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Civil aviation policy gets delayed, likely to take off early next fiscal
Politics

Civil aviation policy gets delayed, likely to take off early next fiscal

The policy was expected to be finalised in the current financial year as certain proposals were to be implemented from 1 April 2016.

Sebi bars wilful defaulters from fund-raising, board positions
Business

Sebi bars wilful defaulters from fund-raising, board positions

To curb malpractices in the securities and commodities markets, the watchdog will also boost surveillance mechanism and enhance the supervision of brokers and other intermediaries, Sinha said.

Cabinet approves new pricing formula for gas finds in difficult areas
Business

Cabinet approves new pricing formula for gas finds in difficult areas

Seeking to revive interest in oil and gas exploration by simplifying rules, the cabinet approved a new fiscal and contractual regime for award of hydrocarbon acreages.

Civil aviation policy: Ministerial panel for replacing 5/20 rule
Business

Civil aviation policy: Ministerial panel for replacing 5/20 rule

Under 5/20 norm, an Indian carrier is required to have at least five years of domestic operational experience and a minimum of 20 planes to go international.

Budget 2016: Govt to give five crore LPG connections on concessional rate
Business

Budget 2016: Govt to give five crore LPG connections on concessional rate

Pradhan said we have been providing LPG connections to the BPL families on concessional rates from the fund collected through CSR initiatives.

Budget 2016: Govt raises surcharge on income of super-rich to 15%
Business

Budget 2016: Govt raises surcharge on income of super-rich to 15%

In the last Budget, Jaitley had abolished the wealth tax and replaced it with an additional surcharge of 2 percent on the super-rich with a taxable income of over Rs 1 crore.

Parrikar sets new guidelines for defence ministry on appeals in SC
India

Parrikar sets new guidelines for defence ministry on appeals in SC

The policy also states that no appeals would be filed in sensitive matters or those involving public policy unless approved by the minister.

Toilet no bar! Bihar scraps compulsory loo clause for local bodies poll candidate
Politics

Toilet no bar! Bihar scraps compulsory loo clause for local bodies poll candidate

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who had made a request to the state government for waiver of the clause, expressed happiness over the cabinet decision.

Civil aviation ministry may tweak norms for Indian carriers to fly abroad: sources
Business

Civil aviation ministry may tweak norms for Indian carriers to fly abroad: sources

The development assumes significance in view of the fact that new player AirAsia India has demanded scrapping the 5/20 norm wherein another startup airline Vistara deferred its plans to induct more planes in its fleet, after the government failed to take a decision on the issue last year.

Break from the past: In Make in India push, govt tweaks defence procurement norms
India

Break from the past: In Make in India push, govt tweaks defence procurement norms

Parrikar also took dig at former defence minister AK Antony saying he will will not keep companies on blacklist to protect "so called image".

Pathankot aftermath: Army issues guidelines to public to prevent terror attacks
India

Pathankot aftermath: Army issues guidelines to public to prevent terror attacks

Civilians have been asked to avoid wearing "army-pattern" dresses and shopkeepers were asked not to sell combat cloth, army uniforms and equipment as "it is illegal" to do so, an official spokesperson said in Chandigarh.

Maneka Gandhi is kind but 26-week maternity leave is not for the Chanda Kochhars
Life

Maneka Gandhi is kind but 26-week maternity leave is not for the Chanda Kochhars

While it is commendable that companies are increasing maternity benefits to retain women employees; enabling them to return to the workforce is also important.

Draft civil aviation policy in cabinet next month: secretary
Business

Draft civil aviation policy in cabinet next month: secretary

The 5/20 rule bars a domestic airline from flying overseas unless it has completed five years of domestic operations and has a fleet of 20 aircraft.

Aviation ministry on backfoot after Opposition questions Changi contract
Business

Aviation ministry on backfoot after Opposition questions Changi contract

The Congress and the Left parties have created an uproar over an initial MoU between India and Singapore which allows that country to nominate an agency for taking the O&M contract for the two Indian airports for a fee.

From January, consumers with annual taxable income over Rs 10 lakh won't get subsidised LPG
Economy

From January, consumers with annual taxable income over Rs 10 lakh won't get subsidised LPG

The subsidy saved from the 'GiveitUp' campaign is being utilised for providing new connections to the BPL families under the 'Giveback' campaign.

Post licence small financial banks can join payment system, says RBI
Business

Post licence small financial banks can join payment system, says RBI

In a separate statement, RBI said to encourage innovators in the area of Payment and Settlement System, the central bank has announced 'Payment System Innovation Awards'.

No deadline for resolving complaints by Banking Ombudsman: RBI
Business

No deadline for resolving complaints by Banking Ombudsman: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India had first introduced the Banking Ombudsman scheme in 1995 to provide an expeditious and inexpensive forum to bank customers for resolution of their complaints relating to deficiency in banking services.

Bankruptcy Bill: The fight against crony capital now has two legs
Business

Bankruptcy Bill: The fight against crony capital now has two legs

The Bankruptcy Code will allow no such leniency and excess recourse to courts, making it difficult for promoters to drag the recovery process endlessly, often after looting the company.

RBI allows banks to bring down SLR to 20.5% by March 2017
Business

RBI allows banks to bring down SLR to 20.5% by March 2017

The gradual reduction in SLR reduces the risk of large government borrowings crowding out the private sector investments over the long term, analysts said.

Finance ministry asks states to follow J&K's Budget format for smoother fund allocation
Business

Finance ministry asks states to follow J&K's Budget format for smoother fund allocation

The path-breaking budgetary initiatives presented by the state's Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu in his maiden Budget speech in the state legislature in March 2015, pioneered the concept of abolishing the system of plan and non-plan expenditure in the state.