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Jul 20, 2017
Budget advancement has boosted govt capex by 58% but effect stays subdued on weak private investmentUnless the corporates get the confidence to invest more, do not expect a major revival on the ground
Jun 12, 2017
India's healthcare sector: A look at the challenges and opportunities faced by $81.3 billion industryIndia's healthcare industry has grown to Rs 54,086 lakh crore in 2013 and is now projected to grow to 17 percent by 2020. Despite advances, India's healthcare sector must deal with a plethora of challenges
May 18, 2017
Government to bring law to confiscate assets of economic offendersThe government is considering to introduce legislative changes or even a new law to confiscate the assets of economic offenders
Apr 06, 2017
Rail Regulator: Will populism be put aside to hike passenger fares, rationalise freight rates?The cost of transporting freight is only 99 paise per 10 km but the charges the Railways levies are Rs 1.60 per 10 km. But on the passenger side, charges are a mere 50 percent of the cost of service – 36 paise per 10 km against the actual cost of 70 paise per 10 km
Apr 05, 2017
Sumitra Mahajan lauds LS for passing Union Budget before 1 April, calls it start of an 'important tradition'Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday congratulated the House members, Ministers and the government for completing the process of passing the Union Budget before 1 April.
Mar 30, 2017
Parliament heralds new era, completes Budget exercise before 31 MarchScrapping a colonial-era tradition of presenting the Budget at the end of February, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the first time in the history of independent India has presented the annual accounts on 1 February.
Mar 27, 2017
Finance bill cleared in Lok Sabha: Key changes in income tax rates individuals need to look at from 1 AprFor employees where in the yearly income stands between Rs 2.5 and Rs 5 lakh, tax rate has been halved to 5 percent from the existing 10 percent, helping them save tax of up to Rs 12,500 a year
Mar 24, 2017
UP farm loan waiver: PM Modi has put Yogi Adityanath in a spot; there isn’t an easy escapeModi was the face of BJP, but, Yogi is the one who will have to answer to the poor farmers of UP who would have voted to the party in the hope of getting their loans waived. Hence, the buck stops at Yogi, not Modi.
Mar 22, 2017
Cash transactions proposed to be capped at Rs 2 lakhEarlier, while presenting the Budget on February 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had proposed the cap to be Rs 3 lakh with effect from April 1.
Mar 16, 2017
Railways devoid of dividend payment can now junk populism and hike passenger fares in new avatarIt is no surprise that the latest audit of the Railways by the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) for FY16 has also made similar remarks on stopping this long-held practice of using freight earnings to subsidise passenger fares