BUSINESS AWAAZ

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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ELECTIONS

Major victory for NDA in Bihar

File photo Anwarul Hoda / Patna As all the results have been declared in Bihar, out of 40 seats BJP has bagg ...

Haryana fully backs Modi, gives all 10 Lok Sabha seats to BJP 

AMN / CHANDIGARH The BJP has registered major victory as it has won all 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. Union ...

Punjab, a ray of hope for congress in North India

By Onkar in Singh The results of all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab have come in. Congress which has been r ...

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SPORTS

BOXING: India bags 57 medals at India Open International tournament

GUWAHATI India bags a total of 57 medals including 12 Gold, 18 Silver and 27 Bronze at India Open Internation ...

Boxing: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa Amit Panghal fight their way to gold

Harpal Bedi / Guwahati ix-time world champion Mary Kom was crowned the 51kg champion while Amit Panghal (52kg ...

Hockey: Indian women clinch 3-match series beating S Korea 2-1

  By Harpal Singh Bedi India survived some anxious moments before putting it across host Korea 2-1 to r ...

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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

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

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ART & CULTURE

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 ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...