Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung
Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung

India bound: Vietnam PM leading 50-member biz team

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A 50-member Vietnamese business delegation will accompany Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung... »

No need for e-auctions?

Pratim Ranjan Bose

Three days after the Centre passed the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Ordinance, 2014, a... »

India Inc hails creation of Asia Infra Investment Bank


India Inc today welcomed the country’s participation in the newly—established Asia Infrastructur... »

Bottlenecks need to be cleared to woo private investments: CEA

Arvind Subramanian


Acknowledging that private investment is stifled in India due to “lots of regulations” and also... »

Equitas Holdings among 20 FDI proposals worth ₹988 cr cleared

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The Government approved 20 Foreign Direct Investment proposals worth ₹988.3 crore and rej... »

Harish Rawat seeks extension of tax concession period for Uttarakhand

A file image of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat


Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked the Centre to extend the period of tax concessions announced for the State in the wake of last year’s catastrophic floods, by three years to help... »

Govt sets up think-tank to fine-tune IPR policy

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The Government has constituted an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) think-tank to help draft a new National IPR Policy and to advice it on issues related to intellectual property. The th... »

Govt approves 20 FDI proposals worth Rs 988.3 cr

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The Government has approved 20 Foreign Direct investment proposals worth Rs 988.3 crore. It rejected Sistema Shyam Teleservices bid to raise foreign stake holding in the company to 100 per cent. <... »

Pai panel suggests steps to improve tax system

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A high-powered committee on DRISHTI (Driving Information System for Holistic Tax Initiatives) has urged the Government to use information technology in a big way to improve the quality and... »

Value of mineral production in August touches ₹17,000 cr

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The total value of mineral production (excluding atomic and minor minerals) during August 2014 touched ₹17,264 crore with the highest contribution coming from coal. The value of coal produc... »

Rajnath Singh set to visit Israel next month

Home Minister, Rajnath Singh. (file photo)


Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is set to visit Israel next month, amid a flurry of bilateral engagements signalling deepening of ties.He is expected to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netan... »

Rural job scheme helps eradicate poverty in rural areas: study

V. Sajeev Kumar

The much popular Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREG) Scheme has facilitated improving social and economic status of women and also helped eradicate poverty in rural areas.&... »

Ministry to help expedite monetisation of oil and gas blocks  

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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


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... »

Cut logistics cost to ‘Make More’ in India

President signs Ordinance for e-auction of coal

President gives nod to coal Ordinance; trade unions oppose move

Revised GST Bill in winter session: Jaitley

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

India’s FTAs not widening trade deficit: Commerce Ministry

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

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

Plastic manufacturers hail Karnataka industrial policy

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The Mangalore-based Canara Plastic Manufacturers’ and Traders’ Association (CPMTA) has said that the new Karnataka Industrial Policy will encourage manufacturing activities in the State. »

FIPB okays 20 FDI proposals worth Rs 988 cr


The Finance Ministry has cleared 20 FDI proposals including 6 in the pharma sector envisaging a total inflow of Rs 988.3 crore.The proposals of Fresenius Kabi Oncology for Rs 119 crore and... »

Festive season fails to enthuse realty market: JLL

V Rishi Kumar

The real estate market was not able to fully harness the benefits of market recovery, according to a top executive of global consultancy company Jones Lang Lasalle. While the Indian real... »

India must focus on value added steel: Deloitte

Debabrata Das

Indian steel companies should focus on adding capacity to the value added steel for specific end-users market as crude steel will continue to face oversupply pressures, said Nicholas Sowar,... »

‘Rupee depreciation led to fall of Indian wealth in 2014’

TORAL MUNSHI, Head of India Equity Research, Wealth Management, Credit Suisse

Arvind Jayaram, BL Research Bureau

Toral Munshi, Head of India Equity Research, Wealth Management, Credit Suisse, spoke to BusinessLine about the investment bank’s new ‘Global Wealth Report 2014’, which focused on we... »

Workers from Gurgaon-Manesar belt rally against labour law reforms

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Workers from various industrial units in the Gurgaon-Manesar belt in Haryana held a rally on Tuesday against the recent labour law reforms by the Narendra  Modi Government. The rally... »

Goa govt initiates clearance of 10 mining leases


The Goa mines department has moved a file clearing ten mining leases, initiating a major step to resume mining operations which have been stopped for the last two years. The file has bee... »

PM to review progress of infrastructure projects on Nov 5


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


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

The Arab world now ‘sees Narendra Modi differently’

Small units suffering because of power holidays: FAPCCI

Diesel price deregulation is credit positive, says Moody’s

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

Industry sceptical about benefits of coal block e-auctions

Cabinet clears Ordinance to re-auction coal blocks


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