Day in the Life of… Grace Sparks, business development manager, Skipton

Illustration by Simeon Elson My alarm goes off at… …7am when I start getting ready for my day, which first includes getting my children to school. Having a good work-life balance is really important to me and being a BDM gives me the flexibility to work around my family. I wanted to work in the … Read more

Govt to move benefits to apprentices’ accounts via Skill Development Corp

The government will directly transfer its contribution to the bank accounts of apprentices through the National Skill Development Corporation, an official statement said on Saturday. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship announced that the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) will be a part of Direct Beneficiary Transfer (DBT) … Read more

The Chorley hires Stuart Bryce as head of business development

Chorley Building Society has hired Stuart Bryce as head of business development. Bryce has worked in the mortgage industry for 35 years, most recently at BuildLoan, and also spent 20 years as a broker. Stuart takes over from Julie Goodwin, who is moving within the society to lead the products department.  Bryce says: “The Society … Read more

Center, states working for development of northeast, including Nagaland

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday said that the Center and States are together engaged in the holistic development of the Northeast including Nagaland. Tomar visited the Central Institute of Horticulture in Nagaland and inaugurated a farmer’s workshop and exhibition. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants that … Read more

Droupadi Murmu’s vision for India’s development is extraordinary: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised NDA’s Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu for her “understanding of the problems on the ground” and dubbed her vision for India’s development as “extraordinary”. The Prime Minister made the remarks after he met Murmu in New Delhi. After Prime Minister, Union Home Minister … Read more

Urban co-op banks need to focus on symmetric development: Amit Shah

Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said urban cooperative banks need to focus on symmetric development and adopt modern banking methods to stay in competition. He emphasised on the reforms in urban cooperative banks and asked them to make structural changes, computerise accounting processes and infuse young talent in … Read more

Need to maintain balance between ecology, environment, development: Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday emphasised the need of maintaining equilibrium between ecology, environment and development. Addressing an event here, the Road Transport and Highways Minister also said that to overcome power shortage, it is essential to develop alternative fuels and an eccentric one-sided approach to these issues … Read more

Committed to development of northern Karnataka, says CM Basavaraj Bommai

While addressing a campaign meeting for the Legislative Council election for North-Western Graduates’ and Teachers’ constituencies at the KLE Society in Belagavi on Saturday, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that he was committed to the development of Northern Karnataka. He also highlighted KLE’s contribution for the development of … Read more

Govt betraying country: Rahul on Chinese infra development near Ladakh

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that the government is betraying the country by ignoring the infrastructure build-up by China at the borders. His remarks came after a top US general termed as “alarming” the Chinese infra development near Ladakh. “China is building the foundations for hostile … Read more

Defence Ministry’s tech development fund cap raised five-fold to Rs 50 cr

The limit of funding of innovative defence projects under the Technology Development Fund (TDF) has been raised on Wednesday to Rs 50 crore per project, from the present limit of Rs 10 crore. The TDF scheme, executed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), supports indigenous development of … Read more