SC stays removal of cell towers near Rajasthan prisons

New Delhi, May 29 : The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a Rajasthan governments order directing mobile phone operators to remove their cell towers from within 500 metres of jail premises across the state. A vacation bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Deepak Gupta stayed the order as senior counsel Kapil Sibal […]

More UDAN routes to be allocated by August

New Delhi, May 24 : The central government on Wednesday said that it will allocate more air routes under its regional connectivity scheme — UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) — by August. According to Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, the government will soon launch the second round of bidding under RCS-UDAN after […]

Centre plans to upgrade ship repairing facilities at 7 ports

Kolkata, May 23 : The Central government has identified ship repairing facilities of seven ports for upgradation into modern units in collaboration with the Cochin Shipyard, a top official said here. “It has been decided at last week’s meeting in Goa that seven ports, which have ship repair facilities that need to be upgraded, should […]

Africa a top priority, will always stand shoulder to shoulder: Modi

By Prashant Sood Gandhinagar, May 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Africa was a top priority for his government’s foreign and economic policy and India will always stand shoulder to shoulder with countries of the continent in the long and difficult race for a better future. Inaugurating the 52nd Annual Meetings […]

Maharashtra legislature nod to GST bill

Mumbai, May 22 : Both houses of the Maharashtra legislature on Monday unanimously passed the State Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill, paving the way for the measure’s roll-out in the state from July 1, along with the rest of India. The development came this evening after hectic deliberations in the legislative assembly and council […]

GST to help improve India’s exports: Sitharaman

New Delhi, May 20 : Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will help improve India’s export growth. “The way the fitment discussions have happened in the GST Council and the way commodities and services have been treated, GST is only going to help in improving our exports,” she […]