Weather based insurance for crops: Dulloo reviews implementation

JAMMU: Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department (APD), Atal Dulloo, chaired a meeting to review implementation of Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) in Jammu and Kashmir here on Tuesday. The meeting focused on the response from various insurance companies to the tender document. During the meeting, discussion was held on several technical […]

Gautam Adani drops off list of world’s top 10 richest people

New Delhi: Gautam Adani has slipped out of the list of the world’s top 10 richest people and could soon be supplanted as Asia’s wealthiest person if shares in his conglomerate continue to slide. The tycoon has fallen from fourth place to 11th on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with a personal wealth wipeout of $34 […]

Inflation in India expected to come down to 5 pc in 2023, 4 pc in 2024: IMF

Washington: Inflation in India is expected to come down from 6.8 percent in the current fiscal year ending March 31 to 5 percent the next fiscal, and then drop further to 4 percent in 2024, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday. “Inflation in India as in other countries is expected to come down […]

‘Rupee may remain under depreciation pressure’

New Delhi: The Indian rupee may remain under depreciation pressure on account of plateauing of exports and subsequent widening of the current account deficit, said the Economic Survey 2022-23 tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. It said the “risks to the current account balance stem from multiple sources”. The country’s current account deficit (CAD) widened to […]

Fraud cannot be obfuscated by nationalism: Hindenburg on Adani ‘loot’

New Delhi: US short seller Hindenburg Research has rejected Adani Group’s charge that its report was an attack on India, saying a “fraud” cannot be obfuscated by nationalism or a bloated response that ignored response to key allegations. Commenting on the 413-page response Adani Group released late on Sunday evening in response to its report, […]

All-party meet ahead of Budget Session: Oppn raises Adani issue; YSR Cong calls for caste-based eco census

New Delhi: The government on Monday said it was willing to discuss every issue under rules during the Budget Session of Parliament and sought the support of the Opposition in running the proceedings smoothly. Briefing the media after an all-party meeting convened by the government ahead of the Budget Session beginning Tuesday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister […]

Govt asks companies to print mandatory declarations on outer pack

New Delhi: Retail commodity packages containing more than one pack, including gift and multi-piece packs, are required to mention all mandatory declarations including MRP, on the outer pack, according to the Consumer Affairs Ministry. In the latest directive, the ministry said, “It is observed that the mandatory information is not declared on a retail package […]

Seize unregistered fertilizers: Dir Agri to enforcement officers

SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohd Iqbal on Sunday inspected various pesticide and fertilizer dealers at Pulwama to monitor the sale of registered products. Various fertilizers were found without registration and onspot directions were given to concerned fertilizer inspector to seize 150 qtls of PROM and submit the compliance report to directorate without any delay. […]

‘Pathaan’ crosses Rs 400 crore mark in four days

Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s “Pathaan” continued its record-breaking spree at the box office as it collected Rs 429 crore gross worldwide in four days, said production banner Yash Raj Films (YRF) on Sunday. According to YRF, the high-octane spy thriller raised Rs 53.25 crore nett in India (Hindi, all dubbed versions), taking the domestic […]

Budget: FM may bring fiscal deficit target down to less than 6% of GDP

New Delhi: As Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman prepares to present the last full budget of the NDA government before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, she may try to focus on fiscal consolidation and bringing the fiscal deficit target down to less than 6 per cent of the GDP. On February 1, she may try […]

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