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Government holds All Party Meet ahead of Winter Session of Parliament beginning tomorrow 14.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Addressing floor leaders of parties in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha here today, ahead of Winter Session of Parliament beginning tomorrow,
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Government Panel invites suggestions/comments from stakeholders about the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and the Rules and Regulations notified there under 14.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
In the First Meeting of the Insolvency Law Committee, held on 08th December, 2017, under the Chairmanship of the Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Shri Injeti Sriniwas, it was decided to invite suggestions/comments from stakeholders about the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and the Rules and Regulations notified thereunder.
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Cheers & jeers 14.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Congress’s eccentric ‘inventions’ to attack Raje government for its alleged failures in past four years continue to be revealed without any break. A day after Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president, Sachin Pilot revealed a ‘digital bill board’ showing countdown of the ruling party in power, the Leader of Opposition, Rameshwar Dudi on Wednesday appeared with a ‘black box’.  The black box (an electronic recording device placed in aircrafts) when recovered post accident of a plane,  ascertains the technical cause of the mishap and accordingly a factual report is drafted. Implying the same concept metaphorically,  Dudi brought a box in which 52 cards were written with the causes (read scams, failures, issues and broken promises” which,  according to him, detail Raje’s government crashing.  “The CM in Suraj Sankalp Patra had made 611 poll promises, of them, even 40 percent were not fulfilled. I have 52 questions in the ‘black box’, which is a bundle of promises which have not worked out till date. I ...
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Govt to tackle pvt school fee hike 14.12.2017 DNA: Money
Taking a strict stand against fee hike in private schools, which have been citing the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission as the reason, the Delhi government has called a meeting of all MLAs and Education Department officials. The government has also notified Fee Anomaly Committees, in pursuant to the recommendations of the Justice Duggal Committee, constituted by the Delhi High Court. With the notification of these committees, any parent or guardian of a student of any recognised, unaided school, individually or jointly aggrieved by the amount of fees or any other charge being levied by the school, may register a complaint with these committees. The complaint can be registered with the committee of respective districts in the prescribed proforma, along with a processing fee of Rs 100. Following several complaints from parents CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia met at the Delhi Secretariat on Wednesday to discuss the matter. “The CM and his deputy discussed the issue and a meeting ...
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Winter Session to mull over 25 bills 14.12.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The government and Opposition are warming up to face each other in Parliament Winter Session to be held from December 15, a day after the end of Gujarat polls. While Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar has called a meeting of the leaders of various parties on Thursday evening, Rajya Sabha Opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has also convened a meeting of Opposition leaders to evolve a joint strategy. With 14 sittings, a heavy agenda awaits the session — there are 25 bills to be tabled for discussion. 14 bills are scheduled to be introduced, one is listed for withdrawal. To ensure a smooth session, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has also convened a meeting of party leaders in the Lok Sabha. The first actual working day of the Winter Session will be Monday as the Houses will adjourn on Friday as a mark of respect to the members who died since monsoon session. The working day coinciding with Gujarat and Himachal poll results is expected to be heated as the ruling BJP and the Congress-led ...
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Maharashtra to legalise all slums built till 2017 14.12.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to extend the cut-off year to regularise 3.5 lakh unauthorised slums in the city to 2017 from 2011. According to senior government officials, the proposal for this was already approved by the cabinet last Sunday. "The proposal will now be tabled and approved at the ongoing state Assembly session in Nagpur. This move of regularising 3.5 lakh slums will benefit a total 18 lakh slums dwellers," says BJP MLA Ashish Shelar. Meanwhile, state minister for Housing Ravindra Waikar feels BJP is in hurry to take the credit for the move. "We are not happy with BJP's decision to leak this proposal to the media," he said. "We have been working on it jointly for a long time. We are still preparing rules and regulations, and we have to also see that this move does not encourage people to create new slums. We should have surveyed the slums, then taken a phase-wise decision. We will take this up with the higher authorities." Waikar pointed out that in 2003, the government had ...
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Will leave Modi govt with no choice but to pass Women's Reservation Bill: Rahul Gandhi 13.12.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi said today that the party would leave the Centre with no choice but to ensure the passage of a Bill which provides for 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies, and hinted at major changes within the party organisation in favour of them. Addressing the All India Mahila Congress-organised "I am Courage" event, he said that the Congress would build pressure on the ruling party for an early passage of the Women's Reservation Bill or the Constitution (108th Amendment) Bill in Parliament. Gandhi, who will formally take over as the Congress president later this week, said as the party "don't have a woman president anymore, we have to compensate for that". He said that the party had exerted pressure on the government for bringing pro-people changes in the Goods and Services Tax, which he had earlier described as 'Gabbar Singh Tax'. "The same way we will give a clear message to the government that it will have to bring women reservation. The ...
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Kejriwal govt to act tough against Delhi schools hiking fees 13.12.2017 DNA: Top News
The Delhi government has toughened its stand against private schools hiking fees citing implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission and called a meeting of all the MLAs and education department officials. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met at the Delhi Secretariat today following complaints from parents that schools have increased their fees and are asking for arrears. "The chief minister and his deputy discussed the issue and a meeting of all the MLAs and education department officials has been called tomorrow," a senior govt official said. "The MLAs will get data regarding complaints against private schools in their area which have increased the fees," the official added. The Directorate of Education (DoE) had also written to schools recently asking them to refrain from any "unjustified" hike in school fees in the name of implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations. Article ...
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Extension of deadline till 31.3.18 for submission of Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number or Form 60 by client to the reporting entity 13.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
After considering various representations received and inputs received from Banks, it has been decided to notify 31st March, 2018 or six months from the date of commencement of account based relationship by the client, whichever is later, as the date of submission of the Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number or Form 60 by the clients to the reporting entity.
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Ministry of Railways introduces Online Bill tracking system for Vendors & Contractors 13.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
In a significant move to enhance transparency in the processing and settlement of bills, Indian Railways have introduced a bill tracking system for contractors/vendors of Indian Railways to track status of their bills
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Achievements and Initiatives of the Department of Sports during 2017 13.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Sports Minister laid the Foundation Stone at Gandhinagar, Gujarat for the first ever training center dedicated for Para Athletes on 5th February, 2017. The center is proposed at an estimated cost of over Rs. 50 crores.
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Ahead of election year, cabinet takes bold steps 13.12.2017 DNA: Top News
A cabinet meeting headed by chief minister Vasundhara Raje has decided to amend the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (prohibition of slaughter and regulation of temporary migration or export) act 1995 to allow export of bull calves of the age of 2 years or above for breeding and purposes related to agriculture to the states where slaughtering is banned. The highest panel also changed the name of pensions scheme meant for prisoners arrested under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) and Defence of India Rules (DIR) into Rajasthan Loktantra Senani Samman Nidhi.     Parliamentary affairs minister Rajendra Rathore, briefing the media of decisions taken in the meeting said that amendment bill in the Bovine Act 2017 will be forwarded to the President of India for consent before tabling in the assembly. “Under the amendment sections, the bull calves of 2 years or above age will be allowed to be exported into the states which have act for prohibiting cow slaughtering. The buyer will have to produce an affidavit ...
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Nitish Kumar faces flak on Sameeksha Yatra Day 1 13.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar started his 'Vikas Karyon ki Sameeksha Yatra' on Tuesday to take feedback from the masses about implementation of developmental works and social awareness campaigns run by the state government. His Sameeksha Yatra commenced from West Champaran's Patilar village, the same village from where he commenced his 'Vikas Yatra' in 2009. "The purpose of the yatra is to take stock of the progress on the ground. The government runs on the feedback of the people," said Nitish, who has undertaken almost 10 yatras in the last 12 years. The CM, however, had to face protests by the people on Day 1 itself. Sugarcane farmers in Bagaha police district raised slogans to draw the CM's attention to their condition. The CM said a proper platform would be given to them to put forth their grievances. In the same district, a section of women also protested against exclusive progress of certain villages. They alleged that the officials only worked for development of those areas where the CM's ...
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Supreme Court to refer to constitutional bench pleas against allowing Jallikattu 12.12.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Supreme Court today said it would refer to a five-judge constitution bench a batch of pleas challenging Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra laws allowing bull-taming sport 'Jallikattu' and bullock cart races. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice R F Nariman, while reserving its order, said the larger bench would decide whether states have the "legislative competence" to make such laws on grounds, including that 'Jallikattu' and bullock cart racing fell under the cultural rights enshrined under Article 29(1) and can be protected constitutionally. Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have amended the central law, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and allowed Jallikattu and bullock cart racing respectively in their states. The state laws have been challenged in the apex court. The apex court also said that it would hear separately the pleas challenging the Karnataka Ordinance allowing Kambala (buffalo races) in the state and issued notice on the petitions filed by parties including PETA and fixed ...
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Wrong perceptions about Parliament’s functioning not good; It works 24 X 7, asserts Vice- President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu 11.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Vice-President of India and Chairman, Rajya Sabha Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today suggested a 10 point charter to ensure effective functioning of legislatures in the country, so that peoples respect for the democratic institution can be sustained.
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Dri Strikes Against Black Money - Recovers about Rs.50 Crores of Demonetized Currency 10.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), a pioneer Intelligence Agency of the Government of India, zeroed in on an office premises at Bharuch in Gujarat State and recovered about Rs. 48.91 crores of demonetised currency in Rs. 500 and Rs.1,000 denomination currency notes.
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The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) notifies Regulations for handling of Grievances and Complaints. 10.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has notified the IBBI (Grievance and Complaint Handling Procedure) Regulations, 2017 in the Gazette of India on 7th December, 2017.
Gen VK Singh says he came into politics by accident 10.12.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Minister of State of External Affairs Gen VK Singh on Saturday said that he got into politics by accident. While speaking at a convocation ceremony at the IIS University, he said: “I got into politics by accident. It was never planned,. When I retired, I decided that I’ll work for the society. I started interacting with the youth while working with a farming company because I firmly believe that it is the youth who are going to change the nation. In this process, a wild thought came that I must bring back Anna Hazare to the same pedestal that he was in 2012. I launched a small organisation called Jantantra Morcha and requested Anna Hazare to become its patron. After 4-5 months everyone was tired. We took a break and that is the time he decided he will launch agitation,” Gen Singh said. “Once Lokpal bill was cleared, I told him that I had to move. However, I had got into trouble because during my campaign I had been talking about the need to induct fresh blood in the political system, and the only ...
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Gujarat Elections 2017: Constitutionally and financially 'impossible' to implement Congress manifesto, says Arun Jaitley 9.12.2017 DNA: Top News
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today termed the Congress party's Gujarat poll manifesto as 'constitutionally and financially impossible' and said the promises like quota to Patidar and farm loan waiver can never be fulfilled. On the day Gujarat went in for the first phase of polling, Jaitley said, "Having no model of development, the Congress party's manifesto is one of fiscal impossibility. The total revenue earned by the state is about Rs 90,000 crore per annum. The Congress promises a tax waiver of Rs 20,000 crore." This will bring down the effective revenue income of the state to Rs 70,000 crore, he said in a long Facebook post. "To this may be added the Central devolution and the borrowings which under the FRBM Act have a three per cent cap. All these constitute the committed liabilities of salaries, pensions, social and developmental expenditure. There is no surplus money left after this committed expenditure," he said. He further said, the Congress manifesto promises an additional bonanza of Rs ...
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Centre may amend act to give seat to judiciary 9.12.2017 DNA: Top News
The Centre on Friday submitted that it might look into the possibility of amending the Finance Act to include a nominee for the Chief Justice of India on the selection and disciplinary committee for administrative members in the tribunals. According to the provisions of the Finance Act, 2017 that was passed earlier this year, the judiciary will no longer play a role in the selection of chairpersons on tribunals that are largely made up of retired judges from the higher judiciary. The act, which the Lok Sabha passed as a money bill, scrapped eight of the 19 tribunals and merged the rest with existing ones. Attorney General KK Venugopal made this submission when the Supreme Court expressed its concern over the rising vacancies in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC). Venugopal added that the Centre was also willing to look into suggestions made by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on fixing the tenure of judicial members of a tribunal ...
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