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Govt approves land pooling regulations

It aims at ensuring timely completion of real estate projects with all necessary infrastructure

Govt forms 10-member panel to revisit PPP infra model

A Committee comprising of 10 members including its chairman Kelkar, who is presently the Chairman of Institute of Public Finance & Policy, ...

Disclose black money; you won't get another chance: Jaitely

FM said that in the last one year, Indian govt has had extensive negotiations with the Swiss authorities

Wheat procurement from MP up 15 per cent

State retains second slot once again in procurement; Punjab remains the top wheat procuring state

Widening of tax base: E-commerce business on I-T radar

A 'strategy action plan' formulated by the CBDT for bolstering revenue collection in the current fiscal, has asked taxman to pay special ...

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Chicken and more: An anti-poverty guide for PM Modi

Targeted interventions led to a 15% increase in assets, 26% growth in consumption and 96% rise in savings among India's ultra-poor

StatsGuru: Factors RBI will consider while deciding monetary policy

The RBI, as it approaches its review of monetary policy on June 2, will have noted that, as shown in Table 1, both wholesale and retail ...

All eyes on Brazil as Indian coffee prices dip

Unseasonal rain, rising costs and a global slowdown in production has driven coffee prices in India down. The only hope lies in greater global ...

Major firms creating slowdown to hit back at PM: Ambit report

'Sources close to PM says he would not be panicked into generating short-term results at cost of longer-term goals'

CAG report overlooks Tejas's many triumphs

It fails to capture the risks and uncertainties that are associated with the development of all complex, high-technology platforms

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Moving on disinvestment

Govt wise to get early approval for stake sales

Nitin Gadkari's ambition needs a dose of pragmatism

Transport minister should realise risks of raising expectations are always high

Needs more polish

Some tweaks should help gold monetisation scheme work

No walk in the park

Food parks have problems, beyond Amethi

The business of ranking

Rating states by business-friendliness must be rigorous

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Shyam Ponappa: Extractive charges on spectrum and petroleum
Shyam Ponappa

The author examines whether government levies on these critical inputs are beneficial or detrimental

Barun Roy: A sequel to Hong Kong?
Barun Roy

Recent efforts to promote trade and tourism between China and Taiwan show the latter's risk factor as a flashpoint is no longer acute

Arvind Panagariya: India must call the US' bluff on patents
Arvind Panagariya

The recent US-India friction over trade is being driven by Big Pharma

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Decoding the mystery of falling company registrations

In 2014-15, about 64,000 enterprises got registered, a drop of 35%

New child labour norms leave many dissatisfied

69.5% of child labour in India are employed in the agriculture sector

Tax residency of companies

New rule leaves room for discretion in determining whether a foreign company can be said to be resident in India

Pardon delay, but not at high cost

The chronic defaulters in this aspect are revenue departments and arms of government


Time for companies to come clean

Businesses need to spruce up their compliance regimen in line with the government's move to curb generation of illegal money - in India and ...


'Welcome relief to closely held companies'

Parliament last week cleared the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which seeks to simplify some provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, to ...

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Economic Indicators

YoY (In %) Current Qtr Ago Yr Ago
Inflation (28/02) -2.06 1.66 4.68
IIP (31/03) 2.10 1.70 -0.50
GDP (31/12) 7.50 8.20 6.40
CPI (30/04) 4.87 4.28 8.59
CRR (29/01) 4.00 4.75 5.50
Bank rate (01/05) 8.50 8.75 9.00