India’s steel output growth rate surpasses world's average in Aug


India’s steel production growth rate far outstripped the world's average in August clocking a 5. »

CBDT urged to extend I-T returns filing date to Nov 30

Jayanta Mallick

The Gujarat High Court has directed the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to extend the due d... »

Steel Ministry official: Era of direct allocation of coal blocks over

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With the Supreme Court stating that all coal blocks allocated between 1993 and 2010 are illegal,... »

Private renewable energy cos pitch for preferential tariff model


Private renewable energy firms are pitching for switching to the “preferential tariff” route fro... »

Gujarat ranks 12th in CPSE investments, jobs down 14% in 5 years

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Gujarat has recorded a decline of over 14 per cent in employment generated by the C... »

India has no plans to increase food handouts: Paswan

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan


India has no plans to raise grain allocations under its food welfare programme, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan told Reuters on Tuesday, after a newspaper had quoted him calling for an increase in... »

Project monitoring at a click

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The Union Cabinet Secretariat is looking to ensure that India Inc can monitor all project clearances and sanctions on its Project Monitoring Group (PMG) portal from March 31, 2015.In... »

Centre to clear the air on Direct Taxes Code in the next Budget

Shishir Sinha

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to announce the fate of the Direct Taxes Code in next year’s Budget. The code aims to replace the five-decade old Income Tax Act, 1961 and Wealth Ta... »

Oil Ministry again extends deadline for comments on revenue sharing


The Petroleum Ministry has once again extended the deadline for seeking comments on a simpler revenue sharing contract which it wants to replace the present Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) with... »

Complete clarity on gas price to emerge by this month-end: Petroleum Ministry official

Debabrata Das

A complete clarity on the new price for domestically produced gas will emerge by September 30, a senior official of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas said on Monday. “The report... »

Guests list case: Apex court agrees to consider NGO’s plea


In a setback to CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court today agreed to consider a plea for hearing the allegations levelled against him without knowing the name of the whistleblower in a cas... »

Only select textile sectors to be linked with rural job scheme

Amiti Sen

The Prime Minister’s Office has rejected the Textile Ministry’s request for linking the entire textile sector to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA).... »

West Bengal has seen 110 per cent increase in State Plan release: Mitra

Amit Mitra

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West Bengal has witnessed a 109.73 per cent increase in State Plan release till September 15 this fiscal.According to State Finance, Commerce and Industry and IT Minister Amit Mitra... »

ICAI seeks corrections to PPP model

Ch RS Sarma

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI), in association with the International School of Business, Hyderabad, is conducting a joint study and it will recommend to the gov... »

G20 pledge on tax info to help India track black money


The G20 today decided to put in place a mechanism for automatic exchange of tax information between various countries by 2017, a development which will help India in dealing with the menace of bla... »

Jaitley to launch enhanced ‘single window’ website for taxpayers

Accounting panel to complete IFRS convergence report by November-end

Assessees will not be made to wait to meet tax officials

Replacement of Planning Commission ‘still under consideration’

'Make in India' campaign to target 10% growth in manufacturing

W. Bengal registers 110% growth in State Plan release

Govt imposes dumping duty on sulphur black imports from China

New rules open door for firms to exit price-controlled drugs

Funding a huge challenge for smart cities’ development, says Deloitte

V Rishi Kumar

Meeting huge funding requirement and acquiring land to create new smart cities will be a major challenge for the Central and State Governments as well as local administration, according to... »

Steel re-rollers want import loopholes to be plugged

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Steel re-rollers manufacturing construction steel have urged the government to plug loopholes in import regulations that enable importers to bring in non-standard steel from China paying lower... »

Hiring activity sees 18% growth in Aug: Naukri


Hiring in India grew 18 per cent during August, led by sectors like telecom and IT/BPO and this momentum is expected to continue in the coming months, says a report. The Naukri Job Speak... »

CAG calls for close review of over Rs 74,000-cr unrealised tax revenue


Over Rs 74,000 crore in central excise and service tax revenue is pending realisation for 2012 -13 on various grounds, including that of injunction or appeal. A total of 37,652 cases invo... »

Putting revenue before resources is wrong


The Centre is moving towards a revenue-sharing system for oil exploration contracts from the time-tested policy of production sharing. It released a draft model Revenue Sharing Contract (RSC) rece... »

Case against Birla, others: CBI seeks more time for clarifications


The Central Bureau of Investigation today sought more time in a Delhi court to give clarifications on the queries posed to it in connection with a closure report filed in coal blocks allocation ca... »

Tough times ahead for Indian textile sector

LN Revathy

The Indian textile industry is likely to face challenging times in the coming months with China effecting a change in its cotton policy, rising cost of production and net margins rarely cro... »

Centre set to unveil new policy for MSME sector

Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, at interactive session organised by the MCC Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Kolkata on Saturday. ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY

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The Centre is likely to bring in a new micro, small and medium enterprise (MSMEs) policy over the next three-four months. According to Union MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra, the policy will lo... »

India can rise again, I have a clear roadmap: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India has a chance to rise again as a global economic power and suggested that it could match with China and he has a “clear roadmap” to channelise entreprene... »

G20 promises more steps to boost global GDP by $2 trillion


G20, a grouping of developed and developing nations, today vowed to take more measures to push the global GDP by an additional 2 per cent, or over $2 trillion, by 2018.Although as per the I... »

France asks India to finalise joint missile project soon

Finance panel can look into GST compensation issue: Sumit Bose

Portable PF A/c number to be launched on Oct 16

Govt to roll out MSMEs policy soon

GST implementation from April 2016 will be feasible: Revenue Secretary

Lower demand, prices: Refractory industry posts lower growth rate last fiscal

Former McKinsey India chief Adil Zainulbhai to chair Quality Council


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