Monday , 1 May 2017

National News

Real estate poised to take a new turn

PTI   NEW DELHI/ HYDERABAD The much-awaited Real Estate Act comes into force from Monday but only 13 states and Union territories  have so far notified rules under the act which Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said will enable only regulation of the sector and not “strangulation”. The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act promises to bring in the much-desired transparency, ... Read More »

Now, a royal journey by Mumbai-Goa train

PTI   NEW DELHI Soon, train passengers travelling between Mumbai and Goa may be spoilt for choice: cuisine curated by celebrity chefs, tea and coffee vending machines and individual LCD screens. Railways will unveil a new premier train service between Mumbai and Goa in June with state-of-the-art facilities. The 20-coach Tejas Express will also have automatic doors and secured gangways ... Read More »

Dump VIP culture, embrace ‘EPI’, says Modi

IANS   NEW DELHI Calling for cleansing the Indian psyche of the “deeply entrenched” VIP culture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said ‘VIP’ must be replaced by ‘EPI’ — Every Person is Important. Speaking on a range of issues in his radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi also said the South Asia Satellite to be launched by India on ... Read More »

Sonia drops Digvijay as incharge of Goa Cong

PTI   NEW DELHI Digvijay Singh, the long-standing Gandhi family loyalist, was Saturday removed as the party’s general secretary incharge of Karnataka and Goa. The development follows Congress’ failure to form its government in Goa despite having emerged as the single largest party in the assembly election this February. The party had clinched 17 seats in the 40-member legislature, four ... Read More »

Jaitley asks ED to use penal powers ‘expeditiously’

PTI   NEW DELHI Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday vowed to make an example of money launderers and tax evaders, saying penalising powers of economic crime-fighting agency Enforcement Directorate (ED) should be used “expeditiously” in cases of non- compliance. Speaking at the Enforcement Day here, he called on the agency to “strictly” enforce law to help the exchequer raise legitimate ... Read More »

Stalemate continues over AIADMK merger talks

PTI   CHENNAI The stalemate continued over merger talks of the two factions of ruling AIADMK with the group led by Chief Minister K Palaniswami stating that the time was “ripe” for parleys even as the rebel camp remained firm on its demands. AIADMK (Amma) led by Palaniswami accused the O Panneerselvam faction of “refusing” to come for talks. On ... Read More »

UP STF busts petrol pump racket, arrests 23

IANS   LUCKNOW The Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested 23 persons for using chips in petrol pumps to dupe people buying fuel, an official said on Saturday. Seven petrol pumps in the state capital have also been sealed, he informed. The arrested persons include nine petrol pump owners, nine managers, four employees and an ... Read More »

GST will be beneficial to Nagaland: Chief Secretary

PTI   KOHIMA Nagaland Chief Secretary Pankaj Kumar today claimed that implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be beneficial to the state as all the different taxes will be combined into one. Payment of sales taxes, including Central Sales Tax (CST) will also become easier with enforcement of GST, Kumar said while addressing GST awareness campaign organised by ... Read More »

Judicial service will promote federal governance: govt

NEW DELHI: The NDA government, which lacks the numbers in the Rajya Sabha, is trying to convince parties to support its move to set up an all-India judicial service (AIJS), contending that it will help promote federal governance. Please like & share: Read More »

Stone throwing must end in Kashmir, says SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will ask the government not to use pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir if there was no violence, no stone throwing and students return to classes. Please like & share: Read More »

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