India Times Loans to be cheaper as RBI eases additional cash reserve ratio norm 2016-12-08T00:28:59.000000Z Even as bond yields rose sharply following Reserve Bank of India’s decision to hold rates, bankers expect interest rates to ease as banks will be flush with liquidity for some time. Helping to bring down the cost of funds for banks will be the withdrawal of the 100% incremental cash reserve ratio re... 'Let’s go home, I will give you the best tea' 2016-12-07T20:49:55.000000Z After a condolence meeting at Apollo Hospitals, doctors, nurses and paramedics described how she was sometimes funny, usually cooperative, and occasionally difficult during her 75-day stay. Make paid news cognizable offence: EC to govt 2016-12-07T19:51:16.000000Z Apprehending increased use of money power and paid news in the forthcoming state elections, chief election commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi has requested the Centre to take urgent measures, including considering an ordinance, to designate the malpractices as specific crimes. 'Of 1,900 parties in India, 400 never fought polls' 2016-12-07T19:41:40.000000Z Politics seems to be ingrained in Indians as the country has the largest number of political parties in the world, over 1,900 according to chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi, but over 400 of them have never contested any election. RBI cuts growth estimate to 7.1% from 7.6% 2016-12-07T19:34:34.000000Z Even before the demonetisation effect plays out fully, the Reserve Bank of India has cut growth estimates for the economy to 7.1% from 7.6% earlier. It cited a slowdown in the second quarter (July-September) but underplayed the impact of the radical currency change. 48 feared dead in Pakistan plane crash 2016-12-07T15:33:25.000000Z All 48 people on board a PIA plane, including famous pop singer-turned-Islamic preacher Junaid Jamshed and three foreigners, were feared dead on Tuesday as the aircraft crashed and burst into flames in a hilly area near Pakistan's Abbottabad after facing engine problems. Mistry's presence is 'disruptive influence': Tata 2016-12-07T14:57:25.000000Z Tata Sons interim chairman Ratan Tata on Tuesday told shareholders that the continued presence of the ousted executive in respective boards is a serious "disruptive influence" and can make the companies "dysfunctional". RBI leaves main interest rates unchanged 2016-12-07T09:13:56.000000Z The Reserve Bank of India kept the repo rate - the interest rate at which the RBI lends to banks - unchanged at 6.25 per cent, to keep inflation in check. Most analysts expected a rate cut of 25 basis points, to 6 per cent.