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Government criticises Congress for giving dissent note on GST Bill

Government Wednesday criticised Congress for its dissent note in Select Committee report on GST Bill and accused it of being anti- development. Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said Congress dissent note is against its own bill and and hoped the opposition party will reconsider its what he called irresponsible decision. Mr. … Continue reading Government criticises Congress for giving dissent note on GST Bill

Direct transfer of fertiliser subsidy into farmers’ accounts

AMN / Government has proposed to transfer fertilizer subsidy directly into farmers’ accounts. However, a major challenge in operationalising this scheme lies in identification of beneficiary farmers. An official release said, in many states the land records are neither accurate nor updated. Department of Fertilizers is planning to have a phased approach and prepare a … Continue reading Direct transfer of fertiliser subsidy into farmers’ accounts

BRICS bank starts operations from Shanghai

AMN / The New Development Bank (NDB) floated by the BRICS nations, to step up infrastructure funding in the emerging economies formally started its operations at its headquarters in Shanghai today. Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong and the bank’s President K V Kamath attended the opening ceremony. Kamath will be the … Continue reading BRICS bank starts operations from Shanghai

Greece begins repaying its debt to IMF, ECB

Greece has begun to repay its debt it owed to the International Monetary Fund, IMF and the European Central Bank, ECB. IMF spokesman Gerry Rice announced last night that Greece was no longer in default on its loans after remitting about two billion Euros to make up for its missed debt payments. He further said … Continue reading Greece begins repaying its debt to IMF, ECB

Greek banks reopen after three-weeks closure

Greek banks are reopening after three weeks of closures sparked by the deadlock over the country’s debt. While banks throwing open their doors marks the return of some normality to the Greek economy, long-term problems remain. Unemployment is stubbornly high and Greece’s recession is comparable to one of history’s most famous economic crashes. Athens reached … Continue reading Greek banks reopen after three-weeks closure

IT Dept to bring one crore new taxpayers in net

The Income Tax department has launched an ambitious drive to bring under one crore new taxpayers at its net. This follows government’s recent directive to the taxman to achieve the target within current fiscal. As part of government’s initiative to broaden the tax base, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT this week activated all … Continue reading IT Dept to bring one crore new taxpayers in net

India’s forex reserves down by $156.9 mn to $354.360 bn

Falling for the third week in a row, India’s foreign exchange reserves have declined marginally by USD 156.9 million to USD 354.360 billion in the week ended 10th July. A RBI press release has informed that foreign currency assets, a major part of the overall reserves, dipped by USD 177.4 million to USD 329.913 billion. … Continue reading India’s forex reserves down by $156.9 mn to $354.360 bn

Indian economy to grow by $8-trillion within next 15 years: NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya has exuded confidence that India could be an 8-trillion US Dollar economy with in next 15 years or even less if it continues with growth-enabling policies. Mr Panagariya said this while delivering the 6th RK Talwar Memorial Lecture on ‘Growth, Poverty and Economic Transformation’, organised by the Indian Institute of … Continue reading Indian economy to grow by $8-trillion within next 15 years: NITI Aayog

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Sachin Tendulkar leads Indian sports fraternity to pay emotional homage to CRPF martyrs

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and champion boxer Vijender Singh led the sports fra ...

PV Sindhu, Vaishnavi Bhale, Ashmita Chaliha enter semi finals of women’s singles in NBC

  In the Senior National Badminton Championship at Guwahati, Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu sailed i ...

National Badminton C’ships: Lakshya Sen, Harsheel Dani enter 4th round

Young Indian shuttlers Lakshya Sen and Harsheel Dani entered the fourth round of the men's singles competition ...

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President Kovind confers PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019

    AMN / NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya ...

Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children ...

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Indian short film wins award at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival

  By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi “Binnu Ka Sapna”, a short film by Kanu Behl of “Titli” fame, ...

Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary

Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary   One of India's most beautifu ...

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