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E-commerce norms to provide level-playing field, clarity: Minister

E-commerce norms to provide level-playing field, clarity: Mini...

  Government on Monday said e-commerce guidelines have brought in ‘greater clarity’ about the sector and they will provide a level-playing field to both online and offline stores. "I am very enthused and encouraged by various write-ups in newspapers that the clarification indeed has brought in greater clarity and also probably checked predatory pricing and discount giving exercises," Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters in New Delhi. She said the ..., 3 weeks ago

Increasing trade witih EU at the core of Modi's Brussels visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Brussels on March 30 for the 13th India-European Union Summit which was last held in 2012. While earlier it was expected that he might cancel his visit on the back of the recent terror attacks that hit the ...
 DNA1 month ago Prime Minister Modi, left of centre?  Rediff.com2 months ago

No big bang schemes, Modi govt to focus on these 6 sectors

Instead of announcing new schemes, focus will be on those already announced and key sectors. Image: Govt’s focus would be on key areas such as banking, defence, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure and job creation. Photograph: Reuters     As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government pads up to enter its third year in office, its focus would be on key areas such as banking, defence, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure and job ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Swaraj-Aziz to meet in Nepal on March 17

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be meeting her Pakistan counterpart Sartaj Aziz on the sidelines of SAARC ministerial meeting on March 17 in Nepal. Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said in Islamabad that Aziz will meet foreign ministers of SAARC countries on the sidelines to extend formal invitations to their respective Heads of Government for the 19th SAARC Summit that will be hosted by Pakistan. When asked about the meeting between the two leaders, sources in ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago India, Lanka to find 'innovative' solution to fishermen issue  Rediff.com2 months ago

'Google tax' looms large: Online products may cost more

Court cases likely over interpretation of the new levy proposed in the Budget for digital economy. The government’s plan to expand the scope of equalisation levy proposed in the Union Budget, seeking to bring more transactions in the digital economy under the tax net, has left many e-commerce players fuming. While many are still trying to understand the implications of the proposed guideline, dubbed the ‘Google tax’, some internet-led businesses have come out and said that it ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Jack Ma's Alibaba set to take on Jeff Bezos' Amazon in India

Chinese e-commerce giant planning to enter India this year, will take on global e-retailer Just when Indian e-commerce was losing its mojo and all that one heard was valuation markdown, Chinese major Alibaba has promised to keep things hot. So far a passive investor in companies such as Kunal Bahl-backed Snapdeal and Vijay Shekhar Sharma-led One97Communications that operates Paytm, Alibaba has announced its entry into Indian e-commerce. If it does, Jack Ma’s Alibaba could compete head on ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'Insolvency Code to make entry, exit easy for startups'

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code will make it easy for a budding entrepreneur to start or exit from the startup business, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said. The minister said the effort of the government is to ‘encourage startups’ as they are the ones creating jobs. "Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, which is being planned, is going to make it easy to start-up as much as to get out of startups because if you are not doing well there shouldn't be a taboo, ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

PV Narasimha Rao: The Outsider Who Dared

“I didn’t know it was this bad.” That was Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao reacting to his Cabinet Secretary Naresh Chandra’s briefing on the state of the economy. It was 20 June 1991, and the next day he would be sworn in as ...
 Open Magazine1 month ago

Indian Railways mulls incubators to promote start-ups

On an annual basis, we’ll seek out solutions to Indian Railways’ most critical problems through ‘innovation challenge’: Suresh Prabhu Indian Railways, owner of India’s largest online e-ticketing marketplace Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), plans to dive into the start-up ecosystem. With an initial fund allocation of Rs 50 crore (Rs 500 million), it plans to start incubators where its employees would get assistance to open their own ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Budget 2016: Here's what healthcare companies expect from FM Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is slated to announce the annual budget on Monday, February 29. Pharmaceutical and healthcare companies are unanimous in certain demands from the government to help improve the lives of people -- these mostly range from an ...
 DNA2 months ago Budget 2016: Here's what five real estate companies expect from FM Arun Jaitley  DNA2 months ago
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