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Cheers for home buyers as Real Estate Bill gets cabinet nod
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Cheers for home buyers as Real Estate Bill gets cabinet nod

The Bill ensures mandatory disclosure by promoters to the customers through registration of real estate projects as well as real estate agents with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority.

Govt sets up team for policy directives on start-up ecosystem
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Govt sets up team for policy directives on start-up ecosystem

After the ambitious 'Make in India' drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech had announced a new campaign 'Start-up India, Stand up India', aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in the country.

GST panel keeps tax rate at 17-18%, CEA Subramanian gives Modi govt chance to mollify Cong
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GST panel keeps tax rate at 17-18%, CEA Subramanian gives Modi govt chance to mollify Cong

The panel kept the standard GST rate at 17-18 percent at which most products would likely be taxed.

States won't reduce VAT on jet fuel, airlines' operating costs to remain high
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States won't reduce VAT on jet fuel, airlines' operating costs to remain high

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma told Lok Sabha in a written reply today that states have rejected the ministry's proposal for inclusion of jet fuel under 'Declared Goods' category.

Govt to relax approval system for food products: Badal
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Govt to relax approval system for food products: Badal

FSSAI has been in the spotlight after it imposed ban on Maggi in June this year, which was later lifted by the Bombay High Court.

Govt mulling policy to push oil and gas investments in North East
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Govt mulling policy to push oil and gas investments in North East

Oil production has come down from 4.84 million tonnes to 4.54 million tonnes between 2011 to 2015 and refineries in the region are now being fed from imported crude oil.

Regional air connectivity to suffer unless proposal to burden airlines twice is tweaked
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Regional air connectivity to suffer unless proposal to burden airlines twice is tweaked

Route Dispersal Guidelines mandates that certain specified capacity of each airline must be used to serve areas like the North East and J&K where air connectivity is poor.

Sebi approves new listing norms for stock exchanges
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Sebi approves new listing norms for stock exchanges

Sebi will also issue necessary procedures to ensure compliance of the provisions post listing.

Trai rejects telcos' demand to shelve call drop regulations
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Trai rejects telcos' demand to shelve call drop regulations

The operators, which had flagged various issues regarding implementation of the regulations, warned that mobile tariffs would go up if they were forced to pay for dropped calls.

No need to cap regional fares at Rs 2,500 if airlines don't want state support: govt
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No need to cap regional fares at Rs 2,500 if airlines don't want state support: govt

The policy, once it comes into effect after various clearances, provides for many concessions under the RCS scheme to encourage regional connectivity.

Major changes in the offing as law panel's bankruptcy proposals seek overhaul of system
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Major changes in the offing as law panel's bankruptcy proposals seek overhaul of system

The bankruptcy of an individual can be initiated only after the failure of the resolution process.

Draft aviation policy proposes 2% levy on air tickets for improved connectivity
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Draft aviation policy proposes 2% levy on air tickets for improved connectivity

The draft policy has now been put up for public consultations, after which it will be circulated for inter ministerial consultations and then taken to the Union cabinet for approval.

Sebi's plan to mandate dividend policy disclosure may not be right
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Sebi's plan to mandate dividend policy disclosure may not be right

That the Sebi’s concern is completely misplaced is clear from the fact that the anchor investors will be paying a whopping Rs 765 or so per Rs 10 share as in IndiGo's case.

Air India writes to DGCA, seeks relaxation in fitness norms for cabin crew
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Air India writes to DGCA, seeks relaxation in fitness norms for cabin crew

As per the 2014 DGCA regulations, a BMI of 18-25 is normal for a male cabin crew, while for a female it is 18-22.

Govt allows sharing of all present, future mobile spectrum
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Govt allows sharing of all present, future mobile spectrum

The guidelines have clarified that only spectrum procured at market-determined rates or through auction can be shared.

By next Onam, UAE-India air travel might get cheaper as govt moves to nix festival-fleecing by airlines
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By next Onam, UAE-India air travel might get cheaper as govt moves to nix festival-fleecing by airlines

It seems the Ministry of Civil Aviation sought advise from some former secretaries of civil aviation before coming up with this idea.

Will issue fresh guidelines for exchanges' listing soon: Sebi
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Will issue fresh guidelines for exchanges' listing soon: Sebi

The Sebi chief said the immediate priority will be to ensure that the conduct of the market is in the best possible way in the interest of all the stakeholders.

Put an end to fire sales if you want lower airfares: captains of Indian airlines
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Put an end to fire sales if you want lower airfares: captains of Indian airlines

Officials at a full service airline have also earlier indicated they would be happier if predatory fares become history.

Gold schemes to spectrum trading: 7 decisions taken at Wednesday's cabinet meet
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Gold schemes to spectrum trading: 7 decisions taken at Wednesday's cabinet meet

Decisions ranged from gold schemes to spectrum trading besides approving a policy for capital infusion in the EXIM Bank.

Govt gives ex-post-facto nod to capital infusion in EXIM Bank
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Govt gives ex-post-facto nod to capital infusion in EXIM Bank

The capital infusion was made to support the future growth plans of the bank.