Indonesia becomes first Asian country to sell green bonds

By Jennifer Hughes HONG KONG/JAKARTA, Feb 22 : Indonesia will become the first Asian country to sell “green” bonds internationally as it looks to tap into growing investor interest in climate-friendly investments. Globally, $155.5 billion of so-called green bonds were sold last year, according to the London-based Climate Bonds Initiative. But only a handful of […]

Misty Thursday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 22 : It was a misty morning here on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 14 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average. According to the Met, the maximum temperature was expected to hover around 40 degrees Celsius. “The sky is likely to remain clear,” said an India Meteorological Department […]

Hinduism a cultural concept of India: Naidu

New Delhi, Feb 21 : Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said Hinduism is not a religion but a cultural concept of India. “All the religions preach love, peace and harmony — be it Islam, Christianity or Hinduism…Hinduism though I don’t consider a religion. It is more than that. It is a broader cultural concept […]

OMC to provide bauxite to Vedanta in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 : The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday amended a long-term linkage policy to facilitate Vedanta company to source bauxite from the Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) to run a refinery and smelter plants in the state. “The Cabinet decision will enable Vedanta Limited, which has set up an alumina refinery and aluminium smelter in […]