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Are Indian Companies Failing in Innovation?

Mumbai: Surprisingly, not even a single Indian company managed to get the country on Bloomberg’s Innovation Index list of the top 50 most innovative countries in the world, 2015. The list has been comprehensively dominated by South Korea, Japan and Germany. At positions 48, 49 and 50 are Argentina, South Africa and Morocco, respectively. However, […]

Industrial production plunges to over 4-year low at (-) 3.2% in November

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MUMBAI(PTI): Dashing hopes of recovery, industrial production contracted by 3.2% in November — the lowest level in over four years — due to poor performance of manufacturing sector and a sharp decline in capital goods output. The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) measuring factory output, grew at 5.2% in November, 2014, as per the data […]

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It’s More Than Just A Game – An Analysis Of The India Vs South Africa Test

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NEW DELHI: The ongoing four-test series that kickstarted last week at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, is a golden opportunity for South Africa to try and maintain their dominance. The team decisively won the Twenty20 cup and a one day international series recently. Having said that, the four-test series is just as important to the Indian […]

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Dhoni blames spinners for 1st ODI loss, explains why he doesn’t favour DRS

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Indian ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday admitted that his spinners failed to perform at their absolute best which led to his side’s five-wicket defeat against Australia in the opening match of the series here at the WACA cricket ground. Lavishing praise on the hosts, the 34-year-old said that the world champions batted extremely […]

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Subramanian Swamy seeks PM’s intervention for speedy hearing in Ayodhya case

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NEW DELHI(PTI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in seeking day-to-day hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi issue in Supreme Court to enable an early verdict and start of Ram Temple construction at Ayodhya by the year end. He also said that he will try and meet leaders of Muslim […]

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Enjoy performing the most in Kolkata: Ghulam Ali

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KOLKATA: Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali, whose concert was cancelled in Mumbai last year following protests, on Tuesday performed in Kolkata at a West Bengal government programme. Thousands gathered at the fully-packed Netaji Indoor stadium to hear him. “I am always happy whenever I go anywhere, but this time I am very happy. I used […]

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Diversity, harmony India’s big strength: PM Modi on Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary

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New Delhi(PTI): Pitching for peace, unity and harmony against the backdrop of ‘intolerance’ debate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked people to respect each other’s traditions and views, saying its absence can obstruct development. “We are a country with diversity. This is our big strength. Harmony is our strength,” he said while addressing the National Youth […]

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Sushma Swaraj to visit Palestine, Israel on January 17-18

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NEW DELHI(PTI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Israel and Palestine on January 17-18 to further build on the goodwill generated by the landmark trip of President Pranab Mukherjee to the two key West Asian nations three months back. As External Affairs Minister, it will be Swaraj’s first visit to West Asia, a strategically […]

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Jammu and Kashmir: Suspense finally ends; PDP confirms coalition with BJP to continue

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Jammu(PTI): Ending suspense over the future of its tie-up with BJP, PDP on Tuesday said the coalition will continue on the basis of ‘Agenda of Alliance’ reached between the two parties last year but gave no timeframe for formation of the new government. “As far as I am concerned, there is no suspense. We have […]

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Jayalalithaa to Narendra Modi: Let us conduct Jallikattu

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Chennai(PTI): In an apparent last-ditch effort to get the nod for conducting Jallikattu after the Supreme Court stayed a Central notification, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promulgate an ordinance to facilitate holding the traditional sport. Recalling that she had requested Modi on December 22 last year to promulgate an ordinance […]

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