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New Smart City list released: 30 cities including Trivandrum, Naya Raipur, Rajkot selected

New Smart City list released: 30 cities including Trivandrum, Naya Raipur, Rajkot selected

NEW DELHI: Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh and Rajkot in Gujarat figure in the new list of 30 cities announced on Thursday for development as smart cities under the Centre’ Smart City Mission. The latest announcement takes to 90, the number of cities selected for part financing by the Centre under the scheme. […]

GST to lower overall tax burden over time, says RBI chief Urjit Patel

MUMBAI: Reserve Bank governor Urjit Patel today said the soon-to-be implemented goods and services tax (GST) will not only create a national market but will also broaden the tax base which in turn will lower the overall taxes in the long-term. “The prudent point is that GST itself is part of the digitisation revolution, which […]

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Will Opposition field candidate against Ram Nath Kovind? Crucial meet today

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Will Opposition field candidate against Ram Nath Kovind? Crucial meet today

NEW DELHI: With Janata Dal-United (JD-U) deciding to support NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, cracks have appeared in the opposition ahead of the crucial meeting on the Presidential poll. The opposition camp is yet to name its candidate for the poll, but former speaker Meira Kumar’s meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her […]

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Ram temple in Ayodhya soon? CM Adityanath lifts ban on stone transportation

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Ram temple in Ayodhya soon? CM Adityanath lifts ban on stone transportation

Ayodhya,SRAWAN SHUKLA: After two years two truckloads of red sand stones have arrived again at Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) workshop in Ayodhya. This development comes after lifting of ban by Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh. Erstwhile Akhilesh Yadav government had stopped the supply of stones by banning their transportation to Ayodhya, to stall […]

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India to become 10th largest advertising market where 2nd in population

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India to become 10th largest advertising market where 2nd in population

LONDON,COLLIN FURTADO: The Indian advertising market is expected to become the tenth largest ad market in the world in 2017. According to IPG Mediabrands-owned Magna report, Italy was the tenth largest ad market in the world up to 2016, but India will leapfrog the country, pushing it out from the top-ten list this year. The […]

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International Yoga Day | PM Modi leads celebrations; says Yoga has connected the world with India

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International Yoga Day | PM Modi leads celebrations; says Yoga has connected the world with India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday led the country-wide celebrations in Lucknow, where an estimated 50,000 enthusiasts, including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, stretched an extra muscle in various yogic postures. Addressing a huge gathering at the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan on the occasion of the third International Yoga Day celebrations, Modi asserted that the traditional practice […]

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Ram Nath Kovind was one of the first lot of Dalit leaders to join the saffron brigade

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Ram Nath Kovind was one of the first lot of Dalit leaders to join the saffron brigade

NEW DELHI: His appointment as Bihar governor two years ago was as surprising as his selection as the next ‘probable’ President+ . That’s probably because he was not very well known in political circles. But Ram Nath Kovind was one of the first lot of Dalit leaders to join the saffron party. He was the central government’s advocate in […]

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GST will be launched from mid-night of June 30-July 1: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

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GST will be launched from mid-night of June 30-July 1: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the Goods and Services Tax will be launched from mid-night of June 30-July 1. ​GST launch function will be held at the historic Central Hall of Parliament. “MPs, CMs and state Finance Ministers being invited for the function,” said Jaitley. Jaitley also said that there will […]

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Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind will be NDA’s Presidential candidate

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Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind will be NDA’s Presidential candidate

NEW DELHI: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind will be NDA’s Presidential candidate, said BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday. The decision was announced after the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting that took place in Delhi. The BJP Parliamentary Board meeting was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah, Union Ministers – Sushma Swaraj, […]

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GST will roll out on July 1, but relief on return filing

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GST will roll out on July 1, but relief on return filing

NEW DELHI,DIPU RAI: India will roll out its new indirect tax regime — Goods and Services Tax (GST) — as planned from July 1, but return filing rules will be relaxed in the first two months for businesses to adapt to new systems. “We don’t have the time to defer the implementation of GST,” Union […]

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