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Chandni Chowk, the smallest of all parliamentary segments in the national capital in terms of number of electors, is set to see an interesting battle with two major parties fielding their old guards from the seat for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.(Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Traders want an MP who means business

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 04:16 AM IST
While the BJP has repeated its tried and tested leader and sitting MP Harsh Vardhan, 64, Congress has fielded veteran leader JP Agarwal, 75. The Aam Aadmi Party has fielded first-timer Pankaj Gupta, 52.
The e-commerce policy assumes that recording granular details of users’ online behaviour and monetising this data as a “national resource” for local economic exploitation is a tolerable social future, perhaps even the best(File photo)
The e-commerce policy assumes that recording granular details of users’ online behaviour and monetising this data as a “national resource” for local economic exploitation is a tolerable social future, perhaps even the best(File photo)

The new e-commerce policy is more about politics than business

By Mishi Choudhary and Eben Moglen
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 08:16 PM IST
The data localisation imperative of this policy is a classic non-tariff barrier to the multinational platform companies. Under the garb of protection, the real cost falls on the consumers and small businesses
Darshan Doshi, director at Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Flame University and at JumpShift Development Ltd(HT/PHOTO)
Darshan Doshi, director at Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Flame University and at JumpShift Development Ltd(HT/PHOTO)

How to launch a business in Pune? Darshan Doshi shares expert tips

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Namita Shibad
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 04:19 PM IST
Doshi conducted a breakfast session with TiE Pune members on – ‘Zero to One: Launching New Ventures’ where he gave the audience interesting insights into the business of entrepreneurship
PM Modi was speaking at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.(ANI Twitter)
PM Modi was speaking at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.(ANI Twitter)

‘India ready for business as never before’, says PM Modi at Vibrant Gujarat summit

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 06:05 PM IST
PM Modi said the government had, reduced the cost of doing business by the implementation of GST and other measures of simplification of taxes. This, he said, had reduced transaction costs and made processes efficient.
Offering major relief to small businesses, the GST Council on Thursday announced changes to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rules aimed at easing the burden of compliance on them and exempted an additional 2 million such businesses from registering with the indirect tax regime.(PTI)
Offering major relief to small businesses, the GST Council on Thursday announced changes to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rules aimed at easing the burden of compliance on them and exempted an additional 2 million such businesses from registering with the indirect tax regime.(PTI)

GST exemption limit doubled in relief to small businesses

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2019 10:45 PM IST
Analysts say this is another attempt by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government to woo a key constituency ahead of the 2019 general election.
Boutique banks climbed the ranks of the world’s leading merger advisers, while Deutsche Bank AG dropped out of the top 10. But for all of the shuffling, familiar names remained at the head of the pack.(AFP)
Boutique banks climbed the ranks of the world’s leading merger advisers, while Deutsche Bank AG dropped out of the top 10. But for all of the shuffling, familiar names remained at the head of the pack.(AFP)

Goldman set to lead M&A for 2018 after buyout firms lift business

Bloomberg | By Sonali Basak and Kiel Porter
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 07:00 AM IST
Goldman Sachs Group Inc., for the second year in a row, is poised to be the top bank for takeover advice -- pushed forward by a strategy of courting smaller clients and buyout firms.
This is evidence that the flurry of reforms made by the Indian government to improve business conditions, after Modi’s promise to the global business leaders in the US Capitol, have paid off(AP)
This is evidence that the flurry of reforms made by the Indian government to improve business conditions, after Modi’s promise to the global business leaders in the US Capitol, have paid off(AP)

The economy is moving in the right trajectory

By Frank F Islam
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 06:34 PM IST
In this year’s Ease of Doing Business report, India moved up 23 positions to reach 77th — the highest the country has ever been placed in the 15-year history of the survey. India must continue its journey on that path until it ranks at or near the top of the ranked countries
Chinese investors monitoring stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing on October 31, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Chinese investors monitoring stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing on October 31, 2018.(AP File Photo)

Where to do business in 2019. And where to avoid

Bloomberg | By Angus Whitley and Adrian Leung
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:41 AM IST
The Doing Business 2019 report shows that India and China have vaulted up rankings with wide-ranging reforms designed to give businesses and entrepreneurs fewer headaches.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley said GST is an ongoing process.(File Photo)
Finance minister Arun Jaitley said GST is an ongoing process.(File Photo)

‘Ease of doing business’ HIGHLIGHTS: Top 50 within reach, says Arun Jaitley

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 09:53 PM IST

India managed to improve its ranking in World Bank’s latest ease of doing business report, securing 77th rank, jumping 23 places. The central government has in the last several months taken specific measures to address impediments to doing business in the country identified by the multilateral agency. These include simplifying the processes in cross-border trade, municipal permissions relating to land and buildings, and enforcement of contracts. The idea is to cut red tape, reduce the cost and time taken in transactions for businesses, and improving efficiency in governance.Here are the highlights:

Some people argue that the real estate education is absent because the real estate sector is disorganized. It is a travesty.(HT File)
Some people argue that the real estate education is absent because the real estate sector is disorganized. It is a travesty.(HT File)

Why does India need specialised real estate education

By Prashant Das
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2018 01:39 PM IST
Residential real estate is considered a key to the well being of people whereas commercial assets are a must for other economic activities.
India’s e-commerce market is currently estimated at Rs 19,650 cr, minus travel portals(File Photo)
India’s e-commerce market is currently estimated at Rs 19,650 cr, minus travel portals(File Photo)

E-commerce can boost small businesses in India

By Gopal Pillai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2018 01:26 PM IST
Instead of hand-outs, entrepreneurs need stable systems, customised tools, and guidance centred on stellar success
On May 21, Anil Khera (in picture) was gunned down in Sahibabad. On Sunday Delhi Police arrested his son allegedly for getting Khera killed.(HT photo)
On May 21, Anil Khera (in picture) was gunned down in Sahibabad. On Sunday Delhi Police arrested his son allegedly for getting Khera killed.(HT photo)

Delhi man gambles away money, hires killers for Rs 5 lakh to kill father and take over his business

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2018 09:41 AM IST
Businessman Anil Khera was gunned down on May 21 while he was on his way back from a meeting in Ghaziabad. On Sunday, his son was arrested for allegedly having him killed in order to take over his business.
According to sections 330, 331, 335 and 336 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act of 1994, all businesses operating within the MCG’s jurisdiction are required to obtain a trade licence from the corporation.(HT/Picture for representation)
According to sections 330, 331, 335 and 336 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act of 1994, all businesses operating within the MCG’s jurisdiction are required to obtain a trade licence from the corporation.(HT/Picture for representation)

‘Illegal’ business establishments in Gurugram face sealing

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 05:54 AM IST
Starting Friday, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will begin sealing commercial establishments that are operating without a trade licence in 22 malls in Gurugram zone 4, including Golf Course Extension Road, Sohna Road, Sector 51, Badshahpur and Jharsa.
Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a new challenge following the resignation of two top Cabinet members, who denounced May’s plan for a soft Brexit(REUTERS)
Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a new challenge following the resignation of two top Cabinet members, who denounced May’s plan for a soft Brexit(REUTERS)

Despite the resignation of two ministers, there is no immediate challenge to May’s leadership

PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2018 07:52 PM IST
The UK has spoken of boosting the Commonwealth and forging a free trade pact with India post-Brexit, but that will not be easy if Britain refuses to budge from its tough position on movement of people and visas.

Dr.Vinay Bajrangi explains how to give your business a complete turnaround

By Advertorial
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 10:54 AM IST
The noted Vedic astrologer says that running an enterprise with profit depends on factors which always remain unaccounted.
A palatial house of drug peddler Jagir Singh Zeera in Jaladhar.(HT photo)
A palatial house of drug peddler Jagir Singh Zeera in Jaladhar.(HT photo)

14 years of ‘business’: Drug smuggler Zeera has assets worth Rs 3 crore

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Jatinder Mahal
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 12:11 PM IST
A-category peddler had been evading arrest since 2004, when he escaped from Rajasthan police custody.
The man was identified as Vishal Vijaysingh Lavand, 45, a resident of Archana Meadows Society in Lane G of Koregaon Park.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The man was identified as Vishal Vijaysingh Lavand, 45, a resident of Archana Meadows Society in Lane G of Koregaon Park.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

45-year-old Koregaon Park resident shoots himself to death, police suspect failed business as the motive

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 04:12 PM IST
Lavand lived in the house with his parents, wife and two daughters. When the incident happened, his parents were in the house, while his wife was away with their daughters.
If all 101 institutes are allowed to close, roughly 10,000 seats could be extinguished.(HT Representative Photo)
If all 101 institutes are allowed to close, roughly 10,000 seats could be extinguished.(HT Representative Photo)

101 management schools apply to shut shop as business is bad

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neelam Pandey
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 10:21 AM IST
Data with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the apex body of technical and management institutes, shows that a total of 101 management institutes wrote to it seeking voluntary closure
The GST Council, earlier this month, decided on a staggered rollout of the e-way bill starting with inter-state from April 1, and intra-state from April 15.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
The GST Council, earlier this month, decided on a staggered rollout of the e-way bill starting with inter-state from April 1, and intra-state from April 15.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

GST: All businesses asked to register on e-way bill platform ahead of April 1 rollout

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 04:48 PM IST
Prakash Kumar, GSTN CEO, said so far only 11 lakh businesses and transporters have registered on the e-way bill platform, and most of the registrations are likely to happen at the last minute.
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