GJC seeks reduction in gold import duty in the upcoming Union budget
Mr. Shaankar Sen, Vice Chairman, GJC, said, “The high import duty on Gold has increased socio-economic menace in the country in the form of smuggling of alarming proportions and the re-emergence of unorganized/illegal channels for procuring gold.
Indian Coast Guard in talks with DoT for satellite bandwidth; eyes 200 ships, 100 aircraft by 2025
The Indian Coast Guard - the fourth larges...
Nifty looks exhausted; volumes and velocity get muted ahead of Budget
High inflation acts as a deterrent and, therefore, needs to be addresse...
Budget 2020 should hike tax breaks for house property income to boost realty: EY
In the context of the global scenario, the cost of housing is much higher in India, hence, a higher tax break on financing costs would bring India's housing sector at par with many developed countries like the US and European nations.
CAA has corollary in US’ Lautenberg Amendment
This was spearheaded by US Senator Frank Lautenberg in 1989-90, hence came to be popularly known as the Lautenberg Amendment that gave refugee status and eventually citizenship to a set of minorities from three countries. Indian diplomats have found this Act useful to strengthen India’s argument in the US.
Budget 2020: Is it time for a more realistic disinvestment target?
India needs more realistic disinvestment targets so that the fiscal math is not affected towards the end.
FM urged to equalise tax benefits for govt and non-govt employees in Budget 2020
The Income-tax Act, 1961 differentiates between a government employee and non-government employee. However, this should not be the case. There are numerous tax benefits available only for the government employees only.
Bank unions call for two-day strike from January 31
Bank unions on Wednesday called for a two-day nationwide strike on January 31 and February 1 after talks over wage revision failed to make headway with the Indian Banks' Association (IBA). The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), which represents nine trade unions, said they will also hold a three-day strike from March 11-13.
Youth should not remain neutral: Aishe Ghosh, JNUSU President
The 25-year-old Ghosh, president of the JNU Students' Union (JNUSU), is arguably the most recognised student leader in the country at present.
Why it may be risky to call 2020 a year of midcaps?
Dalal Street veteran Manishi Raychaudhuri says more than the headline numbers, market will be watching contours of the Union Budget 2020. Li...
On Day One, Tejas Express covers Ahmedabad-Mumbai distance in six hours
The train was flagged off by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani from Ahmedabad at 10.45 am, and it arrived at Mumbai Central station at 4.45 pm, almost half an hour before its scheduled travel time. As per the train tickets, it was to depart from Ahmedabad at 9.30 am for its maiden run.
Progress of top development schemes remains constrained in India: Study
"Progress across major development schemes in India, including education, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, agriculture and rural development, livelihood, among others, remains constrained due to sub-optimal utilisation of available funds, especially at the district level," Tata Trust said in a statement. "These need to be addressed urgently," it added.
Putin's, Xi's ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West
Putin's sudden announcement this week of constitutional changes that could allow him to extend control way beyond the end of his term in 2024 echoes Xi's move in 2018 to eliminate constitutional term limits on the head of state.
What I want from Budget 2020: Early and regular health screening for women who remain key stakeholders in India's $5 trillion goal
Suneeta Reddy of the Apollo Group feels that the Govt should close gender gaps in education.
Budget 2020: FM must form panel to encourage shepreneurs, consider promoting first aid for mental health
Omnicuris boss Savitha Kuttan and Mpower's Neerja Birla are hopeful of a good year.
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