You are here » Home » Multimedia » Photo Gallery » photogallery individual » November 2: Snapshots for the day

November 2: Snapshots for the day

  • November 2: Snapshots for the day

    November 2: Snapshots for the day

  • <p>A man pulls a rickshaw loaded with a mock cooking gas cylinder in Kolkata</p><p><B>Oil minister, S Jaipal Reddy, hopes a ministerial panel to review prices of fuel sold at subsidised rates will convene before the next parliament session begins, which is likely to be on Nov 22, he told reporters on Wednesday.</B></p><p>He said revenue losses of India&#39;s oil marketing companies because of sales at subsidised rates are expected to hover at Rs 1.3 lakh cr in this fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.</p><p>India subsidises retail prices of diesel, kerosene and cooking gas but petrol prices were liberalised over a year ago.</p>

    A man pulls a rickshaw loaded with a mock cooking gas cylinder in Kolkata

    Oil minister, S Jaipal Reddy, hopes a ministerial panel to review prices of fuel sold at subsidised rates will convene before the next parliament session begins, which is likely to be on Nov 22, he told reporters on Wednesday.

    He said revenue losses of India's oil marketing companies because of sales at subsidised rates are expected to hover at Rs 1.3 lakh cr in this fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.

    India subsidises retail prices of diesel, kerosene and cooking gas but petrol prices were liberalised over a year ago.

  • <p>The Google logo is projected on a screen during the unveiling of "Google Instant" at a news conference in San Francisco, California</p><p><b>Google said it will offer free websites to small and medium businesses in India in a move to boost Internet usage in Asia&#39;s third-largest economy and aims to get half a million of these businesses online in the next three years.</b></p><p>India is the world&#39;s second-biggest mobile phone market with about 870 million users, but Internet penetration is low. About 100 million, or less than a tenth of a country of 1.2 billion people, use Internet although that still makes it the world&#39;s third-biggest Internet user market.</p><p>The country is home to an estimated 8 million small and medium businesses, of which about 400,000 have a website and 100,000 have active online presence, Google said in a presentation on Wednesday.</p>

    The Google logo is projected on a screen during the unveiling of "Google Instant" at a news conference in San Francisco, California

    Google said it will offer free websites to small and medium businesses in India in a move to boost Internet usage in Asia's third-largest economy and aims to get half a million of these businesses online in the next three years.

    India is the world's second-biggest mobile phone market with about 870 million users, but Internet penetration is low. About 100 million, or less than a tenth of a country of 1.2 billion people, use Internet although that still makes it the world's third-biggest Internet user market.

    The country is home to an estimated 8 million small and medium businesses, of which about 400,000 have a website and 100,000 have active online presence, Google said in a presentation on Wednesday.

  • <p>Workers at SC First Bank walk in the lobby of the bank&#39;s headquarters in Seoul</p><p><b>Standard Chartered Plc forecast income growth of at least 10% this year, helped by a strong showing in Hong Kong and other Asian markets and putting it on track for a ninth straight year of record earnings.</b></p><p>The bank did however see growth slow in the third quarter, led by a further slowdown in India where conditions are likely to stay difficult for the medium-term, it said on Wednesday.</p><p>But other markets are taking up any slack and the bank has added between 700 and 800 jobs this year as rivals cut staff, and said it is winning business from western rivals who are retreating.</p>

    Workers at SC First Bank walk in the lobby of the bank's headquarters in Seoul

    Standard Chartered Plc forecast income growth of at least 10% this year, helped by a strong showing in Hong Kong and other Asian markets and putting it on track for a ninth straight year of record earnings.

    The bank did however see growth slow in the third quarter, led by a further slowdown in India where conditions are likely to stay difficult for the medium-term, it said on Wednesday.

    But other markets are taking up any slack and the bank has added between 700 and 800 jobs this year as rivals cut staff, and said it is winning business from western rivals who are retreating.

LATEST GALLERIES