G-20 endorses action plan to check corporate tax avoidance
Conservative estimate by the OECD puts the amount of untaxed money moved by companies into tax havens at $100 billion to $240 billion annually, suggesting tens of billions of dollars in lost tax revenue
IMF urges India to launch next phase of reforms
Paring its growth forecast for India from 7.5 per cent to 7.3 per cent, the IMF has said reforms need to be speedier in a range of sectors
VW scandal won't hit diesel car sales in India: Siam
The emissions cheating scandal involving Volkswagen will not affect diesel car sales in India but the industry needs uniform emission norms across the country, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers says
Nokia India faces fresh Income Tax demand
The amount involved in the Income Tax Department's latest notice to Nokia India is not known, but the company is seeking to club it with the earlier Rs2,000 crore demand for arbitration
Retail meets yoga: Future Group ties up with Baba Ramdev's Patanjali
Blurring the lines between the spiritual and the commercial, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev will market a range of his Patanjali-branded products through Future Group outlets
PepsiCo, BCCI in talks to avoid snapping ties
PepsiCo seems keen to disassociate itself from the scandal-hit Indian Premier League, but the Indian cricket board is not too worried as it is confident of finding other sponsors
Elephants provide vital clue to prevent human cancer
A study on African elephants has found that they almost never get cancer because they have as many as 20 copies of the cancer-fighting gene TP53, while humans have only one. The finding could lead to breakthrough new treatments
Pest attack destroys GM cotton crop in Punjab, Haryana
Pest attacks have destroyed crops of genetically modified cotton across Punjab and Haryana in the first major pest infestation since the country shifted to genetically modified cotton in 2002
Union Budget: 2015-16
Economic Survey : 2014-15

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