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Parliamentary panel summons top bosses of Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram

8 hours 26 min ago
The agenda of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT for the March 6 meeting is to hear these companies' views on safeguarding citizens' rights on social/online news media platforms
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PTC Financial Services partners UKCI, DFID for India's first green fund

8 hours 36 min ago
PFS separately raised a loan of Rs 1,000 crore from SBI for a 10-year tenure, linked to the marginal cost of funds-based lending rate
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First tranche of PM-Kisan scheme likely to cover 24 million farmers

9 hours 18 sec ago
Details of over 26 million farmers were uploaded by states on the official PM-KISAN website
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EPFO hikes interest rate to 8.65%, move to benefit 170 mn subscribers

9 hours 59 min ago
The EPFO now will be left with a surplus of Rs 151.67 crore by providing an interest of 8.65 per cent for the current financial year
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MSEs are becoming more optimistic about their business prospects: Survey

10 hours 50 min ago
Firms also appear to be optimistic about their prospects in Q4FY19
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Gadkari tweets on 'stopping' water sharing with Pakistan, govt clarifies

10 hours 56 min ago
The government clarified that the minister was reiterating the government's stated policy on the issue
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Parliamentary panel asks govt to make reports on black money public

11 hours 2 min ago
While the government claims that the reports had already been sent to the Standing Committee, some of its members disagree
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RBI cut lending rate citing steady inflation, hoped to boost investment

11 hours 14 min ago
Under the chairmanship of Governor Shaktikanta Das, the committee voted four against two for a 25 basis point repo rate cut
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Producers get pricing freedom in govt's new rules for oil, gas exploration

12 hours 19 min ago
New rules will be largely applicable on 19 basins and on future licensing rounds, says Dharmendra Pradhan.
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Ministry asks airlines to promote Modi govt's achievements with flyers

12 hours 55 min ago
Flummoxed private sector executives have in unison said that it's not their job
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Large bad loans, lower growth capital still key challenge for PCA banks

13 hours 18 sec ago
Though capital adequacy and net NPAs will improve, banks will need more capital to expand
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Government re-promulgates ordinance for companies law amendments

13 hours 3 min ago
As many as 16 minor offences have been re-categorised as "purely civil defaults" which would help de-clog special courts
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India aims to be among world's top 3 economies in next 15 years: PM Modi

13 hours 53 min ago
Today, India's economy is on the 6th position and it will not take time to reach the 5th spot, Modi said
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Page turns for paper companies as sales improve, demand picks up

14 hours 9 min ago
Market leader JK Paper posted a 72 per cent jump in December quarter profit to Rs 120.26 crore this year, compared to Rs 69.81 crore in the corresponding quarter last year.
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India will stop of flow of river waters to Pakistan, says Gadkari

15 hours 5 min ago
India blames Pakistan for the attack by the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist group on a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
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5% GST without input tax credit on realty favourable for developers

15 hours 33 min ago
This is a critical matter and the outcome will have a notable impact on real estate market sentiment, Anarock property consultants chairman Anuj Puri said
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Acharya cited core inflation, said 'no room' for changing lending rate

15 hours 35 min ago
RBI has lowered its inflation target for April-Sept to 3.2-3.4% from the 3.8-4.2% seen in December and trimmed the growth forecast to 7.2-7.4% from its previous estimate of 7.5%
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Government stops classifying steel manufacturers on capacity basis

15 hours 38 min ago
The step has been taken to provide a level-playing field to steel manufacturers, government said.
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Coal mine 10-day stir shrinks NTPC Kaniha generation by 40%

16 hours 15 min ago
The agitation by locals over employment, was called off Thursday with production resuming at the mines of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a Coal India Ltd (CIL) subsidiary
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Commerce Ministry sets $50-bn bilateral trade target with Russia by 2025

17 hours 7 min ago
As of end-2018, trade between the two countries stood at $30 billion
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