Demon RTD set to Stir & Shake the Category

Panaji: “Future-perfect, the Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Cocktails would grow from a relatively unknown category to one of the best-selling sub-categories in India,” says Dr. Mohan Krishna founder of Cheers group, and he adds “there would be a ‘significant shift’ to RTD from the beer category and as well from the overall spirit connoisseurs on the plank…

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TMC dubs budget as ‘election gimmick’

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Thursday dubbed the interim budget as an “election gimmick” ahead of the Lok Sabha polls and urged the BJP to “stop political theatrics and prioritise human welfare”. Senior TMC leader and minister in the West Bengal government, Chandrima Bhattacharya, expressed the party’s discontent, highlighting “alarming statistics” on farmer suicides. “Data…

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Govt to formulate plan to make India self-reliant in edible oils: FM

New Delhi: The government will formulate a strategy to make India self-reliant in edible oils by boosting domestic output of oilseeds and launch a comprehensive programme to support dairy farmers, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Thursday. India imports a large quantity of edible oils to meet the domestic demand. During the 2022-23 marketing year…

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Interim Budget 2024: Tax rates remain the same, no big-bang announcements

New Delhi:  All is well was the Finance Minister’s overarching message in an interim budget that was essentially a patting-herself-and-the-government-on-the-back exercise ahead of elections. To emphasize this message, she even promised to present a white paper on the mismanagement of finances till 2014. Nirmala Sitharaman also assured that she will be back with the full budget…

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Sitaraman to present interim budget today

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will on Thursday present the Modi 2.0 government’s last Budget before the general elections, which is likely to contain a mix of measures for the economy and electorally significant segments like farmers and women. Peppered with political innuendos, her sixth straight Budget may present a political document with a…

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RBI stops Paytm Payments Bank from accepting deposits after Feb 29

Mumbai: The RBI on Wednesday barred Paytm Payments Bank Ltd from accepting deposits or top-ups in any customer account, prepaid instruments, wallets, and FASTags, among others after February 29, 2024. The Reserve Bank’s action against Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) follows a comprehensive system audit report and subsequent compliance validation report of the external auditors….

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