Will prepare blueprint for companies looking beyond China: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

WASHINGTON: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said she will prepare a blueprint for international companies that are looking beyond China to make India as their preferred investment destination. She said industry leaders who are contemplating getting their businesses out of China are “definitely considering India is the pitch “. Therefore, she said, it … Read moreWill prepare blueprint for companies looking beyond China: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

India, China committed to combating terrorism in all its forms: Chinese Ambassador to India

Related News Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong. (Photo: ANI) A week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping concluded their informal summit, Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong said India and China are committed to fighting terrorism in all forms and that both the sides call upon countries across the globe … Read moreIndia, China committed to combating terrorism in all its forms: Chinese Ambassador to India

Handset makers largely skip IMC, signal 5G is distant in India

NEW DELHI: Handset makers with 5G ready smartphones gave the third edition of the India Mobile Congress (IMC) a miss, besides industry stalwarts and key government functionaries, suggesting that the rollout of the next gen technology in India is still some time away. While no global handset makers had individual presence at the marquee event, … Read moreHandset makers largely skip IMC, signal 5G is distant in India

India Is World’s Fastest-Growing Economy, Shares Tag With China: IMF

IMF’s growth rate of 6.1 per cent for 2019-20 is consistent with Indian Monetary Policy. New York:  In the gloomy global economic picture painted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India retains its rank as the world’s fastest-growing major economy, tying with China, with a projected growth rate of 6.1 per cent for the current … Read moreIndia Is World’s Fastest-Growing Economy, Shares Tag With China: IMF

“Anyone Who Attempts To Split China Will Perish”: Xi Jingping

Beijing:  President Xi Jinping has warned that any attempts to split China would result in “bodies smashed and bones ground to powder”, amid four months of anti-Beijing unrest in Hong Kong. President Xi issued the dire message during a weekend visit to Nepal, according to a foreign ministry statement released on Sunday. “Anyone who attempts to … Read more“Anyone Who Attempts To Split China Will Perish”: Xi Jingping

Modi-Xi meet: Wuhan spirit to Chennai connect

When Xi Jinping drove out of the Chennai airport in his own Hongqi L5, he made a subtle but definitive power statement that cannot be missed. China may be battling numerous demons internally and externally, but this is a power that has arrived. Therefore, the second Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping informal summit, which began on the … Read moreModi-Xi meet: Wuhan spirit to Chennai connect

Why a third of the world’s consumers are suddenly nervous to spend

By Ari Altstedter, Carolynn Look and Qian Ye Down the street from Mumbai’s grand colonial-era Royal Opera House, Deepak Gurnaney sits in his small electronics shop in front of rows of flat screen TVs flashing Hindi-soap operas, while his four staff play with their phones. There are no customers. The 68-year-old used to need a … Read moreWhy a third of the world’s consumers are suddenly nervous to spend

Xi Jinping Says He’s Watching Kashmir, Will Back Pak On Core Interests: Report

Xi Jinping said India and Pakistan should resolve the Kashmir dispute via peaceful dialogue. Beijing:  Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday he was watching the situation in Kashmir and would support Pakistan in issues related to its core interests, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Xi told Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during a … Read moreXi Jinping Says He’s Watching Kashmir, Will Back Pak On Core Interests: Report

US cautions against lure of cheap Chinese solar imports

By Himanshi Lohchab NEW DELHI: Solar energy developers in India should consider quality, service standards, overall costs and geopolitical implications before going for cheap Chinese imports, a top US official said. Considering these factors, the US can offer better value to Indian solar developers, Francis R Fannon, assistant secretary of state for energy resources, told … Read moreUS cautions against lure of cheap Chinese solar imports

View: Why Delhi should be wary of China’s renewed position on Kashmir

As a major economic and military power, China usually juggles with several balls at the same time. Beijing’s big concern is now to make a success of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s India visit from October 11without raising any suspicions in Pakistan, its ‘allweather strategic partner’. The meeting will be focused on political issues, although both … Read moreView: Why Delhi should be wary of China’s renewed position on Kashmir

Ahead Of Xi’s Visit, China Says J&K Issue Should Be Resolved Bilaterally

Beijing:  As Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Beijing Tuesday for talks with Xi Jinping ahead of the Chinese President’s important visit to India, China said the Kashmir issue should be resolved between New Delhi and Islamabad, significantly omitting its recent references to the UN and UN Security Council resolutions. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman … Read moreAhead Of Xi’s Visit, China Says J&K Issue Should Be Resolved Bilaterally

Amid China Concern, India, US To Launch Energy Initiative In Indo-Pacific

US and India aim for an open and thriving Indo-Pacific amid China’s rising military maneuvering in region Washington:  India and America will launch a new initiative for clean energy to fuel economic growth in the strategically-important Indo-Pacific region where China has been trying to expand its sphere of influence, the US State Department has said. … Read moreAmid China Concern, India, US To Launch Energy Initiative In Indo-Pacific

China To Mark 70 Years Of Communism Today With Massive Show Of Force

A military brass band rehearses in Tiananmen Square before a wreath laying ceremony BEIJING:  China will celebrate seven decades of communist rule on Tuesday with a display of power through central Beijing, showing off goose-stepping troops, new missiles and floats celebrating the country’s technological prowess. The event is the country’s most important of the year … Read moreChina To Mark 70 Years Of Communism Today With Massive Show Of Force

In India’s Reply To China’s J&K Reference, A Swipe At Road Through PoK

The $50 billion corridor connects Kashgar in west China with Gwadar port in Pakistan, spanning 3,000 km New Delhi:  China should “respect India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” as the recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir are “entirely a matter internal to India”, the government has said, a day after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made … Read moreIn India’s Reply To China’s J&K Reference, A Swipe At Road Through PoK

Skilling push: Norms revised to boost trainee hiring

NEW DELHI: The government has raised the ceiling on the percentage of apprentices in an organisation to 15% from 10% and lowered the number of employees in firms that need to mandatorily hire apprentices to 30 from 40. This will allow smaller companies to hire more trainees and give more youths an opportunity to get … Read moreSkilling push: Norms revised to boost trainee hiring

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