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INDIA’s RESERVE BANK STOPS PAYTM PAYMENT BANK BUSINESS. STOCK HITS LOWER CIRCUIT

Indian digital payments firm Paytm lost a fifth of its market value on Thursday after the central bank ordered its payment bank to halt its business, threatening the company's path to profitability and the app it relies on.

AYODHYA RAM TEMPLE CONSECRATED

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the consecration on Monday of a grand temple to the Hindu god Lord Ram on a site believed to be his birthplace, in a celebratory event for the Hindu majority of the world's most populous nation.

 

INDIA TO SEND WORKERS TO WORK IN WAR RIDDEN ISRAEL

Thousands of men queued in India's northern state of Harayana during a recruitment drive to send workers to Israel, where the offensive in Gaza, now in its fourth month, has caused a shortage of labour.

Dense Fog Disrupts Flights, Trains In India’s Capital Delhi

Flight and train services were disrupted in India's capital New Delhi for the second day running on Monday as dense fog and cold enveloped large swathes of the northern part of the country.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch India’s satellite

India will launch a communications satellite using SpaceX's Falcon-9 rocket this year, its first partnership with a venture led by billionaire Elon Musk who also wants to expand his other businesses in the country.

ArcelorMittal, 57 others commit $86 bil investment in Gujarat

India’s Gujarat state said it has signed initial investment agreements worth $86 billion with 58 companies including steelmaker ArcelorMittal's joint venture and others operating in sectors such as energy, oil and gas, and chemicals.

India to allot satellite internet airwaves without auction in win for Elan Musk’s Starlink

India has proposed a licensing approach to assigning spectrum for satellite internet services and exempt companies from having to bid for it, a win for Elon Musk’s venture Starlink which has lobbied hard against any auctions.

Amidst Sugar Scarcity, India Turns Importer From Being An Exporter

India's sugar output this crop year, hit by weak rains, is set to lag consumption for the first time in seven years, according to traders and a survey of farmers, and lower plantings may even force the world's No.2 producer to import in the following year.

India-made world's best single malt whisky Indri is reshaping $33 billion spirits market

Oak casks, once used to store bourbon and wine, are stacking up in a distillery near New Delhi, filled with ageing whisky as workers churn out almost 10,000 bottles a day of Indian single malt Indri, recently named the world's best whisky.

Man jumps into Indian parliament, sets off smoke can in major security breach
In a major security breach on the anniversary of the deadly 2001 Parliament terror attack, two persons on Wednesday jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber from the visitors’ gallery, shouted slogans and released yellow smoke from canisters that triggered panic and chaos in the House.
 
Supreme Court of India upholds abrogation of Article 370
The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld the Centre's decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 bestowing special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, and directed restoration of statehood "at the earliest" as well as elections to the assembly by September 30 next year.
 
Truck Cabins To Be AC By 2025

All new trucks manufactured on or after Oct. 1, 2025, must be equipped with air conditioned cabins for drivers, as the Road Transport and Highways Ministry has issued a notification for mandating air-conditioned truck cabins. In a gazette notification, the ministry has said, "...The vehicles manufactured on or after October 1, 2025, shall be fitted with an air-conditioning system for the cabin of.

Sebi to introduce ASBA-like facility for secondary mkt trading from Jan-Feb

This 'Application Supported by Blocked Amount' (ASBA)-like facility already available for the primary market, ensures that the investor's fund gets moved only when the allotment is completed

India's Wheat Woes: Stocks Hit 7-Year Low Amid Soaring Prices and Calls for Urgent Imports

India faces a wheat crisis with stocks at a seven-year low of 19 million tons, causing a 20% surge in prices despite a global correction. Government resistance to imports sparks concerns as domestic production falls 10% short, pushing traders to anticipate a further dip in stocks below 6 million tons by April 1. Calls for intervention intensify as farmers sell stocks, flour mills deplete inventories, and the government draws from reserves to stabilize prices, emphasizing the critical need for strategic imports during this opportune global price correction.

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