A soldier guards a checkpoint outside Srinagar International Airport in Jammu and Kashmir (2009).  The intrinsic need to protect its people and a vast labour resource has catapulted India’s homeland security sector into unprecedented growth. Dealing with terrorism and police modernisation were among the fastest growing segments in India with the annual spend of 2-3 billion do ...

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Since 1950, India has been following a special tradition for its Republic Day celebrations. A head of state of another country is invited to preside over the celebrations on 26 January every year. In 2015, President Barack Obama was the guest of honour at the celebrations in New Delhi. This year, India has invited French President Francois Hollande as the chief guest at India’s ...

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Canadian Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, Mark Scullion, Director A.I of the Quebec Government office in Mumbai, Mitali Bandekar, and CEO of Arsha Consulting, Renato Cudicio, formally inaugurated the ‘Made in Canada’ Palmex stand at the Food Hospitality World Trade Show in Mumbai yesterday. Set against a backdrop of a sunny beachside resort (Palmex’s latest project in t ...

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Image caption: FII India office in Mumbai featuring Western red cedar panelling, SPF ceiling and photo frame made of Douglas-fir.    Already a major trend internationally, India is now catching-up on including sustainability as a key element in new building projects. With the volume of hotel rooms to open in the following years in India (we are talking about more than 100,000) ...

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We caught up with Steena Joy, who has been associated with the Food and Hospitality World Expo for the last seven years. Here’s what she had to say –What are the key trends in the hospitality sector that you’ve noticed in recent years?The rise in kitchen equipment according to me is the biggest trend. We are seeing tremendous growth in this sector. There are lots of internation ...

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According to the World Bank’s latest report on economic prospects, India stands out as the world’s fastest growing economy, forecasted to stay ahead in the next three years. By contrast, “2015 growth estimates for more than half of developing economies were further downgraded” noted the report, released bi-annually. Indeed, up from a strong 7.3% growth in the current year, Indi ...

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The world has gotten smaller. No place is too far, no corner too inaccessible. In the last decade, more people have travelled than ever before in human history – be it on business or for leisure. Naturally, the travel and tourism industry has become one of the largest sectors in the world. In 2014, the industry accounted for 105,408,000 jobs directly which is 3.6% of total glob ...

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India and Canada share enduring bilateral ties that have been strengthened with the presence of a notable Indian diaspora in the country. Taking Indo-Canadian relationships further, the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne will be leading a Canadian delegation to India as part of the ambitious ‘Ontario Business Mission to India.’ This trade mission will span between January 31 an ...

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