India’s exports rose 6% to USD 27.58 billion in September

India’s imports contracted 19.6% to USD 30.31 billion in September. It was USD 37.69 billion last year in the same month. The trade deficit has narrowed to USD 2.72 billion, compared to a surplus of USD 11.67 billion a year earlier. Earlier this month, the Ministry published a “preliminary estimate” of trade results, according to … Read more

Non-basmati rice exports in H1 top FY20 shipments

– Vishwanath Kulkarni, The Hindu Business Line Buying by China, Bangladesh, African nations doubles exports to over 5 mt Exports of non-basmati rice have more than doubled to top 5 million tonnes (mt) in the first half of the current financial year on robust demand. Exporters see shipments touching a new high — even 10 … Read more

Good opportunity for India to export sugar; reconsidering extension of export subsidy: Govt

The government is reconsidering extension of sugar export subsidies as India has got good opportunity to sell the sweetener in the international market during November-April of the 2019-20 season that commenced this month, according to Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey. India, the world’s second-largest sugar-producing country, had to offer export subsidies during the last two years … Read more

Diwali 2020: Sensex, Nifty Soar To Record Highs In Special Muhurat Trading Session

Muhurat Trading 2020: In Samvat 2076, the S&P BSE Sensex index added 4,384.94 points (from 39,058.06 to 43,443.00), marking a return of 11.23 per cent. Muhurat Trading 2020: Domestic stock markets began the first session of the Samvat new year at record highs in a special Muhurat trading session on Saturday, November 14. The S&P … Read more

TV Anchor Arnab Goswami Gets Interim Bail From Supreme Court In Abetment To Suicide Case

Arnab Goswami was granted interim bail by the Supreme Court in 2018 abetment to suicide case which, the police said, was reopened on the request of Anvay Naik’s family. New Delhi:  Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami walked out of jail this evening after he was granted interim bail by the Supreme Court in a 2018 abetment … Read more

In Bihar Victory Speech, PM’s Message For Next Poll Battleground Bengal

Without naming Bengal or Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the PM warned that “the killing of BJP workers is not acceptable in a democracy” and those responsible would be punished by the people. New Delhi:  In his speech to mark the victory in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an oblique but significant reference to Bengal, … Read more

As Covid Cases Climb, Delhi Government Faces High Court Wrath For Laxity

Over the last days, Delhi has been witnessing what Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the third peak of coronavirus. New Delhi:  The Arvind Kejriwal government was pulled up by the Delhi High Court today for relaxing safety norms for public gatherings and transport, as the city witnesses an unprecedented surge in the coronavirus infections. Observing … Read more

“America Is Back In The Game”: Joe Biden To World Leaders

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel all offered congratulations in calls to Joe Biden, who a week earlier edged out Trump in the presidential election. Washington:  The leaders of close US allies on Tuesday telephoned President-elect Joe Biden and pledged to work together but in an extraordinary … Read more