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Government to ease safe harbour rules to attract PE investors to India ( FY 2015 - 2016 )

Mumbai: The Government of India plans to relax some of the safe harbour rules set for offshore fund managers, in order to allow private equity investors to shift their base to Indi...

October 26, 2015

Government ends coal block lease issues; 10 mines to start operations by March 2016 ( FY 2015 - 2016 )

New Delhi: The Government of India has resolved the issues regarding transfer of mining leases and grant of forest clearances to the winning bidders of coal blocks. It expects oper...

October 19, 2015

Narendra Modi government presses acceleration switch as reforms start having impact on ground ( FY 2015 - 2016 )

New Delhi: Several direct and indirect indicators of India’s economic output for the past few months indicate higher growth momentum, with further improvement expected due to...

October 16, 2015

Labour law reforms: Narendra Modi government moves afresh for 'makeover' of 1948 Factories Act ( FY 2015 - 2016 )

New Delhi: The Government of India has initiated steps for labour law reforms, starting with plans to makeover the 1948 Factories Act which will help labour laws to align with the ...

October 16, 2015

Ease of doing business: Government likely to remove sectoral conditions like minimum capitalisation ( FY 2015 - 2016 )

New Delhi: With a view to facilitate ease of doing business in the country, the Government of India plans to remove sector-specific conditions such as shareholding restrictions, mi...

October 15, 2015

Panel set up for innovation in government projects ( FY 2015 - 2016 )

New Delhi: Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has set up a panel called the empowered committee for innovative collaborations which would look into how government projects in areas of...

October 12, 2015

Commerce Ministry plans cut in tariffs, MAT on SEZ units ( FY 2015 - 2016 )

New Delhi: The Commerce Ministry has proposed a cut in tariffs and minimum alternate tax (MAT) levied on Special Economic Zones (SEZ) that sell goods in the domestic market, in ord...

October 07, 2015

PM Modi woos foreign investors, hopes for GST rollout in 2016 ( FY 2015 - 2016 )

Bengaluru: Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi expressed optimism towards implementing the new goods and services tax (GST) in 2016 at the Indo-German Business Summit.

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October 07, 2015
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