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Number of tax slabs should reduce over time, says GST Council official

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The number of tax slabs should be reduced to one to two over a period of time, a top Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council official said on Monday. Over a period of time, our aim should be to reduce the number of tax slabs to 1-2, Arun Goyal, Additional Secretary, GST Council said here at a lecture at India International Centre. The GST currently has 5 per...

5 days ago
Common people to soon get anti-trauma medicines that save soldiers

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) To ensure immediate and effective medication to soldiers and the public in the event of terror attacks and accidents, the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed medicines such as a wound-healing gel and freeze-resistant saline water that are extremely helpful at higher altitudes in saving lives in the absence of doctors. The Institut...

17 days ago
Indore tops cleanest cities list, Gonda dirtiest

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Indore topped the list of 10 cleanest cities of the country, while Uttar Pradesh's Gonda ranked as the dirtiest one, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced here on Thursday. The outcome is based on a cleanliness survey -- Swachh Survekshan-2017 -- undertaken in 434 cities by the Urban Development Ministry as part of the Narendra Modi government's Swachh Bharat Ab...

18 days ago
Rethink 'corporate-friendly' policy, Green Nobel winner Samantara to PM

Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Prafulla Samantara, the recipient from Asia of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize and the face of a determined people's resistance against bauxite mining in an Odisha forest, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rethink his corporate-friendly policies. The activist led a historic 12-year legal battle that affirmed the indigenous Dongria-Kondh's land rights...

26 days ago
Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists: Digvijaya

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a deal and understanding with the Maoists in the state. He called for talks with all stakeholders to bring Maoist violence under control. Chief Minister Raman Singh ji and the Bharatiya Janata Party win elec...

26 days ago
Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists: Digvijaya

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a deal and understanding with the Maoists in the state. He called for talks with all stakeholders to bring Maoist violence under control. Chief Minister Raman Singh ji and the Bharatiya Janata Party win elec...

26 days ago
Troopers' sacrifice won't go in vain, will review Maoist strategy: Rajnath

Raipur, April 25 (IANS) A day after 25 CRPF troopers were massacred by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the strategy to root out left-wing extremism will be reviewed and a meeting of affected states has been convened on May 8 for the purpose. The Home Minister, who visited the state to pay tributes to the 25 Central Reserve Police Force tro...

26 days ago
Troopers' sacrifice won't go in vain, will review Maoist strategy: Rajnath

Raipur, April 25 (IANS) A day after 25 CRPF troopers were massacred by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the strategy to root out left-wing extremism will be reviewed and a meeting of affected states has been convened on May 8 for the purpose. The Home Minister, who visited the state to pay tributes to the 25 Central Reserve Police Force tro...

26 days ago
'Meeting on strategy review against Maoists on May 8'

Raipur (Chhattisgarh), April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday termed the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh, which left 25 troopers dead, a cold blooded murder. He added the government will take strong action against those responsible. Singh, who visited the attack site in Sukma district earlier on Tuesday, told the media here that a joint meeting of various s...

26 days ago
Chattisgarh attack cold blooded murder: Rajnath

Raipur, April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh, which left 25 troopers dead, as a cold blooded murder, saying the government will take strong action against those responsible. Singh, who visited the attack site in Sukma district earlier on Tuesday, told the media here that a joint meeting of various state government officials...

27 days ago
CRPF ambush: Rajnath reaches Raipur

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh and CRPF Additional Director General Sudeep Lakhtakia reached Chhattisgarh on Tuesday to take stock of situation after 25 troopers were killed in one of the worst ambushes by Maoists in Chattisgarh's Sukma district, an official here said. The official -- unwilling to be named -- said that Singh and Lakhtakia, who is currently the act...

27 days ago
Maoist attack on CRPF clear case of intelligence failure: Congress

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Condemning the attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, the Congress on Monday said it is a clear case of intelligence failure and called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act decisively against anti-national forces. Our salute to brave soldiers and condolences to families. On March 11, 11 paramilitary commandos had to sacrifice their lives...

27 days ago
President condemns Maoist attack on CRPF troopers

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday condemned the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh, which left at least 26 troopers dead. Strongly condemn attack on CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh; condolences to families of deceased and prayers for injured, the President said in a tweet. Hundreds of Maoists massacred at least 26 Central Reserve Police For...

27 days ago
11 CRPF men killed in Chhattisgarh ambush

Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Eleven CRPF troopers were killed and seven others injured when Maoists ambushed a road-opening party in Chattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday, an official said. The personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) 74th Battalion were attacked in a forested area in Kala Pathar near Chintagufa area around 12.30 p.m. and retaliated to the firing by the insurge...

1 month ago
Delhi tops in terms of 'internet readiness': Study

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi has emerged as the top-ranked state in terms of internet readiness due to better e-infrastructure and e-participation, a joint study said on Wednesday. According to the report, titled 'Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States' by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Nielsen, the capital city is followed by Karnataka, Maharashtra, K...

1 month ago
240 elephants spotted in north Bengal

Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Around 240 elephants were spotted in a 900 square km survey area in north Bengal in the pan-India synchronised elephant census, indicating the animal's numbers may have increased in the are, an official said on Wednesday. Around 240 elephants were spotted while direct counting in the small sample survey area of 900 sq kms in north Bengal. It indicates the number o...

1 month ago
New IGP for Chhattisgarh's Bastat

Raipur, April 1 (IANS) IPS officer Vivekanand Sinha was on Saturday transferred to Chhattisgarh's Maoist-affected Bastar region as its Inspector General of Police (IGP), an official statement said. Sinha, currently the IGP of Bilaspur, is succeeded in that post by P.S. Gautam, who was currently IG (Administration) at the police headquarters, while Sundarraj P. has been divested on the ad...

1 month ago
Heatwave strikes nine Indian states

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) With March yet to end, nine states across peninsular India's northwest, west, central and north are sizzling under the heatwave conditions, with maximum temperature hovering above 40 degrees Celsius on Thursday. The number of states gripped by the heatwaves has gone up from three to nine in the past three days since Monday. According to the India Meteor...

2 months ago
Majority find chewable tobacco easily available despite ban: Survey

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A survey participated in by more than 10,000 people found that majority of them have chewable tobacco easily available in their cities despite a Supreme Court ban on the product. In September 2016, the Supreme Court had banned the sale of all forms of chewable tobacco and nicotine, and directed the authorities to strictly enforce its directions. Citizen...

2 months ago
Weavers-led show commences AIFW A/W 2017

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Led by weavers, the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn Winter 2017, started the day with the work of students of The Handloom School. To amplify the long-term relationships between the weaving community spread across 11 weaving centres in India and the Indian Fashion industry, The Handloom School supported by Good Earth in association with Fashion Design C...

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