Friday, March 24, 2023


Ashwini Kalsekar: Comedy is a very serious business

MUMBAI: Actress Ashwini Kalsekar, who is receiving a lot of appreciation for her work in the recently released streaming series 'Pop Kaun', feels the comedy genre is very technical and rests heavily on an actor's timing.

Wipro lays off 120 employees in US due to 'realignment of business needs'

SAN FRANCISCO: IT major Wipro has laid off at least 120 employees in the state of Florida, the US, due to a "realignment of business needs".

Automotive platform myTVS picks Oracle Fusion Cloud to boost business efficiency

MUMBAI: Automotive aftermarket digital platform myTVS, part of the $2 billion TVS Mobility group on Thursday said it has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications to unify operations and improve business efficiency.

WhatsApp's new beta feature let businesses boost status updates

SAN FRANCISCO: Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is rolling out a new "Boost Status" shortcut for businesses on Android and iOS beta which allows them to advertise their status updates on Facebook and Instagram. 

360,000 residences, businesses without power as new storm lashes California

SAN FRANCISCO: More than 360,000 residences and businesses were without electricity in California as another atmospheric river is lashing the storm-ravaged the US state, inundating cities already flooded by the recent rain and forcing residents to flee.

Conducting business as usual: New SVB CEO sends email to clients

SAN FRANCISCO: Tim Mayopoulos, the new CEO of collapsed Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), has sent an email to clients, saying the bank is conducting business as usual.

WhatsApp working to bring communities to its iOS business app

SAN FRANCISCO: Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is reportedly working to bring communities to its "WhatsApp Business" application for iOS.

Oppn MPs move adjournment & suspension of business notices in Parliament

NEW DELHI: The opposition MPs have moved an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha and also given a notice for suspension of business in the Rajya Sabha.

'Bangladesh Business Summit 2023' underway in Dhaka

DHAKA: Bangladesh Business Summit 2023 is being held by apex trade organisation of the country in partnership with the Bangladeshi government.

How IIT-K helps the 'laddoo' business grow

KANPUR: The Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur is now making its presence felt in the dessert business by giving a healthy twist to our quintessential sweet -- laddoos.

Pak Army Chief assures businessmen 'worst is behind us'

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army chief General Asim Munir, in a meeting with the top 10 businessmen of the country assured them in the presence of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar that the worst is behind us, the country has overcome the possibility of default and we will prevail as a nation, The News reported.

ED gets five-day custody of liquor businessman in Delhi excise policy scam

NEW DELHI: Liquor businessman Amandeep Dhal, the Director of Brindco Sales Pvt. Ltd, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Delhi's excise policy scam case, was sent to five-day custodial remand by a Special PMLA court.

PM GatiShakti NMP & National Logistics Policy together will help people, businesses: Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI: Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal said on Thursday that PM GatiShakti National Master Plan and National Logistics Policy (NLP) together will greatly help both businesses and people.

ED arrests liquor businessman in Delhi excise policy scam

NEW DELHI: In a latest development in the Delhi excise policy scam case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said that a liquor businessman, Amandeep Dhal, director of Brindco Sales Pvt Ltd, has been arrested.

Was a fool to vote for Left in Kerala: NRI businessman

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kuwait-based millionaire Keralite businessman K.G.Abraham on Saturday tore into the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government on reports that Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Funds were being swindled and not reaching the needy.

Business Tycons give thumbs up to pro-industry policies of Bhagwant Mann Government

SAS NAGAR: (Mohali): Giving thumbs up to the industrial friendly policies of the state government, the leading industrial captains from across the country hailed the path breaking initiatives taken by the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.

Punjab looking forward to further strengthen business ties with Japan: Aman Arora

CHANDIGARH: Terming the Punjab as a land of opportunities equipped with conducive business environment, Housing & Urban Development and Information & Public Relations Minister Mr Aman Arora on Thursday said that Chief Minister S Bhagwant Mann led state government has been undertaking myriad efforts to further foster the investment ecosystem in the state and strengthen business ties with Japan.

Transport Minister urges Punjabis expats to open 'Booking & Dispatch' services in Punjab for doing their transport business abroad

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Transport Minister S. Laljit Singh Bhullar today urged NRI Punjabis to open 'booking and dispatch' services in Punjab for doing their transport business abroad.

Dubai Chambers announce country-specific business councils to facilitate and resolve disputes

DUBAI: Dubai Chambers has unveiled a series of accomplishments for 2022 during a media briefing, demonstrating its diverse initiatives to support Dubai's business community and dedication to realising its strategic goals in alignment with the city's future development plans.

Snap may soon unveil its 'AR for businesses' project

SAN FRANCISCO: Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, is reportedly planning to unveil its new 'augmented reality (AR) for businesses' project, at its annual developer summit in April or perhaps even sooner.

Indian-origin businessman jailed for loan fraud in UK

LONDON: An Indian-origin businessman has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment in the UK for having abused an interest free loan scheme provided to businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

When YSR asked Sajjan Jindal to train Jagan in business

AMARAVATI: JSW Group Chairman Sajjan Jindal on Wednesday recalled how Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy was sent to his office in Mumbai for training in business by the latter's father and then Chief Minister of united Andhra Pradesh, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.

CAIT draws Health Min's attention to online pharmacy business

NEW DELHI: Traders' body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Wednesday drew Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya's attention towards online pharmacy business activities impacting wholesale and retail chemists.

GitHub Copilot available for business with new OpenAI model

NEW DELHI: Microsoft-owned open source developer platform GitHub on Wednesday announced that its Copilot for Business is available to every developer, team, organisation, and enterprise with the new OpenAI model and AI-based security.

Businessman robbed of Rs 50L at gunpoint in Delhi, two held

NEW DELHI: The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has arrested a 19-year-old polytechnic student along with a juvenile for allegedly robbing a Faridabad-based businessman at gunpoint, an officer said on Saturday, adding that the looted amount of Rs 50 lakh hasbeen recovered from their possession.

MediBuddy acquires 'vHealth by Aetna' business in India

NEW DELHI: Healthtech platform MediBuddy on Thursday announced that it acquired the "vHealth by Aetna" business in India for an undisclosed sum.

AAP's Sanjay Singh moves suspension of business notice in RS on Adani row

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh moved a suspension of business notice in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday to discuss Adani row. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to reply to the debate on motion of thanks to the President's Address.vvvvvvv

Kharge mentioning a business house invites rap from RS chair

NEW DELHI: During the motion of thanks on the President's Address in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, the Leader of Opposition (LoP), said that "one person became rich as his wealth increased 12 times from 2019", which drew objections from the Chair and treasury bench.

Punjab cabinet gives green signal to new industrial and Business development policy-2022

CHANDIGARH: With a thrust on creating an enabling environment for the Industries & Business for balance economic growth, job creation and overall Development of the State, the Punjab Cabinet led by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday approved the New industrial and Business Development Policy, 2022 (IBDP-2022) which shall be effective from October 17, 2022.

Now Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann visits Mumbai to encourage business honchos to invest in the best

MUMBAI/CHANDIGARH : In order to give further impetus to industrial growth of the state, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today reached here to woo leading entrepreneurs of the region for investing in the state.

Possible to start business in a day in India now: DPIIT Secretary

NEW DELHI: Due to improved ease of doing business environment in India, it is now possible to start a business in a day in the country, a top government official said on Tuesday.

PepsiCo to expand Global Business Services Centre in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: American multinational food company PepsiCo is planning to expand its operation in Hyderabad and add 1,200 employees within the next one and half years.

KT Rama Rao, Telangana Minister and Amitabh Kant, G20 present FLO Hyderabad business awards to 20 women entrepreneurs

HYDERABAD: K.T. Rama Rao, IT, I&C, MA&UD Minister, Govt. of Telangana and Amitabh Kant, Indias G-20 Sherpa, Former CEO Niti Aayog, presented the prestigious FLO Hyderabad Business Awards to 20 Women Entrepreneurs in a spectacular event held here.

Apple introduces new tool for businesses

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has introduced a new free tool named 'Apple Business Connect' which will allow businesses of all sizes to customise the way their information appears across Apple applications like Maps, Messages, Wallet and Siri.

Affordable HP Smart Tank 580 wireless printer to empower Indian small businesses

NEW DELHI: After three years of the pandemic, work-from-home has created a paradigm shift in the minds of both employers and employees in the digital world, creating a 36-degree office space within the comfort of their homes.

Australian businesses call to boost migrant intake

CANBERRA: Australian businesses have called on the federal government to increase the permanent migration cap.

Meta hires Vikas Purohit as Head of Global Business Group in India

NEW DELHI: Meta on Monday appointed Vikas Purohit as the Director of Global Business Group for its India operations.

LG CEO expects EV parts business to take off this year

LAS VEGAS :LG Electronics's chief executive officer Cho Joo-wan has said the company's focus on the electric vehicle (EV) parts business for the past decade has started to bear fruit.

Veteran Oommen Chandy back to 'business', sees a stream of visitors

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former Congress Chief Minister Oommen Chandy after a hiatus is back to his business as the crowds at his residence have started to increase.

Covid guidelines won't impact normal life, business: K'taka CM Bommai

KARNATAKA: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday said that the guidelines which will be formulated to manage the evolving Covid situation in the state won't impact day-to-today life and business of the people.


2,200 acres of land-parcels, integrated business model gives edge: M3M�s Pankaj Bansal

NEW DELHI: M3Ms Pankaj Bansal says, "no doubt, real-estate developers with sufficient land-parcels and holistic business-model will carry an edge for buyers. Uniquely, M3M India has a bank of over 2,200 acres of land-parcels that has given the company a well-defined advantage and will always remain".

Bengal business summit: Strong Centre-state relations needed to attract investments, says Dhankar

KOLKATA: Even the inaugural session of the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS)- 2022, here on Wednesday, could not totally overcome the shadow of the different issue-based spats between the Union and state governments.

Home Credit India strengthens digital EMI-led retail loan business with Pine Labs partnership

NEW DELHI: With the continued focus on 'Digital-first' approach to retail loans business, Home Credit India, a local arm of the international consumer finance provider, on Monday announced its partnership with the leading merchant commerce platform, Pine Labs.

Mumbai businessman nabbed for Rs 14 crore GST fraud

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra state GST Department has arrested a businessman for generating fake bills of Rs 102 crore to make bogus input tax credit claims of Rs 14 crore, an official said here on Saturday.

New Google AI system to show updated business hours on Maps

NEW DELHI: To help companies keep up with the fast pace of change, Google has developed a machine learning model that automatically identifies if business hours are likely wrong and then instantly updates them with AI-generated predictions.

Zomato shares decline as CCI probes alleged unfair business practices

NEW DELHI: Shares of food-aggregator Zomato declined on Tuesday after the Competition Commission of India ordered a thorough investigation into the conduct of online food delivery platforms Zomato and Swiggy.

Apple launches 'Business Essentials' service for small businesses

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Business Essentials service is now available to all small businesses in the US that brings together device management, 24/7 Apple support, and iCloud storage into flexible subscription plans.

Centre for international trade and business laws to come up at NALSAR

HYDERABAD:The Justice B.P. Jeevan Reddy Centre for International Trade and Business Laws will come up at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, with the former Supreme Court judge donating Rs 1.50 crore for its establishment.

Placement camp will be held on March 29 at District Employment and Business Bureau, Gurdaspur

GURDASPUR: An employment-cum-placement càmp at District Administrative Complex, here on March 29, 2022 under the chairmanship of Mr. Rahul Additional Deputy Commissioner (or) Gurdaspur The camp is being set up.

Gov. Holcomb, Sec. Chambers to foster international business opportunities in Slovakia and Israel

INDIANAPOLIS:Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Adjutant General R. Dale Lyles and Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers will lead an economic development trip to Slovakia and Israel beginning March 27, building on the governor's focus of increasing Indiana’s international engagement and cultivating new business relationships and people-to-people ties in central Europe and the Middle East. While encouraging collaborative opportunities to advance innovation, investment and bolster strategic relationships, the delegation will show humanitarian support during a critical time for the geopolitical situation in the region, according to Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC).

US adds Alibaba, Tencent to list of businesses that trade counterfeit goods

NEW DELHI: The US has added sites operated by Chinese technology giants Alibaba and Tencent to its "Notorious Markets List" of businesses it believes are involved with trading counterfeit goods, the BBC reported.

Between doing business and jail

NEW DELHI: The Observer Research Foundation's (ORF) new monograph 'Jailed for Doing Business: the 26,134 imprisonment clauses in India's business laws' analyses newly isolated compliance data that entrepreneurs and corporations face. It offers recommendations that could help policymakers reimagine India's compliance universe.

Chugh condemns killing of Hindu businessman in Pakistan, questions why is Sidhu sleeping over the matter

CHANDIGARH:BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh today condemned the killing of a Hindu businessman in Sindh province in Pakistan and demanded Punjab PCC president Navjot Sidhu to explain why Hindus were being killed in the tenure of hir bosom friend Imran Khan who is prime minister of Pakistan.

ED arrests businessman in Rs 1K cr money laundering case

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said it has arrested Pravin Raut, the former director of Guru Ashish Construction Pvt Ltd in Mumbai under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Jindal Global Business School launches Global MBA (Business Analytics) With Wharton School Immersion Programme

NEW DELHI: Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) at O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) announced the launch of a new, fully residential One Year Global MBA (Business Analytics) degree programme for experienced business professionals.

State funding available to help small businesses with growth & improvement projects

INDIANAPOLIS: The Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) today announced applications are open for the Indiana Technical Assistance Program (INTAP) through Feb. 20, 2022. This statewide initiative connects small businesses with critical professional assistance to complete growth and improvement projects, according to Indiana Economic Development Corporation,.

US Supreme Court blocks federal vaccine mandate for large businesses

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court has blocked the Joe Biden administration's rule requiring employees at large US businesses to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or be subject to frequent testing, but it allowed the administration's vaccine mandate for healthcare workers receiving funds from the federal government to go ahead.

Cabinet okays special incentive to new mega/ultra projects under Industrial and Business Development policy

CHANDIGARH:  In a bid to boost state’s economy and catapult employment generation, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Saturday approved the special package of incentives for new Mega and Ultra Mega Projects to attract huge investment in these projects across the State.

Tax raids at UP businessmen: Balance sheets from FY 2016-2021 being examined

NEW DELHI:The Mumbai Income Tax team, which is conducting raids at the premises of Uttar Pradesh businessmen Pushapraj Pampi Jain, Anup Jain, Mahavir Prasad, Faizan Malik and Malik Mian, have collected a lot of evidence against them and are examining the balance sheets of FY 2016-2021.

National leader of 'AAP' Saurabh Bhardwaj met traders and businessmen of Majha area of Punjab

AJNALA (AMRITSAR): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and national spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said, "People of Punjab repeatedly changed governments due to corruption and mafia, but there was never any change in the system of governance.

Afghan businessmen ask Taliban to give Kabul airport contract to UAE

NEW DELHI As Qatar and Turkey seek to take control of operations at the Kabul airport, Afghan businessmen are urging the government to sign a contract with a company from the United Arab Emirates instead, as many Afghans have investments in the UAE and they fear access will be restricted, Tolo News reported.

ED to lodge PMLA case against Kanpur businessman Piyush Jain

NEW DELHI: More troubles are looming for Piyush Jain as the Enforcement Directorate is now mulling to lodge money laundering case against the Kanpur based businessman, who was arrested by the GST team for tax evasion.

ED raids premises of Punjab-based businessman

NEW DELHI:The Enforcement Directorate has carried out a search operation at the premises of a Punjab-based cable businessman under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal bags Asian Business Philanthropy Award 2021

NEW DELHI: Indias leading industrialist and philanthropist, Anil Agarwal, Chairman of the Vedanta Group, one of the worlds biggest Oil & Gas and Metals companies, has been bestowed with the Philanthropy Award at the Asian Business Awards 2021 for his outstanding contribution towards humanitarianism initiatives centering on healthcare, education, sanitation, skill development and sustainable livelihood.

AAP's government will give complete relief to Punjab traders and businessmen from ‘Inspector Raj’: Manish Sisodia

SBS Nagar : (Gurpreet Vasu/Raj Kumar)The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday assured the shopkeepers, traders, businessmen and entrepreneurs of Nawanshahr that on the formation of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Punjab after three months, the entire trade and business of the state would be given complete relief from the ‘Inspector Raj’.

CBI court fines Mumbai businessman Rs 10.2 cr in forgery case

NEW DELHHI: A special CBI court has sentenced a businessman to six years of rigorous imprisonment and fined him Rs 10.2 crore in a 2003 case related to customs duty fraud by submitting forged export documents

Amarinder connived with Badals on cable TV business: Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: In an attempt to expose a 'nexus' between the Badal family and his party's former leader and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, state Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday said as a Cabinet minister he had proposed a new law to recover stolen state taxes from cable TV business company Fastway Transmissions but was stalled by the latter.

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Toshiba announces plan to split into 3 separate businesses

NEW DELHI: Japanese conglomerate Toshiba has confirmed plans to split the company into three separate businesses, BBC reported.

Japan to reduce quarantine period for business travellers

TOKYO: The Japanese government said that it would shorten the Covid-19 quarantine period for vaccinated business travellers from overseas upon their arrival to three days starting from November 8 onwards.

Nirbhaya's lawyer to take up UP businessman's murder case

KANPUR: Seema Samridhi, the lawyer who fought for justice in the Nirbhaya case and is also fighting the case of the Hathras rape and murder victim, will now take up the Manish Gupta murder case.

Sitharaman's marathon meeting sessions with US businesses continues in NY

NEW YORK: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's meetings with US businesses and institutions continued at a feverish pitch, including talks with two key investors asking them to broaden their world view and look at India for investment.

4 brothers arrested for NRI businessman's murder in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD:  Police in Hyderabad have arrested four brothers for killing a Dubai-based Non-Resident Indian (NRI) businessman, it was revealed on Saturday.

Industrial growth key to achieving Punjab's overall prosperity, Gurkirat Singh exhorts business leaders to harness State's immense potential

CHANDIGARH:Underlining the state's massive investment potential, Punjab Industries & Commerce Minister Gurkirat Singh on Monday urged the investors to invest and leverage the present opportunities in sectors like Agro-processing, Pharmaceuticals, Iron & Steel, Health, Education and Manufacturing.

Businessman's wife wants death for accused UP cops

KANPUR:  A day after the arrest of the two policemen, including suspended inspector J.N. Singh and sub-inspector Akshay Mishra, accused for the murder of businessman Manish Gupta, his widow, Meenakshi has demanded capital punishment for the accused.

Two UP Police officials held for businessman's death in Gorakhpur hotel

GORAKHPUR: Suspended UP Police Inspector J.N. Singh and Sub Inspector Akshay Mishra, both accused in the alleged murder of a Kanpur businessman during a hotel raid in Gorakhpur, have been arrested.

Two UP Police officials held for businessman's death in Gorakhpur hotel

GORAKHPUR(UP):Suspended UP Police Inspector J.N. Singh and Sub Inspector Akshay Mishra, both accused in the alleged murder of a Kanpur businessman during a hotel raid in Gorakhpur, have been arrested.

NEET-SS exam pattern change: SC says medical education has become a business

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Tuesday, pulling up the Centre, on the changes in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Super Specialty (NEET-SS) 2021 pattern, said the impression and message which will go out is that medical education and medical regulation in the country has become a business and it appears the entire haste is for filling the vacant seats.

Pak businessman, media moguls, military leaders in Pandora Papers

NEW DELHI: More Pakistani individuals ranging from media group owners to family members of army personnel to businessmen and executives were identified in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' (ICIJ) Pandora Papers — a major international research into the financial holdings of high-profile individuals around the world, Dawn reported.

Yogi meets businessman's family, assures justice

KANPUR: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday met family members of the Kanpur businessman who had died mysteriously during a police raid in Gorakhpur on Monday night.


Kapurthala police action against counterfeit note business, six arrested in special operation

KAPURTHALA: In a major crackdown against the illegal counterfeit currency trade going on in the city, the district police arrested six persons in the operation and seized Rs 1,47,000 fake notes of Rs 2000 and Rs 500, Rs 7500 in cash along with 30 packets of chemically treated paper used as raw material for making counterfeit currency, bottles filled with chemical and dyes and packets of chemical powder as well as three vehicles used to transport counterfeit currency.

IDP to acquire British Council's India IELTS business

NEW DELHI:IDP will acquire 100 per cent of British Councils India IELTS business for 130 million pounds on a debt free, cash free basis.The IDP and British Council, the two partners of IELTS, the world's most popular high-stakes English language test, announced on Thursday that British Council will sell its IELTS business in India to IDP.

FB, Stellaris Venture Partners to scale young businesses

NEW DELHI: With an aim to accelerate the growth of small and medium businesses in the country, Facebook on Tuesday partnered with VC fund Stellaris Venture Partners to scale young businesses by providing them with timely digital skilling.

Aus state announces stimulus package for affected businesses

SYDNEY: The government of Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state announced on Tuesday a stimulus package for businesses affected by the recent Covid-19 lockdown.

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Man held cheating businessman posing as IFS officer in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has arrested a person for impersonating an IFS officer and cheating a businessman to the tune of Rs 2.39 crore.

Start-up business to deliver necessities at the doorstep

KOLKATA: Covid-19 has brought several businesses to its knees. But it has also given small opportunities to hungry entrepreneurs, keen to display their social conscience. With companies declaring a work-from-home model and the novel coronavirus pandemic spreading its tentacles, BA graduate Hemlata Kushwaha from Kolkata has taken up the opportunity to provide 'pick up and drop service' to take the necessities at the doorstep of the people of the city.

Karnataka trade body seeks sops for Covid-hit businesses

BENGALURU:Reeling under the impact of the extended lockdown across the state, the Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) on Friday sought concessions from the state government to the business community suffering mounting losses.

Tamil Nadu's 'gold man' held for cheating businessmen

BENGALURU: Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police arrested Tamil Nadu's 'gold man' and politician, A. Hari Nadar for running an inter-state organised crime racket and cheating a Bengaluru businessman of a whopping sum of Rs 7.2 crore.

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SBI business activity index hits new low in April

NEW DELHI: The SBI business activity index has declined to hit a new low in April amid the second wave of Covid-19 and the fresh lockdown measures.

UP businessman's O2 plant to feed 3 Prayagraj hospitals

PRAYAGRAJ(Uttar Pradesh): At a time when several states are reeling under the impact of oxygen shortage amid the raging pandemic, a businessman in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj has initiated a plan to set up an oxygen plant in the city with a capacity to feed requirements of, at least, three government hospitals free of cost forever.

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WeWork India launches WeWork Business Solutions

NEW DELHI: Flexible workspace company WeWork India on Monday announced the launch of WeWork Business Solutions (WBS) for its members.
A company statement said that WeWork Business Solutions is a platform that aims at offering hassle-free, cost-effective professional, and specially curated solutions to all WeWork members, both existing and new.

Punjab CM showcases Punjab as safest place to do business with no lockouts and striks during last 30 years

CHANDIGARH: Reiterating firm commitment of the State Government in facilitating investments from Japan through the Invest Punjab, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday highlighted his vision of having a “Little Japan” in Punjab that builds upon the current thriving presence of more than 100 Japanese business establishments in the State.

Capt Amarinder launches slew of key reforms to transform Punjab into Global lighthouse for ease of doing business for MSMEs

CHANDIGARH: Punjab on Thursday took a major leap towards becoming a national and global lighthouse for ‘Ease of Doing Business for MSME’, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh unleashing a fresh wave of reforms to further reduce the regulatory burden on MSMEs through rationalisation, digitalisation and decriminalisation of the regulatory landscape, thus enabling entrepreneurs to focus on expanding their operations in an predictable business environment during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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Traders lose business worth Rs 46,000 cr amid curfews, curbs

NEW DELHI: Retail and wholesale businesses across the country have taken a hit of Rs 46,000 crore in the last 10 days amid curfews and partial lockdowns across several states.

Night curfew hampering weddings, business in capital

NEW DELHI: The night curfew imposed in the national capital amid resurgence of Covid-19 is not only hampering the shops, restaurants and others rather it is adding on to the woes of the banquet hall operators as people have started postponing the weddings and cancelling the bookings. A lot of people are even asking the banquet hall operators to change the time of the bookings too.

VVIP chopper scam: Court grants bail to businessman Anoop Gupta

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to businessman Anoop Kumar Gupta, accused in the alleged Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.

No plans to exit India business: Franklin Templeton

NEW DELHI: Franklin Templeton India's president Sanjay Sapre has said that the fund house has no plans to exit its India business.

Lenovo appoints Amar Babu to lead Asia Pacific business

NEW DELHI: Lenovo has appointed Amar Babu to lead the company's business in the overall Asia Pacific region, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand, and India /South Asia.

No effect of Bharat Bandh, business running as usual: CAIT

NEW DELHI: Despite the call for Bharat Bandh across the country by some farmer organisations, markets stayed open and business was going on as usual on Friday across the country, according to the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT).

Sachin Hindurao Vaze: Police officer or business baron

NEW DELHI: Sachin Hindurao Vaze, the senior Mumbai police officer who is being investigated is listed as a director in three companies namely Digi Next Multimedia, Multibuild Infraprojects and Techlegal Solutions.

Vietnam envoy seeks better business ties with Punjab, Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Vietnam Ambassador to India, Pham Sanh Chau, on Friday sought increased cooperation with industries and the travel community based in Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

Price hike hits LS proceedings, 3 adjournments, limited business

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha proceedings faced disruption for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as pandemonium on the price hike of LPG cylinder and petroleum products were again raised by the Opposition since the House assembled.

Business confidence in India touches decadal high: FICCI

NEW DELHI: As the demand scenario improves and economic activities gather momentum, a FICCI survey shows that confidence among Indian businesses and entrepreneurs is significantly high and the business confidence index is at a decadal high.

Women in Business 2021 report: India ahead of global average

NEW DELHI: India ranks third in the world for women working in senior management positions, according to the Women in Business 2021 report by global accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton.

Expert shares tips on seed business at RBU

MOHALI: University School of Agriculture Sciences of the Rayat Bahra University organised an expert talk on “Opportunities in Seed Enterprise” by Dr Priya Ranjan, Principal Scientist, Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI).

RIL to carve-out its oil-to-chemicals business by Q2 FY22

NEW DELHI: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) proposes to carve out its oil-to-chemicals (O2C) business into a separate wholly-owned subsidiary by second quarter of FY22.

Programme participants scaling-up businesses, in month one

CHANDIGARH:Xcelerator Ludhiana – Sadda Karobaar, Punjab Di Shaan (program led by Government of Punjab, CICU (Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings) and GAME- Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship), is paving the way for participants to become local success stories. The 6-month business accelerator program for catalyzing growth of businesses in Ludhiana, has started showing promising business growth for entrepreneurs who signed up for the program. “After the first session of Xcelerator on customers, I was able to strike better conversations with my end retail customers, and was able to fetch new orders by talking about my products and my business value proposition. This has helped me scale up my business, in very little time,” shares Siddhant Pruthi, Entrepreneur, Robin International, an entrepreneur associated with the Xcelerator Ludhiana programme.

Healthy business performance puts ITC stock recovery on track

NEW DELHI: Three top brokerage firms - CLSA, Credit Suisse and Axis Capital - have assigned "Buy" or "Outperform" rating to the ITC stock.

German brand Sennheiser to sell its consumer audio business

NEW DELHI: German audio brand Sennheiser has announced it is looking for a new partner who can buy its consumer audio business (headphones and soundbars).

Roadblock due to farmers' protest at Singhu hits nursery business

NEW DELHI: After the months-long lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 35-year-old Manjur Alam was expecting customers at his plant nursery, however, the farmers' protest at Singhu border has prolonged his agony.

Corporates will grab Rs 80 lakh cr agribusiness: Rahul on farm laws

SIBSAGAR: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday claimed that the three new central farm laws will help corporates and rich people grab agribusiness worth Rs 80 lakh crore in India.

NZ allocates new Covid-19 payment to back businesses

WELLINGTON: New Zealand employers can receive government payments from Tuesday onwards over the absence of their workers who cannot work from home while awaiting a Covid-19 test result, according to a government statement issued on Monday.

Four more states complete ease of doing business reforms

NEW DELHI: Four more states -- Assam, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab have undertaken "Ease of Doing Business" reforms stipulated by the finance ministry.
With this, these states have become eligible to mobilise additional financial resources and have been granted permission to raise additional Rs 5,034 crore through Open Market Borrowings.

Indian businessman jailed in Dubai over bribery

DUBAI: : A Dubai court has sentenced an Indian businessman to two years in prison for offering a 200,000-dirham ($54,448) bribe to the police, a media report said on Monday.

Microsoft logs 17% revenue growth riding on cloud business

SAN FRANCISCO: An impressive growth in its Azure Cloud business in a pandemic-hit year helped Microsoft post a 17 per cent increase in its revenue which reached $43.1 billion, with declaring a net income of $15.5 billion, for the quarter ended December 31, 2020.