FDI in India only up 0.27% in Apr-Dec 2017

New Delhi, Feb 21 : Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India increased by a marginal 0.27 per cent to $35.94 billion during the April-December period of the current fiscal, according to data released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on Wednesday. The FDI entering the country during the corresponding of the the […]

Gaza municipality declares state of emergency

Gaza, Feb 21 : The Gaza municipality on Wednesday declared a state of emergency, citing reduced services caused by resource shortages and foreign aid cuts. “Much of financial aid has been cut, which has halted basic services linked to fuel and sanitation,” Mayor of Gaza Nizar Hejazi said at a press conference, according to Xinhua […]

Odisha cabinet approves Rs 912.38 cr piped water projects

Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 : The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday approved piped water projects worth Rs 912.38 crore to be implemented in mining-affected areas and other districts. The state cabinet has approved four rural piped water supply projects worth Rs.551.78 crore in mining-affected Jajpur, Keonjhar and Sundargarh districts, benefitting 2.34 lakh people in nine blocks of […]

Expect more export of protein meal to India: US official

New Delhi, Feb 21 : The US expects more export of protein meal such as soybean and DDG obtained from corn to India besides reduction in agricultural tariff, a senior US official said here on Wednesday. “We do believe it will benefit Indian farmers and consumers to be looking at more purchases of DDG and […]

Reforms undertaken in India in right direction: Donald Trump Jr

Kolkata, Feb 21 : US President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday said regulatory reforms in India’s real estate sector during the last four-five years are in the “right direction” and these are “important” for foreign players looking to invest in this space in the country. “I have seen a lot of changes […]

Electrify every Arunachal village by May 1: Union Minister

Itanagar, Feb 21 : Union Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh on Wednesday directed officials to expedite the work to electrify every village in Arunachal Pradesh by May 1. Singh’s directive came during a review meeting of the power sector with senior officers of the Arunachal Pradesh government […]