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After demonetisation and GST, Modi govt sets sight on new Direct Tax law

After demonetisation and GST, Modi govt sets sight on new Direct Tax law

The move, which is aimed to make direct taxes - income and corporate - simple, comes ahead of BJP-led government's last full Budget.

Nov 23, 2017, 10:05 AM IST
Modi government planning to ban Cheque books to push digital transaction?

Modi government planning to ban Cheque books to push digital transaction?

The government has been pushing for a less-cash economy and promoting digital transactions, especially post- demonetisation of high value currency in November last year.

Nov 21, 2017, 18:32 PM IST
Chillar talk is just small change: Miss World Manushi reacts to Shashi Tharoor's tweet

Chillar talk is just small change: Miss World Manushi reacts to Shashi Tharoor's tweet

The beauty queen, the first Indian to win the Miss World crown in 16 years, took to Twitter Monday to react to the politician’s tweet.

Nov 20, 2017, 15:55 PM IST
Maharashtra water minister pees by roadside, rivals say Swachh Bharat has failed

Maharashtra water minister pees by roadside, rivals say Swachh Bharat has failed

A minister in the Devendra Fadnavis government has caused embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Nov 20, 2017, 09:18 AM IST
PM Modi-led BJP government third most-trusted government in world: Report

PM Modi-led BJP government third most-trusted government in world: Report

Nearly 74 percent Indians expressed confidence in the Modi government.

Nov 20, 2017, 08:16 AM IST

Modi govt clutching at straws to reclaim lost credibility: Congress

Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala also sought to downplay Moody's rating upgrade of India, saying the same agency had miscalculated US subprime mortgages before the economic meltdown.

Nov 17, 2017, 16:03 PM IST
Demolish or protect? SC tells Modi government to clear stand on Ram Setu

Demolish or protect? SC tells Modi government to clear stand on Ram Setu

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to clear its stand on the Ram Setu case within six weeks. 

Nov 13, 2017, 12:38 PM IST
Furniture, kitchen and confectionery items among 178 goods become cheaper after big GST cut

Furniture, kitchen and confectionery items among 178 goods become cheaper after big GST cut

The all-powerful council pruned the list of items attracting the top 28 per cent tax rate to just 50 from 227 previously, Modi told reporters here.

Nov 10, 2017, 15:41 PM IST
GST Council keeps only 50 items out of 227 in highest slab; 177 items to become cheaper

GST Council keeps only 50 items out of 227 in highest slab; 177 items to become cheaper

The all-powerful GST Council pruned the list of items attracting the top 28 pecent tax rate to just 50 from 227 previously.

Nov 10, 2017, 14:21 PM IST
Ease of doing business: World Bank's report demonstrates PM Modi's focus on improving lives of citizens, says Amit Shah

Ease of doing business: World Bank's report demonstrates PM Modi's focus on improving lives of citizens, says Amit Shah

India on Tuesday moved into the top hundred in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business global rankings. 

Oct 31, 2017, 21:28 PM IST
Govt likely to stick to deficit target, may step up bank reform

Govt likely to stick to deficit target, may step up bank reform

Growth slipped to its lowest level in three years in the first quarter, logging an annual rate of 5.7 percent, but Bhalla said there were signs of recovery in the economy.

Oct 17, 2017, 15:00 PM IST
India tests US crude oil to cut dependence on Middle East

India tests US crude oil to cut dependence on Middle East

Indian refiners Indian Oil Corp, Bharat Petroleum Corp and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited were given a special permission by the shipping ministry to import oil from the United States until March.

Oct 17, 2017, 11:12 AM IST
PM Modi's Jan Dhan Yojna helps villagers cut down on alcohol, tobacco consumption, says SBI report

PM Modi's Jan Dhan Yojna helps villagers cut down on alcohol, tobacco consumption, says SBI report

The SBI report further said that the states with more number of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Accounts have witnessed rural inflation at lower levels.

Oct 16, 2017, 12:03 PM IST
Modi govt renews war on drug trafficking with new policy

Modi govt renews war on drug trafficking with new policy

With a new national policy, driven by the PMO, set to be put in place soon, the Centre renews its war on drug trafficking.

Oct 15, 2017, 08:25 AM IST
Exports jump 25.67% in Sept; trade deficit narrows to 7-month low

Exports jump 25.67% in Sept; trade deficit narrows to 7-month low

Trade deficit narrowed to 7-month low of USD 8.98 billion in the month under review from USD 9.07 billion in September 2016.

Oct 13, 2017, 18:45 PM IST
Govt must stick to fiscal consolidation, says PM's economic advisory council

Govt must stick to fiscal consolidation, says PM's economic advisory council

The government is considering ways to revive the economy after growth fell to its slowest pace in three years in the three months to June.

 

Oct 11, 2017, 15:23 PM IST
No respite for banks as bad loans hit record $146 billion

No respite for banks as bad loans hit record $146 billion

A review of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data obtained through right-to-information requests shows banks' total stressed loans - including non-performing and restructured or rolled over loans - rose 4.5 percent in the six months to end-June.

Oct 11, 2017, 12:39 PM IST
Economy will bounce back, but what about job creation?

Economy will bounce back, but what about job creation?

The most concerning factor of the economy, which also has had a similar long-term history, is unemployment.

Oct 11, 2017, 11:24 AM IST
Sensex extends gains; Nifty reclaims 10,000-mark on GST tweak

Sensex extends gains; Nifty reclaims 10,000-mark on GST tweak

The NSE index Nifty too edged higher by 24.25 points, or 0.24 percent, to 10,003.95.

Oct 09, 2017, 10:17 AM IST

Kerala: CPI(M) criticises Amit Shah's march

The CPI(M) on Sunday criticised the 'Jan Raksha Yatra' being led by BJP chief Amit Shah over the political killings in Kerala, saying it was aimed at diverting public attention from the "growing discontent" against the Modi government.

Oct 08, 2017, 16:50 PM IST