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New Delhi, Feb 9 () Following are the top business stories at 1900 hours:

DEL17 BIZ-THAKUR-MERGER Govt open to further consolidation of banks depending on need: Thakur New Delhi: The government is open to further consolidation of banks depending on needs, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur has said.

DCM8 BIZ-TAX-COLLECTION 12% tax revenue growth achievable in 2020-21 fiscal: Revenue Secy New Delhi: A 12 per cent growth in tax collections next fiscal may look ambitious to some but for Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey it is achievable in an economy that is projected to clock a 10 per cent nominal GDP growth.

DCM21 BIZ-COMPANIES Govt to reduce time taken for starting biz; to introduce new e-form New Delhi: Continuing efforts to further improve ease of doing business, the government will introduce an integrated electronic form for incorporating new companies from February 15, wherein EPFO and ESIC registration numbers will also be allotted at the same time.

DCM28 BIZ-MASKS-IMPORT-BAN Govt removes surgical masks, gloves from export ban list New Delhi: The government has removed surgical masks and gloves from the list of banned export items, according to a notification.

DCM24 BIZ-DLF-REVENUE DLF targets Rs 5,000 cr revenue by FY'22 from sale of independent floors in Gurugram, Panchkula New Delhi: Realty major DLF Ltd is eyeing around Rs 5,000 crore revenue over the next two years from sale of independent floors in Gurugram and Panchkula in Haryana.

DCM23 BIZ-MARUTI Banking on petrol variants to make up for loss in view of BS-VI norms: Maruti New Delhi: India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India is banking on introduction of petrol variants of existing models such as Vitara Brezza besides exploring more CNG options to make up for lost numbers as it discontinues diesel options while moving to BS-VI emission norms.

DCM2 BIZ-STOCKS-MCAP Eight of 10 most valued cos add Rs 1.57 lakh cr in m-cap; RIL shines New Delhi: Eight of the top 10 valued companies added Rs 1,57,270.8 crore to their total market valuation last week, led by Reliance Industries which gained Rs 31,981 crore, according to market data.

DCM16 BIZ-AGRI-ALTERNATIVE-JOBSMillenial farmers making more money from alternative jobs than farmingNashik: A large number of millenial farmers in villages around Nashik district of Maharashtra are making more money from alternative jobs like electrician, plumbing and fabrication than from farming itself. ABMABM

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