Anuradha Shukla

Government likely to loosen purse strings during upcoming budget

However, experts note that this would not be the first time governments were tempted to make populist announcements.

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Budget 2019: Arun Jaitley hints at a departure from convention, big-ticket announcements

It is a no-brainer that the vote-on-account, to be presented on February 1 just months before a crucial general election, would be populist one.

19 Jan 2019

Finance Ministry to discuss revenue shortfall this week

According to government data, in the first eight months of the fiscal, revenue receipts stood at Rs 8.7 lakh crore or 50.4 per cent of the target, compared with 53.1 per cent in the same period last y

16 Jan 2019

Banks to review mudra loan book

As NPAs cross Rs 11,000 crore within three years of launch of the PMMY, government seeks to take stock.

14 Jan 2019

Tax relief cooking for February 1 vote-on-account budget

Since the interim budget is only for four months — April to July — a full budget will be presented by the new government in July.

10 Jan 2019

Government banking on organic to boost agri exports

 Providing relief to agri-sector major Monsanto, the Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside a Delhi High Court order invalidating Monsanto Technology’s patents on BT cotton seeds. 

09 Jan 2019

Supreme Court backs Monsanto plea on BT cotton patent case

Deciding the appeal of Monsanto, a bench of Justices R F Nariman and Navin Sinha said: "The order of the division bench (of Delhi High Court) is set aside.

09 Jan 2019

GST cut likely for incomplete realty projects

The New Year has opened on a positive note for homebuyers with the government extending the benefit of Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) for mid segment home buyers up to March 2020.

08 Jan 2019

Government casts net on tax evaders 

With growing GST non-compliance among businesses, the government has directed its taxation agencies to initiate strict action against violating business houses and income tax misreporters. 

07 Jan 2019

Government mulling business-friendly changes to coal auctions 

The last two auction-tranches for coal blocks, where 15 mines were offered, had to be cancelled as they could not even elicit three bidders to participate.

03 Jan 2019

Realty gearing up for co-living sector boom

When Oxfordcaps, a Singapore-based realty startup introduced the concept of student living space, nobody thought the concept would work in India.

01 Jan 2019

Developers’ books under scrutiny

A total of `2,765 crore had been diverted to at least 20 shell companies, including a large amount to a multinational firm based in Mauritius.

01 Jan 2019

Quitters will have to pay

Liberty House, after winning the bid for insolvent company Amtek Auto, backtracked after resorting to several delaying techniques including submitting bank guarantees, switching banks.

31 Dec 2018

Government may water down angel tax provisions

After facing flak from angel investors and start-ups, the Central government is now planning to water down the ‘Angel Tax’ provisions in the upcoming Budget.

27 Dec 2018

Bitcoin on highway to being legit

The committee has met twice on the issue and is likely to submit its report to the finance ministry by February next.

26 Dec 2018