The new measures make it easier for Hong Kong service suppliers to set up enterprises and develop business in the mainland, allow more Hong Kong professionals to obtain qualifications to practice in the mainland and more of Hong Kong's quality services to be provided to the mainland market, the statement said. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong services suppliers to gain more access to mainland from June 1
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BENGALURU: Karnataka’s sagging rating in the Centre’s Ease of Doing Business index is finally prompting the Bengaluru Development Authority to do away with cumbersome paperwork and adopt technology. The move is aimed at relieving the stress investors face while dealing with land-related issues in the IT city. The benefits of this will, no doubt, trickle down to the citizenry. First, the BDA has quietly relaunched its website and offered online payment of property tax. In about three months, five more services are expected to go online. “We will gradually move towards a paperless office,” BDA commissioner Rakesh Singh told ET. They will be under Sakala, meaning that they will be provided within a certain period. The BDA is working with the E-governance Department to provide online services such as approval of plans, issue of possession certificates, khatha, transfer of khatha and bifurcation and amalgamation of BDA plots. The agency has vast jurisdiction in … [Read more...] about BDA plan approval to go online in 3 months
The most intriguing element on display so far is not Darby’s three entanglements so far, but rather Sara’s long-term relationship with the well-meaning Jim (Peter Vack), hinting at the complicated dynamics of a couple who are settled but may not be on the same page in their life cycles. … [Read more...] about Anna Kendrick’s Love Life is a frothy, easy-watching show
NEW DELHI: The once formidable party that held sway in Delhi for three terms, Congress failed to win a single seat for a second consecutive assembly election with its vote share plummeting further to a little over 4% and 63 of its 66 candidates losing security deposits. The outcome starkly brought out a severe organisational crisis, a disconnect with grassroots and the absence of credible leadership at state and national levels. Congress finds itself in a situation where it is not a political presence of any consequence and is unlikely to recover any time soon. Among those who lost their deposits included heavyweights like former Delhi ministers Haroon Yusuf and A K Walia and former Rajya Sabha MP Parvez Hashmi, among others. The three who barely managed to save their deposits were Arvinder Singh Lovely (Gandhi Nagar), Devender Yadav (Badli) and Abhishek Dutt (Kasturba Nagar). This is the same party that swept 52 out of 70 seats in 1998 and Sheila Dikshit formed the government. Dikshit … [Read more...] about Once Delhi’s hero, Congress again stays at zero
You would wonder why anyone would care for a primer on mutual funds when every investor in the country knows that 'Mutual Funds Sahi Hai'. True, a lot of investors have found the virtues of investing through mutual funds in the last few years. Most of them have been investing in mutual funds regularly, irrespective of the ups and downs in the market. However, the industry always attracts new investors who are not very sure about the basics of mutual funds. For the uninitiated, mutual funds are an investment vehicle you can use to invest in bonds, stocks (Indian as well as foreign), and commodities like gold. Mutual funds collect money from individuals, pool it together and invest the money on behalf of them in specified instruments. As said earlier, the investments can be in a specified instrument. For example, an equity scheme would invest in stocks. A debt fund would invest in bonds, a gold fund in gold. There are also hybrid funds that can invest in a combination of equity and … [Read more...] about What is a mutual fund?