FM Nirmala Sitharaman may agree with states on GST rate hike.

GST update: Centre, states may agree to raise rates, rejig slabs

The GST Council meet on December 18 to take call on hikes amid a huge shortfall in revenue collections. Read more »
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India on course to cut greenhouse emissions by 35%; Javadekar asks rich nations to pay up

Javadekar at COP25 UN climate meet: Minister lists India's achievements, says developed nations yet to deliver the promised $1 trillion. Read more »
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MSMEs produce 36.5% of India’s manufacturing output

The micro industries created 5.87 lakh jobs in 2018-19 under PM’s employment generation programme. Read more »
Income tax raids across India

Income tax raids on brokers, traders unearth Rs 5,500 crore scam

Countrywide searches in 39 locations yield Rs 1.2 crore unaccounted cash. Read more »
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OECD bullish on India, pegs GDP growth at 5.8% in 2019

The OECD growth estimate of 5.8% for the calendar year 2019 is more optimistic than the RBI prediction. Read more »
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Namami Gange: Swedish royal couple opens Haridwar sewage treatment plant

The National Mission for Clean Ganga plans 150 sewerage treatment plants at a cost of Rs 23,000 crore. Read more »
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Economic slowdown: Monetary policy experts call for repo rate cut and more

The Shadow Monetary Policy Committee of EGROW Foundation wants RBI to stop inflation targeting to help recovery. Read more »
Income tax raids across India

Union government, central PSUs step up purchases from MSMEs

Govt departments, PSUs mandated to make at least 25% of their purchases from small industry. Read more »
CBAM blow to steel exports to EU

India’s RCEP decision: Indian steel industry was under threat from Chinese imports

The steel industry had raised concerns when it seemed that India would join the agreement. Read more »
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November GST collection grows 6%, brings cheer after dismal GDP numbers

The indirect tax mopup is the third highest since GST was introduced in July 2017. Read more »