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India, US rift over Chang's reappointment to WTO

As the US tries to stall the reappointment of Seung Wha Chang to WTO’s appellate body, India has said that singling out an individual member is a “serious threat to the collegiality and independence” of the institution.

India, US rift over Chang's reappointment to WTO body

As the US tries to stall the reappointment of Seung Wha Chang to WTO’s appellate body, India has said that singling out an individual member is a “serious threat to

Govt to cancel defence tenders bagged by Finmeccanica

The government has decided to cancel all ongoing tenders for defence equipment won by Italy’s Finmeccanica as a precursor to blacklisting of the firm being investigated for bribery in the

India targetting steel output of 300m tonnes: Sai

The government has a vision to increase steel production to 300 million tonnes, Union minister of state for steel and mines Vishnu Deo Sai said on Sunday.

Sai was here

Normal monsoons can boost farm income by 20%

A normal monsoon this year is expected to provide 20 per cent boost to the income of farmers, whose debt leverage has touched 22 per cent following two years of

Tata Steel may hold on to its units in UK

Tata Steel may still hold on to its UK steelworks and their proposed sale may be put off after a personal intervention by prime minister David Cameron.

Govt weighing proposals of 4 PSU insurers for PMFBY

The Centre is actively considering proposals of four public sector general insurance companies to be part of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) launched this year.

Govt to sell off 14 perennially loss making ITDC hotels

Fourteen out of 16 perennially loss making hotels owned by state-run ITDC will be sold off and the process to privatise them has already started, tourism and culture minister Mahesh Sharma said on Sunday.

World's longest rail tunnel sees light after long wait

When Swiss engineer Carl Eduard Gruner came up with the idea to build the world's longest rail tunnel under the Alps in 1947, he predicted the visionary project could be finished by the start of the 21st century.

India among top 10 steel importers in 2015: WSA

India, the world’s third largest steel producer, was among the top 10 importers of the alloy last year, according to the latest data by the global industry body world steel association (WSA).

  • A village in Maharashtra has given its name to a popular confectionery brand.

  • National pharmaceutical policy to be out soon

    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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