BUSINESS AWAAZ

PM Modi announces high-level task force on structural reforms in agriculture

AMN / NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the creation of a high-level task force on structural reforms in agriculture. Briefing media after the Fifth Meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog chaired by the Prime Minister, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said the Committee will be formed in near future … Continue reading PM Modi announces high-level task force on structural reforms in agriculture

PM to chair 5th meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog today

B MISHRA / NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan today. This will be the first meeting of governing council after the new government took over. The agenda before the Fifth Council Meeting include rain-water harvesting, drought situation and relief measures, … Continue reading PM to chair 5th meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog today

US industrial production rose in May, but factories struggle

AGENCIES / Washington U.S. industrial production improved in May, but manufacturers showed weakness despite eking out a slight gain. The Federal Reserve says industrial output, which includes factories, utilities and mines, rose 0.4% in May, after tumbling 0.4% in April. Manufacturing output increased just 0.2% last month, not enough to overcome declines in prior months. … Continue reading US industrial production rose in May, but factories struggle

FM holds pre-Budget consultations with stakeholders from Social Sector Groups

Sudhir Kumar / NEW DELHI Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the public investment in social infrastructures like education, health and other services was a key determinant of quality of life of the people. She said the government was committed for improving the educational standards, skilling the youth, enhancing job opportunities, empowering women and … Continue reading FM holds pre-Budget consultations with stakeholders from Social Sector Groups

Tomar discusses farmers’ issue with Agriculture Ministers of all States

  By Sudhir Kumar / New Delhi Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today chaired a meeting with Agriculture Ministers of all States and Union Territories via video conference. According to an official release said, the implementation of three key schemes of government namely Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna (PM-Kisan), Pension Scheme … Continue reading Tomar discusses farmers’ issue with Agriculture Ministers of all States

Toor pulses import limit doubled to 4 LT

AMN / NEW DELHI The Centre has decided to raise the import limit on Toor Dal to four lakh tonne for private traders till October and asked co-operative Nafed to offload two lakh tonne of the lentil in the open market. A decision in this regard was taken at the inter-ministerial committee meeting chaired by … Continue reading Toor pulses import limit doubled to 4 LT

Pre Budget Meet: FM holds Consultation with Representatives of Industry, Services

AMN / NEW DELHI Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Mrs.  Nirmala Sitharaman today started her Pre-Budget Consultations with different stakeholder Groups in connection with the forthcoming General Budget 2019-20 here today. Her second Meeting was with the stakeholder Groups from Industry, Trade and Services Sectors. In her Opening Remarks, the Finance Minister, Sitharaman … Continue reading Pre Budget Meet: FM holds Consultation with Representatives of Industry, Services

Pre Budget Meet: FM stresses on measures to boost Rural Economy

  Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today stressed on the measures to boost Economic and Social Infrastructure of Rural Sector and ways to eradicate unemployment and poverty through development of Agriculture and Allied Sectors as well as Non-Farm Sector. In her first pre-budget consultation with the Stakeholder Groups from Agriculture … Continue reading Pre Budget Meet: FM stresses on measures to boost Rural Economy

BSNL banking heavily on 4G rollout to compete with private telcos

Sanjay Singh  / New Delhi State-run telecom company, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is banking heavily on 4G rollout to match up and compete with private telecom companies. To fill the widening gap in operations and network optimization, BSNL since last year is rolling out its 4G network. Infact, BSNL has facing immense pressure from … Continue reading BSNL banking heavily on 4G rollout to compete with private telcos

Finance Minister to hold pre-budget consultations from today

    AMN / NEW DELHI Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will hold her Pre- Budget Consultation Meetings from today,11th June. She will hold a meeting with representatives of agriculture & rural development in the first session followed by Meeting with representatives of Industry & Trade Associations in the second session.

SPORTS

IOA on its own cannot pull out of the 2022 CWG Games: Sports Minister

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday made it clear that a decision abou ...

ICC World Cup: Australia beat England by 64 runs, enter semis

@icc Australia crushing victory dashed England's World Cup semi-final hopes Australian captain Aaron Fin ...

“Women Hockey team made India Proud”: Kiren Rijiju

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday hailed the Women’s hockey te ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Bollywood expresses grief over death of Girish Karnad

AMN / MUMBAI Celebrated filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who directed Karnad in critically-acclaimed films "Manthan ...

Girish Karnad is no more

WEB DESK / Bengaluru Renowned actor, dramatist and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad passed away in Bengaluru to ...

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ART & CULTURE

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...