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All parties should clear the Women’s Reservation Bill respectfully: Sumitra Mahajan

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All parties should clear the Women’s Reservation Bill respectfully: Sumitra Mahajan

NEW DELHI(PTI): Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday appealed to all political parties to come together for passing in a “respectful” manner the bill for giving 33% reservation to women in Parliament and state legislature. “It should be given respectfully… There should not be the case that someone is tearing papers and someone is […]

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Jet Airways plane loses contact with ATC while flying over German airspace

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Jet Airways plane loses contact with ATC while flying over German airspace

NEW DELHI(PTI): A reported communication failure on board a Jet Airways aircraft while flying in the German skies gave a scare to German authorities who feared a hijack and scrambled their fighter jets. The incident happened three days back when the Mumbai-London flight 9W-118, with 330 passengers and 15 crew members, lost contact with the […]

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Parliamentary panel bats for use of Hindi, regional languages in HCs

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Parliamentary panel bats for use of Hindi, regional languages in HCs

NEW DELHI(PTI): A parliamentary committee has pitched for the use of Hindi and other regional languages in high courts, saying the Constitution gives the Centre enough powers in this regard without a need to consult the judiciary. At present proceedings are held and orders are delivered in English in the Supreme Court and the 24 […]

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You can apply for passports at select post offices starting next month

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You can apply for passports at select post offices starting next month

NEW DELHI(PTI): From next month, people in select cities will be able to apply for passports in post offices under an ambitious initiative of the External Affairs Ministry. This is aimed at making the passport issuance process hassle-free and ease burden on passport offices across the country which are grappling with large volume of applications. […]

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CBI books Income-Tax Commissioner whose assets grew by 100 times in 5 years

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CBI books Income-Tax Commissioner whose assets grew by 100 times in 5 years

NEW DELHI(DNA): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has discovered 15 properties allegedly belonging Haribansh Kumar Chaudhary, a 1988 batch officer of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), against whom the probe agency had registered a disproportionate assets case. Documents accessed by DNA suggest that the worth of the officer’s assets grew 100 times or more […]

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GST council approves Draft Compensation Bill

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GST council approves Draft Compensation Bill

NEW DELHI: GST council meet took place on Saturday in Udaipur, wherein the Draft Compensation Bill was approved. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that they plan to bring the GST bill in the second phase of Budget session which begins on March 9. However the CGST, IGST, SGST draft bills were not cleared in Saturday’s […]

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GST council likely to finalise draft model, clause for lower tax benefits today

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GST council likely to finalise draft model, clause for lower tax benefits today

NEW DELHI: The GST Council, on Saturday, is likely to finalise the draft model GST law including final drafting of the anti-profiteering clause to ensure benefit of lower taxes gets shared with consumers. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will chair the tenth meet, which is taking place in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The meeting will be attended by […]

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RBI has grown a thick skin, says Urjit Patel on demonetization criticism

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RBI has grown a thick skin, says Urjit Patel on demonetization criticism

MUMBAI(PTI): Unfazed by criticism of the way the note ban was handled, RBI Governor Urjit Patel on Friday said the central bank has grown a thick skin fast doing its job and stressed that the economy will make a “sharp V” recovery after a short drop. Patel, who took over the reins of the RBI […]

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Five more Supreme Court of India judges sworn in, strength to 28

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Five more Supreme Court of India judges sworn in, strength to 28

NEW DELHI(PTI): Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Navin Sinha, Mohan M Shantanagoudar, Deepak Gupta and S Abdul Nazeer were administered the oath of office by CJI J S Khehar this morning. Justice Kaul was the Chief Justice of Madras High Court while Justice Sinha was the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court. Justices Shantanagoudar and Gupta […]

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Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar’s tour to Sri Lanka, China and Bangladesh

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Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar’s tour to Sri Lanka, China and Bangladesh

New Delhi: Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will start a whirlwind tour of neighbouring countries, Sri Lanka, China and Bangladesh, signalling the neighbourhood remains central to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign policy. Supervising the first India China Strategic Dialogue on February 22 in Beijing has been the most significant engagements so far. This dialogue mechanism […]

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