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Government To Infuse 10,086 Crore Rupees Into Bank Of India

The Central government has decided to infuse Rs. 10,086 crore into Bank of India. The bank informed the BSE in a regulatory filing on Saturday that the capital infusion in its equity will be done by way of preferential allotment. According to the filing, the bank’s board will consider “by way of circular resolution on or after January 2, 2019 ... Read More »

Video that India Today wrongly linked to Pakistan forced conversions in 2016 is viral again

A n India Today broadcast from 2016 with the narrative “Hindu women abducted, converted to Islam and sold for 50k rupees in Pakistan by cops” has been widely shared on social media in the past few days. The video starts with a clip of a policeman slapping a burkha-clad woman and goes on to say that women and children from ... Read More »

Bank of India posts ₹1,156 crore loss in Q2 on surging NPAs

Bank of India (BoI) on Monday reported losses of ₹1,156.25 crore for the September quarter as bad loans continued to mount and provisions soared. The bank was expecting to recover ₹1,800 crore from the NCLT (National Company Law Tribunal) accounts this quarter, but the resolution process was delayed. The bank had reported profit of ₹179.07 crore in the year-ago period. ... Read More »

Now, learn on WhatsApp how to run a small business in India

As part of the partnership, WhatsApp and CII will work on enhancing business communication via CII’s SME Technology Facilitation Centre for SMEs, and also develop informative content, both in digital and physical formats, to distribute among entrepreneurs. WhatsApp and CII will conduct on-ground training across India for SMEs to explain the features and best practices on its messaging platform. (Reuters) ... Read More »

Saudi-backed bank to grant loan to Pakistan: India must realise limits of weaning Riyadh away from Islamabad

The Saudi Arabia-backed Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is expected to grant Pakistan a loan of around $4 billion to repair the country’s acute balance of payments problem. This much-needed financial assistance will enhance Riyadh’s influence when Imran Khan takes over as prime minister of nuclear-armed Pakistan. Pakistan has also returned the favour by supporting Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic fight ... Read More »

Home Ministry flags Chinese bank eyeing second branch in India

ICBC and Bank of China had applied for a branch licence with the RBI last year. (Photo: Reuters) At a time when the Centre has cleared the decks for the maiden Bank of China branch in India, the Ministry of Home Affairs is learnt to have raised objections to a proposal by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) ... Read More »

Rupee dives, market cautious! How a hike in US Fed rates today can impact India

The Federal Reserve’s policy meeting is scheduled today, in which the United States’ central bank is expected to increase interest rates by 25 basis points The Federal Reserve’s policy meeting is scheduled today, in which the United States’ central bank is expected to increase interest rates by 25 basis points. Ahead of the meeting yesterday, anticipating higher rates, not only ... Read More »

India Post Payments Bank pan-India rollout from May

India Post Payments Bank plans to roll out its branches across India from May 2018 with an investment of about Rs 1,450 crore, Postal secretary Ananta Narayan Nanda said on Monday. “By April, all our systems will be ready. We will start rolling out all India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) branches between May and September,” Nanda told PTI. He said ... Read More »

India will need at least $125 billion to fund renewables dream: Govt official

India will need at least $125 billion to fund its ambitious plan to increase the share of renewable power supply in the country’s grid by 2022, a top government official told Reuters, underlining the immense financing challenge ahead. The nation is one of the world’s most important growth markets for renewable energy. Millions of Indians are not yet linked up ... Read More »

Probing windshield cracks on Air India Dreamliners, says Boeing

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing is examining the issue of windshield cracks on its 787 Dreamliners after Air India witnessed three such incidents in the recent past. Earlier this month, a Delhi-Kolkata plane was forced to return to the Indira Gandhi International airport here following a crack in the cockpit window. A similar issue was reported each in December and August. “Air ... Read More »