Aadhaar now a must for poor women to get free LPG connection

Aadhaar now a must for poor women to get free LPG connection The government has made having an Aadhaar card must for poor women to avail of free cooking gas (LPG) connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. While the government in October last year had made the unique identification number mandatory for…

December quarter GDP growth surprising, says Fitch

December quarter GDP growth surprising, says Fitch The US-based Fitch Ratings today appeared to pick holes in the government’s 7 per cent growth estimate for the December quarter despite the cash crackdown, saying official data suggesting strong private consumption are at odds with real services activity. The…

Sensex rises; state election results in focus

Sensex rises; state election results in focus Indian shares rose on Monday, with the NSE index moving close to breaching a key psychological level of 9,000, on hopes the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would win the ongoing elections in Uttar Pradesh. The elections are the world’s largest this year and will…

FDI policy easing in select sectors in the works

FDI policy easing in select sectors in the works The government is expected to soon announce relaxations in the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy in certain sectors, including single brand retail. The further liberalisation in the FDI policy is aimed at providing better business environment by removing…

Tiruchy: Bhel units linked online to monitor performance

Tiruchy: Bhel units linked online to monitor performance R Rajamanohar, executive director, Bhel Tiruchirappalli, power plant piping unit, Thirumayam and piping centre, Chennai, said that as a pilot scheme, two power stations have already been linked to all units of Bhel through an online monitoring system to assess…

Sensex back in green, rises 51 points ahead of GDP data

Sensex back in green, rises 51 points ahead of GDP data The BSE Sensex recovered about 51 points and the NSE Nifty scaled the 8,900-mark in early trade today as investors took to buying ahead of GDP data scheduled to be released later in the day amid firm global cues. The 30-share index was trading higher by 50.53…