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Uproar in House Vice-President Hamid Ansari in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI
Uproar in House Vice-President Hamid Ansari in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI

Opposition stands united against key Bills in Rajya Sabha

Our Bureau

Lok Sabha passes Coal, Insurance Bills »

Why the RBI volte-face, and why now?

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

NS Vageesh

Rajan may have wanted to moderate foreign investment flows, appease corporates »

Services sector expands, Purchasing Manager Index at 3-month high

Our Bureau

Composite index too shows marginal improvement »

Spectrum auction begins, Govt eyeing over Rs 80,000-cr revenue

PTI

The much awaited spectrum auction, wherein eight companies are bidding to acquire airwaves in fou... »

81% LPG users join direct transfer scheme

Our Bureau

The Ministry for Petroleum & Natural Gas said that almost 81 per cent of the active domestic... »

Economy

Rate cut a morale booster for economic growth: India Inc

K R Srivats

Apex industry chambers have hailed the »

Banking

CII Coimbatore zone office-bearers elected

Our Bureau

The Confederation of Indian Industry, Coimbatore zone has elected K V Srinivasan and Nethra J S... »

Economy

Banks should pass on rate cut benefits, say auto makers

PTI

Auto makers today welcomed RBI’s move to cut key policy rate by 25 basis points but said it woul... »

Economy

Clean coal power capacity may rise 103 GW by 2025

Our Bureau

India’s power generation capacity from cleaner coal is expected to increase by 103 gigawatts... »

Economy

Task forces to draw up smart city plans

Our Bureau 

The Ministry of Urban Development has set up city-wise task forces to draw up concrete ac... »

Economy

Adani Power gets its first coal block

Debabrata Das

3 Jharkhand assets went under the hammer »

Clean coal power capacity may rise 103 GW by 2025

Our Bureau

India’s power generation capacity from cleaner coal is expected to increase by 103 gigawatts (GW) between 2016 and 2025, according to research and consulting firm, GlobalData.“While Indi... »

KPMG India: Budget proposals have merit and intent, but execution will be the key

Vinson Kurian

‘Indirect tax regime beats logic. When the economy is supposed to grow at 8.5 per cent, how can tax collections go up 19 per cent?’ »

RBI sends pro-growth signals, say infra firms

Our Bureau

Infrastructure players hailed the reduction in repo rate and said the stage appears set for a lower interest rate regime. Praveen Sood, Group CFO, Hindustan Construction Company, said a d... »

CCEA extends domestic LPG and PDS kerosene subsidy by one year

Our Bureau

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the extension of PDS Kerosene and Domestic LPG Subsidy, 2002, and Freight Subsidy (for far-flung areas) Scheme, 2002, up to March 3... »

Banks, FIs to face action under new black money law: Shaktikanta Das

Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das

PTI

Under the new law on black money, banks and other financial institutions will also face action if they are found to have abetted stashing of illicit wealth, along with the action against the perpe... »

Govt intends to ensure fair wages to workers: Dattatreya

Bandaru Dattatreya

PTI

Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today said the government intends to ensure “fare wages” for the labourers. “Not just minimum wages...I want fare wages,” Labour and Employment Minister... »

Adani Power gets its first coal block

Debabrata Das

3 Jharkhand assets went under the hammer »

Govt to train 7 lakh people by 2018 to meet power sector needs

PTI

The government aims to train as many as 7 lakh people for various segments in power generation in line with its ambitious plans of producing 1,75,000 MW renewable energy 2022. National Po... »

'There was a significant emphasis on infrastructure creation in Budget’

Anshuman Magazine, Chairman, CBRE South Asia. File Photo

Anshuman Magazine

The Government of India presented the Union Budget 2015-16 on February 28, 2015, which highlighted that India’s economy was currently in a bright spot in the global context. This was mainly attrib... »

CII Coimbatore zone office-bearers elected

Our Bureau

The Confederation of Indian Industry, Coimbatore zone has elected K V Srinivasan and Nethra J S Kumar as Chairman and Vice-Chairperson, respectively for 2015-16. K V Srinivasan is the Dir... »

Subramanian: Rate cut shows Govt, RBI on same path

Govt to consider ‘next round of action’ on subsidies: Jaitley

Companies cautious in second round of coal block auctions

‘Pro-growth and inclusive Budget’

‘Budget is focused on the job-creators’

‘Focus on infra will usher in growth’

Plantation sector disappointed with Budget

Turkish Indian chamber opens office in Kolkata

Task forces to draw up smart city plans

Our Bureau 

The Ministry of Urban Development has set up city-wise task forces to draw up concrete action plans for development of Ajmer, Allahabad and Visakhapatnam as smart cities, an official statem... »

Finance Ministry expects EMIs to come down

Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha

Our Bureau

With two ‘surprise’ rate cuts in less than 60 days, the Finance Ministry expects equated monthly instalments (EMI) on loans, such as for housing and automobiles, to come down. The Ministry has als... »

Monetary policy framework pact is one-sided, say economists

NS Vageesh

‘Inflation management must be joint effort by monetary and fiscal authorities’ »

Machendranathan set to be next AERA chief

Our Bureau

S Machendranathan, a recently retired IAS officer from the Tamil Nadu cadre, is all set to become the next Chairman of the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority. The AERA regulates tari... »

GDP to remain comprehensive measure of economy: Govt

PTI

The Gross Domestic Product will remain a comprehensive measure to capture changes in the economic activity and it will not be replaced by Gross Value Addition (GVA), Parliament was informed today. »

Rate cut aimed at revving up production, credit offtake, says IMC

Our Bureau

The Indian Merchants’ Chamber has given a thumbs up to ``the surprise, but much needed, cut in repo rate from 7.75 per cent to 7.50 per cent.'' Prabodh Thakker, President of the Indian Me... »

Coal imports jump 31% in Feb

Reuters

India's imports of thermal and coking coal jumped 31 per cent in February from a year ago, as new power plants ramped up output, preliminary data from online trader mjunction showed, though purcha... »

Govt invites bids for e-auction of 1st batch of FM Phase III

Our Bureau

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has invited applications for e-auction of the first batch of FM radio Phase III channels. The first batch of FM Phase III comprises 135 channels in 69... »

Rate cut a morale booster for economic growth: India Inc

K R Srivats

Apex industry chambers have hailed the »

Banks should pass on rate cut benefits, say auto makers

PTI

Auto makers today welcomed RBI’s move to cut key policy rate by 25 basis points but said it would translate into actual gains for vehicle buyers only when banks pass on the benefits. “We... »

FinMin welcome RBI's move

Budget not pro-rich or pro-corporate, says Das

New black money law will have a rebuttal clause, says CBDT chief Anita Kapur

Budget should have focussed more on bringing back fiscal discipline: Sinha

‘Budget points to non-intrusive tax regime’

Crisil: Social media was mostly positive about Budget proposals

Budget not ‘pro-rich’ or ‘pro-corporates’, says Revenue Secretary Das


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