of 98 cities selected for the Modi government's flagship Smart Cities project but Mumbai, Bengaluru and Patna don't figure in the list.

India can replace China as driver of global growth: Jaitley

Seeing an opportunity in the recent turmoil in global equity and currency markets, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said India, with 8-9 per cent growth rate, can replace China as

ONGC gets one-year extension for Vietnam block

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) today said it has received a one-year extension to explore in a Vietnam oil block in the contested waters of the South China

WTO rules against India in solar dispute with US: Report

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against India in a dispute with the United States over its solar power programme, a business daily newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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Market turmoil makes Sept rate hike less compelling: Fed's Dudley

A Federal Reserve interest rate hike next month seems less appropriate given the threat posed to the US economy by recent market turmoil, an influential Fed official said on Wednesday

China market chaos blamed on regulatory 'brain drain'

At the height of the 2008 financial crisis, as Wall Street slashed jobs, Beijing took advantage of the disarray to poach top Chinese financial talent from overseas to help reform

Cooling oil gives govt Rs 18,750 cr legroom to spend

While the economic slowdown in China and a crash in commodity prices continue to roil financial markets globally, India’s exche­quer is set to see a direct benefit of Rs 18,750 crore in energy subsidy savings.

India, UAE launch forum to evaluate business opportunities

India and the UAE have launched a forum to discuss strategies and solutions to investor challenges in India due to taxation and policy related issues and evaluate business opportunities in

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    The controversial National Pharmaceutical Policy may finally see the light of the day with the health ministry and chemicals ministry sorting out differences over some proposals in the policy.

  • India, Pak agree to inspect water projects

    India and Pakistan have agreed to allow their experts to inspect two major water projects in the Kashmir region,

  • WTO deal still elusive

    The WTO has finally created unity among its 152 members — but unfortunately for head Pascal Lamy, the only thing all states agree on is that the prospect of a new trade deal is still far away.

  • Foreign shippers seek level-playing field

    Foreign ship owners have asked the directorate general of shipping for a level-playing field and a “rethink” on its latest order banning overseas vessels, which are over 25 years old

  • Plea to extend crop insurance

    Andhra wants cut-off date for crop insurance of non-loanee farmers to be extended to September.

  • Healthcare needs Rs 3,70,000cr

    India will need investments of Rs 3,70,000 crore for healthcare facilities, a study said.

  • Sugar price may go up

    Sugar prices may rise to an unreasonable level if the sale of buffer stock quantum is kept voluntary.

  • NMCE starts new series in metals

    NMCE will start new series for future contracts in non-ferrous metals from August 1.

  • Do call register

    The Supreme Court has suggested introduction of a new ‘do call register’ facility to curb the telemarketing menace.


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