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9 lakh firms not filing tax returns being monitored: Revenue Secretary

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The government is closely monitoring around nine lakh registered companies that had stopped filing annual tax returns with the Corporate Affairs Ministry after their registration, Union Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said on...

Aim to collect Rs 19-20 lakh cr in taxes in 2017-18 : Jaitley

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the government expects to collect Rs 19-20 lakh crore in direct and indirect taxes in 2017-18, which could further increase if greater compliance was ensured. The government...
‘More coal imports could end Goa’s famous dolphin sighting tours’

‘More coal imports could end Goa’s famous dolphin sighting tours’

Panaji, April 29 (IANS) Dredging of the sea bed near Goa’s Mormugao Port Trust, to facilitate expansion of the port’s privately operated coal-handling berths may sound the death-knell for Goa’s dolphin-sighting tours, which are a hit...

Electricity generation grows 4.7% in 2016-17

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) The electricity generation from thermal, hydro, nuclear and import from Bhutan grew by 4.7 per cent to 1,159.83 billion units (BU) in 2016-17 as compared to 1,107.82 BU generated in the previous year, according to the Central...

Trade, terror to be focus of Modi-Erdogan talks

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a bilateral meeting, on the sidelines of G20 Summit 2015, in Turkey on November 16, 2015. New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Economic ties and cooperation in the fight against...

‘Dynamic’ daily fuel pricing in some cities from Monday

New Delhi, April 30 State-run oil marketers will roll out a dynamic fuel pricing pilot project from May 1 in five cities where the price of transport fuels would be changed daily so as to better cope with volatility in global crude oil prices. Petrol...
Accounts sans FATCA certification to be blocked from Monday

Accounts sans FATCA certification to be blocked from Monday

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Accounts of those individuals and entities who have not provided self-certification by April 30 will be blcked by the Indian government from Monday, it has been announced. This would be done in order to comply with the provisions...

Nalanda varsity to collaborate with Japanese institute

Patna, April 29  The Nalanda University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kanazawa University in Japan for academic collaboration, an official said on Friday. According to the MoU, the two universities will make an effort to promote and develop...

Banks need to raise private capital to deal with bad loans: RBI

Mumbai, April 29  The mounting problem of bad loans of banks cannot be resolved by their simple recapitalisation and options like raising private capital for state-run banks need to be considered to deal with the issue, the RBI said on Friday. “I...

MCD Elections: BJP SWEEPS THE BROOM…

MCD Elections BJP SWEEPS THE BROOM By Insaf The Modi wave has put the local elections to the MCD under its spell. Notwithstanding it ruling the roost for over ten years and an abysmal record and seeped in corruption. True, at one level one can argue that...

7.1-magnitude quake jolts Philippines

Manila, April 29  An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale the island of Mindanao in Philippines on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake struck offshore near Glan town in Sarangani province at a depth of 10 km around...
Canada changes entry rules for citizens of three nations

Canada changes entry rules for citizens of three nations

Ottawa, April 29  Canada will allow Brazil, Bulgaria and Romania’s citizens to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport, a ministry statement has said. Starting May 1, those citizens of...
The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades calling on the President, Pranab Mukherjee

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades calling on the President, Pranab Mukherjee

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades calling on the President, Pranab Mukherjee, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on April 28, 2017.
India appreciates Cyprus support for UNSC membership: Modi

India appreciates Cyprus support for UNSC membership: Modi

New Delhi, April 29  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India appreciates Cyprus’s support for its permanent membership in the UN Security Council as the two sides signed four agreements, including on air services and merchant shipping. “India...

Second round of bidding for UDAN routes in next three months

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The central government on Friday said that the second round of bidding for air routes under the regional connectivity scheme — UDAN — is likely to conclude within the next three months. Minister for State for Civil...
India, Cyprus sign four agreements, call for enhanced cooperation

India, Cyprus sign four agreements, call for enhanced cooperation

New Delhi, April 28  India and Cyprus on Friday signed four agreements, including on air services and merchant shipping and expressed their willingness to cooperate in areas like climate change, tackling international terrorism and seeking reform of...
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi meeting the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi meeting the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi meeting the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on April 28, 2017.

BHEL commissions 3 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Plant

New Delhi, April 28: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 3 MW Solar PV Power Plant in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The Solar PV Power Plant was recently inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Sh....

Sushma calls on Cyprus President

New Delhi, April 28  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called on Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades who is on a five day visit to India. “Intensifying cooperation with Cyprus. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj calls on President...
12 new expressways to be constructed: Gadkari

12 new expressways to be constructed: Gadkari

Bagpat (Uttar Pradesh), April 28 At least a dozen new expressways would be constructed in the coming year to connect various states in the country, of which three will be started in 2017, it was announced here Friday. “Eastern Peripheral Highway...
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