Thursday, Dec 18, 2014



HDFC Bank launches banking app for mobiles from Varanasi
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

The PM’s constituency seems to have become the new hot spot for corporate launches.

PAC raps I-T dept for surge in uncollected taxes, laxity
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

The proposal is pending with the law ministry.

‘Predictability in taxation policy and rules needed’
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Given its strength in diamond polishing and processing, global companies are looking at deepening ties with India.

‘Our focus is the diamond jewellery and gifting market, which has a potential of $2-3 billion’
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Anglo-Australian firm Rio Tinto is enthusiastic about the opportunities India has to offer even as its prime mining project...

DIPP to move Cabinet on merging FDI, FPI limits into a composite cap
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

The committee had recommended 49 per cent foreign investment through the automatic route in all sectors except defence, insurance and media.

FTA with Customs Union on the table during Putin visit
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

India will seek to steer the process for a comprehensive economic cooperation pact within the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Fast-track resolution of SEZ issues : PMO to ministries
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

Urges commerce and finance ministries to resolve the dividend distribution tax and minimum alternate tax issues at the earliest.

Govt set to iron out ‘thorny’ provisions in Companies Act
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

A draft Cabinet note has been floated by the corporate affairs ministry.

Trade policy review: WTO team set to visit India this week
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

The condition of domestic content requirement has attracted criticism from countries like the US, which have termed it as protectionist.

Govt to relax exit option for FDI in real estate
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Currently, investors are permitted to exit on completion of the project or after three years from the date of final investment.

At G20 talks, India to come out strongly against ‘mandatory’ arbitration for tax
Thu, Nov 13, 2014

The issue of international arbitration for tax figures on the agenda of the talks on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting.

Automatic exchange of tax info, balanced growth on G-20 agenda
Tue, Nov 11, 2014

India will push for a reduction in the remittance costs of non-residents at the summit and seek a dialogue on gas markets.

Jayant Sinha sets himself a growth target
Tue, Nov 11, 2014

Jayant Sinha is the son of former finance minister Yashwant Sinha and a first-time MP.

Stringent Land Acquisition law to be amended even without Opposition’s support: Jaitley
Mon, Nov 10, 2014

The Land Acquisition Act was passed during the previous UPA regime with the then opposition BJP supported it in Parliament.

JLR owner Cyrus Mistry seeks nod to import ‘most beautiful’ 1971 E-type
Sat, Nov 08, 2014

TATA Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry has sought the government’s permission to import an E-type Jaguar of 1971 vintage, which was famously described by Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the eponymous Italian sports car manufacturer as “the most beautiful car ever made”. The permission has been sought from the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) because, […]

Tax rates firmed up as GST gets set for 2016 rollout
Fri, Nov 07, 2014

Govt looking at 11% for Centre, 12% for states; may figure in Budget.

Jail term, severe penalties for guilty in black money in the works: SIT
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

In any other case, the rigorous imprisonment will not be less than three months and can be extended up to two years with fine.

Government says its hands tied, defers tax treaty signing
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Govt says can’t commit on confidentiality until word from Supreme Court.

After HomeMin, Customs now plans passenger risk-profiling
Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Frequent fliers from risk-prone regions to be under scanner.

As gold smuggling rises, DRI calls for lower import duty
Mon, Oct 27, 2014

The CAD during the first quarter of the current fiscal, narrowed down to 1.7 per cent of GDP from 4.8 per cent of GDP during the same period last fiscal.

New IP policy: IMG to focus on commercialisation
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

India has been under pressure from the developed countries, mainly the US, regarding its IPR regime, more so in the pharma sector.

Volkswagen seeks meeting with ComMin on investment push
Tue, Oct 14, 2014

VW is the first multinational manufacturer to approach the Centre with its “future plans “ after the launch of ‘Make in India’

Running out of time, HMT tries to sell watches online
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

Ties up with Flipkart to sell 3,000 watches, also in talks with other online retailers; company says news of shutdown has boosted demand.

Centre vetoes Gujarat’s idea of retaining 2% of integrated GST
Thu, Oct 09, 2014

State’s proposal would need a special Constitutional amendment.

New index to replace WPI likely by FY16; trials to begin soon
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

The PPI provides a broader coverage in terms of products and industries and it also includes services, something which is not a part of the WPI.

CBEC to port regulators: Need faster customs clearances
Tue, Oct 07, 2014

Upgrade facilities and increase manpower says customs board.

Govt brings out revised GST Bill, accommodates key demands of states
Mon, Oct 06, 2014

A key demand of states to keep petrol and alcohol outside the purview of the GST has been met partially.

Asean FTA review shows India ‘got almost nothing’
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

India had formally signed the services and trade agreements with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

CLB rejects Reebok’s compounding plea
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Sportswear firm had sought settlement process for offences under Companies Act.

WTO commitment: DGFT seeks paring of textile sector incentives
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

The sector got sops worth Rs 20,000 crore in 2013-14 under several schemes including focus market scheme and focus product scheme.

WTO seeks early resolution of stalemate
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

India has a concrete solution to end the TFA impasse and will be taken up at when the Prime Minister meets US President Barack Obama.

Manufacturing vision kicked-off after a full dress rehearsal
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Wieden Kennedy India was the creative agency tasked with bringing out the campaign in a span of two months.

APEC’s apparel mart mirrors the waning fortunes of textile exports
Thu, Sep 25, 2014

The ‘one stop shop’ in Gurgaon runs de-recognised institute, showrooms vacant.

Samsung, Honda, Mercedes heads among invitees to Make in India
Tue, Sep 23, 2014

The broader target audience is 3,000-odd manufacturing companies across the globe.

Congress faces heat in Aircel-Maxis deal probe
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

The CBI chargesheet against the Maran brothers along with others in the 2G spectrum scam has put the Congress on the defensive once again. The chargesheet says that the “circumstances” of the FIPB approval granted by then finance minister P Chidambaram to Global Communication Services is being investigated by the CBI. Here is an explanation […]

SFIO finds Saradha siphoned off R2,500 cr; money trail established
Tue, Sep 16, 2014

‘Firm ran several chit funds and collective investment schemes; duped lakhs of investors’.