Odisha clears nine investment proposals

Bhubaneswar, April 29 : The Odisha government on Saturday approved nine projects with an investment of Rs 1,770.43 crore. The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) meeting presided over by Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi approved the proposals in food processing, plastics, renewable energy and steel sectors. At least 10 investment proposals from different companies […]

Bhutan government planning to save BBIN bill from being scrapped

Thimphu, April 29 : The Bhutan government is preparing to move a motion to withdraw the controversial Motor Vehicle Agreement involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) during the joint sitting of the Parliament next month, in order to save it from being scrapped in Parliament, a media report said. The government wants to withdraw […]

Domestic manufacturing to be given preference: DIPP Secretary

New Delhi, April 29 : The government is considering a proposal to give preference to domestic manufacturing in public procurement, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Secretary Ramesh Abhishek said on Saturday. “The government is considering a proposal to give preference to domestic manufacturing in public procurement. The Make in India Campaign has propelled significant […]

BSE launches disaster recovery centre in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, April 29 : The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Saturday launched its Disaster Recovery Centre (DRC) here, a statement said. BSE DRC is a replication of the primary site and ensures that all data is available at disaster recovery site with near zero time lag. Among others, the automation tool provides a real-time monitoring […]

‘More coal imports could end Goa’s famous dolphin sighting tours’

Panaji, April 29 : Dredging of the sea bed near Goa’s Mormugao Port Trust, to facilitate expansion of the port’s privately operated coal-handling berths may sound the death-knell for Goa’s dolphin-sighting tours, which are a hit with tourists, WWF has said.A Over the last three days, the MPT, Goa’s only major port, has been conducting […]

Aim to collect Rs 19-20 lakh cr in taxes in 2017-18: Jaitley

New Delhi, April 29 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the government expects to collect Rs 19-20 lakh crore in direct and indirect taxes in 2017-18, which could further increase if greater compliance was ensured. The government reported a total tax collection of Rs 17.10 lakh crore during 2016-17, highest in last […]