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  • How the Companies Act allows fellow bondholders to access your details Oct 20, 2020 09:36 AM IST

    How the Companies Act allows fellow bondholders to access your details

    Bondholders of IFCI, IDFC, caught unawares, get ‘exit’ offer from Delhi-based Lotus Securities

  • Big Story | Govt notifies Companies (Amendment) Act to promote ease of doing business; penal offences also reduced Sep 30, 2020 06:16 PM IST

    Big Story | Govt notifies Companies (Amendment) Act to promote ease of doing business; penal offences also reduced

    Will the relaxation help companies during this pandemic time? Let’s find out in this edition of Big Story.

  • Companies Act amendments passed by Lok Sabha; here are the changes Sep 20, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    Companies Act amendments passed by Lok Sabha; here are the changes

    The proposed amendment will be carried out in Section 23 of the Companies Act, 2013

  • Dept of Economic Affairs working on regulatory clearances needed for cos to list abroad Mar 04, 2020 07:27 PM IST

    Dept of Economic Affairs working on regulatory clearances needed for cos to list abroad

    For tapping foreign investors, Indian firms take the American Depository Receipt (ADR) or the GDR route.

  • FM Sitharaman says amendments aim to decriminalise Companies Act Mar 04, 2020 04:01 PM IST

    FM Sitharaman says amendments aim to decriminalise Companies Act

    Another seven compoundable offences will be omitted altogether, while punishment for 11 compoundable offences will be limited to only fine and imprisonment will be removed completely.

  • Cabinet approves decriminalisation of 43 sections under Companies Act: Report Mar 04, 2020 01:34 PM IST

    Cabinet approves decriminalisation of 43 sections under Companies Act: Report

    The Cabinet has also given the green signal for the foreign listing of Indian companies, sources told CNBC-TV18.

  • Cabinet to consider de-criminalisation of 44 offences under Companies Act: Report Jan 15, 2020 06:20 PM IST

    Cabinet to consider de-criminalisation of 44 offences under Companies Act: Report

    The offences to be considered for de-criminalisation include the non-obedience of disclosure norms, non-obedience of court or National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) orders and violations of norms under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

  • Working to decriminalise offences under Companies Act: PM Modi Dec 20, 2019 12:30 PM IST

    Working to decriminalise offences under Companies Act: PM Modi

    Speaking at an Assocham event, he said the recent cut in corporate tax has brought rates to all-time low for businesses.

  • Mountain of NPAs? Blame it on inter-corporate loans Oct 31, 2019 02:27 PM IST

    Mountain of NPAs? Blame it on inter-corporate loans

    Along with restricting inter-corporate loans, the government should also put an end to the practice of omnibus objects clauses

  • Startups | Differential voting rights could light a funding spark for successful tech entrepreneurs Aug 19, 2019 03:54 PM IST

    Startups | Differential voting rights could light a funding spark for successful tech entrepreneurs

    The ability to issue differential voting rights shares gives startup founders more room for raising funds without losing control.

  • Editor's Take | Panel suggestions offer relief to India Inc on CSR norms Aug 14, 2019 03:08 PM IST

    Editor's Take | Panel suggestions offer relief to India Inc on CSR norms

    The panel recommended that any violation related to the mandatory spending of CSR funds should be treated as a civil offence.

  • Is India’s competition watchdog finally coming of age? Jul 23, 2019 09:21 AM IST

    Is India’s competition watchdog finally coming of age?

    The Competition Commission of India is going that extra mile. CCI’s recent order on Maruti Suzuki shows that it’s now willing to look beyond agreements and into the actual conduct of companies

  • Auditors log out: SEBI cracks the whip, but a lot more needed Jul 22, 2019 02:56 PM IST

    Auditors log out: SEBI cracks the whip, but a lot more needed

    The scrutiny is on. Auditors can no longer shirk their responsibilities by taking refuge under we-are-watchdogs-not-bloodhounds argument

  • Govt working on rules to shut down firms on grounds of national security: Report May 17, 2019 11:40 AM IST

    Govt working on rules to shut down firms on grounds of national security: Report

    The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) will finalise these new laws over the next month to add to the 60-year-old rules for winding up a company.

  • Two out of five registered companies inactive in India Nov 28, 2018 01:45 PM IST

    Two out of five registered companies inactive in India

    As on October 31, 2018, there were 18.10 lakh registered companies in India, of which 11.16 lakh were active

  • Opinion | Chandrashekhar's resignation at Yes Bank offers hope that independent directors have come of age Nov 26, 2018 06:21 PM IST

    Opinion | Chandrashekhar's resignation at Yes Bank offers hope that independent directors have come of age

    Due to the fear of losing potential directorships and other opportunities, most independent directors have so far voluntarily muzzled their own voice. Until now.

  • Govt finalising rules to make minor violations of Companies Act less taxing: Report Nov 24, 2018 03:53 PM IST

    Govt finalising rules to make minor violations of Companies Act less taxing: Report

    Only a few weeks back, the government had amended the Act and shifted to an in-house disposal of minor offences instead of passing them on to the judicial system

  • Opinion | The Fortis-Religare episode is a fit case for India's first class-action suit Sep 26, 2018 12:01 PM IST

    Opinion | The Fortis-Religare episode is a fit case for India's first class-action suit

    A class action suit is one that allows a large number of people having a common cause of action to jointly file or pursue a litigation.

  • Opinion | Why institutional investors shouldn't blindly go by proxy firms' advice Sep 04, 2018 01:26 PM IST

    Opinion | Why institutional investors shouldn't blindly go by proxy firms' advice

    The role of proxy advisory firms, as also the manner in which they go about their business of making recommendations, has been the subject of considerable debate in the last few weeks.

  • Govt panel suggests moving routine cases out of NCLT's ambit Aug 09, 2018 02:40 PM IST

    Govt panel suggests moving routine cases out of NCLT's ambit

    The move may result in the resolution of lesser economic offences being dealt with in-house, which will in turn bring down the number of routine cases pending with the NCLT

  • More than 1300 listed companies under scanner for not filing financial statements Jul 30, 2018 04:30 PM IST

    More than 1300 listed companies under scanner for not filing financial statements

    The ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) has found that 736 out of the total 1,313 firms or companies were either never listed or have been delisted from the domestic bourses

  • Changing auditors? Corporate affairs ministry wants to know handover process Jun 29, 2018 12:35 PM IST

    Changing auditors? Corporate affairs ministry wants to know handover process

    The government wants to know the extent to which some details about a company is shared by an outgoing auditor with the incoming one

  • Parliamentary panel asks govt to define 'shell companies' in Companies Act Mar 11, 2018 02:32 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel asks govt to define 'shell companies' in Companies Act

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance has said that out of the 2.26 lakh deregistered companies some may have been merely dormant ones without any fraudulent intent.

  • Cabinet to take up Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill today: Sources Mar 01, 2018 11:42 AM IST

    Cabinet to take up Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill today: Sources

    The proposed law aims to impound and sell assets of Nirav Modi-type escapees.

  • Liability insurance cover in demand as independent directors seek protection Apr 17, 2017 04:29 PM IST

    Liability insurance cover in demand as independent directors seek protection

    Directors and Officers' Liability (D&O) cover for independent directors is on the rise as these officials want to avoid risks from liabilities arising out of wrongful acts.

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