Thursday , 22 March 2018


Onion, tomato prices decline on improved supplies

PTI   NEW DELHI Onion and tomato prices in both wholesale and retail markets of the national capital have started cooling down with improved supplies from the growing regions, according to traders. Retail onion prices, which had soared to Rs 80 per kg in the last few weeks, have slipped to Rs 50-60 per kg today, while tomato prices have ... Read More »

Govt will fully protect public deposits: Jaitley

PTI NEW DELHI Seeking to allay concerns of depositors over provisions of a draft law, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday said the government will fully protect public deposits in financial institutions even as he hinted at openness to changes in the proposed FRDI Bill. Jaitley said the government’s massive Rs 2.11 lakh crore capital infusion plan in banks was to ... Read More »

Expo on construction, architecture, interiors inaugurated

NT NETWORK   PANAJI One of the largest expo in construction, architecture and interiors was inaugurated at the hands of former Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Tomazinho Cardozo. CEO – Escala Realty India Pvt Ltd Amit Chopra, principal architect Ashley Mascarenhas & Associates Ashley Mascarenhas and managing director  Technoraill Modular Railing Systems Shyam Kishor Chanasana were also present on the occassion. Having ... Read More »

Road laying to be fast-tracked: Gadkari

IANS   LUCKNOW Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday made a strong pitch for fast-paced laying of roads, saying that if the six lakh villages in the country are linked with strong and robust roads, the GDP will grow by Rs 1.10 lakh crore. Road construction creates jobs, fast tracks the economy and can be a ... Read More »

Railways sacks 15 caterers, debars 16 contractors over lapses

PTI   NEW DELHI The Indian Railways said today it has terminated the contracts of 15 caterers and debarred 16 catering contractors this year till November amidst complaints of over-charging and poor quality food served on trains. The ministry, which often receives complaints from passengers over catering issues on its official Twitter handle, is known to respond to them on ... Read More »

12%, 18% GST rates can be merged to new slab: Sushil Modi

IANS   KOLKATA Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, of which he is a member, would examine the possibility of merging the 12 and 18 per cent tax rates to a new slab, depending on the stabilisation of revenue. Modi has also suggested it that price tags displayed on ... Read More »


Mahesh Pai bags award for excellence in financial services PANAJI: The year 2017 has been an award storm for Mahesh Pai. Adding to his achievements, Mahesh Pai was honoured with National choice award for “Excellence in financial services for the year 2017” at the National Level in Delhi. The award was presented to him by Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia. Besides being a financial consultant ... Read More »


Tanishq celebrates 20th anniversary, offers gift PANAJI: Tanishq, one of India’s leading and most trusted jewellery brand, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To mark this occasion, Tanishq is offering its customers free 0.2 grams gold coin with every purchase of 10 grams of gold jewellery and with every purchase of diamond jewellery worth Rs 10,000. This offer can be ... Read More »

Health Ministry seeks lower GST on medical services

IANS   NEW DELHI The Union Health Ministry has written to the Finance Ministry seeking reduction in GST rates for medical products and services either to five per cent or zero, informed sources said on Thursday. The letter was sent a couple of weeks ago after diagnostic centres and hospitals threatened to increase charges of services. Before the implementation of ... Read More »

Online petition against FRDI Bill gets signups

PTI   NEW DELHI An online petition against the bail-in provision in the FRDI bill has got thousands of signatures even as the finance ministry said that the proposal, under consideration of a joint parliamentary committee, is depositor friendly and provides more protection. An online petition on Change.Org against the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017, has gone viral ... Read More »