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The Week That Was

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 30, 2015 21:06 IST

After hovering around the 200-DMA for the past several sessions, the Nifty finally gave up the fight this week. The index broke below the crucial technical barrier after the rupee tumbled on mounting concerns impacted mainly by multitude of factors including deadlock in the land acquisition bill, poor corporate earning and higher oil prices. FII inflows have to some extent evaporated amid concerns over retrospective tax overhang.

GST bill likely to be tabled in LS tomorrow

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 23, 2015 21:28 IST

FM Arun Jaitley has said that broad consensus indicated that states are in support of GST implementation, while meeting with Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers.

CM states the Dighi-Roha rail connection will facilitate 100 mn tons. of cargo movement across the country

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 21, 2015 12:58 IST

The Prime Ministers vision of Port led growth takes shape in Maharahstra with the signing of MoU between Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) and Dighi Port Limited (DPL) from Dighi to Roha integrating the region with DMIC.

Second phase of Budget session begins in Parliament

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 20, 2015 16:32 IST

Before the session started, PM Modi tweeted, "Parliament session begins today. I look forward to a productive session, filled with constructive debates on several issues."

Albatross around the neck: Is Land Acquisition Bill proving to be a 'scourge' for BJP government?

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 20, 2015 10:15 IST

With the second part of the budget session in Parliament to reconvene from today, it is expected that every party will be participating in high-decibel debate on the pros and cons of the amended Land bill, which was first introduced in the Parliament by the Congress government.

Why India looks at Canada with renewed interest?

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 16, 2015 19:28 IST

As the worlds largest democracy by population, India is poised for a economic upheaval and will value any resource that helps it achieve the dream Modi has shown to his countrymen. Therefore, in a socially and economically changed scenario, Canada can be "natural partners" with India, as Prime Minister Stephen Harper described it.

'Jan Mann' (Peoples attitude) has changed in India: PM

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 16, 2015 14:39 IST

He said Indias demographic dividend represented a huge asset, and 80 crore youth were the focus of all his policies. He spoke of his Governments vision and emphasis on skill development, and the importance of instilling a sense of dignity of labour in India.

MSF response to Indian PM's visit to Germany and EU India FTA negotiations

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 16, 2015 14:23 IST

Philipp Frisch, Coordinator of the Access Campaign Germany states: Indias leadership in producing affordable medicines is due to its patent law which applies internationally recognised legal safeguards for public health which allows generic competition to flourish, bringing down the prices of medicines for HIV, TB, and hepatitis C by over 90%.

Farmers' association move to Supreme Court over Land Acquisition Bill

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 13, 2015 17:26 IST

The Supreme Court bench will have a closer look of the plea of farmer's organisation who have challenged the Modi government on the legality of the fresh promulgation of the land acquisition ordinance.

PM Modi charms Germany, assures of stable and transparent tax regime

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 13, 2015 15:15 IST

Making a strong pitch for his 'Make in India' programme, the PM called it not just a slogan but a movement that will bring back the glory of India. "With 65 per cent of our population below the age of 35, the possibilities that India's growth presents for global economic prosperity are immense," said Modi.

PM Modi starts three nation tour, focus on infra and defense sector

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 10, 2015 10:12 IST

PM Modi begins his nine day tour to three countries to highlight his government's agenda of 'Make in India' and explore the possibilities to strengthen the bilateral business relations. Modi will visit France, Germany and Canada with an intention to invite investments having focus on infrastructure and defence sectors, besides cooperation in nuclear and various other areas.

PM offers sops to farmers to soothe their agony

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 08, 2015 16:23 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today declared higher compensation and government aid for farmers who are in critical position and are still suffering due to unseasonal rains, in what is being seen as an attempt to soothe the growing unhappiness among people living in the northern India.

PM advocates "Sashakt" and "Samarth" Judiciary to play "divine role" of delivering justice

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 06, 2015 09:09 IST

Addressing the Joint Conference of Chief Justices of States and Chief Justices of High Courts, the Prime Minister said that while the executive is under constant assessment and scrutiny in public life, through various institutions, the Judiciary normally does not face any such scrutiny.

BJP National Executive will aim to spread the right information about Land Bill: Prahlad Joshi

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 02, 2015 09:18 IST

State party president and Dharwad MP, Prahlad Joshi, discussed with the Economic Times the agenda of the national executive. Joshi said that the event presided by Mr. Amit Shah will focus on ways to counter the misleading information spread about the land acquisition bill.

Coal Scam: SC stays summons to Manmohan Singh, KM Birla

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | April 01, 2015 17:45 IST

Manmohan Singh had moved the Supreme Court against a special court order summoning him as an accused in the case of allocation of Talabira-II coal block in Odisha in 2005 to Hindalco

Leading Welfare State gets less funds from Delhi

Indiaspend.org | Mumbai | March 30, 2015 15:11 IST

Tamil Nadu has been unfairly treated by the 14th Finance Commission with a drastic cut in the horizontal share from 4.969% to 4.023% of the general shareable tax pool and from 5.047% to 4.104% of the service tax pool

Delhi, seeking 381% subsidy rise, complains about New Delhi

Indiaspend.org | Mumbai | March 30, 2015 14:58 IST

In the course of presenting an interim budget last week, Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia complained that since Indias capital is a union territory, it would not be able to cash in on recommendations by the 14th Finance Commission to increase central taxes to states from 32% to 42%.

GSMA callls on Indian Govt to foster Mobile Investment

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 27, 2015 15:44 IST

Modis Digital India can only be realised through a certain, trusted Regulatory Environment.

Truth will prevail! Manmohan Singh appeals in Supreme Court

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 25, 2015 17:28 IST

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has been recently accused in the coal gate case, has appealed in the Supreme Court to look into the case, challenging the decision of the lower court.

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