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Spot billing system to restart in city 28.6.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Once again your electricity bills may soon be given on the spot to you. Jaipur Discom has started preparations to restart the spot billing system in the city. Officials of IT wing of Jaipur Discom informed that the process has been initiated and the tender also has been issued for carrying out the work. However, it will take some time before this gets implemented across the full Jaipur Discom jurisdiction. “The decision was taken by the committee in April and spot billing will be started soon,” informed RG Gupta, managing director of Jaipur Discom said while speaking to dna. They informed that unlike last time when the consumer’s had grievances related to bills, it will be more friendlier for the consumers this time. Notably, till October 2013, consumers residing in several parts of the city were being given spot bills, but the system was discontinued after some complaints were reported. Then in 2014, after the change of the government and with technical people heading Jaipur Discom, a team was sent to ...
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Law Commission member hits out at Bar Council chief 28.6.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Though the Law Commission has invited office-bearers of state bar councils for consultations to New Delhi on July 9, there is a demand for heads of district-level bar associations to be included too. Members of Bar Associations and Law Commission members are also irked with what they term the ‘silence’ of Bar Council of India chairman on crucial aspects of the proposed bill to amend the Advocates Act.  The Bar Council of Gujarat has invited suggestions from district Bar Associations by July 2. Part-time member of the Law Commission and senior advocate from the state Bar Abhay Bhardwaj has alleged the Bar Council of India chairman has not made his stand clear on the proposed bill. He has further alleged in Annexure 3, the Law Commission has suggested framing strict rules for practicing advocates and making them accountable. Expressing disappointment, Bhardwaj has said the chairman has kept mum even on this feature. Though the proposed bill suggests allowing lawyers from foreign countries to practice in ...
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Over 500 pedal to create awareness about deaf-blindness 28.6.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Various activities were organised by Sense India to make people aware about deaf-blindness on the birth anniversary of Helen Killer on Sunday.  Over 500 people including children participated in 12-km bicycle ride and 3-km tricycle and hand cycle ride that started from Decathlon near Shantipura crossroads at 7 am. Unique games like blindfolded basketball and football, Zumba and life-size snakes and ladders were also organised.  The central government had passed Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill in 2016 which saw the inclusion of deaf-blindness, supporting over five lakh people. The event also saw professional deaf-blind physiotherapists who involved the participants in simple stretching exercises and helped them cool off, reinforcing the fact that every person with deaf-blindness if given an opportunity can prove to be an equally contributing member in the ...
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Government to set up 'war room' at Finance Ministry to deal with GST crises 27.6.2017 ET: Policy
CBEC chief Vanaja N Sarna said that the unit will act as a quick resource centre for central and state government officials to address their queries on GST.
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There should be no politics on GST launch: Arun Jaitley 27.6.2017 ET: Policy
The Congress has remained non-committal about attending the event to mark the launch of GST in the Central Hall of Parliament. GST will subsume 16 different taxes.
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‘Information Technology must be embedded into Pollution Control Regime; need to clear the Pollution of Corruption from the system’: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 27.6.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has made a strong pitch for embedding Information Technology into pollution control regime to enhance transparency and efficiency in efforts to contain and mitigate pollution.
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GST is directed at particularly benefiting the consumers and taxpayers: Arvind Virmani, President, Forum for Strategic Initiative 27.6.2017 ET: Opinion
The whole point of this new bankruptcy law is that we get into this more conventional way of thinking: Arvind Virmani, President, Forum for Strategic Initiative
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GST: 10% duty on imported mobile phones to boost 'Make in India' 27.6.2017 ET: Policy
Companies such as Apple, while starting local sourcing in partnership with Taiwanese manufacturer Wistron still import a large chunk of the requirements for what is sold here.
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Congress, Left may skip GST special session 27.6.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The Congress and the Left are non-committal on attending a special event in Parliament on the midnight of June 30 to roll out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. An Opposition leader said that a section of the Congress is thinking about skipping the event. However, a final decision is likely to be taken after consultations, the leader added. The hour-long event will be held in the central hall of Parliament, and is expected to involve the participation of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Though the GST was envisaged during the UPA regime, the Congress has expressed reservations about the Bill brought by the BJP-led NDA regime. The Congress is caught in a bind because it cannot totally wash its hands of a policy it had initiated. Besides, the Congress's participation in the event will make it difficult for the party to take on the Modi government on implementation of GST, which is facing protests from certain sectors over rates. "Very soon, the Congress will issue a statement on our stand on the ...
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No kits to keep check on city's drug menace 27.6.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Three years ago, after the Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) of the Mumbai Police was confronted with a new drug menace in the form of locally manufactured Mephedrone (MD), it spearheaded the process to get the drug notified as a scheduled psychotropic substance under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985. This led to MD being brought under the ambit of the Act in 2015. Two years on, with the number of mephedrone seizures in the city only increasing, the Mumbai Police's ANC is struggling to effectively tackle the cases, as it is hamstrung by the lack of basic MD testing kits. The need for such kits is most acutely felt when, in a number of cases, seized drug samples stated to be Mephedrone by the police, turn out to be a non-psychotropic substances on chemical analysis. MD testing kits can provide on-the-spot confirmation on the presence of Mephedrone in drug samples seized by the police. In the first five months of 2017, the ANC seized mephedrone worth Rs 8 crore, a whopping three-fold ...
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GST: Relief for Amazon and Flipkart as government defers implementation of a provision 27.6.2017 ET: Policy
Ecommerce players had feared losing business as a large number of small suppliers were yet to register their operations as required under GST guidelines.
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Ordinance empowering RBI in tackling bad loans only a one-off measure: Former RBI Governor YV Reddy 27.6.2017 ET: Policy
RBI subsequently identified 12 big defaulters accounting for about Rs 2.5 lakh crore of bad loans and prodded banks to try them under the new bankruptcy laws.
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Govt's move to defer TCS and TDS under GST will help small businesses: Amazon 26.6.2017 DNA: Popular News
The government's move to defer implementation of TDS and TCS provisions under the upcoming GST regime will ease pressure of cash flow for small businesses on e-commerce platforms, leading e-tailer Amazon said today. E-commerce players like Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal were to deduct 1 per cent TCS (tax collected at source) while making payments to suppliers under the GST that rolls out from July 1. "This will benefit small businesses since they don't have to deal with pressures of cash flow at a time when they are transitioning into a new tax regime," Amazon.in said in a statement. Flipkart did not comment on the development. The finance ministry said it has decided to postpone provision relating to TDS (Section 51) and TCS (Section 52) of the CGST/State GST Act 2017 based on the feedback received from trade and industry. This was being done with the objective of ensuring smooth roll out of the GST. Also, small businesses with turnover less than Rs 20 lakh will also not be required to register ...
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Barack Obama didn't act against Russia as he was sure of Hillary's win: Donald Trump 26.6.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
US President Donald Trump stepped up his criticism on Monday of former Democratic President Barack Obama's handling of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, accusing his predecessor of collusion and demanding an apology from investigators. Trump has increasingly lashed out over the ongoing investigations into Russia's role in the election and possible collusion by his campaign. The Republican president said Obama "colluded or obstructed," but gave no other details about his accusation. "The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win... and did not want to 'rock the boat.' He didn't 'choke,' he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good," he wrote, referring to Democrats and Hillary Clinton, his rival in the presidential election. The White House referred any questions about the Russia investigations to Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. ...
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Victory for Donald Trump as US Supreme Court revives travel ban order 26.6.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary bans on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the United States while agreeing to hear his appeals in the closely watched legal fight. The court, which narrowed the scope of lower court rulings that had completely blocked his March 6 executive order, said it would hear arguments on the legality of one of Trump's signature policies in his first months as president in the court's next term, which starts in October. The justices granted parts of his administration's emergency request to put the order into effect immediately while the legal battle continues. The court said that the travel ban will go into effect "with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States." The Supreme Court left the lower-court injunctions against the ban in place, but only with respect to the ...
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Department of Telecom working on stricter rules for tracking lost cell phones 26.6.2017 ET: Policy
The International Mobile Equipment Identity Number (IMEI) helps security agencies in tracking mobile phones as well as calls made from them.
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Union Finance Minister writes a letter to the Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir. 26.6.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Finance Minister Sh. Arun Jaitley today has written a letter to the Chief Minister of the State of Jammu and Kashmir, Membooba Mufti Sayeed urging for introduction of the goods and services tax in Jammu and Kashmir from 1st July, 2017 along with the rest of the States.
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Big relief for e-commerce firms: Tax collected at source provision deferred to a later date 26.6.2017 ET: Policy
Persons supplying goods or services through electronic commerce operator liable to collect tax at source would not be required to obtain registration immediately.
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Understanding GST registrations: For non-residents and importers 26.6.2017 ET: Policy
Following Few have been exempted and shall not be required to obtain registration and will be allotted a UIN (Unique Identification Number) instead.
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Expert view: GST's impact on inflation - 50% prices untouched, 30% lowered, 20% increased 26.6.2017 ET: Policy
Anti-profiteering measures to combat temporary inflation during the tax transition phase work best when implemented well before implementing GST.
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