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‘Indu Sarkar made me grow as an actor’

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Shalini Saksena | in Sunday Pioneer

Kirti Kulhari, lead of Indu Sarkar tells SHALINI SAKSENA that the row around the film is unnecessary What is the movie all about and your role in it? I play Indu Sarkar, an orphan who loves poetry. She has one ambition — to get married and find a home for herself. She...

Calling you in over a drink

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Shalini Saksena | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Travelling 25 km for a drink may sound preposterous. But the minute one leaves the borders of Delhi and enters Noida, travel time shrinks, speed increases and the drive gets smooth enough to turn into a good long-drive experience. That’s the reason why properties like the Crowne Plaza Greater Noida have...

FM: Govt actively working on electoral bond mechanism

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Government is ‘actively working’ on the electoral bond mechanism but no party has come forward with a suggestion to make political funding cleaner, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday. For the last 70 years India’s democracy has been funded by invisible money and elected representatives, governments, political parties, Parliament...

Jaitley: DeMo, GST to widen tax base, make cash dealing difficult

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said demonetisation and GST will make cash transactions a lot more difficult and lead to greater compliance as well as expansion of tax base. Jaitley said the Government has come out with laws to contain overseas black money as well as those dealing with...

Lower finance cost boosts D-Mart Q1 net 48% to Rs 175 cr

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | MUMBAI | in Sunday Pioneer

Lower interest burden helped Avenue Supermarts, that runs the D-Mart chain of supermarkets, to report a healthy 47.6 per cent jump in net profit for the June quarter at Rs 174.77 crore. The company, which was not a publicly traded firm in the year-ago period, had a net profit of...

Cleaning of banks' balance sheet top priority: Acharya

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya on Saturday said the cleaning of banks’ balance sheet is the ‘number one priority’ for the central bank. Banks are saddled with non-performing assets (NPAs) of over Rs 7lakh crore. According to the Government, NPAs have reached unacceptably high levels and need urgent measures for...

Biz get time till Aug 16 to opt for GST composition scheme

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

The Government on Saturday extended the deadline till August 16 for businesses to opt for composition scheme under the GST regime. “With a view to ease the compliance burden of provisionally migrated small taxpayers opting to pay tax under the composition scheme, it has been decided to extend the time...

‘Pak may face economic instability if reforms stop’

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | ISLAMABAD | in Sunday Pioneer

Pakistan’s macroeconomic stability earned in the past three years could be undermined if the country fails to continue with its reforms, the IMF has warned, amid the political tension over the sensitive Panama Papers case. Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Pakistan Tokhir Mirzoev said the economic...

Job creation India’s biggest challenge: Singapore Dy PM

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

India needs to undertake labour reforms on an urgent basis to create employment opportunities so that the country’s huge workforce does not turn into a demographic crisis, Singapore Deputy PM Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Saturday. “India’s biggest challenge is jobs. It is a real challenge going forward because India has lost...

‘Mindless to have open border sans framework’

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

Singapore on Saturday sought to defend its visa regime, saying that one-third of its workforce is ‘already foreign’ and it would be ‘mindless’ to have open border without any policy framework to control the flow of people. The statement of Singapore Deputy Prime Minister T Shanmugaratnam assumes significance as Indian...


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Ex CM takes a jibe at Chitnis for not withstanding promise made in assembly

26 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Taking a jibe at Woman and Child Development Minister Archana Chitnis, former Chief Minister and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior member Babulal Gaur on Tuesday said in the Assembly that he is hurt when the Minister does not keep her promise made in the House. While Chitnis was replying to a query posed by Moti Kashyap of the BJP on electricity arrangements in anganwadis, Gaur sought permission from Speaker...

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