BUSINESS AWAAZ

RBI slashes repo rate by 35 basis points

AMN The Reserve Bank has cut repo rate by 35 basis points to 5.40 per cent to give a fillip to the economy. Repo rate is the rate at which RBI lends to banks. This is the fourth consecutive time that the RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee reduced the rate. On earlier three occasions, RBI had … Continue reading RBI slashes repo rate by 35 basis points

Dr MS Swaminathan calls for promotion of nutrition security…

AMN / CHENNAI Renowned agricultural scientist Dr MS Swaminathan has called for the promotion of nutrition security. Addressing a function to mark the 30th anniversary of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai yesterday, he said it is necessary to move on from food security to nutrition security. He said protection of mangrove forests is … Continue reading Dr MS Swaminathan calls for promotion of nutrition security…

Auto industry seeks stimulus package from govt

AMN Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) President Rajan Wadhera and Auto industry leaders today asked the government for a stimulus package, including GST reduction on vehicles. After meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi, SIAM President Wadhera said, he is hopeful that there will be a stimulus package as the sector has … Continue reading Auto industry seeks stimulus package from govt

Parliament passes Consumer Protection Bill

AMN / NEW DELHI Parliament has passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019, with the Rajya Sabah approving it Tuesday. The Lok Sabha has already passed it. The bill aims at protecting the interests of consumers by establishing authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumers’ dispute. The Bill has a provision to set … Continue reading Parliament passes Consumer Protection Bill

Banks committed to step up affordable, hassle-free credit: FM Sithraman

AGENCIES / NEW DELHI Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sithraman has asserted that the major Indian banks have committed to step up affordable and hassle-free credit, with a special focus on the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and consumer finance sectors. As part of this, banks have decided to increase the in-principle approval limit for contactless … Continue reading Banks committed to step up affordable, hassle-free credit: FM Sithraman

Rubber trade between India and Malaysia growing fast

STAFF REPORTER / NEW DELHI Rubber trade between India and Malaysia growing fast over the years. This is mainly due to India’s rapidly expanding healthcare sector. Speaking at a seminar here on Friday Malaysia’s Industries Minister Teresa Kok said that the significant potential for growth in India-Malaysia trade in the rubber sector is due to … Continue reading Rubber trade between India and Malaysia growing fast

Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill..

AMN / NEW DELHI Parliament has passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2019 with Lok Sabha approving it today. The Rajya Sabha has earlier approved the Bill. The Bill is aimed at providing greater clarity on the permissibility of corporate restructuring schemes, clarity on rights and duties of authorised representatives of voters. The amendments … Continue reading Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill..

One Nation-one Ration Card scheme implemented on pilot basis in 4 States

ONKAR SINGH / NEW DELHI Government today launched the One Nation-One Ration Card scheme on a pilot basis in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra and Gujarat. Families who have food security cards can buy subsidized rice and wheat from any ration shop in these states. Their ration cards should be linked with Aadhar Number to avail … Continue reading One Nation-one Ration Card scheme implemented on pilot basis in 4 States

Non-subsidised LPG price cut by Rs 62.50 per cylinder

AMN The price of Non-Subsidised cooking gas (LPG) has been cut by 62 rupees 50 paise per cylinder based on softening international rates. Non-subsidised or market priced LPG, which consumers buy after exhausting their quota of 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each at subsidised rates, will now cost 574.50 rupees per cylinder. Indian Oil Corporation in … Continue reading Non-subsidised LPG price cut by Rs 62.50 per cylinder

Cafe Coffee Day Founder VG Siddhartha Cremated amid tears

BENGALURU The funeral of Billionaire Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, whose body was taken out from river after 36 hours of his missing from a bridge near Mangaluru in Karnataka, took place at one of his coffee estates at his village in Chikkamagaluru district on Wednesday evening after hundreds of people bade him a … Continue reading Cafe Coffee Day Founder VG Siddhartha Cremated amid tears

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ART & CULTURE

Bangladeshi novelist Rizia Rahman passes away

AMN Renowned Bangladeshi novelist and the Ekushey Padak winning author Rizia Rahman passed away today in D ...

International Urdu Day Awards announced

  Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI The annual International Urdu Day Awards have been announced. ...

SPORTS

Hima Das, Mohammad Anas win gold at Athleticky Mitink Reiter event

Top Indian sprinters Hima Das and Mohammad Anas have won a gold each in 300m races at the Athleticky Mitink Re ...

Meiraba triumphs at Yonex Sunrise All-India Junior Badminton Tournament

HSB / New Delhi Maisnam Meiraba continued his dominance in the junior circuit while both Tanisha Crasto an ...

Squash: Top seed Urwashi enters quarters; Baitha upsets Ranjit

Mumbai Top seed Urwashi Joshi of Maharashtra, playing her first game of the tournament, overcame a shaky ...

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MARQUEE

1 Kg Of Rare Assam Tea Sold For Rs. 70,500

AMN / GUWAHATI A rare variety of tea in Assam was auctioned for Rs. 70, 501 a kg at the Guwahati Tea Auctio ...

Tea at Rs 50,000 per kg in Assam

AMN / GUWAHATI Believe it or not a special variety of Assam tea was sold for Rs 50,000 per kg at the Guwa ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Great Musician Khayyam Passes Away

PM Modi Pays Tribute He Composed most beautiful song “ voh subah kabhi to aayegi" AMN /Mumbai ...

Veteran actor Vidya Sinha dies at 71

AMN Veteran actor Vidya Sinha died in Mumbai on Thursday morning after suffering from lung and heart disord ...

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