India to allow data service initially under in-flight connectivity

NEW DELHI: The telecom department is considering to allow only data services initially in flights and water vessels within Indian territorial boundaries, an official source said. Under the proposed in-flight connectivity guidelines, both voice and data services would be provided to passengers on flights and maritime transport within the national boundaries. “DoT will initially seek […]

Honda Activa crosses 2 crore volume mark

NEW DELHI: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India’s (HMSI) flagship Activa brand of automatic scooters has crossed 2 crore-customer-mark, the second largest two-wheeler maker said on Wednesday. Activa, which pushed Hero Motorcop’s flagship Splendor to second position in May 2017, has retained top spot as largest selling two-wheeler brand in the country. It is also the […]

Reliance makes strategic investment in SkyTran

NEW DELHI: Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (Reliance), today successfully acquired 12.7% shareholding (on fully diluted basis) in SkyTran Inc. (SkyTran), a US incorporated venture-funded technology company developing state of the art technology in the field of Personal Rapid Transit Systems. Reliance has made a strategic […]

Railways pitches for strategic line in Leh to be declared national project

NEW DELHI: Indian Railways has proposed that its strategically significant Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line along the Indo-China border, which will be the world’s highest railway track, be declared a national project, officials said on Wednesday. It has also suggested that the construction on a 51 kilometre stretch between Upshi in Himachal Pradesh and Phe in Leh begin […]

SEBI directs Singh brothers to pay Rs 403 crore to Fortis Healthcare

NEW DELHI: Finding illegal diversion of funds from the company, markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Wednesday directed the Singh brothers and eight other entities to repay Rs 403 crore along with interest to Fortis Healthcare Ltd. The Singh brothers—Shivinder and Malvinder—are former promoters of Fortis Healthcare. All the entities have […]

USA plans big changes in H-1B visa rules

WASHINGTON : The Donald Trump administration said it is planning to “revise” the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the US H-1B visas by January, a move which will hit Indian IT companies in the US and small and medium-sized contractual firms mostly owned by Indian-Americans. The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows […]

USA move to abolish H-4 visas set to impact tens of thousands of Indians

By Lalit K Jha, PTI WASHINGTON: Abandoning the Obama-era rule of granting work permits to H-4 visa holders — who are spouses of professionals holding H-1B visas, mostly Indians — will benefit some US workers, the Department of Homeland Security believes. The Trump administration is planning to revoke a rule that makes spouses of thousands of […]

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