SIDBI awards performers in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), the apex financial institution engaged in the promotion, financing and development of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs), acknowledged the achievements of MSEs and recognized the efforts of lenders who have taken illustrative steps for easing access to finance in this sector. Continue Reading

‘Iran not disappointed with India for not importing oil from Tehran’

India has a strong political and cultural relationship with Iran where it operates a strategic port, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said, rejecting reports that Tehran is disappointed at New Delhi for not buying oil from the oil-rich nation in view of the tough US sanctions. Continue Reading

Venkaiah, Modi pay tribute to Deen Dayal Upadhyay

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to Bharatiya Jana Sangh co-founder Deen Dayal Upadhyay on his 103rd birth anniversary and recalled his efforts to uplift the weaker sections of the society.
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Rich will benefit, poor left to fend for themselves: Kapil Sibal on tax cut

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal today attacked the government over its move to cut corporate tax, alleging that the rich will benefit while the poor left to fend for themselves.
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Chinese officials inspect Mamallapuram ahead of Modi-Xi Jinping summit

A delegation of Chinese officials on Friday inspected world heritage site monuments here, including the famous shore temple ahead of the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping, slated to be held here next month. Continue Reading

Govt investing LIC money in loss-making firms: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today alleged that the Modi government was “shattering” people’s trust in LIC by investing the state-run insurance firm’s money in loss-making companies. Continue Reading

Government issues ordinance to ban e-cigarettes

The government today issued an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes, making the production, import, export, transport, sale or advertisements of such ”alternative” smoking devices a cognizable offence attracting jail term and fine. Continue Reading

Company Secretaries drive corporate culture of country: Minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rightly said, ‘Company Secretaries drive the corporate culture of the country,’ informed Minister of State for Human Resource Development Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre. Continue Reading

Supreme Court expresses serious concern on manual scavenging

Expressing serious concern over people dying during manual scavenging and sewage cleaning in India, the Supreme Court today said nowhere in the world people are sent to “gas chambers to die”. Continue Reading