Bahubali was downloaded by 1.6 million people on the day of its release
Bahubali was downloaded by 1.6 million people on the day of its release

Piracy eating away ₹19,000 cr; killing film industry: report

KV Kurmanath

Though the number of films that hit the ₹100-crore mark is increasing, piracy, low penetration of q... »

GDP growth to top 8% on rains, reforms: Panagariya

File photo of Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya.


India’s growth rate slipped to a 6-quarter low of 7.1 per cent in April-June »

Finance Ministry begins Budget exercise

Our Bureau

Kick-starting the Budget-making process for 2017-18, the Finance Ministry on Friday issued the Bud... »

Arun Goyal appointed Additional Secretary in GST Council


Senior IAS officer Arun Goyal has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Goods and Services ... »

GST Council agrees on threshold, compensation and dual control

Our Bureau

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Friday reached a consensus on three crucial issues – th... »

Swaraj tells Pakistan to introspect, highlights Balochistan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York, on Monday.


In a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s “tirade” on Kashmir, India today said those accusing others of rights violations must introspect as it censured Pakistan for the first time at the UN... »

Tax dept unveils draft rules for registration under GST


In less than a week after the first meeting of the GST Council, the tax department today came out with three draft rules and their formats relating to registration, invoice and payments which would b... »

BRICS labour ministerial meet to begin in Delhi on Tuesday


A 2-day BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meet will begin here tomorrow. It will deliberate on issues including job creation and social security for workers. “BRICS Labour & Employment ... »

Samsung executives meet DGCA officials over Galaxy Note issue


Senior executives of Samsung today met officials of aviation regulator DGCA, two days after one of the company’s high-end smartphones caught fire inside an IndiGo aircraft. During the meeting, which... »

Vinod Sivappa elected President of UPASI

Anil Urs

D Vinod Sivappa has been elected as President and T Jayaram as Vice-President of the United Planters' Association of Southern India (UPASI) for 2016-17. Vinod Sivappa’s family has been in the coffe... »

Cars from Chennai move to Gujarat via coastal route

Cars leaving Kamarajar Port on Saturday

Our Bureau

Coastal movement of cars from Chennai has re-commenced with a consignment of 2,000 cars to Kandla on the West Coast.Hyundai, Renault and Ford cars were loaded on to roll-on roll-off pure car carrie... »

Our external account looks gloomy

Not fully loaded: Falling exports, and even more so, imports


A near-zero Q1 current account deficit indicates sluggish investment. The CAD may rise with capital ouflows in the near future »

21st edition of India International Seafood Show to be held in Goa

Ch. R. S Sarma

The twenty-first edition of the India International Seafood Show will be held in Goa in February 2018, according to Marine Products Export Development Authority Chairman A. Jayathilak. He made the ... »

Forex reserves decline by $1.6 b


India’s foreign exchange reserves declined by $1.679 billion in the week ended September 16 to $369.60 billion. In the previous week, the reserves had soared by a whopping $3.513 billion to touch ... »

‘Textile industry should innovate, think beyond cotton’

Our Bureau

The Indian textile industry should adapt, innovate and invest in the weaving and processing sectors as also market itself relentlessly to survive and sustain, said Premal Udani, Managing Director, Ka... »

Minister: Budgets merger will bring more funds to Railways

With high demand, 2-wheeler tyre market on a roll

California eyes 4.4 lakh Indian visitors by 2020

GST rollout: 60,000 service tax officials undergoing training

Kharif sowing acreage surpasses average of last five years

Pakistani traders willing to import quality tea from India

Gayatri Projects bags ₹1,255-cr Odisha highway contract

CBDT signs five unilateral advance pricing agreements

India seeks BRICS help to meet shortfall in pulses, oilseeds

Imports threaten edible oil industry, says solvent extractors body

Rutam Vora

Experts see India's edible oil imports to rise 7% in 2016-17 »

UPS tests drones to make commercial deliveries of packages

Our Bureau

Package delivery company, UPS, announced today that it has begun testing the use of drones to make commercial deliveries of packages to remote or difficult-to-access locations, working together with ... »

Honey cultivators oppose GM mustard, to protest at Jantar Mantar

Amiti Sen

Honey cultivators from across the country have opposed the government’s proposal to introduce genetically modified (GM) mustard in India on the ground that it could adversely impact production and hi... »  

DP World adds two new routes to Container Rail Road Services portfolio

Virendra Pandit

Global trade enabler, the DP World-operated Container Rail Road Services (CRRS), has added two new rail services to its portfolio so as to increase connectivity between Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) a... »

India will ratify Paris climate deal on Oct 2: Modi

Prime Miister Narendra Modi

Poornima Joshi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that India will ratify the Paris climate deal on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2. Addressing delegates at the closing of the BJ... »

NHAI sees 50-60% rise in road awards, plans $750-m Green Masala bonds


Siddharth Zarabi

Chairman says the regulator is also exploring to raise funds through infrastructure investment trusts »

Cotton assn voices concern over lower crop estimate in 2016-17

L N Revathy

Members belonging to the Indian cotton fraternity are planning a visit to Colombo to meet up with the port officials in that island country. The idea is to tide over any supply shortfall, particularly... »

Uber, Ola services for government officers at special rate


Cab aggregators Uber and Ola are breaking new ground as they have started providing taxi services to government departments at special rates.They have to register at the portal of government e-market... »

Deadlock on GST broken; threshold set at ₹20 lakh, rates to be discussed in October

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia addressing the media after the first meeting of the GST Council in New Delhi on Friday

Our Bureau

Control of small businesses with States; service tax to remain with Centre »

Mission on family planning to focus on 145 backward districts

Our Bureau

Population density and poor infrastructure cause health concerns in 7 States »

It’s the too-big-to-fail banks that are likely to trigger the next crisis

Oil-for-drugs: no clarity yet on barter with Venezuela

India, China strategic economic dialogue to be held on Oct 6, 7

‘Nobody can accurately tell the revenue neutral rate for GST’

Centre cuts import duty on wheat, edible oil, potato

More rain for Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra as ‘low’ lingers

PE investments in retail at new high

Gayatri Projects bags Rs 1,255-cr highways contract


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