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Key agreements signed between India and Israel during PM Modi's three-day visit

India and Israel today signed seven agreements to increase cooperation in key sectors like space, agriculture and water conservation after PM Modi held in-depth talks with Benjamin Netanyahu.

published : 05 Jul 2017

Unrest in Darjeeling to hit tea exports: ICRA

ICRA believes that the impact of the current situation on revenue is estimated to be in the region of Rs 100 crore to Rs 150 crore at present.

published : 05 Jul 2017

IndiGo promoters to discuss plans for Air India with investors

Promoters of no-frills airline IndiGo will discuss with investors this week its interest in buying Air India as well as the plans for long haul operations.

published : 04 Jul 2017

Air India employees' union to plan stir against privatisation

Air India's largest employees' union will hold its general body meeting here this week to "organise its members for a movement" against the government's decision to privatise the carrier.

published : 02 Jul 2017

Lesser talktime, higher bills for mobile phone users under GST regime

Under the Goods and Services Tax, telecom services would be taxed at 18 per cent compared to 15 per cent currently.

published : 30 Jun 2017

India's biggest tax reform Goods and Services Tax launched by President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Modi

GST is India's biggest tax reform in the 70 years of independence and will help modernise Asia's third largest economy.

published : 30 Jun 2017

GST's 17-year roller coaster ride to climax midnight tonight

Here is a timeline showing how the 'one nation, one tax' system was shaped.

published : 30 Jun 2017

GST rollout to be very smooth, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Acknowledging that there will be some minor problems when a massive change takes place, he said that things will smoothen out in the times to come.

published : 30 Jun 2017

GST will lead to chaos just like demonetisation: Owaisi

Owaisi said that economic and tax experts had expressed "lot of concerns" about the Goods and Services Tax.

published : 30 Jun 2017

Ten things to buy before they become dearer after GST rollout on July 1

Many of these items are common purchases for middle-class homes in India.

published : 30 Jun 2017

How the GST will impact consumers, traders and govt

In many cases it may weigh heavily on your pockets while in others it may soothe the traders’ frayed nerves with input tax credit. 

published : 30 Jun 2017

Factbox: Comparing India's GST with other Asian countries

Here's a quick and brief factbox of how the Indian GST compares with its counterparts in Asia.

published : 30 Jun 2017

'Party's over' for millions, as govt launches biggest-ever tax reform

Because a tax number is needed for a firm to claim a credit on the cost of its inputs, many companies are refusing to buy from unregistered businesses.

published : 30 Jun 2017

PM Modi set to launch India's biggest tax reform on Friday midnight amid protests

The GST will replace about 20 central and state taxes such as factory-gate duties, service and local taxes while unifying $2 trillion economy and 1.3 billion people into a single market.

published : 30 Jun 2017

Asian Development Bank proposes USD 10 billion support for India's low-income states

The bank is also prepared to invest up to USD 5 billion during 2018-22 for infrastructure building to develop East Coast Economic Corridor.

published : 29 Jun 2017