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PM invites Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh for tea

Reaching out to main opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh for tea this evening during which issues like GST may come up.

Solar power to illuminate 140 Naxal-hit villages in Chhattisgarh

As many as 140 remote villages and hamlets in Naxal-affected areas of Chhattisgarh which have no electricity supply even 68 years after the country's independence will soon be illuminated with

Unilever aims to use only renewable energy by 2030

Consumer goods maker Unilever said it would switch to using only renewable energy by 2030 and would stop using energy from coal by 2020, as businesses jostle to highlight their

MAT to raise dust despite govt speak

Even after the Supreme Court put to rest the MAT issue in the Castleton case, the tax department and the foreign institutional investors (FIIs) are slugging it out in the Bombay High Court.

Government gives tax breaks to shipbuilding

The central government on Thursday announced tax concessions, including excise exemption, to build capacity in the local shipbuilding industry across the entire value chain.

Cong inclined if GST is kept below 20%

The proposed goods and services tax (GST) should be set at a rate of less than 20 per cent, the opposition Congress party said on Thursday, signalling willingness to compromise

Green signal to Rs 11,654 crore for infra upgrade

The Centre has cleared proposals worth Rs 11,654 crore which are aimed towards improving basic infrastructure and facilities in 272 cities and towns.
The proposals approved include investments worth Rs

Trai seeks views on spectrum auction paper by Dec 28

Telecom regulatory authority of India (Trai) issued a consultation paper for valuation and reserve price of spectrum to be auctioned in the next round. The agency has invited stakeholder

RBI allows foreign investors to buy bonds in default

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday attempted to develop a junk bond market by allowing foreign portfolio investors (FPI) to buy corporate bonds issued by a company that

GST a 'brahmastra' for India in difficult global economy: Assocham

As the Winter Session of Parliament began today, industry body Assocham appealed to the Opposition parties to help in the passage of GST bill as it can be a 'brahmastra'

  • The biggest event during the Thanksgiving Day in America is actually run by a departmental store.

  • National pharmaceutical policy to be out soon

    The controversial National Pharmaceutical Policy may finally see the light of the day with the health ministry and chemicals ministry sorting out differences over some proposals in the policy.

  • India, Pak agree to inspect water projects

    India and Pakistan have agreed to allow their experts to inspect two major water projects in the Kashmir region,

  • WTO deal still elusive

    The WTO has finally created unity among its 152 members — but unfortunately for head Pascal Lamy, the only thing all states agree on is that the prospect of a new trade deal is still far away.

  • Foreign shippers seek level-playing field

    Foreign ship owners have asked the directorate general of shipping for a level-playing field and a “rethink” on its latest order banning overseas vessels, which are over 25 years old

  • Plea to extend crop insurance

    Andhra wants cut-off date for crop insurance of non-loanee farmers to be extended to September.

  • Healthcare needs Rs 3,70,000cr

    India will need investments of Rs 3,70,000 crore for healthcare facilities, a study said.

  • Sugar price may go up

    Sugar prices may rise to an unreasonable level if the sale of buffer stock quantum is kept voluntary.

  • NMCE starts new series in metals

    NMCE will start new series for future contracts in non-ferrous metals from August 1.

  • Do call register

    The Supreme Court has suggested introduction of a new ‘do call register’ facility to curb the telemarketing menace.


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