Nivedita Bhattacharjee

E-tailers in India to consider listing of 'country of origin' label on products

24 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI E-commerce players in India such as Amazon's local unit and Walmart's Flipkart will consider asking sellers on their platforms to list the country of origin on products, three sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Indian start-ups get creative as coronavirus crisis fuels funding crunch

11 May 2020

BENGALURU Samik Sarkar was managing to eke a profit out of his online apparel store before the coronavirus crisis hit India, forcing the 36-year old to reinvent his business overnight.

Facebook bets on India with $5.7 billion Reliance deal

23 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU Facebook is set to spend $5.7 billion to buy a 9.99% stake in Reliance Industries' digital arm, as it looks to roll out services for India's grocers and small businesses by capitalizing on WhatsApp's extensive reach in the country.

India's new FDI rules may open new flashpoint with China

20 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI India's new rules for foreign investment violate WTO principles of non-discrimination and are against free and fair trade, a Chinese embassy spokesperson said on Monday, potentially opening a new flashpoint in their uneasy ties.

Tata Consultancy shares rise on deal wins, hiring promise

17 Apr 2020

BENGALURU Shares of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd rose as much as 7.9% on Friday as investors shrugged off the software service firm's warning on coronavirus risks to focus on sales wins and its promise to push ahead with hiring this year.

India struggles with coronavirus shutdown; Pakistan cases top 1,000

26 Mar 2020

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU India's 1.3 billion people were under lockdown on Wednesday to prevent an explosion of coronavirus cases as the government struggled to deliver essential goods and calm nerves. | Video

Indians scramble for supplies as three-week coronavirus lockdown begins

25 Mar 2020

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU, March 25 Indians crowded grocery stores and chemists on Wednesday in a struggle for essential items after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a total lockdown for three weeks to fight a coronavirus pandemic, one of the toughest such measures worldwide.

Indian banking sector clobbered amid fallout from Yes Bank crisis

09 Mar 2020

BENGALURU/MUMBAI Shares in Indian banks slumped to a more than 13-month low on Monday as the crisis at Yes Bank Ltd spooked investors and sparked concerns about the broader sector.

Four months after 'Howdy, Modi!', some Indians abroad protest over citizenship law

28 Jan 2020

BENGALURU/MUMBAI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a thunderous reception when he addressed a crowd of more than 50,000 Indian-Americans in a stadium in the U.S. city of Houston last September.

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