Everything you need to know about Kandla Free Trade Zone: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Kandla Free Trade Zone: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Beijing, May 22 (Xinhua-ANI): The United States and Myanmar on Tuesday signed a trade and investment framework agreement, announced the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in a statement.
New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Visiting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said on Wednesday that he was happy to see a strong engagement between India and China.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A panel of intellectuals including actors, filmmakers and journalists have appealed to the people to join activist Irom Chanu Sharmila in her demand for annulling the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Manipur.
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New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): India and China on Monday enhanced their bilateral ties with the inking of eight significant agreements that cover a range of areas including trade, culture and water resources.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India Monday asked China to provide greater market access to help lower the widening trade deficit that rose to $29 billion in 2012.
Dharamsala, May 19 (IANS) There were no protests Sunday in this seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang began his India visit.
Sydney, May 18 (ANI): An Australian has been charged under anti-terrorist laws for issuing a how-to list on Facebook for how young men can engage in holy war without getting killed or ending up in Guantanamo Bay.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Chief negotiators of India and the European Union (EU) met here from May 15 to May 17 and concluded another round of negotiations for the India-EU Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA).
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) South Africa could account for the bulk of the coal India may need as it is not currently mulling any export taxes on the commodity.
Dharamsala, May 17 (IANS) "No expectations from (new Chinese Premier) Li Keqiang on resolving the vexed issue of Tibet" was the first reaction of activist and poet Tenzin Tsundue who twice "breached the wall" by unfurling protest banners during the visits of Chinese premiers.
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) The Haryana government is likely to order the closure of 1,372 schools in the state for violating the provisions the Right to Education (RTE) act, an official said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Norway's sovereign wealth fund, Government Pension Fund Global, is investing $4 billion in India and is focused in the areas of oil and gas, shipping and hydropower, Norway's envoy to India has said.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., completed one of the most delicate performances of their lives and meticulously implanted part of the eyes of the James Webb Space Telescope.
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Leading researchers, policymakers and businesspeople from India and the US discussed strategies for collaboration towards energy security for both countries as they move towards low-carbon economic pathways.
Washington, May 15 (IANS) A ghastly video posted online shows how barbaric the Syrian civil war can be. A rebel fighter is seen carving into the body of a Syrian government soldier, cutting out his heart and liver, putting the heart in his mouth and taking a bite, CNN has reported.
Washington, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Professions of love and support for 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are popping up on social media websites by the thousands, driven in part by scores of US schoolgirls who insist the "brown-eyed, baby-faced teen" has been framed.
Havana, May 14 (IANS/EFE) Corruption and illegal activities in areas like fuel distribution are of great concern for the Cuban government, the official media reported here Monday.
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) Forty-nine polling stations in Pakistan achieved the impossible -- the votes polled were more than the total number of voters.
London, May 13 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, who emerged victorious in Pakistan's general elections, wants to end the country's decades-old feud with India and put Pakistan's meddlesome generals in their place.
Addis Ababa, May 12 (IANS) More than 50 Indian companies are expected to participate in the 18th Addis Ababa International Trade Fair here August 24-September 10. Forty-four companies had participated in the last edition of the fair and India now wants an entire hall to itself for the event.
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) Iran is looking for more business with India in non-oil sectors to boost the bilateral trade, said its Consul General Hassan Noorian who sees great potential for cooperation in various non-oil fields like pharma, IT, electronics, automobile spare parts and food processing.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): The spire on top of the new 1 World Trade Center has made it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) National carrier Air India Friday said it will lower the free baggage allowance (FBA) by five kg on economy class of all its domestic flights from May 13 and will impose a flat rate of Rs.250 per kg for baggage over the FBA.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Over 20,000 slum dwellers were treated by a team of 262 doctors in a month-long campaign by the Art of Living (AoL) foundation, it was announced here Friday.
Washington, May 10 (ANI): The US government has banned 3-D printed plastic guns which has been seen by the law executors as a potentially dangerous weapon allowing anyone with access to a 3-D printer to manufacture guns at home.
London, May 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed his country's strong hunger for foreign investment to boost economic growth at the Global Investment Conference held in London.
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) China saw fast increase in foreign trade with emerging economies and developing countries last year, the country's ministry of commerce (MOC) said.
Mumbai, May 9 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former spokesperson of the party's state unit Madhu Chavan was booked by the Mumbai police for rape and cheating, after a 50-year-old woman approached the Kalachowkie police station, alleging that he had been raping her for the last 20 years with promises of marriage.
London, May 9 (ANI): Syria's main armed opposition group, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), is losing fighters and capabilities to Jabhat al-Nusra, an Islamist organisation with links to al-Qaida.
Sao Paulo, May 8 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has announced here a reduction in the interest rate on public loans for owners of small businesses from 8.0 percent to 5.0 percent.
Washington, May 8 (IANS) India's ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked the US to start exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) to India and other energy scarce countries, calling it a 'win-win' opportunity.
New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): India and Australia have reviewed bilateral co-operations in sectors like agriculture, civil nuclear energy cooperation agreement and Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) during the 14th Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) meeting that was held in New Delhi.
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has said Boston bombings show threat of homegrown jihadists.
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow believes there is a pressing need to hold an international conference on a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East before the end of the current year, the Russian foreign ministry said Saturday.
United Nations, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The parties to the conflict in Syria should seek political dialogue, the UN suggested Friday, after Russia expressed readiness to hold talks with all representatives of the Syrian opposition.
Ljubljana (Slovenia), May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow is ready to hold talks with all representatives of the Syrian opposition, including Salim Idriss, leader of the Free Syrian Army, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
Brussels, May 4 (IANS/AKI) A leading press freedom watchdog has urged China, Iran, Turkey and Eritrea -- the four countries with the highest number of imprisoned journalists in the world -- to release them and end their repression.
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, a cancer surgeon at Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital, has won a prestigious US award for his innovative leadership in the fight to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-related disease in India.
Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine has been designated the world's top violator of intellectual property rights in a new report by US Trade Representative (USTR). India and Pakistan are also in the list.
Washington, May 3 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday kicked off a three-day visit to Mexico and Costa Rica, with focus expected to be on trade, energy, security and immigration issues.
New Del May 2 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani Thursday launched a diatribe against Manmohan Singh, again calling him the weakest prime minister who is running the most corrupt government.
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) Pakistan has now eased tariffs on three commodities it directly imports from Sri Lanka, the industry and commerce ministry said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee attended the Golden Jubilee Ceremony of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) on Thursday at the IIFT auditorium here.
Dharamsala, May 1 (ANI): Indian and Tibetan students staged a mass rally here on Wednesday to protest against the incursion by the Chinese troops in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region.
Srinagar, May 1. (Xinhua-ANI): At least seven school children and two teachers were injured Wednesday after a moderate earthquake hit Kashmir and its adjoining areas, officials said.
New York, May 1 (IANS) An Indian in the American state of Indianapolis has been sentenced to three years in jail for selling drugs and is facing deportation to India after serving his sentence.
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Highlighting the attacks on a Tamil-language newspaper in Sri Lanka, the United States has said it would continue to "very directly" press its concerns for press freedom bilaterally as also through the international community.
Washington, Apr. 30 (ANI): A charred portion of plane wing found in an area near Ground Zero belonged to one of the two planes that smashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, officials have confirmed.
Tokyo, April 30 (IANS) Japan's industry ministry said Tuesday in a preliminary report that the country's industrial production rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent in March from the previous month.
New Delhi, Apr. 29 (ANI): Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has called for a balanced outcome from the ongoing EU-India Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) negotiations.
New York, April 28 (IANS) Construction crews at the 9/11 site will raise the final two sections of a 408-foot spire to the top of the One World Trade Center building Monday, making the building the tallest in the western hemisphere.
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India will provide a $450 million loan to finance the construction of a hydro-power project in Uganda and participate in oil and gas exploration, helping the East African country develop its energy sector as part of its multifaceted engagement with Sub-Saharan Africa, which the International Monetary Fund projects to replace Asia as the world's fastest growing region over the next decade.
Abu Dhabi, April 28 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ireland have held discussions over joint cooperation in developmental and humanitarian issues between them.
Puebla (Mexico), April 27 (IANS) Mexico, the world's eighth-largest producer of automobiles and its fourth largest exporter, provides many opportunities for investment to Indian automotive companies, said Indian Ambassador Sujan R.Chinoy here.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) The country's first international event on travel technologies will be held in Kerala, with the objective of helping the travel and tourism industry leverage the massive marketing potential of the internet.
Beijing, Apr. 27 (Xinhua-ANI): The U.S. government was seeking ways and means to make investment in Myanmar, prioritizing the sectors that could bring improvement in daily of ordinary people, Acting U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis was quoted by local media as saying on Saturday.
New York, April 27 (IANS/EFE) A piece of landing gear thought to be from one of the two aircraft that hijackers crashed into the World Trade Center Sep 11, 2001, was found near ground zero, a New York Police Department spokesman confirmed Friday.
Beijing, Apr. 27 (Xinhua-ANI): A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes that crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, has been discovered wedged between two lower Manhattan buildings, police said Friday.
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) China will host Uzbekistan in an international football friendly June 6, organisers said Friday.
Dharamsala, April 26 (ANI): Exiled Tibetans in Dharamshala took out a candlelight vigil to express solidarity with their compatriots who had recently set themselves on fire to protest against Chinese rule.
Wellington, Apr.26 (ANI): Facebook Inc. has said that an independent audit, following its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, has found its privacy services sufficient under a six-month assessment.
Almaty (Kazakhstan), April 26 (ANI): Describing Afghanistan as a traditional friend and a partner of India, visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said New Delhi views Kabul as a possible driver of Asia's economic growth in the future, besides accepting it as a strategically important neighbor with whom there are historical, cultural and economic ties that go back to the dawn of history.
Washington, April 26 (ANI): A new technique employed by a University of Washington astronomer uses Earth's interstellar neighbors to learn the nature of certain stars too far away to be directly measured or observed, and the planets they may host.
Beijing, April 26 (IANS/EFE) Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting French counterpart Francois Hollande announced here that China will purchase 60 Airbus planes.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) The third phase of Technopark campus has drawn a huge response from small companies (smart business centres) with two floors of the building gone to small IT companies.
London, Apr. 25 (ANI): Two Tibetan monks have died after setting themselves on fire in southern China's Sichuan province.
Beijing, Apr. 25 (Xinhua-ANI): ASEAN leaders Thursday reaffirmed their full support for all efforts to bring about the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the early resumption of the Six-party Talks.
Ankara, April 25 (IANS/AKI) The rebel Free Syrian Army is working to release two Orthodox bishops kidnapped near the northern city of Aleppo. The whereabouts of the two bishops remained unclear despite a report saying they had been freed.
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Free passage between Hong Kong and Shenzhen - crucial growth epicentres of China - will empower the youth and provide them greater opportunities for employment and cultural exchange, it was announced here Wednesday.
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) A 23-member business delegation from Andhra Pradesh will visit the Islamic Republic of Iran this month to explore possibilities of expansion of their trade.
Addis Ababa, April 24 (IANS) Kanoria African Textiles Plc, a subsidiary of India's Kanoria Chemicals & Industries, is setting up a denim fabric manufacturing plant that will be a first for Ethiopia and East Africa and will create 350 jobs, mainly for Ethiopians.
Yangon, April 24 (IANS) Myanmar and Indonesia have signed four more cooperation accords following talks between Myanmar President U Thein Sein and visiting Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Nay Pyi Taw, official media reported Wednesday.
London, Apr 24 (ANI): Google lost its latest attempt to convince US trade authorities that Apple has infringed its intellectual property.
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) Trade and transport lobbies from neighbouring Karnataka and Maharashtra Tuesday urged Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to roll back the controversial entry tax on trucks entering the state or grant concession for regular operators.
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Offering an informed glimpse into India's rich heritage, spanning the pre-historical to modern era, the National Museum would be starting free guided tours of from Tuesday, it was announced here.
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Punjab Monday claimed to have become the first state in the country to launch mobile women commando squads to curb crime against women and speed up police response in such cases.
New York, April 22 (ANI): John F. Kennedy was - unbeknownst to him, at first - a methamphetamine addict, an explosive new book has revealed.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has demanded the sacking of policemen who failed to register a complaint about the rape of a five-year-old in the capital.
Berlin, April 21 (IANS/WAM) The 9th meeting of the UAE-German joint economic commission has begun here.
Washington, April 20 (IANS) On a road show in North America to try and boost capital flows into India, Finance Minister P.Chidambaram has assured investors that New Delhi is committed to key economic reforms and fixing some issues in the Indian system.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Two super-Earth planets, which had been discovered by NASA's Kepler mission along with a new planetary system that is home to five small planets around a slightly smaller star than the Sun, may sustain life after all.
Algiers, April 18 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed, on a two-day visit to energy-rich Algeria, discussed the possibility of India signing contracts for supply of oil and natural gas with the north African nation as well as a possible joint venture for manufacture of fertiliser.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Indian government Thursday announced a host of incentives, including interest rate subsidy and liberalisation of norms for special economic zones, to boost exports.
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Talks between India and Israel over a free trade agreement are progressing well and two-way trade could triple once it is in place, a senior Israeli diplomat said here Thursday.
Zurich, April 18 (IANS/EFE) A new focus on exports - now 30 percent of Spain's GDP - as opposed to construction is crucial to the turnaround underway in the country's economic cycle, the executive director of Spain's Business Council for Competitiveness, or CEC, said Wednesday in Switzerland.
Beijing, April 18 (IANS/EFE) A young mother died after setting herself on fire to protest Chinese rule, prompting thousands of people to gather near her home and the monastery where the self-immolation occurred.
New Delhi, Apr. 17 (ANI): India and Costa Rica have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhancing trade and commerce ties between the two countries.
London, Apr 17 (ANI): South Korean mobile maker Samsung is facing probe by Taiwanese authorities over claims it paid students to post malicious online comments about rival phone-maker HTC.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy (MPHA) defeated Maharashtra 7-0 to claim the sub-junior girls National Hockey Championship (West Zone) final played at Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd. Ground in Mumbai Tuesday.
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) A sharp fall in the price of gold came as a boon for city jewellers this Polila Baisakh as gold jewellery sales jumped about 15 percent in volume terms Monday compared to last year.
Dushanbe (Tajikistan), April 15 (IANS) India and Tajikistan Monday discussed the situation in Afghanistan where international forces are set for a drawdown next year, and agreed that the global community should strengthen Afghanistan's capacity to maintain peace, stability and prosperity of its people.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) An Australian High Commission delegation from New Delhi, headed by high commissioner Patrick Suckling, visited Technopark here and met Kerala IT officials to forge a mutually beneficial relationship between Australia and Kerala.
Washington, Apr. 15 (ANI): Visitors to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will have to now pay two dollars service fee to book passes online or by phone.
New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will review the progress of India-EU BTIA at a ministerial with his EU counterpart Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht at Brussels today.
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Maharashtra edged out hosts Mumbai 2-1 in Pool A and entered the semi-finals of the Hockey India Sub-Junior Women's National Championship (West Zone) played here at the Mahindra Stadium Sunday.
Los Angeles, April 13 (IANS) Hollywood actor Tom Cruise was reportedly surprised when he found out that his ancestors controlled the majority of Dublin, the capital of Ireland.
Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) national general secretary Praveen Khandelwal has said that the unanimous decision of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce to ask the
Jammu, Apr 12 (ANI): Jammu city came alive with enthralling performances by folk artists from the northeast during an event titled 'octave 2013'.
Berlin, Apr. 11 (ANI): German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday pledged Berlin's support to pave the way for an India-EU Free Trade Agreement.