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MSP hike for six rabi crops inadequate: Shiromani Akali Dal chief

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:21
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday rejected the Centre's hike of Rs 50 per quintal in the minimum support price of wheat by the Centre.

GST compensation row: Have not picked either option, says Puducherry CM

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:16
Rebuts FinMin claim that UT is among those to opt for RBI window to meet shortfall in GST

Market fee, rural cess on cotton, paddy variety to be reduced: Khattar

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:11
The chief minister made the announcement during a meeting held late this evening with heads of the Haryana State Grain Markets Association.

Covid-19 crisis an opportunity for transition to clean, cheap energy: Goyal

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 14:01
Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has said the current crisis should be used as an opportunity to make the transition to clean energy smoother, faster, more resilient and affordable. Goyal, also the minister of railways, further said Indian Railways is committed towards 100 per cent electrification by December 2023and becoming a net zero emitter by 2030, an official statement said on Monday. He was speaking at the launch of a report on 'Sustainable Recovery Post COVID-19' by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Niti Aayog on September 18. "This is the right time to move forward and prepare ourselves for a resilient and sustainable future, as rightly pointed out in the report... the current crisis should be used as an opportunity to make energy transitions smoother, faster, more resilient and affordable," the minister said. Speaking at the event, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said post the 2008-09 financial crisis, green initiatives accounted for around 16 per cent of the total ...

Policy to improve broadband proliferation in offing: DoT official

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:44
K Ramchand, Member (Technology), Department of Telecom, said a policy to enhance number of public wifi hotspots across the country is also in the offing

Farm Bills need of 21st century, says Modi; assures MSP will continue

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:21
Modi again mounted a strong defence of these measures, saying farmers will now have the freedom to sell their produce at a place and price of their choice

Fiscal stimulus, lower interest rate needed for 7% growth rate: Panagriya

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:28
Panagariya further said the country lost nearly $125 billion in the April-June period due to the Covid-19 pandemic

WFH, e-learning fuel demand for big investments in digital infra: Trai head

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:17
Sharma said that creation of robust telecom infrastructure - a capital-intensive sector -- will play a key role in seamless connectivity, which is essence of true digitisation

India can become $10 trn economy in 15 years: HUL CMD Sanjiv Mehta

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:51
On economic recovery, Mehta said the key issue is determining the appropriate level of interest rate to spur growth

Expert panel suggests making GIFT city a gateway for global investors

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:26
Committee says IFSC should aim at providing Indian diaspora and individuals from Asia and Africa with full range of financial services, serve residents availing liberalised remittance scheme

FCRA Bill passed in Lok Sabha, civil society says it will throttle NGOs

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:25
MoS for Home says Bill necessary for Aatmanirbhar Bharat, is not against any religion or NGO

India's imports from China fall by 27.63% during Apr-Aug this fiscal: Goyal

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:23
Value of imports from China stood at $4.98 billion in August and $5.58 in July, according to the data provided by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal

Farm bills: Govt ups rabi MSP to placate farmers, nationwide stir called

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:07
Eight Opposition MPs suspended from RS for unruly behaviour during passage of the Bills

Business activity may not touch pre-Covid-19 levels before March: Survey

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 10:44
Companies in the construction, real estate, manufacturing and power sectors said they are facing problems because of the return of migrant labourers back to their villages

Tamil Nadu identifies 961 hectares for country's second rocket launch port

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 09:53
At present, rockets are launched from Isro's spaceport at Sriharikotta. The Centre is setting up a second facility due to increase in the number of launches by Isro for domestic and global customers

India saved Rs 5,000 cr by filling reserves with low-priced oil: Pradhan

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 09:05
The average cost of procurement of crude oil was $19 per barrel, as compared to $60 a barrel prevailing during January 2020

Over 380,000 firms struck off under companies law in 3 years: Govt

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 08:44
In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur also said the term "shell company" is not defined under the Companies Act

Nearly 3.8 mn EPF members withdraw Rs 44,000 cr since lockdown: Labour Min

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 07:03
The maximum amount of Rs 8,968.45 crore EPF withdrawals from March 25 to August 31 were recorded in Maharastra, followed by Karanataka and Tamil Nadu (including Puducherry)

DPIIT to seek govt nod for multi-modal logistics hub, industrial corridors

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 06:38
According to the note of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), these projects are at different stages of implementation

Rangarajan panel calls for urban job guarantee scheme in Tamil Nadu

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 06:22
Wants state to increase capex by Rs 10,000 cr, set up fund to support construction labour