ICAI president to head SAFAJan 1, 6:29 pm
New Delhi, Jan.1 (ANI): Subodh Kumar Agrawal, President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), has been appointed as the president of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) for the year 2014 w.e.f. today. He was the SAFA vice president for the year 2013.Having passionately represented Indian accountancy profession on the international front, Agrawal has earlier been the member of various Committees of SAFA, including Committee for Improvement in Transparency, Accountability and Governance, Committee on Professional Accountants in Business, Committee on Professional Ethics and Independence and Committee on Quality Control.ICAI nominee has got this coveted position after a gap of eight years.Shir Arjuna Herath, President, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, has been appointed as SAFA vice president for 2014.SAFA, an Apex Body of SAARC is a forum of professional accountancy bodies in the SAARC Region. It was formed in the year 1984 and has at present the membership of 10 accounting institutions from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Bhutan and Afghanistan have been given Observer Status. ICAI is one of the founder members of SAFA and also hosts its Permanent Secretariat at New Delhi. (ANI)
Protests for separate Vidharba state turn violent May 1, 8:45 pm
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'Pro-poor' PM Modi launches eco-friendly boats in Varanasi May 1, 7:54 pm
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PM Modi rides in an 'e-boat' in Varanasi's Assi Ghat May 1, 6:42 pm
Varanasi, May.1 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took a ride in an e-boat at a function in Varanasi's Assi Ghat, where he would later launch environment-friendly solar powered "E-Boats" in his Lok Sabha constituency.Full Story »
Movement of boats prohibited in Ganges ahead of PM Modi's visit May 1, 6:18 pm
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), May 1 (ANI): The movement of boats between Shivala ghat to Assi ghat in Varanasi have been prohibited as part of the stringent security measures put in place ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the river bank, where he will launch environment-friendly "E-Boats" later this evening.Full Story »
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