ECONOMY & NATION


Raj Pradhan Raj Pradhan  and   Jason Monteiro Jason Monteiro 21 February 2011
Want to file your I-T tax returns online? Here is a review of your various options E-filing and e-payment have garnered interest among not just individual taxpayers, but also corporate taxpayers, for service tax, excise tax and various other levies. The government has made e-filing...

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Alekh Angre 18 February 2011
The State has increased milk procurement prices by Rs2 per litre for cow milk and Rs2.5 per litre for buffalo milk. This hike will also have a direct impact on the prices of milk products—curd, paneer and shrikhand After the spiralling onion prices that made the 'aam aadmi' weep, now it's the...

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Sharad Matade 18 February 2011
Heavily controlled by the government, CIL will not be able to increase prices or increase production easily. This is not what smart investors and analysts had bargained for Coal India Limited (CIL), the world's largest coal producer, would not be able to increase coal prices in the backdrop...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 February 2011
Both the Birlas and the Lodhas are fighting several cases at every possible legal forum since 2004, when RS Lodha sought a probate of the will after the demise of Priyamvada Birla The ongoing battle between the Birla and Lodha families over the control of the MP Birla group has taken a new...

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Sharad Matade 18 February 2011
The multilateral lending agency says unexploited renewable energy sources can generate cost-effective power for rural people, increase total supply and minimise losses. Commits $2 billion in funding over three years A new World Bank report says that generating power locally and distributing...

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Shukti Sarma 17 February 2011
The profit margins of the fast moving consumer goods sector have been affected by spiralling input costs recently. These businesses have also been bothered by inconsistent taxation and excise duties The Union Budget this year is not expected to have anything worthwhile for the market....

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Alekh Angre 17 February 2011
While grape growers in the state have suffered destruction of crop due to unseasonal rains recently, wine producers have been troubled by lower sales over the past few years. They are hoping that the chief minister will take up the issues with the Union government at the earliest Wine...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 February 2011
ADAG says Anil Ambani not summoned by CBI, but that its chairman met agency officials to discuss various issues related to the telecom sector, including licenses and related matters of the last decade Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) chairman Anil Ambani met officials  the Central Bureau...

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Sharad Matade 16 February 2011
As demand for steel grows in India, the steel ministry had set a target of 120 million tonnes per annum, by end 2012; Tata Steel more than doubles Q3 profit India is not likely to achieve its ambitious plans to produce 120 million tonne per annum (mtpa) of steel by the end of 2012, a top Tata...

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Munira Dongre 15 February 2011
In the Union Budget for FY12, there are likely to be cuts in excise duty exemptions and more services may be made liable to be taxed. The government may also reduce the tax burden on the middle class, at least to a small extent There is an agreement that while announcing this year's Budget,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 February 2011
Pune-based NGO Prayas Energy Group says that civil society groups must get more involved in the process to develop clean energy programmes, to ensure transparency and social benefits Limited public participation in the regulatory process, a lack of transparency in setting tariffs and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 February 2011
With onion prices having dropped considerably over the past few days, onion growers have been holding back stocks hoping for a better price through exports Onion growers from Nashik in western Maharashtra, one of the principal onion-growing areas, have called off their 10-day strike in...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 February 2011
The Tata group company says that it has applied for the dual-technology license after the policy announcement and is still waiting for spectrum in the Delhi circle, while RCom had applied for a license before the policy announcement and has got the spectrum across the country Tata Teleservices...

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Sharad Matade 14 February 2011
Karnataka has acquired around 800 acres of land near Bellary, out of the required 4,000 acres for ArcelorMittal’s project—for which the steelmaker has already deposited Rs300 crore. The State government expects to procure the rest of the land over the next four to five months Finally, the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 February 2011
Company’s Jaguar Land Rover unit, which the company bought from Ford Motor in 2008  is doing particularly well Tata Motors, the country's largest truck and bus maker, on Friday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs2,420 crore for the third quarter ended 31 December 2010, from Rs650 crore in...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 February 2011
Microsoft India continues to lose top executives, with Ravi Venkatesan, chairman and corporate vice-president, being the latest to resign Software giant Microsoft may have managed to keep its clients for the Windows operating system and MS Office, but the company's Indian unit is finding it...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 10 February 2011
The French make some of the best cars and heavy vehicles in the world, but these have simply not made the cut here. Today, again, the French are looking at coming up with something different and they are trying to make India a production base too. So, will Paris reach Indian shores, stores and...

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Sharad Matade 10 February 2011
The chief economist from the ministry of steel feels that the current price movement is due to mere speculation, and raging inflation in the country may reduce demand, which in turn will arrest further rise After hiking prices thrice in just two months, Indian steelmakers may not go in for more...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 February 2011
The bashing of the top management is actually happening in the bank’s in-house publication. So what is brewing in the organisation? Field staff going against the top brass is something which every organisation witnesses from time-to-time. But when the bashing happens in the in-house...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 10 February 2011
Anil Ambani may have failed to assess the possible impact of settling a case with SEBI, but the bar itself on Ambani and his four directors from trading in the market for a year is a sham The Ambani brothers have always been credited with an extraordinary ability to influence and control the...

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