Friday , 22 March 2019


Janaushadhi scheme led to around Rs 1,000 cr savings: PM

PTI   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday the Janaushadhi scheme, under which the government provides quality medicines at affordable rates, has led to savings worth around Rs 1,000 crore for common people. To ensure availability of high quality medicines at lower prices, the government has taken two major steps. Firstly, the cost of 850 essential medicines were ... Read More »

Businesses need to pay up to `20 for using Aadhaar services

PTI   NEW DELHI Business organisations using Aadhaar services will now have to pay Rs 20 for each customer verification and 50 paise for authentication of each transaction carried out by the entities, the UIDAI said Thursday. The gazette notification, exempts govt entities and the dept of posts from authentication transaction charges. “The entities have been incurring a cost of ... Read More »

Govt explores framework to ensure GST rate cut benefits consumers

NEW DELHI: The Finance Ministry may explore a clearly-defined broad framework to ensure that cuts in GST rates benefit consumers. The fresh initiative is being considered in the wake of rising number of complaints against companies that are found tweaking rules to avoid lowering retail prices. Please like & share: Read More »

Sharvraj Eco Farm to be opened on Mar 9

PANAJI: In a bid to tap hinterland tourism in the state, Sanquelim based Ramapati Keshav Pitre announced the launch of a Sharvraj Eco Farm, an eco-tourism project on Tuesday. Please like & share: Read More »

EDC sanctions record loans in 2018-19

PANAJI: With just few weeks to go for the financial year 2018-19 to end, EDC on Wednesday revealed a significant jump in its term loan portfolio. According to latest information released by the Corporation, the term loan sanctions to MSME’s for 2018-19 is Rs.59.01 crore as on March 5, while disbursement are to the tune of Rs 43.8 crore.  Please ... Read More »

Trump plans to scrap India’s preferential trade status

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI: President Donald Trump has announced plans to scrap the preferential trade treatment for India, claiming that New Delhi has failed to assure the US of “equitable and reasonable” access to its markets, a move India said will not have a “significant impact” on its exports to America. Please like & share: Read More »

Israeli airlines to launch direct flights to Goa, Kochi

TEL AVIV: Israel’s Arkia Airlines will introduce direct flights to two Indian cities — Goa and Kochi, considered “dream destinations” by many Jews in this country, tapping the huge tourism potential between India and Israel. Please like & share: Read More »