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Social Media: The Indian Success Story / Twitter Diplomacy

The world has discovered fast and furious ways of communicating and social media is prime among them. The Indian government has not only quickly adapted to the new technological revolution in connecting with people but also taken lead, which is why five of its Twitter handles figure among the top ten most followed in the world. These are of Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@NarendraModi), his office (@PMOIndia), External Affairs Minister

[Video] Bihar and Mauritius to establish an annual exchange program around Bhojpuri and arts

Ministers Shiv Chandra Ram and Jai Kumar Singh visited the Aapravasi Ghat on the second day of their official visit in Mauritius, this July 3rd. The minister of Art, Culture and Youth of Bihar lauded the Mauritian government efforts to preserve bihari culture in the country. Specially by introducing Bhojpuri in primary schools. Minister Chandra Ram expressed his wish to set up an annual exchange programme between the state of

[Vidéo] Anup Mudgal: “Mauritius is a low cost and more competitive jurisdiction”

The interests of Mauritius have been preserved. So have those of India. This is what the Indian High Commissioner told ION News during an interview on the newly renegotiated Double Tax Avoidance Treaty (DTAT) linking the two countries. Anup Mudgal stresses the fact that India is about to renegotiate its whole web of tax treaties with other countries, starting with the India-Singapore treaty which has a specific clause linking its fate to the India-Mauritius

India-bound FDI increasingly routed through Singapore instead of Mauritius

India-bound foreign direct investment (FDI) equity inflows routed through Mauritius from April 2013 to January 2014 were a mere USD 4,113 million compared to the corresponding period a year ago (April 2012 to January 2013) when they totaled USD 8,175 million. According to data released by the Indian Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), a major decline was registered in Mauritius-routed FDI to India till date in the current

Mauritius tourists to hit 1 million mark by 2018

A report recently released by international market research firm Research and Markets shows only marginal growth in domestic tourist volumes in Mauritius, which are expected to rise at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 0.31% over the five-year forecast period, to reach 1 million by 2018. Titled Travel and Tourism in Mauritius to 2018, the report observes that the tourism industry has developed into a major pillar of economic

India makes efforts to revamp tax treaty with Mauritius

In what should come as welcome news for the island economy, the Government of India said on Tuesday that efforts were being made to find a mutually acceptable solution to address India’s concerns while revising the tax treaty with Mauritius. In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, India’s Upper House of Parliament, Minister of State for Finance J. D. Seelam said that, as far back as 2006, a joint

Tax Alert: Mauritius and India relations hit new low

Dealing a big blow to relations between Mauritius and India, already at a low following tax avoidance allegations by the Indian government, New Delhi decided Monday to call off a Joint Working Group meeting on Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC). Scheduled to take place this week, the official reason given for the cancellation of the three-day meeting, considered crucial for Mauritius’ offshore sector, was the non-availability of India’s head of

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