Private sector should lead 'Digital India': Pai

Private sector should lead Digital India Pai

Bengaluru, Oct 30 : Private sector should take the lead in 'Digital India' programme as the government does not have the capacity to do it, said Manipal Global Education Service chairman T.V. Mohandas Pai on Thursday.

"I would like the private sector to do it, because government does not have the capability to do it. Private sector has to get involved, government should not run data centres because things are in the cloud, they cannot do the e-governance projects because it will take too much of time and expensive," said Pai in the panel discussion Diconomy at the CeBIT here.

2015-10-30 09:16:38 by Nithiya

India widens engagement with Africa, gives $10 bn more credit

India widens engagement with Africa gives 10 bn more credit

New Delhi, Oct 30 : In its biggest ever engagement with Africa, India on Thursday sought to recharge its ties with all 54 African countries, announcing increased interaction in areas like energy and agriculture while offering an additional concessional credit of $10 billion.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi described as "historic" the summit attended by 41 heads of state and government including of South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and Liberia and comprising two kings, 25 presidents and six prime ministers besides six vice presidents, foreign and trade ministers and senior officials.

2015-10-30 09:12:35 by Nithiya

200-acre MSME industrial city to come up in Bengal: Mamata

200acre MSME industrial city to come up in Bengal Mamata

Kolkata, Oct 28 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced that a 200-acre MSME Industrial City was being set up in Howrah district to boost the state's micro, small and medium enterprises sector.

"You will be happy to know that more than 50,000 micro, small and medium enterprises have been set up in the state in the last four years with employment of about 4.5 lakh people.

2015-10-29 09:48:03 by Nithiya

Modi meets African leaders, stresses on UN reforms

Modi meets African leaders stresses on UN reforms

New Delhi, Oct 28 : The need for UN Security Council reform featured in almost all bilateral meetings Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with African leaders on Wednesday, with the leaders dubbing the world body's current structure as "outdated".

India and Africa were "on the same page" on the Security Council reform, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters after the meetings.

2015-10-29 09:40:31 by Nithiya

Dalai Lama bestow Abdul Kalam Seva Ratna awards

Dalai Lama bestow Abdul Kalam Seva Ratna awards

29, Oct:  Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama presents Abdul Kalam Seva Ratna awards to the individuals or organisation who contributed in tree plantation, de-addiction, reviving waterbodies, providing safe drinking water and creating green campuses, villages and cities.

The award ceremony would be held on November 9, at Chennai Trade Centre. About 10 lakh entries from individuals and different organisations were received for the Seva Ratna awards" said, V. Ponraj, advisor to Kalam.

2015-10-29 09:36:10 by Nithiya

Tuberculosis ranks alongside HIV as leading killer worldwide: WHO report

Tuberculosis ranks alongside HIV as leading killer worldwide WHO report

Geneva, Oct 29 : In 2014, tuberculosis (TB) killed 1.5 million people, 400,000 of whom were HIV-positive, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday, ranking the disease alongside HIV as a leading killer worldwide.

WHO said in a report that the fight against TB is paying off, however, with this year's death rate nearly half of what it was in 1990, Xinhua news agency reported.

2015-10-29 09:08:20 by Nithiya

AIADMK Party keeps Silence

AIADMK Party keeps Silence

Tamil Nadu, 28 Oct, AIADMK Ruling Party of Tamil Nadu, still holds silence as they feel confident enough to win next assembly elections.

Madras Institute of Development Studies, Associate professor, C. Lakshmanan, told media, "There is no strong, uniform opposition voice, DMK manages to unify the opposition parties and quell its own internal disputes, it could pose a challenge to the AIADMK."

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2015-10-28 10:14:37 by Nithiya

Shourie's comments on Modi personal views: BJP

Shouries comments on Modi personal views BJP

New Delhi, Oct 27 : The BJP on Tuesday termed former union minister Arun Shourie's criticism of the Narendra Modi government's economic policies as his personal views, which had nothing to do with the party or public opinion, while also noting he was no longer a party member.

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party sources said that Shourie who was being cited as a "BJP leader" had, in fact, not renewed his party membership. Meanwhile, Shourie's office informed IANS that he did not wish to make any further comment on the issue.

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2015-10-28 09:57:14 by Nithiya

India tops in business regulation improvement in South Asia

India tops in business regulation improvement in South Asia

Washington, Oct 28 : Among South Asian economies, India made the biggest improvement in business regulations, moving up in the ease of doing business ranking from 134 to 130, according to a new World Bank Group annual report.

India also ranked amongst the world's top 10 in Protecting Minority Investors with a global ranking of 8, noted the "Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency" report released here on Tuesday.

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2015-10-28 09:51:43 by Nithiya

Slammed Indian grandfather said 'no English' five times

Slammed Indian grandfather said no English five times

Washington, Oct 28 : An Indian grandfather slammed to the ground by an Alabama police officer last February told him "no English" five times and said "India" three times, according to US prosecutors.

Sureshbhai Patel, who had arrived days earlier from India to take care of his grandson, also pointed to his son's home and kept trying to walk officers toward the home, Assistant US Attorney Robert Posey told a Madison jury Tuesday.

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2015-10-28 09:39:56 by Nithiya
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