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WTO Bali agreement to sharply lower transaction cost: Ficci

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:50

Ahead of a meeting that is likely to decide on India's stand on WTO Bali agreement, industry body Ficci today said the pact will sharply lower transaction cost for exporters, thereby boosting their competitiveness.

Learning martial arts is necessity for women: Asha Bhosle

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 18:53

Legendary singer Asha Bhosle is all for women empowerment. While the 81-year-old believes that women must learn to strike the right balance between their personal and professional lives, she says learning a martial art has become essential for the safety of women.

10 crore houses in rural India do not have toilets: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:24

Around 10 crore households in rural India do not have toilets for which the government will need to spend Rs 1,50,000 crore to eliminate open defecation by 2022, a top government official said on Tuesday.

Govt willing to address difficulties in Cos Act implementation

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 23:06

Industry groups - CII, Ficci, Assocham and PHDCCI - emphasised upon the need to ensure progression and development of business, and avoid unintended negative outcomes.

Ficci hails Goyal's move to address coal-related issues

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 19:44

Ficci said steps like reducing the fuel for e-auction and streamlining environmental clearances with time-bound approvals will help increase supplies.

Roll out new national health policy, FICCI asks government

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 20:40

FICCI has asked the government to roll out a new national health policy for ensuring universal health coverage.

Expedite IT refunds through online passbook mechanism: Ficci

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 19:31

Industry body Ficci has asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to expedite IT refunds by making the process taxpayer-friendly through issuance of an online passbook linked with the permanent account number (PAN) in which refunds are credited as dues for each financial year.

India Inc hails RBI's move to cut SLR

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 17:46

India Inc Tuesday said a cut in key rates by the Reserve Bank would have been propitious for growth, even as it hailed the central bank's move to slash SLR, saying it will give more room to banks for onward lending to the corporate sector.

IDBI Bank inks agreement to finance FICCI's MSME members

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 18:25

A MoU was signed by IDBI Bank Deputy Managing Director B K Batra, FICCI Secretary General A Didar Singh.

FICCI delegation meets FM; suggests pre-budget measures

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 17:09

A FICCI delegation called on new Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and suggested to him that the government declare as a policy that retrospective action shall not be resorted to, except in rarest cases.

FICCI welcomes US decision on India on IPR front

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 09:03

India made it clear it will not take part in any unilateral investigation by the US on its intellectual property rights (IPRs).

Ficci to hold Nepal Investment Summit in India

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 22:38

Aiming to enhance India's investments in Nepal, Ficci on Wednesday said it will hold a Nepal Investment Summit in India in the near future.