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Indian community in Russia has contributed significantly: Pranab Mukherjee

May 10, 2015 at 5:43 PM

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee attended a reception hosted by Shri P.S. Raghavan, Ambassador of India to Russia for the Indian community today in Moscow.

Pranab Mukherjee: Ayurveda is a science

March 15, 2015 at 2:25 AM

President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherje told that the Ayurvedia is a science and it belongs to India. President Pranab Mukherjee was addressing the 58th Session of the All India Ayurvedic Congress in Chandigarh.

President of India greets the people on occasion of Diwali

October 22, 2014 at 3:46 PM

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended greetings to all Indians on the occasion of Diwali.

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RMJ India Couture Week 2014 opens with Sabyasachi's designs

July 16, 2014 at 3:48 PM

The famous designer and commonly known as the Kolkatas wonder boy, Sabyasachi Mukherjee's collection was on demand on the opening day of the Shree Raj Mahal Jewelers India Couture Week 2014 in New Delhi.

Banerjee to meet PM, Sonia to seek financial package, discuss President poll

May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday afternoon.

Mukherjee to attend ADB meet in Manila

May 2, 2012 at 8:30 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to visit Manila this week to attend the annual board of governors' meet of Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Pranab to visit Bangladesh for Tagore ceremony

May 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Building upon warming ties, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will visit Bangladesh Sunday as the guest of honour to attend the closing ceremony of the joint celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.

Vodafone was told about tax liability in Hutchison deal

May 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday said Vodafone Plc was duly informed about its tax liability in the $11.2 billion acquisition of Hutchison's stake in Hutchison-Essar in 2007.

Pranab to visit Manila and Dhaka

May 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

New Delhi, May 2(ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will leave on three-day visit to Manila and Dhaka on Thursday. In Manila, Mukherjee will attend the Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) 45th Annual Board of Governors' meeting and discuss issues relating to global economic situation, infrastructure development, urbanization, energy security, regional and South-South Cooperation.

Presidential polls: Mamata tightlipped

May 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) With Congress looking for support for presidential polls, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was Wednesday tightlipped but said she will try to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi to enquire about her health.

BJP, JD-U go different ways on next president

May 1, 2012 at 6:26 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate became apparent Tuesday with the JD-U stating bluntly that it does not stand by its ally BJP, which has announced that it supports neither Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee nor Vice President Hamid Ansari.

BJP denies rift with JD-U over presidential candidate

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday denied having any rift with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) over who would be the opposition's choice for president after Pratibha Devisingh Patil ends her term in July.

Oil marketing firms losing Rs.518 crore per day

May 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Oil marketing companies are losing Rs.518 crore per day on sale of diesel, kerosene and domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), government data showed Tuesday.

Race to Raisina Hill: BJP, JD-U differ over presidential candidate

May 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hinted that it could support the candidature of APJ Abdul Kalam for the post of president, Janata Dal-United (JDU) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said no discussions had taken place within the opposition alliance.

BJP, JD-U not on same page over next president

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate emerged Tuesday with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) refusing to stand by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which the day before declared it supports neither Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee nor Vice President Hamid Ansari for the top post.

BJP rules out backing Mukherjee in presidential polls

April 30, 2012 at 9:14 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) With Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee emerging as probable Congress choices for the presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday ruled out supporting either of them and said the party was open to supporting a candidate chosen by non-Congress parties.

BJP pulls up Congress over Presidential candidate selection

April 30, 2012 at 8:10 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday took potshots at the Congress Party over the candidate for the presidential post, saying if the ruling party attempts to make a pure Congressman the President then neither the nation nor the politics of the country is prepared for it.

Don't speculate on presidential poll, Mukherjee tells media

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) As the Congress is holding a series of meetings with allies to build consensus over the next president, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday cautioned against speculating on the issue.

NDA walks out of Lok Sabha over slow wheat procurement

April 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party Monday walked out in protest in the Lok Sabha saying the government should help the farmers suffering due to procurement problems across the country.

Now, Mamata government targets woman professor? (West Bengal Newsletter)

April 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) A woman professor who dared to take on a Trinamool Congress leader for allegedly throwing a jug at her inside the teachers' staff room now finds her dispute with a tenant being made public by the West Bengal government - in what is being seen as a bid to show her in poor light.

Delhi to host ADB board meet in 2013

April 28, 2012 at 3:38 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Delhi will host the 46th annual meeting of the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in May 2013, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said while releasing the logo of the event in the national capital Saturday.

Trinamool warns against mixing politics with profession

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government Friday warned the employees of institutions providing essential services against indulging in politics at the cost of their work.

GAAR adding to investors' anxiety: ICRA

April 26, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Credit rating agency ICRA Thursday said the provisions of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) prescribed in this year's budget has added to investors' anxiety.

Wage disparity linked to rural jobs to go: Ramesh

April 26, 2012 at 7:42 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government is likely to bring changes in its flagship rural job scheme to remove disparity between wages given under it and the minimum wages fixed in states, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Thursday.

S&P downgrading is an alarm for India, but not panic: Pranab

April 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday stated that credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) recent move to lower down India's rating from balance to negative is a timely warning signal, but he however assured that it is not a panic situation.....................

Ratings downgrade was inevitable: Wipro

April 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Bangalore, April 25 (IANS) Downgrading of India's sovereign rating to negative from stable by global rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) was a cause for concern though inevitable due to multiple factors, a senior Wipro executive said Wednesday.

With reforms under stress, India stares at ratings cut (Roundup)

April 25, 2012 at 5:23 PM

New Delhi/Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) In a firm warning that all is not well with the Indian economy, the country's outlook was lowered Wednesday to negative from stable by Standard and Poors' with the caveat that its credit rating may also be downgraded.

S&P cuts India's outlook, warns of ratings downgrade

April 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Mumbai/New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Ratings agency Standard & Poor's Wednesday lowered its outlook on India to negative from stable, and warned of a ratings downgrade citing deteriorating economic indicators and slow progress on fiscal reforms in the backdrop of a 'weakened political setting'.

No need to panic on S&P negative outlook: Mukherjee

April 25, 2012 at 3:20 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The government is concerned about ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) lowering India's credit rating outlook but there is no need to panic, said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday.

No reason to panic over S andP forecast: Pranab Mukherjee

April 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said there was no need to panic over rating agency Standard and Poor's downgrade of the country's economic outlook from stable to negative.

Stormy start to parliament, 8 Congress MPs suspended (Roundup)

April 24, 2012 at 6:36 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Congress Tuesday moved to get eight of its MPs suspended from the Lok Sabha for repeatedly disrupting the house over separate statehood to Telangana as the second half of parliament's budget session got off to a stormy start.

Tax law change may yield Rs.40,000 crore: Government

April 24, 2012 at 6:28 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The proposed retrospective changes in the income tax law that seeks to bring overseas transactions involving Indian assets into the tax net is likely to yield around Rs.40,000 crore ($9 billion) to the exchequer, Minister of State for Finance S.S. Palanimanickam said Tuesday.

Congress moves to suspend eight MPs from Lok Sabha

April 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Lok Sabha Tuesday suspended eight Congress MPs from the Telangana region after the party itself moved a motion against them for causing repeated disruptions in the house over the issue of separate statehood to the region. The suspension is for four days.

Congress MPs from Telangana suspended from Lok Sabha

April 24, 2012 at 2:53 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Eight Congress MPs from Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh were suspended from the Lok Sabha for four days for causing disruptions in the house over the issue of separate statehood to the region.

Gold traders on Akshaya Tritiya high

April 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Jewellery makers and gold traders are expecting good business this Akshaya Tritiya compared to last year as sales have picked up before the auspicious day despite high gold prices.

No leadership vacuum in India, says Pranab

April 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Washington, April 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has rejected a suggestion from corporate America that a leadership "vacuum" was chipping away at India's investment climate and asserted that India has a "very powerful, strong and acceptable prime minister".

Business sentiments worse than reality: Adi Godrej (Interview)

April 23, 2012 at 9:24 AM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Indian economy and businesses are passing through difficult times due to lack of reforms and governance, but the sentiments are even worse than the reality, said Adi Godrej, chairman of the Godrej Group.

Panel looking into Mamata ultimatum: Mukherjee

April 22, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has asked a government panel to look into West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's ultimatum to the centre for a moratorium on the cash strapped state's interest payments.

'India has substantially reduced oil imports from Iran'

April 22, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) In the face of US sanctions on Iran, India has significantly reduced its oil imports from the country, though rising oil prices have caused immense problems for the Indian economy, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here Sunday.

India seeks quick ratification of quota reforms

April 22, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has urged lagging International Monetary Fund (IMF) members to move quickly to ratify quota and governance reforms that would give developing nations a greater voice in running the 188-nation global lender.

BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad takes potshots at Mukherjee's 'coalition politics' remark

April 22, 2012 at 9:51 PM

New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Hitting out at Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for his remark that coalition politics has slowed down reforms, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said there is a serious leadership and governance deficit, and also a lack of trust among UPA allies.

Decision over diesel price reforms evokes mixed reactions

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu's statement on deregulating diesel prices and tough decisions on subsidies evoked mixed reactions from politicians and economic experts on Sunday.

India has a very powerful prime minister: Mukherjee

April 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Asserting that India has a "very powerful, strong and acceptable prime minister," Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday rejected a suggestion from corporate America that a leadership "vacuum" was chipping away at India's investment climate.

India continuing on the reform path: Mukherjee

April 22, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Rejecting opposition charges of a policy paralysis on reforms back home, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today that the United Progressive Alliance was going ahead with a series of reforms to spur the economy.

India concerned about oil price volatility: Mukherjee

April 22, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) India is concerned about the volatility in the prices of oil, gas and other commodities as they were not aligned to economic fundamentals, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Sunday.

Protect 'innocent bystanders' from global financial crisis: India

April 22, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) As the International Monetary Fund (IMF) doubled its lending power with over $430 billion pledged to a reinforced safety net to bail out countries during global financial crises, India stressed that contributions should be voluntary and not linked with future voice or governance reform and should be able to bail out "innocent bystanders" affected by them.

Call for urgent IMF quota, governance reforms

April 22, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Reaffirming the urgency of making the 2010 quota and governance reforms effective by October to enhance the International Monetary Fund's legitimacy and credibility, its steering committee has called for an agreement by January 2013.

India calls for integrated action to secure growth

April 22, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) India has called for an "integrated and interconnected" response to global developments anchored by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to effectively secure growth in an environment of global stability.

Pranab expressed concern over slowdown in IMF quota reforms

April 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Expressing his concern at the pace of reform on quota and governance issues in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Finance Minister of India on Friday said that a dynamic reform process was necessary to ensure IMF's legitimacy and effectiveness..............

India cautions against slowdown in IMF quota reforms

April 21, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Washington, April 21 (IANS) Expressing its disappointment at the pace of reform on quota and governance issues in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India has said that a dynamic reform process is necessary to ensure IMF's legitimacy and effectiveness.

Mukherjee allays US fears, says India good for investment

April 21, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Washington, April 21 (IANS) Allaying a "misapprehension" about some retroactive changes in Indian tax laws, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured corporate America that India was a good investment destination with a clear and stable tax regime.

G-24 nations to focus on job creations and effective social protection for poor: Mukherjee

April 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Expressing concern over the current global economic scenario, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the G-24 nations will focus on job creation and effective social protection for the poor and the vulnerable.

Sharath Kamal close to sealing London berth

April 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Achanta Sharath Kamal registered a comfortable win over Vietnam's Quyinh Tran Tuan of Vietnam 11-1, 11-9, 11-5, 11-4 in the third round Asian Olympic Qualification Table Tennis Tournament in Hong Kong Friday and is a couple of matches away from sealing a London berth.

Telenor in talks with domestic firms to continue India service

April 20, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Norwegian Telenor Group, which holds 67.25 percent stake in Uninor, Friday said it is in discussion with four to five domestic institutions to find a new partner to continue its telecom services in in India.

Pranab Mukherjee on importance of developing economies as "growth drivers"

April 20, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the developing and emerging economies would continue to play the role of growth drivers for the world.

India-US relations on strong footing: Mukherjee

April 20, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): The Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said the relations between India and the United States have evolved in recent years into a global strategic partnership, based on shared values and increasing convergence of interests on regional and global issues.

India proposes working group for BRICS development bank

April 20, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Washington, April 20 (IANS) India has suggested setting up a working group comprising officials from finance ministries and central banks of the five BRICS countries for the formation of a development bank to increase trade within the grouping.

Proposed tax law change 'clarificatory', says Pranab

April 20, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Washington, April 20 (IANS) Amid growing criticism from various quarters over the proposed retrospective changes in the tax law, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that changes in the legislation would be just "clarificatory" in nature.

India reaffirms its stand on tax law changes

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Washington, April 20 (IANS) India has reasserted its position regarding some retrospective amendments in Indian tax laws saying it was not a case of double taxation, but intended to ensure that companies pay their due taxes.

Government has decided on no more reforms: BJP

April 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said the government seems to have decided against any more reforms as the prime minister's economic advisor Kaushik Basu had said reforms were not possible till the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

India asks G-20 to nake 'credible and ambitious' action plan

April 20, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Washington, April 20 (IANS) India has called upon G-20 nations, the world's top economies, to work out a "credible and ambitious" action plan to put the global economy firmly on the path of recovery as also promote strong, sustainable and balanced growth.

RBI to notify proposal allowing airlines to access foreign funds

April 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The government Thursday said it expects the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to notify the budget announcement of allowing the cash-strapped Indian civil aviation sector to borrow up to $1 billion in external loans for a period of one year within seven days.

US business groups to protest tax law changes in India

April 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Washington, April 19 (IANS) A dozen US business groups have asked US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to raise their concerns with New Delhi that some proposed changes in Indian tax laws, including retroactive tax collection, would spoil India's investment climate for them.

Economic consensus possible if no political hostilities: Jaitley

April 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Claiming that "two power centres" of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) were "not on the same page" on issues of governance, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Wednesday said government can build an environment of economic consensus with the opposition provided there were no political hostilites.

GST likely to come into effect from next fiscal: Sushil Modi

April 18, 2012 at 8:05 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The much-awaited unified Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to come into effect from April 1, 2013 as the centre is open to the concerns of the states, Sushil Modi, chairman of empowered committee of state finance ministers, said Wednesday.

Government will examine Vodafone notice: Mukherjee

April 18, 2012 at 11:41 AM

New Delhi, April 18 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said the Central Government will examine and study Vodafone's legal notice before proceeding with appropriate action over ongoing taxation row.

Rate cut to help revive growth, investment: Mukherjee

April 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) decision to cut policy rates by 0.50 percent for the first time in three years will help revive investments and economic growth, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday.

Inflation declines marginally, RBI rate cut seen (Roundup)

April 16, 2012 at 7:23 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India's inflation declined marginally to 6.89 percent in March as compared to 6.95 percent in the previous month, helped by softening in prices of manufactured products, giving rise to the hope for first rate cut by the central bank in three years when it announces annual monetary policy Tuesday.

Indian paddlers upbeat as they leave for Olympic qualifiers

April 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A lot will depend on how well the the six-member Indian table tennis squad, led by the experienced Achanta Sharath Kamal, uses the opportunity at the Asian Olympic qualification tournament at Hong Kong to book its ticket for the London Olympics later this year.

Inflation slips to 6.89 percent in March

April 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the annual rate of inflation for the month of March has moderated to 6.89 percent as against 6.95 percent in February.

Mukherjee to visit US to attend IMF-World Bank meeting

April 16, 2012 at 4:11 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will be on a four-day official visit to the United States beginning Thursday to attend the annual spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Mukherjee embarks on US visit to take part in IMF, World Bank meet

April 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a four-day official visit to the USA on Wednesday to attend the spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Funds (IMF).

Sluggish industrial output may call for stern measures, says Pranab Mukherjee

April 12, 2012 at 6:19 PM

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): The Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said the industrial output rose at a much slower-than expected 4.1 percent in February, weighed down by a contraction in consumer durables and consumer goods.

Sensex ends 133 points higher on hopes of rate cuts

April 12, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets advanced 133 points Thursday as lower than expected industrial output numbers reinforced expectations of a rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India for the first time in three years.

India's industrial output grows by 4.1 percent in February

April 12, 2012 at 3:31 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by lower than expected 4.1 percent in February, led by 8 percent expansion in electricity production, official data showed Thursday.

Albanian fugitive held after 15 years in London

April 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM

London, April 11 (IANS) An Albanian accused of multiple murders in his native country and on the run for 15 years, has been finally arrested in north London.

Norway, India discuss issue of cancellation and auction of telecom licenses

April 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM

New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Norwegian Trade Minister Trond Giske discussed the issue of cancellation and auction of telecom licenses with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee here on Tuesday.

Thunder squall disrupts train, Metro services in Kolkata

April 9, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) A thunder squall in Kolkata and its adjoining areas uprooted trees that blocked roads and disrupted train and Metro railways services Monday evening.

Sesa Goa issued notices for violating norms

April 9, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Panaji, April 9 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court Monday issued notice to top officials of Vedanta Resources-owned Sesa Goa, Goa's biggest mining company, for alleged violation of ore transportation norms.

Mukherjee hails substantial increase in direct tax base

April 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Bangalore, Apr 9 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said India's direct tax base vis-a-vis the country's overall economy has increased to whopping rupees five trillion.

INDIA'S FINANCE MINISTER HAILS STELLAR INCREASE IN DIRECT TAX BASE

April 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM

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Plug loopholes to boost tax revenue: Pranab

April 8, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Bangalore, April 8 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday advised experts to plug loopholes in the taxation laws to ensure that the government got its due share of revenue and to curb avoidance.

Sonia skips Manmohan, Zardari luncheon meet at 7 RCR

April 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): Congress President has reportedly skipped the luncheon meeting hosted by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in honour of the visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardarai at the former's official residence, 7 Race Course Road.

Indian aviation's MRO business set to soar

April 8, 2012 at 12:17 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India's aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business is set to rise as a result of the government's plan to slash high custom duties on aircraft parts, tyres and other equipment.

Mukherjee says slowdown may hurt banks' asset quality

April 7, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Mumbai, Apr.7 (ANI): A slowdown in India's gross domestic product could impact banks' asset quality, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday.

Lalu Yadav says Pranab Mukherjee has assured that jewellers interest would be protected

April 7, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Patna, Apr.7 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president and former Bihar chief minister Lalu adav on Saturday told media here that Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured him hat the interests of jewellers vis-a-viz the levelling of increased excise duty would be protected.

India needs a socially conscious banking system: Pranab

April 7, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Nationalisation of banks was a path breaking step in deploying financial services for transformation of the economy, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday and added that India needs to develop an integrated banking delivery model to promote financial inclusion and economic growth.

Jewellers hint at calling off strike after meeting with Pranab

April 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): Representatives of Jewellers associations on Friday hinted towards ending their 21-day strike after meeting the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

Jewellers suspended 21-days strike till May 10

April 6, 2012 at 6:53 PM

A section of agitated jewellers today called off 21-days old strike after getting assurance from Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and UPA president Sonia Gandhi, who invited union leaders for talk.......

Jewellers end strike on promise of duty roll back

April 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Jewellers across India Friday called off their 21-day strike after being assured of duty roll back from Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Narayanasamy asks jewellers not to panic over increase in excise duty

April 6, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Chennai, Apr 6 (ANI): Terming the ongoing protests by the members of jewellers' associations to be unwarranted, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO), V. Narayanasamy, on Friday asked the bullion traders not to panic over the increase is excise duty.

Congress says to consider about the jewellers demands

April 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM

There is a chance that the shining of the gems and jewellery industries could be come back.

Pranab Mukherjee to meet protesting jewelers

April 6, 2012 at 11:13 AM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has convened a meeting with jewellery manufacturer representatives of major cities here today to address their concerns over the increase in import duty on gold and excise duty on unbranded jewellery in the Budget for 2012-13.

Lalu Yadav meets Mukherjee, discusses jewellers' plight

April 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM

New Delhi, Apr 5 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday met Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to discuss with him the plight of the jewellers, who are on strike demanding a rollback in the proposed hike in excise duty on gold.

Mukherjee to hold meeting with representatives of jewellery manufacturers

April 4, 2012 at 9:12 PM

New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has convened a meeting with representatives of jewellery manufacturers from major cities on Friday in order to address the concerns of the jewelers over the increase in taxes.

Mukherjee meets IRDA officials, discusses investment plans

April 4, 2012 at 9:12 PM

New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee met officials of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) here on Wednesday and discussed a wide range of issues, including investment plans.

Government invites jewellers for talks

April 4, 2012 at 7:52 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it will hold talks with jewellers who have been protesting for the last three weeks against the budgetary proposals to impose one percent excise duty on unbranded jewellery and hike the import duty.

Tax on gold amounts to taxing culture: Congress MP

April 4, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Panaji, April 4 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's move to tax gold has come in for criticism from Goa's Congress MP Shantaram Naik, who has said that a tax on gold in India amounted to a "tax on culture".

RBI governor meets FM ahead of monetary policy review

April 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

D. Subbarao, Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday met Finance Minister (FM) Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the macro-economic situation, two weeks ahead of the monetary policy review......

RBI governor meets Mukherjee ahead of policy review

April 3, 2012 at 5:52 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India Governor D. Subbarao Tuesday met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the macro-economic situation, two weeks ahead of the monetary policy review.

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