Markets open on a positive note Wednesday morning
Taxing retirement income of employees a retrograde step
With or without trade deal, Trump-Modi success hinges on precise messaging: Experts (LEAD)
Dollar ticks up on rising risk aversion
When Trump and Modi meet, 'gold standard' trade deal not essential for success: Experts
  • When Trump and Modi meet, 'gold standard' trade deal not essential for success: Experts(00:09)
    By Nikhila Natarajan
    New York, Feb 19 (IANS) If US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi can announce even a limited scope trade agreement from the big stage during Trump's India visit later this month, it would count as a victory although businesses may be left "scratching their heads", US-India strategic experts previewing the upcoming visit are saying.
Sugar production dips 22.67% in crushing season as on Feb 15
  • NDMC cancels Park Hotel's licenses(22:59)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Following the suspension of Park Hotel's fire safety certificate by the Delhi Fire Service, the NDMC has suspended the hotel's health and trade licenses with immediate effect.
Supratim Bandyopadhyay named new PFRDA Chairman
  • Supratim Bandyopadhyay named new PFRDA Chairman(22:47)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Supratim Bandyopadhyay was on Tuesday appointed as chairman of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), a body which regulates the National Pension Scheme subscribed by government and private employees from organised and unorganised sectors.
India to stop import of thermal coal from FY24: Pralhad Joshi
  • SEZ exports achieve $100 bn mark(22:16)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The country's Special Economic Zones have achieved $100 billion dollar worth of exports in FY 2019-20 amidst volatile global economy.
Vande Bharat completes 1 year, earns Rs 92 cr for railways
  • Vande Bharat completes 1 year, earns Rs 92 cr for railways(22:12)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The New Delhi-Varanasi Vande Bharat Express, that was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, has completed a year in service, logging 3.8 lakh km and a cumulative earning of Rs 92.29 crore with 100 per cent occupancy, the Northern Railway said on Tuesday.
Vodafone Idea plunges 11% to Rs 3 a stock (Lead)
  • Vodafone Idea plunges 11% to Rs 3 a stock (Lead)(22:03)
    Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Vodafone Idea scrips on Tuesday closed 11 per cent lower to Rs 3 a stock after India Ratings downgraded its rating on non-convertible debentures of Rs 3,500 crore citing stress on the company's near-term liquidity post the Supreme Court's ruling on AGR.
Radisson Bypass to close for Delhi airport expansion work
  • Radisson Bypass to close for Delhi airport expansion work(22:02)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A road connecting Delhi Airport with Rangpuri area on National Highway 8 that connects the national capital with Gurugram in Haryana would be closed for over a year from Wednesday for undertaking the airport expansion project.
Odisha FM presents Rs 1.50 lakh cr Budget for 2020-21
  • Odisha FM presents Rs 1.50 lakh cr Budget for 2020-21(21:57)
    Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari presented a Rs 1.50 lakh crore Budget for 2020-21 in the Assembly on Tuesday, apart from a separate Agriculture Budget of Rs 19,408 crore.
Centre may withdraw service exports incentive scheme
  • Centre may withdraw service exports incentive scheme(21:54)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Centre could withdraw programmes such as the service exports incentive scheme to promote more labour intensive sectors and medium, small and micro enterprises (MSMEs) in the future.
Sensex ends below 41,000 after Apple's warning
  • Sensex ends below 41,000 after Apple's warning(20:52)
    Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian markets, in line with its global peers, slipped on Tuesday after Apple, one of the most valuable companies in the world, said that the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak is hurting its business more than previously expected.
  • 'OTT players may invest Rs 250 cr in content, distribution'(20:11)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With the growing audience in India for over-the-top (OTT) platforms, OTT players are likely to invest around Rs 250 crore for content creation and distribution, said a report by the Mobile Marketing Association India and GroupM, a media investment group.
Cooking gas prices may see monthly revision to contain subsidy
  • Cooking gas prices may see monthly revision to contain subsidy(20:11)
    By Subhash Narayan
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Consumers of subsidised cooking gas may have to pay more for buying domestic LPG cylinders as the government is exploring the option to allow state-run oil companies to raise its price every month to reduce the oil subsidy burden that has almost doubled this month.
  • Pay hikes in India to fall to decadal low in 2020: Report (Lead)(19:59)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A new survey report on Tuesday said that India will see the lowest salary increase in a decade this year, in which the real estate and transport sector -- the top national job generators -- will also witness the lowest pay hikes.
  • Zyfra installs 9,000 machine monitoring systems globally(19:53)
    Moscow, Feb 18 (IANS) Finnish-Russian digital solutions provider Zyfra said on Tuesday that it has connected 9,000 computerised numerical control (CNC) machines worldwide, including in India, to its MDCplus real-time machine monitoring and manufacturing data collection systems.
Air India resumes Kozhikode-Jeddah flight after 5 years
  • NCR has Rs 77,000 cr unsold houses(19:32)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With subdued demand amid the slowdown, the national capital region (NCR) has accumulated over Rs 77,000 crore unsold housing stock, according to a report by PropTiger.com.
FM allays fears on price rise, to discuss COVID-19 with PMO
  • FM allays fears on price rise, to discuss COVID-19 with PMO(19:22)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said she will discuss with the PMO about the relief that could be offered to industry but allayed any immediate worries about scarcity of any raw materials as yet on account of inventories built up by sectors as also on price rise.
Yes Bank to be dropped from Nifty50, yield place to Shree Cement