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Cyber crime is faceless and borderless: Rajnath Singh

Ministry of Home Affairs recommends for setting up I4C to tackle cyber crimes The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that cyber crime is the biggest challenge these days with the development and access to technology across the globe at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

No decision on drug price control will be taken without discussing with pharma industry: Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

Drug manufacturers to set up own R&D system to improve quality standards: Director General of Health Services The government will not take any decision on drug price control without holding discussions with the pharmaceutical industry and other stakeholders, Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Mr Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

ASSOCHAM reaction - Real estate bill passage in Rajya Sabha

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has hailed the passage of the long-pending Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill in Rajya Sabha which would to lead development of urban infrastructure, help realise the Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Housing for every Indian by 2022’ and play a pivotal role in structural transformation of India’s economy.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Government ready with GST roll out infrastructure, says EA Secretary

Ready with the backup infrastructure for roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Economic Affairs Secretary, Mr Shaktikanta Das today said at an ASSOCHAM meeting he is hopeful that the Constitutional amendment bill for the most important tax reform would be passed by Parliament in the current session.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

HRD ministry will sign letter of Intent with AWF for imparting skill and education amongst girls: Chairperson, ASSOCHAM Women Foundation

ASSOCHAM Women Foundation (AWF) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) will be signing ‘A Letter of Intent’ to promote education and skilling amongst women and girls in country, said Ms. Revati Jain, Chairperson, ASSOCHAM Women Foundation on the occasion of International Women’s Day here today at New Delhi.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

1/4th working women & 40% working mothers intend to quit job: Survey

Gender bias & workplace harassment prime reasons About one-fourth working women, especially those engaged in private sector at different levels desire to quit their jobs for plethora of reasons like inconvenient working hours/late sitting, gender bias/workplace harassment, lack of safety, poor working conditions, family/motherhood, to pursue higher education and others, noted a just-concluded survey conducted by ASSOCHAM Social Development Foundation.

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Monday, March 07, 2016

ASSOCHAM urges PM to nudge CPSEs to spend Rs 5 lakh crore to revive growth

Lauding the public sector enterprises to be ready with a large investment kitty of Rs 5.02 lakh crore for the next financial year, ASSOCHAM today urged Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi to convene a meeting of the CMDs of the CPSEs asking them to ensure that the entire planned expenditure for the fiscal 2016-17 is spent to give a leg-up to the economic growth.

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Sunday, March 06, 2016

With increasing RBI heat, bank defaulters making amends: Senior banker & ASSOCHAM panel co-chair

With increasing pressure on banks for recovery of non-performing assets, defaulters, especially those in the 'wilful defaulters' category are making serious efforts in utilising loan for the rightful purpose, senior banker and Co-Chairman of the ASSOCHAM National Council on Banking and Finance Mr R K Gupta said.

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Friday, March 04, 2016

Budget aimed to bring huge chunks of industry into tax net to move towards GST: CBEC Chairman

GST and tax exemptions cannot go together The union budget 2016-17 is aimed to bring the huge chunks of industry including area-based exemptions together with SSI, edible oil, textile sectors and others into the tax net in a most easy manner, a top Finance Ministry official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Delhi-NCR likely to generate 1,07,000 MT e-waste by 2017: ASSOCHAM report

In the midst of a focus on Swachch Bharat sanitation programme, Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) is likely to generate about 1,07,000 metric tonnes (MT) of e-waste per annum by 2017 from the current level of 68,000 metric tonnes per annum growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 25 per cent, reveals The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) latest study.

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

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