April 20, 2017

'Not surprised on rising job queries by US-based Indians'

Chennai: Amid increasing number of job queries back home by US-based Indians since Donald Trump’s election as the new President, Indian IT industry is abuzz with concerns about the latest H-1B policy changes and their impact on Indian professionals abroad. President Donald Trump signed an executive order for tightening the H-1B visa programme most sought after by Indian IT professionals. Talking about the increase in interest in Indian jobs, Nasscom,

SBI's mobile wallet crosses 10 million downloads

Chennai: The number of users for State Bank of India’s mobile wallet app State Bank Buddy crossed the 10 million mark, India’s biggest bank said on microblogging site Twitter. Using the banking app the customers can send money, view bank statements, recharge mobile phones and set-top boxes, book movie tickets and shop online. Digital payments in the country have soared nearly 23-times since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to ban

Daimler 'excited' about bus segment in India

Chennai: Daimler Buses India has launched a new 16 tonne intercity coach in the city that will cater to the school, staff and tourist bus segments in the country. The announcement comes two weeks after Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) launched its new heavy-duty truck range in the city. At the launch event held yesterday, Daimler Buses India, managing director, Markus Villinger, said,”The bus segment in India excites us. Thus,

Naveen Gulati takes charge as Divisional Railway Manager

Chennai: Naveen Gulati has taken charge as the new manager of Chennai division of Southern Railway on Wednesday. An IRSEE (Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers) officer, Naveen holds a degree in B Tech Electrical and gold medalist in all branches from Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU). He has experience in various segments related to railways like coach design and manufacturing, field working in Firozpur railway division and

Anna University counselling from 27 June

Chennai: Anna University, the nodal agency to conduct Tamilnadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) for over 250 engineering colleges across the State, will commence its online registration for applications for BE/B Tech courses through single window counselling on 30 April. The counselling will start from 27 June. Higher Education Minister K P Anbalagan, commissioned the online process in the presence of Higher Education Department Secretary Sunil Paliwal here on Wednesday. The online registration

Guv lays foundation stone for 400kw solar power plant

Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao laid foundation stone for the 400 kw solar power plant for Raj Bhavan Chennai. “When State Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan called on me on assumption of office, I had mentioned about the proposal to install a solar power plant. I congratulate her for the swift action and immediate efforts for sanctioning funds for bringing this solar power plant in Raj Bhavan Chennai to meet its energy