Budget 2020

‘PSBs pip private banks in retail credit inquiries’

State-run lenders are seeing faster pick up in retail credit inquiries than their private counterparts on quicker reopening of branch network, a report by a credit information company (CIC) said. Despite inroads made by digital alternatives, through which lenders are receiving inquiries and even disbursing loans online, branch offices continue to play an important role, […]


Tennis vs Virus: Round 2 in Paris

Written by Shashank Nair | New Delhi | Updated: September 27, 2020 8:50:37 am A burgeoning population continuing battling the coronavirus, an unrest among players on various Covid related issues and minimal clarity on test results has ensured that the 2020 French Open is enduring a nightmarish beginning. (File Photo/Reuters) On Friday, a couple of […]

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Mandate in a pandemic: NDA has many strengths. But Bihar can yet spring a surprise

The bugle has been sounded for India’s first assembly election in the Covid-19 era. Despite deciding who governs almost 125 million people in Bihar for the next five years, the biggest multi-faith festival will remain like other celebrations since March — subdued, albeit in campaign method. While people are making prophecies about low turnout, voter […]

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ITIs in Himachal Pradesh to resume training activities from Oct 1

By: Express News Service | Shimla | September 26, 2020 10:40:41 pm Assam teacher recruitment 2020: Apply at ssa.assam.gov.in. Representational image/ file Industrial Training Institutes in Himachal Pradesh will be allowed to resume training activities from October 1, according to a decision taken by the state Cabinet on Saturday. ITIs will be allowed to function […]

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ED questions Ragini and Sanjjanaa in drug case

Costume designer Ramesh Dembla and television anchor Anushree questioned by police in Bengaluru and Mangaluru. The Enforcement Directorate questioned several accused in the drug racket that the Central Crime Branch is currently investigating. Officials have not only questioned actors Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani but others accused of peddling drugs and organising parties as well. […]

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In inexorable climb, Kerala cases rise by 7,006

State tests over 58,000; A.P. tests nearly 76,000, adds 7,293 cases; Telangana incidence is 2,239; It was a fresh high for COVID-19 cases in Kerala, as 7,006 more people were reported to be positive on Saturday. Daily testing levels were up, with 58,799 more samples tested. Test positivity was 11.9%, indicating the extent of disease […]

Budget 2020

International Funds: ‘Global diversification makes investors’ portfolio more holistic’

-By Rajat Jain Like investors across the world, investors in India have a strong home bias – that is, most, if not all, of their investments are in India. While the Indian economy has been doing well over the medium term, the fact is that our GDP is just over 3% of the world GDP, […]

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Withdraw farm bills, guarantee MSP: Rahul Gandhi to Modi govt

Stepping up its attack on the Centre over the farm bills passed by Parliament, the Congress Saturday ran a social media campaign — Speak up for farmers — with Rahul Gandhi demanding the government withdraw the proposed legislations and give a guarantee on MSP. The three bills were passed by both houses of Parliament during […]