RBI expects positive growth in second half of 2020-21

RBI expects positive growth in second half of 2020-21

Mumbai:  Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said it expects the economy to record positive growth in the second half of the current financial year. The economy contracted by 23.9 per cent in the first quarter and 7.5 per cent in the second quarter on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The second half is […]

COVID-19 caseload in India rises to 95.71 lakh

COVID-19 caseload in India rises to 95.71 lakh

New Delhi:  India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 95.71 lakh, while the total number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 90 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 94.20 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 95,71,559 with 36,595 new infections being […]

Grenade found in Rajouri

Grenade found in Rajouri

Jammu: A live hand grenade was found in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Thursday, officials said. Senior Superintendent of Police,Rajouri, Chandan Kohli said that based on a specific tip off, a team headed by Station House Officer (SHO), Rajouri, Sameer Jillani found the grenade kept alongside a road between Gujjar Mandi and Kheora stretch. […]

Nearly 100 world leaders to speak at UN session on Covid

Nearly 100 world leaders to speak at UN session on Covid

United Nations: Nearly 100 world leaders and several dozen ministers are slated to speak at the U.N. General Assembly’s special session starting Thursday on the response to COVID-19 and the best path to recovery from the pandemic which has claimed 1.5 million lives, shattered economies, and left tens of millions of people unemployed in countries […]

RBI temporarily bars HDFC Bank from issuing new credit cards, launching digital initiatives

RBI temporarily bars HDFC Bank from issuing new credit cards, launching digital initiatives

Mumbai: In an unprecedented move, the Reserve Bank has temporarily barred HDFC Bank from launching new digital banking initiatives and issuing new credit card after taking a serious view of service outages at the country’s largest private sector lender over the last two years. The Reserve Bank of India’s order came on Wednesday, less than […]

India urges Israel, Palestine to re-engage in direct talks to advance goal of two-state solution

India urges Israel, Palestine to re-engage in direct talks to advance goal of two-state solution

UNITED NATIONS: Welcoming the decision to resume coordination between the Palestinian Authority and Israel, India has urged the leadership of both sides to use the opportunity and re-engage in direct negotiations to advance the goal of a two-state solution. The two-state solution has for decades been the primary focus of efforts to achieve peace in […]

COVID-19 caseload breaches 95-lakh mark with 35,551 new infections

COVID-19 caseload breaches 95-lakh mark with 35,551 new infections

NEW DELHI: India’s COVID-19 caseload went past 95 lakh, while the total number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 89.73 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 94.11 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 95,34,964 with 35,551 new infections […]