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New GST Rates: TV, 22 items get cheaper in New Year 2019

In a new year gift to the common man, the government has notified reduction in GST rates on 23 goods and services, including movie tickets, TV and monitor screen. The consumers will pay less for these items of common consumption as the incidence of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on them will come down from Tuesday. The GST Council on December 22 decided to

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Government target on MNREGA scheme leaves officials in a fix

Amarpreet Singh Makkar Ludhiana Like Multi National Companies (MNCs), the state government has also started giving targets to its officials for giving maximum employment to laborers under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA). The target given by government has left the Block Development and Panchayat Officers (BDPOs) in a fix. The Panchayat officials maintained

Even chameleon doesn't change colours as quickly KCR does: Sidhu

Sidhu writes to Piyush Goyal seeking high fencing along rail tracks

Sidhu writes to Piyush Goyal seeking high fencing along rail tracks. Punjab Minister of Local Government Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday wrote a letter to Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal stressing the urgent need for high fencing along the railway tracks, especially in densely populated areas to prevent accidents. “In the past two years, there

Government on damage control, SSP Moga barred to attend office

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh: The Punjab Government is on back-foot for appointing Kamaljit Singh Dhillon as SSP Moga. After the revealing of allegations of corruption and drug trafficking and departmental probe against him, the Government in its verbal direction, has barred the SSP to attend the Office. A day before, he had joined the office as

UP CM probe Khora liquor death

Uttar Pradesh CM orders probe into Khora’s spurious liquor deaths

 Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath has ordered an inquiry into incident where consumption of spurious liquor claimed three lives. At least three people died and two are under treatment after they allegedly consumed spurious liquor in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad. The incident that took place in the Khora area of Ghaziabad came to light on Tuesday morning. Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government had passed a

Non ISI Mark Helmets Ban India

Non-ISI Marked Helmets To Be Banned Throughout India

ISIHMA, the ISI Helmet Manufacturers Association, has welcomed the policymakers’ proposal to ban the sale of non-ISI helmets, effective by the year end.  In a bid to promote road safety, Indian policymakers have moved to place a ban on non-ISI helmets throughout the country by the end of this year. Unsurprisingly, this move was backed

Situation in Kashmir at ‘its worst’, Congress attacks PDP-BJP government

New Delhi, Feb 7, The Congress on Wednesday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is “at its worst” as it blamed the escape of a Pakistani LeT terrorist from a hospital in Srinagar as a “failure” of the BJP-PDP government. Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha during Zero Hour, Leader of Opposition Ghulam

Government committed to doubling farmers' income: Kovind

Government committed to doubling farmers’ income: Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said the Central government is committed towards doubling the farmers’ income by 2022.”My government is committed to double the farmers’ income by 2022,” the President said in his address to a joint sitting of parliament on the first day of the Budget Session.He said that farmer markets across the

Govt to raise 15 new battalions for Pak, China borders

New Delhi, Jan 14 : – The government is planning to raise 15 new battalions in the country’s two important border guarding forces — the BSF and the ITBP — to fortify defence along the strategic frontiers with Pakistan, Bangladesh and China. A senior official in the Union Home Ministry told PTI that it is “actively

Day after killing of soldiers, Cong slams govt’s Pak policy

New Delhi, Dec 24, The Congress today attacked the Centre over the killing of four Indian soldiers along the LoC by Pakistani troops, saying the incident raises questions over the government’s ability to protect the country’s borders. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said yesterday’s incident along the Line of Control (LoC) was an outcome of Prime

Govt will bear merchant charge on debit card purchases up to Rs 2,000

New Delhi, Dec 15, The government will bear the MDR charges on transactions up to Rs 2,000 made through debit cards, BHIM UPI or Aadhaar-enabled payment systems to promote digital transactions, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. MDR is charged on payments made to merchants through BHIM UPI platform and AePS (Aadhaar enabled Payment System). The

31 deaths since 1993, no norms set for cleaning sewer by government

Strap: Ludhiana police upgrade sections against the hotel owner where two contractual staff member died while cleaning sewer Arjun Sharma Ludhiana police have upgraded the sections against the owner of hotel where two staff members died after they were asked to clean blocked sewer without any safety equipment. The police had on Saturday booked the hotel

Gujarat Elections 2017: Bookies betting on BJP to form govt despite strong fight from Congress

With just a day to go before the first phase of voting for Gujarat state assembly begins, punters are betting that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will once again form the government in the state despite a tough fight from the Congress. Around Rs 500-600 crore of bets have been placed on the Gujarat

Skyrocketting vegetable prices making customers, vendors suffer

Skyrocketting vegetable prices making customers, vendors suffer

Skyrocketting vegetable prices making customers: With a skyrocketting hike in vegetable prices, vendors and customers are suffering vehemently. Onion and tomato prices in various parts of the country are soaring and people have to spend as much as Rs 80 and Rs 50 for a kilo of onions and tomatoes respectively.Speaking to ANI, Mehboob, a

Government mulls law

Government mulls law to end Triple Talaq

Government mulls law to end triple talaq. The government is considering bringing a legislation in the winter session of Parliament to put an end to instantaneous triple talaq, a Muslim way of divorce that is still in practice despite the Supreme Court striking it down. A ministerial committee has been set up to propose a

Govt considering report on age-limit in civil services exam

New Delhi, Nov 15, Nearly eight months after its submission, the report of Baswan committee that suggested changes in civil service exam pattern and age limit is under examination, the government has said. The committee had submitted its report to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on August 9, 2016. “The Baswan Committee’s report along

Twitter suspends blue check mark verification

Twitter suspends blue check mark verification

Twitter suspends blue check: Twitter has suspended its account verification exercise a process that gives public figures on the micro-blogging platform a blue check mark next to their names. The announcement came after people criticized Twitter for verifying the account belonging to the organizer of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one

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Govt extends deadline for filing Income Tax Returns to Nov 7

The Government has extended the last date for filing Income Tax Returns (ITR) and tax audit reports till November 7. This is the second extension given to the taxpayers after the first deadline expired on September 30 and it was extended till October 31.A senior official said that the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) further extended the

Congress hails Yogi Govt’s decision to introduce NCERT books in Madrasa

Congress hails Yogi Govt’s decision to introduce NCERT books in

Cash strapped Punjab Govt distributes old age pension to the dead

On one hand, the Punjab government is struggling with financial constraints, on the other hand, more than 65000 dead are being given old age pension. Rs 500 are given every month in the form of old age pension in the state. From the fraud, the government has so far lost Rs 50 crore. This fraud