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Chief trout farming project officer Mohammad Muzaffar Bazaz holds up a brooder, which is used to procure eggs and white milt, at a fisheries farm in Kokernag.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)

Kokernag offers bait to private players angling for trout farming

Hindustan times/Kokernag | By Mir Ehsan, Kokernag
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 04:19 PM IST
With Asia’s largest fisheries farm in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district emerging as the best producer of rainbow trout in the world, private farms are taking to trout rearing and finding it commercially viable
Before the coronavirus outbreak, the vends would run from 9am to 11pm. Now, they have to shut shop at 6.30pm(Harsimar Pal SIngh/HT)
Before the coronavirus outbreak, the vends would run from 9am to 11pm. Now, they have to shut shop at 6.30pm(Harsimar Pal SIngh/HT)

Covid curbs killing business, say Ludhiana liquor vend owners

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Covid cess, disproportional quota fee and reduced earnings have liquor vendors at wits’ end
Huanan seafood market in the Chinese city of Wuhan remains shut(Twitter/sophia_yan)
Huanan seafood market in the Chinese city of Wuhan remains shut(Twitter/sophia_yan)

Wuhan’s seafood market, believed to be the origin of COVID-19, remains sealed

Wuhan, China | By Reuters by David Stanway | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 03:35 PM IST
Even as China’s ‘heroic city’ Wuhan returns back to business to build up its economy amid COVID-19, it continues to restrict access to locations like Huanan seafood market which is believed to be the origin of coronavirus
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Ease of doing business: At number 19, Punjab among the laggards

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 01:51 AM IST
Though the state officials were expecting a big improvement from the 20th rank the state got in 2017-18, the 19th position has left them disappointed.
In the last ranking released in July 2018, Andhra Pradesh topped the chart, followed by Telangana and Haryana.(PTI)
In the last ranking released in July 2018, Andhra Pradesh topped the chart, followed by Telangana and Haryana.(PTI)

Ease of doing business: States’ ranking to be released on Saturday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 11:32 AM IST
The exercise is aimed at triggering competition among states to improve business climate in order to attract domestic and global investors.
Hotels in Himachal Pradesh are set to resume operations in October and the state government has Covid-19 curbs to revive the tourism and hospitality sectors.(HT file photo)
Hotels in Himachal Pradesh are set to resume operations in October and the state government has Covid-19 curbs to revive the tourism and hospitality sectors.(HT file photo)

Bar owners seek Himachal govt’s help to revive business

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Say bars should not be on the list of prohibited activities as the retail sale of liquor was one of the first activities to be unlocked in all states
Rhea Kapoor wearing Aroka.(Instagram)
Rhea Kapoor wearing Aroka.(Instagram)

Rhea Kapoor uses star power to help small businesses get back on track amid coronavirus pandemic

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 01:07 PM IST
In late June, Rhea decided to use her star power for the better and launched “The Good Influencer Project” to help those small business who had been affected on account of the coronavirus pandemic, and ensuing lockdown.
In 2012, V K Singh, now a Union minister, had alleged that he was offered a bribe of Rs 14 crore to clear the purchase of substandard Tatra trucks.(PTI)
In 2012, V K Singh, now a Union minister, had alleged that he was offered a bribe of Rs 14 crore to clear the purchase of substandard Tatra trucks.(PTI)

MoD suspends business with Vectra for a year over Tatra case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 11:41 AM IST
A circular posted on the defence ministry’s website said the decision to suspend business with Vectra was in line with the government’s penalties for wrongdoing in business dealings
Satish Brahmbhatt is one of the youngest entrepreneurs who started his journey at the age of 17.
Satish Brahmbhatt is one of the youngest entrepreneurs who started his journey at the age of 17.

Entrepreneur Satish Brahmbhatt builds a unique interface to promote youth startup ideas for online business

UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 07:00 PM IST
This one-of-its-kind idea is to promote the Make In India initiative by also supporting the Indian economy and rate of employment
Cinemas owners are hopeful of getting permissions starting August as part of the Unlock 3.0 relaxations by the government.
Cinemas owners are hopeful of getting permissions starting August as part of the Unlock 3.0 relaxations by the government.

Unlock 3.0: Cinemas hope to get back to business in August but with caution

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 06:34 PM IST
As film theatres get set to restart next month, we talk to multiplex owners and industry insiders as to how they are prepping for it, and what content will be shown on the big screen.
HDFC, the country’s largest private sector lender, clocked a net profit of Rs 5,568.16 crore in April-June 2019-20.(Mint File Photo)
HDFC, the country’s largest private sector lender, clocked a net profit of Rs 5,568.16 crore in April-June 2019-20.(Mint File Photo)

HDFC Bank first quarter profit rises 20% to Rs 6,659 cr

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 03:00 PM IST
The bank improved on its asset front with gross non-performing assets (NPAs) falling to 1.36 per cent of the gross advances as on June 30, 2020 from 1.40 per cent by June-end 2019.
Wipro’s Bengaluru office(File Photo)
Wipro’s Bengaluru office(File Photo)

Wipro posts marginal increase in Q1 profit at Rs 2,390 cr

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 05:52 PM IST
The company had posted a consolidated profit, attributable to equity holders, of Rs 2,387.6 crore in the same period a year ago.
People will have to follow a four step distance at Phoenix Marketcity.(HT PHOTO)
People will have to follow a four step distance at Phoenix Marketcity.(HT PHOTO)

Mall owners in Pune look forward to resume business

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jigar Hindocha
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Mall owners are looking forward to resume business after the government allowed hotels and restaurants to operate from Wednesday.
In June, 2020, Reliance Industries became the first Indian company to cross the Rs 11 lakh crore market valuation mark.(Reuters)
In June, 2020, Reliance Industries became the first Indian company to cross the Rs 11 lakh crore market valuation mark.(Reuters)

Mukesh Ambani’s RIL first domestic firm to cross Rs 11.5 lakh cr m-cap mark

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 06:25 PM IST
In terms of volume, 9.49 lakh shares of RIL were traded on the BSE and over 2 crore on the NSE.
Most of the positions are part of Amazon’s ‘Virtual Customer Service’ programme that provides flexible work-from-home options.(Livemint File Photo)
Most of the positions are part of Amazon’s ‘Virtual Customer Service’ programme that provides flexible work-from-home options.(Livemint File Photo)

Amazon India to hire 20,000 temporary staff in customer service

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 03:52 PM IST
The new positions will see associates support customer services through e-mail, chat, social media and phone. The eligibility criteria for these positions include having minimum educational qualification of 12th standard pass and proficiency in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu or Kannada.
A flag is waved outside the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is extending a temporary ban on green cards issued outside the United States until the end of 2020 and adding many temporary work visas to the freeze.(AP File Photo)
A flag is waved outside the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is extending a temporary ban on green cards issued outside the United States until the end of 2020 and adding many temporary work visas to the freeze.(AP File Photo)

H-1B visa freeze will hit businesses relying on immigrant workers: US lawmakers

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 11:50 AM IST
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
Petrol and diesel prices were hiked in India for the 17th straight day on June 23, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Petrol and diesel prices were hiked in India for the 17th straight day on June 23, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Petrol, diesel prices may cross Rs 80 per litre, no immediate duty cut expected

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 07:48 PM IST
If the full impact of international oil price is passed on to the customer, pump prices of petrol and diesel could cross Rs 80 per litre on Wednesday.
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Finally, ISBT Mohali back in business as Punjab, Pepsu start services

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2020 09:40 PM IST
All Punjab and Pepsu Roadways buses are now operating from the station following suspension of services in Chandigarh’s Sector 43 ISBT because of increased Covid-19 cases
Forex traders said risk appetite has waned amid fresh cases of Covid-19 globally.(Bloomberg)
Forex traders said risk appetite has waned amid fresh cases of Covid-19 globally.(Bloomberg)

Rupee settles 19 paise lower at 76.03 against US dollar

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 02:48 PM IST
The rupee opened weak at 75.93 at the interbank forex market. It fell further and finally settled for the day at 76.03 against the US dollar, down 19 paise over its last close.
Analysts attributed the rise in copper prices to raising of bets by participants driven by pick-up in spot demand.(HT file photo)
Analysts attributed the rise in copper prices to raising of bets by participants driven by pick-up in spot demand.(HT file photo)

Copper futures rise marginally on fresh bets

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Copper prices on Tuesday inched 0.23 per cent higher to Rs 436.75 per kg in futures market on the back of pick-up in spot demand.
The rights issue of Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries Limited has been oversubscribed 1.59 times.(REUTERS File)
The rights issue of Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries Limited has been oversubscribed 1.59 times.(REUTERS File)

Reliance Industries Ltd Rs 53,125 cr rights issue oversubscribed 1.59 times

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 12:45 AM IST
“The Rights Issue saw a huge investor interest, including from lakhs of small investors and thousands of institutional investors, both Indian and foreign,” a company statement said.
The Uttarakhand has allowed shops and offices in red zones in the state to open.(HT PHOTO)
The Uttarakhand has allowed shops and offices in red zones in the state to open.(HT PHOTO)

Unlock 1: Uttarakhand permits business between 7 am - 4 pm in red zones

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2020 11:19 PM IST
All offices in red zones have been allowed to operate till 4 pm with 100% staff of class 1 and 2 while 33% of the staff of class 3 and 4 with all the necessary precautions in line with the Centre’s guidelines.
Brands and retailers have asked the malls to close the commercial agreements with reduced rents linked to the trading density of the malls.(Unsplash)
Brands and retailers have asked the malls to close the commercial agreements with reduced rents linked to the trading density of the malls.(Unsplash)

Brands ask malls to reduce rent till business gets back to normal

Indo Asian News Service| Posted by Kabir Bhandari | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Brands and retailers have asked the malls to close the commercial agreements with reduced rents linked to the trading density of the malls.
People walk past an advertisement for Bharti Airtel Ltd. in Mumbai.(Bloomberg File)
People walk past an advertisement for Bharti Airtel Ltd. in Mumbai.(Bloomberg File)

Bharti Airtel rallies 10% after Q4 earnings, hits 1-year high

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 11:49 AM IST
The company said that March 2020 numbers were not comparable with prior the period due to adoption of ‘Ind AS 116’ accounting system with effect from April 1, 2019.
Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani(Reuters File)
Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani(Reuters File)

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries plans its first rights issue in 30 yrs to pare debt

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 10:18 AM IST
The proposal to sell rights issue would be the third fund-raising announced by Reliance Industries in recent weeks, underscoring Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s confidence despite a coronavirus pandemic that’s slammed the oil industry.
From the fashion capitals of Italy and France to the small and midsize businesses in Bangladesh and India, the fashion retail industry is reeling under the pressure of the global pandemic COVID-19.(INSTAGRAM/ Alexander McQueen)
From the fashion capitals of Italy and France to the small and midsize businesses in Bangladesh and India, the fashion retail industry is reeling under the pressure of the global pandemic COVID-19.(INSTAGRAM/ Alexander McQueen)

Coronavirus: Time to pause and enrich the business of fashion

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 07:29 AM IST
From the fashion capitals of Italy and France to the small and midsize businesses in Bangladesh and India, the fashion retail industry is reeling under the pressure of the global pandemic COVID-19.
Perhaps there is no better time than now, to illustrate how integral it is for each and every one of us to support local businesses.(Unsplash)
Perhaps there is no better time than now, to illustrate how integral it is for each and every one of us to support local businesses.(Unsplash)

A dress that feeds the nation: Why it is essential to support the local businesses right now

By Payal Khandwala
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 07:53 PM IST
Buy Local: The immediate survival of artisans, their craft and that of their future generations, depends on the choices we make now. If this becomes the norm and gathers momentum, then not only do we aid our current workforce, but we also create more jobs in this industry. Read on.
Moody’s said, at the 2020 estimated growth rate, a sharp fall in incomes in India is likely, further weighing on domestic demand and the pace of recovery in 2021.(File photo)
Moody’s said, at the 2020 estimated growth rate, a sharp fall in incomes in India is likely, further weighing on domestic demand and the pace of recovery in 2021.(File photo)

Moody’s cuts India GDP growth to 2.5% from 5.3% in 2020

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 11:06 AM IST
Moody’s said it expects the growth to bounce back to 5.8% in the calendar year in 2021 and expects a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of negative 0.5% in CY20 at the global level, before bouncing back in CY21.
US President Donald Trump(Reuters file photo)
US President Donald Trump(Reuters file photo)

Coronavirus update: With economy sinking, Donald Trump’s own business is in peril

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2020 08:10 AM IST
US President Trump’s five-star US and Canada hotels with more than 2,200 rooms are mostly empty, his golf courses in the United States, Scotland and Ireland are under pressure to close, and his cherished “Southern White House” -- the beach-front Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida is shuttered.
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Ban on visitors hit businesses in Punjab’s Attari

Hindustan Times, Attari (Amritsar) | By HT Correspondent, Attari (amritsar)
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Hundreds of coolies, truckers and their helpers are already struggling to make ends meet since Pakistan halted trade with India in August last year
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