Widening network: Nearly 20 lakh people hold various types of savings accounts in the 230 post offices in Chennai and its fringe areas. Photo: R. Ragu
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Widening network: Nearly 20 lakh people hold various types of savings accounts in the 230 post offices in Chennai and its fringe areas. Photo: R. Ragu

63% post offices ready for core banking in Chennai

Customers can make payments, withdraw money and receive benefits of schemes »

Thumbs up to gold monetisation

It will allow customers to earn interest on deposit of gold and help jewellers get loans »

Health sector disappointed

With no increase in allocation for healthcare, the Union Budget 2015 has been disappointing for many in the sector. »

Big boost for start-ups

Experts say Rs. 1,000 crore allotment key to jobs and entrepreneurship »
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Service tax hike will hurt most

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