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Government announces GST sops

New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Facing severe criticism over the implementation of Goods and Services Tax, the government on Friday night announced a slew of measures to ease the concerns of traders, exporters and small business while slashing the rates on 27...

GST Council approves Rs 1 cr threshold for Composition Scheme

New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Friday raised the threshold limit for Composition Scheme to Rs 1 crore from the current Rs 75 lakh to ease tax filing for small traders. The Rs 1 crore threshold in the Composition Scheme...

GST Council reduces tax rates on 27 goods, approves quarterly return filing

New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Facing severe criticism over the implementation of Goods and Services Tax, the government on Friday announced a slew of measures to ease the concerns of traders, exporters and small business while slashing the rates on 27 items...

‘India’s challenge is how to use big data for better governance’

New Delhi, Oct 6 India which has created perhaps the biggest data repository in the world now faces the challenge of using the information for better governance, experts and officials said here on Friday. At the first workshop on “Big Data Analytics...
Purohit sworn in as TN Governor

Purohit sworn in as TN Governor

Chennai, Oct 6  Shifted from Assam, Banwaharilal Purohit was on Friday sworn in as the Governor of Tamil Nadu where the opposition and the rebel AIADMK faction are seeking an immediate floor test in the Assembly. Purohit, 77, a former MP who hails from...
President, European Council, Donald Franciszek Tusk and the President, European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker paying floral

President, European Council, Donald Franciszek Tusk and the President, European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker paying floral

The President, European Council, Donald Franciszek Tusk and the President, European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker paying floral tribute at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat, in Delhi on October 06, 2017.
PM, Narendra Modi with the President, European Council, Donald Franciszek Tusk and the President, European Commission,

PM, Narendra Modi with the President, European Council, Donald Franciszek Tusk and the President, European Commission,

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with the President, European Council, Donald Franciszek Tusk and the President, European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on October 06, 2017.

Running of Diwali Special Trains Over Konkan Railway

Good news for passengers !! It has been decided to run special trains between Mumbai CSMT – Kochuveli – Mumbai CSMT to clear extra rush of passengers during Diwali festival. Details are as under: Train No. 01079 / 01080 Mumbai CSMT – Kochuveli –...
President, Ram Nath Kovind and the President of Ethiopia, Dr. Mulatu Teshome witnessing the signing of Agreement

President, Ram Nath Kovind and the President of Ethiopia, Dr. Mulatu Teshome witnessing the signing of Agreement

The President, Ram Nath Kovind and the President of Ethiopia, Dr. Mulatu Teshome witnessing the signing of Agreement of MOU between Govt. of India and Govt. of Ethiopia on Trade Facilitation and the second related to the Information Communication and...

Growth With Equity: FAR-FETCHED IDEAL IN INDIA…

Growth With Equity FAR-FETCHED IDEAL IN INDIA By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) “India’s dynamics are striking. It is the country with the highest gap between the growth of top1 per cent and the growth of total population”....
Shri Hardeep S Puri, Union Minister (Housing & Urban Affairs) inaugurated the award winning paintings

Shri Hardeep S Puri, Union Minister (Housing & Urban Affairs) inaugurated the award winning paintings

Hardeep S Puri, Union Minister (Housing & Urban Affairs) inaugurated the award winning paintings by underprivileged children who had participated in the painting competition organized by HUDCO as part of World Habitat Day2017 celebrations. The work...

India calls for new global partnership to boost economic growth

United Nations, Oct 6  India has called for a new global partnership to stimulate the weak economic growth through long-term investments in critical sectors and enhancing trade. The global economic recovery is only progressing slowly and growth is weaker...

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani richest Indian for the 10th consecutive year: Forbes

Mumbai, Oct 6  Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has again topped the list of richest Indian for the 10th consecutive year, business magazine Forbes India said on Thursday. Ambani, 60, who retains the top spot in the annual list of 100 richest...
Sebi panel recommends minimum 6 directors on company boards

Sebi panel recommends minimum 6 directors on company boards

Mumbai, Oct 6  Securities market regulator Sebi on Thursday said that a committee formed by it to look into corporate governance has recommended a minimum of six directors on the board of listed firms. The recommendation was made by a committee formed...

Metro fare hike: Minister directs calling of DMRC officials’ meet

New Delhi, Oct 6  As the AAP-led Delhi government continues to oppose the proposed Metro fare hike, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Thursday asked Chief Secretary M.M. Kutty to call a meeting of all Delhi government-nominated Directors on...
In Ethiopia, Kovind cites India’s investments

In Ethiopia, Kovind cites India’s investments

Addis Ababa, Oct 6  Highlighting India’s increasing engagements with Africa, President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said that India is among the three largest investors in Ethiopia, the East African nation with which New Delhi has had diplomatic...
Measures to ease traders’ GST worries in offing

Measures to ease traders’ GST worries in offing

New Delhi, Oct 6  Some measures to ease the difficulties being faced by traders owing to GST are likely to be announced after the GST Council’s meeting on Friday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP President...
Bengaluru Metro gets European Investment Bank financing

Bengaluru Metro gets European Investment Bank financing

New Delhi, Oct 6 India here on Thursday signed a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a 300 million euro-financing for the second phase of the Bangalore Metro Rail Project, an official said. The amount for “Phase II Line R6”...
BSES offers cash back on payment of power bills via Mobikwik

BSES offers cash back on payment of power bills via Mobikwik

New Delhi, Oct 6  In a move to encourage digital payment of electricity bills on time, BSES, one of the two power distribution companies (discoms) in Delhi, on Thursday announced a cash back scheme by which consumers stand to benefit by up to Rs 300...
Rajnath, Gadkari in Andamans to lay foundation of various projects

Rajnath, Gadkari in Andamans to lay foundation of various projects

New Delhi, Oct 6  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari are on a two-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where they will lay foundation for various National Highways and Shipping...