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Dec inflation up 5 pc, Nov factory output jumps 8 pc
SME Times News Bureau | 15 Jan, 2018
Continuing rise in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual retail inflation rate over the five per cent mark in December, and factory output jumped in November to grow by over 8 per cent, official data showed on Friday, putting paid to hopes of an RBI rate cut, even as industry observers attributed the high inflation numbers to the "base effect" of the demonetisation of November 2016.
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Direct tax collections up 18 pc in April-December
SME Times News Bureau | 10 Jan, 2018
Country's direct tax collection between April and December in the current fiscal at Rs 6.56 lakh crore was 18.2 per cent higher than for the corresponding period last year, according to an official announcement on Tuesday.
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PM urges officers to take postings in backward districts
SME Times News Bureau | 06 Jan, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said uplifting backward districts of a region will transform the entire state and urged government officials to challenge themselves by taking postings in those districts.
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Govt to form committee to clear stalled port projects
SME Times News Bureau | 04 Jan, 2018
The Centre on Wednesday said it was planning to constitute a committee to make port projects more investor-friendly and to improve investment climate in the sector while clearing several stalled port projects.
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This New Year special for millenium youth: Modi
SME Times News Bureau | 01 Jan, 2018
The upcoming new year will be a "special one" because this will see an entry into adulthood and voting age of all those who were born in the year that began the21st century, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.
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Lok Sabha passes amendment bill on GST cess
SME Times News Bureau | 28 Dec, 2017
The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed an amendment bill that seeks to replace an ordinance in which tax rates on motor vehicles was hiked to a maximum of 25 per cent under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime.
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India's trade deficit with China at $36.73 bn in Apr-Oct
SME Times News Bureau | 19 Dec, 2017
India's trade deficit with China stood at $36.73 billion for the period of April-October period, parliament was informed on Monday.
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Govt introduces bills amid uproar in LS
SME Times News Bureau | 18 Dec, 2017
A bill that will put an end to the need for getting permission to transport bamboo was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday amid protests from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Bhartruhari Mahtab.
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'35 pc cos pay nil GST, which shows no burden on SMEs'
SME Times News Bureau | 15 Dec, 2017
Proving that GST is not a burden for small businesses (SMEs), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said that around 4 lakh people contribute 95 percent of GST collections, while 35 percent of those who have filed returns mostly paid no tax.
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Law Review Committee to take final view on GST suggestions
SME Times News Bureau | 11 Dec, 2017
The recommendations of an advisory group on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) have been referred to the Law Review Committee for a final view on the matter, an official said on Friday.
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