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Aadhaar saved govt $1 bln annually, curb corruption: WB

Aadhaar digital ID, is estimated to be saving the government about one billion US dollars annually by curbing corruption. This was stated by World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu during the release of annual world bank report ‘Digital Dividends’ in Washington yesterday. He said India increased access and reduced corruption in public services by providing … Continue reading Aadhaar saved govt $1 bln annually, curb corruption: WB

Cane price arrears for sugar season down by 90%

AMN / Sugar Cane price arrears for 2014-15 sugar season have come down by nearly 90 per cent to 2,700 crore rupees. Last year in April the Cane arrear stood at 21 thousand crore rupees.An official release said, several measures taken by the Centre improved liquidity of sugar mills and enabled them to clear cane … Continue reading Cane price arrears for sugar season down by 90%

Govt focus to continue on Banking reforms: Arun Jaitley

AMN / Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the government will continue to focus on governance reforms in banking and there is considerable improvement in opening of basic savings bank deposit accounts under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. During his Pre-Budget Consultative Meeting with the representatives of Banks and Financial Institutions in New Delhi … Continue reading Govt focus to continue on Banking reforms: Arun Jaitley

Govt clears new crop insurance scheme

The Cabinet has approved the proposal of a new crop insurance scheme that aims to reduce the premium burden on farmers and ensure early settlement of claim for the full sum insured. According to official sources reports, the new crop insurance scheme will replace the existing schemes, National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS) and Modified National … Continue reading Govt clears new crop insurance scheme

Huge rise in paddy procurement in current Kharif season

There has been a huge increase in procurement of paddy in current Kharif marketing season. The total quantity of paddy procured in terms of rice is over 208 lakh tonnes so far as against 157 lakh tonnes on this date during the previous marketing season. An official release said, the major increase in purchase of … Continue reading Huge rise in paddy procurement in current Kharif season

Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 28.73/bbl on Jan 11

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 28.73 per barrel (bbl) on 11.01.2016. This was lower than the price of US$ 30.02 per bbl on previous publishing day of 08.01.2016. In rupee terms, the … Continue reading Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 28.73/bbl on Jan 11

Govt mulling loan through postal bank under Mudra scheme

More than 1.73 crore people have availed the benefit of the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, PMMY so far since the scheme launched in April last year. In an interview to All India Radio last night, Special Secretary (Financial Services) Snehlata Shrivastava said, the government is making all efforts to create more awareness among the people … Continue reading Govt mulling loan through postal bank under Mudra scheme

Crude oil price of Indian Basket was $ 30.02/ bbl on Jan 08

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 30.02 per barrel (bbl) on 08.01.2016. This was higher than the price of US$ 29.24 per bbl on previous publishing day of 07.01.2016. In rupee terms, the … Continue reading Crude oil price of Indian Basket was $ 30.02/ bbl on Jan 08

Plan to install 2500 WiFi hotspots by next fiscal: Telecom Minister

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said that government would reach the 50-crore internet subscribers mark in the next 6-7 months, besides installing 2,500 wi-fi hotspots by the next fiscal. The minister was speaking at the inauguration of stock exchange BSE’s free wi-fi service to public. Noting that wi-fi services are crucial to connect India, … Continue reading Plan to install 2500 WiFi hotspots by next fiscal: Telecom Minister

No adverse impact of prevailing high temperature on rabi crops: Govt

AMN / Government today said the prevailing high temperature has no adverse impact on wheat crop in the current rabi season so far. Replying to a media query in New Delhi, Agriculture Secretary Siraj Hussain said the Centre is closely monitoring the situation and regularly getting reports from scientists who are in the fields about … Continue reading No adverse impact of prevailing high temperature on rabi crops: Govt

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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

Wrestler Bajrang Punia nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Asian and Commonwealth Games gold-medalist wrestler Bajrang Punia has been nominated for the country's highest ...

Prithviraj Tondaiman Still in with a Chance at Lahiti Shotgun World Cup

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Prithviraj Tondaiman negotiated tough scoring conditions and shot 22 out of ...

Motor Sports: Aditya Patel to race again at MMRT in Indian National Car Racing Championship

Chennai The MRF MMSC fmsci Indian National Car Racing Championship flows into a critical phase with the fo ...

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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

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 ...

Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal bag National Film Award for best actor

AMN Bollywood stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal have jointly bagged the National Film Award for be ...

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