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Social networks abuzz after hike in tobacco duty

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:17

Thursday took to the social media to either applaud the finance minister`s move to hike excise duty on cigarettes and tobacco products or to vent their ire against the proposal.

NDA govt had `guts` to implement rail fare hike: Gowda

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:07

Facing attack over recent hike in rail fare and freight, Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today said the NDA government had the "guts" to implement the proposal over which the UPA had developed cold feet.

Rupee appreciation, wage hike may impact margins of IT players: Barclays

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 17:21

"Margins are expected to be negatively impacted due to rupee appreciation (100bps impact) and also by wage hikes at TCS, Infosys and Wipro," Barclays said.

Periodic fuel price-linked passenger fare hike to continue

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 16:58

FDI will not be allowed in core operational areas, he said, adding these areas will remain with the Railways.

Increase courts, judges, hike retirement age: Law Commission

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 00:18

The Law Commission on Monday recommended setting up of additional courts, increasing retirement age of subordinate court judges and recruitment of new judges as some of the steps needed to deal with the perennial problem of delays and pendency of cases plaguing the judicial system.

Revoke hike for suburban trains in Delhi-NCR: Congress

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 23:08

Congress MP and the party`s whip in Lok Sabha, Deepinder Singh Hooda, on Monday asked the NDA government to roll back the rail fare hike for suburban trains for daily passengers in Delhi-NCR in the same way as it was done for Mumbai.

Mamata Banerjee orders strengthening vigil over market situation: FTO

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 23:07

Expressing concern over rising prices of vegetables, fish and essential commodities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday directed her officials to keep a strong vigil over the market trend.

Niche talent to see 20% salary hike this year: Teamlease

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:01

A number of other industries such as FMCD, FMCG, construction and real estate, media and entertainment and retail deliver salary growth rates upwards of 10 percent.

Litmus test for Narendra Modi Government as Budget Session begins today

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 01:50

As the Budget Session commences on Monday, all eyes will be set on the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, which would present its first Railway and Union Budget in the next few days.

RIL, BP slap arbitration notice on Govt for gas price hike

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 12:17

RIL-BP-Niko on June 17 served a formal arbitration notice naming London-based Sir David Steel as its arbitrator.

Govt rules out any immediate hike in prices of LPG, kerosene

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 00:43

Price of kerosene, which currently costs Rs 14.96 a litre in Delhi, was last hiked in June 2011 when its price was hiked by Rs 2.

No proposal to hike LPG, kerosene prices, says Oil Minister

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 15:21

The Oil Ministry will move the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) for raising kerosene and LPG prices as recommended by an expert committee.