Sep 21

GST Council to hold first meeting tomorrow

New Delhi: The all powerful GST Council,which will decide on tax rates, exempted goods and threshold, will meet for the first time tomorrow as it races against time to iron out issues between Centre and states for rolling out the new indirect tax regime from April 1, 2017. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council

20-yr-old biotech student commits suicide

Kota (Raj): A 20-year-old student allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her room in Mahaveer Nagar area here, police said today. Lovely Gupta, a native of Gopalganj area in Bihar, committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her rented accommodation late last night, Sub Inspector (SI), Mahaveer

Railways to have functional autonomy, bear salary burden

New Delhi: Railways will no longer have topay annual dividends to the exchequer and maintain its functional autonomy after merger of Rail Budget with General Budget. Railways will bear the burden of 7th Pay Commission, besides the regular salary and pension payments for its present and ex-employees. At present, the wage bill of railways is

Home Secretary briefs Rajnath on Kashmir

New Delhi: Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Wednesday briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, according to official sources. Mehrishi, who visited the state on Tuesday, gave his assessment of the situation in the Kashmir Valley as well as the border areas, days after a terror attack on an army

Doctors are most important component of society: Mukherjee

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that doctors are the most important component of society as they carry the tremendous burden of providing healthcare to the needy. “Doctors are the most important component of the society, who have a tremendous burden on them to provide healthcare to the needy,” said Mukherjee. Urging them

Man, who stabbed woman 22 times, sent to police custody

New Delhi: A Delhi court today sent a man topolice custody for four days for allegedly murdering a 21- year-old woman by stabbing her 22 times on a busy road here in front of hoards of onlookers. Metropolitan Magistrate Muneesh Garg remanded 34-year-old Surender Singh to police custody till September 25 after the cops produced

What exactly are you going to do on Uri attack: Sena asks PM

Mumbai: Dubbing Pakistan as a “shameless”country that would not be affected by any international condemnation, Shiv Sena today demanded “revenge” on the neighbour and sought to know what exactly Prime Minister Narendra Modi was going to do in response to the Uri attack. “While the PM says Pakistan will be taught a lesson and would

DCW recruitment case: Kejriwal named in FIR, lashes out at PM

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwaltoday alleged that ACB has registered an FIR against him at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the “administrative and financial irregularities” in the functioning of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW). The AAP chief also distributed copies of the FIR which named him along with

Arunachal CM reallocates portfolios

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has shuffled the portfolios of his ministers following the hop-skip-and-jump politics in the state last week. Khandu, who defected along with 42 legislators to the People’s Party of Arunachal, an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), also allocated portfolios to the newly inducted 26 Parliamentary Secretaries. According

Excise department employee arrested for accepting bribe

Kota (Raj): An excise department employee was today arrested by the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 2,000. Aamilal Meghwal (52), a native of Solana village in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, was caught while accepting the bribe, Neeraj Gupta, Circle In charge (CI), ACB Baran said. The accused had

Principal booked for using fake documents to get job

Muzaffarnagar (UP): The principal of a government-aided college here was booked for getting the job allegedly on the basis of fake documents, police said today. A complaint was yesterday lodged against Harsh Kumar, principal of Janta Inter College in Lachera village here, for using forged educational documents to get the job, they said. During investigation,

Cabinet approves merging of Rail budget with Union Budget

New Delhi: In a major overhaul, the Cabinet today approved advancing presentation of the annual Budget by a month, scrapped over nine-decade old tradition of having a separate Railway Budget and removed classifications for expenditure to make the exercise simpler. With a view to get all the legislative approvals for the annual spending and tax

90-year-old widow raped in Kerala

Kollam (Kerala): In a shocking incident, a 90-year-old widow, who is a cancer patient, has been raped here in Kerala by a man who was armed with a knife, police said on Wednesday. The woman too told the media that the crime was committed by someone who knew the layout of her house. “The accused

Counter-infiltration operations along LoC continue

Srinagar: The two counter-infiltration operations along the Line of Control in Kashmir today entered the second day, the Army said here. “The operations along the LoC in Uri and Naugam sectors continue,” an Army spokesman said. One soldier was killed yesterday as Army foiled two infiltration bids in Uri and Naugam sectors of

SC seeks Centre’s reply on marine’s bail plea

New Delhi: The Central government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court it has no objection on Italy’s fresh plea seeking modification of bail conditions of marine Massimiliano Latorre to enable him remain in that country till an international tribunal decided which country had the right to try the case of killing of two Indian fishermen.

Liquor ban has totally failed in Bihar: Sushil

Patna: Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday claimed that the enforcement of liquor ban had totally failed in Bihar and blamed the Nitish Kumar government for lacking the will to do so despite enjoying support of the people and the opposition parties on the issue. “The liquor ban has totally failed in Bihar

Couple killed in road mishap

Karimnagar (Telangana): A newly married couple was killed after a lorry hit their two-wheeler on a village outskirt in the district, police said today. The accident took place last night on Chalgal village outskirts, nearly 60 kms from here, when a lorry driven in a rash manner hit the motorcycle, DSP, Jagtial mandal, Rajendra Prasad

Army Commander visits border, asks troops to remain alert

Jammu: Amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan, Western Army Commander Lt Gen Surinder Singh today visited border areas of Jammu region and asked troops to ensure high degree of alertness and operational preparedness. During the visit, he took stock of the security apparatus in the sensitive areas and complimented the forces in successfully maintaining

Cabinet to consider Budget presentation on Feb 1

New Delhi: Breaking from tradition, the general budget of the union government is likely to be presented on February 1 instead of the last day of the month, as part of an overhaul that would also scrap the practice of a separate railway budget. The proposal for advancing of the budget and the merger of

Don’t deny treatment to dengue, chikungunya patients: HC

New Delhi: Concerned over rise in dengue and chikungunya cases which have claimed several lives, Delhi High Court today asked city hospitals run by the Centre and AAP government not to deny treatment to patients as it passed a slew of directions in the matter. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita