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Rahul Gandhi attacks govt over Rafale deal; BJP hits back, says Congress leader welcome to fight 2024 election on it
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Rahul Gandhi attacks govt over Rafale deal; BJP hits back, says Congress leader welcome to fight 2024 election on it

Rahul Gandhi claimed 'money was stolen from the Indian exchequer in Rafale' and also quoted Mahatma Gandhi

Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests COVID-19 positive; Ashok Gehlot, Piyush Goyal wish him speedy recovery
India

Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests COVID-19 positive; Ashok Gehlot, Piyush Goyal wish him speedy recovery

The 84-year-old asked those who came in contact with him in the last week to get tested as a precaution

Only those who 'looted' country can describe subsidy as profit: Piyush Goyal hits back at Rahul Gandhi
India

Only those who 'looted' country can describe subsidy as profit: Piyush Goyal hits back at Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi accused the government of making profits during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

National Chartered Accountant Day 2020: PM Modi, Venkaiah Naidu, Amit Shah, other BJP leaders laud CA community for 'healthy economy'
India

National Chartered Accountant Day 2020: PM Modi, Venkaiah Naidu, Amit Shah, other BJP leaders laud CA community for 'healthy economy'

National Chartered Accountant Day 2020: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is the sole licensing and regulatory body for the financial audit and accounting profession in India.

Coronavirus Lockdown: Commerce minister Piyush Goyal expects better exports performance in May, June
Business

Coronavirus Lockdown: Commerce minister Piyush Goyal expects better exports performance in May, June

The performance of the country's exports is expected to be better in May and June as compared to the steep fall recorded in April, when the shipments contracted to an all-time high of 60.28 percent, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday

Tussle over Shramik Special trains for migrants continues between Centre and states; NCP accuses Piyush Goyal of playing 'dirty politics'
India

Tussle over Shramik Special trains for migrants continues between Centre and states; NCP accuses Piyush Goyal of playing 'dirty politics'

A political slugfest over the Shramik Special trains for migrants workers is going on between Union railways minister Piyush Goyal and the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government for the last two days, with the state alleging that not enough trains are being provided to it.

With railways to run special trains for migrants without consent from destination states, concerns arise over containment efforts
India

With railways to run special trains for migrants without consent from destination states, concerns arise over containment efforts

With states like Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, and Assam, reporting a sudden spike in cases as migrants return home in thousands and 200 Shramik Special daily trains to run from 1 June without consent from states, there is concern that this may overwhelm healthcare of these states.

Consent of destination states not required to run Shramik Special trains, clarifies Railways after MHA issues guidelines
India

Consent of destination states not required to run Shramik Special trains, clarifies Railways after MHA issues guidelines

Earlier a political storm had broken out when Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh were being laggard in approving Shramik Special trains

Coronavirus Outbreak: Piyush Goyal appeals to state govts to allow operation of trains for stranded migrant labourers
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Piyush Goyal appeals to state govts to allow operation of trains for stranded migrant labourers

Goyal's appeal comes a day after Home Minister Amit Shah wrote to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to allow such trains to run.

Coronavirus Outbreak: CAIT flags traders' inability to pay full salary for April, seeks Piyush Goyal's intervention
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: CAIT flags traders' inability to pay full salary for April, seeks Piyush Goyal's intervention

As the country battles COVID-19, traders'' body CAIT on Thursday said traders are facing tremendous financial crunch and payment of full salary for April to their staff was next to impossible

Coronavirus Outbreak: Ajit Pawar urges Piyush Goyal to run special trains for migrants after lockdown ends on 3 May
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Ajit Pawar urges Piyush Goyal to run special trains for migrants after lockdown ends on 3 May

According to an official statement, in a letter to Goyal, Pawar said that the migrant workers, stranded in different parts of Maharashtra, may step out in big numbers to return to their states when the train services resume after the lockdown is lifted.

MHA tells e-commerce companies supply of non-essential goods will remain prohibited during coronavirus lockdown
India

MHA tells e-commerce companies supply of non-essential goods will remain prohibited during coronavirus lockdown

The supply of non-essential goods by e-commerce companies will remain prohibited during the countrywide lockdown

Coronavirus Outbreak: Piyush Goyal hears out industry reps, says FinMin will take 'balanced, nuanced approach' to issues
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Piyush Goyal hears out industry reps, says FinMin will take 'balanced, nuanced approach' to issues

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday told trade and industry representatives that all their issues and feedback are being forwarded to the finance ministry, which he says will take a "balanced and nuanced approach" to their problems in view of coronavirus situation

Delivery workers emerge as frontline soldiers; govt's political coldness to e-commerce sector seen fading
Business

Delivery workers emerge as frontline soldiers; govt's political coldness to e-commerce sector seen fading

Though e-commerce companies are still somewhat struggling to fulfill deliveries, everyone—the government, customer, and Indian businesses—is fast realising that online retail cannot be ignored anymore

Exporters to meet Piyush Goyal today; opening factories with 50% workforce, wage issues to be discussed
Business

Exporters to meet Piyush Goyal today; opening factories with 50% workforce, wage issues to be discussed

Exporters will seek immediate roll out of support measures and permission for opening up their factories with 50 percent of workforce during a video conference meeting called by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday

CAIT urges govt to restrict e-commerce companies to sell only essential goods; seeks fiscal stimulus to tide over crisis
Business

CAIT urges govt to restrict e-commerce companies to sell only essential goods; seeks fiscal stimulus to tide over crisis

The CAIT urged Goyal and Paswan that the e-taliers should be allowed to sell only essential commodities and they should be directed to close their portals for rest of the products.

India under no obligation to implement WTO's panel recommendations on export schemes: Piyush Goyal
Business

India under no obligation to implement WTO's panel recommendations on export schemes: Piyush Goyal

India is under no obligation to implement the recommendations of the WTO's dispute panel on its export promotion schemes, which was challenged by the US, as New Delhi has appealed against that order at the higher level, Parliament was informed on Wednesday

CAIT writes to finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeking insurance cover for coronavirus-hit businesses
Business

CAIT writes to finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeking insurance cover for coronavirus-hit businesses

Traders' body CAIT has appealed to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to direct regulator IRDAI to mandate insurance firms to introduce coverage for disruptions to businesses on account of the coronavirus outbreak

Govt approves tax reimbursement scheme for exporters; says measures compliant with WTO norms
Business

Govt approves tax reimbursement scheme for exporters; says measures compliant with WTO norms

These taxes include value added tax (VAT), electricity duties and fuel used for transportation, which are not exempt or refunded under any other existing mechanism.

Defence industry received $8.82 million FDI during April 2000-December 2019 period: Piyush Goyal
Business

Defence industry received $8.82 million FDI during April 2000-December 2019 period: Piyush Goyal

In 2018-19, FDI in the defence sector was aggregated at $2.18 million, according to the data provided by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.