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Inform and inspire 24.8.2019
Popular talk show host Oprah Winfrey once said, "You must feed your mind with reading material, thoughts and ideas that open you to new possibilities". Kochi-based Dr Bindu S. Nair, who has been working towards women empowerment for over a decade, also believes in the power of letters. Although women have come a long way in reducing gender disparity fighting many odds, she feels, the economic and the information gap is still wide, especially the latter one. This realisation encouraged her to start "Beyond Pink", an app that provides both general and women-centric news snippets for women, in 2017. "Information is the base of growth. Of course, women get news from different sources, primarily social media. But, such feeds mostly revolve around the receiver"s interests. Generic news is not consumed much. It is important for women to read political and business news stories.  That is what we try to achieve through Beyond Pink," says Bindu, founder of Beyond ...
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Northeast Briefcase 24.8.2019 The Shillong Times
WB police arrests four from NE for drug possession Kolkata: Two persons each from Nagaland and Manipur were detained by Kolkata Police on Friday, after huge quantity of banned drugs were seized from their possession in the city’s Maidan area. Acting on a tip-off, Kolkata Police intercepted a vehicle carrying them near Syed Baba Mazar […]
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Home, vehicle, other retail loans to become cheaper: FM 23.8.2019
New Delhi: The government on Friday announced a slew of measures to ensure that loans for home, vehicles and consumption goods become cheaper and widely available through banking and non-banking finance companies. Addressing the media here, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said that banks will pass on RBI rate cut benefits to borrowers through MCLR reduction. She said that banks will launch repo rate and external benchmark-linked loan products that will lead to reduced easy monthly installments for housing, vehicle and other retail loans. The minister also announced additional liquidity support of Rs 20,000 crore to housing finance companies (HFCs) by the National Housing Bank (NHB), thereby increasing the total support to Rs 30,000 crore. The government announced partial credit scheme for purchase of pooled assets of non-banking finance companies and HFCs up to Rs 1 lakh crore to be monitored at highest level in each bank. Prepayment notices issued to NBFCs will be monitored by banks. The ...
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Reform process continues, haven't lost momentum: FM on slowing economy 23.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Finance Minister proposed the government's plan on bringing tax reform to end harassment of taxpayers.
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Finance Minister urges CCI to look at global developments impacting India 23.8.2019 DNA
Sitharaman said the CCI must keep itself abreast with new developments in global trade and ensure that domestic companies do not face abuse of dominance from global companies.
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Sitharaman announces withdrawal of surcharge on capital gains on FPIs 23.8.2019 DNA
The surcharge levied in the union budget on short-term and long-term capital gains of foreign portfolio investors (FPI) and the one on equity in the case of domestic investors have been abolished, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Friday restoring the pre-budget position.
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CCI should safeguard Indian enterprises from abuse by overseas entities: Sitharaman 23.8.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi,  Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here on Friday that Competition Commission of India should ensure Indian enterprises are safeguarded from abuse by entities operating from other jurisdictions.  Speaking at the 10th anniversary celebrations of the CCI, Ms Sitharaman said the CCI must keenly observe market developments around the globe as borders no […]
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Gold rises for fourth consecutive day, touches fresh high of Rs 38,995 23.8.2019
New Delhi: Continuing its record-setting trend for the fourth consecutive day, gold prices rose Rs 25 on Friday to reach a record high of Rs 38,995 per 10 gram in the national capital amid a weaker rupee, according to the All India Sarafa Association. Gold prices have been hitting a fresh high every day since Tuesday. Meanwhile, silver held steady at the previous level of Rs 45,100 per kg. Even as the precious metal lost steam overseas, persistent buying from jewellers mainly led to the rise in gold prices, traders said. Besides, a weaker rupee also led to the increase in price of the precious metal. The rupee declined below the 72 mark against the US currency in the opening session on Friday. It fell by 22 paise to trade at a nine-month low of 72.03 against the US dollar in early session. In New York, spot gold was trading lower at USD 1,496.30 an ounce, while silver was almost flat at USD 17.11 an ounce. "Globally, gold traded weak with international spot gold prices falling below USD 1,500 on ...
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Good news for SBI customers with more than Rs 1 lakh in account 23.8.2019 DNA
Here is all the details.
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Take our advice and remonetise economy: Rahul's tips to Modi 23.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
He also said the Congress had been cautioning about the state of the economy for long.
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Sensex, Nifty rebound on hopes of FPI tax rollback 23.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Sensex closed higher by 228.23 pts or 0.63 per cent at 36,701.16, hours ahead of a presser by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
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Rupee opens higher by 11 paise against USD 23.8.2019 Central Chronicle
Mumbai,  The Rupee on Friday rose by 11 paise to 71.70 in early trade on fresh selling of US Dollars by bankers and exporters, dealers at the Forex Market said. Sliding by 25 paise on Thursday, the local increased by 11 paise to 71.70 because of weak Dollar against other world currencies along with rebounding […]
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Sensex improves by 81 points 23.8.2019 Central Chronicle
Mumbai,  The BSE Sensex on Friday rose by 81 points to 36,553.93 in opening trade as fresh buying was witnessed in Materials, Energy, Consumer Durable, Telecom and Auto stocks. The Nifty of National Stock Exchange (NSE) too surged by 29.50 points to 10,771.25. The Sensex registered day high and low at 36,624.74  and 36,102.35 points […]
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'Chinese companies are a security threat': RSS-linked group to PM Modi 23.8.2019
New Delhi: According to an economic policy group linked with the RSS and the ruling BJP, Indians should stop buying from Chinese companies and the government should reconsider trade concessions to its biggest neighbour after China allied with Pakistan on Kashmir, reported Bloomberg. Ashwani Mahajan, co-convener of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), who is closely linked to BJP"s ideological parent, the RSS, said in an interview on Thursday that, "Companies like technology giant Huawei Technologies Co. should be barred from accessing the Indian market in the future and Chinese companies should be banned from state tenders. "Not just in Kashmir, we believe that Chinese companies are a security threat to India especially in telecom," Mahajan said on a telephonic conversation to Bloomberg. "Not just in consumer goods, they're a threat in telecom because their companies have massive support from the state, are allowed to vastly underbid Indian companies and win tenders for ...
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Aamir Khan's daughter Ira to make directorial debut soon 23.8.2019
Mumbai: Actor Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan is soon to step in the shoes of a director. Ira will make her directorial debut with a theatre play titled 'Euripides Medea' which will be shown only in some selected cities in India. The team will soon start rehearsing for the upcoming play, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared on Twitter. Ira was recently in the news when she uploaded a picture of her with boyfriend Mishaal Kirpalani. Her caption, 'Everything will be okay" on the picture was interpreted as a cryptic message which hit headlines on Thursday. Meanwhile, Aamir on the work front was last seen in 'Thugs of Hindostan' alongside megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif. He will next be seen in 'Laal Singh Chaddha' which is an adaptation of the 1994 Hollywood classic 'Forrest Gump'. Along with Aamir, the upcoming feature also stars Kareena Kapoor. The script written by Atul Kulkarni is being directed by Advait Chandan. Viacom18 ...
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Stocks recover from early sharp losses; Yes Bank, IT shares lead rebound 23.8.2019
Mumbai: Market benchmark BSE Sensex pared early sharp losses on the back of a rebound in oil, IT and banking stocks amid reports that the government may roll back the surcharge on foreign portfolio investors. The 30-share index was trading higher by 20.06 points or 0.05 per cent at 36,492.99 points in the afternoon session as 20 of its constituents gained. The broader NSE Nifty rose by 34.55 points or 0.32 per cent to 10,775.90 with 36 of its scrips trading in the green. Stocks had dived in the opening session with the benchmark indices declining up to 1 per cent due to fading hopes of any stimulus package by the government to boost the sagging growth. Media reports suggesting that the government may roll back the tax surcharge on foreign portfolio investors helped revive the equities. A rebound in Reliance Industries, SBI, Yes bank and IT stocks also aided the recovery. IT stocks TCS, Infosys and Tech Mahindra rose up to 1.28 per cent after the rupee declined to eight-month lows. Among major gainers, ...
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India Inc grows impatient as economy dips and Modi is distracted 23.8.2019
Mumbai: When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was re-elected in May with a sweeping majority, Indian stock markets jumped to all-time highs as investors anticipated big bang pro-business reforms to revive a flagging economy. But sentiment is souring in the country"s boardrooms after a much-anticipated budget in July failed to provide any stimulus, and instead hiked taxes on the ultra-rich and on foreign portfolio investors. Several businessmen say Modi"s government needs to take swift action on the economy, but instead it seems preoccupied with the situation in Kashmir, which is under a lockdown after authorities curtailed the autonomy of the restive region. "The speed of decision-making is very good for example in Kashmir, but the speed of decision-making on business matters is not good," said Adi Godrej, chairman of the Godrej Group, which sells everything from electronics to chemicals. "India Inc is worried that the slowdown may deepen further. We need action," Godrej ...
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India's fiscal scene has never been better in 300 years: Narayana Murthy 23.8.2019
Gorakhpur: Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy on Thursday said India has for the first time in 300 years an economic environment that breeds confidence and optimism that its poverty can be eliminated. "For the first time in 300 years, we have an economic environment that engenders confidence that we can indeed overcome our poverty and create a better future for every Indian," said Murthy, addressing the fourth convocation function of the Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology (MMMUT) here at Gorakhpur. "If we try hard, we can wipe the tears off the eyes of the poorest of the poor child, as Mahatma Gandhi wanted," said Murthy, addressing the gathering that comprised Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath besides MMMUT Vice Chancellor Sri Niwas Singh, dozens of university professors and hundreds of students. "It is easy to drape ourselves in our national flag and shout 'Mera Bharat Mahaan' and 'Jai Ho', but it is ...
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Chidambaram Held 23.8.2019 Central Chronicle
The former Union Home and Finance Minister Mr.P.Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI on the night of August 21, 2019 from his Jor Bagh residence in Delhi in a very dramatic situation. He was brought to CBI headquarters in custody and after some questioning he was arrested.  The Charge against him that he misused his […]
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Economy in ICU, govt issuing 'look out notice' for those defending civil liberties: Kibal Sibal 23.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
This comes a day after Sibal had expressed his discontent over Chidambaram's arrest and termed it 'drama' and 'political persecution'.
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