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Will go ahead with Russia deal, India to tell US

NEW DELHI: India is expected to convey to the US during the upcoming ‘two-plus-two’ talks that it is going ahead with the Rs 40,000 crore deal with Russia to procure a batch of S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems, notwithstanding the American sanctions on military transactions with Moscow, official sources said on Sunday. Please like & share: Read More »

Teltumbde denies attending Maoist-funded Paris meeting

PTI   MUMBAI Human rights activist Anand Teltumbde refuted on Saturday the Maharashtra police claim that he had attended a convention in Paris, which was allegedly funded by Maoists, and dismissed as outrageous charges of Naxal link. Teltumbde, who teaches at a management institute in Goa, was among the activists and lawyers whose homes were raided by the Pune police ... Read More »

Rajnath says no curb on people’s democratic rights

LUCKNOW Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh allayed fears Saturday on any curb on democratic rights in the wake of the recent arrest of human rights activists, assuring “there will not be any effort to compress the pressure cooker”. “I want to clarify that there will never be any effort to compress the pressure cooker. All have the right to speak, ... Read More »

GST collections fall to `93,960 cr in Aug

PTI   NEW DELHI GST collections declined to Rs 93,960 crore in August — the lowest monthly mop up so far this fiscal — as consumers deferred purchase of goods to avail the benefits of cut in tax rate, the Finance Ministry said Saturday. Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue for August was the lowest in the five months so ... Read More »

Technology could be great enabler of speedy justice delivery system: President

IANS NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that technology could be a great enabler of a speedy justice delivery system as he exhorted lawyers not to seek adjournments except in unavoidable circumstances. “Technology can be a great enabler for speedy justice delivery system” the President said while asking the legal fraternity to shun the culture of seeking ... Read More »

Eco-tourism policy to employ locals as nature science interpreters

PTI   new delhi An eco-tourism policy for forest and wildlife areas proposes to employ locals as “nature science interpreters” and “patrol partners” as well as encourage homestead-based hospitality enterprises for enhancing local livelihood, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said Friday. He said eco-tourism will be developed in wildlife conservation areas designated as Protected Areas (PAs) and include wildlife sanctuaries, ... Read More »

Census 2021 to collect data on OBCs

PTI   NEW DELHI Census 2021 will for the first time in independent India collect data on Other Backwards Castes (OBCs), a move considered politically significant ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The then V P Singh government had announced 27 per cent reservation for OBCs based on the Mandal Commission recommendation, which was broadly prepared on the basis ... Read More »

Build central facility for women, children: Maneka

VRINDAVAN In a bid to prevent Muzaffarpur-like incidents, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has urged the states to establish a central facility for women and children together in their capitals. The Women and Child Development Minister was speaking here in Uttar Pradesh on Friday at the inaugural function of “Krishna Kutir”, the largest-ever facility of its kind created under the Swadhar ... Read More »

GST will benefit economy, honest tax-payers: President

PTI NEW DELHI Expressing satisfaction over the successful implementation of the GST, President Ram Nath Kovind said Thursday the new tax regime will benefit the economy and honest tax payers. Addressing a group of probationers of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), he said a nation’s tax structure should be just, efficient, honest and equitable. Kovind said the ... Read More »

Cases against politicians: SC irked by Centre’s failure to give details

IANS   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed anguish over the Centre’s failure to provide details about the criminal cases pending against lawmakers and politicians in various courts across the country. A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Navin Sinha and Justice K M Joseph said the “Union of India is unprepared” as it had not given the ... Read More »