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  • Recap to boost public sector bank stake sale: Assocham

    If the banks are able to encash the capital infusion programme, they can easily raise much more than Rs 58,000 cr, Assocham said in a report. Earlier this week, Centre approved massive recapitalisation plan for state-run banks worth Rs 2.11 lakh crore.

  • CVC to rank govt depts on anti-corruption measures

    New Delhi : The Central Vigilance Commission will rank the central government organisations on anti- corruption measures being taken by them, an official release said on Wednesday.

  • ‘Silos are bottleneck in govt functioning’

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said silos are a “big bottleneck” in the functioning of the union government and asked bureaucrats to adopt innovative ways to break these to speed up various processes of governance, reports PTI.

  • Indian Air Force is ready if two-front war breaks out: Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa

    New Delhi: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday said that the Indian Air Force (IAF) is capable of fighting a two-front war in full synergy. Dhanoa, while addressing the media at IAF’s annual press conference here, said any decision on surgical strike involving the IAF has to be taken by the government, adding that they are “ready to take on any challenge.”

  • 48th IFFI Will Celebrate The Future Of Cinema

    The 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2017), organized by the Government of India, is set to be held in the beach state of Goa from November 20 – 28, 2017.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad lauds Supreme Court efforts for transparency in court appointments

    New Delhi: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today lauded the Supreme Court’s initiative to make trial court appointments more transparent and appealed to states, opposing the proposed centralised selection mechanism, to reconsider their stand. Prasad, while addressing the Independence Day celebrations organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) here, said that the Centre would not “impinge upon the rights of the high courts”.

  • Sagarmala Programme: Master plan formulated for 12 Major Ports

    Under the Government of India’s Sagarmala Programme to promote port-led development, a master plan has been formulated for the 12 Major Ports. 142 port capacity expansion projects with an estimated cost of  Rs. 91,434 Crore and capacity creation of 884 MMTPA have been identified in this master plan for implementation over the next 20 years. Out of these, 58 projects with project cost of approximately Rs. 28,767 Crore have been approved.

  • Govt sells 6.83% stake in Hind Copper, garners Rs 400 crore

    New Delhi : The government has disinvested 6.83 per cent stake in Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL), which would fetch around Rs 400 crore to the exchequer. Through the two-day Offer for Sale (OFS) which ended Thursday, it had planned to sell 4 per cent in HCL, with an option to retain an over subscription of up to 4 per cent. “The Government of India has disinvested 6.83 per cent of paid up

  • Arun Jaitley launches Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana

    A pension scheme announced by the Government of India, exclusively for Senior Citizens, was formally launched by Union Finance Minister, Minister of Defence and Minister of Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley on 21st July,2017 at New Delhi. Life Insurance Corporation of India has been given the sole privilege to operate this scheme. This plan is exclusively for citizens aged 60 years and above and is available for sale from 4th May, 2017 to

  • Ujjain: Railway platforms cleaned prior to inspection

    Ujjain: An inspection committee of ministry of Railways, government of India, visited Ujjain railway station on Wednesday and took a firsthand account of general facilities available for passengers.

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    GST on Entertainment: This is what Tiger Shroff has to say

    From today onwards, Goods and Service Tax (GST) has been implemented in India. GST is an indirect tax throughout India to replace taxes levied by the central and state governments. Well, after this rule, price of various goods and services will change as per their respective tax ratio.

  • Govt asks banks to deposit junked notes with RBI by July 20

    New Delhi: The government has given a last chance to district cooperative banks, commercial banks and post offices to deposit the banned Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes with the Reserve Bank by July 20, provided they were collected within the specified time period.

  • Pakistani players not welcome for Pro Kabaddi League: Govt

    New Delhi: The government today made it clear that it will not allow Pakistani players to compete in the Pro Kabaddi League, slated for next month, unless the neighbouring country stops “sponsoring terrorism”.

  • CBI raids: FM Arun Jaitley says ‘day of reckoning’ has come

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said unless there is a valid reason, the CBI and other bodies do not carry out such raids. Every step taken is done so expecting some result in return. The people in high positions acquiring assets through shell companies is not a small thing. Those responsible will be accountable.

  • Pakistan ready to play in India as part of BCCI contract, says Shaharyar Khan

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has clarified his recent comment on agreeing to play series in India, saying that it was related to the contract signed between his board and the Board of control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2014.

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