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December 6, 2017

RBI, Centre working closely on bank recapitalisation plan

Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is working closely with the government on the latter's recent bank recapitalisation plan to deal with the major issue of non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, accumulated by state-run banks, the central bank said on Wednesday.Addressing reporters here following the RBI announcement of its fifth monetary policy review of the fiscal at which the central bank maintained its key interest rate at six per cent for the third time in succession, Governor Urjit Patel said…

Horrendous challenges going unpunished in ISL: Sheringham

Chennai, Dec 6: ATK coach Teddy Sheringham on Wednesday came down heavily on the referees not taking stern action against "horrendous" tackles flying around in the Indian Super League (ISL) football games."There have been some horrendous challenges. In all the games, not just the games against us. It's not an excuse for not having good results. I think there have been horrendous challenges that have gone unpunished. I think I am very very surprised there has not been more injuries because of some of the…

Totally support Kapil Sibal’s stand, say Muslim bodies, petitioners in Babri case

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) All the petitioners in the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi case, including the Sunni Waqf Board, on Wednesday said that they totally support senior lawyer Kapil Sibals plea to the Supreme Court that the hearing of the case should be deferred till July 2019.They also emphasised that Haji Mehboob -- one of the many plaintiffs in the case who on Wednesday differed with Sibal's stand -- is neither a member of the Sunni Waqf Board nor does he represent the Board in any capacity. "Whatever Kapil Sibal…

Modi takes dig at Congress’ claim on Gujarat win, refers to Cyclone ‘Ockhi’ that did not come

Ahmedabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a jibe at the Congress party on its claim of winning the Gujarat elections, referring to the "big hullabaloo" about Cyclone Ockhi that was set to hit the state in a big way, but did not.Disregarding the 'Ockhi' alert and continuing his scheduled programme of three days' campaigning, the Prime Minister was here in Dhandhuka, a southern part of Ahmedabad district. Once again he began his speech mentioning the Congress, after reminiscing on his…

Films shouldn’t be victim of politics: Nihalani

Mumbai, Dec 6 : Former censor board chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani says the film industry needs to be united in its fight to avoid becoming a victim of politics.Expressing sympathy for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his movie "Padmavati", Nihalani said: "Full sympathy to Sanjay Leela Bhansali and full concern for the industry because it is not just about 'Padmavati'. "Any movie can face this kind of a trap of the politicians, politics and different parties. So, I think it is a very sad thing and the…
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