Embattled Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sought parliamentary approval to borrow up to USD 1 billion in foreign loan to fight an insurgency by Boko Haram militants which has claimed thousands of lives in the past five years.
As Andhra Pradesh is reeling under the effects of deficient rain, the YSR Congress Party today urged the Chandrababu Naidu-led government to act on its poll promise of waiving all agriculture loans for the benefit of farmers.
Seven persons, including two public servants, and a private firm have been put on trial by a Delhi court for allegedly conspiring to cheat a nationalised bank of Rs 3.36 crore by forging documents to take loan.
Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, who holds the additional charge of Finance, said the state government would exert pressure on the banks for according priority for sanctioning and disbursing loans to farmers and entrepreneurs.
In the wake of reports of farmers
committing suicides in Madhya Pradesh due to crop failure and mounting debts, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the state will give loans to farmers at one per
cent interest rate.