Top officials discuss strategy to carry out census exercise

NEW DELHI: Top census officials have discussed a strategy to carry out the massive exercise to count different aspects of India’s a billion plus population and run the entire process seamlessly, the Home Ministry said on Friday. The all India conference of state coordinators and directors of Census Operations and updation of […]

IndusInd, Yes Bank say exposure to ‘large mortgage lender’ secure

MUMBAI : Following a 34% fall in the shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd on Monday, Yes Bank and IndusInd Bank said in separate statements, without naming the non-bank, that their exposure to a large mortgage lender is fully secured. Shares of Indiabulls Housing nosedived to an over five-year low after the Delhi […]

Government reworks Higher Education Bill to gain political consensus

NEW DELHI: The central government has revised the proposed Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) Bill to ensure it is in keeping with the spirit of ‘cooperative federalism’ and has more academics and state representations . In the revised version, HECI will also be empowered to bestow degree-granting powers to any higher […]

Small businesses sell half the stuff on Amazon. Now, the tech giant is rolling out three new prizes to recognize its small business partners, including Small Business of the Year.

Amazon announced Friday morning an award program that reflects its increasing attention to its small business partners. More than one million US-based Small and Medium-sized Businesses, or SMBs, sell products through Amazon. Globally, SMBs sold half of all the stuff bought on the platform last year. Starting Friday, SMBs that […]

Refugees fleeing Syria to UK: ‘I’ve got a mortgage, a house, a car – we’re not trouble’

More than 17,000 refugees who fled the Syrian war have settled in Britain over the past five years. Of those, many have had to “work hard” in overcoming cultural changes as they try to forge a new life for themselves. Another 3,000 refugees are expected to arrive by the end […]