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FICCI assures Dr Jitendra full support for smooth GST rollout

FICCI assures Dr Jitendra full support for smooth GST rollout

Newspoint Bureau New Delhi, June 23 President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Pankaj R. Patel today met Union Minister of State (MoS) PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh and assured him of full support from FICCI for the smooth rollout of GST from the midnight of June 30 and July 1. Patel

Zulfkar enquires health of Paswan

Newspoint Bureau New Delhi, June 23 Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Information, Ch. Zulfkar Ali paid visit to New Delhi to enquire about the health of Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan who underwent heart surgery recently. Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali remained with the Union Minister for

Passports to be in Both English and Hindi: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, June 23 Passports would now be in both Hindi and English, instead of just English, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced on Friday. In changes aimed at easing the process of getting a passport, the minister also announced 10 per cent reduction in passport fee for applicants who are under eight and over

Allahabad High Court quashes Uttar Pradesh govt order

Lucknow, June 23 The Allahabad High Court on Friday stayed the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision removing six nominated members of the Shia Waqf Board. The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad HC reinstated all six members. A vacation bench comprising Justice Rajan Roy and Justice SN Agnihotri quashed the order on the grounds that they were

No party affiliations, will uphold dignity of office: Kovind

New Delhi, June 23 Asserting that he does not hold any political affiliations, NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday pledged to uphold the dignity of the President’s office and keep it above party politics. “From the day I became the Governor of Bihar, I had no party affiliation,” Kovind asserted after filing his

Kerala investment promotion agency, Cornell varsity tie up

Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 The KSIDC, the nodal investment promotion agency of the Kerala government, has tied up with Cornell University, US, to set up a Life Sciences Park in Thiruvananthapuram. The two sides inked a Letter of Intent (LoI) for the park, said a Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) release issued here on Friday.The

Regional poets lead Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar

New Delhi, June 23 Regional language poets dominated the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2017 with sixteen books of poetry along with five short stories, two biographies and one essay that won the award. The award would be presented in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque and a cheque of Rs 50,000 to

Himachal blames Niti Aayog for decline in funds

Shimla, June 23 The Niti Aayog on Friday told the Himachal Pradesh government to prepare a plan to double the income of its farmers in five years even as the Virbhadra Singh-led government blamed the think tank for a drastic decline in Central funding to the state. Increasing the income of farmers is our major

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