Shruti Srivastava

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Lok Sabha elections: BJP manifesto to focus on more jobs, infra growth

With elections poised to start in days, the BJP – which is yet to announce its manifesto – is banking on the support of around 220 million Indians it says have directly benefited from the government’s flagship programs,

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Falling exports: Centre-states meet on Jan 7 to discuss FTAs, worries over taxation

So far, 26 states have appointed export commissioners while around 15 states are working on a trade policy.

Indian economy News

India, China in focus: US lawmakers write to GAO over fake drug concern

Questions USFDA's progress in meeting demands

Industry News

Unresolved trade pact: India to meet European Union in January

Months after it called off talks between chief negotiators of the two sides on free trade agreement (FTA) to protest against the ban on sale of around 700 pharma products of a domestic company, India will meet officials from

Greece crisis News

Coming soon: More disclosures for MNCs in India

Multinational companies in India may be required to make comprehensive disclosures relating to their revenues, taxes paid, staff strength and assets in different countries where they operate from the next financial year.

mncs financial disclosure News

To curb smuggling of endangered timber, India to join global alliance

Early in April, DRI had launched ‘Operation Sesha’ by roping in 17 countries to check red sanders smuggling; it seized red sanders worth 451 metric tonnes during the April-May

timber, wood, illegal trade of wood, operation sesha News

GST bill: To balance Opposition demand, FinMin readying flexi blueprint

Option open: Doing away with extra 1% levy on manufacturing states for 2 years.

GST bill News

How much RIL, ONGC and other top 50 companies spent on CSR

India's top 50 companies that make up the benchmark Nifty index at the National Stock Exchange claim to have spent over Rs 4,600 crore in the financial year ended March 2015 on corporate social responsibilities.

Corporate Social Responsibility News

Patent registration: Centre plans cutting approval time to 15 months from 5-6 yrs

As many as 2,26,339 patent applications were pending as on July 31, 2015, due to shortage of professionals, according to the government data.

patent examination News

Terror funding: India freezes assets of 37 entities, blocks €300k this year

Saudi Arabia tops the list of countries with maximum convictions in terror financing cases, followed by the US, Turkey, Algeria & France.

Terror funding News

Govt investigating over 2,000 people flagged by MCA

Move continuation of crackdown the income-tax department had commenced early this year

income tax department News

Govt to meet with states on Monday over GST logjam; to take up 8-point Congress dissent

The meeting is also likely to take up the eight-point dissent given by the Congress members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee, which had submitted its report on the Bill in May.

gst News

New policy may link incentives with job creation in factories

Sectors to include auto, textiles and leather, which provide employment to over 23 million currently.

textile mills News

Govt considers Rs 3,000 crore incentive to revive slipping exports

Reeling under sliding exports due to slow global demand, exporters have been urging the government for some time now to release the interest subvention allocated in the Budget.

shipping News

RBI rate cut after-effects: Small savings to feel the squeeze

The government’s announcement that interest rates offered by a range of small saving schemes would be reviewed in the wake of the RBI repo rate cut has reignited the debate on the impact that such schemes have on the lendin

saving News

Coming soon, a sunset clause on tax exemption

The income tax department is planning to introduce a sunset clause for open-ended corporate tax exemptions while simultanously pruning the list of sectors that are entitled to such benefits on research and development, and ca

tax News

Bid to push exports: ComMin seeks interest waiver, sops

The commerce ministry also said that the government should focus on leveraging potential for services, such as tourism, which has potential of $75 billion per annum and education.

Nirmala Sitharaman on fdi News

MUDRA Yojana to get a push from PM Modi

Modi is scheduled to launch a mega credit campaign from Jharkhand on October 2.

modi in us News

Why call drop problem may not be resolved any time soon

Government and telecom service providers are engaged in a blame game where each party is expressing its limitations and responsibilities regarding the issue of call drops, even as data reveals that subscribers are the ones su

call drops News

Indo-US bilateral meet: Assistance for smart cities, more trade access, skilling on Centre’s agenda

US trade representative Michael Froman and Nirmala Sitharaman will hold a bilateral meeting on September 22 after attending India-US CEO Forum a day before.

Nirmala Sitharaman News

CBEC to officials: Kill delays, deliver quality judgment

Irked by extensive delays in passing adjudication orders, the central board of excise and customs (CBEC) has rapped its field officials and asked them to strictly adhere to the time limit for passing adjudication orders, caut

Economy News

Google abused dominance in India, finds CCI probe

Google Inc allegedly “abused its dominance” in the Indian market by incorporating clauses in its agreements with users that restricted them from availing services of third-party search engines.

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Loan Push to Realty: Bankers’, developers’ ‘once more’ chorus for the teasers gain traction

State Bank of India’s demand to bring back teaser loan products has generated a lot of excitement among developers who are saying that the move will not only revive demand in the real estate segment, but will also bolster t

Economy News

Govt must accord high priority to Skill India to realise Make in India: Arvind Subramanian

Highly dynamic and productive sectors such as telecom and finance face skill shortage, “thereby limiting the benefit of the underlying dynamism,” chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian

Arvind Subramanian News

Indian rupee fall effect: Some exporters stand to gain, hedging costs to rise for most

Labour-intensive sectors such as gems and jewellery will not benefit from the depreciation of the rupee.

century plyboards shares News

Foreign firms crowd out domestic cos in patent applications

Around 43,000 applications filed annually. Out of the total applications, just 28% are filed by Indians; Only 3% of the patents are commercialised.

patent examination News

FSSAI CEO on Nestle’s Maggi: If their product was safe, why did they destroy it?

Maggi samples given clean chits were from factory that manufactures largely for exports, says FSSAI.

Nestle Maggi noodles News