New IT guidelines take social media giants to task

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NEW DELHI : As India gears up for general elections, owners of global social media platforms are in a huddle over how to curb the spread of misinformation and fake news in a country where deep mobile penetration has made Facebook, its messaging service WhatsApp and Twitter available at the fingertips of millions. Despite efforts that began with sincerity More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Shaktikanta Das appointed as new RBI Governor

NEW DELHI : Ending speculations, government appointed former Economic Affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. Mr Das, who retired as Economic Affairs Secretary in May More...

By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Friday, December 7th, 2018

ISB’s Krishnamurthy Subramanian is new chief economic adviser

NEW DELHI : The government on Friday appointed Krishnamurthy Subramanian, associate professor and executive director (centre for analytical finance) of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, as the new chief economic More...

By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Monday, December 3rd, 2018

A N Jha is new Finance Secy

NEW DELHI : A N Jha, Secretary, Expenditure, has been appointed as new Finance Secretary, a government order said Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has cleared Jha’s More...

By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Monday, September 17th, 2018

Government to merge Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank

NEW DELHI : The central government has announced the proposal to merge three public sector lenders – Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank. The combined lending entity will be India’s third largest More...

By On Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Petrol Price Above Rs. 80, Diesel Costliest in Delhi

 NEW DELHI : Petrol and diesel rates were further hiked across the four metro cities on Saturday after recording the steepest ever rise on Friday. This means that fuel prices hit further record highs on Saturday. Petrol More...

By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Friday, September 7th, 2018

Petrol, diesel touch to new record high new highs

NEW DELHI : Petrol and diesel prices reached a new record level on Friday after oil marketing companies (OMCs) hiked fuel rates by around 50 paise per litre — the steepest increase in rates since daily price More...

By On Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

FM Arun Jaitley Blames “Global Reasons”For Plunging Rupee

NEW DELHI : Finance Minister  Arun Jaitley today said the unprecedented fall of the rupee against the dollar was not confined to India and the reason for it was “global”. There was no need for “panic More...

By On Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Rupee breaches 71.50 versus the dollar

NEW DELHI : The rupee weakened for the fifth consecutive session as it breached the 71.50 a dollar mark on Tuesday on concerns over worsening macroeconomic parameters amid rise in oil prices. After closing 71.21 More...

By On Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Rupee hits yet another low, Sensex drops over 330

MUMBAI : Rise in global oil prices and contagion risks from emerging markets pushed the rupee to a fresh all time low that ended 71.21 against the dollar, as compared to the previous close of 70.00 on Friday. The More...