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India means business, PM Modi tells global CEOs at DavosModi is the first Indian prime minister to attend Davos summit in 20 years. Photo courtesy: Twitter @PIB_India

India means business, PM Modi tells global CEOs at Davos

23 Jan 2018 | 9:17 AM

DAVOS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told top CEOs here that India means business and presents exciting opportunity for the global businesses.

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Davos, January 23

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told top CEOs here that India means business and presents exciting opportunity for the global businesses.

Addressing a roundtable before a dinner meet, Modi narrated India's growth story.

He was accompanied by top government officials including Vijay Gokhale, Jai Shankar and Ramesh Abhishek.

Under the tagline of "India means business", the roundtable was attended by 40 CEOs of global companies and 20 from India.

After the meeting, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted about Modi narrating India's growth story and presenting exciting opportunities for global business in India at Davos.

The spokesperson also tweeted that the prime minister "hosted a roundtable meeting with CEOs of top global companies".

Modi, who arrived in Davos on Monday evening, will deliver opening keynote address on Tuesday morning at the world economic forum annual meeting.

Besides, he will also interact with the members of international business community of the WEF.

Modi is the first Indian prime minister to attend Davos summit in 20 years. PTI 

Sensex breaches 36,000 mark, Nifty trades above 11,000 level

Sensex breaches 36,000 mark, Nifty trades above 11,000 level

23 Jan 2018 | 10:32 AM

MUMBAI: The benchmark BSE Sensex on Tuesday went past the 36,000 level for the first time while the Nifty hit another record high of 11,045.60 in late morning trade.

Will not allow screening of ‘Padmaavat’: Karni Sena patron

Will not allow screening of ‘Padmaavat’: Karni Sena patron

23 Jan 2018 | 11:21 AM

GURUGRAM: Ahead of the release of ‘Padmaavat’ on January 25, Shree Rajput Karni Sena patron Lokendra Singh Kalvi said they would not allow its screening.

Judiciary independence a must: Chelameswar

Judiciary independence a must: Chelameswar

23 Jan 2018 | 2:12 AM

NEW DELHI:Justice J Chelameswar, who rebelled against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra along with three other senior-most judges of the Supreme Court alleging arbitrary allocation of work, on Monday refused to comment on the issues raised by them.

Gurugram: Woman raped; husband, brother-in-law held at gunpoint

Gurugram: Woman raped; husband, brother-in-law held at gunpoint

23 Jan 2018 | 10:24 AM

GURUGRAM: A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted while her husband and brother-law-in were being held at gunpoint at Sector-56 here, following which four persons were arrested.

Disqualified legislators file fresh petition in HC

Disqualified legislators file fresh petition in HC

23 Jan 2018 | 2:07 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today filed a fresh petition in the Delhi High Court, challenging the disqualification of its 20 party MLAs.

Punjab to revamp loan waiver scheme

Punjab to revamp loan waiver scheme

23 Jan 2018 | 2:07 AM

CHANDIGARH:The much-publicised Crop Loan Waiver Scheme of Capt Amarinder Singh’s government in Punjab is likely to be disrupted, as the scheme goes back to the drawing board.

US President Trump 'imitates PM Modi's Indian accent'

US President Trump 'imitates PM Modi's Indian accent'

23 Jan 2018 | 11:17 AM

WASHINGTON DC: US President Donald Trump has reportedly imitated Prime Minister Narendra Modi by faking his Indian accent in the context of US’ decision of sending more troops into Afghanistan.

India speaks, world listens: Puri

India speaks, world listens: Puri

23 Jan 2018 | 2:07 AM

NEW DELHI:Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today underscored that assertive foreign policy pursued by the Narendra Modi government was making the world pay greater attention to India.


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Anandiben Patel sworn in as Madhya Pradesh Governor

Anandiben Patel sworn in as Madhya Pradesh Governor

23 Jan 2018 | 10:49 AM

BHOPAL: Senior BJP leader Anandiben Patel was on Tuesday sworn in as the governor of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Hemant Gupta administered the oath of office to Patel at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan here.

CITY FOCUS

2 robbed at gunpoint; 3 targeted by snatchers

2 robbed at gunpoint; 3 targeted by snatchers

23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: Unidentified miscreants riding an Indica car robbed two persons of cash at gunpoint during the wee hours of today. Police sources said four unidentified miscreants riding a white Indica car snatched Rs 5,000 and a mobile phone from Dhirender, a resident of EWS Colony, Dhanas, near the Sector 25/38 roundabout.

NoActivists of the BKU Ekta-Ugrahan protest in support of their demands in Bathinda on Monday. Tribune photo: Pawan Sharma

Farmers begin 5-day stir, seek total waiver

23 Jan 2018 | 1:25 AM

BATHINDA: The BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) today started a five-day statewide agitation against the state government’s alleged failure to curb farm suicides and extend complete debt waiver to the farming community.

Peasants to get cashback for saving power

23 Jan 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Farmers are set to get cashback on the power they save while carrying out agricultural operations.

Framed for fining Orbit bus, SDM gets relief from panel

23 Jan 2018 | 1:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police slapped a corruption case on an SDM about two years ago as he had challaned an Orbit bus owned by then ruling Badals.

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Blast in IOC refinery, one killed

Blast in IOC refinery, one killed

23 Jan 2018 | 1:11 AM

PANIPAT: An employee was killed while four others, including a deputy manager, were injured in a blast in the naphtha cracker plant (NCP) on the premises of the Indian Oil Corporation Refinery and Petro Chemical Complex at Baoli village in the district today.

File charges against former Chief Minister, court to ED

File charges against former Chief Minister, court to ED

23 Jan 2018 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: A special court today directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file its supplementary charge-sheet by February 1 in a money laundering case against former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

Govt has failed to protect border dwellers: NC leader

Govt has failed to protect border dwellers: NC leader

23 Jan 2018 | 12:35 AM

JAMMU: National Conference (NC) leader Ajay Sadhotra has said the BJP governments at the Centre and the state have failed to protect the lives and property of the people living along the International Border and the Line of Control.

‘No one-sided decision’ on medical commission Bill

22 Jan 2018 | 12:57 AM

DEHRADUN: Union Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma today said the Union Government was open to all suggestions and was well aware of the Indian Medical Association’s concerns on the National Medical Commission Bill.

Trump signs funding bill, ending 3-day government shutdown

Trump signs funding bill, ending 3-day government shutdown

23 Jan 2018 | 10:37 AM

WASHINGTON: The House of Representatives followed the Senate in approving a temporary funding bill that clears the way to ending a three-day government shutdown triggered by feuding over immigration policy.

NoNovak Djokovic waves to the crowd as he leaves after losing against Chung Hyeon. REUTERS

Sent packing

23 Jan 2018 | 1:43 AM

MELBOURNE:For Novak Djokovic it must have felt like some nightmarish fight to the death against a clone of himself on Monday as Chung Hyeon stunned the six-time Australian Open champion with a display ripped straight out of the Serb’s textbook. The 30-year-old who has ruled like no other on Rod Laver Arena simply had no answer as Chung, nine years his junior, wore him into the ground to win 7-6(4) 7-5 7-6(3) and become the first South Korean to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal where he will face American Tennys Sandgren.

Root to miss T20 tri-series, Stokes delays return

23 Jan 2018 | 11:26 AM

SYDNEY: Joe Root on Tuesday pulled out of England's Twenty20 tri-series against Australia and New Zealand, as Ben Stokes confirmed his return to international cricket would be delayed by a court appearance.

Tennys lessons for fifth seed Thiem

23 Jan 2018 | 1:02 AM

American sensation Tennys Sandgren’s dream debut at the Australian Open continued as the rank outsider upset fifth seed Dominic Thiem in a five-set thriller to reach an improbable quarterfinal.

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