Modi starts grand bargain on GST as Land becomes costly

opinion Deepak Joshi   | April 26, 2015

The GST Bill was part of a strategy to take the focus away from farmers’ suicide and the Land Bill.

CPEC via PoK to strain India’s diplomatic efforts

opinion Bloomberg TV India Staff  | April 20, 2015

The economic corridor connecting China’s Xinjiang to Pakistan's Gwadar shows China acceptance that PoK belongs to Pakistan.

When Obama accepted a personality called Modi

opinion Saswat Panigrahi  | April 20, 2015

US President Barack Obama is all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Will the star shine over Yechury’s hammer and sickle?

opinion Deepak Joshi   | April 20, 2015

With the party that once hogged the limelight, now fighting for survival,Sitaram Yechury has a tough task pulling the CPI (M) up from an existential crisis.



Wheat procurement may miss 30-mn tonnes target this year: Govt

Government's wheat procurement this year may fall short of the initial target of 30 million tonnes.

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World Bank pegs India's GDP growth at 7.5% in 2015-16

Projecting a growth rate of 7.5%, the World Bank suggested that India should step up economic reforms.

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Stock Market

Balanced Mutual Funds shine as equities run up, rates decline

Balanced Funds performed better than monthly income plans, debt and even large-cap equity peers last fiscal.

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Gajendra Singh's suicide was AAP drama which turned into tragedy: RSS

The RSS has alleged that farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide was a "drama" enacted by AAP which turned out to be a "tragedy".

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India misses power capacity addition target for 2nd yr in row

India has missed the power generation capacity addition target for the second straight year in last fiscal, a report said.

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“FIIs chose not to appeal AAR view”


“FIIs chose not to appeal AAR view”

April 20: One tax issue that has FIIs worried is the application of Minimum Alternate Tax. While the govt has been at loggerheads with FIIs over the matter, Revenue Secretary, Shaktikanta Das has clarified that the govt will press ahead with existing MAT demands and that FIIS can seek legal remedy on the issue. Mehak Kasbekar caught up with the Revenue Secretary and began by asking if the govt was sending mixed signals on MAT?

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