Brexit will greatly weaken EU: Expert

Bratislava , June 27

Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) will greatly weaken the bloc, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic has said here.

PSU staff warn against government's disinvestment plan

New Delhi , June 26

The Centre is likely to start the process of strategic disinvestment in loss-making public sector enterprises (PSEs) by next month even as an influential forum of the executives of these businesses has flayed the move and threatened agitation.

Modi holds up Pune pensioner's example to shame tax evaders

New Delhi , June 26

Delivering a warning to tax evaders to come clean on undisclosed income, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held out the example of a retired fellow citizen who regularly contributes a part of his modest pension towards the government's social development programmes.

Clarity on Brexit, monsoon to steer markets

Mumbai , June 26 Clarity on Britain's plans to exit the European Union (Brexit), along with the progress of monsoon rains and derivatives expiry are expected to steer the Indian equity markets in the upcoming week.

Jaitley accuses Congress of delaying economic reforms

New Delhi , June 26

With nearly a month left for the start of the monsoon session of Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday accused the Congress of delaying the much-awaited economic reforms in the country.

Pulses production shortfall causing price rise: Arvind Subramanian

Patna , June 26

Pulse prices have shot up as a result of their under-cultivation and inadequate domestic production, while the spike in vegetable prices have more to do with market forces than production, Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian said on Sunday.

'India's toxic, growing e-waste needs better handling'

New Delhi , June 26

It can be toxic and hazardous to health. Yet, only a fraction of India's e-waste is recycled, making the country its fifth largest generator in the world. Better awareness and proper implementation of e-waste norms alone can address the issue, experts maintain.

Pradhan launches road show for small oilfields' auction, farmers' body protests

Guwahati , June 25

Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said that the central government will start the global bidding process for 12 small oil and gas fields in Assam along with 55 others even as Assam's prominent farmers' body Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) protested against the move and demanded the state fields be excluded.