EPFO adds 15.32 lakh net subscribers in Mar, around 9.68 lakh are first-timers

State-wise, six states contributed to more than 60% of the total net additions in March. (Mint)

EPFO has added 15.32 lakh net subscribers in March 2022, rising by more than 19% from the previous month, as per the latest provisional data that was released on Friday. Of the total, around 9.68 lakh members were first-timers. Data showed that the month-on-month, net subscribers base has increased by 2.47 lakh net subscribers in … Read more

Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal govt to create employment by doing this

The Delhi government of Arvind Kejriwal plans to revamp 27 recognised industrial sites in order to create jobs. (ANI PHOTO) (HT_PRINT)

The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi plans to reconstruct 27 notified industrial zones to create jobs for thousands of people, according to an official statement released on May 20. According to the Delhi State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC), a layout design for the 27 notified (non-confirming) industrial sectors would be prepared. In its ‘Rozgar … Read more

FM alerts CCI to a likely cartel threat

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said there was a need to ensure there were no monopolistic or duopolistic tendencies leading to price rise. (PTI) (HT_PRINT)

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday told officials of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) that there is a possibility of threat from cartelization, adding there is a need to ensure there are no monopolistic or duopolistic tendencies leading to price rise. In today’s context, when the government is pushing infrastructure growth to scale up … Read more

NHPC may explore projects in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has an installed capacity of 40GW compared with India’s over 401GW. mint

The government has asked state-run NHPC Ltd, the country’s largest hydropower generator, to explore developing projects in Sri Lanka, a person aware of the talks said. India’s ministry of external affairs (MEA) recently called a meeting as part of an economic diplomacy initiative to engage with Sri Lanka, which is facing an unprecedented economic crisis, … Read more

Companies law tweaks to raise governance

Amendments to the Companies Act are likely in the winter session of Parliament. mint

NEW DELHI : The government is set to introduce amendments to the Companies Act in the winter session of Parliament to raise the bar on corporate governance, especially in hiring for board positions and handling resignations of auditors and top executives, said a person familiar with the development. Earlier this week, the ministry of corporate … Read more

Govt raises flag over drop in covid vaccination

The government will conduct a “Har Ghar Dastak 2.0” vaccination campaign in June and July. pti

NEW DELHI : The Union health ministry has flagged concern over the considerable decline in covid-19 vaccination in some states and Union territories and urged them to prevent wastage of vaccines. Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan reviewed the status of the covid-19 vaccination programme with all stakeholders and asked states and Union territories to accelerate … Read more

India restarts contact tracing for coronavirus

The first confirmed case of Omicron sub-variant BA.4 has prompted the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to resume contact tracing after a gap of almost three months (PTI)

NEW DELHI : The first confirmed case of Omicron sub-variant BA.4 has prompted the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to resume contact tracing after a gap of almost three months. An NCDC team has already tested 24-25 people who came in direct contact with the African national infected with the BA.4 sub variant, the … Read more

Sheena Bora murder: Indrani Mukherjea says ‘I am happy’, gets bail after 6 years

Mumbai: Former media executive Indrani Mukherjea leaves the Byculla Women

Former media executive Indrani Mukherjea, who was arrested for allegedly murdering her daughter Sheena Bora, on Friday walked out of Byculla women’s prison, six years after she was taken into custody.  “I am happy,” a beaming Indrani told waiting reporters. She refused to speak about the case, her sensational claim that her daughter was still … Read more

Jammu and Kashmir: Delimitation Commission orders effective from today

On May 5, the three-member delimitation commission finalised Jammu and Kashmir UT’s new electoral map, marking the first step for elections in the region since its special status was scrapped in August 2019 (PTI) (HT_PRINT)

According to the final Delimitation Order, 43 Assembly Constituencies (ACs) in Jammu and Kashmir would belong to the Jammu region and 47 to the Kashmir region. “In exercise of the powers conferred by the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, the Central Government appoints May 20, 2022, as the date on which the orders of … Read more