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Bringing clarity A TV grab of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaking in the
Lok Sabha on Wednesday. PTI
Bringing clarity A TV grab of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaking in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. PTI

Company law changes will help improve business climate: Jaitley

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In what could be music to the ears of foreign investors, the Government has now said that not ev... »
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With dismal data coming in, is it time for another stimulus?

The contracting factory output and widening trade deficit have combined to put the economy on a vulnerable footing. REUTERS

A Srinivas

The Narendra Modi government is faced with a series of economic shocks – perhaps leading up to a... »

GST Constitution Amendment Bill gets Cabinet nod; may be tabled this session

Our Bureau

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Constitutional Amendment Bill for Goods & Services T... »

Collect levy from de-allocated coal blocks: Ministry

Our Bureau

The Coal Ministry has written to the Coal Controller to collect additional levy from the owners... »

New vertical soon for I-T dispute resolution: Revenue Secretary

Shaktikanta Das, Revenue Secretary

Our Bureau

In a far reaching step, the Finance Ministry will soon create a separate vertical with... »

Economy

A file photo of coal handling facility in Visakhapatnam Port.

November coal imports at 3-month high

Reuters

India's coal imports rose 7 per cent to a three-month high of 16.08 million tonnes in Novembe... »

Economy

CAD likely to be 1.6% of GDP in FY15: Nomura

PTI

India’s current account deficit is likely to be around 1.6 per cent of GDP in the current financ... »

Economy

India imports 38% more Iranian oil in Jan-Nov

Reuters

India imported about 38 per cent more oil from Iran in the eleven months to November as an ea... »

PM moves in to speed up $300 bn worth stalled projects

Narendra Modi

Reuters

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken direct control of a project-monitoring body to fast-track investments worth almost $300 billion and revive manufacturing in the country, two offici... »

Govt: no curbs on freedom of speech in social media

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In the on-going case challenging the provisions of the Information Technology Act, the Government on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that there are no restrictions on freedom of expression in... »

Pvt security sector to create 50 lakh jobs by 2020

PTI

The Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) on Wednesday said the private security sector will generate over 50 lakh new jobs in India by 2020 on the back of rising demand for man... »

Bharat chamber, Wuhan Commerce Bureau sign pact for sharing trade info

Jayanta Mallick

The Chinese industrial city and business hub Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, and Kolkata have come closer to sharing trade and commerce-related information. The city-based Bharat Chamb... »

Govt nod for Rs 5 lakh additional relief to kin of 1984 riot victims

PTI

An additional relief of Rs five lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots has been approved by the government, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. “Government has approv... »

November coal imports at 3-month high

A file photo of coal handling facility in Visakhapatnam Port.

Reuters

India's coal imports rose 7 per cent to a three-month high of 16.08 million tonnes in November from a year ago, provisional data from online market operator mjunction showed, as falling prices... »

Dedicated dispute resolution panels likely to be set up

K R Srivats

In a far reaching step, the Finance Ministry will soon create a separate vertical within the income-tax administrative set-up to meet the current day needs on 'dispute resolution'. Plans... »

Finance panelsubmits report to President

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The Fourteenth Finance Commission, headed by former Reserve Bank of India Governor YV Reddy, has submitted its report to the President of India.The recommendations relate to the peri... »

Pre-Budget consultations from January 6

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to begin consultations on the Union Budget from January 6. The Budget for 2015-16 is likely to be presented on February 27, as the last day of Fe... »

Centre worried over uncertainty on Coal Bill

AM Jigeesh, Richa Mishra

Opposition in Rajya Sabha says ‘no hurry’ »

Multiplex industry may see more consolidation

Cabinet likely to discuss GST legislation on Wednesday

Bengaluru: BCIC pre-budget meet

Govt to adopt wait and watch stand on rise of gold imports

India moves closer to nationwide sales tax

India 3rd on black money list; $440 bn flows out in 10 years

Govt to revisit food safety law, make it more stringent: Nadda

First round of coal auctions to see bids for joint CBM exploration

POSOCO to become an independent Government-owned company

Our Bureau

The Government has decided to set up Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) as an independent public sector company.   POSOCO operates the National Load Despatch Centre... »

Survey shows Government’s focus on transparency paying off

Changing tide Initiatives such as ‘Make in India’ have helped to change the perception of the country REUTERS

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India moved up by 10 places to 85 in the Corruption Perception Index »

Lok Sabha passes Companies (Amendment) Bill

K. R. Srivats

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill 2014 through a voice vote. This Bill has 14 amendments to the existing company law enacted in 2013. Replying to... »

Govt gets over 4,800 queries on ‘Make in India’ portal

PTI

The ‘Make in India’ web portal has received as many as 4,896 queries, with food processing sector attracting maximum enquiries from investors, Parliament was informed today. “The programm... »

No plan to stop subsidised LPG to rich: Govt

A file picture of LPG cylinders.

PTI

The government is not considering any proposal to stop supply of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) to the rich, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today. Public sector oil marketing companie... »

CAD likely to be 1.6% of GDP in FY15: Nomura

PTI

India’s current account deficit is likely to be around 1.6 per cent of GDP in the current financial year amid higher imports, Japanese brokerage firm Nomura has said. The global financial... »

India imports 38% more Iranian oil in Jan-Nov

Reuters

India imported about 38 per cent more oil from Iran in the eleven months to November as an easing of Western sanctions earlier in the year over Tehran's disputed nuclear activities helped boost... »

Rupee below 63/dollar will be a cause for concern, says Commerce Secretary

Our Bureau

Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher on Tuesday said he would be concerned if the rupee value goes below the level of 63 against the dollar. “The exchange price has come down to 63… as the... »

Coal import bill continues to rise

Debabrata Das

Demand-supply gap widens despite increase in domestic production »

The rout of crude oil: a double-edged sword

ANAND KALYANARAMAN, MAULIK TEWARI

There’s much to cheer from the price fall but caution is needed too »

Quality of plastic and metal products better in India

New registration norm threatens to stop export of organic textile products

Tax actions should not hurt manufacturing sentiment: Jaitley

No roll-back of excise duty hike on diesel, petrol: FinMin

14th Finance Commission submits report to President

Vistara gets permission to fly

Uber-like services may figure in inter-ministerial meet on road safety on Tuesday


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