DBT scheme saves Rs 14,672 cr on LPG subsidy in a year: Govt clarifies
Oct 13, 2015 at 09:09 | Source:
New Delhi - A total of Rs 14,672 crore is saved in LPG subsidy in a year as a result of direct benefit transfer, the government said on Monday.An Oil Ministry statement said as on 1 April 2015, there were 18.19 crore registered LPG consumers and 14.8...
Special Report: Battling for India's soul, state by state | Reuters
Oct 13, 2015 at 06:30 | Source:
KOLKATA An ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, and is pushing some of them to convert. An election in the volatile state of West Bengal has become a prime target in its g...
Bihar polls: BJP urges EC to not ban Modi's speeches
Oct 12, 2015 at 15:27 | Source:
New Delhi: BJP on Monday urged the Election Commission not to ban live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election rallies in Bihar as demanded by the rival grand alliance."The Commission assured us that the live telecast will not be ban...
No one should stand in Scotland's way over referendum -Sturgeon| Reuters
Oct 12, 2015 at 01:45 | Source:
LONDON No one should stand in the way if Scotland wants another vote on union with England, Scottish nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday, predicting a referendum will be all but inevitable if Britain decides to leave the European Union....
Irish prime minister dampens speculation of 2015 election| Reuters
Oct 11, 2015 at 20:30 | Source:
DUBLIN Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Sunday said he did not intend to call a parliamentary election in Ireland before early next year, seeking to halt widespread speculation that he would call a snap vote next month. Kenny has until March to set a dat...
Bihar polls: EC seizes over Rs 35 crore in cash
Oct 11, 2015 at 19:46 | Source:
New Delhi: Over Rs 35 crore in cash, including Rs 19 crore under a special hawala operation, has been seized by the Election Commission-appointed teams in the run up to the Bihar assembly elections.Acting on special instructions of the poll panel, th...
So many woks, so little time: Wok combinations you must try in Mumbai
Oct 11, 2015 at 09:27 | Source:
By Junisha DamaWok after wok, so many make-your-own-wok eateries have mushroomed in the city that its hard to keep track of the best combination. The trick to a good wok is to opt for only one sauce and one protein, says Aayush Agrawal, Director of W...
Leading economies agree plan to fight corporate tax avoidance | Reuters
Oct 10, 2015 at 00:30 | Source:
LIMA The Group of 20 major economies have endorsed a package of measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance, but questions remain about whether countries will follow through on the plans or leave loopholes multinationals can exploit.G20 finance minist...
Indirect tax collection up 35.8% in Apr-Sept period
Oct 09, 2015 at 21:55 | Source:
New Delhi: Indirect tax collection was up 35.8 percent to over Rs 3.24 lakh crore in the first half of the current fiscal, reflecting growth in economic activity.Indirect tax collection in the April-September) of the last fiscal, 2014-15, was about R...
Air India offers free tickets for frequent fliers
Oct 09, 2015 at 21:41 | Source:
New Delhi: Wooing its customers with freebies ahead of the festive season, government-owned Air India today rolled out a conditional free ticket offer to its frequent fliers on the domestic sector for a limited period.Under "Web Loyalty Bonus&qu...