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Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India invite public comments on draft regulations on Information Utilities. 17.1.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs had set up four Working Groups to facilitate implementation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
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States can’t dilute Real Estate Act; Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu warns of public outcry 17.1.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu today urged the States and Union Territories to rise to the occasion and implement the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act ,2016 from the first of May this year, as proposed in the Act.
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Minister of Railways Unveils Mission 41k 17.1.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu unveiled Mission 41k during the Roundtable Discussion with External Stakeholders on Energy Initiatives of Indian Railways. Shri Suresh Prabhu said that Ministry of Railways has come up with Mission 41k to save Rs. 41000 crore in the next decade in Railways’ energy costs.
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CAG wants provision in GST law to seek any info for audit 17.1.2017 ET: Policy
The GST Council had in its meeting last month decided to keep out a provision from the Draft Model GST Law giving CAG powers to call for any other information for audit.
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Law firms may take on government over foreign firms' entry 17.1.2017 ET: Policy
ET had, on January 14, reported that the government had amended a rule on January 3 which would now allow foreign law and audit firms to operate from special economic zones.
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Supreme Court's abortion ruling brings focus back on proposed amendments to MTP Act 17.1.2017 TOI: India
The Supreme Court's verdict on Monday allowing a woman from Mumbai to abort her 24-week pregnancy for abnormality of the fetus that could endanger her life has brought focus back on the proposed amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971.
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Committee to look at legal obligation of sites in sex crimes online 17.1.2017 DNA: India
The Women and Child Development ministry has formed a committee to look into the legal obligation of intermediaries and servers in the cyberspace, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, etc., to book a complaint with the police in situations when sexual crimes are committed online on that site. The committee was formed during a consultation that the WCD ministry held with officials of the home ministry, IT ministry, Delhi Police, Andhra Pradesh Police, NCPCR and some NGOs. The consultation, held discuss a national alliance against sexual abuse of children in the cyberspace, deliberated on the definition of child pornography, the role of intermediaries, on the need for an Indian standard while dealing with such cases, and, on forming standard operating procedures (SOPs) while dealing with such cases. The ministry revealed that children's helpline, Childline had received a total of 4,000 cases of child sexual abuse in eight months from 315 districts around the country. Of these, a substantial number ...
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Deferring GST roll out pragmatic, industry gets clarity: Experts 16.1.2017 ET: Policy
Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP Senior Director (Indirect Tax) M S Mani hoped that the final legislation with relevant rules is available to business at least three months ahead of the roll out.
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Modi govt asks environment board to crack down on Delhi pollution, NGOs hail move 16.1.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Environment NGO's lauded the Centre's decision on Monday to empower the EPCA in enforcing a graded response plan to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR, saying it is an important step for public health protection and it was the time that this national health emergency is taken up as a "serious" issue. The Environment Ministry has empowered the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control and Prevention Authority (EPCA) to enforce the graded response plan under which measures like, 'car-rationing' odd-even scheme, may be implemented in the Delhi-NCR region if pollution levels touch emergency proportions. "This gives us the handle to respond very quickly. Now it has a legal backing and actions are now very transparent and clear. The emergency measures will be decided on case-to-case basis. This can act as a strong catalyst as the system has been very nimble to address the situation. This is a very important step for public health protection," said Anumita Roychowdhury, Executive Director (Research ...
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Illegal structures: HC orders special police squad 16.1.2017 TOI: Cities
The Bombay high court on Monday expressed its displeasure at the fact that over 400 illegal buildings have come up in Navi Mumbai since its July 2015 order to act against unauthorised structures. A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Anuja Prabhudessai has now given the Maharashtra government four months time to implement a cabinet decision to raise a special of police officers who will crack down on illegal structures.
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The Ministry of Women and Child Development to setup National Alliance against online Child sexual abuse and exploitation 16.1.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India is to form a National Alliance against Online
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RBI 'apprehensive' of cooperative banks' ability to report data to tax department 16.1.2017 ET: Policy
According to income tax officials, banks, cooperative banks and post offices have to furnish information to the department about cash deposits in individual accounts for the period of both pre- and post demonetisation.
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Demonetization: RTI reveals RBI didn't have coop banks' data before banning them from currency exchange 16.1.2017 DNA: Money
Among various rules, revisions, reversals and modifications stipulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) during the demonetization period, a major one was to impose a ban on exchange and deposit of old currencies at district cooperative banks across the country allegedly owing to reports of “large scale irregularities” committed by them in the exchange procedure.   On November 14, barely a week after the announcement of demonetization on November 8, the RBI had barred district cooperative banks from accepting or exchanging the old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. The abrupt decision led to distress and panic among millions of farmers and the rural population whose only access to formalised banking continues to be through these banks, which have network in the rural parts of the country. Now, it has emerged that the apex banking body did not have a single case or information related to “irregularities” against any district cooperative banks before stipulating such stringent measures on them. In a reply to an ...
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After months of testy ties, an easy week for government in Supreme Court 16.1.2017 TOI: India
The Modi government has claimed that it needed to iron out some bottlenecks to give more teeth to the law, but senior advocate Shanti Bhushan claimed that this was just a pretext to stall the Lokpal from being brought in.
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Dated 15th January, 2016 Adoption Regulations, 2017 to become operational from tomorrow 15.1.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Adoption Regulations to further strengthen the adoption programme in the country
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Tamil Nadu: Police warn of action against those defying Supreme Court ban on jallikattu 15.1.2017 DNA: Popular News
Amid protests against the ban on jallikattu, police on Sunday said action would be taken against those violating the Supreme Court order on the bull taming sport associated with Pongal festivities. "Around 2,000 police personnel are keeping a vigil across the district. We have taken steps to provide security in the area," Madurai District Superintendent of Police, Vijayendar S Bidari said. Sufficient police force has been deployed in the district to avoid any untoward incident, he said. Referring to 'Mattu Pongal', he said: "Last year also when there was a ban, people took bulls to offer puja. Compared to bulls taken for jallikattu without a rope, these bulls are tied to a rope to offer puja. But some miscreants released two or three such bulls today." The police personnel safely cleared the bulls that were released on the roads, he said. Bidari denied reports that jallikattu was conducted. Asked about people staging protests by holding black flags and placards condemning the PETA, he said, "We are ...
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may lower corporate tax in Budget 2017: Deloitte 15.1.2017 ET: Policy
Given the strict measures taken by the government in curbing black money, it may be the appropriate time to reduce the tax rate, Deloitte noted.
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Govt employees needn't file asset details under Lokpal for now 15.1.2017 TOI: India
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Rule amended on January 3: New Year GIFT for MNC law and audit firms 14.1.2017 ET: Consultancy / Audit
Many MNCs could set up base in India but they will only be able to advise on cross-border transactions or disputes. Some are also looking to quickly take advantage of this and set up base in GIFT.
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RBI may cut repo rate by 25 basis points in February: HSBC report 13.1.2017 ET: Policy
The November Index of Industrial Production (IIP) rose to 13-month high of 5.7 per cent compared to the contraction of 1.9 per cent in October.
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