Worried about a further spike in prices of pulses in coming months, the Centre today asked state governments not to levy local taxes like VAT and mandi fees on dals, besides taking stern action against hoarders to boost supply and bring down rates.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday won power for the first time in the northeastern state of Assam, a victory that will help his right-wing nationalist government recover some reform momentum after poll losses last year.
With Mamata Bannerjee set to assume her chair for the second term as West Bengal Chief Minister, the ruling BJP might see a revival of hope for the passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill –that has been pending for a very long time.
New Delhi: Forecasting Indian economy to grow 7.5 percent in the current and next year, Moody's Investors Service today said the expansion is primarily driven by rising consumption and sustained improvement in private investment was needed to maintain the momentum.
Only a few, including Jan Dhan and Swachh Bharat, have caught "imagination" of the country in the first two years of the Modi government while most of its other schemes have escaped notice, a CMS study finds out.
Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said new LPG connections would be reaching five crore women at the below poverty level (BPL) during the next three years through the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), a scheme for providing free LPG connections to women of BPL households.
Indian consumers were the most confident in the world in terms of job prospects, personal finances and concerns in the first quarter of 2016 with their confidence index touching a nine-year high during the period, according to a study by global performance management company, Nielsen.
The central government is trying to balance out the burden of the 7th pay commission payout on the exchequer. As per reports, though the salaries of the government employees will be paid in July as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, the arrears from January 2016, will be disbursed only August onwards.