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‘Auto sector to face a volatile year’

Industry will witness many landmark disruptions, says MRF Tyre major MRF Ltd. expects the current year to be a tumultuous one for the auto sector on account of various regulatory changes and the switch over to BS-VI norms. “The next six months would see a volatile auto sector on account …

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Rajya Sabha clears Bill on airport tariffs

Amendment restricts AAI from fixing tariffs for private airports The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed a Bill to amend the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008, whereby the Airports Authority would not determine tariff structures in the case of privatised airports as that was part of the bid …

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Central Universities Bill cleared

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2019, for establishing a Central University and Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh. HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” assured the House that the universities would be set up in the next four years. The Lok Sabha had cleared the Bill …

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Monitor biomedical waste management: NGT

Asks States to set up common treatment and disposal facilities, if not done yet The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed all States and Union Territories to furnish a report on the amount of biomedical waste generated and asked them to set up common treatment and disposal facilities, if not …

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Rajasthan to bring law against mob lynching

Bill likely to be tabled in ongoing session The Congress government in Rajasthan has decided to bring a law to curb mob lynching and honour killing. A Bill on the subject is likely to be introduced in the ongoing budget session of the State Assembly. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot made …

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HC quashes CRZ clearance for coastal road project

Restrains BMC from proceeding with the 29.2 km-long project The Bombay High Court on Tuesday set aside the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearances granted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the ambitious Rs. 14,000-crore coastal road project, saying there was “serious lacuna” in the decision-making process. Pointing out that …

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