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Opinion  /  Published 04.08.20

Dream big: Economics in hard times

It is not a great time to think of economics. The Covid-19 crisis has no precedent in our lifetime. The last pandemic was the influenza epidemic in 1918; the British rulers handled it so incompetently...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Business  /  Published 25.11.19

NTPC profit boost

The profits of state-owned thermal power producer NTPC is expected to go up by Rs 300-400 crore after the acquisition of hydropower majors Neepco and THDCIL, analysts said.NTPC is expected to acquire ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 31.07.19

Cabinet nod to chit fund bill

The cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill that seeks to reduce the compliance burden of the registered chit funds industry and protect the interest of subscribers.The cabinet gave approval for the intr...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 13.12.18

ETF push for selloff

The government plans to come out with another round of Bharat 22 ETF next month, which along with the acquisition of Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) by Power Finance Corporation (PFC), will he...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 02.06.20

Funds prop for stressed MSMEs

The Union cabinet on Monday approved a plan to support stressed MSMEs and a fund of funds for the sector, while it raised the turnover threshold for a category of players. Stressed MSMEs will get Rs 2...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 24.07.19

Sugar buffer raised to clear cane arrears

The government has decided to build a buffer stock of 4 million tonnes of sugar to cut a surplus of the sweetener and clear pending sugarcane arrears of more than Rs 15,000 crore.The government will s...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 25.03.20

Funds prop for rural banks

The government on Wednesday approved a Rs 670 crore recapitalisation plan for regional rural banks (RRBs) for the next financial year to help them meet their regulatory capital requirements. The Cabin...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 14.02.19

Jute support price up

The minimum support price (MSP) for raw jute has been hiked by Rs 250 per quintal to Rs 3,950 per quintal for the 2019-20 crop season.The decision to increase the MSP for fair average quality (FAQ) of...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 07.03.19

Soft loan for ethanol

The government on Thursday announced an additional soft loan of Rs 12,900 crore for sugar mills to create ethanol capacity under a recently launched scheme. In addition, the government said a separate...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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