Bengaluru airport served 18 mn passengers in 2015

Bengaluru, Jan 19 : Growing at 25 percent, the Kempe Gowda international airport here served 18 million passengers in 2015, with air traffic increasing 12.7 percent, the airport operator said on Tuesday. “Domestic passenger traffic grew 27.4 percent and international passenger traffic 15.8 percent in the calendar year 2015 over the previous year when 15 […]

India looks to Africa afresh for strategic oil

New Delhi, Jan 19 : Energy-starved India, which imports around 75 percent of its crude oil needs, is looking afresh at Africa to tap the continent’s vast and yet unexplored hydrocarbon assets, for both exploration and production, as also long-term contracts, official sources said. This will be the main agenda when India hosts fourth India-Africa […]

Maharashtra to make do with old chopper, save money

Mumbai, Jan 19 : The Maharashtra government decided on Tuesday against buying new helicopters for Rs.1 billion and instead to get its existing chopper repaired at a cost of about Rs.24 crore. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, according to officials. Investing in a new chopper […]

‘Private banks’ loan growth to be double of PSBs till 2019′

Mumbai, Jan 19 : Private sector bank credits will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24 percent till fiscal 2019, as compared to 12 percent for the state-run ones, a joint study by industry chamber Assocham and ratings agency Crisil said on Tuesday. “Advances of private banks are likely to grow at a […]

Organic farming in Sikkim to be ‘role model’ for northeast

Gangtok, Jan 19 : The launch of the organic farming mission in Sikkim will be a role model for the other northeastern states to start similar projects, DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday. “The Organic Farming Mission will be a role model for other states to follow. Though a very small state, Sikkim is […]