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Coal scam: CBI files revised final closure report in case against K M Birla

PTI

The Central Bureau of Investigation today filed a “detailed and comprehensive” revised final clo... »

Revised GST Bill in winter session: Jaitley

PTI

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the revised Constitution Amendment Bill to roll out GST... »

Diesel price deregulation is credit positive, says Moody’s

Reuters

India's decision to remove price controls on diesel and to raise natural gas prices signals fisc... »

President gives nod to coal Ordinance; trade unions oppose move

PTI

The Ordinance to auction coal blocks through an electronic platform got the President’s approval... »

Small units suffering because of power holidays: FAPCCI

K.V. Kurmanath

The industry in Telangana has appealed to the State Government to restore regular power s... »

Ministry to help expedite monetisation of oil and gas blocks  

Our Bureau

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas will help the Director-General of Hydrocarbons implement the extension policy for production and development stage oil and gas blocks stuck due to expiry... »

Japanese agencies keen to work on AP projects

V Rishi Kumar

A Japanese delegation has met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu prior to his visit to Japan in November. The exploratory meeting between the Government of Andhra Pradesh... »

Foreign firms with India units could mine, sell coal

Reuters

India could allow commercial coal mining by foreign companies if they set up units in the country, opening the door for global giants like Rio Tinto to access the world's fifth-largest coal reserv... »
LOGISTICALLY SPEAKING

Cut logistics cost to ‘Make More’ in India

NK Kurup

The Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ pitch is getting shriller, and rightly so. Modi touched the right chord – to make the country a global manufacturing hub! No one disagrees with the view tha... »

President signs Ordinance for e-auction of coal

Our Bureau

President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the Ordinance moved by the Government to allow e-auctioning of coal blocks paving the way forward for reallocation of 204 blocks cancelled by the Supreme Cour... »

Cash transfer for LPG likely to save up to ₹14,000 crore in subsidies

Positive effect Direct subsidy transfer will ensure that genuine consumers get the benefit.

Shishir Sinha

Direct benefit or cash transfer in bank accounts for domestic gas cylinder (LPG) is estimated to save ₹12,000-14,000 crore in subsidies. On October 18 (Saturday), the Government announced a modifi... »

Industry sceptical about benefits of coal block e-auctions

Our Bureau

The Government fell short of its big bang reform for the coal sector by not touching on issues of coal linkages and pooling of fuel prices and just restricting it to e-auction of coal blocks. »

Cabinet clears Ordinance to re-auction coal blocks

Clearing the air Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Power Minister Piyush
Goyal at a press briefing after the Cabinet meeting. SHANKER CHAKRAVARTY

Our Bureau

Putting to end the uncertainty on coal mining in the country, the Centre on Monday decided to promulgate an Ordinance to allow e-auction of blocks to the end users. The end users in roun... »

Allocate spectrum to telecom operators within 90 days of payment: Panel

PTI

Telecom operators could get spectrum within 90 days after payment following a Government panel asking the Department of Telecom to work out a mechanism for allocating airwaves to successful bidder... »

Modi: India lagging behind in field of medical research

PTI

Noting that India is way behind in the field of medical research, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said much more needs to be done and asked doctors passing out from AIIMS to give back to societ... »

Tatra deal: Court to hear case against Tejinder Singh on Dec 6

Why gas price hike is no cheer for explorers

Karnataka’s new industrial policy aims to boost local manufacturing

Diesel deregulation: Centre moves at the right time

CBI registers fresh FIR against Jindal Steel

Operating environment for corporate sector to be less challenging: ICRA

China eyes slice of India's destination wedding business

Industry associations hail Modi's initiative on labour reforms

PM to review progress of infrastructure projects on Nov 5

PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the progress of infrastructure sectors, including roads, railways and power, in the presence of senior officials of ministries concerned on November 5.... »

DIPP suggests steps to improve business climate

PTI

The government is considering a series of steps, including drastically reducing the time for registration of business to one day, single registration of all labour laws and cut in number of taxes... »

Demand for office space growsas corporates expand business

Bindu D Menon

With corporates back in action with hiring, expansion and consolidation, deals for leasing office space are on the rise. Demand for office space in select metros is up by about 30 per cent. <... »

Gas production falls 6.1% in September

Our Bureau

Domestic natural gas production continued its declining trend in September. Production fell 6.1 per cent in September to 2.716 billion cubic meters from 2.894 billion cubic meters in the same... »

The Arab world now ‘sees Narendra Modi differently’

Tarek A. Mishkhas, Editor-in-Chief, Malayalam News

KPM Basheer

Tarek A. Mishkhas is the Editor-in-Chief of Malayalam News, a daily newspaper based in Saudi Arabia that caters to the huge expat population of Keralites in the kingdom. He is also t... »

India’s FTAs not widening trade deficit: Commerce Ministry

The Government is now making efforts to disseminate information on trade pacts more widely.

Our Bureau

India's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with major partners such as Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and the Asean bloc have not widened trade deficit or increased export of raw materials from the countr... »

Govt: gas price is $5.05/unit, based on gross calorific value

Our Bureau

Two days after the Government announced the new base price for domestically produced gas, confusion arose on whether the rates have been calculated on gross calorific value or net calorific value. »

Free Trade Agreements haven't widened trade deficit: Commerce Ministry

Our Bureau

India's Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with major partners such as Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and the ASEAN bloc have not contributed to an increase in the country's trade deficit, initial findings... »

‘Cut in diesel prices gives RBI more space to ease policy stance’

Our Bureau

A cut in the policy rate could happen sooner than hitherto believed as the reduction in diesel prices will go a long way in fighting inflation, which is trending downwards, according India Ratings... »

India will become another export hub for us: Gamesa chief

RAGHUVIR SRINIVASAN

Spanish wind turbine company, Gamesa, is bullish on India’s wind energy sector. The 2.4-billion euro company expects to sell turbines adding up to 650 MW this year in India which is already its... »

The contours of economic recovery

Fire-crackers: Centre issues another warning

Online retailers predatory pricing: CAIT to hold dharna on Oct 31

Auto industry welcomes deregulation of diesel prices

India set to become $2 trillion economy this year

New price of domestic natural gas fixed at $5.61/unit

NDA’s approach on black money is doggedly persistent — not adventurist: Jaitley


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