Sources from Ujjain have stated that Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said his Ministry is trying to bring petrol and diesel under the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister told "We are trying that petrol, diesel and kerosene should also come under the ambit of GST and they are hopeful that the GST Council will agree to it shortly".
Sources from Davos have stated that top banker Chanda Kochhar said that the Indian economy is seeing broad- based improvement across all sectors and should clock 7% growth in the second half of the current fiscal. Meanwhile she was here to participate in the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting, to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other world leaders, the ICICI Bank chief said the full fiscal GDP growth for 2017-18 should also be in excess of 6.5%.
New Delhi sources have reported that in his first comments on the judicial crisis, Modi on Sunday said the government and political parties must stay out of it while expressing confidence that the judiciary will sit together to find a solution to its problems. Meanwhile he also said the Indian judiciary has a bright history and is full of very capable people.
New Delhi sources have reported that Bawana fire tragedy had triggered a political blame game here, which played out in tweets, videos and media statements, as the AAP and the BJP engaged in a war of words, while the Congress sought a judicial probe into the incident that claimed 17 lives.
According to sources K. Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) if things pan out as intended, the 5.7-tonne GSAT-11 will be most probably the last heavy Indian satellite to be launched by a foreign space agency. Accordingly the GSAT-11 communication satellite will be launched by Arianespace's Ariane rocket soon.
It's a well known fact that the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is extremely obsessed with saffron that the forever saffron clad Adityanath has now ordered to paint the whole city in saffron color. With everything except water and sky colored saffron in the state, the bureaucrats are confused on what next will the chief minister order to paint.
The telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) has recommended permitting the usage of mobile phones by passengers during their flight journeys. Currently, there's a restriction on usage of mobiles and internet during flight travels, as there's a danger of mobile signals getting entangled with the flight signals, thus resulting in huge dangers and chaos.
After numerous trolls and criticism, and even the opposite party Congress coming down heavily in a degrading manner (Rahul Gandhi had expressed that his hugs are of no use for the country) to post videos against the hugging of world leaders by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi during his visits, now the Indian prime minister has come up with an explanation for the same.
New Delhi sources have stated that no one can touch a woman without her consent, a Delhi court said and termed it unfortunate that women continue to be victimized by "lecherous and sexually pervert men. According to sources the court's observation came while awarding five years jail term to Ram for sexually assaulting a nine year old girl.
According to sources air travelers in India will soon be allowed to make calls and access the internet while flying in Indian airspace, since the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) allowed in-flight connectivity (IFC) on Friday. Meanwhile this decision by TRAI allows airlines to offer these services once they meet security norms. The notification by TRAI also allowed calls once an aircraft reaches an altitude of 3,000 meters.
As Sanjay Leela Bhansali is making all efforts to make his Magnum Opus Padmavat release on time by accepting the title change as well as the cuts proposed, they have also made an unexpected change to the super hit ghoomar song in the movie.
According to sources ‘The Heartfulness Way’ book is authored by Kamlesh Patel, widely known as Daaji, the fourth Global Guide of Heartfulness, and Joshua Pollock, a heartfulness trainer and practitioner, the book promises to be a treat for those who are curious about what is heartfulness and how it can change our day to day lives.
Kolkata sources have reported that an official stated the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) is expecting to eliminate multiple account numbers of an individual, once the process of seeding Aadhaar is completed. Meanwhile Additional central PF Commissioner SB. Sinha said that bank account linking would help members in managing PF accounts and in claim settlements. Since July last year, a Universal Account Number (UAN) generation requires mandatory Aadhaar seeding, bank details and mobi
According to sources Supreme Court is even hearing a PIL on Friday, which seeks guidelines for safety of school children across India. Moreover on Thursday Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that parents would have access to the CCTV camera feed from the devices which will be installed in government school classrooms in the national capital.
New Delhi sources have reported that in a major blow to the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi, the Election Commission (EC) on Friday recommended disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for holding 'office of profit' and the recommendation has been sent to President Ramnath Kovind for his nod.
New Delhi sources have stated that in a big boost to the artistic freedom of speech and expression, the Supreme Court has cleared the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmaavat on January 25 and stayed the ban orders imposed by the four states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.
The election commission of India has recommended the sacking of 20 AAP MLAs, who were appointed unconstitutionally to support and assist ministers of Delhi government, as parliament secretaries. Though the case was against 21, it came to 20 after Rajouri garden MLA Jarnail Singh resigned, and contested against Prakash Singh Badal in Punjab elections.
New Delhi sources have stated that private lender HDFC Bank on reported a 20.1% growth in net profit to Rs 4,642.6 crore for the third quarter of the current fiscal. Recently the private sector bank had posted a net profit of Rs 3,865.33 crore in the October-December quarter of last fiscal.
New Delhi sources have stated that when addressing the reporters, finance minister Arun Jaitley said that discussion over simplifying GST return process was also held during the meeting. Jaitley said “We discussed the simplification of return filing process in the meeting. Nandan Nilekani gave a detailed presentation on simplifying return filing process”.
Though the Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power with numerous promises and plans to develop the nation, most of them are still in draft stages, while one of them has always been a topic of discussion. Ever since Modi came to power, BJP cadre had insisted on abolishing the income taxes paid by workers earning monthly wages.
As cryptocurrency methods like Bitcoin are in existence, it has become easy for money launderers, making it a hectic task for Crime investigations to identify and nab them. A Delhi based investigation official has revealed that, it has become easy for antisocial to make use of Bitcoin for money laundering and black money existence, as it not just ensures easy transfer of black money, but also ensures quicker exchange.
Japanese transport ministry has revealed that India and Japan are working together on key component supply , and are devising plans for getting the equipment for designing of Bullet Trains as a part of Make in India campaign of PM Modi. Last September, an agreement was made between the 2 countries for bullet train project with the main clauses being promotion of ‘Make in India’ and Technology Transfer to establish manufacturing units, generating job opportunities.
Chittogarh sources have reported that while equating Bhansali to Sultan Alauddin Khilji, a member of this committee said this was their “last resort” to protect their heritage and dignity of Rani Padmini. Meanwhile the head of the committee said “We have been protesting against the release of this film ever since we came to know of it. However, the government did not pay heed to our demands and decided to favor Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Hence, they have decided that some women will perform Jauhar
According to sources South Indian actor Prakash Raj was part of a panel discussion at the India Today South Conclave had moderated by India Today anchor Rahul Kanwal. Along with him on the stage were actor Vishal, director Sasidharan (the maker of Malayalam film Sexy Durga) and writer and thinker Kancha Illaiah.
According to sources it was stated that the Supreme Court had recently stayed the ban for Bollywood's Deepika Padukone's Padmaavat and the apex court said that states must ensure law and order is maintained and they cannot ban the film citing it as a problem.
Jerusalem sources have stated that India will buy Israel's Spike anti-tank guided missiles, Israeli media on Wednesday quoted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as saying, weeks after New Delhi scrapped the USD 500 million defense deals. Meanwhile the deal was cancelled a few weeks ahead of Netanyahu’s visit to India and its renewal is considered to be a "major strategic achievement".
Will the BJP cadre who cleaned up the place where I spoke in Sirsa, Karnataka, clean up wherever I go and speak? Questioned popular Actor Prakash Raj, who had participated in the discussion on the topic "our Constitution, Our pride", in the city of Sirsa in Karnataka, on occasion of Pongal festival.