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Bihar, MP, other 'Bimaru' states shine in urban reforms

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:50:23 GMT

(image) The assessment is based on documentary evidence after 23 states and Union territories submitted their claims for 436 of the 500 cities covered under urban renewal mission, AMRUT. 

Government cracks down hard on errant heads of PSBs, state-run financial institutions

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:54:27 GMT

(image) A former State Bank of India chairman and two serving executive directors at other lenders are being investigated for various violations.

Feedback sought on draft law to fix bankruptcy in banks, insurance companies

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:59:30 GMT

(image) Parliament has already passed a bankruptcy law to resolve failures of non-financial firms and also changes in debt recovery and the Sarfaesi laws.

Government expects improvement in India's ease of doing business ranking

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:01:51 GMT

(image) Moodys last week maintained status quo on India's rating despite the government's pitching for an upgrade listing a string of reforms it has undertaken.

'India, Iran, Afghanistan keen on expediting pact on Chabahar'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:00:56 GMT

(image) Gadkari and the visiting Ministers today reviewed the latest situation on contract between Iran and India on the project, as well as procurement of equipment and financing.

Cabinet approves Rs 2,256-crore makeover for IT for GST

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:54:09 GMT

(image) The implementation strategy for a New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) project would be to ensure readiness of the CBEC's IT framework by April 1, 2017.

Cabinet approves India-Singapore agreement on industrial property rights

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:49:33 GMT

(image) The agreement will be signed during the visit of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to India from October 4-7.

Airtel makes incoming calls on international roaming free, slashes data rates on some plans

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:51:36 GMT

(image) With the new international roaming packs, Airtel customers will have the convenience of carrying their India mobile number wherever they go.

Narendra Modi's smart cities not for slum dwellers

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:40:24 GMT

(image) Bhubaneswar is one of 100 Smart Cities PM Modi has vowed to create by 2022 that will have internet connectivity, uninterrupted power among other facilities.

India contemplates entering bilateral social security agreement with BRICS nations

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:21:14 GMT

(image) A near consensus has been arrived at by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa on entering into a bilateral social security agreement.

Cabinet decides to ratify Paris agreement

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:09:47 GMT

(image) Javadekar said there was a shortfall of 3.5 percent to cross the "55 per cent pollution barrier" and it will be crossed with India's decision to ratify the agreement.

Financial assistance for Bharat Pumps & Compressors approved

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:59:05 GMT

(image) The CCEA said the financial assistance will be used to clear statutory dues such as Provident Fund and Gratuity of retired employees.

Study moots rationalisation of taxes, levies to boost stability of debt-laden telecom sector

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:33:06 GMT

(image) The Assocham-KPMG study does not name Reliance Jio Infocomm but appears to be alluding to the company, which is the sole major player to have recently entered the telecom turf.

Most users prefer Reliance Jio as second SIM: Survey

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:28:13 GMT

(image) Bank of America Merrill Lynch finding indicate that Bharti Airtel customers were least interested in using Jio as a primary SIM. 

CCEA clears Rs 2,256 cr project for CBEC's GST integration

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:20:54 GMT

(image) The implementation strategy for the project will be to ensure readiness of CBEC's IT framework by April, 1, 2017, when GST is to be introduced.