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No signs of bank credit pick-up as cos prefer bonds

No signs of bank credit pick-up as cos prefer bonds

MUMBAIMANJU AB: Banks are going to wind up the financial year on a dismal note with the credit growth hovering at a dismal 4.8-5%. The credit growth continues to be tepid with companies turning to the commercial paper and the corporate bond market to raise money for its working capital needs. Reliance Jio, HDFC, HDFC […]

Babri demolition case: SC to decide on reviving conspiracy charges against LK Advani, others

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is likely to examine whether to revive the conspiracy charges against senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh and others in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Earlier this month, the top Court had said that it won’t accept dropping of charges […]

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Election Commission of India seeks lifetime ban on convicted politicians

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Election Commission of India seeks lifetime ban on convicted politicians

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) has asked for a lifetime ban on convicted politicians from contesting polls. In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, the EC also sought the setting up of special courts to clear cases related to politicians, public servants and members of judiciary within a year. The […]

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Arundhati Bhattacharya: Why should there be different set of rules for public sector banks?

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Arundhati Bhattacharya: Why should there be different set of rules for public sector banks?

MUMBAI,MANJU AB : Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairman, State Bank of India (SBI), will create history on April 1 when all five associate banks will merge with itself — in the largest such exercise in the banking sector — to blossom out as a single entity. She created history in 2013 when she rose from the ranks […]

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Nitish Kumar or Sharad Pawar? Opposition split over anti-Modi face

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Nitish Kumar or Sharad Pawar? Opposition split over anti-Modi face

NEW DELHI,IFTIKHAR GILANI : After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) decimated the opposition parties in the politically significant Uttar Pradesh (UP) in the Assembly elections, political circles are agog with discussions on who will take on the Prime Minister Modi’s juggernaut in the 2019 general elections. Due to a general lack of confidence in Congress […]

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Yogi Adityanath’s elevation as UP CM a sign Modi is moving toward ‘Hindu India’: Reuters

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Yogi Adityanath’s elevation as UP CM a sign Modi is moving toward ‘Hindu India’: Reuters

LONDON,DOUGLAS BUSVINE: A saffron-robed Hindu holy man was sworn in on Sunday to lead India’s most populous state, sealing what appears to be a shift in course by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that could redefine the world’s largest democracy as a Hindu nation. The choice as Uttar Pradesh chief minister of Yogi Adityanath, a firebrand […]

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Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh CM: Did PM Modi, Amit Shah succumb to Sangh pressure?

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Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh CM: Did PM Modi, Amit Shah succumb to Sangh pressure?

NEW DELHI,SRAWAN SHUKLA: The last-minute choice of Yogi Adityanath, after hectic parleys for a week in Delhi and Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, where the RSS national conclave is set to begin on Sunday, is seen in UP political circles as the resurfacing of differences between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). Frustration […]

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From controversial comments on SRK to Mother Teresa: 9 times UP CM-designate Yogi Adityanath

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From controversial comments on SRK to Mother Teresa: 9 times UP CM-designate Yogi Adityanath

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party which campaigned in Uttar Pradesh seeking votes for development has chosen controversial Hindutva leader and Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath as the state’s chief minister. Adityanath has made news several times for his communally tinged remarks and is not unfamiliar with controversy. Here are some of his recent statements which raised […]

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Tax department to calculate GST’s impact on inflation

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Tax department to calculate GST’s impact on inflation

NEW DELHI: The revenue department will work out GST’s impact on inflation before the fitment committee starts fixing rates for various goods and services. This is being done to minimise price rise once the new indirect tax regime is rolled out, officials said. They said the department will work on an ‘exempted list for both […]

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BJP takes charge in Goa, Congress infighting intensifies

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BJP takes charge in Goa, Congress infighting intensifies

PANAJI; Ending the political crisis in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar won the trust vote on the floor of Legislative Assembly on Thursday, with 22 legislators voting for him in the 40-member Assembly. Congress MLA and senior state leader Vishwajit Rane defied the party whip, and abstained from voting. He later resigned from the membership […]

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