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Jet Airways: Synergy meets government officials to discuss airline’s revival

The government, however, has serious concerns on whether the investment from the Synergy Group will comply with Indian FDI rules, as the group is yet to find an Indian partner.

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Gone up in smoke: Cabinet approves Ordinance to ban electronic cigarettes

According to Sitharaman, while e-cigarettes are marketed as products to help people quit smoking, they are really not so less harmful as touted to be, and have been blamed for directly causing at leas

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PSU disinvestment: Open to closure of MMTC, STC and PEC, says Piyush Goyal

Managements of STC and PEC are being asked to pursue voluntary retirements of staff vigourously. Current projects handled by STC and PEC could be taken over by other PSUs or even MMTC initially if the

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Suzuki to Maruti: Cut costs at plants

Sources aware of the development said that Suzuki advised Maruti on these lines last month when a group of 25 personnel of the latter, including 18 permanent workers, visited Japan.

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Coffee Day sells GV Techpark for Rs 2,700 crore to pare debt

The firm had recently appointed IDFC Securities as an advisor to identify strategic options, including divestment of its holding in Coffee Day Global and other group companies (other than SICAL Logist

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CG Power probe: Sebi bans Gautam Thapar from markets

The expenses for the aforementioned forensic audit shall be borne by the company. The above directions from the market regulator shall come into force with immediate effect and shall be in force till

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Oil on boil: Markets crash for second successive day

The US Federal Reserve is scheduled to meet over September 17-18 to consider a cut in interest rates. Market expects a 0.25% cut in rates. Credit Suisse prefers equity as an asset class in this low

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JSW Steel to go ahead with Rs 50,000 crore capex plan

“There are not many players expanding capacity. So, if you can create capacity by the time the industry looks up, maybe after 2-3 quarters, we are fine,” Rao said.

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Electronics Manufacturing: Ravi Shankar Prasad sets up task force to facilitate investments

To this effect, Prasad instructed his ministry to set up an institutionalised mechanism in the form of a task force that would regularly interact with the industry, take their suggestions and address

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Bhushan Power: NCLAT declines to pass order on JSW Steel’s plea

hile the deadline of October 5 for implementing the plan still stands, the appellate tribunal said it may dispose of JSW Steel’s appeal in the next hearing slated on October 14, 2019.

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Trade wars: Modi, Trump may soon clinch a deal

“We are in dialogues with the US on a number of issues and as we firm up the specifics, we will inform you once the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and the US President sit down and finalise...We hav

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How India will be impacted by attack on Saudi crude oil processing facilities

The petroleum ministry said oil refiners have been informed of sustained crude supplies by Saudi Arabia but added that it was closely monitoring the situation.

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Terror strike in Saudi Arabia: Oil prices jump most since 1991 Gulf crisis

Brent crude futures rose as much as 19.5% to $71.95 per barrel, the biggest intraday jump since January 14, 1991. By 10:37 am EDT (1437 GMT), the international benchmark was up $6.4330, or 10.7%, at $

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Ayushmann Khurrana doubles brand endorsement fee after a string of hits

The actor, after recently being honoured with the ‘Best Actor’ award at the 66th National Film Awards for his performance in Andhadhun, has sharply hiked his brand endorsement fee from Rs 90 lakh-

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Why not pay HCC dues of Rs 6,070 crore? SC asks govt and NHAI

The company said it has to receive money from government bodies under arbitration awards, which are deemed to be dues under the Arbitration Act.

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PM-KMY: Over 14 lakh join Modi govt’s pension scheme for farmers

According to the agriculture census 2015-16, out of 12.56 crore small and marginal farmers (based on operational holdings), only 14.36% were female.

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PSU Disinvestment: IOC, NTPC, BPCL, GAIL may go into private hands this fiscal

Stake sales in the Maharatna firms — namely IOC, NTPC, BPCL and GAIL — could happen either through the OFS or ETF route; strategic sale of at least one of them is also on the radar. In all these C

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Bonanza for PSU insurers: National, Oriental and United may get Rs 12,000 crore after merger

Since the Budget 2019-20 hasn’t made any provision of funds for insurers, the department of financial services (DFS) will soon seek supplementary demand of Rs 12,000 crore for this purpose, the sour

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Facebook VP Nick Clegg says India’s policy will decide the fate of internet

Clegg joined Facebook last year against the backdrop of the social media giant facing immense pressure over issues like bypassing of government regulation, data protection and fake news.

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Car sales slump deepens in September

“Sales during the shraadh period are negligible and since the period ends on September 28, the entire month is likely to be a complete washout,” a Maruti Suzuki dealer said.

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Existing export policy to be replaced with Rs 50,000 cr scheme, all you need to know

The existing remission of central and state levies scheme, meant for just garments and made-ups exports, will also be subsumed by the new scheme called Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Product.

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Good news for homebuyers! Stuck housing projects to get Rs 10,000-crore lift

The new fund will have an NIIF-like structure where the government will contribute half of the corpus and other investors, including foreign ones and domestic financial institutions like LIC, will do

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Digital payments: NPCI cuts ceiling on merchant fees to banks

The merchant discount rate (MDR) for QR-based card transactions has also been fixed at no more than 0.5%, going up to Rs 150 per transaction.

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Car sales slump: Mahindra extends plants shutdown for 3 days

In a stock exchange filing, the Mumbai-based automaker said its automotive sector plants will be shut for an additional three days, while the farm equipment manufacturing plants will be shut for one-t

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From bad to worse? Exports contracts 6.1 pct in August, imports collapse

Trade deficit remained as high as $13.45 billion, slightly higher than in July.

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E-Assessment: I-T returns vetting now only in ‘faceless’ mode

The e-assessment Scheme 2019, however, would provide an opportunity to the assessee to seek a personal hearing but it would have to be conducted exclusively through video conferencing.

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RBI puts out draft norms for ‘on tap’ licensing of SFBs

he promoter stake will have to be brought down to a maximum of 30% of the paid-up voting equity capital within 10 years, and to a maximum of 15% within 15 years from the date of commencement of busine

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