User: abhijeet2109 Topic: Indian Polity and Govt
Category: politcal
Last updated: Apr 23 2018 13:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Tripura asked to expedite digitisation of PDS to check fraud 23.4.2018 General News
The Union government has asked the northeastern states to expedite the computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS) to ensure greater efficiency and transparency, and to check large-scale fraud.
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TVK calls for anti-NEET stir 23.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) leader P. Velmurugan on Sunday called for a mass protest against the Centre’s delay in granting exemption to Tamil
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In Travel Ban Case, Supreme Court Considers 'The President' Vs. 'This President' 23.4.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The Supreme Court's final oral argument of the term will be one of its most important and potentially far-reaching, an examination of the president's authority to protect the country by banning some...
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Arch-foes Iran, Israel play down prospects they will go to war over Syria 23.4.2018 Latest News
The Israelis worry that Iran's garrison will remain, linking with Hezbollah to form a broad Syrian-Lebanese front against them
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Yechury re-elected to lead CPI-M ahead of 2019 battle (Fourth Lead) 22.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The CPI-M on Sunday unanimously re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years and he pledged to take steps to oust the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Left must walk tactical knife-edge to beat BJP: Kanam 22.4.2018 Hindu: Home
CPI State secretary underscores the need for Left unity and a broad front to resist fascism
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‘Kerala’s plantations gasping for survival’ 22.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
‘Low productivity of land, labour, capital to blame’
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Yechury re-elected to lead CPI-M ahead of 2019 battle (Third Lead) 22.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The CPI-M on Sunday unanimously re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years and he pledged to take steps to oust the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Snapdeal announces mega deals festival 22.4.2018 General News
Snapdeal has launched a mega deals offering double-digit discounts across categories like mobile and electronics, fashion, home, and more. Along with the discounts, HSBC, HDFC and IndusInd bank customers can also avail 10 percent discount on their purchase.The sale has a fabulous discount of Rs. 2000 on Panasonic P100 - 12.7 cm (16GB) which has fingerprint sensor, front flash and face recognition. In addition, Vodafone users get Rs. 2,000 cashback and few lucky shoppers stand a chance to win up to 10 g of gold.Snapdeal shoppers can also stock up on summer specials like cool summer t-shirts, dresses, track pants and joggers, uber cool sunglasses and summer ready footwear including flip flops and sandals. During this sale period, women will be treated to apparel, accessories, footwear at the coolest starting prices as low as Rs. 199 and up to 30 per cent discount on branded perfumes from leading brands like Guess and Versace. Men's fashion essentials are also available at 40-50 percent .
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'Duty Free' shops at Delhi int'l airport liable to pay GST: AAR 22.4.2018 General News
International passengers buying goods at airport 'Duty-Free' shops here will have to pay GST, with the Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) saying that such outlets at the Delhi International Airport is not 'free from duties' under the Goods and Services Tax regime. In the earlier regime of excise and service tax prior to GST roll out on July 1, 2017, the duty-free shops were exempt from the levy of central sales tax (CST) and value added tax (VAT) as sale from such shops were considered as exports and supplies were taking place beyond the 'customs frontiers' of India. The New Delhi bench of the AAR in a recent ruling has held that the supply of goods to the international passengers going abroad from 'Duty Free' shops may be taking place beyond the customs frontiers of India under Integrated GST Act, however, the said shops are within the territory of India under the Central GST Act. The ruling was given by the AAR based on an application filed by Rod Retail Pvt Ltd which runs a retail .
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Concern over slow progress of Kaladan project 22.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Concern over slow progress of Kaladan project
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Unscrupulous Pak's rights record degrading: Asia forum 22.4.2018 General News
Criticizing a European Union (EU) report for turning a blind eye towards Pakistan's unscrupulous human rights record, a senior member of the South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF), has maintained that Islamabad's "kill and dump" policy has reached an even more degrading level.Paulo Casaca, SADF's Executive Director said he could not agree with the EU's view that the human rights situation in Pakistan is improving. He said there is evidence to prove that the situation is actually worsening and too in a more intense manner.In an article for EP Today, Casaca said human rights activists in Pakistan continue to be abducted and their bodies surface days later with visible signs of torture and mutilation."This practice of exposing the dead bodies with torture marks is symbolic as it signifies a demeaning act," Casaca writes, adding that Pakistan's laws target the most vulnerable individuals, including the religious minorities, the poor, people with mental disabilities and children.Casaca cites ..
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Gujarat Congress plans a rath yatra to ensure more get RTE benefit 22.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The Gujarat Congress, the NSUI and youth Congress will carry out a 'rath yatra' of sorts in various parts of the city to create awareness about the Right to Education Act. The yatra is aimed at letting eligible parents (mostly poor) know that their kids are entitled to admissions in private schools for free. Gujarat Congress chief Amit Chavda said that the move was necessitated as the present BJP government was looking to ensure that a minimum number of students get the benefit of the RTE. "It has been the BJP's policy to ensure that the only a few corner the benefits of various schemes. It is hand-in-glove with the private schools to ensure that many children are kept out of RTE. This is our way of ensuring that more and more people come to know of the Act and the benefits available to them under it," said Chavda. The yatra which will be carried out for nine days will cover all the wards of the city and the members will spend at least an hour in each ward explaining people the benefits of RTE. Chavda ...
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Death for child rape | Harsh measures not a proven deterrent: Bharti Ali 22.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Not everyone is welcoming Saturday's Ordinance, with a section of public dubbing it as a knee-jerk reaction to quell the natiowide outrage against the perpetrators of an eight-year-old girl raped and murdered in Jammu & Kashmir's Kathua. The ordinance comes a day after the Centre informed the Supreme Court its decision to amend provisions in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act to include the death penalty for rape of minors under the age of 12 and aggravated sexual assault of minors. "This is a politically calculated move in an election year. Time and again, research has shown that harsh penal measures have only increased instances of the offence, as opposed to acting as deterrent," Bharti Ali said. Ali, the co-founder and co-director of Haq – Centre for Child Rights, is against the death penalty and believes that the real emergency is to address the non-compliance of existing policies. Interestingly, after the December 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case, the Justice JS Verma committee, ...
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HC raps policy makers who lifted prohibition 22.4.2018 General News
Highlighting the evils of consuming liquor, the Madras High Court has rapped policy makers who lifted prohibition, which was imposed in Tamil Nadu in the late 1930s by the erstwhile Madras Presidency headed by C Rajagopalachari. Justice N Kirubakaran also dismissed a petition filed by an engineering student who was not permitted to write his semester VI examination due to lack of adequate attendance as he was under suspension due to consumption of alcohol during college hours. "How liquor plays havoc in the lives of the people is clearly exhibited in this case and this court should blame only the policy makers, who lifted prohibition which was imposed in Tamil Nadu during the year 1938 by the then premier of Madras Presidency, Rajagopalachari," Justice Kirubakaran said in his recent order. There were many cases of untimely death of persons leaving their families in the lurch, due to consumption of alcohol throughout Tamil Nadu, the judge said. "... consumption of alcohol in Tamil ...
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CBDT introduces new income-tax returns. Is it Sahaj or Sugam anymore? 21.4.2018 Latest News
New ITR forms indirectly force small businesses to maintain books of accounts, something that wasn't needed earlier
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Urban rural divide in providing medical care must end: Vice President 21.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that urban rural divide in providing medical care must end adding that people living in rural areas must have access to affordable and quality healthcare.
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What is needed is basic amenities, not Smart City: Patkar 21.4.2018 General News
Social activist Medha Patkar today said the country needs basic facilities for ordinary people, and not Smart Cities. Addressing a press conference here before attending 'Niwara Parishad' for the homeless urban poor, Patkar said, "What is the use of Smart City if people are being displaced?" Improper planning has led to people from other parts of the state including Vidarbha and Marathwada coming to Mumbai and its surrounding areas seeking livelihood, she said. The veteran activist also said that the cluster development scheme of the Maharashtra government -- where a group of old buildings can seek permission for collective redevelopment with additional FSI -- is aimed at benefiting only builders and land mafia. The Congress government at least gave a hearing to activists who spoke out about the issues of urban poor, but the present BJP-led government pays no heed at all, she alleged. Patkar said she would be a part of every agitation launched in Thane for the people ...
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DRI busts diesel smuggling racket, seize 14 containers, arrest 4 persons 21.4.2018 General News
The Directorate Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted a diesel smuggling racket by seizing 14 containers of diesel and arresting 4 persons, including the mastermind and one Hawala operator, the Finance Ministry said today. On the basis of inputs provided by Andhra Pradesh state intelligence department, the DRI, Hyderabad, developed intelligence indicating that diesel was being smuggled into India in guise of mineral spirit by certain operators based at Kakinada and Chennai, the ministry said. Diesel is being brought from Dubai in huge quantities on regular basis through containers at Chennai Port for further illegal sale in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Simultaneous search operation was carried out by the officers of the DRI, Hyderabad, and Chennai with the active support of Andhra Pradesh state intelligence at various places across Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu from April 17 onwards. Searches conducted at two container freight stations in Chennai revealed that 14 ...
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'Why people of Rahul's constituency crying for basic amenities?' 21.4.2018 General News
Attacking the Congress president, UP BJP general secretary Pankaj Singh said today that Rahul Gandhi must answer as to why the people in the constituencies represented by him and his family members in Parliament were crying for basic amenities even after so many years of Independence. "The BJP government in the state under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is working on the 'sankalp' (pledge) of ensuring availability of electricity and water supply and construction of better roads in the village. When they (Congress) were in power, they had never felt it appropriate to answer to anyone," Singh told PTI here. "After the BJP came to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started the practice of telling the people of the country the work done in a year...We very well understand that we are answerable to the people, and we have to give answers to the people from time to time," he said. On the electoral understanding between the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, which ...
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