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Toxic ILFS bonds: Ministry asks EPFO if it has surplus to pay interest (IANS Special)

Toxic ILFS bonds: Ministry asks EPFO if it has surplus to pay interest (IANS Special)

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Given the extent of the malfeasance due to the extraordinary risk exposure to virus-infected IL&FS bonds (IANS has done a series of stories), the Finance Ministry has now asked Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) whether the fund has enough surplus to pay the 8.65 per cent interest rate for 2018-19.



Breaking another glass ceiling: Manipuri woman autodriver's life is now a film (IANS Special Series)

Breaking another glass ceiling: Manipuri woman autodriver's life is now a film (IANS Special Series)

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) When Laibi Oinam got in the front seat of a second-hand auto-rickshaw as a driver almost a decade ago, she received a lot of negative attention from people in her home state of Manipur in northeast India. But her life took a new turn in 2015 when her struggle to get passengers and earn her daily bread to support her ailing husband and young sons caught a filmmakers attention.

ITC bungs in monkey wrench in Leela deal (IANS Special)

ITC bungs in monkey wrench in Leela deal (IANS Special)

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) In the ongoing hot button Hotel Leela Venture takeover drama, shareholder ITC has moved National Company Law Tribunal against the company alleging "oppression and mismanagement".

Summer holiday woes: Air fares set to rise amid Jet crisis

Summer holiday woes: Air fares set to rise amid Jet crisis

New Delhi/Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) The 2019 summer holiday travel season is expected to be marred by high air fares as debt-ridden Jet Airways gradually truncates flight operations, experts said.

Jet stops forward booking for east-bound international sector

Jet stops forward booking for east-bound international sector

Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Crisis-ridden Jet Airways has stopped forward bookings for some of its international sectors, including those for east Asia, sources said on Sunday.

KCR's daughter, Renuka Chowdary among key contestants in Telangana

KCR's daughter, Renuka Chowdary among key contestants in Telangana

Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) The Nizamabad seat from where Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao's daughter K. Kavitha is seeking re-election is set to create history with the largest number of candidates, including 178 farmers, who entered the fray to highlight their problems.

IL&FS toxic bond pandemic now hits Gujarat blue chips

IL&FS toxic bond pandemic now hits Gujarat blue chips

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The IL&FS toxic bonds contagion has grown into a pandemic and now has hit Gujarat, the PMs own turf which he nurtured so well for over a decade. Information with IANS suggests that several top state-owned PSUs have been hit by the toxicity of IL&FS bonds. Unfortunately, the employee provident fund trusts of several such companies are largely invested in these bonds.

High air fares to weigh heavy on passenger traffic growth

High air fares to weigh heavy on passenger traffic growth

New Delhi/Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Expensive air fares as a result of capacity constraint and high fuel prices are expected to further decelerate India's passenger growth numbers, experts opined.

Caste lines favour BJP-Shiv Sena in Maharashtra's reserved lands

Caste lines favour BJP-Shiv Sena in Maharashtra's reserved lands

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The SC/ST voters will play a crucial role in deciding the fate of candidates in at least 17 out of 48 constituencies in Maharashtra where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- Shiv Sena combine are looking to repeat their 2014 performance when they won 42 seats and wiped out Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

Split in anti-BJP votes may hamper Kanhaiya's chances in Begusarai

Split in anti-BJP votes may hamper Kanhaiya's chances in Begusarai

Begusarai, April 2 (IANS) Situated on the northern bank of the Ganga river, Begusarai in north Bihar has earned the "Leningrad of Bihar" and "Little Moscow" monikers, and is again drawing national attention because the CPI has fielded its firebrand leader Kanhaiya Kumar while the BJP has pitted against him its top Bhumihar leader and union minister Giriraj Singh.

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