Back to homepage

National News

RBI rejects India Bulls-Lakshmi Vilas Bank amalgamation

RBI rejects India Bulls-Lakshmi Vilas Bank amalgamation

🕔08:58, 10.Oct 2019

Mumbai/Chennai, Oct 10  The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday rejected the merger of Lakshmi Vilas Bank and India Bulls Housing Finance Ltd, months after the bank had sought its approval on May 7. “The RBI vide their letter dated

Read Full Article
FM to meet PSBs to discuss sharp drop in credit offtake

FM to meet PSBs to discuss sharp drop in credit offtake

🕔08:47, 10.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 10  With Overall financial flows to the commercial sector declining sharply by 88 per cent during the first six months of the current financial year amid the slowdown in the economy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has called

Read Full Article
DA raised to 17%, to benefit 50 lakh govt employees

DA raised to 17%, to benefit 50 lakh govt employees

🕔15:00, 9.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 9  Adding to the festive cheer for over 1 crore government employees and pensioners, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a 5 per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) raising it to 17 per cent. Addressing the

Read Full Article
Chinese President on 2-day India visit from Friday

Chinese President on 2-day India visit from Friday

🕔13:36, 9.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 9 Chinese President Xi Jinping will be on a visit to India from October 11-12 for the second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mahabalipuram. “At the invitation of the Prime Minister, the President of the

Read Full Article
Next MPC meet may take call on lower repo rate: RBI chief

Next MPC meet may take call on lower repo rate: RBI chief

🕔06:37, 9.Oct 2019

Mumbai, Oct 9  RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has said till the growth is revived, the RBI will continue to remain in an accommodative mode and therefore a conclusion on what is the minimum repo rate where the central bank will

Read Full Article
India receives first Rafale fighter in France

India receives first Rafale fighter in France

🕔19:58, 8.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 8 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh formally received the first of the 36 Rafale fighter jets in France on the occasion of Dussehra which is being celebrated across India on Tuesday. The fighter jet was handed over at

Read Full Article
PRESIDENT’S DUSSEHRA GREETINGS

PRESIDENT’S DUSSEHRA GREETINGS

🕔07:17, 8.Oct 2019

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has sent his greetings to his fellow citizens on the eve of Dussehra.  In a message, the President has said, “On the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashmi, I extend my warm greetings and

Read Full Article
Tax dept kicks off e-assessment with 58,000 cases

Tax dept kicks off e-assessment with 58,000 cases

🕔07:12, 8.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 8  Seeking to shift completely to online mode, the Income Tax (I-T) department on Monday said it had taken up 58,322 returns for e-assessment doing away with the need for personal appearance of a taxpayer or submission

Read Full Article
Shah calls high-level meet to review security situation

Shah calls high-level meet to review security situation

🕔07:07, 8.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 8  Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called a high-level meeting of the police chiefs of all the states and central armed forces to review the security situation as well as examine the progress of concerned states

Read Full Article
Cannot cut Aarey trees till Oct 21: SC

Cannot cut Aarey trees till Oct 21: SC

🕔12:10, 7.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 7  The Supreme Court on Monday prohibited cutting of any more trees in Mumbai’s Aarey colony and directed the Maharashtra government to maintain status quo till October 21, the next date of hearing. The matter will then

Read Full Article
Paryatan Parv tourism fest draws over 2.5 lakh visitors

Paryatan Parv tourism fest draws over 2.5 lakh visitors

🕔12:08, 7.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 6  With a footfall of over 2.5 lakh visitors, the third edition of Paryatan Parv, the five-day tourism fest organised with the aim to increase tourism in various destinations of the country, concluded here on Sunday. According

Read Full Article
Petrol, diesel prices cut for 5th consecutive day

Petrol, diesel prices cut for 5th consecutive day

🕔11:10, 7.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 7  In a big relief to the people in this festive season, petrol and diesel price continued to decline for the fifth consecutive day on Monday. Petrol prices were cut by 13 paisa per litre, while diesel

Read Full Article
India, Bangladesh sign 7 pacts, launch ‘sonali adhyay’

India, Bangladesh sign 7 pacts, launch ‘sonali adhyay’

🕔06:43, 7.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 7  India and Bangladesh here on Saturday marked the “sonali adhyay” (golden era) in bilateral ties with the inking of seven agreements, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with visiting Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina. During the

Read Full Article
Jaishankar calls on Hasina ahead of bilateral meet

Jaishankar calls on Hasina ahead of bilateral meet

🕔12:15, 5.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 5  External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Saturday called on visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ahead of a bilateral meeting with her counterpart Narendra Modi later in the day during which the two sides were expected

Read Full Article
53 Commonwealth nations to explore trade, investment strategies

53 Commonwealth nations to explore trade, investment strategies

🕔07:25, 5.Oct 2019

London, Oct 5  Trade ministers and senior officials from 53 Commonwealth countries will gather here to explore strategies for deepening trade and investment, while supporting a transparent, inclusive, fair and open rules-based global trading system. The Commonwealth Trade Ministers’ Meeting

Read Full Article
RuPay Card, BHIM app in Singapore has eased biz deals: Modi

RuPay Card, BHIM app in Singapore has eased biz deals: Modi

🕔07:22, 5.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 5  Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday during which the PM said that the launch of RuPay Card and BHIM app in Singapore has

Read Full Article
UK minister Tariq Ahmad in India to boost ties

UK minister Tariq Ahmad in India to boost ties

🕔07:20, 5.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 5  UK’s Minister of State for the Commonwealth, UN and South Asia, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, is currently in India to further strengthen UK-India relations. Ahmad is also Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence

Read Full Article
NHA, Google tie up for Ayushman Bharat implementation

NHA, Google tie up for Ayushman Bharat implementation

🕔07:18, 5.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 5  The National Health Authority (NHA) has joined hands with Google to collaborate and strengthen the implementation of the government’s flagship health scheme, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY), it was announced on Friday. The

Read Full Article
Centre to give flood-hit K’taka, Bihar Rs 1,813.75 cr more

Centre to give flood-hit K’taka, Bihar Rs 1,813.75 cr more

🕔07:17, 5.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 5  The Centre has approved additional financial assistance of Rs 1,813.75 crore to flood-hit Karnataka and Bihar, a Home Ministry statement said on Friday. The amount has been given from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). Keeping

Read Full Article
Russia ships second steam generator for Kudankulam Unit-4

Russia ships second steam generator for Kudankulam Unit-4

🕔13:21, 4.Oct 2019

Chennai, Oct 4  Russia’s atomic power major Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation on Friday said it has shipped the second steam generator for the 4th 1,000 MW nuclear power plant coming up at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu. In a statement,

Read Full Article