Black money: SIT seeks action against ineligible duty drawback

New Delhi, July 21 : In a move to check black money, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up on the issue has asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) to act against companies claiming duty drawback without repatriating export proceeds, an official said on Thursday. The SIT has directed the […]

‘Government exploring involving start-ups to make EVMs and VVPAT units’

New Delhi, July 21 : With an eye on better technology and competitive prices, the government is exploring possibility of involving start-ups to make EVMs with the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) units, which are being currently produced by the PSUs Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL), said informed sources. […]

No helmet, no fuel for two-wheelers in Maharashtra

Mumbai, July 21 : Tightening the existing traffic laws, the Maharashtra government on Friday said bikers in the state will not be entitled to fuel if they don’t wear a helment. Transport Minister Diwakar Raote made the announcement in the state legislature and justified it on grounds of promoting safety on the roads. “Supplying fuel […]

IMF says G20 should support economic growth amid Brexit uncertainty

By David Lawder ATEHNS, Jul 21 : Group of 20 finance officials meeting in China this weekend should agree on a broad-based approach to support consumer demand, limit private-sector debt and implement structural reforms to combat deepening risks to growth, the International Monetary Fund said today. The IMF, in a briefing note to G20 finance […]

Kerala Tourism’s marketing campaigns fetch it PATA awards

Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 : Kerala Tourism secured two Gold Awards at the prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) awards in recognition of its trendsetting marketing initiatives, said state Tourism Minister A.C. Moideen on Thursday. The two gold medals for ‘Marketing Media’ are in the categories of ‘Travel Advertisement Broadcast Media’ and ‘E-Newsletter’, which were clinched […]