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    Govt raises customs duty on electronic items including TV, mobile phone, projector & water heater

    Govt raises customs duty on electronic items including TV, mobile phone, projector & water heater

    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 ...

    Maharashtra Govt to adopt Clinical establishment (Registration and Regulation) Act

    Maharashtra Government has started efforts to adopt Clinical establishment (Registration and Regulation) Act with an aim to ensure the minimum standards of facilities and services provided by them. Health Minister Dr. Deepak Sawant, while answering a call attention motion in legislative assembly ...

    Sri Lankan govt orders release of 16 Indian fishermen from custody

    Sri Lankan government has ordered release of 16 Indian fishermen from custody while process is on to release 144 others. Government sources told that orders have been issued to Kayts court for release of 16 fishermen, who were arrested on charges of poaching into Sri Lankan waters. They are likely ...

    Peace talks to end country's civil war have not made progress so far: UN special envoy for Syria

    The UN special envoy for Syria says peace talks to end the country's civil war have not made progress so far. Speaking to media, UN envoy, Staffan de Mistura yesterday said the standoff between the two sides again prevented them from having direct dialogue during the talks that lasted about 2 ...

    France: 4 children killed after train, school bus collide

    In France, four children were killed when a train smashed into a school bus on a level crossing outside the town of Perpignan in southwestern part of the country. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said 20 people were injured, 11 of them seriously in the crash yesterday. Most of the injured ...

    NGT imposes complete ban on plastic items in towns located on banks of Ganga river

    NGT imposes complete ban on plastic items in towns located on banks of Ganga river

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today imposed a complete ban on use, sale, purchase and storage of plastic items such as carry bags, plates and spoons along the river Ganga in Haridwar's Har Ki Pauri and Rishikesh till upper areas of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand. A bench headed by NGT ...

    SC dismisses Teesta Setalvad's plea on de-freezing of accounts

    SC dismisses Teesta Setalvads plea on de-freezing of accounts

    The Supreme Court today dismissed the pleas of activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband and her two NGOs challenging the Gujarat High Court order rejecting their pleas for de-freezing of their personal bank accounts. Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and their two NGOs -- Sabrang Trust and ...

    Set up 12 special courts to hear cases of lawmakers by March 1: Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has directed that 12 special courts, to be set up to exclusively deal with cases involving lawmakers, should start functioning from 1st of March next year. A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha yesterday asked the Centre to forthwith allocate 7.80 crore rupees ...

    3rd World Telugu Conference begins today in Hyderabad

    The third World Telugu Conference is all set to begin this evening in Hyderabad amidst much fanfare. The aim of the Conference is to promote Telugu and its literature besides helping the present generation learn more about Telugu language and its rich culture and heritage. Telangana ...

    India congratulates newly-elected alliance in Nepal

    India has congratulated the newly-elected alliance in Nepal and said it looks forward to working with the democratically-elected government to advance close and multifaceted partnership. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar yesterday welcomed the conduct of parliamentary polls and ...

    Oscars: 'Newton' India's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film category is out of awards ...

    The movie 'Newton', India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language category at the 90th Academy Awards, is out of the Oscars race. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the Amit Masurkar-directed black comedy is not a part of the nine-film line-up which have ...

    Jaiprakash Associates Limited deposits Rs 150 crore in Supreme Court Registry

    Realty firm Jaiprakash Associate Limited has deposited 150 crore rupees in the Supreme Court Registry following a direction to protect the interests of hassled home buyers. The firm also moved an application yesterday before a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra seeking extension of time to ...

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