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Reduce GST on tendu leaves, says Patnaik

Reduce GST on tendu leaves, says Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to reduce the GST on tendu leaves from 18% to 5% in the interest of a large section of people dependent on it for their livelihood. In a letter to Mr. Jaitley on Thursday, Mr. Patnaik requested that …

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‘Can’t bar media from reporting pleas’

media from reporting pleas

Senior counsel Fali Nariman tells SC that court can seek delay in publication Senior advocate Fali Nariman told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it could not prohibit media from reporting petitions and pleas filed which contain scandalous allegations, but could consider issuing a direction to the media to postpone …

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GoM may review law

GoM may review law

The Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted to examine sexual harassment at the workplace may consider amending the law to ensure workplace safety, according to government sources. The GoM headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to meet soon, said a senior Home ministry official, who spoke on condition of …

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Nothing secret about Taj vision document: SC

Nothing secret about Taj vision document

The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Uttar Pradesh government that the vision document on protecting Taj Mahal, being prepared by School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Delhi, should be made public once finalised as there was “nothing secret” about it. A Bench of Justices Madan B Lokur, S. Abdul …

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Jaitley moots new federal bodies

Jaitley moots new federal bodies

Indian healthcare and agriculture sectors need a federal institution similar to the GST Council to coordinate State and Central policies and schemes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. Speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Health Summit on Thursday, Mr. Jaitley said the GST Council, which comprised the Union and State …

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71.1% voting in J&K election

71.1% voting in J&K election

The fifth phase of panchayat elections in J&K on Thursday saw a 33.7% turnout in the Kashmir division and a high 85.2% in the Jammu division. “Overall poll percentage stood at 71.1,” Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra said. Pulwama registered a mere 0.5% and Anantnag 10.1%. The south Kashmir …

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ISRO puts ‘Sharp Eye’ into orbit

ISRO puts ‘Sharp Eye’ into orbit

Workhorse launch vehicle PSLV C-43 injects Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite into space Nearly three minutes after lift-off on Thursday, India’s workhorse launch vehicle, the PSLV, carrying 31 satellites on board soared in a trajectory crossing the path of the Sun and sped to inject India’s Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS), …

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71.1% voting in J&K panchayat polls

71.1% voting in J&K panchayat polls

The fifth phase of panchayat elections in J&K on Thursday saw a 33.7% turnout in the Kashmir division and a high 85.2% in the Jammu division. “Overall poll percentage stood at 71.1,” Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra said. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/kamala-mills-fire-9-civic-officers-found-guilty/article25628812.ece

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