NPCI mulls using blockchain solution to strengthen  digital payments

NPCI mulls using blockchain solution to strengthen digital payments

Monday, 15 April 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Payments network NPCI is considering using highly scalable blockchain solution to further strengthen digital payments, which have seen an exponential growth in recent times. A blockchain or distributed ledger is a continuously growing list of encrypted transactions called blocks. A block may contain any type of data such as unique digital...

ITI records 20% rise in revenue at `2,051 crore

Saturday, 13 April 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

State-run telecom product maker ITI Ltd on Friday said it has recorded 20 per cent growth in revenue at Rs 2,051 crore for financial year 2018-19. The company had registered revenue of Rs 1,703 crore in 2017-18. With the revival package support from the Government and execution of BharatNet phase 2 projects...

Sterling SEZ: NCLT stays Srei plea to withdraw bankruptcy

Saturday, 13 April 2019 | PTI | Mumbai

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Friday stayed a plea to withdraw the bankruptcy proceedings on Sterling SEZ & Infrastructure filed by Srei Infrastructure Finance, till April 25. At the last hearing on March 26, the tribunal had sought replies from all stakeholders, including the corporate affairs ministry, and Friday’s...

PMO calls urgent meet over Jet quagmire

Saturday, 13 April 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has called an urgent meeting to discuss the crisis in private airline Jet Airways, which is facing acute financial woes. According to sources, the meeting has been called after Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu asked the secretary of the department to review issues concerning Jet Airways. Crisis-hit...

Retail inflation inches up to 2.86% in March

Saturday, 13 April 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

India’s retail inflation saw a marginal rise of 2.86 per cent in March on account of increase in prices of food articles and fuel, according to Government data released Friday. The inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 2.57 per cent in February this year. On yearly basis, it was...

Japan slams WTO ruling on S Korea Fukushima food row

Saturday, 13 April 2019 | AFP | Tokyo

Japan Friday attacked an “extremely regrettable” ruling by the World Trade Organization that upheld a ban by South Korea on some seafood from Fukushima imposed after the 2011 nuclear disaster. The WTO’s highest court overturned an earlier judgement from 2018, handing Seoul a final victory in a legal battle that has...

WTO upholds South Korean ban on Fukushima seafood

Saturday, 13 April 2019 | AP | Seoul

The World Trade Organisation has upheld South Korea’s import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, overturning a ruling by a lower panel last year that said Seoul was unfairly discriminating against Japanese products. The decision is a setback for Japan, which has promoted...

Japan court says Carlos Ghosn detention extended until April 22

Saturday, 13 April 2019 | AFP | Tokyo

A Japanese court on Friday ruled that Carlos Ghosn will remain in detention until April 22, as prosecutors grill the former Nissan boss over allegations of financial misconduct. His lawyers immediately appealed the decision but the Tokyo District Court rejected the appeal. They have already asked the Supreme Court to intervene...

State Editions

C’garh polling figure swells to record 75%

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

BJP’s Rao Inderjit Singh files papers from G’gram

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Over Rs 2 cr seized ahead of Lok Sabha election

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

EC cancels mega PTM on BJP’s complaint

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sunday Edition

Links Hanuman to Dalits

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Prashant Kishor rubbishes Rabri's merger bid claim

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

513 ceasefire violations by Pak post Balakot strike: Army

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Sadiq Batcha’s wife wants his death re-probed

14 April 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | Sunday Pioneer