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As 6 pvt insurers set to increase term plan premiums, LIC won't raise rates

As many as six life insurance companies are set to increase their term plan premiums by 10-15 per cent from April, but Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), the largest life insurer in the country, will not raise rates for such schemes.

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LIC's equity portfolio value may be at an all-time high of $86 billion

The value of equity holdings of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has climbed to record levels. At the end of the September quarter, the insurance behemoth’s holding in companies from the top 200 universe stood at $77 billion. Since then, the market has climbed another 12 per cent.

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LIC's portfolio up 34% in FY21 at Rs 5.79 trn; RIL, Infy top contributors

The study is based on 351 companies' data from Capitaline Plus, where LIC held over 1 percentage point stake in the June quarter. These companies accounted 72% of total m-cap of BSE-listed companies

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Can't deny health claims for policies beyond 8 years, says Irdai

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has ruled that health insurers cannot contest claims by clients who have persisted with their policies for eight years in a row, citing non-disclosure.

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Realty developers may see a 20% fall in housing prices, says Deepak Parekh

He said it was an excellent buying opportunity for potential homebuyers with job security and savings.

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Changes in I-T rules kick in today; to help govt track taxpayers' income

The Budget has made PAN and Aadhaar interchangeable, but both have to be linked by September 1

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12 documents you need to file your income tax return this year

From Form 16 to tax saving investment proofs, a list of documents you need to have by your side while filing ITR

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Not filing your income tax returns on time? You could be prosecuted

Not filing your income tax returns can lead to prosecution, even if you are entitled to a refund. In a recent decision, the Delhi High Court (HC) held the prosecution proceeding stands committed upon non-filing of income tax return within the prescribed due date under section 139 (1) of the Income-Tax Act.

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LIC views IDBI acquisition as a sound business deal, says Piyush Goyal

The Life Insurance Company (LIC) considers its decision to own 51 per cent in state-owned IDBI Bank a sound business move and a good investment opportunity, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.

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