Addressing the second meeting of the State Finance Secretaries in New Delhi on Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asked the states to spend more on development of infrastructure, social and rural sectors.
As per a Supreme Court directive Fireworks should be used only up to 10 pm and as per guidelines issued by the environment and forest ministry the noise level of crackers should not exceed 125 dB.
Union home ministry is examining whether an exemption could be given under SDRF on 25 per cent limit and continuation of distribution of food component beyond 90 days.
Prime Minister has announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs 2 lakh from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the next of kins of each of victims who lost their lives in the fire and Rs 50 thousand to burn victims.
India’s premier investigation agency Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested two officers of public sector telecom company BSNL in Unnao, Uttar Pradhes and one officer of Accountant Generals office in Dehradun.
Opening of 36 new CNG outlets in Delhi and NCR will considerably reduce the waiting period at CNG pumps. More than two third of these three dozen CNG pumps are located in Delhi and remaining 11 pumps are located in other cities in NCR region.
Though the parliament officials did not reveal the suspect’s identity, but quoting official sources, Belgian media reported that he was Najim Laachraoui, one of the airport bombers.
The tax buoyancy is namely on account of indirect taxes as the government was able to mop up more excise tax on retail sale of petrol and diesel.
Indian companies were required to follow a long tendering process that curtailed their ability to procure cheap crude in case of a distress sale in international market.
The 10 day long expedition was organized by the Indian Navy with the aim to introduce its women officers to the extreme adventure sport of mountaineering.