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Corporate tax rate reduction will make India more competitive

Dismissing criticism that proposals in the Budget for 2015-16 are pro-corporate, Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das today said reduction in corporate tax rate will make India more competitive, and enable companies

Insurance bill introduced in LS amid opposition

A key economic reform bill, providing for raising the FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent, was introduced in Lok Sabha today amid stiff opposition by Left and

Chair to decide whether bill pending in RS can be tabled in LS

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien today said he would study the rules and give a ruling on whether a legislation, pending in the Upper House, can be introduced

Bharti Airtel, China Mobile to collaborate on 4G

Top telecommunications carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd said it would collaborate with China Mobile Ltd on growing fourth-generation (4G) mobile data services.

The two companies will also work on a joint

BJP-led govt trying to 'radically alter' 2013 Land Act: FM

Amid protests over land acquisition bill, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the BJP-led government is trying to "radically alter" the 2013 Land Act to ensure developmental activities especially

Serious need to boost public investment in infrastructure

In a nutshell, the government chose to spell out its thought process for the next 4 years through the Union Budget 2015-16, amply evident via measures on simplifying taxation structure

Driven by clear vision and strong intent

The first full budget of the government led by prime minister Narendra Modi has come at a time when green shoots of economic revival appear to be taking root.

Funding infra projects with public money

The finance minister had a tough task this year. Despite good intentions the infrastructure sector had not seen investment pickup

The focus is clearly on employment creation

The finance minister has presented a broad-based budget focused n accelerating India’s inclusive growth. The budget reiterates the major programmes and initiatives that have been previously announced – Jan

Affordable housing segment poised for major expansion

The Union budget 2015-16 has strongly indicated the Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s desire to move towards an annual growth of 8 per cent to 8.5 per cent per annum

  • Why would anybody in the world want to see a flower that exude the smell of rotting flesh.

  • 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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