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Digitisation to accelerate, data security a priority: Minister

Digitisation to accelerate, data security a priority: Minister

Minister of State for IT and Electronics Alphons Kannanthanam said the pace of digitisation in the country will accelerate going forward, but challenges like data security will have to be…

Govt notifies hike in GST cess on mid, large cars to 25%

Govt notifies hike in GST cess on mid, large cars to 25%

The government has notified hike in GST cess on a range of cars from mid-size to hybrid variant to luxury ones to a maximum of 25 per cent, from earlier…

Rs 2.89 lakh cr deposited by 9.72 lakh people under scanner: I-T dept

Rs 2.89 lakh cr deposited by 9.72 lakh people under scanner: I-T dept

The Income Tax (I-T) Department said that cash deposits worth Rs 2.89 lakh crore made by 9.72 lakh persons since demonetisation are under scanner. The deposits have been made in…

Aadhaar-PAN linking deadline extended till Dec 31

Aadhaar-PAN linking deadline extended till Dec 31

The government on Thursday extended by four months the deadline for linking Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar to December 31. Earlier, the last date for linking PAN to Aadhaar…

Fallout of demonetisation on predicted lines: Jaitley

Fallout of demonetisation on predicted lines: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the fallout of demonetisation was on predicted lines and the economy will benefit in medium and long term. A day after the Reserve Bank said…

GST revenue at Rs 92,283 cr gets a bumper start

GST revenue at Rs 92,283 cr gets a bumper start

India’s maiden GST revenue mop-up got off to a bumper start, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying that taxes worth Rs 92,283 crore were collected in July from just 64.42…

GST cess may increase from 15% to 25%

GST cess may increase from 15% to 25%

The GST Council, the apex tax rate setting body under the Goods and Services Tax regime, had on August 5 approved raising cess on SUVs, mid-sized, large and luxury cars that…

Petrol prices hit 3-yr high; up by Rs 6/litre since July

Petrol prices hit 3-yr high; up by Rs 6/litre since July

Petrol price has been hiked by Rs 6 per litre since the beginning of July and is now priced at its highest rate in three years with rates being revised…

India Can Achieve Over 8 per cent growth within 2-3 years: Niti Aayog

India Can Achieve Over 8 per cent growth within 2-3 years: Niti Aayog

The government think tank has come out with a detailed plan for reforms in the economy, judiciary, regulatory structure and social sectors, in its ‘Three Year Action Agenda, 2017-18 to…

Saudi Arabia’s new budget carrier to commence flights next month

Saudi Arabia’s new budget carrier to commence flights next month

Saudi Arabia’s new budget carrier Flyadeal has said it will start flying next month, as the kingdom seeks to expand air services to boost tourism in a radical overhaul of…