Intensifying its crackdown on shell companies and their operators, the government has made public names of over 55,000 directors linked to such firms to ensure they do not get associated with similar roles again.
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that fuel prices may come down by Diwali, which falls next month. He said the prices of refinery oil went up because the production of oil dropped by 13% in the US due to floods.
Decks have been cleared for the ambitious Chardham highway project for all-weather connectivity to four holy towns of Uttarakhand. The four pilgrimage towns to be connected by the 900 km- long highway are Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri.
Rebel Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela here on Tuesday announced the formation of a third front — Jan Vikalp — in Gujarat.
A farmer from Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura, who had taken a crop loan of ₹1.5 lakh from Punjab National Bank about six years ago, has received a waiver of 1 paisa from the state government. The Mathura administration blamed the error on a “technical glitch”, saying the farmer would get the benefit of the waiver in the next phase.
Tata Group plans to venture into online grocery business under the Starquik brand. A pilot venture will be reportedly rolled out within the next two months as an online channel for Trent Hypermarket, a joint venture between Tata and UK’s Tesco.
The medical technology industry also seeks phased implementation of the ‘Make in India’ initiative in the sector, saying it should focus on devices that have the potential to be made locally in the short run
Jaitley unveils Google’s payments app, says digital transactions will rise again. Arun Jaitley expressed confidence that cashless transactions will pick up momentum as he launched Google’s digital payments app, Tez
Adding that studies from the past three decades indicate that meat is bad for the human body, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said, “First you eat meat, then meat eats you.” Stating that every part of the human body is vegetarian, she explained that the body becomes vulnerable to diseases when alien substances like meat are put into it.
Narendra Modi will analyse the economic situation with Arun Jaitley and secretaries of the finance ministry and explore options to stimulate the economy