Daily Archives: July 8, 2017

Luxury cars get cheaper by over Rs 1 crore post GST


Goods and Service Tax (GST) has brought rejoice for the car buyers in India. While the conventional customers are enjoying significant price cut on various models, those who are willing to buy a supercar or an ultra-luxury car will feel a pre-season festivity, especially in Mumbai. The Maharashtra state government has raised the one-time registration tax on private two- and ...

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Docs threaten to go on strike over transfer orders


The state government’s move to transfer government doctors in the hills and deploying private institutions for running its hospitals in the plains has drawn flak from doctors under the aegis of Provincial Medical Health Services (PMHS). The government in a decision taken in June had decided to operate all the community health centres in the Dehradun district under PPP mode ...

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Burhan anniversary: Curfew in Tral,restrictions across Kashmir


Authorities clamped curfew in three towns including Tral in Kashmir and imposed restrictions on the movement of people in the rest of the valley to foil the separatists’ plan to hold a rally on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani Police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in strength across Kashmir to ...

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SC stays counselling and admission in IITs over bonus marks system in JEE

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The Supreme Court on Friday found faults in IIT’s decision to award 18 bonus marks to students for wrong and vague questions in the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) paper and stayed the ongoing counselling and admission in IITs, NIITs, IIITs and all government-funded engineering colleges. The apex court’s decision comes at a time when 33,000 candidates have already taken admissions ...

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Informal BRICS Leaders Meeting in Hamburg


The leaders of the 5 BRICS countries held an informal meeting on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. This was in run up to the forthcoming 9th BRICS Summit in September in Xiamen, China. President Xi of China said he looked forward to welcoming the BRICS leaders. In their interventions, the leaders discussed preparations and priorities for the ...

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25% judicial posts vacant in Uttarakhand, pendency rises to 2.3 lakh reveals RTI


Even as the pendency of cases are mounting in courts across Uttarakhand, as many as 75 judicial posts, including a post of a high court judge, are lying vacant, reveals an RTI reply. “There are a total of 291 sanctioned positions in the state judiciary, including the high court, of which nearly 25% positions are lying vacant, which the government ...

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