Tag Archives: Minister

Future Belongs to Electric Vehicles: UP Transport Minister

Uttar Pradesh transport minister Swatantradev Singh on Sunday said electric vehicles are the need of the hour and the future belongs to them. “Electric vehicles have many advantages. Less consumption of diesel and petrol will not only reduce pollution, but it will also save foreign currency which is used to import the fuel,” Singh said at a session on electric ... Read More »

Apple Officials Said to Have Met Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Senior officials of the US-based iPhone maker Apple on Tuesday called upon Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The meeting assumes significance as the technology giant is seeking concessions like duty exemptions to set up its manufacturing unit in India. “The meeting lasted for 40 minutes. There were three officials from the company, including the company’s Global Vice President Priya ... Read More »

Can’t Give Info If Finance Minister Was Consulted Before Demonetisation

New Delhi: Whether views of the Chief Economic Advisor and the Finance Minister were taken before the sudden announcement of demonetisation of high-value currency notes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8? The Reserve Bank of India feels this query cannot be answered under the Right to Information Act as it does not comes under the definition of information ... Read More »

Commerce Minister Says India Aspires To Reach 3.5% Of Global Trade By 2020

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India’s share is 2% of total global trade. Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India’s share is 2% of total global trade. New Delhi: Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that India should reach 3.5 per cent of total global trade by 2020 from its current share of two per cent. “Our share is 2 ... Read More »

PF Body May Invest Up To 12% In Equities, Says Minister

Hyderabad: Buoyed by strong stock markets, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has said the Employees Provident Fund Organisation may invest up to 12 per cent of its investable amount in equities over a period of time. According to the minister, as of June 30, retirement fund body EPFO invested Rs 7,468 crore in two index-linked ETFs (exchange-traded funds) – one to ... Read More »

Panic Button: Telecom Minister to talk about Pricing problems With mobile Makers

Amid worries that government’s move to make panic button obligatory will increase cost of cell handsets, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Thursday said he’s going to absorb the problem up with the industry. “i’m able to communicate to them. India is a big marketplace. for your data, i have mentioned this with all people. Manufactures who apprehend this have given ... Read More »

Delhi Chief Minister Warns of Strict Action Against Ola, Uber

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday warned of “strict action” against app-based taxis, including cancellation of permits and impounding of vehicles, for charging fares more than the rates prescribed by the government. “Strict action, including permit cancellation and impounding of vehicles, will be taken against app-based taxis which charge fares more than government-prescribed rates (sic),” Kejriwal said in a tweetMonday. ... Read More »

French Interior Minister Backs FBI in Apple Battle

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama’s administration in its efforts to get Apple to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers. “I completely understand the US administration’s concerns, which I share,” Cazeneuve said during a talk on counterterrorism at George Washington University. The FBI is pressing Apple to develop a system ... Read More »

Soldiers in Sensitive Areas to Get Secure Mobile Phones: Minister

The government will soon provide secure mobile phones to soldiers along the international borders and in Naxal affected areas, Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary said in New Delhi on Friday. “You would be surprised to know that even today our soldiers do not have a mobile phone, as such on a short-term period basis, we are ... Read More »

Economy Growing at Over 7% Despite Weak Exports: Commerce Minister

Bengaluru: Indian economy is growing at over 7 per cent despite weakness in the exports sector, Commerce and Industries Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday. “India is the bright spot. Nobody is denying the (fall in) exports. Export is suffering, but the fact remains that the Indian economy is growing at over 7 per cent,” she told reporters after delivering ... Read More »