Fighting coronavirus: L&T donates Rs 150 cr to PM-CARES Fund to fight COVID-19

L&T joins a list of other corporates including Tata Group and Reliance Industries who have come forward to offer their support to fight this unprecedented crisis. Engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Monday announced Rs 150 crore donation to the PM-CARES Fund…

COVID 19: Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba says No plan to extend 21-day lockdown period

I’m surprised to see such reports, there is no such plan of extending the lockdown,” Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba said on reports that the lockdown could be extended. Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba, said that there are no plans to extend the lockdown period beyond the…

Indian banks plan to shut down most branches during 21 day lockdown

India is still very much a cash society and banks have been exempted from a 21-day lockdown that began this week as they are considered an essential service. India’s central bank and major lenders are considering shutting down most branches across the country to prevent…

RBI’s surprise announcement: RBI Cuts Rates, Allows 3-Month Pause On EMIs To Offset Coronavirus Impact

The move came as India entered the third day of a 21-day countrywide lockdown to curb the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das slashed the key lending rate by 75 basis points (0.75 percentage point) in an…

Finance Minister To Address Media At 1 pm, Likely to Announce Economic Package Shortly to Deal With Coronavirus Impact

The Indian economy that had already slowed down before the outbreak of coronavirus, is in for a more difficult period in the coming months with businesses almost coming to a standstill. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is likely to announce shortly a comprehensive economic package to…

UN Chief Antonio Guterres Condemns “Horrific ISIS Attack” On Kabul Gurdwara In Afghanistan

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has condemned the attack on a Gurdwara in Kabul that killed at least 25 people and injured many others, reiterating that attacks against civilians are unacceptable and those who carry out such crimes must be held accountable, his spokesman said….

‘Barsaat’ actress Nimmi passes away Aged 88, Bollywood pays tribute to the yesteryear star

Mourning Nimmi, actor Rishi Kapoor said, “RIP. Thank you, Nimmi aunty for all the blessings and love for Bobby on its premiere release. Nimmi, the doe-eyed star of the 1950s and ’60s Hindi movies such as Aan, Barsaat and Deedar, died on Wednesday after prolonged…