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Lakshadweep teachers get ICT training in Kerala

Kochi, April 13 (IANS) About 60 teachers from the Lakshadweep administration, which follows the Kerala state syllabus for school education, began a 10-day training schedule here on Thursday to implement the state's Hi-Tech school programme managed by the [email protected] Project. Lakshadweep, a union territory, is a group of islands with most of its people speaking Malayalam. We have in...

4 days ago
Malaysian PM's India visit: A deeper meaning behind the MoUs

On March 30, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak arrived in Chennai for an official visit following an invitation from his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi. This was Razak's third official visit as Prime Minister, and an important one at that, given the number of agreements that were signed. On a six-day visit, Razak reached New Delhi on March 31, and proceeded to Jaipur on April 2...

16 days ago
SC asks Centre, J&K to decide on state's minorities

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central and the Jammu and Kashmir governments to sit together to decide the issue of identification of religious and linguistic minorities and whether Muslims could be treated as a minority in the state. Describing it a very important issue, the bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y.Chandrachud and Justic...

20 days ago
GST Bills to be placed in Parliament this week

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) enabling bills will be placed in Parliament for approval this week itself, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said on Thursday. The four GST Bills -- Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Bill 2017, Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) Bill 2017, Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill (UTGST) 2017, and Good...

23 days ago
Cabinet clears four GST-related bills

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Monday approved four Goods and Services Tax (GST)-related bills, which have already been approved by the GST Council after detailed discussions. The draft legislations include Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Bill 2017, Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) Bill 2017, Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill (UTGST) 2017 and Good...

23 days ago
Cabinet approves four GST-related bills

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Monday approved four Goods and Services Tax (GST) related bills which have already been approved by the GST Council after detailed discussions. The draft legislations include Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Bill 2017, Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) Bill 2017, Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill (UTGST) 2017, and Good...

23 days ago
Cabinet approves four GST-related bills

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Monday approved four Goods and Services Tax (GST) related bills which have already been approved by the GST Council after detailed discussions. The draft legislations include Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Bill 2017, Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) Bill 2017, Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill (UTGST) 2017, and Good...

25 days ago
Entire country should discuss, understand GST: Modi

Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) As the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system heads for a July 1 rollout, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said people should make efforts to discuss and understand the new indirect tax regime. I want the entire country to discuss and try to understand GST, Modi said here at the India Today Conclave through video conferencing. In GST, the entire proce...

27 days ago
19 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras announced

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DoP) on Thursday decided to open another 19 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs) in four states, an official said. Out of the 19 POPSKs of the third batch, Goa will get one, Punjab and Uttarakhand will have three each and the rest 12 will go to Uttar Pradesh. Ten POPSKs in Asanso...

27 days ago
Council approves all five draft bills for GST

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council on Thursday approving the remaining two draft bills -- UTGST (Union Territory GST) and SGST (state GST), all the five enabling draft bills stand approved to enable a likely rollout of the new indirect tax regime by July 1. The 12th Council meeting approved UTGST and SGST today. Officers had already done the groundwor...

27 days ago
Council likely to meet to approve UTGST

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council will meet on Thursday to discuss the remaining two draft laws -- UTGST (Union Territory GST) and sGST (state GST) -- to enable a likely rollout of the new indirect tax regime by July 1. GST Council consists of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and state finance ministers. The meeting will be held in the evening. A mee...

1 month ago
GST on track, to be implemented from July 1: Jaitley

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Giving a clear roadmap for its implementation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was on track and July 1 was going to be the likely rollout date of the new indirect tax regime. It (GST) looks on track. Subject to Parliament approval, it looks like the possible date of implementation of GST is July 1, Jaitley sai...

1 month ago
GST on track, to be implemented from July 1: Jaitley

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the new indirect tax regime, was on track and July 1 was going to be its likely date of implementation. It (GST) looks on track. Subject to Parliament approval, it looks like the possible date of implementation of GST is July 1, Jaitley said after the 11th GST Council meet conc...

2 months ago
Health Ministry launches Measles-Rubella vaccine campaign

Bengaluru, Feb 5 (IANS) With an aim to eradicate Rubella and Measles from India, the Union Health Ministry on Sunday launched the Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign here, targeting 41 crore children across the country. According to the ministry, after the campaign the MR vaccine will be introduced in routine immunisation, replacing the two doses of measles vaccine given to childre...

2 months ago
Diverse Indian culture reflected at Republic Day tableaux

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Republic Day parade this year on Rajpath witnessed tableaux from 17 states showcasing the amazing diversity in the country, from physical features to fauna and flora, races, languages, religions, and cultural practices. The tableau of Odisha depicted the festival of Dola Jatra that signifies the journey of Lord Dologovinda, Bhudevi and Sreedevi in the traditi...

2 months ago
Delhi tableau in Republic Day after three years

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After a gap of three years, a Delhi tableau will take part in the 68th Republic Day parade here. The tableau, Model School, portrays the transformation in government schools and better quality of education in the national capital. Lakshadweep will also take part this year after a gap of 23 years. Its tableau will focus on the tourism opportunities and hid...

2 months ago
44 airports have potential under Udan connectivity scheme: Ficci

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Around 44 airports across India have major potential for operations under the government's Udan, or Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for civil aviation, a report by industry chamber Ficci has said. Based on the geographical, operational and commercial parameters, 44 out of the 414 underserved and unserved airports have high potential under RCS, the report, prep...

2 months ago
44 airports have potential under Udan connectivity scheme: Ficci

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Around 44 airports across India have major potential for operations under the government's Udan, or Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for civil aviation, a report by industry chamber Ficci has said. Based on the geographical, operational and commercial parameters, 44 out of the 414 underserved and unserved airports have high potential under RCS, the report, prep...

2 months ago
44 airports have potential under Udan connectivity scheme: Ficci

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Around 44 airports across India have major potential for operations under the government's Udan, or Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for civil aviation, a report by industry chamber Ficci has said. Based on the geographical, operational and commercial parameters, 44 out of the 414 underserved and unserved airports have high potential under RCS, the report, prep...

2 months ago
44 airports have potential under Udan connectivity scheme: Ficci

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Around 44 airports across India have major potential for operations under the government's Udan, or Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for civil aviation, a report by industry chamber Ficci has said. Based on the geographical, operational and commercial parameters, 44 out of the 414 underserved and unserved airports have high potential under RCS, the report, prep...

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