Modi Govt Sanctions Rs 2600 Crore for Leather Industry

Cabinet approves special package for employment generation in leather and footwear sector ANDALIB AKHTER /NEW DELHI At the time when country is facing acute shortage of leather, the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sanctioned Rs. 2600 Crore for the development of leather and footwear industry. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime … Continue reading Modi Govt Sanctions Rs 2600 Crore for Leather Industry

Pakistan SC rejects petition seeking disqualification of Imran Khan

WEB DESK Pakistan’s Supreme Court today rejected a petition seeking the disqualification of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan as a parliamentarian in a foreign funding case, but ruled against his close aide. Khan, the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party is facing allegations of hiding his assets, owning offshore company and running the party with the help of … Continue reading Pakistan SC rejects petition seeking disqualification of Imran Khan

Delhi HC denies interim stay on Sharad Yadav’s disqualification as MP

AMN The Delhi High Court today refused to pass an interim order on a plea for a stay on former JD(U) president Sharad Yadav’s disqualification as a Rajya Sabha member. Justice Vibhu Bakhru, however, allowed Yadav to draw allowances, perks and retain his bungalow as an MP, but restrained him from attending the Winter Session … Continue reading Delhi HC denies interim stay on Sharad Yadav’s disqualification as MP

SC refuses Cong plea for counting of VVPAT slips in Gujrat

AMN The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea of the Gujarat Congress seeking counting of at least 20 per cent of the paper trail slips manually along with votes cast in the EVMs in each constituency of the state. It said that the court cannot interfere unless the Election Commission of India’s decision … Continue reading SC refuses Cong plea for counting of VVPAT slips in Gujrat

Govt to bear MDR charges up to Rs 2000 made through debit cards

AMN / NEW DELHI The government has decided to bear the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) charges on transactions up to 2,000 rupees made through debit cards, BHIM UPI or Aadhaar-enabled payment systems to promote digital transactions. The decision was taken at a Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narenda Modi. Briefing reporters after the … Continue reading Govt to bear MDR charges up to Rs 2000 made through debit cards

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

TIA NEWS / NEW DELHI The Winter Session of Parliament began today and Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day after paying tributes to three of its sitting members who passed away recently. Rajya Sabha witnessed two adjournments till 2.30 PM following opposition uproar over the issues including disqualification of two rebel JD(U) members. Lok … Continue reading Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

Rajya Sabha adjourned over PM remarks, disqualification of MPs

Bisheshwar Mishra/ NEW DELHI On the opening day of the winter session, the Rajya Sabha was today adjourned three times. First on Janata Dal-U MPs disqualification issue raised by Congress and Samajwadi Party, and subsequently twice on Prime Minister Nardndra Modi’s remarks against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging that Singh had connived with a … Continue reading Rajya Sabha adjourned over PM remarks, disqualification of MPs

Cabinet Clears Bill on “Triple Talaq”

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI Union cabinet today cleared a bill that proposes to make the “Triple Talaq” a criminal offence. The government hopes to get parliament clearance for the Bill during the on going winter session. The proposed bill, called the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, is a “priority agenda” for … Continue reading Cabinet Clears Bill on “Triple Talaq”

RS adjourned over disqualification of Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar Ansari

AMN Rajya Sabha has been adjourned over the issue of disqualification of JD(U) MPs Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar Ansari. Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad and Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agrawal were trying to raise the issue but Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu did not allow saying it is not a matter for discussion. Following … Continue reading RS adjourned over disqualification of Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar Ansari

Govt raises customs duty on electronic items including TV, mobile

AMN / NEW DELHI The Finance Ministry has raised customs duty on some electronic items including television, mobile phone, projector and water heater in order to boost domestic manufacturing. As per a government notification, customs duty on television set has been increased to 15 per cent from the existing 10 per cent. Similarly, the duty … Continue reading Govt raises customs duty on electronic items including TV, mobile