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Cut off from his family, banker works relentlessly to keep the wheels of the economy turning

New Delhi, April 1 -- Tarun Wadhwa joined a state-run bank in 1986. Banking wasn't his career of choice. He would rather have joined the Indian Air Force. Fighter jets were what attracted him, and it ... Read More


UPI transactions slow down in March amid Covid-19 crisis

New Delhi, April 1 -- Unified Payments Interface (UPI)-based transactions decline in March, clocking 1.25 billion transactions, National Payments Corp. of India (NPCI) data showed on Wednesday. Such t... Read More


Covid-19: Govt extends validity of driving licences that expired 1 February

NEW DELHI, March 31 -- Road transport and highways ministry on Tuesday extended till 30 June the validity of crucial documents , including driving licences, permits, and vehicle registration, that exp... Read More


Moody's says lockdown to hurt Indian asset-backed securities performance

New Delhi, March 30 -- The three-week nationwide lockdown in India will hit the performance of commercial vehicles category and small businesses in asset-backed securities, Moody's Investors Service s... Read More


Covid-19: Railways gearing up to convert 20,000 coaches into isolation wards

New Delhi, March 30 -- Indian railways may have to convert as many as 20,000 coaches into isolation wards, the Railways Board has informed it's zonal units. The national transporter on Monday said it... Read More


Covid-19: Railways resumes parcel trains to transport essential goods

New Delhi, March 29 -- Indian railways on Sunday said it has resumed parcel trains for nationwide transportation of essential commodities and other goods required to meet the needs of citizens, amid a... Read More


Covid-19: Govt asks shipping cos not to levy container detention charges

NEW DELHI, March 29 -- The government on Sunday asked shipping companies not to impose container detention charges on import, export cargo from 22 March to 14 April to maintain proper supply lines at ... Read More


COVID-19: Railways to turn coaches into isolation centre for patients

New Delhi, March 28 -- Indian Railways on Saturday said it plans to turn coaches into isolation cabins for cornonavirus patients as the country prepares to battle the outbreak of the global pandemic. ... Read More


Covid-19 lockdown: FM says to ensure access to banking services for all

NEW DELHI, March 28 -- Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said she will request states to ensure there are no restrictions on movement of banking mitras --mediators between banks and cust... Read More


Steps taken by RBI will help middle-class, businesses during lockdown: PM Modi

New Delhi, March 27 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lauded the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) decision to cut benchmark interest rates, three-moratorium on payment of installments, along with... Read More