Heavily armed terrorists launched a pre-dawn attack on a CRPF camp in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, killing four personnel of the force and injuring three others. CRPF spokesperson Rajesh Yadav said the bodies of two terrorists have also been recovered while one more is believed to have been killed.
Plan and Policy
Plan & Policy
The government is not perturbed if banks shrink their balance sheets and focus on profitability rather than chasing topline growth, this was one of the messages that bankers got from the PSB Manthan organised by the finance ministry in November.
Close on the heels of the decision to roll out e-way bill, the government is set to introduce the reverse charge mechanism in its bid to check evasion, especially by traders and small businesses under GST.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday introduced amendments to the insolvency law seeking to weed out willful defaulters and other unscrupulous individuals from bidding for troubled companies headed for time-bound resolution under the new bankruptcy code.
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2017 would replace an ordinance promulgated in November to bar rogue promoters and companies or their senior executives linked with NPA accounts. The bill introduced in the Lok Sabha includes some minor changes to the ordinance.
Emboldened by the response to disinvestment exercise in this financial year, the government is planning to raise the sale-off target by 40 per cent to Rs 1 lakh crore in the next budget.
Sources privy to discussions on the 2018-19 budget target of disinvestment said the market and investors have supported sale-off rationale and the government would like to encash that.
India’s exports of cut & polished diamonds jumped 1.29 per cent while imports climbed 5 per cent during the April-November period on strong demand, data published by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) showed.
“Strong festive demand from Western countries kept export and imports of diamond up,” said Stawan Ajmera a Mumbai-based diamond trader.
The government has withdrawn the decision to raise domestic LPG cylinder price by Rs 4 per month.
India on Thursday tore into Pakistan for presenting the wife and mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav as “widows” during their highly controlled meeting, and accused Islamabad of turning an emotional moment into “an instrument to further its propaganda.”
The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the hugely contentious bill that criminalises instant triple talaq and makes it punishable by up to three years imprisonment for the husband, a development hailed by the government as “historic” but disapproved of by a section of the opposition.
The Lok Sabha passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill by voice vote after rejecting a string of amendments moved by opposition members.
Pakistan’s army, which is planning to shift its general headquarters (GHQ) from Rawalpindi to Islamabad, will soon get over 1,000 acres of land in the capital city, according to a media report on Wednesday.
The plan to shift the GHQ was shelved in 2008-09, at the instructions of then army chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, due to financial constraints.
The army now wants possession of the land at the earliest so construction work can be started and the army headquarters can be moved to the federal capital, Dawn reported.