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RBI gets ready to train its guns on 50 more stressed accounts

RBI gets ready to train its guns on 50 more stressed accounts

Finance
NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India is likely to come up with a fresh list of around 50 loan accounts that are either under stress or close to being classified as nonperforming assets. The regulator may set a March 31 deadline for banks to find a resolution on these or commence bankruptcy proceedings against the borrowers, a finance ministry official said. These accounts are in addition to the 41 that the central bank has already identified, including several against which banks have now started bankruptcy proceedings. This new list of accounts had come up during discussions on the recapitalisation of state-run banks. These assets identified by the RBI have been accounted for in the Rs 2.1-lakh crore bank recap plan announced last month, and so will not bloat the capital requirement o...
Young fans 'need more help' to go to matches – Stoke boss Hughes

Young fans 'need more help' to go to matches – Stoke boss Hughes

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Young fans need "more help" from clubs to be able to go to matches, says Stoke City boss Mark Hughes.A BBC poll found that 82% of 18 to 24 year olds said the cost of tickets was an obstacle to them going to more games.That's despite the BBC's Price of Football study revealing most ticket prices were frozen or reduced this season."It's probably an area that needs to be looked at," Hughes said.Asked if clubs risked losing a generation of fans, he added: "Money is tight, everyone understands that. Maybe they need a little more help."How much could you pay? Enter your team in the calculatorAnalysis: What does it mean for clubs and fans?Premier League cuts or freezes majority of pricesTake the Pr...
Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'

Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'

Health
Many people living with diabetes are struggling with related emotional problems - an issue that needs support and recognition, a charity says.Diabetes UK surveyed 8,500 people about diabetes and how it affected their daily life.Three in five said their condition made them feel down. Of those in employment, 16% felt discriminated against at work - and 7% had not even told their employer about their diabetes.Clare (not her real name), 26, says she had to quit her job as a management consultant as a direct result of her diabetes.She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 13. Despite being one of 4.5 million people affected by the condition in the UK, she says the "lack of understanding" she encountered in the workplace left her feeling "frustrated, anxious and stressed"."I was const...
Daytime wounds 'heal more quickly'

Daytime wounds 'heal more quickly'

Health
Wounds heal more quickly if they occur during the day rather than after dark, a study suggests. It found burns sustained at night took an average of 28 days to heal, but just 17 for those that happened in daytime.The team, at the UK's MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, said they were astounded by the difference they saw in 118 burns patients they studied. The effect was explained by the way body clock ticks inside nearly every human cell across a 24-hour cycle.The research, published in Science Translational Medicine, examined 118 patients at NHS burns units. It showed the average 11-day difference in healing times between people hurt at night and during the day.Detailed lab work showed skin cells called fibroblasts were changing their abilities in a 24-hour pattern.Fibroblasts are the b...
M&S signals more store closures in shake-up

M&S signals more store closures in shake-up

Business
Marks and Spencer has signalled it is to accelerate store closures as it bids to make "significant" cost savings and "reshape" the business.The chain said it was stepping up its transformation efforts across M&S in a bid to return the company to its former glory as the darling of UK retail, with priority placed on a digital-first approach.Shares opened more than 4% higher on the FTSE 100 in response to the news - released alongside half-year results that showed a 371% leap in pre-tax profits to £118.3m.However, the stock later fell back sharply - down almost 3% on the day - as investors digested the update and an admission, in a call with analysts, that the clothing market had been "difficult" during October ahead of the core Christmas season.Conditions for food were also described as