An agricultural labourer harvests wheat crop at a farm during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, on the outskirts of Noida, UP. Photo: PTI

Labour issues: Punjab to promote maize cultivation in coming Kharif season

The possibility of a prolonged foreclosure affecting the fluidity of labor movements, the government of Punjab has decided to encourage farmers in the state to … Read more

Junaid Ahmed

India could use 3-5% of GDP stabilising economy: World Bank economists

The World Bank recently released a report on South Asia in which it reduced India’s economic growth projections to 1.5-2.8% from 6.1% for the current … Read more

loan, banks, savings, investment

RBI moratorium: 10% provisioning may shave Rs 35,000 cr off bank profits

The Reserve Bank of India directive requiring banks to make 10% provisions on all default loans will reduce their profitability by at least 35,000 crore … Read more

Ashok Leyland MD, Vipin Sodhi

Economic stimulus package critical to kick-start activity: Ashok Leyland MD

At a time when utility vehicle (CV) sales were already under pressure due to the economic downturn, GST, axle load standards among other factors, Covid-19 … Read more


States start imposing price caps on Covid-19 tests done by private labs

After negotiating with private laboratories, Karnataka set the price of the Covid-19 tests at Rs 2,250 for samples sent by the government. Industry believes it … Read more

Edible Oil

Branded edible oil reaches only a few retailers, prices up as stocks fall

Even though the production of packaged cooking oil continues uninterrupted, edible oil players are struggling to reach consumers at the retail level. From the insufficient … Read more