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CM puts off tweaking Factories Act as Centre has plans to amend it 26.3.2015 TOI: Cities
CM puts off tweaking Factories Act as Centre has plans to amend it
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High Court notices to govt, Director Jai Prakash Power Ventures 26.3.2015 ET: Power
High Court issued notices to state government and Managing Director Jai Prakash Power Ventures Limited on petition filed by Jay Pee Workers' Union.
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NGT directs Haryana to stop extraction of forest trees by private agencies 26.3.2015 TOI: Cities
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the forest department Haryana to ensure that the work for felling dead and dry trees in forest areas in the state is to be executed by the state government or its department, not by any private ...
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Women allowed to work in night shift in shops in Punjab 26.3.2015 DNA: Wide Angle
Giving more employment opportunities to women, Punjab government has allowed women to work in night shift in shops and commercial establishments in the state. Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in this regard was passed by Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday. With the passage of the Bill, women in the state can now work during night shifts in shops and commercial establishments, though strict conditions will be enforced to ensure their safety during night, an official of Punjab Labour Department said on Thursday.  This move is expected to benefit Information Technology sector which operates call centres, shopping malls, multiplexes and other such establishments which work during night hours, official said. Notably, Punjab had already allowed women to work in factories during night shift. The timing of night shift is 8 pm till 6 am. Barring few establishments including health, there was a complete ban on employment of women during night shift in shops and commercial ...
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Llyod's hopes to start operation in India in next one year 26.3.2015 ET: Insurance
Encouraged by government's decision to push insurance sector reforms, UK-based re-insurance giant Llyod's said it expects to start operations in India.
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5,708 mining activities going on in Rajasthan without govt nod: CAG 26.3.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Illegal mining has emerged as one of the biggest fountainheads of loss of revenue in the state with the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report being tabled in the assembly on Wednesday ...
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Parliament nod on bill to convert 101 rivers into National Waterways this session: Nitin Gadkari 26.3.2015 ET: Infrastructure
Major projects are underway for all existing five Waterways and within six months it will "revolutionise" water transport in the country, Gadkari said.
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Australian insurer IAG to raise stake in SBI General to 49% 26.3.2015 ET: Finance / Insurance
Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has decided to increase its stake in SBI's general insurance arm from 26 per cent to 49 per cent.
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Anna Hazare wants 'open debate' with PM Modi on Land Bill 26.3.2015 DNA: Urban Tales
Social activist Anna Hazare, currently campaigning against the NDA government's amended Land Acquisition Bill, today asked for an "open debate" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the controversial clauses of the proposed law. In response to a query about Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's willingness to debate the Bill with those opposed to it, Hazare said, "Gadkari's homework is weak. We are ready to have an open debate with the Prime Minister on camera to discuss the issue threadbare." "Let the people watch this debate and see the facts for themselves," he told reporters at his native Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district. Gadkari had earlier said that the government was willing to debate all aspects of the Bill, which is awaiting clearance in the Rajya Sabha.A united and aggressive opposition, led by the Congress, is blocking the Bill's passage in Rajya Sabha and had submitted a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee last week, terming the Land Bill as "anti-farmer." Gadkari, ...
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Tax relief for kidney ailment medicines 26.3.2015 TOI: Mumbai
Tax relief for kidney ailment medicines
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Centre may bring another ordinance on land acquisition: Birender 26.3.2015 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Amid logjam over the land acquisition bill, Union minister of rural development Birender Singh on Wednesday indicated that Centre may re-promulgate ordinance as the previous order would lapse on April ...
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SBI to dilute stake in its general insurance venture to 49% 26.3.2015 TOI: India Business
State Bank of India (SBI) on Thursday said it will dilute its stake in its general insurance venture SBI General to 49 percent in favour of its foreign partner, with the enactment of insurance legislation.
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Vadra, others made big profits from land licences: CAG 26.3.2015 TOI: Cities
Five companies, including Robert Vadra's Skylight Hospitality bought licences to build colonies from the Haryana government for Rs 52.26 ...
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Amendment to Exchange Rates of Foreign Currency Notification No. 32/2015 - Customs (N.T.) Dated 19th March, 2015 26.3.2015 Govt of india: PIB
In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Board of Excise & Customs hereby makes the following further amendments in the Notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 32/2015-CUSTOMS (N.T.) dated the 19th March, 2015 published in the Gazette Of India, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-Section (ii), Extraordinary vide number S.O.802(E) dated, the 19th March, 2015, namely:-
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Congress dismisses reports of 'undue favours' to Robert Vadra 26.3.2015 DNA: India
 Congress on Wednesday dismissed reports that CAG has found the erstwhile Congress government of Haryana granting "undue favours" to Robert Vadra's company and said "there is no such finding of wrongdoing". "Instead of proceeding to hold the previous Congress Government in Haryana guilty based on half truth, innuendos and insinuations, we must examine the facts," party spokesman Randeep Surjewala said. Surjewala said the Accountant General of Haryana has neither indicted the previous Congress government nor Robert Vadra or Skylight Hospitality Private Limited for any violation of the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975 or any rules or policy. "There is no such finding of wrongdoing as is being sought to be alleged," he said. In its report for the year 2013-14, tabled in the Haryana Assembly today, the CAG has come down heavily on the Town and Country Planning Department. "....the department neither at the time of granting in-principle approval nor at the time of formal approval ...
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Arun Jaitley promises to hike public spending on infra to boost growth 26.3.2015 DNA: India
Seeking to push economic growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today promised to hike public spending on infrastructure, ease entry barriers for overseas investors and introduce GST Bill besides pitching for more interest rate cuts by the RBI. The government would also unveil more initiatives to promote ease of doing business while taking advantage of the 'historic opportunity' to push growth rate to double-digit level, he said. "I have mentioned about allocation of resources, resolution of disputes in government contract, bankruptcy law so that the exit itself becomes easier. "In the ease of doing business there are some initiatives that are in pipeline from entry point to time gap between the entry point and actual start of business, to the enabling environment, the exit and to a non-adversarial taxation regime," he said addressing investors at 'The Growth Net' meeting. Jaitley parried questions on giving a fixed five-year term to the RBI Governor saying that let others participate in the debate and he ...
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Govt hints it may repromulgate land ordinance 26.3.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
With the land acquisition bill ranged against a united opposition in Rajya Sabha where the NDA government lacks the numbers, two Union ministers on Wednesday hinted that its re-promulgation couldn’t be ruled out as the government is considering various options to salvage the ...
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Not ruling out joint sitting if all options on land bill fail: Venkaiah 26.3.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
With the first part of the Budget session over on March 20 without any breakthrough on the land acquisition Bill, parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said he won’t rule out a joint sitting of parliament after the Budget session is over in April to pass the contested ...
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Opposed Section 66A in Parliament: BJP 26.3.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
BJP on Wednesday rejected Congress’ charge as well as the suggestion in certain quarters that it did not protest against the addition of Section 66A by saying that it had consistently maintained that the provision was vulnerable to ...
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Expect more rate cuts in future: Jaitley 26.3.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said India backed the need for lower interest rates for more rapid economic growth and said he expects rate cuts in the future to cut down borrowing ...
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