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Promoter stake in listed firms at 16-year low
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Promoter stake in listed firms at 16-year low

For the first time since 2001, promoter stake in BSE 500 decisively below 50% Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Promoter shareholdings in listed companies has dropped to the lowest in almost 16 years. This is on the back of the emergence of professionally-managed companies with typically no identifiable promoters. Also, the regulatory diktat on companies to have a minimum 25 per cent public float has contributed to the gradual decline in promoter shareholdings. Some of the recent reduction ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Want to wear a dhoti?

Wearing a dhoti isn't something you can learn with some sleight of hand, says Kishore Singh.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Women say that draping a saree is easy, so wearing a dhoti should be a breeze, right? A few years ago, having received some trendy lungis from an artist in Colombo, I had thought to wear them to parties in the unisex fashion that young fashionistas carry off so effortlessly. Unfortunately, it didn't go down well. First, of course, was the trouble with the tying of ...
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Indian democracy is in the fight of its life

'And if you think this is alarmist nonsense, you are helping it happen,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Tuesday, September 5, was a terrible, difficult night, when news broke that outspoken Kannadiga journalist Gauri Lankesh had been murdered in Bengaluru. Lankesh was not in a conflict zone, or a riot, or a hostage crisis, or in any of the other dangerous situations that journalists often encounter. She was doing what working people do -- coming home in the evening, ...
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A Maharashtra village's cashless dream goes bust

The government started promoting cashless transactions but forgot that it needs infrastructure. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Dhasai, Maharashtra’s first and only cashless village, no longer lives up to its name. Residents of Dhasai don’t pull out their cards to swipe it on electronic data capture (EDC) machine anymore. Most transactions are now in cash. The convenience of using cash is partly the reason why people have given up on electronic payments. The lack of requisite ...
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Govt wants rate cuts to revive growth

Lower interest rates needed to boost manufacturing, officials say.Arup Roychoudhury reports.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com "There is scope for monetary easing because of inflation projections. Inflation last month picked up, but our analysis has taken that into consideration. We had based it on a mid-term inflation of 4 per cent," said a senior official when asked what the Centre thought of another rate cut. The next meeting of the MPC is on October 3-4. The MPC has cut rates only once ...
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Tips for diabetics who plan to fast during Navratri

Follow these tips if you want to control your diabetes during Navratri. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com  Navratri is here and people celebrate this festival with joy. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of India. Fasting during Navratri is considered very sacred and it is done to propitiate Goddess Durga and seek her blessings. Apart from the religious aspect of it, even scientifically it helps purify the body through flushing ...
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GST Council will now meet on Oct 6

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan's wish to levy indirect tax on petrol unlikely to be taken up Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council might not take up the issue of including petroleum under the new indirect tax system at its next meeting, which was advanced by a couple of weeks to October 6. The meeting is likely to take up the issue of problems affecting the GST Network (GSTN) and exporters’ concerns.   Just three months since the roll ...
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I-T dept has a new plan to assess taxpayers

It will launch jurisdiction-free assessment from October Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The assessment of taxpayers is set to become jurisdiction-free. Come October, the income tax (I-T) department will launch a pilot project of the new system in Mumbai and Delhi to identify the loopholes. The project will then cover 100 cities in the first phase of implementation. The system envisages allocation of a particular taxpayer’s profile to any officer across the country via a special ...
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In India, 5G network won't be a reality soon

Delay due to rise in operating cost of telcos, late adoption of 4G network Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The country needs more time to launch fifth generation technology (5G) in its telecom network, said Aruna Sundararajan, head of the Telecom Commission and secretary to the department of telecommunications. According to Sundararajan, the country first needs to complete its transition from 3G to 4G network and only then move towards further upgradation.   "First, India needs to ...
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Jaitley likely to announce his final full Budget on Feb 1

Like 2017-18, govt will seek comments from the public at large, including Facebook and Twitter Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The finance ministry on Wednesday issued an official circular to begin the process of drafting the Union Budget for 2018-19. While no date was given as to when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would table the Budget in Parliament, the document stated the final estimates for schemes and other expenditures should be decided by January 15, 2018.   The Budget is ...
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