Back to homepage

Tag "government"

Coal India’s 10 percent megasale earns government Rs.22,745 crore

Coal India’s 10 percent megasale earns government Rs.22,745 crore

🕔11:18, 31.Jan 2015

Mumbai/Kolkata, Jan 31  The 10 percent stake sale in state-owned coal behemoth Coal India Ltd (CIL) fetched the government Rs.22,745 crore as a total issue of 63.16 crore shares went for the auction Friday. Featuring as the biggest disinvestment exercise

Read Full Article
Coal blocks allocation starts, to be over by Feb end

Coal blocks allocation starts, to be over by Feb end

🕔10:42, 22.Jan 2015

New Delhi, Jan 22  The government Wednesday started allocating cancelled coal blocks to state-owned entities and said that it will complete the process by the end of next month. Addressing the media here, Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said that initially

Read Full Article
Government says committed to development of northeast

Government says committed to development of northeast

🕔12:46, 16.Jan 2015

New Delhi, Jan 16  The government said it was “totally committed” to the overall development of the northeastern region. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised all union ministers to visit the northeastern states to listen to the problems and issues

Read Full Article
Jaitley bets on IT industry for ‘Digital India’ success

Jaitley bets on IT industry for ‘Digital India’ success

🕔13:27, 15.Jan 2015

New Delhi, Jan 15  The government would rely on the IT industry for the success of its “Digital India” initiative and realisation of its “Make in India” campaign, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. “Our ‘Digital India’ initiative will rely on

Read Full Article
Government clears 30 oil, gas discoveries for production

Government clears 30 oil, gas discoveries for production

🕔13:38, 13.Jan 2015

Greater Noida, Jan 13  The government has cleared 30 oil and gas projects stuck in contractual disputes, that would also help monetise about 2.6 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Monday. “I am happy to

Read Full Article
Ficci asks government for conducive tax environment

Ficci asks government for conducive tax environment

🕔15:38, 6.Jan 2015

New Delhi, Jan 6  Industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) Tuesday urged the government to move away from the aggressive revenue approach and provide a conducive tax environment. Ficci President Jyotsna Suri urged Finance Minister

Read Full Article
NITI Aayog critics ignorant of facts, says Sitharaman

NITI Aayog critics ignorant of facts, says Sitharaman

🕔12:33, 5.Jan 2015

Mangaluru, Jan 5  The government’s move to replace the Planning Commission with a new institution called ‘NITI Aayog’ was being criticised without studying facts, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here. “With the new set of changes, the state

Read Full Article
CUTS to aid government in farm products’ trade issues

CUTS to aid government in farm products’ trade issues

🕔12:32, 5.Jan 2015

New Delhi, Jan 5  The ministries of agriculture and food processing industries have selected the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS International) in assisting them in all trade negotiations as also for conducting detailed studies on issues of agricultural products

Read Full Article
Excise raised on petrol, diesel as crude oil slumps to $53

Excise raised on petrol, diesel as crude oil slumps to $53

🕔10:06, 2.Jan 2015

New Delhi, Jan 2  The government raised the basic excise duty on petrol and diesel for the third time in quick succession, even as the expected price reduction on fuels failed to materialise with international crude prices plunging towards $50

Read Full Article
Government decides to unblock four websites out of 32

Government decides to unblock four websites out of 32

🕔11:44, 1.Jan 2015

New Delhi, Jan 01 The government has decided to unblock four websites after they said they will not allow pasting of jihadi propaganda and also work with the government to remove such material as per laws of the land, the

Read Full Article
2014 was India’s year of ‘breakthrough diplomacy’: Sushma

2014 was India’s year of ‘breakthrough diplomacy’: Sushma

🕔11:40, 1.Jan 2015

New Delhi, Jan 01  The government has placed special significance on India’s foreign policy and diplomatic outreach, making 2014 a year of “breakthrough diplomacy”. But 2015 promises to take foreign policy to a higher level with ‘diplomacy for development’ as

Read Full Article
Good road connectivity key to improve tourism: Minister

Good road connectivity key to improve tourism: Minister

🕔10:58, 30.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 30  The government has set a target to achieve one percent share in global tourism in 2015 and the factor contributing to make this dream a success is good road connectivity, Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma

Read Full Article
Coast guard, navy to lease AAI land for surveillance units

Coast guard, navy to lease AAI land for surveillance units

🕔10:53, 30.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 30 The government  approved leasing of land owned by the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) to the coast guard and navy for establishing surveillance facilities. The cabinet which met here said that owing to the illegal

Read Full Article
Government has to make Goa drug free: Deputy CM

Government has to make Goa drug free: Deputy CM

🕔15:37, 19.Dec 2014

Panaji, Dec 19  The government has to do better to ensure that drugs are not easily available in Goa and a lot more is to be done to make the state drug free, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza said Friday.

Read Full Article
No rollback of excise hike on fuels: MoS Finance

No rollback of excise hike on fuels: MoS Finance

🕔12:02, 17.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 17  The government denied it had any plans to withdraw the recent hike in excise duty on petrol and diesel. Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha told the Lok Sabha during Question Hour that while the

Read Full Article
‘No hike in urea prices, subsidy to continue’

‘No hike in urea prices, subsidy to continue’

🕔11:05, 15.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 13  The government has ruled out any increase in urea prices and said that the subsidy on fertilisers will continue. The government’s stand was announced by Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Ananth Kumar who informed the Rajya Sabha

Read Full Article
Black money: SIT says Rs.4,479 crore in HSBC

Black money: SIT says Rs.4,479 crore in HSBC

🕔10:25, 13.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 13  The government said Rs.4,479 crore is held in Swiss bank accounts owned by Indians who figured in the HSBC Bank list and the Income Tax Department has initiated action against 79 such account holders. The concerned

Read Full Article
$1.1 bn World Bank loan for eastern freight corridor

$1.1 bn World Bank loan for eastern freight corridor

🕔14:34, 12.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 12  The government said Friday it had entered into an agreement with the World Bank for $1.1 billion loan for developing the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC)-II . According to the finance ministry, the agreement was signed

Read Full Article
Government plans Yamuna waterway between Delhi and Agra

Government plans Yamuna waterway between Delhi and Agra

🕔12:37, 4.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 4  The government Wednesday said it is holding talks with a Netherlands-based agency to work out a technical report on developing the infrastructure on the Yamuna river to facilitate goods and passenger traffic. According to Road Transport,

Read Full Article
Government to divest five percent stake in SAIL

Government to divest five percent stake in SAIL

🕔12:16, 4.Dec 2014

Mumbai, Dec 4 The government Wednesday said it will divest up to five percent of its stake in steel major SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited). According to a regulatory filing at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the government submitted

Read Full Article