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No plan to tax agricultural income; rich farmers very rare: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the government has no plans to tax agricultural income, including that of prosperous farmers, saying a...

India seen to become third-biggest solar market in 2017

NEW DELHI: India will become the third biggest solar market globally in 2017, says India Solar Handbook 2017 by Bridge to India, a consulting...

Modi govt. notifies new Banking Regulation Act

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led government on Friday notified the ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act, empowering the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)...

India to clock 7.1 % GDP this year, 7.5 % in 2018: UN report

UNITED NATIONS: India is expected to clock 7.1 per cent growth this year before edging up to 7.5 per cent in 2018, according to...

Rs 1.3 lakh cr in black money drained out of India in 2014: Global...

New Delhi: While the government continues to tighten the noose around black money hoarders across India, the latest report by the international watchdog Global...

Only 13 states notify rules for Real Estate Act

COIMBATORE: Despite continuous monitoring and follow up by the Union ministry of urban development and housing, only nine states (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Kerala,...

For the first time, Sensex ends above 30,000-mark; celebrations at BSE

Mumbai: Benchmark Sensex closed above the 30,000-mark for the first time today, while the Nifty too finished at a record high on sustained buying...

Bihar adopts GST; CM Nitish Kumar calls it ‘a historic moment’

PATNA: Both the Houses of Bihar Legislature on Monday unanimously adopted the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill along with the Bihar taxation (Amendment)...

Infosys to return Rs 13,000 crore to shareholders

BENGALURU: Infosys, India's second-biggest software exporter, on April 13 announced plans to return Rs 13,000 crore from its cash pile to shareholders after it...

Real estate sector gets 19 investments worth $3.4 billion in first quarter

MUMBAI: Indian real estate is now becoming way more attractive to investors — both foreign and domestic — than ever before, thanks to changes...