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India’s New Budget: Changing Course without Controversy

By Dr Amitendu Palit, a Senior Research Fellow and Research Lead at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS). Very few Indian budgets in recent years have been presented in a more favourable backdrop than the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 28

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India Real Estate’s Analysis Of Budget 2015-16

Anuj Puri, Chairman & Country Head, JLL India In this year’s budget, the Finance Minister has conveyed a message wherein the benefits lie only in the fine print. For the common man, though the cumulative savings implied by various provisions are stated to be to

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Singapore appoints Pillai as Andhra envoy

Singapore has appointed seasoned diplomat and Ambassador-at-large Gopinath Pillai as a special envoy to Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on February 26, 2015. This is a major step as part of Singapore’s initiatives to help the state develop a new capital city. Andhra Pradesh’s Chief

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Tata Communications launches RoamPulse platform

India’s Tata Communications has launched RoamPulse platform, a real-time roaming intelligence service that allows mobile network operators to improve their customers’ roaming experience and make their business more efficient. RoamPulse provides real-time monitoring, reporting and alarming of all roaming traffic and answers the growing market

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NEC provides Face Recognition Technology to Surat City Police

The first safe city project in India to use advanced face recognition technology NEC’s face recognition technology is deployed at the Surat City Police in Gujarat state, making it the first safe city initiative in India. NEC’s NeoFace® Watch for Live CCTV surveillance and NeoFace®

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Lower Costs Boost Indian Business Sentiment in February

Input Prices Decline to Lowest on Record The MNI India Business Sentiment Indicator rose 3.1 per cent to 66.2 in February from 64.2 in January as the cheaper cost of raw materials helped to offset the recent weakening in demand. The increase in confidence brought

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Talking points: BLUEPRINT FOR REFORMS IN INDIA

By A. R. Jumabhoy Advisor, Foreign Investment in India. PHARMACEUTICALS: India can play a major role in providing cheap health care access to the world’s poor. This is possible if Made-in-India modern or western medicines are provided worldwide. India has low-cost production facilities which can

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Foreign investors seek friendly policy and project opportunities

By Arvind Jain, Managing Director – Pride Group Foreign investors into Indian real estate are looking at two primary aspects – an investment-friendly policy environment and project opportunities by established, credible developers. They are taking the long-term view and not looking at immediate gains, but