Amitav Ranjan

Articles By Amitav Ranjan

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Sebi seeks seat on RBI board, more powers

The capital market regulator’s move comes amid crisis in the loosely-regulated NBFC sector that has adversely impacted some debt mutual funds which are directly regulated by it.

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We’re already in the red, ONGC lets minister know

The Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is reluctant to shoulder the burden of a cut in diesel and petrol prices and it seems more likely that the reduction will have to be effected through cuts in excise duty or state taxes

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Moshe, Netanyahu to visit Mumbai in Jan; PM Modi to head to Palestine in Feb

Nine years after two-year-old Moshe Holtzberg left Chabad House in Mumbai, after his parents were killed in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, he is likely to visit the city in mid-January, during Israel Prime Minister Benjamin

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From Whistleblowers to Companies Act stuck despite Parliament nod; here’s why

Whistleblowers to Companies Act, depts haven’t worked out rules

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LPG subsidy: I-T returns copy may be needed to avail benefits

The IT Act forbids the income tax department from sharing income details of an assessee unless the Central government specifies an officer, authority or body to receive the data to perform his or its functions under a law.

Economy News

State road ministers: Fix 8 years as life of all commercial vehicles

The bench has now posted the matter for May 9 to examine the plea for modification of its order whereby all diesel-run taxis had been ordered to go off the roads after April 30.

India News

Eye on medical tourism, Govt clears e-visas for patients

Applicants from nearly 150 countries eligible for e-tourist visas will be able to send online applications for medical visas with scanned copies of medical prescriptions from a government-accredited hospital of his/ her count

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Zara Muskura Do: Modi government to showcase success stories to mark 2 years

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting will launch an eight-hour talk show ‘Zara Muskura Do’ — the “do” pun in the title to mark two years of the NDA government — on May 26 to showcase the government’s succe

India News

Private firm’s stalled refinery project may get PSU funds

It’s not just sick fertiliser companies that the NDA government plans to revive using public funds.

Economy News

In sharp departure, Narendra Modi govt may tell healthy PSUs to heal sick ones

The idea now is to provide “assured market and additional concessions” for these plants so that the “PSUs do not face any viability issues and their investments are fully protected.”

Industry News

Chabahar port: India in a hurry to clear $150 mn Iran credit line

With China making repeated attempts to wean away India from Chabahar Port upgrade, New Delhi is rushing through a $150-million credit line for Iran and is fast-tracking bilateral negotiations to seal further business alliance

Chabahar port News

Coal linkages through auction: Exempt power plants for now, says CoalMin

Under the proposal, captive power not to find exemption

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India set to oppose World Bank’s new conditions for project loans

World Bank’s proposed ESS framework envisages new standards, mainly in respect of labour and working conditions, while making many environmental safeguards 'more stringent'.

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Stuck in the pipeline: A $4 bn deep-sea gas project

A UN resolution last March has dashed India’s hope for a natural gas pipeline from the Middle East. Internal assessment is that a proposed deep-sea gas pipeline from Oman and Iran would run into a diplomatic roadblock follo

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Curbing e-waste generation: Top tech firms denied permission to import second hand equipment

Apple had sought permission to import one lakh used iPhone and 2.5 lakh iPads to explore the Indian market for “refurbished EEE”.

Apple iphone News

LPG subsidy cut to Rs 18 per kg, NDA govt says consumer price to remain unchanged

Signaling its reluctance to decontrol pricing, the NDA government is providing a fixed LPG subsidy of Rs 18 per kg.

LPG subsidy News

OilMin initiates collection of $195 mn penalty imposed on Reliance Industries

The petroleum ministry has started collecting the $195-million penalty it imposed on Reliance Industries Ltd for producing less natural gas from KG-D6 field than what it had pledged in the revised field development plan.

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Central government buildings to have crèches, ministries will furnish, train nurses

For opening a crèche, the minimum number required has been fixed at 15 women employees.

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Aviation Ministry for conversion of Rs 4,000-cr govt equity in Air India to grant

Grant would make AI operationally profitable in fiscal 2015-16.

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As crude price falls, Centre halts ONGC, OIL subsidy payouts

Freeze on fuel subsidy share as long as oil remains $60 per barrel, says Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

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Probe Reliance Industries lawyers over alleged ‘link’ with gas arbitrator: Dharmendra Pradhan asks RAW

Govt says it 'suspects' presiding lawyer has ‘continuing’ links with Reliance Industries' legal team.

Reliance Industries, RIL gas dispute News

Companies Act: Despite Law Ministry advice, floor for paid-up capital removed

Law ministry red-flagged the move saying minimum paid-up capital is a check against proliferation of shell companies.

Industry News

As oil subsidy falls, hurdles to sharing holds up payouts

Subsidy burden on sale of LPG, diesel and kerosene has declined 20 per cent to Rs 82,844 crore in 2014-15 but the burden...

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OilMin to upstream regulator: Solve block disputes by Nov 30

Resolution to boost production by 250 mn barrels of crude a year

Economy News

After ONGC case fallout, Oil ministry tells PSUs not to drag govt to court

The petroleum ministry plans to issue an order to all its public sector undertakings not to file court cases against ...

Economy News

Dipping crude price not to benefit public as govt plans to raise duty on petrol, diesel

Petrol has lost Rs 12 per litre in over a year while diesel has gone down Rs 5 per litre in less than three months.

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LPG subsidy fixed at Rs 568, cooking gas price to change after March

PMO fixed the subsidy for domestic LPG, setting the stage for deregulating the pricing of domestic cooking gas.

Economy News