A file photo of Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister
A file photo of Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister

Jaitley says he is against burdening salaried, middle class with more taxes


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said he does not favour burdening the salaried and middle cl... »

Measures taken by new govt to revive growth: India Inc


Assessing the performance of the new government at the Centre in the first six months, India Inc... »

Jaitley pitches for interest rate cut


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today pitched for an interest rate cut, expressing confidence that... »

Commercial mining of coal to be allowed after auction: FM


The Government will allow commercial mining of coal by private companies after allocating mines... »

FM radio Phase III expansion may happen this fiscal: Jaitley


The Government intends to carry out Phase III expansion of FM radio hopefully in the current fin... »

India Post task force to discuss report findings with IT minister


The task force set up to suggest ways for turning around India Post has finalised its report and has sought a meeting with the Communications and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, to discuss its f... »

Budget to unveil second generation reforms: Jaitley

Arun Jaitley


A “whole set of second generation reforms” will be unveiled in the next Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said today, promising “a lot of exciting time ahead“.The country needs... »

FDI dips 16% to $2.45 bn in Sept


Foreign direct investment declined by about 16 per cent to $2.45 billion in September, registering a fall for the second month in a row. The inflows had declined by about 10 per cent to... »

M&A deals rise 22.6% to $29 bn this year: Report


A rebound in investor sentiment has pushed up M&A activity in India this year to $29 billion, up 22.58 per cent, says a Grant Thornton report. According to the assurance, tax and advi... »

Rs 103 cr disbursed as LPG subsidy since Nov 15

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One week after the modified direct benefit transfer scheme for LPG cylinders took off in 54 districts in 11 States, Rs 103 crore has been disbursed so far, the Oil Ministry said after a review of... »

MSME Ministry to push start-ups in agro industry


A Network of Technology Centres and promotion of start-ups by SIDBI are among steps to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in agro industry proposed by the MSME Ministry in a new scheme... »

Power producers seek RBI help, want lending norms relaxed

Richa Mishra/Shishir Sinha

Domestic power producers approached the RBI Governor on Friday, seeking quick resolution of fiscal issues impacting the sector due to the existing banking norms.The industry wants th... »

Don't force us, Javadekar says at UN climate talks

Prakash Javadekar

Aesha Datta

India, on Friday, told US-led developed countries, pushing to bring greenhouse refrigerant gases under the Montreal Protocol, to "respect" other countries, and allow them to... »

India less vulnerable to global shocks than before: HSBC


India, which witnessed substantial financial volatility last year over talk of the US Fed’s plan to taper its bond-buying programme to boost the American economy, has improved is external balance... »

Credit offtake not taking place as expected: Jaitley


Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that credit offtake is not taking place as expected and it is a cause for worry. “We are on the verge of opening up insurance sector to fore... »

Cabinet approves signing of deals at SAARC summit

Cabinet clears 4 major power sector schemes

Only 40% of employees work to their full potential

India scraps deal to acquire minesweeper from South Korea

Govt to rollout bulk drug pharma policy soon

Moody's pegs stable outlook for Indian non-financial corporates

PM returns home after 3-nation tour

200 countries agree to hold informal talks on hydrofluorocarbons issue

Strong mind is Modi’s real strength: Jaitley


Narendra Modi’s real strength is his strong mind like that of great sportspersons, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said, explaining how the Prime Minister has overcome odds to reach the top. <... »

PM not to visit Janakpur during Nepal tour


The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will only travel to Kathmandu to attend the SAARC summit in Nepal, despite his wish to visit other parts of the country, including Janakpur, the revered Hindu re... »

IT & ITeS sector attracts $1.64-bn funding in Q3: PwC


Driven by heightened interest of private equity investors in start-ups and online ventures, the IT & ITeS sector in India attracted $1.64 billion funding in the July-September period, says cons... »

Soon, customers can file PF withdrawal claims online


Retirement fund body EPFO will launch a online facility for submitting provident fund withdrawal claims in December, which would quicken such settlements and benefit its over five crore subscriber... »

Dumping duty imposed on recordable DVDs from China, HK, Chinese Taipei


The Finance Ministry has imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on recordable DVDs from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The duty has been imposed on digital versatile discs (DVD)-recordable o... »

Govt to invest $4 b to tackle power theft


The Centre will spend ₹25,300 crore ($4.1 billion) to tackle rampant theft of electricity by rolling out metering in cities and upgrading old distribution networks, the Power Ministry said.»

48 new power projects approach banks for ₹1.5-lakh cr funding

Shishir Sinha

The power sector leads the race in seeking bank loans for new projects with investment proposals of over ₹1.50 lakh crore. This despite the sector facing problems of stranded assets and fuel s... »

Solar installations cross 3,000-MW mark, 734 MW added this year

M Ramesh

The total capacity of solar power plants has crossed the 3,000-MW mark, with 734 MW added so far this year, says a report of Mercom Capital Group, a clean energy consultancy. Mercom expe... »

Black money can destabilise world peace: PM

A file photo of Narendra Modi


Warning that black money can destabilise world peace and harmony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted that democratic nations have an obligation of collectively fighting this evil as it do... »

India’s steel output growth fastest in October


India’s steel production grew at the fastest pace among the top producing nations in October at 8.5 per cent even as world’s average growth remained stagnant.India produced 7.080 million to... »

Funds crunch: Centre refuses to open purse for sops to exporters

Who’ll blink first: buyers or builders?

India demands technology transfer for HFCs phase out

Steel PSUs to build 3,500 toilets

RBI reduces repatriation time of export proceeds to 9 months

New all industry duty drawback rates announced

Court asks CBI to further probe coal scam case involving Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda, others


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