On Ease Of Doing Business, PM Modi’s Advice To Bureaucrats

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked bureaucrats to improve last mile delivery and focus on streamlining procedures to improve the country’s ‘ease of doing business’ rankings, his office has said. He also said that besides improving the ease of doing business rankings, it would also increase the ‘ease of […]

Small Business Saturday isn’t a novelty anymore – independent retailers depend on it

For Mackenzi Farquer, Small Business Saturday is a big deal. The owner of Queens, New York-based Lockwood gift shop, which sells kitchenware, clothing and paper goods, says there’s often barely room to stand in her locations on the retail holiday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. “It’s our busiest day […]

Business to be ‘named and shamed’ on late payments to small firms

Big businesses and governments delaying payments to small business suppliers will be “named and shamed” after the Morrison government asked the small business ombudsman to review the impact of late payments on the cash flow of small firms. The government-directed review, which could lead to new laws or more industry-led […]

Try These Quintessential Japanese Culinary Experiences On Your Next Trip To Japan

Most people will tell you that Japanese cuisine is an acquired taste, with piquant flavours that can often shake your taste buds and olfactory nerves out of their comfort zone. I am unabashed about my bias for almost anything Japanese, especially the cuisine. It may not be a very large […]

Heart patients need to focus on fitness and exercise, not weight loss

Patients with coronary heart disease should aim for a fitter self for a longer life, according to a study. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have found that heart disease patients can gain weight without jeopardizing their health, but sitting in their recliner incurs significant health […]

Google Reportedly Working on Pixel-Branded Smartwatches; Specifications Leak

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel-branded smartwatch may arrive in October 2018 Devices reportedly codenamed Ling, Triton, and Sardine Specs include Bluetooth with apt-X, GPS, and VoLTE support Google is reportedly adding a Pixel-branded smartwatch to its hardware portfolio this Fall. The search giant, at its I/O 2018 developer conference announced it is introducing a couple of changes to […]