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Petrol pump strike for Friday called off 12.10.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The nation-wide petrol-pump strike has been called off after Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) were able to arm-twist their way by threatening dealership termination of association leaders and arrest of other fuel outlet owners, apart from inspection visits and show-cause notices to various outlets. A day's strike was planned for Friday, followed by indefinite closure from October 27, if talks failed. Ever since the strike-call was issued, OMCs have utilised multiple measures to pressurise pump dealers. During this week, inspectors visited several outlets to check payment of staff wages. "We all got show cause notices for no fault of ours," said a Mumbai-based dealer. "We have been giving salaries as per the Labour Act, but the OMCs want us to pay as per their own notified wages." Pan India, there are around 56,000 dealers divided into three associations — The Federation of All India Petroleum Traders (FAIPT), The All India Petroleum Dealers Association (AIPDA) and Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers ...
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Insolvency board drafts rules for repayment plan 12.10.2017 ET: Policy
Draft regulations specify excluded assets, such as unencumbered personal ornaments or house in use by the individual, will not be transferred or sold.
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Fabio Fognini gets suspended for two grand slam ban for US Open outburst 11.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Italy's Fabio Fognini was provisionally suspended for two grand slam tournaments and fined $96,000 for his outburst at this year's US Open, the Grand Slam Board said on Wednesday. Fognini directed vulgar language towards Swedish chair umpire Louise Engzell during his first-round loss to compatriot Stefano Travaglia and was subsequently disqualified from the tournament in which he was also playing men's doubles.A statement from the Grand Slam Board, an independent body responsible for the establishment and enforcement of the grand slam rules, said it had found Fognini guilty of "Aggravated Behaviour and Conduct Contrary to the Integrity of the Game". One of the two grand slam tournaments the 30-year-old faces a ban from must be the US Open, although the sanction will only be imposed if he is found guilty of another Grand Slam Major Offence during the next two years. The fine will also be halved if the hot-headed Fognini, who was fined $24,000 at Flushing Meadows for his antics, stays out of trouble over ...
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Former Bihar CM Rabri Devi skips ED summons 11.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
 Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi today skipped her scheduled appearance before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with its money laundering probe in the railway hotels allotment corruption case, officials said. The central probe agency, they said, has now asked her to appear on October 16. Rabri Devi, the wife of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, has earlier twice skipped the ED summonses in this case. It was not immediately clear if she furnished any reason for her absence today. The ED had yesterday questioned her son and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav for about nine hours in connection with this case. The CBI has also recently recorded the statement of Tejashwi Yadav and Lalu Prasad in this case. The ED had registered a criminal case against the Lalu Prasad family members and others under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) sometime back. It had earlier questioned a few people in this case including the wife of former UPA minister P C Gupta. The agency ...
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Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar chairs the Meeting of Industrial Tripartite Committee on Plantation Industry on proposed amendment in Plantation Labour Act, 1951 11.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Second Tripartite meeting to discuss the Plantations Labour (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was held at Ooty, Tamilnadu on 11.10.2017.
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Petro delears face ECA if supply disrupted: OMCs 11.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
The strike call by petroleum dealers is headed for a showdown with the oil marketing companies on Tuesday threatening that Essential Commodity Act (ECA) will apply in case of disruption of services due to the strike. They said that help of police will be sought in case there are law and order problems. The OMCs alleged the dealer federations started have been raising the pitch for strike mainly after the OMCs amended the Marketing Discipline Guidelines (MDG) on October 2, which gives them a powers to impose a penalty of up to Rs 2 lakh and suspension of dealership in the event dealers are found indulging in deliberate malpractices with respect to machinery, and thereby cheating the end consumers. Balwinder Singh Canth, director (marketing), Indian Oil, during a media interaction with his counterparts from other government two OMCs said, "OMCs have zero tolerance policy towards customer cheating and it will impact only those dealers who indulge in such malpractices". Federation of All India Petroleum ...
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IBBI invites public comments on (i) Draft Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Insolvency Resolution Process for Individuals and Firms) Rules, 2017, and (ii) Draft Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Individuals and Firms) Regulations, 2017 by 31st October, 2017. 10.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India had constituted a Working Group to recommend the strategy and approach for implementation of the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 dealing
Modi government had already put Nobel winner's idea into practice 10.10.2017 ET: Indicators
The idea struck NITI Aayog when several ministries approached it with problems related to implementation of key schemes in the government's priority areas.
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PIL seeks ban on tobacco sale outside schools 10.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Delhi High Court (HC) on Monday sought the response of the Centre and the city government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), seeking to enforce a complete ban on sale of tobacco and cigarettes near educational institutions in the national Capital. A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also issued notice to the governments' Education Department and all the civic bodies, directing them to file their status reports on the allegations raised in the PIL. The Bench stated, "It is a really important issue." It directed the authorities to place their stand before it by the next date of hearing, January 30 next year. NGO Doctors For You had moved the court, alleging that despite a ban on sale of tobacco products near educational institutions, one can easily find a number of shops selling such products near schools in the city, in violation of the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003. As per Section 6 of the COTPA, sale of cigarettes and other tobacco ...
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Visa digitises major government service payments in Andhra Pradesh, to make Vizag a less-cash city 9.10.2017 ET: Banking
The big push towards digital payment of citizen-services is part of the vision of ‘Vizag less–cash city’ initiative underway between Visa and the state government.
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First ever Conference of Partner NGOs of WCD Ministry held in New Delhi today 9.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The first ever conference of Partner NGOs of WCD Ministry was held in New Delhi today. The Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated the conference titled “Implementation of Policies, Schemes and Programmes for Women and Children: Challenges and Way Forward”. More than 130 participants from various NGOs across the country attended today’s conference aimed at sensitizing them about the various schemes of WCD Ministry and to give them an opportunity to share their experiences and insights.
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Govt to tighten rules for sports grants 9.10.2017 DNA: Top News
The state government is looking to strictly enforce the award of grants to sportspersons, including revoking them if athletes do not perform as expected. To that end, the Maharashtra government has formed a five-member panel headed by the state's director of sports to look into the grants system. The committee's terms of reference include recommending names for training and grants, a quarterly review of the selected sportspersons, and reconsidering the decision to continue grants if their performance is below par. If the committee finds that a grant has been misused, it will ask the sportsperson to return the amount with interest. The committee will also identify deserving sportspersons for events such as the Olympics, Asian Games, World Championships, and Commonwealth Games, The committee's members include Arjuna award winner Tejaswini Sawant, ace badminton player Pradip Gandhe, the Joint Sports Director, and the current Deputy Sports Director (Headquarters) will be its member secretary. An officer from ...
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Info to be given in local language: Maha Govt 9.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
The state government, in a reply to the state information commission, has reiterated that the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) circular, that recommends putting up of information under section 4, does so only in the local language. The government said that such a thing is being done in any case. Section 4 looks after the suo motu disclosure of information by public authorities. The clarification came after the commission had asked the government to inform them on their policy as per the DoPT circular. The DoPT is the nodal agency looking after the implementation of the RTI Act. Mahendra Dharod, an RTI applicant, had asked for the government's policy on putting up information in English. The reply given by additional chief secretary states that as per DoPT circular, the information has to be provided in the local language, which is Marathi, and is being provided in any case. During the hearing, the PIO stated that the government is yet forming a policy on the languages in which information has ...
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Centre to focus on Aadhaar implementation, other key progs in UTs 9.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
Shifting the focus to Union Territories (UTs) for the implementation of the Aadhaar programme and the direct benefit transfer, the cabinet secretariat has sought a detailed report from them on benefits and savings accrued to them for using Aadhaar. Acting on it, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a separate communication, asked the UTs — which the Centre feels can become torch bearers of the national development agenda — to furnish the report at the earliest. The move followed a meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June on Aadhaar and DBT, where it was decided that the MHA will focus on UTs to ensure the implementation of the points discussed. This includes encouraging states to pass specific laws for authorising the use of Aadhaar for its welfare schemes and services, developing mechanisms for the use of Aadhaar for criminal investigation and prisoner management, and putting a framework for exchange of data between ministries, and 100 per cent Aadhaar seeding in selected services and ...
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New limit for reporting gold transactions soon: Government 8.10.2017 ET: Policy
The government had on Friday reversed its August order of bringing gems and jewellery dealers under the purview of the reporting requirement of PMLA.
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BMC warns societies, firms of legal action over garbage 8.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is taking rapid and strict steps to implement compulsory waste segregation and composting for bulk generators- residential societies and commercial establishments. Apart from issuing revised notices, the Assistant Municipal Commissioners (ward officers) were also directed by the civic chief, Ajoy Mehta, on Saturday to register complaints with the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) if bulk generators failed to comply with the rules. Additionally, ward officers will also serve a final notice for waste segregation under the Municipal Solid Waste rules 2016 and if not implemented, the ward can fine an individual with Rs 100 per day and a bulk generator with Rs 500 per day. The fine will be levied for not delivering segregated waste through the bins provided specifically for dry and wet waste. Meanwhile, all 24 ward officers will personally visit bulk generators- societies and commercial establishments-- to ascertain why they were unable to meet the ...
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Govt lost in chaos of its own making: Congress 8.10.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The main Opposition party, Congress, on Saturday dismissed the sops announced at the end of GST Council meeting on Friday as "inadequate" and accused the Central government of lacking any plan to address the structural issues in the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime through fair and transparent consultations.A day after the Narendra Modi-led government made sweeping changes to GST to provide relief to small and medium businesses and exporters, Congress communications in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala said GST, which should have been a "good and simple tax" has instead become a "grossly scary tax". Surjewala said that the Indian GST rate was the highest in the world and the 'one nation, one tax' has become 'one nation, seven taxes' and more. He also pointed out that the government forgot to give relief to two biggest employment generating sectors — agriculture and textiles. "This mammoth opportunity is being lost due to sheer incompetence of a panic-stricken Modi government, driven ...
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GST still has some way to go before it becomes a genuinely uncomplicated tax 8.10.2017 ET: Policy
Industry has been largely supportive of GST and, with a notable exception of textile sector, there was little or no resistance across the country.
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DIPP notifies guidelines for the excise free zone scheme for eligible manufacturing units in J&K, Uttarakhand, HP 7.10.2017 ET: Policy
Budgetary support of Rs. 27,413 crore for the scheme has been approved for a ten year period starting from the date of GST implementation July 1, 2017 to March 31, 2027.
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Haj Committee presents report on New Haj policy 2018-22 to Shri Mukhrar Abbas Naqvi 7.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India had constituted a Committee to review the existing Haj Policy of the Government for 2013-17 and to suggest framework for new Haj policy 2018-22.
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