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Not imposing Hindi but promoting it: Centre 24.4.2017 TOI: India
"It is totally false and mischievous to allege that an Ordinance was passed in this regard (making use of Hindi mandatory for MPs and Union ministers)," Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said.
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Need law in national interest to prevent custodial torture: SC 24.4.2017 TOI: India
A petitioner had told the apex court that despite being a signatory to the United Nations' Convention Against Torture, 1997, India has not ratified the convention so far since ratification requires an enabling legislation to reflect the definition and punishment for 'torture'.
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Bihar adopts GST; CM Nitish Kumar calls it 'a historic moment' 24.4.2017 TOI: India
Bihar became the second state after Telangana to ratify GST which needs nod of the states after its clearance in Parliament. Chief minister Nitish Kumar speaking in the state Legislative Council described the passing of GST by all the parties together as "a historic moment."
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After independence, this is the first government, which is not only focusing on the economic development of farmers along with the agricultural development but also taking concrete steps at grass root level for the development of farmers: Shri Radha Mohan Singh 24.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that after independence, this is the first government, which is not only focusing on the economic development of farmers along with the agricultural development but also taking concrete steps at grass root level for the development of farmers. Shri Singh was speaking at a meeting organised for Agri-Marketing Ministers of the states.
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Statement of Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for I&B - Allegations of imposition of Hindi completely false 24.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
“I was pained to read in a section of the press today news reports wherein DMK leader Shri M.K. Stalin has been quoted alleging imposition of Hindi by the Central Government.
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Significant Achievements of NITI Aayog over the last three years. 24.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
I. Vision Document, Strategy & Action Agenda beyond 12th Five Year Plan: Replacing the Five Year
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Bihar legislative assembly unanimously passes GST bill 24.4.2017 DNA: Top News
The Bihar Legislative Assembly on Monday unanimously adopted the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill along with the Bihar taxation (Amendment) Bill. With the ruling JD(U), RJD, Congress and even opposition BJP and its NDA partners in support of GST, the House adopted the related Bills to pave way for roll out of GST through voice vote. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was present in the House when Commercial Tax minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav moved the Bihar Goods and Service Bill, 2017 and the Bihar Taxation (Amendment) bill, 2017. The two bills would be taken up in the state Legislative Council in post-lunch session. The Bihar edition of GST related bills are taken up subsequent to approval to the legislation by Parliament earlier this month. States are needed to ratify the GST linked legislations, and in view of this a one-day session of Bihar Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council has been called today. Both the Houses were prorogued on March 31 last keeping in view the need for ratification of the ...
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States, Centre should work as 'Team India' for speedy GST rollout: PM Modi 23.4.2017 TOI: India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon states to work with the Union government as "Team India" to ensure expeditious rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the forthcoming months.
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HC cracks down on cops for use of loudspeakers at Mahim fete 22.4.2017 DNA: Top News
Observing that it was a gross breach of the court's judgments, and was a fit case for taking action against police officers concerned with ensuring implementation of noise pollution rules, the Bombay High Court on Friday issued a show-cause notice to Assistant Commissioner of Police (Mahim division) Shivlan Dhovale and senior police inspector of Mahim, Milind Idekar, for contempt of court, and allowing use of loudspeakers within the police station premises during the Mahim fair held last year. A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice AK Menon also directed the state to inform it by month-end what action it plans to take against the officers for violating noise pollution rules. Coming down heavily on the argument by the government pleader that permission was granted for use of loudspeakers, and that the procession which starts from Mahim police station has been going on since 1923, the bench said " Does it give you (police) the right to violate the rules. Even when the area is demarcated as a ...
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GST to boost GDP by 4.2% or Rs 6.5 lakh crore: Fed Paper 22.4.2017 ET: Indicators
The research note says that the potential gains to GDP — one of the most bullish growth estimates on the reform measure to date — will be underpinned by a surge in manufacturing output.
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Major steps taken by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries (DAHDF) to discourage the Adulteration of Milk and Milk products in coming summer season, 2017 21.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Adulteration in Milk is harmful to health even while it is an unfair trade practices. Further, it is a market fraud and affects the honest efforts of the milk producers. Government of India has enacted Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act -2006 in August 2006 to consolidate the laws relating to food and to establish the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture,
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Lawyers plan nationwide stir against Advocates Bill 21.4.2017 TOI: India
Upset over Law Commission's suggestions about action against striking lawyers and entry of foreign cos, Bar Council asks lawyers to burn copies of panel's recommendations.
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BCI threatens strike against panel proposals 21.4.2017 TOI: India
BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra alleged that by proposing amendments to the Advocate's Act which will make lawyers liable in case they go on strike, Justice Chauhan was “thrusting his personal views on the nation“ and warned of more agitations in future.
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Adarsh society case: Maharashtra govt says sanction to prosecute former chief minister justified 20.4.2017 TOI: India
The BJP government said that the step was neither politically motivated nor illegal, but “passed after proper application of mind.’’. Chavan belongs to the Congress party and had earlier said that his implication was politically motivated.
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Adarsh scam: Government defends order to prosecute Ashok Chavan 20.4.2017 TOI: Cities
Chavan has also prima facie been found "to be tainted with criminality" by a two-member judicial commission set up by the government, said the affidavit.
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Government of India to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2017-18 – Series I 20.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2017-18 – Series I. Applications for the bond will be accepted from April 24, 2017 to April 28, 2017. The Bonds will be issued on May 12, 2017.
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Government opts for transparency, retains subsidiary limit 20.4.2017 ET: Policy
While the government had inserted the clause in the wake of the Satyam scam, the corporate sector has been pitching hard to have the condition re moved, arguing that it was impacting flexibility in their operations.
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No more ‘lal battis’: Every Indian is a VIP, declares PM Modi 20.4.2017 TOI: Home
PM Narendra Modi informed the Cabinet of the decision on Wednesday after PMO held a detailed meeting last week on options including doing way with the beacon culture submitted by road transport minister Nitin Gadkari after consultation with three other senior Cabinet ministers.
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New code will ensure docs prescribe generics 20.4.2017 TOI: Home
Moving to give teeth to PM Narendra Modi’s announcement that doctors will need to prescribe generic drugs rather than more expensive branded ones, the government will come out with a mandatory code on marketing practices to ensure doctors and pharmacists follow the rule.
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Central Government amends Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme through a Notification. 19.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (c) of Section 199B of the Finance Act, 2016 (28 of 2016), the Central Government has amended through a Notification the conditions specified in clause
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