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  • 07-Dec-2006 | Monica Gupta

    Revenue dept mulls sops for Form 2F use


  • 07-Dec-2006 | Monica Gupta

    Finmin hopes to net Rs 30K cr extra as taxes

    Tax collections appear to be on a roll this fiscal. Going by the 40 per cent higher tax collections up to November, the finance ministry is hoping to net a whopping Rs 30,000 crore extra by way of

  • 07-Dec-2006 | Monica Gupta

    France seeks BIS waiver for tyres

    France has sought relaxation in Indian standards and specifications for imported tyres in order to improve market access for Michelin tyres.

  • 05-Dec-2006 | Monica Gupta

    Foreign visits likely to come under AIR net


  • 04-Dec-2006 | Monica Gupta

    Tax services or we will: Centre


  • 04-Dec-2006 | Monica Gupta

    India, Japan may ink pact

    India and Japan are expected to announce a Special Economic Partnership Initiative (SEPI) during the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Tokyo next month.

  • 02-Dec-2006 | Monica Gupta

    CA scraps Andhra SEZ

    After the initial hype, some companies that rushed to set up infotech special economic zones are now finding the going tough.

  • 30-Nov-2006 | Monica Gupta

    Bikers` Harley Davidson dream may be for real

    The decks could soon be cleared for the import of Harley Davidson motorbikes into the country. While the high-end bikes will not enjoy any cuts on import duty, the commerce ministry has now mooted

  • 30-Nov-2006 | Monica Gupta

    India, US may form pvt sector advisory group

    India and the United States are considering yet another initiative to boost bilateral economic relations. Both sides are now mulling a Private Sector Advisory Group which would comprise

  • 28-Nov-2006 | Monica Gupta

    `It is unfair to put entire blame on US`

    United States Deputy Trade Representative Karan Bhatia today said it was unfair for countries to expect the US to take the lead in offering fresh concessions at the World Trade Organisation.

  • 28-Nov-2006 | Monica Gupta

    Across-the-board cut in excise duties unlikely

    With the Centre and the states still to agree on a compensation package for reducing the Central Sales Tax from 4 to 2 per cent, and the Goods and Services Tax on the back burner on this account, the

  • 27-Nov-2006 | Monica Gupta & Shabana Hussain

    Tight controls on excise exempt units on cards

    Close on the heels of the government considering action against excise evaders in the manufacturing sector, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) is mulling strengthening checks on industries

  • 23-Nov-2006 | Monica Gupta

    450 exporters face revenue dept heat

    Around 450 exporters are under the lens of the revenue department for possible misuse of supplementary drawback claims of Rs 15-20 crore over the last three years.

  • 21-Nov-2006 | Monica Gupta

    India may cut negative list for Asean FTA

    India has offered further pruning of its negative list of 560 items for Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) on which there will be no duty cuts. This is aimed at early conclusion of the

  • 18-Nov-2006 | Monica Gupta

    GIC, Temasek to be treated separately

    The impasse over allowing Temasek and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) to buy up to 10 per cent equity in a private bank in India has been resolved with Prime Minister Manmohan

  • 17-Nov-2006 | Monica Gupta

    Tax rejig for gems sector on anvil


  • 13-Nov-2006 | Monica Gupta

    AIR likely to cover 5 more transactions

    Payment of insurance premium of over Rs 1 lakh, purchase of a car valued at Rs 5 lakh or more, and payment in cash for purchasing a bank draft of above Rs 1 lakh are some of the transactions which

  • 10-Nov-2006 | Monica Gupta

    India, Japan to negotiate economic agreement

    India and Japan are expected to kickstart negotiations for a possible Economic Partnership Agreement or a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement during the proposed visit of Prime Minister

  • 06-Nov-2006 | Monica Gupta

    India to seek clarifications on Asean sensitive list

    India will seek clarifications regarding the proposed sensitive list of trade items submitted by Asean at the next round of negotiations slated to be held in Jakarta from November 16 to 18. The trade

  • 06-Nov-2006 | Monica Gupta

    No major increase in imports from Thailand

    An analysis by the commerce ministry of the top 10 items of trade under the Free Trade Agreement with Thailand shows that imports from Thailand have not increased substantially.

  • 02-Nov-2006 | Monica Gupta

    Revenue dept demand for 7,051 extra posts to be taken up today

    The Cabinet is scheduled to consider on Thursday a revenue department proposal for an additional 7,051 posts in various cadres of the income tax department.

  • 31-Oct-2006 | Monica Gupta

    India widens scope of Singapore trade

    Offers 250 more items for tariff liberalisation under CECA.

  • 30-Oct-2006 | Monica Gupta

    Banks seek home loans leeway

    Banks are hoping that the Reserve Bank of India will spell out norms to distinguish lending for commercial housing and self-use housing units in its credit policy.

  • 30-Oct-2006 | Monica Gupta

    Ministry seeks clear security norms on SEZs

    The commerce ministry has asked the home ministry to issue specific guidelines for approving those Special Economic Zones (SEZs) whose clearance has been deferred on security grounds.