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BSNL partners with Google to expand WiFi footprint

New Delhi: On the occasion of World Telecom Day on Friday, state-run telecom major BSNL has partnered with Google to increase access to its WiFi footprint in the country. With the launch of this service, people across the country will be able to enjoy BSNL’s free WiFi services. This initiative will allow customers use BSNL’s high speed internet services on …

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FAW outbreak: Mizoram plans to increase maize yield

Aizawl: The Mizoram Agriculture Department is taking steps to increase maize production despite an outbreak of the Fall Army Worm (FAW), which has left a trail of destruction in the maize fields across the state, officials said on Friday. The state was expecting an increase in maize production, had it not been for the FAW outbreak. The production of maize …

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Etihad’s nominee on Jet board resigns

New Delhi: Grounded full service carrier Jet Airways’ continues to lose its senior management level personnel, further damaging hopes of the airline’s revival. The latest to quit the company is Robin Kamark, the UAE-based Etihad Airways’ nominee on the Board of the grounded airline. “We wish to inform you that Robin Kamark, nominee director of Etihad Airways PJSC, resigned as …

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US envoy meets Mizoram CM discuss health, infra

Aizawl: US Ambassador to India Kenneth Ian Juster met Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga and discussed possible areas of cooperation in road infrastructure and health care among others, an official release said here on Friday. Accompanied by five other officials, including US Consul General in Kolkata Patti Hoffman, the Ambassador arrived here on Thursday on a two-day visit. “Juster yesterday (Thursday) …

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Govt buys 29.26mn tonne wheat

New Delhi: The Centre has purchased 29.26 million tonne of wheat from farmers in the ongoing 2019-20 marketing year so far, according to latest government data. The Centre has set the wheat procurement target at 35.7 million tonne for the 2019-20 marketing year (April-March) on hopes of a record 100 million tonne production this year. State-run Food Corporation of India …

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Govt amends rules related to incorporation of companies

New Delhi: The corporate affairs ministry has amended the rules pertaining to incorporation of companies to provide more clarity and uniformity in choosing names for the companies, according to an official. The ministry has brought in amendments to the Companies (lncorporation) Rules, 2014. The move also comes against the backdrop of instances where applications by companies for registering their names …

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Jet Airways’ lenders to get bids verified, open to joint bid

Mumbai: According to informed sources, lenders have a limited number of options to recover their outstanding dues worth Rs 8,400 crore. They might also try to stitch a deal involving two bidding parties. “We will first get all (solicited and unsolicited) bids legally verified and after that we will invite the selected parties on to the negotiating table,” a senior …

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1 lakh Indian traders sell products online: Amazon JV

Bengaluru: Amazon-Catamaran joint venture Prione Business Services Ltd on Thursday said it has enabled one lakh small and medium businesses (SMBs) to sell a variety of products online in 100 cities across India and leverage digital payments for growth. The global e-tailer had set up Prione in 2014 with Catamaran, promoted by Infosys Founder N R Narayana Murthy, to encourage …

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Mumbai Metro tie-up with Instamojo

IANS Mumbai Reliance Infrastructure promoted Mumbai Metro One on Wednesday announced a tie-up with payment gateway ‘Instamojo’ to enable card payments aimed at boosting cashless travel. Accordingly, the 4.50 lakh commuters of Mumbai Metro One can now pay for their tickets by debit/credit cards for all kinds of ticketing products like single journey token or return journey token. ‘Instamojo’ is …

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IndiGo flights to connect Kolkata from July 20

PTI New Delhi    IndiGo on May 15 announced that it will start six new domestic flights to and from Kolkata from July 20. Moreover, the no-frills airline said it will start a third direct flight on Delhi-Kathmandu route from July 4. “Effective July 20, IndiGo will operate daily non-stop flights on Shillong-Kolkata and Raipur-Kolkata route with its ATR-18 aircraft,” the …

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