New Delhi, Aug. 14 -- IDBI Bank Ltd on Wednesday said its first quarter net loss widened on the back of higher provisioning and lower net interest income.

The bank posted a net loss Rs.3800.84 crore for the three months ended 30 June compared to a loss of Rs.2409.89 crore in the year-ago period.

Provisions during the quarter increased 20.93% to Rs.6332.05 crore as against Rs.5235.96 crore in the year-ago quarter. In the Jan-Mar quarter, the bank had set aside Rs.8532.78 crore in provisions.

Net interest income, or the difference between interest earned on loans and that paid on deposits, decreased 11.04% to Rs.1457.73 crore from Rs.1638.62 crore in the corresponding period last year.

Other income, which includes core fee income, rose ...