No Red Notice yet against Sandesara

Group faces allegations of bank loan fraud involving Rs. 8,100 crore. The Interpol is yet to issue Red Notices against Chetan and Nitin Sandesara, promoters of the Vadodara-based Sterling Biotech Limited group which faces allegations of bank loan fraud involving Rs. 8,100 crore. The Enforcement Directorate, which is pursuing a …

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Air traffic volume rises 6.2% in June

Domestic air passenger traffic rose 6.19% in June over the year-ago period, with local carriers flying 12.02 million passengers in the month, show the monthly data from regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation. The uptick in June follows a marginal under 3% growth in May, ferrying 12.18 million passengers. But …

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Govt. in talks with foreign lenders for loans to SMEs

Indian banks not in a position to provide enough capital to small businesses, says official The government is in talks with foreign lenders to provide $14.5 billion in credit to millions of small firms, two officials said. The government is in discussions with multiple foreign lenders, including Germany’s state-owned development …

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‘India’s refining capacity needs to expand’

Amid a push for electric vehicles, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said India will continue to rely on petrol and diesel for running automobiles, and needs to expand its oil refining capacity by 80%. “EV is a priority but the incremental requirement of fuel will have to be met …

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Centre rejects SEBI plea on transfer of reserves

Bill says 75% surplus meant for Centre In what could spark the souring of ties between the Centre and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the Finance Ministry has refused pleas from the capital markets regulator to amend the provision that mandates that about 75% of its surplus …

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‘Merger with Gruh will help Bandhan expand’

Bank eyes presence in south, west The proposed merger with Gruh Finance will enable Bandhan Bank to achieve better geographical balance, said the bank’s MD and CEO Chandra Shekhar Ghosh. Addressing a press meet, he said that the bank was trying to increase its presence in States where it was …

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‘Government can prosecute IL&FS auditors’

The NCLT has given a go-ahead to the government to prosecute Deloitte and BSR Associates for their failure to detect and report the scams that took place across the now bankrupt IL&FS Group and 21 other entities, when they were the auditors of IL&FS Financial Services. The NCLT, in an …

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Quick nod for green energy transmission

Power and Renewable Energy Minister R.K. Singh on Thursday approved the proposal for early regulatory approvals of transmission schemes identified for 66.5 GW of renewable energy projects by designating them ‘projects of national importance’. “As the gestation period of renewable energy (RE) projects is much shorter in comparison to the …

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