More civilians, security forces injured in 2016 than in 2010
With Air India’s sell-off looking imminent, the carrier’s top boss Ashwani Lohani has assuaged its 20,000 staff that their “genuine and valid” interests would be protected during disinvestment.
Since most of the stocks are lying almost in open without proper protection from rain, onions have started rotting. According to a back-of-the-envelope calculation, the loss could be about Rs 500 crore.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have put 900 finished and semi-finished products on the watch list for monitoring demand trend after goods and services tax (GST) kicked in this month.
Reaching out to parties across the political divide, NDA vice presidential candidate M Venkaiah Naidu today said he no longer belonged to the BJP and would strengthen democratic institutions if elected.
Textiles Minister Smriti Irani was today given the additional charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry after M Venkaiah Naidu resigned from the Cabinet to contest the vice-presidential poll.
The steel ministry has expressed concerns that cost of steel manufacturing will increase as electricity, being one of the major inputs, has been kept out of the Goods and Service Tax.
Encouraging startups, he said those who fail should be able to exit quickly as India has brought in a bankruptcy law.