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Saradha quiz for singer in Calcutta 30.8.2014 Telegraph: Front Page
Guwahati, Aug. 29: Singer and filmmaker Sadananda Gogoi was flown to Calcutta for questioning by the CBI on the Saradha scam today while AASU admitted to taking Rs 7.5 lakh from the group as donation and Dispur closed the office of another deposit-collecting company in the state.
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What Mitra could have done 30.8.2014 Telegraph: Front Page
Those who split administrative hairs say that in the strictest sense, the state government couldn't do much as Saradha and similar cash-collection companies had got registration from the Registrar of Companies and subsequent approval from Sebi. But others say several options were available if the government really wanted to crack down.
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Managing the pitfalls for Ind-AS adoption in India 29.8.2014 ET: Policy
In the Union Budget for the year 2014-15, the Honourable Minister for Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs proposed for adoption of IFRS converged standards (Ind-AS) voluntarily from the financial year 2015-16 and mandatorily from the year 2016-17.
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Japan’s attempt to get in stricter patent protection into free trade agreement raises concern 29.8.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
There is concern among those working for improving access to medicines regarding Japan’s attempt to get in stricter patent protection laws at the just-concluded round of negotiation of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which includes ...
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Police start prosecuting women pillion riders without helmet 29.8.2014 DNA: Recent Columns
Delhi Traffic Police today started prosecuting woman pillion riders except Sikh woman who were found plying without helmets on the streets of the city. The crackdown came a day after Delhi Government issued a notification making wearing of helmets mandatory for women. "We have started prosecuting woman riding pillion without helmet in the city. Besides, we will also run awareness program to educate general public about the new rule by giving advertisements in newspapers. I think most people are already aware of the development through media reports," said Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander. Since a notification has been issued in this regard by the Delhi government, the rule has come into effect and prosecution has started, he said. He also said that Traffic Police does not keep a separate record of woman traffic violators. As per the earlier provision, it was optional for the women pillion rider to wear helmet. According to transport department, it will be optional for Sikh women ...
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Police start prosecuting women pillion riders without helmet 29.8.2014 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
Delhi traffic police on Friday started prosecuting woman pillion riders except Sikh woman who were found plying without helmets on the streets of the ...
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National Consultative Workshop on “Industry-Career Centre –ITI Collaboration” organized 29.8.2014 Govt of india: PIB
National Consultative Workshop on “Industry-Career Centre-ITI collaboration” was held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today. Union Minister for Labour & Employment, Mines and Steel, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship,
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Government delegates powers regarding fishing boats to states 29.8.2014 ET: Policy
Earlier, fishing boats less than 20 meters long were required to be registered with the state governments/union territories .
Return land in Singur to farmers: Medha Patkar to Mamata Banerjee 29.8.2014 DNA: India
Social activist Medha Patkar has appealed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to return the land at Singur to farmers using the new Land Acquisition Act. "The Act says if the land owner has not received compensation in the last five years or if the possession of land is not taken over by the buyer, then the owner can get the land back. This clause can also be applied in Singur by Mamata Banerjee," Patkar told reporters here. Appealing the Chief Minister to resort to the Act, she said her party Trinamool Congress had taken the lead in getting the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act-2013, passed in the Parliament and now they must use it to ensure justice to farmers. "There are around 400 farmers in Singur who have not got any compensation. Now they can get back their land. Mamata came to power after fighting in Singur for land rights," the activist said, adding she has herself been using the Act in the Narmada valley. Patkar regretted that the Act was not being fully implemented ...
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Police Reforms: Separation of investigation, law & order is core to police 29.8.2014 DNA: India
Separation of investigation and law and order is the core to police reforms, the Supreme Court on Saturday said asking state governments to respond as to what action it has taken in the last eight years since it passed the order on the issue. A bench headed by Justice TS Thakur said that out of many issues relating to police reforms, this is the most important and it has to be implemented on urgent basis. The bench said other issues regarding fixed tenure for police officials and setting up of Police Establishment Board for appointment and transfer of personnel will be considered later. It expressed concern that its order passed in 2006 on police reforms have not been implemented by the states. The bench also suggested that a special unit be in police force to deal exclusively with serious offences. In 2006, the Supreme Court had on a petition filed by retired IPS officer Prakash Singh issued a series of directions - a Security Commission at the state level; transparent procedure for appointment of ...
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Base pension sum under EPFO now Rs 1,000 per month 29.8.2014 TOI: India
These decisions were cleared by the previous UPA-2 Cabinet on February 28, but could not be implemented since the Lok Sabha election dates were announced on March ...
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Helmets must for all but Sikh women 29.8.2014 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
It’s official. Women in the city will now be required to wear a helmet while driving or going pillion on a ...
Karnataka's new industrial policy to include job quota for Kannadigas  29.8.2014 TOI: India
The state’s new industrial policy will stress on primacy to Kannadigas in private sector jobs, as per ...
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Virar school horror: 2 teachers held for assault, abetment 28.8.2014 DNA: Recent Columns
A day after the bodies of three Std IX students of Vagad Gurukul International School in Virar were found floating in a stream behind their hostel, the police on Thursday arrested two teachers in connection with the case. Ripusudan Garg, who taught Sanskrit, and physical exercise teacher Sandeep Palwa have been booked for assault and abetment to suicide. The parents of the deceased boys have alleged that the duo severely beat their wards for scoring low marks. The Virar police have recorded statements of 15 people, while seven students have been made witnesses in the case. Rattled by the incident, the school management has decided to implement new policies to curb corporal punishment on the campus. Meet Chadhwa, Prahul Patel and Kushal Dhada, all aged 14, were found dead on Wednesday, two days after they went missing from the hostel and a day after a missing complaint was filed. Built on a 24-acre plot in Sakwar village off the Mumbai Ahmedabad Highway, nearly 120 students study at the day-boarding ...
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2.03 lakh files pending in Karnataka secretariat 28.8.2014 TOI: India
Karnataka cabinet on Thursday took a serious exception to the pendancy of files, which indicate that things are not moving swiftly in the ...
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CBDT sets up high-level committee to decide retro tax cases 28.8.2014 ET: Economy/Finance
The four-member committee will be headed by the Joint Secretary of the Foreign Tax and Tax Research-I unit of the CBDT.
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Minimum pension of Rs 1,000 under EPFO 28.8.2014 TOI: Home
The much-awaited minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 and a higher wage ceiling of Rs 15,000 for social security schemes run by retirement fund manager EPFO will be implemented from September 1.
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How the children of Poonch struggle to attain their fundamental right to education 28.8.2014 DNA: Mumbai
The 86th Constitutional Amendment Act 2002 makes education a Fundamental Right for children in the age group of 6-14 years by stating "the State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of six to fourteen years in such manner as the State may, by law, determine". The Act further provides under Article 51-A (k) that it shall be a fundamental duty of every citizen of India who is a parent or guardian to provide opportunities for education to his child between the age of six and fourteen years. But in India today, 4% of our children never start school. 58 percent don't complete primary schools. And 90% don't complete school. On a global map India has the third highest rate of teacher absenteeism, costing USD 2 billion per year. Despite the high rate of school enrolments, India has the largest number of illiterate adults compared to any other country. On one hand when urban India is battling its weak areas in the educational system, rural India has not seen a clear light of day ...
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Government notifies Act to empower Sebi with extra powers 28.8.2014 ET: Policy
The new Act has as many as 57 clauses to amend various sections of the Sebi Act and two other related legislations.
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Here's how Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to identify and evaluate obsolete laws 28.8.2014 DNA: Mumbai
In an attempt to review laws that have gone obsolete over the years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set up a committee that will identify acts and rules from the last 15 years. The committee has been asked to submit its report within three months, following which it will be introduced in the winter session of the parliament. The committee will be examining all Acts recommended to be repealed by the Committee on Review of Administrative Laws, which had been appointed by the Union Government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in 1998,  Zee News reports . Earlier, too, Modi had expressed concern that out of the 1,382 Acts recommended for repeal by the committee, only 415 have been repealed so far. He has called for a focused and result-oriented exercise to systematically weed out archaic laws and rules, Zee News stated. A new comprehensive bill will be introduced during the Winter Session of Parliament based on the committee's recommendations. The committee will be headed by R Ramanujam, Secretary in the Prime ...
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