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Paying Taxes To Become Simpler?

Source: Businessinsider.in The complex tax structure in India, which gives jitters to all, may soon become a thing of past. ASSOCHAM has urged the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) to simplify the existing tax structure in the country. The association stated that uncertainty in tax implications and the approach adopted by the tax departments to achieve revenue targets in the past few years has resulted in inordinate amount of litigation. “Since indirect taxes are transaction-based taxes, such an…

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What Does Modi’s CNN Interview Say About India’s Relationship With the U.S.?

India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, said in a television interview broadcast ahead of his trip to the U.S. this week that he expects relations between New Delhi and Washington to improve and become closer. “India and the United States are bound together, by history and culture,” Mr. Modi told CNN. “These ties will deepen further.” In the interview, recorded on Sept. 13 and aired Sunday, Mr. Modi, who was denied a U.S. visa after religious rioting in the state…

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PM Narendra Modi yes to China invite

Source: Asianage.com In a joint statement issued on Friday, India and China decided that early settlement of the boundary question would be pursued as a “strategic objective”, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted Chinese President Xi Jinping’s invitation to visit China “at an early date”. The two sides also decided to “strengthen political communication” and “deepen strategic trust”, while agreeing that “peace and tranquillity on the India-China border areas” is an important guarantor for the development of bilateral relations.…

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Why the World’s Most Powerful Leaders Really Love India

Source: Time.com Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India highlights the geopolitical contest reshaping Asia Some of the world’s most important people are wooing India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi like teenage boys drooling over the homecoming queen. Less than a month ago, Modi was feted in Japan on his five-day official visit, during which he even received an unexpected hug from usually stiff Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This week, Modi is hosting China’s President Xi Jinping, who upon…

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Border rows, railways likely topics of China-India talks

Source: reuters.com Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in India on Wednesday as the two Asian giants take steps to boost commercial ties. China has pledged to invest billions of dollars in Indian railways, industrial parks and roads, but ties between the nuclear-armed nations have long been held back by distrust, mostly over their contested border. Here are some facts about India-China relations and issues likely to come up for discussion: BORDER DISPUTE – China beat India in a brief border…

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Trade, investment high on agenda during Xi’s India visit

Source: India.com Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in India Wednesday on a three-day visit that would see trade and investment topping the agenda of talks between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi besides other bilateral issues, including of the festering border question. India.com Xi is arriving in Ahmedabad, the commercial capital of Gujarat state, Wednesday at the head of a high-powered delegation. In a first, Modi will receive the Chinese president in Ahmedabad after which the two sides are to…

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Economy to grow at 5.6 per cent in current fiscal, says FICCI

India’s GDP will grow at 5.6 per cent during 2014-15 and economic activity is expected to continue with this momentum in the second half of the current fiscal, Ficci said on Sunday. “The new government guided by the objective of restoring growth and governance has given very positive policy signals in its first 100 days. We see the confidence amongst investors slowly returning and hope that going ahead, the momentum on implementation front will build up,” said the Federation of…

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Indian-Americans from Across US to Attend Narendra Modi’s Event

Source: Zee News India New York: Indian-Americans from across the US would be attending the public reception in honour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on September 28, organisers of the event said on Friday. The recently-formed Indian-American Community Foundation (IACF), with support of more than 400 community organisations, is hosting the event at the Madison Square Garden in New York, which is expected to be attended by nearly 20,000 people. “The phenomenal response to this event suggests that this…

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French Eye Business in Govt Desire to Develop Smart Cities

Source: Times of India When the government announced plans to make 100 smart cities in the country, France smelt a business opportunity in it. This European country plans to offer its expertise in urban development to build the new age cities. A team of officials led by French Counsel General Jean Raphael Peytregnet, is on a two-day visit to Nagpur, and will also be holding talks with the mayor. Peytregnet told reporters that the basic object is to explore the…

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How to Lead a Team Effectively

So you have just got a new job as a leader. Congratulations! Or, maybe you have just been given the task of pulling a new team together. What a challenge! Remember that the most effective team leaders build their relationships of trust and loyalty, rather than fear or the power of their positions. Below are the tips to lead team effectively. Many of these points sound obvious; however it’s incredibly easy to make these mistakes in the rush of everyday…

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