The report identifies 12 chosen unexplored tourism destinations in the country, focusing on their main attractions, connectivity and availability of accommodation facilities. File Photo
The report identifies 12 chosen unexplored tourism destinations in the country, focusing on their main attractions, connectivity and availability of accommodation facilities. File Photo

Tourism will account for 7% of India’s GDP in 2015: study

Our Bureau

The Indian tourism and hospitality industry will account for 7 per cent of the country’s GDP in... »

MSMEs: Bill to hike Investment limits in plant and machinery introduced in LS

KR Srivats

Giving the MSME sector a much needed push, the Modi-led Government on Monday introduced a Bill i... »

Narendra Modi looks forward to a productive Budget session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi


As the Budget session of Parliament resumes today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he loo... »  

Coal, Railway Ministries, Odisha Govt sign MoU to form new joint venture

Our Bureau

The Coal Ministry, Railway Ministry and Government of Odisha signed a memorandum of understandin... »

Steel industry’s 2014-15 Q4 earnings look bleak

The weakness in the domestic markets is expected to continue both on the iron ore side and in the prices of finished steel.

Debabrata Das

The fourth quarter earnings of domestic steelmakers in 2014-15 are likely to be bleak as the ind... »

Govt to focus on primary health centres

Towards a healthy India Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with Health Minister JP Nadda in New Delhi, on Monday. - Photo: V SUDERSHAN


The government today said that it is committed to the vision of a “Healthy India” and is making efforts to improve health systems in the country, particularly at the level of primary healthcare ce... »

To probe details, Ministry rejected coal block bids

Coal Secretary Anil Swarup

Our Bureau

The Centre had rejected bids for three coal blocks in the recently concluded auctions to find “conclusive evidence” of possible “outliers” in the bidding process. The Coal Ministry had r... »

Give Railways a break from paying dividends, says Standing Committee

Taking caution: The committee has asked the Railways to be
cautious about taking additional debt from multilateral agencies

Mamuni Das

Indian Railways should not have to pay dividend to the government of India till the financial health of the railways improve, the Standing Committee on Railways headed by former Railway Minister D... »

Property market to improve by March 2016: Fitch

Domestic property purchases remained weak in 2014 due to high interest rates and some political and policy uncertainty in an election year


Global rating agency Fitch today said the likely upturn in the country’s investment climate and reduction in interest rates will improve the property market by the end of March 2016 and provide re... »

‘No central role for consumer in free markets’

Our Bureau

Theory is not and cannot be a true picture of life. “Because of this unavoidable lack of correspondence between theory and the reality it represents, there is always the possibility that th... »

Exports to Russia: ECGC taking cautious approach on credit cover

KR Srivats

State-owned ECGC Ltd is taking a cautious approach in providing credit cover on shipments to Russia, it's officiating Chief Geetha Muralidhar has said. "We are providing cover only... »

For German firms, India is best performer among BRIC markets: Study

Our Bureau

Most business leaders in Germany feel that India is the highest performing country among the BRIC markets, a study said. “As many as 94 per cent of the surveyed CEOs and CFOs from leading... »

Document leak case: Police file charge sheet against 13 accused


Delhi Police today filed charge sheet against 13 persons arrested in connection with the Petroleum Ministry document leak case. Crime Branch of Delhi Police filed the charge sheet before... »

‘Misadventure’ of retrospective taxation will be costly: Jaitley


Ruling out the use of retrospective taxation by the present administration, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said a permanent law in this regard is not possible and the cost would be “too heavy”... »

Green technologies need to be developed on a war-footing: Jaitley


Asserting that India is prepared to play its part in combating the danger posed by climate change, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the global community needs to develop greener technologies... »

Job growth dips in Dec quarter

Trade trends need to be closely monitored in the months ahead

Don’t get disillusioned, support Modi: Ratan Tata to India Inc

‘Don’t make Land Bill a prestige issue’

Steel sector faces challenge of tying up funds: Tata Steel MD

Green energy potential remains untapped: Ministry

India has potential to grow at 10%: Jaitley

Sops to least developed nations in services won’t threaten local industry: Ministry

Bill to hike investment limits of MSMEs in machinery

Our Bureau

Giving the MSME sector a much needed push, the Centre on Monday moved a Bill to amend the existing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act to enhance the limit for investment i... »

India, Russia to discuss investment fund for high-tech items, defence

Amiti Sen

In a move that could step up Russian investments in India, the two countries are in talks on setting up a joint investment fund for high-tech products, defence equipment and other areas of mutual... »

2G scam: CBI seeks apex court’s permission to register fresh FIR


The CBI today sought the permission of the Supreme Court to register a fresh FIR to probe the alleged incident of interference with the 2G spectrum scam case in which an attempt was made by existi... »

Bill to amend the MSME law likely today

KR Srivats

The Modi-led Government is likely to introduce a Bill in Lok Sabha today to amend the existing law on micro, small and medium enterprises. This Bill is expected to be introduced by Kalraj... »

As Budget session resumes today, Govt lines up land, GST Bills

Shishir Sinha

Busier days are ahead for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, as Parliament resumes the Budget Session. The second leg of the Lok Sabha starts on Monday, while the Rajya Sabha will have start a new... »

Indian economy clearly on recovery path: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during an interview at the World Bank, in Washington, DC. April 19, 2015. Photo: Bala Chandran/Embassy of India


Indian economy is now clearly on a recovery path with a 7.4 per cent growth in the first three quarters and the new government is committed to maintain overall macroeconomic conditions on a sustai... »

New income tax return form to be reconsidered and simplified: Govt


Government today announced that new Income Tax Return (ITR) Forms that require disclosure of details regarding bank accounts and foreign trips undertaken by an individual will be reconsidered, a m... »

'Industry, Govt should partner to uplift educated rural youth'

Navadha Pandey

India Inc and the Government should become partners in growth and development of rural poor, the Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Ram Shankar Katheria, said on Saturday. »

Automatic info exchange only way to tackle black money: Jaitley


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has sought urgent implementation of common reporting standards on automatic exchange of information globally, asserting that it is the only way to tackle the challeng... »

India’s ability to absorb economic shocks is stronger: Jaitley


With the vast depth and size of its market, India’s ability to absorb international shocks is far stronger as reflected in the rupee remaining relatively stable, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has... »

Exports fall 21% in March, miss annual target

Red tape hurting economy: S&P

Jaitley pitches for low taxes; says taxpayers are partners, not hostages

Uranium supply pact, a boost for n-power programme

Mining cost for steel companies to go up

Economy likely to grow 7.8-8.2% : new CII chief

Apart from Big 3, iron ore miners face 'existential' threat: Goldman


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