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Food prices spike October retail inflation to 4.62%

New Delhi: A substantial rise in food prices lifted India’s October retail inflation to 4.62 per cent from 3.99 per cent in September, official data showed on Wednesday. Similarly, on a year-on-year (YoY) basis, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in October was higher than the corresponding period of last year when retail inflation stood at 3.38 per cent. According to …

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Goa pavilion inaugurated at India Trade Fair

Panaji: The Goa state pavilion setup at the 39th edition of India International Trade Fair was inaugurated at iconic Pragati Maidan in the national capital New Delhi on Thursday. Speaker of Goa legislative assembly Rajesh Patnekar, inaugurated the Goa pavilion by cutting the ribbon in the presence of Swapnil Naik, Personal Secretary to Union Minister of State for Ayush, Meghana …

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Victor Hospital unveils diabetes speciality centre

MARGAO: On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, November 14, Victor Hospital (VH), Malbhat, Margao unveiled Goa’s first comprehensive Diabetes Speciality Centre. The centre was inaugurated by Varun Albuquerque, Director, Dr Rajesh Javherani, MD Medicine and Dr Prithi Araujo, MD in the presence of the Hospitals Consultants and Staff. The Centre is the State- of- the- Art comprehensive diabetes hub …

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Last date of GSTR form submission extended

New Delhi: The Government on Thursday extended the due dates of filing of Form GSTR-9 (Annual Return) and Form GSTR-9C (Reconciliation Statement) for Financial Year 2017-18 to December 31, 2019 and for Financial Year 2018-19 to March 31, 2020. The Government has also decided to simplify these forms by making various fields of these forms as optional, according to a …

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Budget 2020: FinMin seeks to rationalise I-tax, other duties

New Delhi: In perhaps the first instance, the finance ministry has kicked off the exercise to formulate the next budget by seeking suggestions on changes in direct and indirect taxes from industry and trade associations. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who had to announce additional measures to stimulate a slowing economy within a month of her maiden budget being approved by …

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Sensex tumbles 229 points as weak macro data, rupee woes weigh

Mumbai: Benchmark BSE Sensex on Wednesday dived 229 points as concerns over poor macro data and confusion over US-China trade deal persisted. Further, continued unrest in Hong Kong led to fall in regional markets, also impacting sentiment on Indian bourses. A sharp depreciation in the Indian rupee too added to investors’ woes, traders said. The rupee dropped below the 72-level …

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Govt extends moratorium by 6 months on Rs 15,000 cr soft loan to sugar mills

New Delhi: As the Rs 15,000 crore soft loan scheme for sugar mills is moving at a snail’s pace, the government has extended the moratorium period for repayments by six more months, according to sources. Now, the moratorium period is one-and-a-half years. A moratorium period is a time during the loan term when the borrower is not required to make …

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Gadkari to inaugurate India Trade Fair today

New Delhi: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the 39th edition of the India International Trade Fair 2019 on November 14. Themed ‘Ease of Doing Business, the fair is inspired by the unique achievement of India of rising up to the 63rd rank on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index from 142nd rank in …

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Airtel, Vodafone Idea mulling review of SC’s AGR order: Sources

New Delhi: Airtel and Vodafone Idea are discussing with their legal teams on filing petitions for reviewing the Supreme Court’s recent order on adjusted gross revenue (AGR) after the Department of Telecom (DOT) told them to approach the court in this regard. Any review petition is required to be filed by November 24 as there is a time limit of …

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Co-operative week celebration to begin from tomorrow

NT NETWORK Panaji The 66th All India Co-operative Week will be organized by the Department of Co-operation from November 14 to 20, 2019. The programme will be inaugurated at Sahakar Bhavan, Curti, Ponda by Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant and Minister for Co-operation, Govind Gaude  on November 14 at 9.30 am. Kamakshi Pai, General Manager of NABARD, Panaji Goa, will …

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