Date wise Archive

Port Blair

The Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has condoled the demise of Mr Mohammed Raza, Former President of the Association. He retired as Head Master (Primary) from the Department of Education in the year 2007.

Kolkata

The France-based consortium, Groupe SEB has recently launched Tefal with a premium range of products across segments such as Cookware, Food & Drink Preparation, Breakfast, Linen Care and Home Care.

Kolkata

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India is organizing a Two-Day Global Summit-2017 on 'Academic & Economic Reforms-Role of Cost & Management Accountants' on June 29, 2017 at main Auditorium of Science City, Kolkata and on June 30.

Kolkata

Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Limited (BSLAMC) announced the launch of the Birla Sun Life Resurgent India Fund – Series 4, a close-ended Equity Scheme with tenure of 3.5 years from and including the date of allotment.

Co will hold 49%; deal will allow it to increase refining output by 20%
Report by: 
Agencies

The takeover of India's Essar Oil by Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft can be now considered as closed, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin told a shareholders' meeting on Thursday.
The deal, where Rosneft will hold a 49 percent stake, will allow the Russian company to increase oil refining output by 20 percent this year, he said.

Mumbai

The Reserve Bank has expanded the oversight committee by appointing three more members to the high-level panel that will vet the process to resolve mounting bad loans bogging down the banking sector.

NEW DELHI

RBI Thursday has asked banks to resolve 55 high value cases of bad loans within 6 months or face the prospect of being directed to go in for the new insolvency resolution mechanism as part of the strategy to rein in unacceptable level of non-performing assets (NPAs).

Mumbai

Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel on Thursday said he is not "overly pessimistic" about employment scenario in the IT sector, pointing out that mushrooming startups can compensate for job losses.

Mumbai

Patel also said the soon-to-be implemented goods and services tax (GST) will not only create a national market but will also broaden the tax base which in turn will lower the overall taxes in the long-term.

Washington

The US will provide USD 7.5 million to help advance India's power grid as part of their commitments to ensure access to affordable and reliable energy in both countries.

Kolkata

West Bengal is a leading producer of mangoes but export of this king of fruits remains negligible due to various infrastructural bottlenecks, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) DGM R K Mondal said here on Thursday.

Mumbai

Gold rose for the second day by adding Rs 110 per ten grams at the bullion market here on Thursday in tandem with a firming global trend amid increased buying by traders and stockists.

Mumbai

Caught in a downward spiral for the third straight session, the rupee Thursday depreciated by 7 paise to end at a fresh three-week low of 64.59 on steady dollar demand amid deepening global oil rout.

NEW DELHI

Shares of Reliance Communications (RCom) on Thursday surged over 6 per cent after the company said it has started the process to monetise its real estate assets in Delhi and Mumbai as part of efforts to pare debt.

Chandigarh

Congress leader Deepinder Singh Hooda Thursday raised apprehensions over the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), saying the way one nation, one tax regime is being introduced it will lead to flourishing of "inspector raj".

Hyderabad

Imposition of the goods and services tax (GST) on tools and other goods used in agriculture would hurt farmers who are already distressed, former Congress MP V Hanumantha Rao said here on Thursday.

NEW DELHI

GST Network, the company providing IT backbone for the GST, will launch two call centres on Sunday to handle queries from taxpayers and tax officials.

Yechury, Kejri snap at Naidu
Report by: 
Agencies

Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu today said seeking loan waiver has become a "fashion" now but it is not the final solution and should be considered in extreme situations.

BSP, SP leadership in a bind over erosion in dalit support base
Report by: 
Pradeep Kapoor

Narendra Modi’s master stroke of picking up Ramnath Kovind as the NDA candidate for the presidential election is set to alter the very nature of UP politics, extracting a heavy price from Mayawati’s and Mulayam’s parties which so far drew sustenance from their dalit vote bank.

NEW DELHI

Over 3,500 corrupt officials are under investigation of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). These officials -- all of them from Group A (or Class I) -- are working in different central and state government departments, and public sector undertakings.

NEW DELHI

The siege of Delhi, structures during World War II and key memorials, roads and marketplaces these are some of the interesting aspects brought to light in a new book which presents an exquisite study of the maps of Delhi, from the onset of the 19th century till the ma

NEW DELHI

NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind today met former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to seek his blessings. Kovind was accompanied by his wife during the meeting at Vajpayee's residence.

NEW DELHI

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav today said he would meet Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in a bid to make him change his mind about supporting NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

NEW DELHI

Eleven judges to three high courts have been appointed.

NEW DELHI

India is working with ASEAN to evolve "regional security architecture" in the Asia Pacific with the aim of finding collaborative solutions to emerging and non-traditional challenges, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today said that a three-judge bench would decide whether death row convicts can approach it again challenging their proposed hanging even after exhausting all their legal remedies.

Author: 
L.S. Herdenia

Farmers continue to protest in some form or the other in Madhya Pradesh, though no violence has been reported since June 10, the day on which Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ended his 28-hour-long fast to “restore peace”. Chouhan has taken some steps to heal the wounds of the families who lost their kin in police firing at Mandsaur on July 6. He visited them and handed over cheques of Rs one crore each to all the six families.

Author: 
Anjan Roy

Ever since, former governor Raghuram Rajan had underlined the need to clear up the air over sticky loans of India’s public sector banks, the issue has come out of the closet. Earlier, bad debts were usually swept under the carpet and not openly talked about. The banking secrecy laws were invoked and no actual references could be made. No names were disclosed of those who had taken loans and were not returning, whether wilfully or accidentally.

The situation in Kashmir is turning from bad to worse. The abnormal has become the normal for the State. Friday saw the killing of six police personnel including an SHO Thijuwara on the outskirts of Anantanag town. The Lashkar-e-Toiba has owned up the incident. A senior police official has vowed to ‘avenge’ the death of his men. Avenge he well may but in all likelihood the terrorists may take reprisal by killing many more. Kashmir has become a boiling cauldron.

United Nations

In a veiled reference to Pakistan, India has asked the UN member states to find the source from where the "anti-government elements" in Afghanistan were getting weapons, training and funds to fight one of the biggest collective military forces in the world.

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