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Various global business leaders have raised concerns over the evolving regulatory challenges concerning the e-commerce sector in India and said they want a stable policy regime to help this space achieve its robust growth and investment potential. Multiple business leaders attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting here said there are confusions in their mind …

India, China militaries should work hand in hand, says Chinese defense ministry

The tariff war between the US and China is giving an advantage to India as its exports to the neighboring country have increased by about 32 percent to USD 8.46 billion during the June-November 2018 period, exporters body FIEO said Thursday. Exports to China had confirmed at USD 6.37 billion in June-November 2017. In June …

Apart from job creation — or the lack thereof — taking center stage as an electoral issue in the run-up to the impending Lok Sabha polls, if India doesn’t create enough jobs for its young people, its much-touted demographic dividend will become a demographic disaster. And global data is conclusive that neither governments nor big …

India-born Indra Nooyi, the former CEO of global beverage giant PepsiCo, is being considered by the White House for the new World Bank president, according to a leading American daily. Nooyi, 63, stepped down as PepsiCo’s chief last August after leading the company for 12 years. She “has been courted as an administration ally by …

The Congress-led Rajasthan government has decided to honor those who adopt stray cows on Independence day and Republic day. The Directorate of Gopalan has issued a letter to all district collectors demanding them to motivate donors, NGOs, social workers, and cow lovers to adopt stray cows and felicitate them on August 15 and January 26. …

The president of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Mahamandal, Shripad Joshi, withdrawn today amid controversy over the withdrawal of the invitation to writer Nayantara Sahgal for the annual Marathi literary meet by the event’s organizers. Opposition parties in Maharashtra have stated that the invitation was canceled on the orders of the ruling BJP. The 92nd …

The Constitutional Amendment Bill to confirm 10% reservation in education and government jobs for the economically weak may have only crossed its first legislative hurdle, but it has already opened a pandora’s box of demands from various political parties in the country. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has welcomed the move, despite calling it …

The government today in the Lok Sabha introduced amendments to the POCSO Act, which grants for the death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children, making it gender neutral, introducing provisions against child pornography and for enhancing punishment for certain offenses. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019, looks to protect children …

India is hopeful to wholly operationalize the strategic Chabahar port in the Sistan-Balochistan province of Iran soon, and the government has allowed an Iranian bank to open a branch in Mumbai for related transactions, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. Mr.  Gadkari, after Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif visited him, stated the …

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu stated on Sunday that political parties should focus on development instead of doing our freebies during elections. “Rather than focusing on freebies, we should focus on long-term growth stories, developmental stories so that the people can stand on their own. These temporary things will be temporary lollipops only,” he said in …

RashtriyaSwayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday called upon sportspersons to put the country on top of the international sports map, noting if India is able to establish its dominance in sports, the world will accept it as a superpower. “Like the Army personnel, sportspersons are held in respect throughout the world and countries …

Weeks after coming to power in Rajasthan, the Congress today decided to change the previous Vasundhara Raje government’s decision to permit only those with minimum educational qualifications to fight the panchayat and local body elections. It will move an amendment to this effect in the state assembly soon. Rajasthan had become the first state in …