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NIA likely to go FBI way, govt may empower probe agency to investigate abroad
India

NIA likely to go FBI way, govt may empower probe agency to investigate abroad

According to officials, such a proposal will depend on relations to the particular country where the crime has taken place.

President Mukherjee hopes govt will set up GST Council soon
Economy

President Mukherjee hopes govt will set up GST Council soon

Mukherjee said India has firmly established itself as the fastest growing large economy with a GDP growth rate of 7.3 percent in calendar year 2015.

SC lifts diesel ban in Delhi-NCR but imposes 1% environment compensation
India

SC lifts diesel ban in Delhi-NCR but imposes 1% environment compensation

In July, the National Green Tribunal had banned diesel vehicles which have been registered more than 10 years ago in the National Capital Region.

GST Bill gets another push towards law as cabinet drops 1% additional tax
Economy

GST Bill gets another push towards law as cabinet drops 1% additional tax

The government plans to roll out GST by 1 April, 2017, and is working overtime to build consensus to get the Bill passed in the ongoing session.

Promotion row: SC raps Army for 'misinterpretation' of order
India

Promotion row: SC raps Army for 'misinterpretation' of order

Earlier, the court had upheld the 2009 'command exit promotion' policy of the Indian Army and had asked the Centre to create 141 additional vacancies to the rank of Colonel to promote officers of 'Combat Support' streams.

Pay less for flight ticket cancellations from August as govt revises rules
Business

Pay less for flight ticket cancellations from August as govt revises rules

At present, in cases of ticket purchases from travel agents, the arrangement for refund is left to the passenger and the travel agent.

Maharashtra APMC traders call off strike but Fadnavis faces uphill task to scrap act
Mumbai

Maharashtra APMC traders call off strike but Fadnavis faces uphill task to scrap act

The traders were protesting the state government decision to remove vegetables and fruits from the scope of the APMC.

Fliers to pay less for excess checked-in baggage from Friday
Business

Fliers to pay less for excess checked-in baggage from Friday

The reduced rates, announced by the government earlier this month, was initially scheduled to come into force from 15 June.

Cabinet to deliberate model law allowing shops to open 365 days
India

Cabinet to deliberate model law allowing shops to open 365 days

The model law is aimed at generating addition employment as the shops and establishment will have freedom to operate for longer hours requiring more manpower.

Delhi University to redraft guidelines for ad-hoc appointments
India

Delhi University to redraft guidelines for ad-hoc appointments

The varsity had sent a communication to all colleges and departments last week informing them about a centralised online application process for ad-hoc appointments.

Centre asks states to link Aadhaar with caste, domicile certificates
India

Centre asks states to link Aadhaar with caste, domicile certificates

The responsibility for issuance of residency and caste certificate is with the state governments and Union Territories.

Govt further relaxes defence, aviation FDI norms; paves way for Apple stores
Business

Govt further relaxes defence, aviation FDI norms; paves way for Apple stores

Trading of food products manufactured or produced in India, including through e-commerce, is allowed to get 100 percent FDI under the government approval route

Aviation policy: Indians living in small towns have cause for cheer, airlines sulk
Business

Aviation policy: Indians living in small towns have cause for cheer, airlines sulk

The grouse of incumbents like Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir has been the dilution of the regressive 5/20 rule.

Air India allows gallantry award recipients free upgrade to business class
India

Air India allows gallantry award recipients free upgrade to business class

The Indian Armed Forces are eligible for various military decorations, which are awarded for extraordinary bravery and courage, as well as distinguished service during times of war and peace.

Govt nod to Capital Goods Policy, aims 21 mn new jobs
Business

Govt nod to Capital Goods Policy, aims 21 mn new jobs

The policy envisions increasing the share of capital goods in total manufacturing activity from 12 percent at present to 20 percent by 2025.

SC orders steep deposit of Rs 50 lakh for biggies to curb pendency
India

SC orders steep deposit of Rs 50 lakh for biggies to curb pendency

The bench was hearing a batch of petitions in which some cases have been filed by Star India and some by BCCI.

Indian Navy to grant Permanent Commission to women, allow lady officers aboard warships
India

Indian Navy to grant Permanent Commission to women, allow lady officers aboard warships

The Indian Navy has announced that women officers completing seven years in the service will get permanent commission.

Govt rolls back PF withdrawal curbs under trade union pressure
Business

Govt rolls back PF withdrawal curbs under trade union pressure

Earlier in the day, the government tried to firefight by announcing its decision to keep the implementation of the notification in abeyance for three more months.

Tiny countries object 'tax have' tag, India frames exchange protocol
India

Tiny countries object 'tax have' tag, India frames exchange protocol

An official said on Thursday that some of these countries have taken exception to them being dubbed as 'tax havens'.

Cabinet nod to adopt SAWEN statute to check wildlife crimes
India

Cabinet nod to adopt SAWEN statute to check wildlife crimes

The South Asia region is very vulnerable to illegal traffic and wildlife crimes due to presence of precious biodiversity and large markets.