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57 per cent of global urban population has no broadband access: study

57 per cent of global urban population has no broadband access: study

A study conducted by a wireless infrastructure analyst firm has indicated that nearly 57 per cent of the total global urban population does not have access to broadband internet. The study was released by the Wireless Broadband Alliance conducted by Maravedis Rethink Research on the occasion of World Wi-Fi day. It further pointed out that […]

FDI reforms have nothing to do with Rajan’s exit: Nirmala Sitharaman

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FDI reforms have nothing to do with Rajan’s exit: Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi (PTI): As questions cropped up over whether the announcements on major FDI reforms had anything to do with the Raghuram Rajan’s exit from RBI, government said they were in the works and only an announcement was made on Monday. “We were working on these (FDI reforms) for couple of months. We have made […]

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Chopper scam: ED conducts raids in multiple cities; freezes Rs 86 cr shares

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Chopper scam: ED conducts raids in multiple cities; freezes Rs 86 cr shares

New Delhi: Initiating fresh action in the VVIP choppers deal case, the Enforcement Directorate on Monday froze shares to the tune of Rs 86 crore as the probe agency alleged they were procured through kickbacks received by two middlemen in the purchase of helicopters from Italy. The decision to freeze the shares was taken after […]

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PM Modi’s degree row: Gujarat University challenges CIC order

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PM Modi’s degree row: Gujarat University challenges CIC order

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat University on Monday filed a petition in the high court challenging the central information commissioner’s (CICI) order directing the University to provide details of PM Narendra Modi’s post-graduate degree to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The petition seeks to quash the CIC order. The Court issued a notice to the CIC and […]

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India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets

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India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets

India posted a comprehensive 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the second Twenty20 International of the three-match series at Harare Sports Club here Monday. Electing to bat, Zimbabwe managed a paltry 99 for 9 against India. Dhawal Kulkarni and Barinder Sran replaced Jaydev Unadkat and Rishi Dhawan in the Indian squad, while Zimbabwe brought in Peter […]

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India now most open economy in world for FDI: Narendra Modi

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India now most open economy in world for FDI: Narendra Modi

New Delhi,REUTERS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed a sweeping liberalisation of rules on foreign direct investment on Monday, saying they would make Asia’s third-largest economy the most open in the world. “Key reform decisions were taken at a high level meeting chaired by the PM, which makes India the most open economy in the world […]

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More delay in OROP, as govt gives six month extension to panel

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More delay in OROP, as govt gives six month extension to panel

New Delhi(PTI): The tenure of the committee formed on implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme has been extended by six months upto the middle of December this year. The government recently amended the gazette notification issued last year under which the committee headed by former Chief Justice of Patna High Court Justice (Retd) […]

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India Inc hails govt’s FDI reforms, says will attract capital and create jobs

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India Inc hails govt’s FDI reforms, says will attract capital and create jobs

NEW DELHI (PTI): Government’s move to relax FDI norms in sectors, including civil aviation, single-brand retail, defence and pharma, will help attract big investments and boost job creation, India Inc said on Monday. “Liberalisation of the FDI regulations reflects the government’s commitment to reforms and openness, and reassures investors that ease of doing business remains […]

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984 graduates, 5 MPhil candidates apply for porters’ posts in Maharashtra

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984 graduates, 5 MPhil candidates apply for porters’ posts in Maharashtra

MUMBAI(PTI): As many as 984 graduates and five MPhil degree holders have applied for the five ‘hamal’ (porter) posts in Maharashtra, a senior official on Monday said. The minimum educational qualification for the post is just fourth standard pass. “We have received applications from 2,424 candidates for the five ‘hamal’ posts. They include 5 MPhil […]

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Veggie maven: ‘Gujju Goes Gourmet’ has some drool-worthy epicurean fare

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Veggie maven: ‘Gujju Goes Gourmet’ has some drool-worthy epicurean fare

MUMBAI: If you are a vegetarian, chances are you’ve been at the receiving end of that well-meaning-but-all-too-annoying-puppy-faced-pitying look from friends at restaurants. Former dna food writer, Sonal Ved knew that irksome feeling all too well. But thanks to her Gujarati genes, the 29-year-old’s love for all things food and a knack for combining a handful […]

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