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BusinessToday.In | December 17, 2018

Govt reforms bringing desired results, note ban served purpose, says Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the reforms like GST, the law on black money and insolvency code started by the Modi government are bringing desired results and asserted that India has got a bright future. Naidu further said that as more and more people are coming into the banking fold, the tax rate will come down. Defending the Prime Minister's controversial note ban decision of November 2016, the Vice President said the purpose of demonetisation has been achieved as the money that was kept under pillows and hidden in bathrooms has reached the banks.
Delhi High Court dismisses Vodafone plea for tax refund of over Rs 4,759 crore

The Delhi High Court has dismissed telecom major Vodafone's plea seeking directions to the Income Tax Department to expeditiously process its claim for refund of over Rs 4,759 crore in respect of returns filed for the assessment years (AYs) 2014-15 to 2017-18. A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Prateek Jalan declined to grant any relief to the company, saying there was merit in the tax department's argument that substantial outstanding demand was pending against the company and there was likelihood of more demands being made after the assessment for the AYs in question were scrutinised.
Railways to run 800 special trains during 2019 Kumbh Mela

To facilitate pilgrims arriving in large numbers during the Kumbh Mela in 2019, the railways has proposed running 800 special trains from various stations of Allahabad district, an official has said. These trains would be in addition to the regular trains run by the North Central Railway (NCR).
5,000 Compressed Bio Gas plants will be set up by 2023, says Dharmendra Pradhan

Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said around 5,000 Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plants will be set across the country by 2023. He said these plants meant for extracting biogas from agricultural residue, cattle dung and municipal solid waste will have an estimated annual CBG production of 15 million tonnes
Government notifies rules for in-flight calls, internet access through mobile phones

People will soon be able to make calls and access the internet through their phones during air travel and ship voyage within Indian territory as the government has notified rules for providing such services. Indian and foreign airlines and shipping companies operating in the country can provide in-flight and maritime voice and data services in partnership with a valid Indian telecom licence holder.These rules may be called the Flight and Maritime Connectivity Rules, 2018.
Naresh Goyal's "turnaround" man, Nikos Kardassis quits Jet Airways

Nikos Kardassis, the former CEO of Jet Airways, who made a come back to the carrier in an advisory role and was tasked to turnaround the cash-strapped airline, has once again parted ways with it, a source said. The Greek-American aviation veteran in his third come back to the Naresh Goyal-controlled Jet Airways in May this year was roped-in to revive the fortunes of the full service carrier. The former chief executive parted ways with the airline after Goyal initiated discussions with his investment partner Etihad Airways for further stake sale to garner funds
Nissan meets to replace Ghosn, as tensions with Renault grow

 The board of automaker Nissan will meet today to discuss replacing former chairman Carlos Ghosn after his arrest for financial misconduct, as tensions grow in the firm's alliance with Renault. The Japanese company removed Ghosn from his post last month after he was detained on allegations of under-reporting his salary.
Micromax strengthens international play, to foray into South Africa

Handset maker Micromax is foraying into the South African market as it looks to further bolster its international operations, which it expects to contribute as much as 20 per cent to its overall revenues by next fiscal. The company is also looking at expanding its range of consumer durable products like television sets and smart accessories to Russia and Middle East. Apart from India, it already operates in Russia, Middle East, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.




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