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GST Council Meeting: Here’s What Got Cheaper As Government Reviews Tax Rates On 27 Items

GST Council Meeting: Here’s What Got Cheaper As Government Reviews Tax Rates On 27 Items

The third GST Council meeting since the implementation of Goods and Services Tax in India brought a spate of good news for exporters and small businesses, but also had something to offer to consumers as well, albeit less than what was widely expected.

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GST Council Meeting: Full Text Of Recommendations Made By Panel Today

GST Council Meeting: Full Text Of Recommendations Made By Panel Today

More than three months after the Goods and Services (GST) was introduced, the GST Council made a number of big changes today, to give some relief to small and medium businesses (SMEs) on filing and payment of taxes.

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Piyush Goyal Calls For Innovation In Rail Safety, Says Money No Bar

Piyush Goyal Calls For Innovation In Rail Safety, Says Money No Bar

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today called for innovation in making the railways safer while stressing that enough money is available for the purpose.

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No Dearth Of Funds For Safety Works: Piyush Goyal

No Dearth Of Funds For Safety Works: Piyush Goyal

There’s no limitation of funds for safety works in railways and we’ll spend as much as required, railway minister Piyush Goyal has said.

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Reliance Signs Agreement For The Sale Of Its Assets In The Marcellus Shale Play Of North-Eastern And Central Pennsylvaniat

Reliance Signs Agreement For The Sale Of Its Assets In The Marcellus Shale Play Of North-Eastern And Central Pennsylvaniat

Reliance Marcellus II, LLC, a subsidiary of Reliance Holding USA, Inc. (“Reliance”), and Reliance Industries Limited (“RIL”), announced the signing of agreements to divest all of its interest in certain upstream assets in north-eastern and central Pennsylvania.

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EESL Plans To Let Private Sector Enter Electric Vehicles Leasing

EESL Plans To Let Private Sector Enter Electric Vehicles Leasing

Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) plans to open up vehicle leasing programmes to private institutions in its push towards vehicular electrification.

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Essel Infra Commissions 55 MW Solar Projects In UP, Karnataka

Essel Infra Commissions 55 MW Solar Projects In UP, Karnataka

Essel Infraprojects Ltd (EIL) today said it has commissioned 55 MW capacity solar projects in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.

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Record Wind Power Tariff Invigorates India’s Clean Energy Ambition

Record Wind Power Tariff Invigorates India’s Clean Energy Ambition

Providing a major thrust to the Indian government's "clean energy" drive, a wind power tariff in the country is poised to touch a record low of less than four cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

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ReNew Power, Orange Sironj Lowest Bidders At SECI’s 1,000MW Auction

ReNew Power, Orange Sironj Lowest Bidders At SECI’s 1,000MW Auction

ReNew Power and Orange Sironj Wind Power quoted identical record low bids to win projects in the second wind energy auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). ReNew, which won 250 MW of the 1,000 MW auctioned, and Orange, which was awarded 200 MW, both offered to sell power at Rs 2.64 per unit.

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Adani Australia To Have 2 North Queensland Cities As FIFO Hub

Adani Australia To Have 2 North Queensland Cities As FIFO Hub

Indian mining giant Adani today named the regional Australian cities of Rockhampton and Townsville as 'Fly-in-Fly-out' (FIFO) hubs for its employees working in the 16.5 billion dollars Carmichael coal project.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 55.23 Per Bbl On 5.10.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 55.23 Per Bbl On 5.10.2017

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 55.23 per barrel (bbl) on 5.10.2017.

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Oil Markets Wary As Another Tropical Storm Heads For Gulf Of Mexico

Oil Markets Wary As Another Tropical Storm Heads For Gulf Of Mexico

Oil markets were cautious on Friday as traders monitored a tropical storm heading for the Gulf of Mexico and as China remained closed for a week-long public holiday.

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Despite Cut, India's Fuel Rates 2.5 Times Of Singapore Benchmark: Moody's

Despite Cut, India's Fuel Rates 2.5 Times Of Singapore Benchmark: Moody's

A cut of up to Rs 2.5 per litre in petrol and diesel prices notwithstanding, auto fuel rates in India are about twice the Singapore benchmark with taxes accounting for nearly half the current rates, Moody's Investors Service said on Friday.

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US Oil Export To India Will Increase Jobs: Perry

US Oil Export To India Will Increase Jobs: Perry

Export of American crude oil to India will create jobs, economic stability and national security in both countries, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has said, days after the first ever shipment of US crude oil landed in Odisha.

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Technology Along With Managerial Excellence Can Chart A New Trajectory: Vice President

Technology Along With Managerial Excellence Can Chart A New Trajectory: Vice President

Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated an International Conference on Technological Advancements in Railway and Metro Projects (IC-TRAM 2017) and an Exhibition on October 6 - 7, 2017 at New Delhi.

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Wow! Indian Railways Rolls Out First 100% ‘Make In India’ LHB Coaches That Enhance Passengers Safety

Wow! Indian Railways Rolls Out First 100% ‘Make In India’ LHB Coaches That Enhance Passengers Safety

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream ‘Make in India’ project just got a boost from Indian Railways! For the first time, Indian Railways has rolled out 100% ‘Make in India’ LHB (Linke-Hofmann-Busch) coaches, with each and every component made in the country.

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India Today Impact: Railway Police Begins Enquiry After Special Report Exposes Corruption In Mumbai Stations

India Today Impact: Railway Police Begins Enquiry After Special Report Exposes Corruption In Mumbai Stations

Railway Police have begun an inquiry into revelations made by Operation Bombay Dying, an India Today special report which exposed police corruption in Mumbai's railway stations in the wake of the Elphinstone stampede.

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European Investment Bank To Give €500 Million To Bangalore Metro

European Investment Bank To Give €500 Million To Bangalore Metro

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide €500 million support to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corp. Ltd for the purchase of train cars and the construction of metro stations, a European investment bank said Friday.

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Train Tickets May Get Cheaper As Govt Likely To Waive Off Merchant Discount Rates On E-Tickets

Train Tickets May Get Cheaper As Govt Likely To Waive Off Merchant Discount Rates On E-Tickets

The train ticket you will book for your next journey might cost you a little less as the government reportedly is mulling over removing the merchant discount rate (MDR) charges.

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No Slowdown, Says Adi Godrej In Big Thumbs Up To Economy

No Slowdown, Says Adi Godrej In Big Thumbs Up To Economy

Worries over economic growth based on the April-July quarter are exaggerated, prominent member of India Inc Adi Godrej has said, stressing that things have already changed since July and that he is "quite optimistic about the future."

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Most Flood-Hit Train Services In Northeast Restored: Official

Most Flood-Hit Train Services In Northeast Restored: Official

Railway officials are working round-the-clock to restore breached rail communications following massive floods in Assam, Bihar and West Bengal in August, with most of the railway lines restored, a railway official said today.

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Reliance Infrastructure Responds To Downgrade By India Ratings

Reliance Infrastructure Responds To Downgrade By India Ratings

Reliance Infrastructure said it disagreed with the decision by India Ratings, a unit of Fitch, to downgrade its debt over delays in equity infusion and monetization of assets.

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Whatsapp And Youtube Banned For ‘On-Duty’ Railway Officials: Report

Whatsapp And Youtube Banned For ‘On-Duty’ Railway Officials: Report

After a spate of train accidents in the country that has led to over 300 deaths in 2017, railway officials have been barred from using WhatsApp while on duty.

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To Go 100% Electric, Auto Companies Have To Change Machinery, Take Risk: Nitin Gadkari

To Go 100% Electric, Auto Companies Have To Change Machinery, Take Risk: Nitin Gadkari

India could switch to 100% e-vehicles much before 2030 because cost advantage will significantly boost demand, roads transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has said.

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Railways Looking At Airline Pricing Model: Lohani

Railways Looking At Airline Pricing Model: Lohani

The much-hyped dynamic pricing system that invited a lot of criticism for the Indian Railways may soon be converted into an airline-like model.

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Mumbai: MRVC Identifies 32 Locations That May Get New Foot Overbridges And Subways

Mumbai: MRVC Identifies 32 Locations That May Get New Foot Overbridges And Subways

BEFORE THE railway audit committee finalises the installation of additional foot overbridges (FOBs) and improved passenger amenities on the suburban rail network.

 

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