Relief to consumers as fuel prices dip further on Tuesday

Relief to consumers as fuel prices dip further on Tuesday

🕔10:51, 21.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 21  In a major relief to the consumers, fuel prices were cut further on sixth consecutive day across all major cities on Tuesday. The price of petrol was cut by 16 paise and that of diesel by

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Govt to decriminalise Income Tax Act, PMLA

Govt to decriminalise Income Tax Act, PMLA

🕔06:52, 21.Jan 2020

New Delhi/Chennai, Jan 21  The NDA government is moving to decriminalise the Income Tax Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as part of steps towards restoring business confidence. These are among the steps being taken to catapult

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DoT issues Rs 48.5K cr AGR dues for Oil India, PSU to appeal

DoT issues Rs 48.5K cr AGR dues for Oil India, PSU to appeal

🕔17:50, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  The Department of Telecom has raised a demand of Rs 48,457 crore as AGR (Adjusted Gross Revenue) dues from Oil India to be paid by January 23. “Demand notice has been sent to Oil India. It

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J&K global investors’ summit in April: Lt Governor Murmu

J&K global investors’ summit in April: Lt Governor Murmu

🕔17:49, 20.Jan 2020

Srinagar/New Delhi, Jan 20  Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has said that the first-ever Jammu and Kashmir global investors summit will be held in the region in April. Speaking at a pre-investors’ global summit in Delhi, Murmu said that sectoral

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Budget 2020 may push back fiscal deficit MTFP target

Budget 2020 may push back fiscal deficit MTFP target

🕔17:48, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  The fiscal deficit for FY20 and its roadmap for FY21 could be heading towards a recalibration with the February Budget slated to hint at the targeted 3 per cent fiscal deficit for the next financial year

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Odisha CM launches online property tax module

Odisha CM launches online property tax module

🕔17:46, 20.Jan 2020

Bhubaneswar, Jan 20  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched an online property tax module that will facilitate payment of tax anytime and anywhere. The Chief Minister also launched the Municipal Premier League (MPL), a unique transformative endeavour, which

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Kejriwal misses deadline for filing nomination

Kejriwal misses deadline for filing nomination

🕔15:52, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday missed the deadline for filing his nomination because of his massive roadshow and will now file it on Tuesday. The filing of nominations was allowed between 11 a.m. and

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China to ban single-use plastics

China to ban single-use plastics

🕔15:00, 20.Jan 2020

Beijing, Jan 20  China, one of the world’s biggest users of plastic, has unveiled a major plan to reduce single-use plastics across the country, a media report said on Monday. The National Development and Reform Commission on Sunday issued the

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Australia confers Order of Australia honour to  Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Australia confers Order of Australia honour to Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

🕔14:56, 20.Jan 2020

    On 17 January, Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Her Excellency Ms Harinder Sidhu, invested Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as an Honorary Member within the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division. “The Australian Government has chosen to bestow

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FM kicks off 2020 Budget countdown with ‘Halwa’ ceremony

FM kicks off 2020 Budget countdown with ‘Halwa’ ceremony

🕔14:03, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday kicked off the countdown to the Union Budget on February 1 by joining the ‘Halwa’ ceremony and with this the the Budget paper printing starts under utmost secrecy. Sitharaman, MoS

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Union ministers continue public outreach program in J&K

Union ministers continue public outreach program in J&K

🕔14:01, 20.Jan 2020

Srinagar, Jan 20  Union ministers continued with their public outreach programme in Jammu and Kashmir for the third day on Monday. Union ministers R.K. Singh visited Doda, Debsiri Chowdhary visited Jammu, Pratab Sarangi went to Kathua, V.K. Singh to Kathua

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Amazon India to ply 10,000 electric delivery vehicles by 2025

Amazon India to ply 10,000 electric delivery vehicles by 2025

🕔13:12, 20.Jan 2020

Bengaluru, Jan 20  E-commerce giant Amazon India will deploy 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in its delivery fleet by 2025, the company said on Monday. “The expansion of our electric vehicle fleet to 10,000 vehicles by 2025 is an integral milestone

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Don’t allow tech to take control of lives: PM to students

Don’t allow tech to take control of lives: PM to students

🕔13:10, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that students should look at technology as a friend even as he cautioned them against allowing technology to take control of their lives. The Prime Minister was addressing a select audience

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Petrol, diesel prices cut further on Monday

Petrol, diesel prices cut further on Monday

🕔13:00, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20 Fuel prices were further cut on fifth consecutive day across all major cities on Monday. The price of petrol was cut by 10-12 paise and that of diesel by 19-20 paise on Monday bringing relief to the

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SC declines immediate stay on Electoral Bonds Scheme

SC declines immediate stay on Electoral Bonds Scheme

🕔12:59, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  The Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a plea seeking immediate stay on Electoral Bond Scheme. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant asked the Election

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As ‘ekadashi’ sets in, Nadda to replace Shah by afternoon

As ‘ekadashi’ sets in, Nadda to replace Shah by afternoon

🕔12:57, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  Just ahead of Delhi election and as the “ekadashi” sets in, the “world’s largest political party” – BJP will have a new President on Monday by 2.30 p.m., bringing an end of Amit Shah era. Party

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Compensate customers for late arrival of freight trains: Goyal

Compensate customers for late arrival of freight trains: Goyal

🕔07:01, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has stressed the need for separate tracks for freight trains and compensation for freight customers in case of late arrival of goods trains. “It is necessary to have separate tracks for ferrying

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Oil min to take Cabinet approval on gas sector reforms

Oil min to take Cabinet approval on gas sector reforms

🕔07:00, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20 The government has decided against giving the power sector priority access to cheaper domestic gas. The petroleum ministry is finalising a note for the Cabinet on gas sector reforms which among other things proposes to restrict allocation

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Goyal to lead Indian delegation to WEF in Davos

Goyal to lead Indian delegation to WEF in Davos

🕔06:57, 20.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 20  Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal will lead the Indian delegation to the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland. Accordingly, the Minister who also holds the railways portfolio, will hold bilateral meetings with ministers

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HDFC Bank’s Q3 standalone net profit up 33%

HDFC Bank’s Q3 standalone net profit up 33%

🕔06:56, 20.Jan 2020

Mumbai, Jan 20  Lending major HDFC Bank on Saturday reported a rise of 32.8 per cent in standalone net profit for the quarter ended December 31st, 2019, on a year-on-year basis. “After providing Rs 2,485.4 crore for taxation, the bank

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