• ‘People from many industries are coming to us and saying they are out of distress’ 17 Nov 2019 00:54 The government’s measures are beginning to show results, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman tells Sidhartha, Surojit Gupta & Rajeev Deshpande in an exclusive interview. Bank balance sheets are better, lending is improving and NBFCs are back in …
  • Centre to seek input to address GST concerns 17 Nov 2019 00:51 NEW DELHI: GST commissioners across the country will seek feedback from taxpayers and practitioners next month as the government moved to address all concerns related to filing of returns, while asserting the overall IT system is robust. All circles have …
  • More than 15m Nigerians visited Dubai in 2018 — UAE Ambassador 17 Nov 2019 00:40 The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Nigeria, Dr Fahad Al Taffaq, speaks about the steps being taken by his country to strengthen relations with Nigeria and how the UAE is leveraging technology for development in this interview with ADELANI …
  • 88 Armenian: Rising from the ashes 17 Nov 2019 00:37 OUCH. I can feel the searing heat of the midday sun scorching my back through the flimsy covering of my dress. My head, completely bare, is starting to throb as I impatiently weave my way past the tortoise-like procession that’s building up on Armenian …
  • After Kerala & Assam, Bihar to start special ‘child budget’ 16 Nov 2019 23:37 The Budget will be made for child survival, their health and nutrition, education and development, protection, and child participation.(Source: Getty/Thinkstock) The Bihar government, which faces criticism for malnutrition among children, also …
  • YSRC, Telugu Desam leaders take abuses to to a new low 16 Nov 2019 23:06 Vijayawada: No low in Indian politics remains the lowest for long. Abusive, vituperative and unparliamentary language against opponents in Andhra Pradesh politics has suddenly replaced all other contentious issues – sand shortage, sagging economy, …
  • No clarity on voter list in West Bengal 16 Nov 2019 23:06 Durgapur: It was towards the fag-end of October when my fellow Bengalis, still in a trance from the Durga puja festivities, suddenly felt a bout of panic with the news that an ‘NRC-like’ exercise had begun in the state of West Bengal, despite assurance …
  • Clean Cooking Alliance announces 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 16 Nov 2019 22:52 THE Clean Cooking Alliance, Alliance, has named Neha Juneja, CEO and Co-Founder of India’s largest cookstoves manufacturer, Greenway Appliances, as the organization’s 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding female leaders in …
  • Book review: Bridgital Dreams 16 Nov 2019 22:05 The book urges us to solve big problems using the resources that India has, supported by the power of technology. (Representational) Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons, and Purushothaman, chief economist of Tata Group, have written an important book on …
  • Army Generals Who Removed Mugabe Turning Against Mnangagwa, Another Coup In The Horizon 16 Nov 2019 21:25 Vice President, Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga’s military generals who were key in executing the November 2017 coup against President Robert Mugabe, have allegedly declared war on President Emmerson Mnangagwa, and are said to be a step closer in …
  • India Seeks Global Petrodollars To Cope With Burgeoning Energy Demand Through 2035 16 Nov 2019 21:17 Of late, few countries are being as proactive as India when it comes to courting foreign investment in the oil and gas sector. It isn't hard to guess why, as the Indian economy is largely driven by imported oil to the tune of over 80% of its headline …
  • Air India, Bharat Petroleum Corporation to be sold by March: FM 16 Nov 2019 20:40 NEW DELHI: The government is looking to wrap up the sale of state-run airline Air India and oil refiner and marketer Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) by March, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday. “We are moving on both with the …
  • India x Cleantech — November 2019 16 Nov 2019 19:41 Cars Published on November 16th, 2019 | by Saurabh 0 November 16th, 2019 by Saurabh  Originally published on Future Trends. Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology …
  • There is a sharing boom amid all this economic gloom 16 Nov 2019 19:26 In uncertain times, sharing rather than owning makes for a compelling proposition. Why buy a house or a car, or furniture or home appliances, or even classy clothes when you can rent them? The idea also fits into a millennial’s way of life — spend more on …
  • Faster lane: The FASTag is here 16 Nov 2019 19:07 Driving on Indian highways means encountering many kinds of speed-breakers- intended and unintended. The latter category includes fellow drivers who are blase about lanes, cattle that have decided to cross the road and the toll collection plaza, where you …
  • Simplifying GST: Govt plans mass outreach programme for return filers 16 Nov 2019 18:39 With the government facing severe revenue stress, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday met representatives of small and medium enterprises, chartered accountants, retailers, and independent professionals to iron out concerns related to goods and …
  • NCAER pegs India's FY20 GDP growth at 4.9% as slowing demand weighs 16 Nov 2019 18:39 The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has pegged India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2019-20 at 4.9 per cent, the lowest among the recent forecasts by rating agencies, multilateral institutions, research firms, and …
  • How Supreme Court's crucial ruling on tribunals got the least media attention 16 Nov 2019 17:45 Of the recent crop of Supreme Court verdicts, the one that got the least media attention, striking down the merger and reconfiguration of assorted tribunals, was the most consequential for India’s democracy. The Ayodhya verdict got the most attention, …
  • How the economic slowdown has impacted India Inc 16 Nov 2019 17:35 Banking: Lending little comfort It has been one hell of a year for the financial services space. Just about a year ago, the IL&FS, and the subsequent DHFL crisis had taken the sector by storm. While the liquidity crunch that hit the NBFC sector offered …
  • Special Session Court grants bail to Delhi Assembly speaker Ram Niwas | LIVE 16 Nov 2019 14:55 Nov 16, 2019 8:24 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda Meeting between Sonia Gandhi and NCP Chief Sharad Pawar postponed for Monday The meeting between Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar has been postponed for Monday. The …
  • Explainer: What is AGR and why is it bogging down Vodafone and Airtel? 16 Nov 2019 13:51 Online Desk With over a billion mobile subscribers, India is one of the world's largest telecom markets. However, the Indian telecom companies are in bad shape at the moment. Two of the biggest telecom firms - Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel - reported …
  • West Bengal increased its infra spend five times in seven years: Amit Mitra 16 Nov 2019 13:41 West Bengal has increased its spend on infrastructure by almost five times to Rs 9,553 crore this year, the state’s finance minister, Amit Mitra said. In a press release issued by the CII at the launch of a report titled ‘West Bengal 2.0 – confluence for …
  • Rs 25,000 cr AIF for stalled projects will boost homebuyers' faith: LIC HF 16 Nov 2019 13:41 The Central Government's decision to set up a Rs 25,000 crore alternative investment fund (AIF) to revive the stalled ousing projects across top cities in the country is expected to help improve the real estate market and instill confidence among …
  • LIC Housing eyes to disburse Rs 55,000 crore in FY 19-20 16 Nov 2019 12:36 CHENNAI: LIC Housing Finance Ltd has set a target of disbursing Rs 55,000 crore worth loans during the current financial year, a top official said on Saturday. LIC Housing Finance Ltd., Managing Director and CEO Siddhartha Mohanty said the company …
  • Iran Disappointed with India’s Lack of ‘Resilience’ in the Face of US Pressure 16 Nov 2019 11:21 World 13:09 16.11.2019Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Iran has expressed disappointment with India for adhering to US sanctions, saying it expected its long standing ally to be more resilient in the face of Washington’s bullying. Iran has also voiced …
  • RBI’s Shaktikanta Das calls for tighter governance at Indian state-run banks 16 Nov 2019 11:17 India’s central bank chief Shaktikanta Das called for stronger corporate governance at state-run lenders to make the country’s banking sector more efficient. Describing the lack of strict governance as the “elephant in the room,” Das said this had led to …
  • Who are you – digitally determined or digitally distraught? 16 Nov 2019 10:57 By Snehal Shah & Pradeep Agarwal Digital transformation at the project level is a recipe for disaster. Digital transformation in silos can never be successful and there must be a holistic approach that would put the company culture first. In the future …
  • Duty drawback rates for gold, silver jewellery exports raised sharply 16 Nov 2019 10:43 The Union Ministry of Finance issued a notification last night announcing a sharp increase in duty drawback rates for gold and silver jewellery effective today, in a move that is expected to make exports more viable for those who opt for drawback route. …
  • Overcome outstanding issues to get India into RCEP, says Singapore minister 16 Nov 2019 10:41 A senior Singapore minister has expressed hope that outstanding issues with India can be overcome by other countries to get the large South Asian market into the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). "We hope that India and the other 15 …
  • Lata Mangeshkar fans may heave a sigh of relief,... 16 Nov 2019 10:02 MUMBAI: Lata Mangeshkar, who has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital here, is "doing good", a spokesperson of the legendary singer's family said Saturday. Mangeshkar, 90, was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital after she …
  • Arts financing remains thorny issue 16 Nov 2019 09:42 BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO THE arts and culture industry’s potential to contribute to the economy and foster national development is often over-looked in Zimbabwe. If the industry’s potential is fully realised, it is capable of contributing immensely to the …
  • Kiren Rijiju calls for joint efforts from centre and states in making India a sporting nation 16 Nov 2019 09:34 NET Bureau Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has called for collective efforts from the centre and the states in making India a fit nation and help build a sporting culture in the country. Rijiju made the appeal during his inaugural address at the Conference of …
  • Govt Sets Up Committee for Division of Assets, Liabilities B/W JK,Ladakh 16 Nov 2019 09:33 Map of UT Of Jammu & Kashmir And UT Of Ladakh issued by Home Ministry NEW DELHI – The Centre has constituted a three-member committee for division of assets and liabilities of Jammu and Kashmir between two successor Union territories, which came into …
  • $5.2 Million Economic Reform Grant Approved For Kiribati 16 Nov 2019 09:00 Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i News Release World Bank Washington, D.C., USA Wednesday, December 11, 2013 WASHINGTON, December 11, 2013 - The World Bank’s …
  • CG Power fraud: Ex-CFO says Nashik property not sold yet 16 Nov 2019 07:37 New Delhi, Refuting allegations of dubious transactions in CG Power regarding its properties in Nashik and Mumbai, V.R. Venkatesh, the former CFO who is among the accused and was removed from the board post the allegations surfaced, has said that the …
  • Government looking at measures to prop up consumption, says Nirmala Sitharaman 16 Nov 2019 06:17 By Express News Service NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government was looking at several measures to prop up consumption, lack of which is believed by many economists to be behind the country’s growth slowdown. She said among other …
  • Rajat Sharma resigns as DDCA president 16 Nov 2019 06:12 New Delhi: Senior journalist Rajat Sharma on Saturday resigned from the post of president of Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), citing his inability to continue amidst "various pulls and pressures" within the organisation. Sharma…
  • VBHC changes tack; partners builders and land owners 16 Nov 2019 05:58 Bengaluru: Real estate developer VBHC Value Homes plans to enter into a strategic alliance with landowners and small builders to fuel its growth plans, marking a departure from its earlier practice of mostly buying large land parcels and developing mid- …
  • Distress call: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman hints at rescuing bleeding telcos 16 Nov 2019 05:41 NEW DELHI: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday indicated that the government intends to address the concerns of telecom companies, which are facing acute financial distress and made it clear that it did not want any company to shut shop. "I …
  • Essar Steel: SC verdict lays down roles of creditors, adjudicating body 16 Nov 2019 04:29 New Delhi: The Supreme Court judgement on the Essar Steel case has clearly laid down the roles of the committee of creditors (CoC) and the adjudicating authority, and accepted that financial and operational creditors are distinct and cannot be equated, …
  • Delhi police accuse allied MD Awanish Mishra of forgery in Dalmia MF case 16 Nov 2019 04:16 MUMBAI: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi police has found that Awanish Mishra, managing director of Allied Financial Services, fraudulently and dishonestly transferred mutual fund (MF) units of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) into his account by using …
  • Russia to give record-high loans to Turkey, India and Iran 16 Nov 2019 04:04 Russia will give a record volume of loans to foreign countries, the Izvestia newspaper reports with reference to materials for the draft budget for 2020-2022. In three years, governments and organizations from other countries will receive more than a …
  • India's demand funk: It has people but where are the consumers 16 Nov 2019 03:45 A long-held belief of analysts in India is that the economy is supply-constrained. Demand isn’t even worth a footnote, while a temporary squeeze in the onion market deserves obsession because it could be inflationary. It’s increasingly obvious that this …
  • The Nigerian Heartened By Jack Dorsey 16 Nov 2019 02:59 BY Ferdinand Ekechukwu “I wasn’t expecting this. I attended the event with the hopes of figuring out solutions to important questions other attendees might have. I also wanted to have a feel of what it’s like to be around the CEO of Twitter. Things went …