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Delhi govt asks for 2-year breather from 'tough' CBSE class-X board 21.2.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The Delhi government has sought a breather of two years from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for making mandatory Class X examination saying the students aren't prepared for the "tough test". CBSE had recently announced that the Class-X examinations will be mandatory again from next academic session. The decision was taken after the optional tests and automatic promotion policy came under criticism for "lowering" the level of students' knowledge. The Directorate of Education has written to CBSE saying if the new rules are implemented, the students presently in class IX and VIII will face the first and second editions of the compulsory examination in 2018 and 2019. "The students have gone through varied experiments such as the no-detention policy and Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE). As the compulsory board exams will require them to study the entire syllabus for annual exam, they may find it difficult as they haven't been prepared that way," a senior DoE official said. "We have ...
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High Court stays CIC order allowing inspection of Smriti Irani's education record 21.2.2017 TOI: India
Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva put on hold CIC's January 17 direction on a plea by Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) which said the school records of Irani cannot be disclosed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as it was third party information which was held in fiduciary capacity.
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Centre expands ambit of panel examining Central Pay Commission-related anomalies 21.2.2017 ET: Policy
The work of the anomaly committee, which has representatives from both official and staff sides, is to act on representations received from the employees against the pay panel's recommendations.
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India conveys reason to WTO for MIP on steel: Chaudhary Birender Singh 21.2.2017 ET: Foreign Trade
Japan has dragged India to the World Trade Organization against certain measures taken by New Delhi on imports of iron and steel products.
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CBI arrests J P Singh for bribery in IPL-betting scam 21.2.2017 TOI: Home
CBI on Tuesday arrested J P Singh, the then Joint Director in Enforcement Directorate, who was facing the agency's probe for allegedly receiving bribe from accused in IPL cricket-betting scam investigated by him. Singh, a 2000-batch Indian Revenue Service officer of the Customs and Excise wing.
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2005 blast convict gets bail in PMLA case 21.2.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Days after convicting Tarique Ahmed Dar in the 2005 Sarojini Nagar market blast, which claimed 67 lives and left over 200 injured, a Delhi court on Monday granted him bail in a related money laundering case, registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). "Perusal of the complaint filed by the ED reveals that the prosecution of Dar for the offences under Sections 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) are based on the same banking transactions that were relied upon by the prosecution with respect to his charge under Section 17 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Dar stands acquitted with respect to the charge under this section," Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh said. The ED had registered a case against Dar for possessing proceeds of crime, which was punishable under the PMLA. ASJ Singh granted bail to Dar on a personal bond of Rs 25,000. The maximum sentence under Section 4 of the PMLA is seven years and the accused has already served five years and five months in ...
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Govt nixes EC's idea of hiding origin of votes by mixing them 21.2.2017 TOI: India
The Centre has rejected the Election Commission's recommendation to amend election laws to permit 'totalising' of votes polled through electronic voting machines (EVMs) in different booths to camouflage area-wise voting pattern to prevent candidates from wreaking vengeance after polls.
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Insurers to bat for cutting cost of stent ops 21.2.2017 TOI: Home
Insurance companies are preparing to engage with hospitals on bringing down the cost of heart surgeries involving stents.
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President returns Delhi government bill on time-bound delivery of services, seeks clarity 20.2.2017 TOI: India
President has returned a Delhi Assembly-cleared amendment Bill on time-bound delivery of services, seeking clarification on some issues. The Bill, passed by the Assembly in November 2015, proposes that salaries of babus be automatically deducted in cases of delay in delivery of government services.
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Home Ministry forwards to Ministry of External Affairs MLAT request to bring back Vijay Mallya from UK 20.2.2017 TOI: India
In a communication to the Ministry of External Affairs , the Home Ministry has provided the details of the Mumbai special court order which approved the Enforcement Directorate's request to invoke the India-UK Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) to bring back Vijay Mallya to the country.
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NITI Aayog finalising model law on contract farming 20.2.2017 ET: Agriculture
Bringing a model law on contract farming was announced as part of reform measures in the Union Budget.
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Rs 350cr for use by mohalla sabhas unspent 19.2.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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NITI Aayog finalising model law on contract farming 19.2.2017 TOI: India
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Tax dept to start consultation on changes in Customs Act 19.2.2017 ET: Policy
Tax experts said the earlier practice of importers to file bill of entry as per their convenience was causing administrative issues at customs stations.
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Centre’s new Bill kicks off row in Valley 19.2.2017 DNA: India
A political storm is brewing in strife-torn Jammu and Kashmir following the Centre’s proposal to introduce a bill in the parliament to extend the jurisdiction of the Collection of Statistics Act, 2008 to the restive state. Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a proposal to introduce a Bill in the Parliament to extend the jurisdiction of the Collection of Statistics Act, 2008 to Jammu & Kashmir on statistics relevant to any matters under any of the entries specified in the List-I (Union List) and the List- III (Concurrent List) in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution, as applicable to Jammu and Kashmir under the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Order, 1954. This is despite the fact that Jammu and Kashmir State legislature has enacted the ‘Jammu and Kashmir Collection of Statistics Act, 2010’, which is almost a replica of the central legislation. However, under Article 370 in the Indian Constitution, Jammu and Kashmir enjoys a special status. Central laws ...
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200 HD cameras to capture traffic violations 19.2.2017 DNA: India
It won't be that easy for motorists to jump a traffic signal or speed up near unmanned signals in the Capital anymore. The Delhi Traffic Police plan to put up 200 high-definition, night-vision cameras at major intersections with an intention to rein in the offenders. These cameras will not only capture traffic violations, but will also provide real-time footage of other crimes, including snatching, robberies, and car-jacking. Since many crossings in the city are not manned, especially late in the night, these cameras are technically equipped to detect violations such as over-speeding, officials said. The challans will be then be sent to the offenders' homes, based on the registration number of the vehicle. "These sophisticated, long-range cameras will be installed on all major crossings and signals. They will help in better enforcement of traffic laws and overall discipline, as we will have 24x7 real-time footage of what is going on the city roads. The cameras will help keep an eye on locations that ...
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India waiting for ‘credible action’ against Hafiz 19.2.2017 TOI: India
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Council approves GST Compensation Law to save states from loss of revenue 18.2.2017 DNA: Opinion
Making some headway, the GST Council on Saturday approved a law to compensate states for any loss of revenue from implementation of the new national sales tax but deferred approval for enabling laws to next meeting. Legal language of a half-a-dozen provisions of the Central GST (C-GST), Integrated GST (I-GST) and State GST (S- GST) laws held up approval but Finance Minister Arun Jaitley expressed hope to get them approved in the next meeting on March 4-5 so as to take them to Parliament in the second half of the Budget session next month. The Council will also get down to fixing rates of taxes for different goods and services by fitting them into the four approved slabs of 5, 12, 18 and 28%, he said. Jaitley said the GST Compensation Law that provides for compensating states that incur losses because of implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) in first five years was approved by the Council on Saturday. "It will not come before the Council anymore and will be taken to the Cabinet for approval ...
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DMK enacted 'pre-planned drama' in assembly, says Tamil Nadu speaker P Dhanapal 18.2.2017 TOI: India
Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal on Saturday said Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami's government has absolute majority and the voting on its confidence motion was done as per House rules.
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GST council approves Draft Compensation Bill 18.2.2017 DNA: Money
GST council meet took place on Saturday in Udaipur, wherein the Draft Compensation Bill was approved. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that they plan to bring the GST bill in the second phase of Budget session which begins on March 9. However the CGST, IGST, SGST draft bills were not cleared in Saturday's meeting and will be taken up for discussion in the next meeting which will be held on March 4 and 5 in Delhi. Addressing media after the meeting, Jaitley also added that there was discussion and clarification on delegation of power, extend of exemption of taxes and agriculture in the meeting, but a final call hasn't been taken in the matter. He also added that if they manage to clear the legally vetted drafts in the next meeting, then they will be able to place the GST draft before the Parliament in the upcoming Budget session and discuss the laws. That would lead to speedy implementation and the state assemblies could also discuss the provisions of the bill then. Earlier, the ninth council meeting ...
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