25 Jun 2012
For the first time, the Income Tax department has decided to set up special 'tax kiosks' in residential areas and localities for facilitating a host of taxpayer related services in view of the forthcoming tax returns filing season.
26 Aug 2012
Fast evolving online gems and jewellery retail is likely to capture 25 percent of overall USD 16 billion business in the country in another 6-7 years, according to experts.
15 Sep 2012
In a victory for the state government and the anti-tobacco activists, the Bombay High Court on Saturday upheld the ban on gutka and pan masala – both flavoured tobacco products -- in Maharashtra.
24 Feb 2012
In a bid to provide direct subsidy to the consumers and decrease the cash transaction burden on the economy, the government may start setting up small ATMs in panchayats across the country. Through these Micro-ATMs, subsidy on cooking gas and kerosene can be directly transferred to the consumers. Labours going outside their homes for work would be able to send back money easily by availing facilities of these Micro-ATMs. The government plans to appoint 10 Lakh banking correspondents to ensure smooth implementation of the social sector schemes.
24 May 2013
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the four years of UPA-II government at the Centre has witnessed a lot of positive work. He, however, also admitted that scandals were a setback to it.
02 Nov 2012
It will be mandatory for sleeper-class train passengers to carry identity proof from December 1, this year, Railways announced on Thursday, in a bid to facilitate travel by bonafide people and reduce the scope for misuse of tickets by touts.
14 Apr 2012
With by-polls for lone Lok Sabha and 18 assembly seats round the corner in Andhra Pradesh, ruling Congress is leaving no stone unturned to win the elections.
01 May 2011
The farmers in Uttar Pradesh are up for difficult times ahead as Haryana has banned purchase of wheat produced in Uttar Pradesh.
19 Nov 2011
In a bid to improve standard of living of the landless farmers in the state, the Nitish government has decided to extend them the facility of Kisan Credit Card (KCC).
05 Oct 2011
In order to check corruption in the Centre’s flagship programme Mahatma Gangdhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Schemes (MNREGS), the Centre is all set to make ‘Aadhaar’ number mandatory for labourers to get wages.