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Spicejet adds 100th plane to fleet, 4th domestic airline to do so

SpiceJet is the fourth domestic airline to achieve the feat after national carrier Air India, now defunct Jet Airways and rival IndiGo. Eight domestic carriers – Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir, Air India Express, Vistara, AirAsia and Alliance together have 595 planes in their fleet at the moment. 19 more words

Trump urges greater Japanese investment in US, knocks trade advantage

US President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders on Saturday to increase their investment in the United States while gently knocking Japan for having a “substantial edge” on trade that negotiators were trying to even out in a bilateral deal. 58 more words

No GST at duty-free shops: HC

Multiple court rulings on payment of goods and services tax (GST) at duty-free shops are making life confusing for those buying perfumes and chocolates from these stores. 56 more words

On anvil: Rs 30 lakh crore transport boost

The Narendra Modi government is likely to allocate nearly Rs 30-lakh-crore investment in transport sector in the next five years, which is nearly a third of the Rs 100-lakh-crore investment push for the infrastructure sector to boost economic growth and job creation. 19 more words

Facebook plans cryptocurrency launch in 2020

Facebook has been in contact with US and British financial regulators with a view to launching its own cryptocurrency next year, the BBC reported on Friday. 46 more words

New bullet train model 'Supreme' hits record speed in test run

The N700s, the suffix stands for ‘supreme’,is the first new model of bullet train on Japan’s busiest line for almost a decade. The train is lighter and uses less energy than current designs, as well as boasting additional safety features in case of earthquakes. 42 more words

Diageo wins $135 million case against Vijay Mallya

Embattled Vijay Mallya and his son Siddharth have lost a $135-million (Rs 1,190 crore) battle in the high court brought against them by the world’s largest producer of spirits Diageo. 19 more words