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Bengal gets Rs 2.20 lakh cr investment proposals in BGBS

Bengal gets Rs 2.20 lakh cr investment proposals in BGBS

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the state has received investment proposals worth Rs 2.20 lakh crore with job potential for 20 lakh persons in the Bengal Global Business…

India, Israel working on 5-yr co-op plan for agriculture, water

India, Israel working on 5-yr co-op plan for agriculture, water

Aiming to strengthen partnership in the farm sector, India and Israel said they are working on a five-year plan for cooperation in agriculture and water. A three-year joint programme (2018-20)…

WPI inflation eases to 3-month low of 3.58% in December

WPI inflation eases to 3-month low of 3.58% in December

Wholesale price-based inflation eased to a three-month low of 3.58 per cent in December 2017 as food prices softened, prompting the industry to seek measures in budget to strengthen agriculture…

India’s GDP to grow at 7.3% in 2018: World Bank

India’s GDP to grow at 7.3% in 2018: World Bank

With an ‘ambitious government undertaking comprehensive reforms’, India has ‘enormous growth potential’ compared to other emerging economies, the World Bank said, as it projected country’s growth rate to 7.3 per…

Direct tax collections rise 18.2% in Apr-Dec

Direct tax collections rise 18.2% in Apr-Dec

Direct tax collections soared 18.2 per cent during the first nine months of current fiscal at Rs 6.56 lakh crore, the finance ministry said. In a statement, the ministry said…

10,000 NGOs have not filed annual returns for 6 years

10,000 NGOs have not filed annual returns for 6 years

More than 10,000 NGOs have not given their annual income and expenditure estimates for six financial years beginning 2010-11, the Rajya Sabha was informed. “As per available records, more than…

Rs 39 lakh crore needed for infra in urban areas until 2032: Minister

Rs 39 lakh crore needed for infra in urban areas until 2032: Minister

The investments required in urban areas for a 20-year period between 2012-13 and 2031-32 is estimated to be Rs 39 lakh crore, the government said. The Ministry of Housing and…

Railways target to triple its freight traffic by 2030: Goyal

Railways target to triple its freight traffic by 2030: Goyal

The Indian Railways has set a target to triple its freight traffic to 3 billion tonne by 2030, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said. He said the railways was looking to…

Trading in Bitcoin, Ethereum illegal: Jaitley

Trading in Bitcoin, Ethereum illegal: Jaitley

Bitcoins or such crypto-currencies are not legal tender and those indulging in such transactions are doing it at their own risk, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said as MPs expressed concern…

No single rate for all items under GST: Jaitley

No single rate for all items under GST: Jaitley

The government ruled out having a single rate for all commodities under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) saying items like food products have been placed at minimum taxation levels…

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