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RBI’s tighter norms may not hit PSU banks immediately 26.4.2017 ET: Banking
RBI can also use its discretionary powers to sack the bank management, supersede the board, restrict access to deposits, staff expansion, capital expenditure or restrict lending altogether.
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Government's model law to bring farmers closer to buyers 26.4.2017 ET: Agriculture
If all the states adopt the Model Act, it will eventually lead the country towards a unified agricultural market with one trader licence and allow private players to set up wholesale markets by breaking the monopoly of traditional `mandis'.
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Ministry of Corporate Affairs' ease of doing business performance 26.4.2017 ET: Policy
The fact that the time taken for company incorporation was two days in February and to just about a day in March, shows how effective the policy initiatives have been within a month.
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Banks levy numerous fees on customers for services. Is it cost cover or easy money? 25.4.2017 ET: Banking
In this battle for fees, banks should realise that maximising profits is a short-term game and a fair game could sow the seeds of long-term profits.
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Cabinet clears amendment in Salaries and Allowances Bill 1972 25.4.2017 TOI: India
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India’s first infra investment trust fund to open on May 3 25.4.2017 TOI: India
The initial public offer (IPO) for IRB InvIT, India’s first infrastructure investment trust fund, will open for subscription on May 3 and close on May 5 with the price band fixed at Rs 100-102.
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Set up special courts in each district to try offences against disabled persons: SC to states, UTs 25.4.2017 TOI: India
In a major move intended to ensure speedy justice to disabled persons, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed states and union territories to set up within three months special courts in each district to conduct trial of offences committed against them.
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Draft Three Year Action Agenda 25.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Draft Three Year Action Agenda
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GST to boost domestic manufacturing, won't up inflation: Hasmukh Adhia 25.4.2017 ET: Policy
The government levies countervailing duty (CVD) and special additional duty (SAD) on imported goods to protect domestic manufacturers.
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GST to rate taxpayers, businesses on payment record, make ratings public 25.4.2017 ET: Policy
Every businessman will be rated based on their track record, and the ratings will be made public. It will spell trouble for those with low scores.
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An overview of GST 25.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
An overview of GST
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Delhi HC stays order upholding JNU's new admission policy 25.4.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed its single judge order upholding the Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) admission policy for MPhil and PhD courses based on the UGC regulations. The July 2016 regulations of the UGC had put a cap on the number of students per professor/supervisor in MPhil and PhD courses in all varsities. A single judge of the High Court had earlier held that the JNU admission policy was bound by the UGC regulations and the varsity had to accept them without any deviation. The judge had passed the order while hearing a plea filed by JNU students who challenged the university's new admission policy. The Delhi High Court on March 16 dismissed a plea challenging JNU adoption of a UGC notification which had mandated that a professor can't guide more than three M.Phil and eight Ph.D scholars at any given point of time. The JNU had submitted that they were bound to implement the notification in accordance with UGC guidelines and the notification was issued for maintaining minimum ...
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How a CSR scheme was used to dupe a bank of Rs 836 crore 25.4.2017 TOI: Mumbai
The ‘Chalak se Malak’ vehicle scam that rendered the Bank of Maharashtra poorer by Rs 836 crore was single-handedly scripted by Rup Chand Baid, the promoter of logistics firm Siddhi Vinayak Logistic (SVLL). Surat-based Baid was arrested last week by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the city under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The financial chicanery, said the ED, was plotted and executed with great precision.
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Multiplexes, restaurants must give free water 25.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
A city consumer court passed a significant order pertaining to not just KFC, but all city multiplexes, restaurants and eateries, directing them to provide clean and free drinking water to every visitor throughout the year.
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Govt aims multiple reforms in agricultural market with new model law 25.4.2017 TOI: India
Seeking to create restriction-free market for agricultural produce and livestock across the country, the Centre on Monday released a model law and urged states to adopt it at the earliest.
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Coup in RCA: CP Joshi turns 3rd umpire, rules Lalit Modi out 25.4.2017 DNA: Opinion
Former union minister and ex-president of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) CP Joshi was tweeting about strengthening Panchayati Raj institutions Monday noon when his aides were busy planning a covert strategy to overthrow serving RCA president Lalit Kumar Modi in Jaipur. Hours later, Joshi’s Man Friday in the cricketing body and president of Bhilwara district cricket association, Rampal Sharma announced a formal change in guard at the RCA. “Modi who is abroad and Sumendra Tiwari (the secretary) who is in the hospital and other post holders have been relieved of their duties,” Sharma told DNA, adding, “Banks accounts (of RCA) are being seized as we speak now.”   The shock and awe move to have Modi scalped came after 25 of the 33 district associations in RCA reportedly pledged their support in writing to the CP Joshi camp in a hurried meeting convened at the RCA academy on Sunday. The Joshi faction started out as a splinter group that led an uprising against Modi who had called in fresh elections on ...
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Centre brings out draft guidelines for bigger ferries 25.4.2017 DNA: Top News
With plans to improve water transport connectivity by operating passenger ferry services across India, Ministry of Shipping has come up with draft guidelines on construction, certification and operation of bigger passenger vessels. There are four types of vessel categories, namely, Type 1, 2, 3 and 4. Each of the categories has a different set of rules and operational guidelines. For example, Type 1 passenger vessels can be operated in river-sea for shore operations, but up to a maximum distance of 12 nautical miles and only during good weather. Whereas, Type 4 vessels can be engaged for operations during all weather conditions. "There aren't any guidelines in India for passenger vessels for Type 3 and 4. Guidelines that exist for type 3 and 4 vessels are only for cargo, but not passenger ones," director general of shipping Malini Shankar told DNA Money. The existing passenger vessels, popularly known as ferry boats, fall under type 1 and type 2, and have a restriction on the total number of passengers ...
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Not imposing Hindi but promoting it: Centre 24.4.2017 TOI: India
"It is totally false and mischievous to allege that an Ordinance was passed in this regard (making use of Hindi mandatory for MPs and Union ministers)," Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said.
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Need law in national interest to prevent custodial torture: SC 24.4.2017 TOI: India
A petitioner had told the apex court that despite being a signatory to the United Nations' Convention Against Torture, 1997, India has not ratified the convention so far since ratification requires an enabling legislation to reflect the definition and punishment for 'torture'.
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Government aims to end APMC monopoly with new model agri-market law 24.4.2017 ET: Agriculture
It would be a major agri-reform, if at least 15 BJP-ruled states adopt the new model law -- Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (Promotion and Facilitating) Act (APLM), 2017, as it provides wider options for farmers to sell produce and get better prices.
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