Modi govt set to meet electrification target, but millions still in darkness

Modi govt set to meet electrification target, but millions still in darkness

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stormed to victory in 2014 on pledges to improve the lives of Indians, including bringing power to every citizen. Rural electrification became a cornerstone of Modi’s plan, which included connecting more than 18,000 villages by the...
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GST, demonetisation brought 1.8 million people under tax net: Govt official

GST, demonetisation brought 1.8 million people under tax net: Govt official

India has informed the UN that the Goods and Services Tax reform implemented by it, coupled with the demonetisation of high-value currency notes, has brought 1.8 million more people into the income tax net. Additional secretary in the ministry of...
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Rising crude oil prices spell triple-whammy setback for India

Rising crude oil prices spell triple-whammy setback for India

The surge in oil prices couldn’t have come at a worse time for India. Asia’s No. 3 economy faces a wider trade deficit, a worsening of stretched government finances, and slower economic growth if oil prices remain stubborn at the...
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Beginner’s Guide to Unemployment Insurance for Small Business

Beginner’s Guide to Unemployment Insurance for Small Business

No one plans to lose their job. However, that’s exactly what happens when a small business owner decides to close their doors to retirement, relocation or poor sales. Employees quickly become former employees and are suddenly in search of new...
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China files trade complaint with WTO against US steel tariffs

China files trade complaint with WTO against US steel tariffs

China has filed a World Trade Organization complaint challenging US President Donald Trump’s tariff hike on imported steel and aluminum, the trade body said Tuesday. The tariff spat is one element of a wide-ranging trade dispute between Trump and Chinese...
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Tamil Nadu rejects Sterlite’s plea to renew consent to operate plant

Tamil Nadu rejects Sterlite’s plea to renew consent to operate plant

Amid protests demanding closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin district, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on Tuesday said it has rejected the company’s application seeking renewal of consent to operate the plant. TNPC Board no...
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