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Maharashtra's Omicron tally reaches 8 as seven more test positive

Seven persons from Pune district have tested positive for Omicron variant of coronavirus, a health official said on Sunday.

5 Dec 2021 7:20 pm
MeitY concludes Digital Payment Utsav with a challenge to bankers

Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw urges them to create a platform as powerful and seamless as UPI, think of more ways of providing quick and easy credit to MSMEs and people at the bottom of the pyramid

5 Dec 2021 5:35 pm
Over 30 million income tax returns for current fiscal year filed: FinMin

The finance ministry said over three crore income tax returns have been filed for the financial year 2020-21 so far and advised taxpayers who are yet to file their return to do so at the earliest.

5 Dec 2021 4:36 pm
Delhi's first omicron case in traveller from Tanzania, India's 5th: reports

The country reported a single-day rise of 2,796 deaths on Sunday after Bihar reconciled its Covid data. This pushed the overall death toll to 473,326

5 Dec 2021 3:51 pm
Tata Motors, Honda, Renault mulling price hike from next month

With input costs continuing to rise, automakers like Tata Motors, Honda and Renault are looking to increase vehicle prices from January next year to offset the impact. Already, car market leader Maruti Suzuki and luxury automakers Audi and Mercedes-Benz have announced to hike vehicle prices from next month. While Maruti said the price rise planned for January 2022 will vary for different models, Mercedes-Benz said its hike will be on select models by up to 2 per cent due to feature enhancement a

5 Dec 2021 1:01 pm
11 civilians gunned down by security forces in Nagaland's Mon district

At least 11 civilians have been gunned down by security forces in Nagaland's Mon district, police said on Sunday, adding that it is investigating whether the incident was a case of mistaken identity.

5 Dec 2021 10:58 am
M-cap of seven most valued firms rises over Rs 1.29 trn; TCS tops list

Reliance Industries Limited, ICICI Bank and Bharti Airtel were the three laggards from the top-10 list

5 Dec 2021 10:37 am
India logs 2,796 deaths as Bihar updates data, daily cases keep falling

India's total tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to 3,46,33,255, according to health ministry.

5 Dec 2021 10:33 am
Omicron variant could dent global economic growth, says IMF chief

Omicron has spread rapidly to at least 40 countries since it was first reported in South Africa last week, officials say, and many governments have tightened travel rules to try to keep it out

5 Dec 2021 6:41 am
Scientist who first sequenced Omicron variant worried by speed of change

Velocity of mutations adds to the puzzle of how transmissible the variant may be, says South Africa's Sikhulile Moyo.

5 Dec 2021 6:38 am
Covid: Maharashtra man tests positive for Omicron; India's fourth case

The 33-year-old man had travelled to Mumbai from South Africa via Dubai, Delhi

4 Dec 2021 7:48 pm
Omicron isn't fatal, but India should be prepared for third wave: Expert

AIIMS' Dr Vikas Bhatia said that if oxygen levels decline due to Omicron, then that would be a concern but he believes that due to the ongoing vaccination programme, it shouldn't be a problem

4 Dec 2021 6:54 pm
PM Modi announces projects worth over Rs 18k cr in poll-bound Uttarakhand

PM Modi laid the foundation stones of 11 projects worth Rs 15,728 crore and inaugurated seven projects worth Rs 2,573 crore

4 Dec 2021 2:36 pm
Cases should be taken to logical conclusion expeditiously: FM to DRI

Finance Minister said logical conclusion is important but speedier conclusion is what will keep the heat on people who are promoting these kinds of activities

4 Dec 2021 1:50 pm
Nov factory growth hits 10-month high, rising on strong demand

An easing of Covid-19 restrictions drove demand and boosted sales, indicating the economy was on the path to normalization.

1 Dec 2021 10:40 am
Watch BS Views of the week: Bridging the gap between two Indias, and countering China

From how to bring the two divergent versions of India closer together to what New Delhi needs to do to hold its own against Beijing in the future, heres what Business Standard columnists and editorials had to say this week

27 Nov 2021 11:02 am
Watch Sector allocations for a correction-proof portfolio

As benchmark indices declined four per cent over the past one month, Devang Mehta of Centrum Wealth and Varun Lohchab of HDFC Securities decode investment strategies to ride the on-going correction

26 Nov 2021 11:04 am
BlackRock, Canada Pension bought more Paytm stock after market debut

BlackRock Inc. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board were among so-called anchor investors in the IPO that bought more Paytm shares on Tuesday and Wednesday

25 Nov 2021 10:48 am
Paytm bounces back, gains 7% after a 37% fall in two trading sessions

The board of Paytm is scheduled to meet on Saturday, November 27, 2021 to consider financial results of the company for the quarter and half year ended on September 30, 2021.

23 Nov 2021 10:39 am
Paytm plunges 36% against issue price; Fino Payments Bank falls for 5th day

Paytm shares were down 12% to Rs 1,370 on the BSE in the intra-day trade

22 Nov 2021 10:53 am
Centre's decision to repeal farm laws 'regressive': SC panel's Anil Ghanwat

Supreme Court-appointed farm panel member Anil Ghanwat said Centre's decision to repeal the three farm laws were 'regressive'

19 Nov 2021 10:35 am
Centre brings ordinance to extend tenure of ED, CBI Directors up to 5 years

The Centre on Sunday moved an ordinance that extends the tenure of Enforcement Directorate (ED) director and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director to five years.

14 Nov 2021 4:40 pm
Global trends to guide markets in holiday-shortened week ahead: Analysts

Stock markets will focus on global trends for further direction in this holiday-shortened week as the earnings season is largely over, analysts said.

14 Nov 2021 10:47 am
BS BFSI INSIGHT SUMMIT Indian Banking: Past Imperfect, Present Tense but Future Bright

Watch Business Standard's BFSI Insight Summit as RBI Guv Shaktikanta Das talks about the Indian banking system, followed by a panel discussion

10 Nov 2021 5:04 pm
BS BFSI INSIGHT SUMMIT Who needs Mutual Funds?

Watch Business Standard's BFSI Insight Summit as the best minds of the industry engage in a stimulating conversation on mutual funds and markets

9 Nov 2021 5:02 pm
BS BFSI INSIGHT SUMMIT General Insurance: Insuring the Insurer

Watch Business Standard's BFSI Insight Summit as the best minds of the industry engage in a stimulating conversation on the state of life and general insurance

8 Nov 2021 5:04 pm
Opinion Where do the likes of Blackrock, CPPIB see value in India's biggest IPO

Paytm has signed up BlackRock and CPPIB together with the sovereign wealth funds of Singapore and Abu Dhabi as anchor investors for next week's Rs 18,300 crore ($2.46 billion) IPO

5 Nov 2021 9:57 am
Jack Ma, Trump and Xi: How the Chinese billionaire flew close to the sun

Ma's charitable foundation, which handles his media queries, did not respond to a request for comment.

5 Nov 2021 7:36 am
Logistics firm Delhivery files DRHP with Sebi for Rs 7,460 cr issue

Primary issue will be of Rs 5,000 crore, which the company will raise via public issue; OFS by existing investors will be Rs 2,460 crore

2 Nov 2021 2:30 pm
Five things to know about Barclays' new Chief Executive C S Venkatakrishnan

C S Venkatakrishnan, widely known as Venkat, was previously the head of Global Markets

2 Nov 2021 10:01 am
BS Views of the Week What should investors do, and making Gati Shakti work

From where Indian markets are headed to how the Gati Shakti National Master Plan can be made a success, here's what Business Standard columnists and editorials had to say this week

30 Oct 2021 10:07 pm
BS Views of the Week What govt needs to do on PLI scheme and vaccination

From how the government can make the best of the PLI scheme to what it needs to do next on the vaccination front to pull India out of the pandemic, here's what Business Standard columnists and editorials had to say this week

23 Oct 2021 10:04 pm
IRCTC m-cap surpasses Rs 1-trillion; stock zooms 293% in 6 months

At 09:32 am, IRCTC was trading 6.9 per cent higher at Rs 6,283.50, with a market-cap of Rs 100,612 crore

19 Oct 2021 9:47 am
Fuel prices hiked for third consecutive day; petrol crosses Rs 105 mark

Petrol and diesel prices continued to rise across the country for the third consecutive day on Saturday

16 Oct 2021 9:44 am
WATCH Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Gati Shakti Master Plan

As many as 500 multimodal hubs are expected be developed under Gati Shakti Mission at an extra investment of Rs 50,000 crore in the next five years, Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw tells ...

14 Oct 2021 10:04 pm
Invesco rejects Zee Ent's allegation of pushing Indian group's deal

ZEEL says Invesco had approached Punit Goenka, its managing director and chief executive officer, with a merger proposal.

13 Oct 2021 9:56 am
Kerala stares at rising power purchase cost, asks consumers to clear bills

The state buys most of its electricity from others; launches a campaign asking people to save electricity.

10 Oct 2021 9:46 am
Increase in Chinese troops across Ladakh matter of concern: Army chief

Naravane said India had made matching deployments in terms of troops and infrastructure in its areas along the LAC

2 Oct 2021 3:33 pm
Australia drugs regulator approves India-made AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid

China-made vaccine recognised as well as Australia starts to unwind some of the world's most intense pandemic border restrictions.

1 Oct 2021 9:47 am
IPOs slow down globally in third quarter after frenetic 2021 start

IPOs in the third quarter raised a total of about $94.6 billion, down 26.3% from the second quarter

30 Sep 2021 9:51 am
Cyclone Gulab to make landfall today, IMD issues alert for Andhra, Odisha

The orange alert has been issued for moderate or heavy thunderstorms and wind speed with 30-40 km per hour to reach some districts of Odisha within the next three hours

26 Sep 2021 9:42 am
Oyo to file for $1.2 bn IPO next week, sees recovery after Covid: report

Startup has endured months of layoffs, cost-cuts and losses during the coronavirus outbreak.

23 Sep 2021 9:47 am
Modi in US for Quad summit, Biden meeting | PM to meet 5 top US CEOS

Modi has a packed agenda over the next three days: Biden hosts him at the White House for their first bilateral meeting on September 24.

23 Sep 2021 5:34 am
HDFC Bank says it will double retail loans, sees 'robust demand'

Uncertainty is declining as businesses seek to bolster growth after Covid-19, says the bank's country head for retail assets.

21 Sep 2021 9:51 am
Sebi drops proceedings against RIL in 'incorrect disclosures' matter

Sebi decided not to impose any penalty for the alleged violations

21 Sep 2021 9:37 am
External review finds deeper rot in World Bank 'Doing Business' report

An 84-page review, written by senior academics and economists, was published on the bank's website on Monday, about three weeks after it was submitted to World Bank chief economist Carmen Reinhart.

21 Sep 2021 8:12 am
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa frontrunner for Punjab CM's post: Report

Randhawa is a minister in the outgoing cabinet of Amarinder Singh

19 Sep 2021 3:46 pm
5% GST on food delivery apps; fuel to stay out of ambit: Key decisions

Sitharaman said 5% GST will be levied at the point where the delivery is made by Swiggy and Zomato

17 Sep 2021 9:32 pm
IMF chief accused of influencing ease of business report in China's favour

Kristalina Georgieva denies she had applied pressure on staff of World Bank, when she worked there, to boost China's ranking in the report.

17 Sep 2021 9:50 am