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  • Chinese etailers using different routes after clampdown at Mumbai port: Local Circles Apr 05, 2019 02:29 PM IST

    Chinese etailers using different routes after clampdown at Mumbai port: Local Circles

    Many products are still entering India through Delhi, Bengaluru and Kochi.

  • Reporter's Take | FDI norms: Food-tech firms seek clarity Feb 22, 2019 05:25 PM IST

    Reporter's Take | FDI norms: Food-tech firms seek clarity

    The guidelines say that marketplaces cannot directly or indirectly influence the price of the product.

  • Opinion | Relief from angel tax will boost startup ecosystem Feb 22, 2019 02:55 PM IST

    Opinion | Relief from angel tax will boost startup ecosystem

    The government has tried to address most of the concerns of the startup community.

  • Consumers demand laws to curb fake products menace in e-commerce policy Feb 19, 2019 08:45 PM IST

    Consumers demand laws to curb fake products menace in e-commerce policy

    The recommendation has been written basis feedback received from over 40,000 consumers and 10,000 small and medium enterprises between October and January.

  • Tug of war! Modi government in a bind over e-commerce policy Feb 15, 2019 04:47 PM IST

    Tug of war! Modi government in a bind over e-commerce policy

    Barely a couple of months away from the Lok Sabha elections, the government is in a fix on whether to first launch a draft for consultation or release the e-commerce policy.

  • New notification on angel tax likely today; startups to get breather on age, fund raising cap Feb 11, 2019 03:08 PM IST

    New notification on angel tax likely today; startups to get breather on age, fund raising cap

    According to a report by LocalCircles and the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (IVCA), over 73 percent of startups, which raised capital between Rs 50 lakh to Rs 2 crore in India, have received angel tax notices from the I-T Department till date

  • E-commerce policy will be announced soon: Govt tells CAIT Feb 08, 2019 03:47 PM IST

    E-commerce policy will be announced soon: Govt tells CAIT

    There was no clarity if the government will push for an open consultation by the industry stakeholders on the draft before coming out with the final policy.

  • Govt likely to come up with fresh notification on angel tax in a week  Feb 04, 2019 08:36 PM IST

    Govt likely to come up with fresh notification on angel tax in a week 

    The decision was taken after a round-table that DPIIT and CBDT had with key angel investors and startups on February 4. It was chaired by Abhishek.

  • DIPP nod for new e-commerce policy soon: Suresh Prabhu Jan 30, 2019 10:05 PM IST

    DIPP nod for new e-commerce policy soon: Suresh Prabhu

    "The new e-commerce policy, initially drafted by industry stakeholders, is currently waiting for clearance from the DIPP," Prabhu told PTI without elaborating.

  • Government christens DIPP as Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade Jan 30, 2019 01:23 PM IST

    Government christens DIPP as Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

    The matters related to internal trade were earlier under the domain of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.

  • DIPP to hold discussions on with start-ups, angel investors on February 4 on angel tax issue Jan 28, 2019 07:52 PM IST

    DIPP to hold discussions on with start-ups, angel investors on February 4 on angel tax issue

    The meeting assumes significance as several start-ups have claimed that they have received income tax notices on angel investments.

  • Quick Take | A DIPP notification on angel tax stops short of solving the problem Jan 18, 2019 02:46 PM IST

    Quick Take | A DIPP notification on angel tax stops short of solving the problem

    The notification excludes startups who already received assessment notices and only people with certain financial stature can be investors and it is taking the form of an investment tax.

  • Centre gives additional incentives to J&K to promote investments: DIPP Jan 14, 2019 08:47 PM IST

    Centre gives additional incentives to J&K to promote investments: DIPP

    The four incentives -- employment incentive, transport incentive, reimbursement of central share of CGST and IGST, reimbursement of central share of income tax - have been provided under the revised Industrial Development Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir.

  • Traders' body urges DIPP not to allow sale of private labels on e-commerce sites Jan 06, 2019 03:38 PM IST

    Traders' body urges DIPP not to allow sale of private labels on e-commerce sites

    The government, earlier, had clarified that private labels were not banned from being sold on e-commerce marketplaces

  • Opinion | Ecommerce in India: ‘Who will bell the cat?’ Jan 04, 2019 10:35 AM IST

    Opinion | Ecommerce in India: ‘Who will bell the cat?’

    The damage that foreign deep pockets have done in India is substantial and probably irreversible

  • DIPP may allow JV between India Post, private players for delivery in e-commerce space Jan 03, 2019 05:09 PM IST

    DIPP may allow JV between India Post, private players for delivery in e-commerce space

    The move is expected to help the postal department enhance its infrastructure and further facilitate delivery for the e-commerce sector.

  • New FDI norms for e-commerce: Government says private label products won't suffer Jan 03, 2019 04:47 PM IST

    New FDI norms for e-commerce: Government says private label products won't suffer

    In a politically opportunistic move, the government last week tightened norms for online retailers.

  • Government likely to remove 'gifting' clause via online route to catch tax evaders  Jan 02, 2019 05:03 PM IST

    Government likely to remove 'gifting' clause via online route to catch tax evaders 

    The development is likely to impact the business of multiple foreign sites such as Shein and AliExpress.

  • Ease of doing biz: DIPP to help states in ranking districts Dec 12, 2018 03:50 PM IST

    Ease of doing biz: DIPP to help states in ranking districts

    The department has developed a district-level reform plan that has been shared with the state and union territory governments for implementation.

  • DIPP organises start-up India venture capital summit in Goa Dec 06, 2018 11:47 AM IST

    DIPP organises start-up India venture capital summit in Goa

    "The event will showcase the Indian startup opportunity for funds from around the world. The summit aims to attract more global capital into the country," it said.

  • DIPP becomes the nodal department for the e-commerce sector  Sep 26, 2018 03:30 PM IST

    DIPP becomes the nodal department for the e-commerce sector 

    The suggestion to make DIPP the nodal department is learnt to have come from NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant

  • DIPP expects significant jump in ease of doing business ranking this year Aug 29, 2018 05:13 PM IST

    DIPP expects significant jump in ease of doing business ranking this year

    The World Bank's 'ease of doing business' report is slated to be released in October.

  • DIPP starts programme for startups in energy sector Aug 02, 2018 01:17 PM IST

    DIPP starts programme for startups in energy sector

    Initiatives to promote budding entrepreneurs are carried out by the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), which is part of the ministry.

  • States' ease of doing biz ranking: DIPP to give clarification to Gujarat Jul 12, 2018 09:40 PM IST

    States' ease of doing biz ranking: DIPP to give clarification to Gujarat

    Questioning the methodology of DIPP-World Bank ranking, the Gujarat has sought clarification.

  • Registration process for drone operations to begin soon: DIPP Jul 11, 2018 10:26 PM IST

    Registration process for drone operations to begin soon: DIPP

    The Civil Aviation Ministry is likely to begin soon the registration process for operations of drone in the country, a senior government official has said.

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