06 Aug 2014
New Delhi: Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government continues to find itself in tricky waters over the controversial Insurance Bill as main Opposition Congress accused the ruling dispensation of resorting to double standard methods on the subject.
05 Aug 2014
New Delhi: The Insurance Bill's consideration by the Rajya Sabha has been deferred after a meeting called to resolve differences failed to achieve a breakthrough and opposition insisted the legislation be sent to a select committee while the government sought its passage in this session only.
11 Jul 2014
New Delhi: Defending his decision to raise foreign investment cap in the insurance sector to 49 percent, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has expressed confidence that the proposal would be supported by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
22 Jun 2014
New Delhi: The foreign direct investment (FDI) into India has declined 26 percent to USD 1.70 billion in April - the lowest in last five months, according to the data of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
04 Aug 2014
New Delhi: Congress on Monday kept the government guessing on the Insurance Bill asking it to take on board all stakeholders and favouring the Select Committee route even as it insisted that the measure is its own "baby" and it is a "misnomer" that the party is opposed to it.
16 Jul 2013
Opposing any hike in FDI cap in multi-brand retail, apex traders' body CAIT Tuesday said such a move will not only affect interest of small traders but would also have a negative impact on the economy.
09 Jul 2014
New Delhi: India Inc has hailed Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s maiden Railway Budget, calling it growth oriented. The industry said the government’s emphasis on forging public-private-partnerships and attracting FDI will give a boost to infrastructure development and generate jobs.
06 Oct 2012
FDI in retail is being projected as a panacea for all the ills plaguing agriculture. It is expected to raise farmers income, remove middlemen, help consumers get a low price, and of course remove the massive wastage that we see in the farm supply chain.
03 Jun 2014
New Delhi: Asserting that retail inflation excluding food and fuel is still at an elevated level, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday said the central bank would endeavour to curb price increases.
25 Jul 2014
New Delhi: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) attacked the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government over the cabinet decision to raise FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 percent, saying that the ruling party was implementing what it had previously objected to as an opposition.