Daily Archives: October 5, 2018

Permanent body to take care of CLAT

Earlier, the all India common entrance examination was conducted on rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities To streamline the conduct of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), a consortium of National Law Schools has decided to set up a permanent body to oversee the yearly conduct of the entrance exam. …

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12 States reduce their VAT rates on fuel

Rajasthan had last month cut its state VAT by Rs. 2.5 per litre, while Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh both had cut their VAT rates by Rs. 2 per litre. West Bengal and Kerala had cut their VAT rates on petrol and diesel by Rs. 1 per litre in September and …

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Ethics panel debates checks and balances

MPs discuss ‘declaration of interest’ Parliamentarians are deliberating on having checks and balances while making their personal information public. In a meeting of the Rajya Sabha’s Parliamentary Committee on Ethics (PCE), members on Thursday discussed amending Rule 293 of the Rajya Sabha’s procedures, which makes the “declaration of interest” by …

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Parliamentarians slam airlines for exorbitant baggage fee

Arbitrary pricing, says committee; asks for detailed report Parliamentarians slammed private airlines for the “exorbitant increase in excess luggage charges” at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Transport Tourism and Culture on Thursday. The majority of private airlines allow only 15 kg of luggage on domestic flights and charge …

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Deportation as per law, Centre tells SC

The Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the action to repatriate the seven Rohingya Muslims was taken in due course of law and in the interest of the country. The Assam government had made the arrangements for their repatriation through an immigration check point in Manipur. A Bench …

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Hasina gets Modi’s assurance

‘People left out of NRC exercise will not be sent to Dhaka’ Bangladesh said on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured Dhaka that people left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in Assam would not be deported to the country. “Prime Minister Modi has personally …

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‘Sanctions waiver not a free ticket’

U.S. officials sound a note of caution As India looks to sign several big-ticket defence deals with Russia on Friday, U.S. officials cautioned that even if India manages to get a one-time waiver from the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) law, it cannot expect a “free ticket.” “It …

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Use your face to zip through airports

Voluntary facility to be rolled out from Feb. 2019 A mere facial scan will soon enable air travellers to skip long queues and zip through various check points at airports in the country. The Centre is set to introduce the “Digi Yatra” facility at the Hyderabad and Bengaluru airports in …

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‘They went voluntarily’

India rejected the United Nations statement that its repatriation of seven Rohingya men violated the UN principle of “refoulement” or “forcibly deporting people to a place they could be persecuted,” saying that the men, who were handed over to Myanmar officials at the border on Thursday, had gone voluntarily. “Upon …

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