India should target inflation rate of 4-5%: US expert

New Delhi, July 25 : Indian policymakers would do well to target keeping annual retail inflation in the country in the range of 4-5 per cent without aiming to lower this rate significantly, according to an American expert. “India should target inflation at 4-5 per cent,” Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics at Harvard University in […]

Jute products made by correctional home inmates showcased in Kolkata

Kolkata, July 25 : In a unique initiative, 15 inmates from the state-based Dumdum correctional home, on Monday showcased a wide array of jute products crafted by them after getting trained by professionals inside the prison. The inmates, chosen from a group of 40 from the correctional home (as jails are called in West Bengal), […]

World Congress of Optometry to focus on preventable blindness

Hyderabad, July 25 : The second World Congress of Optometry, scheduled to be held here in September, will deliberate preventable blindness, refractive error and vision care as an integral component of public health, its organisers said. The three-day conference, beginning on September 11 with the theme “Accessible, quality vision and eye health” is expected to […]

AAI to develop civil aviation sector in Uttarakhand

New Delhi, July 24 : The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Monday said that it has signed an MoU with the Uttarakhand government to develop the civil aviation sector in the hill state. “The scope of the MoU is to identify… evaluating site related technical and engineering parameters for development of projects. AAI will […]

Goans to be barred from casinos, cap on industry soon: Parrikar

Panaji, July 24 : Questioned repeatedly over the BJP-led Goa government’s alleged proximity to the casino lobby in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said a new policy will soon cap the number of casinos in a particular area. He also said that Goans will be barred from visiting the gaming areas. Replying […]