Category: POLICY

Goa governmen defers implementation of new Motor Vehicle Act

PANAJI: The Goa government has decided to put on hold its decision to enforce new changes under the Motor Vehicle Act, entailing higher penalties for traffic offences, from May 1. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters on Thursday that the central Act was harsh on motor vehicle users and considering the current pandemic situation, the […]

Modi cabinet approves production linked incentive scheme for food processing industry

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Central Sector Scheme – “Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry (PLISFPI)” to support creation of global food manufacturing champions commensurate with India’s natural resource endowment and support Indian brands of food products in the international markets with an […]

Yogi Adityanath government did nothing in 4 years to help homebuyers: Aam Aadmi Party

NOIDA: The BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government has done nothing in four years to help home buyers who are awaiting possession of their flats in Noida and Greater Noida, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here alleged on Friday. On a day the Yogi Adityanath-led government marked four years of its completion in Uttar Pradesh, the AAP’s […]

Maharashtra budget: Concession in stamp duty for women; tax on liquor hiked

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government’s budget for 2021-22, presented on International Women’s Day, offered one per cent concession in stamp duty if property is transferred only in a woman’s or women’s name. Deputy Chief Minister and finance minister Ajit Pawar on Monday presented a budget with revenue deficit Rs 10,226 crore in the state Legislative Assembly. […]

Delhi’s economy projected to contract by 5.68 per cent in FY21

NEW DELHI: The economy of Delhi is expected to contract by 5.68 per cent in real terms due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Delhi Economic Survey 2020-21. However, the advance estimate of the gross state domestic product (GSDP) of Delhi at current price during 2020-21 is Rs 7,98,310 crore, showing a […]

Cabinet approves production linked incentive scheme for IT Hardware

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for IT Hardware. The scheme proposes production linked incentive to boost domestic manufacturing and attract large investments in the value chain of IT Hardware. The Target Segments under the proposed Scheme include Laptops, Tablets, All-in-One PCs […]

Will march to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors if farm laws not repealed: Rakesh Tikait

SIKAR: Issuing a warning to the Central Government (Narendra Modi government), Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader, Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday said if the three laws are not repealed, the farmers will march to the Parliament on 40 lakh tractors. Speaking at a farmers’ rally in Sikar in Rajasthan, Tikait said, “Our next call will be […]

Narendra Modi inaugurates and lays foundation stones of key projects in Tamil Nadu

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for several key projects and handed over the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Army, at Chennai today. Speaking in the occasion, the Prime Minister said “these projects are symbols ofInnovation and Indigenous development. These projects will further the growth of […]

Uttar Pradesh will be next economic, business hotspot of country: Siddharth Nath Singh

NEW DELHI: Siddharth Nath Singh, Minister for MSME, Khadi & Investment Promotion of Government of Uttar Pradesh had an interactive session with industry representatives today at Hotel Trident BKC, Mumbai. The session was attended by more than 40 industry representatives including Ashok Goel, Chairman & Managing Director of BLR Logistics, Ajay Thakur, SME Head of […]

Income Tax Department detects Rs 1,420 crore undisclosed transaction after raids in Jaipur

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department carried out search and survey operations on Thursday (19.01.2021) in Jaipur on three groups, involving one jeweller and two real-estate colonizers and developers. Co-ordinated search operation was conducted at 20 premises and survey was conducted at 11 premises. One of the groups is a prominent builder, developer and colonizer in […]

Uttar Pradesh emerges as 5th largest export giant in India

NEW DELHI: Converting challenges into opportunities is his identity and in this regard, Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with his hard work and visionary leadership has done every possible thing to change the COVID-19 pandemic crisis into a good time. Under the guidance of CM Yogi, many exporters of the state left no […]

Prime Minister performs Bhoomi-Poojan of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II, Surat Metro Rail

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi performed Bhoomi Poojan of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project via video conference today. Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Union Home Minister Amit Shah , Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Union Housing & Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri were present on the occasion. […]

Farmers prepared to protest till May 2024 against Narendra Modi’s new farm laws

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday said farmers are prepared to protest against the (Narendra Modi government )Centre’s new farm laws “till May 2024”, and termed the ongoing agitation by peasants at Delhi borders as an “ideological revolution”. Addressing a press conference in Nagpur, Tikait said they want a legal […]

GDP may contract 7.5% this year, need policy reforms in Budget: Arvind Virmani

NEW DELHI: Indian economy is likely to contract 7.5 per cent in the current fiscal but will see a double-digit growth in 2021-22, former chief economic adviser Arvind Virmani said on Wednesday. Addressing a virtual event organised by industry bodyPHDCCI,Virmani said the central government has come up with some noteworthy reforms, includingGoods and Services Tax(GST),Insolvency […]

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