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Supreme Court rejects Maharashtra govt's plea, FY admissions restart 14.7.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Admissions for first year of degree colleges will resume and the second merit list will be declared on Saturday, July 14, announced University of Mumbai (MU) on Friday. The decision to resume the admission process comes after the Supreme Court dismissed the Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by the Maharashtra State government and MU challenging Bombay High Court's decision to quash reservation for students from backward categories in minority institutions. MU has issued a revised schedule for the admission process, which was halted by the State after the first merit list was declared. The second merit list, which was scheduled for June 22 which will now be declared on July 14, and third and final merit list will be out on July 18. "This is a big relief to students," said Ashok Wadia, principal of Jai Hind College in Churchgate, adding, "We will start the admission process as soon as the university sends us the revised schedule." Meanwhile, various student wings have decided to meet leaders from ...
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Same MRP across theatres from August 1 14.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Consumers can heave a sigh of relief. From August 1, you will be able to buy all packed items at the same MRP inside malls, multiplexes and airports across the country. So, the cost of a 300 ml soft drink with an MRP of Rs 30 will be the same in your neighbourhood grocery store, supermarket, airport, multiplex and cinema halls from August 1. This will be possible as The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Amendment Rules, 2017 will come into effect from August 1. The rider is that one MRP will be applicable for packaged commodities items of the same brand and same quantity. The manufacturers and packers will have to do away with the policy of dual MRP for the same brand and quantity. Meanwhile, in a major relief for movie-goers, the state has allowed public to take food inside cinema halls, multiplexes and malls from August 1. Maharashtra, minister of state for Food and Civil Supplies Ravindra Chavan on Friday made it clear on the floor of the house that people would be allowed to carry eatables ...
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Karnataka puts hold all promotions till clarification from SC 13.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
 The Karnataka government today said it will put on hold all promotions until there is clarity from the Supreme Court, which is hearing a case related to consequential reservation in promotions. The case is scheduled to come up for hearing in the Apex Court on July 27. Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Krishna ByreGowda stated this while replying to an issue raised by BJP MLAP Rajeev over delay in implementing the 'Karnataka Extension of Consequential Seniority to Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation (to the post in the civil services of the state) Act, 2017.' President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the bill last month, which the state government subsequently notified. Raising the issue in the assembly, Rajeev sought to know from the government the reasons for the delay in implementation. "Despite being passed by both houses and the President signing it, the government is not implementing it. Why is the government delaying it when there is no stay on this?" he asked. Gowda ...
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Change in Tariff Value of Crude Palm Oil, RBD Palm Oil, Others – Palm Oil, Crude Palmolein, RBD Palmolein, Others – Palmolein, Crude Soyabean Oil, Brass Scrap (All Grades), Poppy Seeds, Areca Nuts, Gold and Silver Notified New Delhi, 13th July, 2018 13.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC), being satisfied that it is necessary and expedient so to do, hereby makes the following amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 36/2001-Customs (N.T.
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Higher work demand and Greater Timely Payment of wages in MGNREGA 13.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
An article by Dr. Jean Dreze, in Indian Express on July 13, 2018 highlights four issues pertaining to the implementation Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.   Fall in demand for work because of lower wage rate.
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Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi urges the States to ensure effective implementation of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005 13.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
To provide immediate protection and relief to women facing violence within families, Smt. Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, on Thursday wrote to all Chief Ministers to ensure that the provisions of the ‘Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005’ are effectively implemented.
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AMU must follow rules. This is not Pakistan: Scheduled Caste panel on university demanding minority status 13.7.2018 DNA: Popular News
Unless the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) submits documents to prove its minority status by August, it will be ordered by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes to implement the reservation policy, as required by all central universities, the Indian Express reported on Friday. Panel chairperson Ram Shankar Katheria, who is also a BJP MP from Agra confirmed the same. “This is not Pakistan, the university has to follow the rules,” he said. Katheria said that the HRD Ministry, UGC and the National Commission for Minorities have confirmed that the AMU does not enjoy minority status. In 2016, the central government approached the Supreme Court, stating the AMU is not a minority institution, and the matter is pending. The minority institution status of the AMU and Jamia Millia has been challenged in the Supreme Court and the BJP government at the Centre has opposed the tag. Katharia has, however, claimed that during his meeting with AMU authorities on July 3, the registrar and vice-chancellor were ...
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Vice President and President of ICWA appoints Director General of ICWA 12.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India and the President of ICWA, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has appointed Dr. T.C.A. Raghavan (IFS: 1982) as the Director General, ex officio Member-Secretary of the Council, ICWA. The decision was taken in the meetings of the Governing Body and Governing Council of the Indian Council of World Affairs held, here today.
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Examination for Confirmation of Enrollment of GST Practitioners 12.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) has been authorized to conduct an examination for confirmation of enrollment of Goods and Service Tax Practitioners (GSTP) in terms of sub-rule (3) of rule 83 of the Central Goods and Service Tax Rules, 2017, vide Notification No. 24/2018-Central Tax dated 28.5.
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Brexit campaigners seek to harden May's EU plan next week 12.7.2018 DNA: India
Several Brexit supporters in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party will seek to harden the government's plan on leaving the European Union by changing her customs legislation in parliament next week. Jacob Rees-Mogg, a leading Brexit campaigner and the chairman of a group of eurosceptic lawmakers, said he was tabling amendments to the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill, which will be debated and voted upon next week. Illustrating the divided nature of May's Conservative Party, rival pro-European lawmakers may also use the debate as a chance to further their push for even closer EU ties. But as the government finally announces its negotiating stance, which is widely seen as a less radical departure than businesses and pro-EU campaigners had feared, the focus will be on Brexit supporters. They have been angered by May's proposal to keep strong trade ties with the EU after Britain leaves in March next year, a departure that marks the biggest foreign and trading policy shift in almost half a ...
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Use of Aadhaar in Ayushman Bharat – Desirable and not “Must” 12.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Some newspapers have reported today that the use of Aadhaar Card will be a “must” to avail benefits under the Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission. This is factually incorrect. Notification of the Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission being issued by MoHFW under Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act, merely enables the implementation agencies to ask for the beneficiary Aadhaar Card to authenticate their identity.
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Lucknow: One arrested after woman gang-raped in city 12.7.2018 DNA: Mumbai
One person was arrested in connection with a gang-rape case of a woman in Lucknow on Wednesday night. The incident comes two days after the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of the three accused in the gang-rape and murder of a physiotherapy student on December 16, 2012. Since then, The national capital has witnessed a 31% rise in incidents of rape in the last five years even after various steps were taken to empower law enforcement agencies and security apparatus since the gruesome incident. Since the incident, the Ministry of Home Affairs has taken various measures to strengthen the Delhi Police. In the national capital, police reports to MHA. From launching Himmat mobile application to increasing women helpline numbers, the police held several public meetings across the 181 police stations in Delhi. However, rape incidents have not seen a decline in the national capital, forcing lawmakers and law enforcers to re-strategise. In 2016, the NCRB data revealed that in the year 2016, a total of 38,947 ...
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Bullet train: Gujarat government initiates land acquisition in 175 villages sans SIA 12.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Gujarat government has started the process of land acquisition for the bullet train project in 175 villages without social impact assessment (SIA). The government is now mulling out-of-court settlements with the farmers of 21 villages who have challenged the land acquisition process in the high court. The government has already issued the notification for the land acquisition. Revenue Minister Kaushik Patel said: "We are following the process as per the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Gujarat Amendment) Act, 2016. The notification for acquisition also has been issued under Article 11 of the said Act. We will strictly abide by the act, but we will also make sure that no injustice is meted out to the farmers for this project." It is noteworthy that the Gujarat government has done away with the procedure of SIA when the Center's Act of 2013 was amended. The project passes through eight districts – Ahmedabad, Kheda, Anand, Vadodara, ...
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Gujarat: Long wait for 2nd round compels RTE parents to be 'okay' with paying fees 12.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Disappointed with the state machinery over poor implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act and no clarity on the second round of admissions, parents have now started admitting their children by paying fees, out of the fear of losing out on a year. Admissions under the RTE Act have been in a limbo this year with 30,000 seats remaining vacant in the state and although a number of petitions have been filed in the High Court. While the second round of admissions was scheduled to begin from May 29, the same remains postponed till date, even as schools are set to complete a month of the new academic session. Yusufbhai Shaikh, a resident of Juhapura who works as a daily wage labourer, has tried to play safe. Disappointed with the wait for the second round of admissions, he has reserved a seat in NK Girls School near Jivraj Park for his daughter. "I had sent my daughter for KG to the same school. This year, when she turned 5 years, I filled RTE forms, but since schools have begun their session, I ...
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Shri Ram Vilas Paswan addresses the plenary session of the 3rd Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) convened by the UNCTAD in Geneva 11.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan led the Indian Delegation and delivered a speech at the opening/plenary session of the 3rd Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) convened by the UNCTAD.
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Plastic ban: AMC nets Rs 81 lakh in one month 11.7.2018 DNA: India
The civic body has collected Rs 81.35 lakh in fine from manufacturers for not following Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2016. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has also passed a resolution to take action in this regard in its health and solid waste committee and standing committee. On World Environment Day, the AMC joined United Nation's 'Beat the Plastic' programme. In a one-month-long drive, the city has witnessed a transformation with drastic plastic waste reduction. There is a blanket ban on the use of water pouches, plastic cups/glasses, and polythene bags. The Health Department is keeping a strict vigil in the city to make it plastic free. On a pilot basis, a reverse vending machine was placed in Kankaria Lakefront to recycle plastic bottles. In the first week of its installation, 5,000 bottles were collected. "The banned items cannot be seen anywhere in the city limits. Our strategy was to arrive at the root cause of the menace. We had sealed around 168 manufacturing units. ...
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Cryptocurrency scam: Maharashtra government sets up inquiry panel 11.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Close to the heels of spate of frauds of duping investors through ponzi schemes involving cryptocurrencies, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to conduct inquiry at centralised level by a panel headed by additional director general of Economic Offence (EO) Prabhat Kumar. The panel will be entitled to coordinate with central agencies including Enforcement Directorate (ED) for probe in such scams. Minister of state for home Deepak Kesarkar told DNA, "Already such cases were reported in Thane, Pune, Nanded and Kolhapur where members of public have been allegedly cheated through cryptocurrency. The local police have registered cases. However, the panel will be empowered to inquire into such scams expeditiously. Prabhat Kumar will be authorised to include experts from finance, banking sectors and also representatives of district collectors." He informed that the police have registered cases against the accused under various Indian Penal Code sections for cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy, ...
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Govt plans audit of CSR projects 11.7.2018 DNA: Top News
The government has decided to overhaul the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) framework, and conduct audit of the welfare projects implemented by corporates under their CSR programme. "A high level committee will be set up to suggest ways to improve CSR ecosystem as well as compliance of the law," a senior official told DNA Money. "The committee and its terms and reference are likely to be announced in a month. It will be headed by an eminent person and will have domain and technology experts as well NGO representative as members. The tenure of the committee is likely to be three months," the official said. Around Rs 15,000-20,000 crore should be generated as the companies set aside 2% of profits for social projects every year. All the firms having net worth of Rs 500 crore or more, or turnover of Rs 1,000 crore or more, or a net profit of Rs five crore or more have to spend 2% of their profit on CSR, as per the provisions of Section 135 of the Companies Act. Earlier, after the CSR law was implemented ...
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Banks' 'symbolic possession' of defaulter properties leading to huge write-offs 11.7.2018 DNA: Top News
You will not find word "symbolic possession" in the Indian law, but this self-invented term is causing huge losses to public sector banks. It is a tool rampantly used to push away prospective buyers of defaulters' properties and helping the defaulter get the same property for a lower price. When borrowers fail to repay the loan, after a 90 days' notice period, banks declare the loan as a non-performing asset. They then take possession of properties offered as a collateral for auction under the Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest, or Sarfaesi Act, 2002. To secure their loans, banks take mortgaged property from borrowers with clear and marketable title to recover their money in case of defaults. Under the provisions of Sarfaesi Act, 2002, banks may take over the physical possession of the assets and sell them to recover their dues. But in practice, the banks take only 'symbolic possession' in most of the cases, and advertise the assets for sale. The ...
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Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Haryana Top Rankers in Ease of Doing Business 10.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Secretary DIPP announcing Ease of Doing Business Ranking of States Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, released the final rankings of States in Ease of Doing Business in New Delhi today.
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