30 Jul 2015
Mumbai: Rising for the second straight day, the benchmark BSE Sensex today jumped by 142 points to close at 27,705.35 on sustained buying by investors after the Cabinet approved amendments to the GST bill, while a mild uptick in roll over of F&O positions also helped.
17 Jun 2015
New Delhi: In a subtle message to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, with whom he is at loggerhead, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today said there is a difference between what one desires from the Constitution and what it is and amendment will be required to give more powers to the Assembly and Governor.
29 Apr 2015
New Delhi: To improve the ease of doing business, the Cabinet on Wednesdy approved amendments to the companies law that do away with a mandatory declaration by a firm before commencing business.
19 May 2015
New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday ruled out going back on the Land Bill but said the government is open to incorporate more amendments which are in the interest of farmers. Gadkari alleged that Congress is opposing the bill for political reasons as part of its agenda to spread disinformation against the government.
13 May 2015
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Wednesday approved a bill to amend the Companies Act with an aim of promoting ease of doing business with as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying the law will be reviewed further by an expert committee to be set up shortly to see where the "shoe pinches".
13 May 2015
New Delhi: In a major overhaul of child labour laws, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved a complete ban on employment of children below 14 years, except for some family businesses, entertainment and sports activities, while raising the punishment for violations to up to three years of jail.
04 Apr 2015
Chandigarh: Describing Land Acquisition Bill as the 'Sanjeevni' (a life-infusing plant) for the party, Congress on Saturday said it was opposed to the amendments brought by the Centre due to its principles and was not guided by political compulsions.
23 Apr 2015
New Delhi: The government is considering clarificatory amendments to the rules relating to Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) for the benefit of foreign investors who have been battling tax demands worth Rs 40,000 crore.
08 Apr 2015
New Delhi: Hopeful of bringing the opposition on-board to get the much-debated land legislation passed, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said the government is not averse to more changes to the Bill.
13 Oct 2011
The government on Thursday approved amendments to the SARFAESI and debt recovery acts to enable banks to effectively deal with the menace of bad loans and also encourage them to disburse credit freely to home and corporate loan seekers.