US to defend Trump’s Paris pact pullout at UN climate talks

Bonn, Nov 16: An American official will address the UN climate meeting in Bonn, where envoys have battled to make progress in the shadow of President Donald Trump’s rejection of a global action plan. On the penultimate day of the annual climate huddle, most countries will be represented by heads of state or cabinet ministers […]

Zimbabwe coup: Country awaits next steps as mediation continues

Harare, Nov 16: Zimbabwe remained in political limbo a day-and-a-half after the military takeover that appears to have put an end to Robert Mugabe’s 37-year grip on power. Talks between the ousted President, who has been confined to his residence in Harare by the Army, and senior military officers continued on Thursday with senior church […]

Profiteers fined Rs 32k in G’bal

Profiteers fined Rs 32k in G’bal

Ganderbal, Nov 15: The Court of Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum- Adjudicating Officer Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari under the Food Safety Act on Wednesday imposed a fine of Rs 32,000 on a number of traders for violating the Food Safety and Standards Act-2006. The ADC warned all the stakeholders who are involved with food business to desist such […]

Indian companies invest nearly $18 bn in US

Indian companies invest nearly $18 bn in US

Washington, Nov 16: Indian companies have created more than 113,000 jobs in the US and invested nearly $18 billion in the country, according to an annual report which gives state-by-state breakdown of the tangible investments made and jobs created by 100 Indian firms doing business in America and Puerto Rico. The report titled ‘Indian Roots, […]

Digitisation, GST to make India attractive place for business: Jaitley

Digitisation, GST to make India attractive place for business: Jaitley

Singapore, Nov 15: With greater digitisation and formalisation of financial activities and businesses, India is set to become an “extremely attractive” country to do business, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Wednesday. Speaking at the Singapore Fintech Festival, Jaitley said the ongoing process of digitisation was a result of Aadhaar scheme coupled with financial […]

WPI inflation at 6-month high of 3.59 percent

WPI inflation at 6-month high of 3.59 percent

New Delhi, Nov 14: Wholesale price index (WPI)-based inflation was at a six-month high of 3.59 per cent in October, from 2.6 per cent the previous month. As Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rose similarly (to 3.58 per cent, a seven-month high) in the month, this is likely to be a factor if the Reserve […]