Maharashtra

SBI cuts interest rates for new SME loans

SBI cuts interest rates for new SME loansMumbai, Apr. 11 : The State Bank of India has slashed interest rates for new small and medium enterprise loans besides announcing several measures to improve credit flows to the segment.

India's bigger lender cut the lending rates for new SME loans up to 5 lakh rupees to eight per cent, and 10 percent for loans upto 5-25 lakhs.

American citizen arrested with live cartridges in Mumbai

American citizen arrested with live cartridges in MumbaiMumbai, Apr 11 : The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel have arrested an American citizen with seven live cartridges at the Sahar International Airport here.

The arrested person, identified as Henry Hen, is a resident of Texas in United States. He was found to be carrying with him seven live cartridges of .22 bullets.

Booked under Arm's Act, he was later handed over to Sahar police station.

Congress-NCP bond intact as of now

Congress-NCP bond intact as of nowVidarbha, Apr. 10 : UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and NCP President Sharad Pawar on Friday shared the stage in Vidarbha indicating that despite opposing each other in almost all states, the Congress and the NCP bond will remain strong in Maharashtra.

"We will not let communal poison seep in the soil of Vidarbha. We don't want communal forces to lead Indian and in that direction we have tied up with the NCP, a secular political party," Gandhi said while addressing the rally in Gondiya.

Sonia, Pawar to address joint rally in Maharashtra today

Sonia, Pawar to address joint rally in Maharashtra todayBhandara (Maharashtra), Apr 10 : UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and NCP president Sharad Pawar will address a joint rally at Sakoli in Maharashtra''s Bhandara District today.

Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel is contesting the Bhandara-Gondia parliamentary seat.

Sonia is also scheduled to address election meetings for her party candidates -Naresh Pugalia (Chandrapur), Haribhau Rathod (Yavatmal) and Mukul Wasnik (Ramtek).

Vidarbha will go to the polls in the first phase on April 16.

Sonia Gandhi to hold a road show in Nagpur

Sonia Gandhi to hold a road show in NagpurNagpur, Apr. 6 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi has decided to forgo a campaign rally and hold a road show in Nagpur.

Vilas Muttemwar, the Union Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy, who is seeking his fourth term from Nagpur, revealed this change of plan.

On April 10, Gandhi will be on a brief tour to Vidarbha region and launch a campaign for Congress and NCP candidates.

The first candidate happens to be Union Civil Aviation Minister and senior NCP leader Praful Patel, who represents the Bhandara-Gondia constituency.

Amar Singh claims death threat from Chhota Rajan''''s aide

Amar Singh claims death threat from Chhota Rajan''''s aideMumbai, Apr. 6 : Samajwadi party leader Amar Singh has claimed that an associate of underworld don Chhota Rajan has given him a threatening call, and asked him to stay away from his party colleague Abu Asim Azmi.

"I have informed Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, home minister Jayant Patil and also the National Security Advisor about the threat," Singh told reporters in Mumbai.

Singh demanded security for himself, Azmi, Jaya Bachchan and actor Sanjay Dutt.

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