Monthly Archives: July 2019

Rajya Sabha passes Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019


The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Rajya Sabha today. Speaking on the occasion Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways and MSME thanked the Members of the House and said that this was a matter of great happiness for him. He said the much needed amendments will improve road safety, facilitate citizens in their dealings with ...

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Income Tax Department conducts search on group connected with VVIP Chopper Scam


Income Tax Department conducted search action on 24th July, 2019, on a Hyderabad based group engaged in the business of conducting seismic data analysis. The assesse group indulged in large scale over-invoicing of imports through a Dubai based operator who is an accused in a VVIP Chopper scam. The surplus funds thus generated amounting to USD 6 million were parked ...

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Sensex ends in the red dragged by bank, auto stocks


The benchmark Sensex on Tuesday fell over 289.13 points to close at 37,397.24 due to heavy selling mainly in banking, auto and oil & gas stocks as tepid corporate earnings and auto sector woes weighed on investors’ sentiment. Besides, sustained foreign fund outflows continued to spook domestic equity market. The 50-share NSE Nifty too dropped 103.80 points to settle at ...

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Fire in Janakpuri building, over 70 people rescued


More than 70 persons were evacuated after a fire broke out in a building that houses several coaching centres in west Delhi’s Janakpuri on Tuesday, said a senior officer from the Delhi Fire Service. A call about the fire was received around 11.50 am and three firetenders were rushed to the spot. The fir was brought under control by 12.05 ...

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Lok Sabha Passes the Code on Wages Bill, 2019


The Lok Sabha today passed The Code on Wages Bill, 2019. While opening the discussion for consideration and passing of the Bill,  Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar said that it is a historic Bill which aims to transform the old and obsolete labour laws into more accountable and transparent ones which is need ...

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Triple talaq bill passed by Parliament


Parliament on Tuesday approved the bill that makes instant triple talaq a criminal offence, after the contentious legislation was passed by Rajya Sabha following non-aligned BJD extending support and NDA constituents JD-U and AIADMK walking out. Lok Sabha had passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill last week and with Rajya Sabha now approving it, the practice ...

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National Medical Commission Bill passed by Lok Sabha


Lok Sabha on Monday passed the National Medical Commission Bill for replacing the corruption-plagued MCI with a new body, in what was described by the government as one of the biggest reforms that will end ‘inspector raj’ in the medical education sector. The bill that seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 was passed by a voice vote, ...

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Uttarakhand best in tiger conservation: Forest Minister

The Uttarakhand government on Monday said that with 442 tigers, the state stands best in the country in terms of conservation of big cats. There are 526 tigers in Madhya Pradesh, 524 in Karnataka and 442 in Uttarakhand but when the state’s tiger population figure is viewed alongside its smaller size, the state stands on top of the list, Forest ...

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FIR filed against accused BJP MLA, 9 others, in Unnao road accident case


BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar was among the 10 people named in an FIR registered on Monday in connection with a road accident in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer were critically injured and her two aunts killed, police said. The FIR, in which 15-20 unnamed people were also mentioned, was registered at the Gurubuxganj police station in ...

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Himalayan states demand green bonus, separate ministry


Himalayan states on Sunday came together at a conclave here to demand a separate ministry to deal with problems endemic to them and a green bonus in recognition of their contribution to environment conservation. The twin demands formed part of a common agenda of the Himalayan states which was handed over to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the end ...

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