Moratorium

  • Pakistan set to end moratorium on executions August 13, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's five-year-old moratorium on executions will end with the hanging of four convicts, including three high-profile terrorists, this month, a senior official said on Tuesday. Ejaz Chaudhary, Chief Secretary of southern Sindh province, said the four convicts will be hanged in Sukkur Jail on August 20, 21 and 22. He told...
  • Mamata threatens 'Cholo Lal Qila' march if no moratorium January 20, 2013

    Kolkata: Stepping up pressure on the UPA government on her demand for a three year moratorium on paying interests on central loans, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday threatened to lead a march to Delhi's Lal Qila if her pleas went unheeded. "We have not asked for the moon...
  • Mamata threatens to take moratorium stir to Delhi January 6, 2013

    Midnapore: Stepping up her attack on the central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday threatened to carry to New Delhi her movement for a three-year moratorium on interest payments on central loans to her debt-ridden state. Banerjee, whose Trinamool Congress walked out of the United Progressive Alliance dispensation...
  • TMC attacks Centre's policies, seeks moratorium May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Pressing its demand for three-year moratorium for West Bengal on repayment of loans, key UPA ally Trinamool Congress on Tuesday slammed the government on various policy issues including land acquisition, Right to Education and taxation. Participating in the debate on Finance Bill in the Lok Sabha, Trinamool member Kalyan...
  • President race heats up, parties' demands grow May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as the Congress looks for consensus on a presidential candidate, the demands of various parties are growing, putting the party in a bind. While North East leader PA Sangma has insisted that a tribal candidate be made the president, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo...
  • Mamata under lot of pressure: Salman on moratorium demand April 22, 2012

    Mamata Banerjee on Saturday set a deadline of 15 days for the government to decide on her tax moratorium demand for West Bengal. ...
  • Mamata insists on tax moratorium for Bengal April 21, 2012

    Kolkata: In a stern warning to the Congress-led union government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said it has to accept West Bengal's demand for a tax moratorium for the next three years. "We don't have money to take up development measures for the state and the central government...
  • UN resolution on death penalty remains non-binding December 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The United Nations, General Assembly has passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty. Eighty-seven countries jointly introduced the resolution. The resolution passed with a vote of 104 in favour versus 54 against with 29 abstentions. The resolution calls for "a moratorium on executions with...
  • RBI okays UWB, IDBI merger September 12, 2006

    Mumbai: Banking regulator Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday okayed the merger of troubled United Western Bank (UBI) with Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI). Both the banks have been given two weeks time up to September 27 to consider the draft scheme of amalgamation. The Satara-based troubled UWB was...
  • UWB submits reconstruction plan to RBI September 7, 2006

    Mumbai: The ailing United Western Bank on Thursday submitted a Scheme of Reconstruction to the regulator Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which has placed it under moratorium due to erosion of net worth. The Bank informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that the Board of Directors of the Bank on Wednesday had...
  • Bust bank didn't recover loans September 6, 2006

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in a letter, has asked the United Western Bank to submit bid for Rs 350 crore capital infusion. The bank has also given a deadline until Thursday morning to bid for UWB. While amalgamating with a bank will be safe for depositors, giving...
  • Bank's clients get sinking feeling September 4, 2006

    Mumbai: After the United Western bank got bankrupt, the 25-lakh depositors are clueless about their savings. Forty-two-year-old Francis D'souza is a worried person today. The reason, he is an account holder with the United Western Bank and with the RBI having placed the bank under moratorium until December 1, all...
  • RBI moratorium on United Western Bank September 2, 2006

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India on Saturday placed United Western Bank under moratorium till December 1, following its inability to come up with any credible plan to raise fresh capital to shore up capital base to deal with mounting losses. "During this (moratorium) period, RBI will consider various options, including amalgamation...