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  • GST: Landmark reform, yet flawed & complex maze

    It is more than two months since the roll-out of the Goods and Services tax (GST) on July 1. Apart from the initial glitches and confusion on expected lines, the transition from indirect taxes to GST regime has so far been fairly smooth. The start has been promising: the goods and services tax revenue has seen a good opening. The collections at Rs. 92,283 crore in July from 64 per cent of tax payer

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    Expedite RERA pleas, Supreme Court tells Bombay High Court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Bombay High Court to decide within two months the petitions challenging validity of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) to register all construction projects before the state’s real estate regulatory authority. The Bench headed by Arun Mishra also put on hold such an issue before other high courts, asking them to wait for the Bombay HC’s decision. The apex court was

  • Bhopal: Actor Bobby Darling files complaint against Bhopal-based hubby

    Bhopal: Television and Bollywood actress Bobby Darling aka Pakhi Sharma, who married Bhopal based businessman in February 2016 has filed a complaint with Habibganj police against her husband Ramnik Sharma. She had undergone a sex change operation before her marriage in Bangkok before she tied the knot. She has filed the complaint against Sharma and his parents through speed post to Habibganj police after lodging one with Delhi police as she currently

  • Bhopal: BMC wants queen Kamlapati’s statue but can’t find a portrait

    Bhopal: “The queen has been long forgotten and even when they are going to build and install her statue, no one has contacted us,” said Dr Kunwar Salman Shah, a descendent of queen Kamlapati. “She has had a remarkable effect in shaping the history of the city but they forgot her by not giving a place to her efforts in history books,” rues Dr Shah, a medical practitioner.

  • Mumbai: Railway police deployed to control crowd on stations

    Mumbai: Commuters would be able to travel by local trains in comfort during Ganesh visarjan as the railway police have deployed their teams to control crowd and to maintain law and order. The Government Railway Police (GRP) has beefed up security on specific railway stations from where the Ganesh immersion process begins.

  • Bhopal: Malayalees celebrate Onam with traditional gusto

    Bhopal: Onam is being celebrated here with traditional fervour. The residents of Kerala living here are celebrating the festival decked in their traditional attire — men in a shirt and a white dhoti with golden border (mundu) and women in traditional saris. According to Hindu mythology, the festival marks the arrival of ‘Mahabali’ – the ruler of Kerala – from the nether world, to which he was banished by Vamana, an avatar

  • Thane Municipal Corporation urges people to use artificial lakes

    Thane: Thane is all geared up for today’s Ganpati visarjan. Thane is a lake city and the major immersions take place in these lakes. But the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has been urging people to conduct the immersions in an eco-friendly fashion and use the artificial lakes created near the lakes for the final visarjan.

  • Spirited resistance to a sturdy foundation

    Like lawyers, economists also like to go by precedents. As such, it is not surprising that India’s demonetisation exercise didn’t find favour with the more celebrate practitioners of the discipline. No functioning economy—and a growing one at that—had tried it before, and it seemed too audacious a move. In any case, demonetisation hadn’t featured on the policy prescriptions of pundits. More to the point, economists haven’t really figured out how the imponderables of politics

  • US warns nations backing North Korea

    United Nations: The US on Monday called for “strongest possible” measures against North Korea in the wake of a powerful nuclear test and warned that every nation that does business with Pyongyang and is aiding its “dangerous” nuclear intentions will be on its radar. North Korea on Sunday carried out its most powerful nuclear test to date, claiming to have developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that could sit atop an intercontinental ballistic missile.

  • Mumbai: Policemen in plain clothes to man Ganesh processions

    Bhayandar: Apart from providing a smooth passage for processions and ensuring trouble-free immersions, the safety of women is on the top of the agenda for the Thane (rural) cops during Anant Chaturdashi that marks the conclusion of the 11-day festival on Tuesday.

  • Bhopal: State grappling with huge shortage of teachers: 31K posts vacant

    Bhopal: Even as we celebrate Teacher’s Day, 31,000 posts of teachers in government schools in the state are lying vacant. And this figure is a conservative estimate as it is based on the number of vacancies shown by the department. The number would be much higher if one goes by the guidelines regarding the teacher: school ratio. Directorate of Public Instruction has proposed recruitments to fill up the vacant posts but by

  • Bombay High Court miffed with BMC chief for casual replies

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court, which recently turned the heat on the BMC over the rising incidence of ‘dilapidated’ buildings collapsing in the city, has now directed civic chief Ajoy Mehta to remain ‘personally’ present in the court and show cause as to why action should not be taken against him for defending legal matters in a ‘casual and callous’ manner.

  • Bhopal: If there is any irregularity in NEET, action will be taken: Sharad Jain

    Bhopal: Minister of state for medical education (Independent Charge) Sharad Jain has said that government has maintained transparency in National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) as per the court guideline. If there is any irregularity, action would be taken, minister added. He said this while talking to media persons after a general meeting of Gandhi Medical College (GMC)’s governing body at GMC on Monday. The minister presided over the meeting. Since 2014, it

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    Mumbai: Waste to be collected in sand pits at chowpattys’ during Ganesh visarjan

    Mumbai: Citizens, especially devotees of the Ganeshotsav, have claimed that the waste from the mobile toilets installed at various beaches for visarjan day are dumped into an open sand pit on the beach itself. The pits are then covered by sand and people walk on it without realising what lies underneath. This year the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) aims to treat the solid waste the next day itself.

  • Ganesha Visarjan 2017: Never mind the volume

    New Delhi: Loudspeakers can blare in Mumbai during the Ganapati Visarjan festivities on Tuesday, with the Supreme Court on Monday staying a High Court order banning their use in the state. The Bombay High Court on September 1 had granted interim stay on a recent amendment to the Noise Pollution Rules that led to the elimination of 1,573 notified ‘silence zones’ in Mumbai ahead of the festive season.

  • Mumbai: 40,000 policemen, CCTV cameras and drones deployed for Ganesh visarjan

    Mumbai: 40,000 policemen will be deployed at 119 immersion points in Mumbai for today’s Ganesh visarjan. A formidable battalion of policemen comprising 12 platoons of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), one platoon of Rapid Action Force (RAF), local armed police, Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS), Quick Response Team (QRT), traffic police, local and zonal police will be deployed for the bandobast.

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    RBI has no inkling of the extinguished black money

    New Delhi: The RBI has told a parliamentary panel that it has “no information” on how much black money has been extinguished as a result of demonetisation of Rs 500/1,000 notes; nor does it know how much-unaccounted cash was legitimised through exchange of currency.

  • Bhopal: Police to take CERT help following Damoh student suicide

    Bhopal: The police will take help of Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) to know the details about the death of the student in Damoh district on Sunday. IG intelligence Makrand Deouskar said it was reported that many students were playing the Blue Whale game. In MP two incidents had been reported in which one student was saved before committing suicide, but in another case Damoh’s Swastik allegedly committed suicide on Sunday.