Rising prices dent demand, Factory growth slows, RBI may raise Interest Rate

Bengaluru: Growth in India’s factory activity slowed to a four-month low in February as new orders eased and weighed on output after manufacturers raised prices at the fastest pace in a year, a business survey showed on Wednesday. That suggests retail inflation could continue to pick up over coming months, pressuring the Reserve Bank of […]

Behavior in high school predicts income and occupational success later in life, new research

Washington: Being a responsible student, maintaining an interest in school and having good reading and writing skills will not only help a teenager get good grades in high school but could also be predictors of educational and occupational success decades later, regardless of IQ, parental socioeconomic status or other personality factors, according to new research […]

Religion meets fashion, the Vatican releases rare papal items for New York exhibition

New York: The Vatican will lend around 40 ecclesiastical works to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for an exhibition focusing on the Catholic religion’s impact on fashion, organisers told. The exhibition “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” will feature items spanning a period of more than 15 papacies. Andrew Bolton, from […]

India now a free destination for enterprise, PM

New Delhi: India is now a free destination for enterprise and a free and growing market that cannot be found anywhere else, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. He was addressing business leaders at the India-Korea business summit, jointly organised by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry. Tthe […]

Empowerment without appeasement, Govt Announces Reduction in Haj Airfare

New Delhi: The NDA government announced a significant reduction in airfare for those who go for the Haj pilgrimage, a month after it scrapped subsidies for the same, Union Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told. The PMO took a keen interest in this. The decision is in line with our empowerment without appeasement policy,” Naqvi […]

Transparency in the functioning of the IOA and NSF is very important, Spots Minister

New Delhi: Transparency in the functioning of the Indian Olympic Association and National Sports Federations is very important. Ministry will incorporate the provisions regarding how to make them transparent in the Sports Code, Minister of State for youth affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore said. He was speaking at a function here today organized by […]

VP Naidu calls for solution to labour laws affecting investment flows

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday drew attention to present labour laws that ‘are coming in the way of increased investment flows’ and wanted that these should be examined and solutions found. Naidu was speaking on the occasion of honouring 338 workers with Prime Minister’s Shram Awards in the presence of Shri […]