Business  /  Published 11.09.20

Annuity rate shield

The widening gap between returns in the accumulation phase and the return on annuities offered to National Pension System (NPS) subscribers on retirement has prompted the Pension Fund Regulatory and D...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.08.20

Life imprisonment for killing partner

Udayan Das, who had murdered his live-in partner Akansha Sharma and buried the body in a marble-top tomb at his house in Bhopal three years ago, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a first track cou...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Bankura

Business  /  Published 24.08.20

Axis Bank prunes Max Life stake purchase

Axis Bank on Monday said it will acquire a 17 per cent stake in Max Life Insurance instead of the 29 per cent proposed earlier, according to a revised deal. At present, Axis Bank holds about a 1 per ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 22.08.20

Insurers push for guaranteed return plans

Life insurers are vying for a share of the rising investments in fixed deposits by pitching their guaranteed savings products. Despite a decline in the repo rate by 115 basis points since February, a...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 05.08.20

Relief for life insurers

Life insurance companies have got conditional relief from the insurance industry regulator IRDAI on the issuance of physical policy documents for policies sold in 2020-21. The regulator on Tuesday sa...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 25.07.20

LIC: Global firms race to be adviser

Eleven global firms have offered to act as ”transaction advisers” to the government for the initial public offer of Life Insurance Corporation. The 11 entities are Axis Capital, Citigroup...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 17.07.20

An enigma on screen and a hero off screen

For much of the Sixties, Rajendra Kumar strode the Hindi film world like a colossus. Therefore, it is surprising that not much has been written about the man whose film career lasted close to 45 years...
By Devdan Mitra in

Business  /  Published 13.07.20

Life insurance industry posts 18.64% dip in premium

The life insurance industry, comprising 23 private sector insurers and LIC of India, has posted an 18.64 per cent decline in first-year premium for the period ended June 30, 2020. A combination of fa...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 08.11.18

Duo given life term for Delhi murder

Delhi High Court has awarded life imprisonment to two persons for abducting a youth for ransom and strangulating him to death 15 years ago.A bench of Justices S, Muralidhar and Vinod Goel upheld the v...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.09.19

How a group shapes food policy

When the Indian government bowed to powerful food companies last year and postponed its decision to put red warning labels on unhealthy packaged food, officials also sought to placate critics of the d...
By Andrew Jacobs/ New York Times News Service in


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