The structure for social welfare spending under the new companies law is "absolutely well drafted" allowing corporates to spend money towards CSR activities without any ambiguity, government said on Wednesday.
Tightening its grip over illegal import of Chinese crackers which are reportedly flooding the Indian market, the Centre has issued a public notification warning importers and public of the legal consequences they would face if involved with it.
On a key visit to firm-up the ground for President Xi Jinping's visit to Delhi, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said China has shown keen interest to commit major investments in India besides addressing its concerns over mounting trade deficit.
Clearing government stand on FDI in multi-brand retailing, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the NDA government will not "entertain" foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail.
Congress on Monday created uproar in Rajya Sabha and targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks that the previous UPA government sacrificed the interests of the poor at WTO and demanded a clarification from him in the House along with a discussion.
PMK, an ally of NDA, on Saturday welcomed a BJP Minister`s reply in Tamil to a question in Parliament, but claimed its leader Anbumani Ramadoss was the first Union Minister in recent years to have used the regional language.
Congress on Monday staged a walkout from Lok Sabha complaining "lack of business" and said debate on several major issues sought by it was getting a back seat with only matters raised by the government given priority.
Minister of State for Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge), Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman, deeply condoled the loss of lives in an explosion of a GAIL gas pipeline in Andhra Pradesh.
The Centre`s decision to review free trade agreements (FTA), the policy on special economic zone (SEZ) and the Companies Act does not mean going back on the decisions of the previous government, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman clarified Saturday.