• Ratan Tata invests in Singapore's data startup

    Bengaluru, Nov 24 (IANS) Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata has invested an unspecified amount in Crayon Data, a Singapore-based startup. "Given Tata's experience and knowledge of our key focus verticals, we are excited by his validation of our vision. As an alumni of the state-run Indian Institute of Management-Kolkata (IIM-K), Sastri and Suresh Shankar co-founded Crayon in 2012 and subsequently raised 10 million Singapore dollars (Rs.47 crore) from institutional investors Jungle Ventures and Spring Seeds in first round (series A) funding.

  • India, Singapore ink strategic partnership, 9 deals (Intro-Roundup)

    Singapore, Nov 24 (IANS) India and Singapore signed a joint declaration on strategic partnership and nine accords on Tuesday, the concluding day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to this city state, when he called Singapore the Asia's lion. Modi told the Indian diaspora at a gathering that development was his only task and pledged making the Indian tax regime more transparent and predictable. Modi's day began with a breakfast meeting with Singaporean leaders, met President Tony Tan and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

  • My only task is development: Modi tells diaspora in Singapore

    Singapore, Nov 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought greater engagement of the diaspora in making the country strong, pointing to the large requirement of foreign direct investment and stating that his only task was development that wipes tears from the eyes of the poor. Addressing a gathering of the Indian diaspora at the Singapore Expo here, Modi spoke of his government's goals of providing round-the-clock power by 2022, generating 40 percent energy from non-fossil sources by 2030 and generating 175 GW of renewable energy. The prime minister was greeted by slogans of "Modi, Modi" many times during his speech.