BUSINESS AWAAZ

7 Indian firms among world’s 500 largest companies: Fortune

Seven Indian companies are among the world’s 500 largest companies, according to a list compiled by Fortune Magazine that has been topped by retail giant Walmart. The Indian companies on the 2015 Fortune Global 500 list are Indian Oil ranked 119 on the list with revenues of about 74 billion US dollars, followed by Reliance … Continue reading 7 Indian firms among world’s 500 largest companies: Fortune

SEBI bans more than 900 firms suspected to be platforms for tax evasion

Suspecting tax evasion of at least 5,000 to 6,000 crore rupees, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has clamped down on a large number of organised syndicates who had set up shops to convert black money into legitimate-looking funds through the stock market platform. Sebi Chairman UK Sinha said in Mumbai yesterday that the … Continue reading SEBI bans more than 900 firms suspected to be platforms for tax evasion

Greece takes crucial step towards new bailout

Greece has taken a crucial step towards a huge new bailout for the country’s stricken economy after its parliament passed a crucial second batch of reforms. The passage of the measures means that negotiations on an 86 billion euro European Union bailout can begin. The reforms include changes to Greek banking and an overhaul of … Continue reading Greece takes crucial step towards new bailout

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

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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

Rani Rampal to captain Indian women’s hockey team on England tour

Hockey, star forward Rani Rampal was today named the captain of the 18-member Indian Women's team which will t ...

Boxing : Manish Kaushik wins his debut bout at the AIBA World Championships

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi, Commonwealth Games silver medallist Manish Kaushik (63 kg) made an impressiv ...

Impressive start by Aadil Bedi, Aman Raj as Indonesian Rory Hie leads at Classic Golf & Country Club International Championship

aadil bedi Harpal Singh Bedi/ Nuh, Haryana Promising youngsters Aadil Bedi and Aman Raj, got off to ...

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MARQUEE

Qutub Minar glitters amid LED illumination

  QUTUB MINAR Staff Reporter / New Delhi The historic Qutb Minar came alive ...

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 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

PV Sindhu wants Deepika Padukone to star in her biopic

Badminton star PV Sindhu wants actress Deepika Padukone to star in a biopic on her life, if it's ever made. Si ...

Jeetendra, Rakesh Roshan never got their due in Bollywood, feels Rishi Kapoor

Image Source : TWITTER WEB DESK Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has said his fellow actors Jeetendra and Ra ...

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