Telecom companies' subscriber addition lowest in December

Telecom companies' subscriber addition lowest in December

Bharti’s eKYC for mobile subscribers was suspended for about a week in December by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for opening payment bank account of its subscribers without taking their consent.

Why high levels of NPAs must be added to subsidy cost
Why high levels of NPAs must be added to subsidy cost

Given the employment benefits from housing construction, apart from the fact that several million houses will get constructed, the scheme is a welcome one, and not just from the point of view of the votes this will help attract.

Budget 2018: Cut taxes, ease labour laws and spend more - It's time to be bold, Mr Arun Jaitley
Budget 2018: Cut taxes, ease labour laws and spend more - It's time to be bold, Mr Arun Jaitley

Budget 2018: The government should make it easier for prospective buyers by tweaking the rules if necessary, such as those in Section 79, to facilitate the transfer of assets. If even a handful of companies move to stronger promoters, the mood in corporate India will change completely.

CES 2018: Why voice is the new touch - Find out
CES 2018: Why voice is the new touch - Find out

In fact, an array of pioneering technologies were showcased, indicating that the world is heading towards a more connected future.

Tech trouble: Robots vs Workers - Why threat of mass unemployment has to be mitigated
Tech trouble: Robots vs Workers - Why threat of mass unemployment has to be mitigated

Their interface with humans has been continuously evolving, enabling them to make inroads to varied manufacturing fields, and form an important constituent of the whole automation portfolio, helping India meet the manufacturing needs of tomorrow.

Why truck sales may grow despite higher diesel prices
Why truck sales may grow despite higher diesel prices

Freight rates for trucks that work on a contractual basis with corporates or logistics firms did see an increase of up to 5% in December, but they constitute only about 25% of the total industry freight carrying capacity, according to IFTRT.

Public finances: Bonds rally after govt says it will borrow less
Public finances: Bonds rally after govt says it will borrow less

The decision to trim the additional borrowing comes a day after the bond market saw a sharp sell-off led by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor Viral Acharya’s comments that the interest rate risk of banks could not be managed over and over again by the regulator.

BANKING & FINANCE

How state-run banks were in denial mode on NPAs
How state-run banks were in denial mode on NPAs

In writing on banking and finance and about the expansion of private banks, Bandyopadhyay -- who has earlier written on how Bandhan became a universal bank and on the Sahara scam -- devotes a part of this book to the historic points of friction between the government and the RBI.

TRAVEL

The story of Indo-Israel connect, from the Mumbai consulate office since 1961
The story of Indo-Israel connect, from the Mumbai consulate office since 1961

Roshni Sinor, executive secretary to the consul general in Mumbai, (1961-2007), the lady who served the office for 45 years and with 18 consul generals during her interesting tenure, shares her thoughts and few anecdotes on Indo-Israeli relationship – what was it then to what it is now

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

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