Govt says no proposal under consideration to waive farmer loans

The government on Monday said there is no proposal under consideration to waive loans of farmers, including Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe farmers. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Bhagwat Karad said the Centre has not implemented any farm loan waiver scheme since ‘Agriculture Debt Waiver and Debt … Read more

Save Thano: Locals oppose proposal to axe 10,000 trees for expansion of Dehradun airport

Hundreds gathered outside the Dehradun Airport on Sunday to demonstrate against the proposed felling of more than 10,000 trees. Seen holding placards that read ‘Save Thano’, the demonstrators were also seen hugging the trees. The demonstration was triggered by Uttarakhand government’s decision to seek the National Wildlife Board’s approval for transfer of 243 acres of … Read more

Andhra Pradesh: Woman burned alive for rejecting love proposal in Vijayawada

A woman died after she was burned alive by a man she rejected in Vijayawada of Andhra Pradesh. The woman was burned alive by a man she rejected (Photo: Representational) A woman died after a man, infatuated with her, burned her alive after she rejected his love proposal in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada. The incident took … Read more

Loan moratorium: How govt’s waiver proposal impacts you

The government recently submitted a proposal where it agreed to waive the compounded interest or ‘interest on interest’ charges for MSME and personal loans during the moratorium period. As per the Centre’s draft proposal, compound interest on fixed-term loans and equated monthly instalments (EMIs) will be waived — to the tune of Rs 2 crore … Read more