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 […]

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 […]

Former Trump aide Bannon sets up group to undermine EU

By Mark Hosenball London, July 23 : Former Donald Trump political strategist Steve Bannon and a top associate have created a Brussels-based political organization intended to undermine, and ultimately paralyze, the European Union, Bannon and the associate told Reuters. In an interview and email conversations, Bannon and Raheem Kassam, a former chief aide to British […]

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 […]

Former US Defence chief in Taiwan amid tensions with Beijing

Taipei, July 23 : Former US Secretary of Defence Ash Carter arrived in Taiwan on Monday to address a security forum, the island’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Ash Carter, who served as Defence secretary under Barack Obama from 2015-2017, is due to deliver a speech to the Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue on Tuesday, Efe quoted […]