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Delhi foresees Rs 46,739-cr in TDS collection: Chief Income Tax Commissioner

The government is expecting about Rs. 46,739 crore through TDS from the Delhi region in 2016-17, a top Income Tax Department official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

ASSOCHAM opposes move to change Fiscal Year from April-March

Any move to change India’s financial year from April-March to any other permutation and commutation would serve no purpose but cause a huge avoidable disruption at a big cost for the country’s trade and industry, ASSOCHAM has said.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

India-ASEAN must jointly counter terrorism to avoid disruptions in trade & commerce: V.K. Singh

India and ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) must look at seriously countering terrorism activities to avoid any disruptions in business, trade and commerce, Union Minister of State for External Affairs, General (Retd.) V.K. Singh said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Friday, July 08, 2016

Grooming, cosmetic products set for exponential growth in India: ASSOCHAM

The market size of India's beauty, cosmetic and grooming market will touch 20 billion dollars by 2025 from the current level of 6.5 billion dollars on the back of rise in disposable income of middle class and more and more people aspiring to live good life and look good, industry body ASSOCHAM said.

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

India Inc enthused by decisive Cabinet reshuffle by PM, says ASSOCHAM

By undertaking a decisive reshuffle of his Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has conveyed a strong resolve to put a premium on performance of his colleagues to improve quality of governance and make difference in the lives of common people, ASSOCHAM said today.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Investment & capacity building agreements imperative to fructify unity b/w India & Africa: ASSOCHAM

Investment and capacity building cooperation and agreements are needed along with trade agreements at bilateral and multilateral levels to fructify unity between India and Africa which is dependent on – food, energy security and mutual developmental prosperity, apex industry body ASSOCHAM said on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's four-nation Africa tour.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Govt. focussed on harnessing strengths of ancient & traditional medicinal practices to get more export value: Y.S. Chowdary

The government is focussed upon harnessing the strength of India’s ancient medicinal practices based on traditional health systems to get more and more export value, union minister of state for Science and Technology. Mr Y.S. Chowdary said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

ASSOCHAM approaches PMO, proposing National Data Bank

Proposing to break wall between the government and private organisations, the ASSOCHAM has written to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the National Security Advisor offering to set up a national data bank from billions and trillions of e-transactions and exchange of information, to be used for the common citizens as also for the country’s strategic needs.

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Monday, July 04, 2016

Avg. salary in gems & jewellery sector lowest across manufacturing sector: Study

The average salary in Indian gems and jewellery industry at Rs 2.52 lakh per annum is lower than other manufacturing industries that are becoming more lucrative for young workers – pharmaceuticals (Rs 5.09 lakh), capital goods (Rs 4.94 lakh), electronics (Rs 4.43 lakh), chemical (Rs 3.97 lakh), automotive (Rs 3.77 lakh), construction material (Rs 2.88 lakh), metal and metal products (Rs 2.54 lakh), noted an ASSOCHAM-Thought Arbitrage joint study.

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Sunday, July 03, 2016

Reserve Bank of India should be audited: Shashi Kant Sharma, CAG

There is a need to consider financial regulator like the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to be audited, said Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Mr Shashi Kant Sharma said at an ASSOCHAM event in New Delhi today.

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Friday, July 01, 2016

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