Delhi’s education revolution made infra of schools world-class: Sisodia

Delhi’s “education revolution” has made the physical infrastructure of the schools world-class and empowered students with a strong growth mindset, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday. Sisodia, who is also the city’s education minister, visited Sarvodaya Co-Ed School, I P Extension, on Friday and interacted with students there. “This … Read more

Natural gas prices hiked 40% to record levels; CNG, PNG to cost more

The government raised the prices of natural gas by 40 per cent to record levels on Friday. The decision, taken at the government’s biannual exercise for fixing the rates for the next six months, will take effect from October 1. This would lead to a steep increase in higher rates for Compressed … Read more

Kharif procurement to begin from Oct 1, Khattar holds high-level meeting

As procurement of various Kharif crops including paddy will begin in Haryana from October 1, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday evening chaired a high-level meeting. In the meeting, the Chief Minister was apprised by the officials that for this season government aims to procure around 55 lakh metric tonne of … Read more

RBI’s rate hike to increase EMIs; equity, forex markets give thumbs up

The Reserve Bank’s decision on Friday to raise the key interest rate by half a percentage point will increase the EMIs for home, auto and other loans, though the hawkish move was cheered by both equity and forex markets, with the benchmark BSE Sensex rising more than 1,000 points and the rupee appreciating by … Read more

SGPC urges CJI to form constitutional bench on Haryana gurdwara act

The SGPC on Friday appealed to the Chief Justice of India to form a five-member constitutional bench to review the judgment upholding the validity of an Act for the management of gurdwaras in Haryana. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) also urged the Centre to file a review petition. The Supreme … Read more

Delhi govt earns Rs 768 crore revenue in one month under old excise policy

The Delhi government earned a revenue of Rs 768 crore in one month under the old excise policy regime implemented from September 1, officials said on Friday. The government had reverted back to old excise regime from September 1, withdrawing its new policy (2021-22) implemented from November 17, 2021. The Excise … Read more

Rajasthan govt organising ‘Invest Rajasthan Summit’ on Oct 7-8: Report

The Rajasthan government will organise two-day the ‘Invest Rajasthan Summit’ from October 7 at the JECC here, an official statement said on Friday. Numerous national and international industrialists will be attending the summit. The theme of the summit Committed Delivered has gained wide acceptance in public. As many as 4,192 MoUs/LOIs … Read more

RBI raises repo rate by 50 bps to 3-year high; FY23 GDP forecast cut to 7%

The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday decided to increase the policy repo rate by 50 basis points (bps) to 5.9 per cent — which is largely on expected lines — as inflation continues to stay above 6 per cent, the upper level of its tolerance … Read more

Tamil Nadu registers 522 new Covid-19 infections, no death in last 24 hours

Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 522 new COVID-19 infections pushing the caseload to 35,83,104, the health department said. The death toll remained unchanged at 38,046 as there were no fresh fatalities. Chennai witnessed a marginal rise with 104 cases as compared to 98 on Thursday, Chengalpet added 50, Coimbatore 38 while … Read more