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Yoga becomes tax-free: Is this Budget item a sweetheart deal for Baba Ramdev?

Mar 03, 2015

Yoga becomes tax-free: Is this Budget item a sweetheart deal for Baba Ramdev?

The moot question is what does the exemption to yoga portend and take within its sweep? Standalone yoga activities would definitely enjoy this exemption without any doubt. But would profit from sale of ayurvedic products often forming an adjunct of yoga activities as is the case with Ramdevs Pathanjali Yoga organization also make the grade for exemption? #Baba Ramdev #ToWhatEffect #Yoga #Sri Sri Ravishankar #Tax exemption #Budget2015
Sahara boss Subrata Roy wants 6 more weeks to work out a deal from Tihar jail

Feb 17, 2015

Sahara boss Subrata Roy wants 6 more weeks to work out a deal from Tihar jail

Subrata Roy on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to let him use a high-tech office space inside New Delhi's Tihar jail complex for six more weeks, to talk to potential investors and raise $1.6 billion in bail, the lawyers told Reuters. #ToWhatEffect #Tihar jail #Subrata Roy #Sahara
Desperate builders resort to more freebies to sell houses, but buyers are just not biting

Feb 16, 2015

Desperate builders resort to more freebies to sell houses, but buyers are just not biting

Cash-strapped builders are offering discounts like higher floors at no extra cost, zero stamp duty/registration charges, free parking slots, free interior works, and subsidised home loans to lure buyers #ToWhatEffect #Mumbai #property #Supertech #home buyers #investors #NCR #builders #Real estate #discounts
Sebi questions ownership of Sahara properties as time runs out for Subrata Roy's bail

Feb 12, 2015

Sebi questions ownership of Sahara properties as time runs out for Subrata Roy's bail

Officials at Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), seeking redress for millions of investors it says were burnt in conglomerate Saharas illegal bond scheme, say the group might not wholly own some of the properties in India it listed as proof of its ability to repay the savers. #ToWhatEffect #SEBI #Subrata Roy #Sahara #properties
Uber India promises in-app panic button, location sharing by 11 Feb

Feb 08, 2015

Uber India promises in-app panic button, location sharing by 11 Feb

A day after the Maharashtra transport department recommended that the state government impose a ban on taxi-hailing app Uber for not having met the department's January 15 deadline for implementing safety measures in its cabs, the US-based company has clarified that the app panic button and journey/location sharing will roll out to users in India on February 11. #ToWhatEffect #Mumbai #Uber #taxi services #Delhi transport authority #Transport authority
Unilever keen on Swacch Bharat, Intel to tap into Digital India programme

Feb 04, 2015

Unilever keen on Swacch Bharat, Intel to tap into Digital India programme

FMCG giant Unilever CEO Paul Polman and technology major Intel President Renee James on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a slew of global corporate honchos continue to line up to express their intention to invest in India. #India #Unilever #Narendra Modi #ToWhatEffect #Intel #Clean India #Digital India
Did Modi government just scrap the SAARC Development Bank?

Feb 03, 2015

Did Modi government just scrap the SAARC Development Bank?

Even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed a SAARC Development Bank last year to fund the infrastructure needs of the region and save the developing economies from paying high borrowing costs, the NDA government has now reportedly junked the idea because the institution is unviable and will not be able to compete in size with other big multi-lateral financial institutions for financing infrastructure projects in developing countries. #ToWhatEffect #BRICs #NDA #SAARC #Modi government #development bank
Muslim meet cancelled in Delhi: Why are they feeling guilty talking to Modi?

Jan 28, 2015

Muslim meet cancelled in Delhi: Why are they feeling guilty talking to Modi?

The main reason, according to sources, behind cancellation of the meeting was difference of opinion among the participating members. The colloquium was the brainchild of former Rajya Sabha member Maulana Mahmood Madni of one faction of Jamat Ulama-e-Hind and former Samajwadi Party leader Kamal Farouqi. #India #Narendra Modi #ToWhatEffect #Muslims #Jamiat Ulama
India looks for loopholes to prevent importing American chicken legs

Jan 22, 2015

India looks for loopholes to prevent importing American chicken legs

In a bid to offer some protection to the growing domestic poultry industry from competitively priced American chieck legs, the Indian government is all set to ban frozen chicken older than six months as well as those that have consumed growth hormones and antibiotics or fed with genetically modified feed. #India #America #ToWhatEffect #commerce ministry #US poultry #Chicken legs
TCS lay-offs: Company revokes termination of pregnant employee, but faces fresh petition

Jan 21, 2015

TCS lay-offs: Company revokes termination of pregnant employee, but faces fresh petition

IT major Tata Consultancy Services has revoked the termination of its woman employee in Chennai as an exceptional case since she was pregnant. TCS which is facing the allegations of taking a decision to terminate the services of 25,000 workers, said the employee had not made known to it that she was pregnant, the company said in a press release. #TCS #ToWhatEffect #Layoffs #Pregnant woman