FIIs pour in $3.5 bn into Indian capital markets in April (21:06)
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) With market regulator Sebi raising the ceiling for foreign institutional investors (FIIs) in government debt, FII investment into Indian equities and bonds in April touched a massive $3.5 billion in April.

RERA to role out from May 1 (20:42)
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The long-awaited Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) will be implemented from May 1, with the government calling it the beginning of a "new era".

Goyal to open state power ministers' meet on May 3 (20:08)
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Union Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal will inaugurate a two-day conference of state power ministers here on May 3, which will also be attended by senior officials from government as well as public sector undertakings (PSUs), an official said on Sunday.

Gopalakrishnan to be IIT Kharagpur distinguished professor (18:06)
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Former Director at Tata Sons Ltd R Gopal Gopalakrishnan is set to join IIT Kharagpur as a distinguished professor, the institute's director said on Sunday.

'Dynamic' daily fuel pricing in some cities from Monday (17:32)
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) State-run oil marketers will roll out a dynamic fuel pricing pilot project from May 1 in five cities where the price of transport fuels would be changed daily so as to better cope with volatility in global crude oil prices.

Assam gets its first Shatabdi Express (16:58)
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Assam on Sunday got its first Shatabdi Express with Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain flagging off the train from Dibrugarh. The new Shatabdi Express train (No. 12085/12086) will run between Dibrugarh and Guwahati.

Shimla's Coffee House culture may lose steam, say veterans (16:58)
By Vishal Gulati
Shimla, April 30 (IANS) The famed Indian Coffee House on The Mall here will start serving from Monday snacks other than south Indian delicacies as well. The old-timers are distinctly unhappy.

Accounts sans FATCA certification to be blocked from Monday (16:34)
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Accounts of those individuals and entities who have not provided self-certification by April 30 will be blcked by the Indian government from Monday, it has been announced.

Le Pen proposes two-currency system as 'euro is dead' (16:00) IANS Photo Service
Paris, April 30 (IANS) French far-right National Front leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Sunday proposed a dual currency system for France, a national currency for its home economy and another for international trade as, in her opinion, the "euro is dead".

Trade, terror to be focus of Modi-Erdogan talks (15:30)
By Aroonim Bhuyan IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Economic ties and cooperation in the fight against terrorism are expected to dominate the bilateral talks Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will have here on Monday.

Protectionism could hit Indian exports, says Ficci survey (15:20)
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The protectionist trends gaining strength in the developed world could have an adverse impact on India's export performance, industry lobby Ficci said on Sunday.

Telangana assembly passes amendment to Land Acquisition Act (15:06)
Hyderabad, April 30 (IANS) The Telangana assembly on Sunday passed amendments to the Land Acquisition Act sent back by the Law Ministry, amid protests by the Congress demanding a discussion on farmers' problems.

Chinese industries continue expanding at slower pace (13:30)
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) Chinese industries maintained expansion in April, although at a slower pace than March, with 52.2 points on the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), 0.6 points less than March, authorities said on Sunday.

Global cues, Q4 results to chart course of equity indices (Market Outlook) (11:24)
By Rohit Vaid IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Global cues, especially the upcoming US Federal Reserve's rate-setting meet, are likely to chart the course of major domestic equity indices during the week starting May 2, 2017.

RERA: Real estate sector poised for urban renaissance (Comment: Special to IANS) (11:00)
By Sudhir Pai
Come May 1 and the much-awaited Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) is expected to usher in an urban renaissance in India. There is a certain palpable sense of excitement among all the stakeholders as 2016 ended on a dismal note for the real estate sector, thanks to demonetisation.

Rohtang Pass reopened for motorists (10:20)
Manali, April 30 (IANS) The majestic snow-marooned Rohtang Pass, located at an altitude of 13,050 feet in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, has been reopened for motorists after four months of closure, officials said here on Sunday.

Getting loans tough without lenders' protection under RERA (09:50)
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Developers on Sunday expressed apprehensions that they may face difficulties to obtain credit for projects unless lenders' interest is protected under the Real Estate Regulation and Development Act (RERA), 2016, which will come into full effect from Monday.

ED chief seeks independent power for agency (23:28)
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Enforcement Directorate chief Karnal Singh on Saturday requested the government "empower" his agency to register and pursue cases independently even after courts quash any of them registered initially by other investigating authority.

Ruling party, opposition like two wheels of a chariot: Anand Sharma (21:52) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Rajya Sabha's Deputy Leader of Opposition Anand Sharma on Saturday said ruling and opposition parties are like two wheels of a chariot, necessary to run democracy, a statement said.

Odisha clears nine investment proposals (21:24) IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday approved nine projects with an investment of Rs 1,770.43 crore.

Bhutan government planning to save BBIN bill from being scrapped (Lead) (21:10)
Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) The Bhutan government is preparing to move a motion to withdraw the controversial Motor Vehicle Agreement involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) during the joint sitting of the Parliament next month, in order to save it from being scrapped in Parliament, a media report said.

Odisha launches action plan to reduce migration (21:08) IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced a special action plan to reduce migration problem in the state and create livelihood opportunities.

Domestic manufacturing to be given preference: DIPP Secretary (21:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The government is considering a proposal to give preference to domestic manufacturing in public procurement, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Secretary Ramesh Abhishek said on Saturday.

Tax on agro-income intended to finish farmers: Congress (20:48) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) The proposal to tax agricultural income was a "plan to finish off the farmers" in the country, Congress' Maharashtra's leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said on Saturday.

BSE launches disaster recovery centre in Hyderabad (20:06) IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, April 29 (IANS) The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Saturday launched its Disaster Recovery Centre (DRC) here, a statement said.

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