Daily Archives: September 13, 2019

After 40 yrs, UP ministers to start paying income tax on their own


The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday decided that ministers will start paying their own income tax, ending a four-decade-old practice of the state exchequer shelling out the amount annually for them. The direction follows criticism in the media of a law enacted in 1981 which ensures that the state’s chief minister and ministers don’t pay any income tax themselves. Instead, ...

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‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series in works at HBO


HBO is moving ahead with yet another prequel show to its smash-hit series “Game of Thrones”. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network is nearing a pilot commitment for a prequel series based on Geroge RR Martin’s “Fire & Blood”, a companion book to the author’s “Song of Fire and Ice” saga. The pilot of the new prequel is set ...

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India’s Foreign Trade: August 2019


India’s overall exports (Merchandise and Services combined) in April-August2019-20* are estimated to be USD 227.36 billion, exhibiting a positive growth of 3.20 per cent over the same period last year. Overall imports in April-August 2019-20* are estimated to be USD 268.24billion, exhibiting a negative growth of 1.18per cent over the same period last year.   *Note: The latest data for ...

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Odd-even scheme to return in Delhi from Nov 4-15


The odd-even road rationing scheme is set to return in the national capital from November 4-15, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announcing a slew of measures to combat high-level of air pollution during winters. Kejriwal said the odd-even scheme was part of the seven-point ‘Parali Pradushan’ (pollution caused by crop stubble burning) action plan that also includes mass ...

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