RBI trains 11000 bank officers on MSME credit

Mumbai: While a debate is going on whether the RBI should do more to ease credit to MSMEs, officials said the central bank has provided special training to nearly 11,000 officers at various commercial banks on lending to micro, small and medium enterprises. This training has been provided to officers working at nearly 3,000 bank […]

Gold prices recover on global cues, wedding demand

New Delhi: Taking positive leads from the global market and wedding season buying by local jewellers and retailers, gold prices recovered by Rs 80 during the week in the bullion market. Silver, too, staged a comeback and ended Rs 150 higher at Rs 38,000 per kg. Bullion traders said sentiment turned upbeat on firm global […]

Over 14 lakh ghost Anganwadi beneficiaries found in UP

NEW DELHI: More than 14 lakh ghost beneficiaries under the Anganwadi scheme have been found in Uttar Pradesh, the Ministry of Women and Child Development said on Sunday. There are around 1,88,259 anganwadi centres in the state and according to the ministry, more than 18 lakh children are enrolled under the scheme. “The information was […]

BCCI skips ACC meeting in Lahore, BCB’s Nazmul Hassan is new President

KARACHI: The BCCI didn’t send its representative at the Annual General Meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) held in Lahore on Saturday due to “security concerns” and existing political tension between neighbouring nations. Although the BCCI skipped the meeting, the head of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Nazmul Hassan took over as president of […]

Thai officials recover boat that sank, killing 47 Chinese

Thai officials recover boat that sank, killing 47 Chinese

BANGKOK: Officials have recovered a boat that sank in rough weather off Thailand’s southern resort island of Phuket in July, killing 47 Chinese tourists. Two tour boats sank off Phuket on July 5. Tourists from one boat were rescued, while the sinking of the double-decker Phoenix left 47 Chinese tourists dead. The accident was one […]

Kerala introduces new open online learning programme ‘KOOL’

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has rolled out– KOOL, its Online Open Learning training platform. The platform can be used to train teachers, students and the general public. To start with, teachers would be trained and the first batch will commence next month. Registration for the training began Sunday. With the […]

Panchayat election phase I: Kashmir records 64.5 pc polling

Panchayat election phase I: Kashmir records 64.5 pc polling

Jammu: Over 64 per cent of electorate voted Saturday in the first phase of Panchayat elections in Kashmir while an impressive turnout of 79.5 per cent was recorded in Jammu region, officials said. The turnout in rural areas was significantly higher in Kashmir Valley unlike during the recent urban local bodies elections where barely four […]