Lok Sabha passes Negotiable Instruments

New Delhi, July 23 : The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which provides for allowing a court trying an offence related to cheque bouncing to direct the drawer to pay interim compensation to the complainant. Replying to a debate on the bill, Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap […]

Swaraj India welcomes SC decision removing blanket ban on protests

New Delhi, July 23 : Swaraj India on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court decision removing the blanket ban on peaceful protests in central Delhi including Jantar Mantar. The party’s Delhi state President Anupam said that the blanket ban imposed since last 10 months had made it difficult for common citizens, groups and organizations to make […]

Punjab’s Markfed opens first outlet in Gujarat

Chandigarh, July 23 : To expand its market base, Punjab’s Markfed on Monday launched its first outlet outside north India at Gujarat’s Vadodara. The ‘Health Food Kiosk’, formally inaugurated at GSFC University campus in Vadodara by Punjab Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, would make available more than 90 of the products, including those under the […]

National disaster funds need restructuring: Finance Commission

Gandhinagar, July 23 : The 15th Finance Commission will be carrying out a robust study for restructuring of the national disaster funds utilization, its chairman N.K. Singh said on Monday. As Gujarat and many other states are prone to natural calamities, the commission is of the view that a total restructuring of the management plan […]

Insolvency Code amendment bill tabled in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, July 23 : A bill to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, allowing an allottee of a real estate project to be treated as a financial creditor was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday, amid allegations from opposition parties that some changes were intended to “help just one industry”. The Insolvency […]

Police officer suspended over Alwar lynching

Jaipur, July 23 : Rajasthan Police on Monday suspended Assistant Sub-Inspector Mohan Singh for the undue delay in taking to a hospital a man brutally attacked by cow vigilantes in Alwar district who later died. Police source said Mohan Singh had been suspended for negligence and delay in taking Rakbar alias Akbar to the hospital […]