Shruti Srivastava


Start-ups may get MAT exemptions, IPR earning waivers
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

In August, PM Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech had given a call for “Start-up India, Stand up India” to encourage innovation and increase employment for the youth.

GST bill: To balance Opposition demand, FinMin readying flexi blueprint
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

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

Healthcare to Swachh Bharat, how firms spent CSR funds
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Top 50 companies spent over Rs 4,600 cr in 2014-15 on CSR activities, most of them focussed on areas of their business operation.

Patent registration: Centre plans cutting approval time to 15 months from 5-6 yrs
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

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.

Terror funding: India freezes assets of 37 entities, blocks €300k this year
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

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

Swachh Bharat: As Centre piles on yet another cess, states throw down the gauntlet
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Economists say that while states’ apprehensions may be exaggerated, there is a merit in their argument as the contours of the latest cess — the Swachh Bharat levy — are not clear.

Govt investigating over 2,000 people flagged by MCA
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

Move continuation of crackdown the department had started early this year.

Land acquisition legislation: Amid Central logjam, states move forward
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

With the Bihar verdict not going in the BJP-led NDA’s favour, the road for the much delayed legislation only gets tougher from here.

19 crore people brought under banking system in 17 months, claims PM Modi
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

PM Modi said the view of the government now was reforms should be inclusive and broad-based and not limited to a few standard notions.

Rankings spur tax collection: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru top 2
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

The ranking of zones have been done on parameters including recovery of past arrears, audit recovery, anti-evasion recovery, scrutiny of returns and detailed manual scrutiny.

Impact of reforms to reflect in next year’s report: Amitabh Kant
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Amitabh Kant tells indian Express that more reforms are underway and the full impact of undertaken reforms will get reflected in the next year’s report.

Meat trade: Caught in the crossfire
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Post the controversy surrounding cow slaughter, harassment of transporters in the name of animal cruelty, looting of livestock and extortion has gone up, according to those involved in the business.

Govt to meet with states on Monday over GST logjam
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

Will discuss various issues along with draft reports on business processes on GST registration, refunds.

New policy may link incentives with job creation in factories
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

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

Tax case: Vodafone may opt for settlement route
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

Sources told The Indian Express that Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao showed the inclination to settle the tax dispute case out of the arbitration court when he met finance minister Arun Jaitley later during the evening on Wednesday.

Govt considers Rs 3,000 crore incentive to revive slipping exports
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

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.

Coming soon, a sunset clause on tax exemption
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

These steps have been outlined in the road map being readied by the department for phasing out corporate exemptions and are likely to figure in the Union Budget for the next fiscal to be presented in February 2016.

RBI rate cut: Small savings to feel the squeeze
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Investors in small savings schemes should get ready for a lower interest rate regime as inflation takes a slide and banks prune their lending rates to stay competitive.

Smart cities, clean energy, defence to top priorities during Angela Merkel India visit
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

German chancellor to meet PM today under India, Germany intergovernmental consultations framework.

Exports from states: Bihar up to 17th but top of list in rate of growth
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

Bihar that’s registered the highest CAGR — of over 78 per cent annually between 2009-10 and 2014-15, led by export of cereals, mineral fuels, edible vegetables and pharmaceutical products.

ComMin seeks interest waiver, sops
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Lowering cost of capital, increase in EXIM Bank’s capacity for export projects also being discussed.

Ease of biz: Govt pushes states to implement over 300 proposals
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

Will be assessed next year on recommendations, have to take action on all these by December.

Decline in global demand: ComMin to meet next week over falling exports
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

India’s export fell for a ninth straight month — 20.66% from a year earlier to $21.26 bn in August.

MUDRA Yojana to get a push from PM Modi
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

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

Call drops: Dialogue lost on a distorted line
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

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 suffering silently.

Indo-US bilateral meet: Assistance for smart cities, more trade access, skilling on Centre’s agenda
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

The bilateral trade stands at around $100 billion and the US-India Business Council had said that it could touch $500-billion mark over the next one decade.

CBEC to officials: Kill delays, deliver quality judgment
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Acknowledges not passing orders in time earned it the wrath of various courts, appellate authorities.

Markets see a sharp rebound as PM Modi meets industrialists
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The acknowledgement of global concerns which are impacting India calmed the BSE Sensex, which had closed below the 25,000-mark for the first time in 15 months, losing 308 points on Monday.

India Inc petitions govt: From land laws to levy, ease it all
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Corporates along with CII, Ficci and PHD Chambers have made recommendations to improve ease of doing business in India.

Single-brand retail: Skechers, Nike, Adidas among eight proposals
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

US-based Skechers, a $2-billion company, has sought approval for undertaking single-brand retail trading of its products in the country.

Missing the deadline for filing Income Tax returns: What’s at stake?
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

According to the Income Tax Act, one can’t carry forward the loss if he has not filed the ITR on time.

Google wants confidentiality as CCI probe finds it ‘abused search dominance’
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

When contacted, a Google spokesperson said, “We are currently reviewing this report from the CCI’s ongoing investigation."

Google abused dominance in India, finds Competition watchdog probe
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Anti-trust watchdog CCI will soon begin final hearings into alleged anti-competitive practices of Google, which is accused of misusing its dominance in India.

Joint lenders’ forum: Veering around a ‘sub-optimal’ solution
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

With net NPAs of all scheduled commercial banks rising over 44% in 2014 over 2013, the debate on the mechanism of joint lenders’ forum has only got shriller.

Loan Push to Realty: Bankers’, developers’ ‘once more’ chorus for the teasers gain traction
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

The RBI should try to understand and take into account the cost involved — floor space index cost, administrative cost, construction cost etc.

Sovereign credit rating review S&P to hold meet with RBI, FinMin next week
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

The agency will discuss the steps taken by the government for ushering in structural reforms like GST and health of state-owned enterprises.