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gst council meet cut peak rate basket, returns filing process simplified
the goods and services tax council has pruned the list of items under the peak 28 per cent rate. it said on saturday that it was cutting the rates for consumer goods such as refrigerators, small tv sets, washing machines and vacuum cleaners – the estimated cost to the exchequer is at rs 60 billion a year. the council also announced cuts in rates on a number of other items, including sanitary napkins from 12 per cent to nil and on e-books to 12 per cent from 18 per cent. all these cuts will be effective from the coming friday, said finance minister piyush goyal. it also decided to cut the peak rate on juicer mixers, shavers and hair dryers. manish sharma, president, panasonic india and president of the consumer electronics and appliances manufacturers association, said: “this will prove a catalyst for the industry and the country’s manufacturing sector.” besides consumer goods, the council also reduced the peak rate on lithium batteries to 18 per cent, helping electric vehicles and the mobile telecom industry. “this rate reduction indicates the 28 per cent rate bracket would be limited to very few ‘sin’ and luxury products,” said pratik jain, partner at consultants pwc india. the finance minister said the council had decided to allow those with an annual turnover of rs 50 million to file quarterly returns. however, they will have to pay gst every month on the basis of challans. “this would help 93 per cent of assessees to...
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how a long journey and a dream run made hima das national sprint queen
she received immense support from friends and family as a budding athlete in assam – support that many others like her still don't have. the result: a slew of athletic talent around the state, and india, remains hidden. dhing, assam: “hima has always been brave and she’s really not afraid of anything,” says jonali das, hima’s mother, sitting inside a dimly lit room on a humid, overcast morning in kandulimari village, assam. she looked very calm for a mother whose daughter created history just four days earlier in tampere, finland, becoming the lone indian to win a gold medal at a global track event: the iaaf world u20 athletics championship 2018, clocking 51.46 seconds. in just a day, this otherwise nondescript village in dhing, a town about an hour away from nagaon, became the most important place to be for politicians and journalists alike. but the mood in the das household, a joint family of 17 comprising hima’s parents, siblings, uncles, aunts and cousins, is typified by a mix of happiness and innocence, as though unprepared to deal with the barrage of guests. growing up, hima loved playing all kinds of sports. “she would get upset when she wouldn’t be allowed to play, and i would encourage her to continue, but her mother would be worried that it might affect her studies,” ranjit das, her 52-year-old father, a farmer, told the wire. “she enjoyed helping her father and shared his share of work, not so much the kitchen work,”...
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ever wondered who owns the moon? a space lawyer attempts to answer that
most likely, this is the best-known picture of a flag ever taken: buzz aldrin standing next to the first u. s. flag planted on the moon. for those who knew their world history, it also rang some alarm bells. only less than a century ago, back on earth, planting a national flag in another part of the world still amounted to claiming that territory for the fatherland. did the stars and stripes on the moon signify the establishment of an american colony? when people hear for the first time that i am a lawyer practicing and teaching something called “space law,” the question they ask most frequently, often with a big smile or a twinkle in the eye, is: “so tell me, who owns the moon?” of course, claiming new national territories had been very much a european habit, applied to non-european parts of the world. in particular the portuguese, the spanish, the dutch, the french and the english created huge colonial empires. but while their attitude was very europe-centric, the legal notion that planting a flag was an act of establishing sovereignty quickly stuck and became accepted worldwide as part and parcel of the law of nations. obviously, the astronauts had more important things on their mind than contemplating the legal meaning and consequences of that planted flag, but luckily the issue had been taken care of prior to the mission. since the beginning of the space race the united states knew that for many people around the world the sight of a u. s. flag on the moon would ...
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uk to pay divorce bill only if eu agrees on future trade deal: brexit secy
britain will only pay its eu divorce bill if the bloc agrees on the framework for a future trade deal, the new brexit secretary warned in an interview published saturday. dominic raab, who replaced david davis after he quit the role earlier this month in protest over the government's brexit strategy, said `some conditionality between the two` was needed. he added that the article 50 mechanism used to trigger britain's imminent exit from the european union provided for new deal details. `article 50 requires, as we negotiate the withdrawal agreement, that there's a future framework for our new relationship going forward, so the two are linked,` raab told the sunday telegraph. `you can't have one side fulfilling its side of the bargain and the other side not, or going slow, or failing to commit on its side. `so i think we do need to make sure that there's some conditionality between the two.` the british government has sent mixed signals so far on the divorce bill. prime minister theresa may agreed in december to a financial settlement totalling 35-39 billion pounds ($46-51 billion, 39-44 billion euros) that ministers said depended on agreeing on future trade ties.also read: with deadline lurking & brexit talks deadlocked, uk in race against time but cabinet members have since cast doubt on the position. finance minister philip hammond said shortly afterwards he found it `inconceivable` britain would not pay its bill, which h...
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how many european cities are now fed up of too many tourists visiting
the summer holidays are in full swing – and protests against overtourism have begun (yet again) in a number of popular european cities. overtourism is not a new problem.barcelona, in particular, is at the centre of these mounting concerns about the rapid growth of tourism in cities, especially during peak holiday periods. in fact, destination barcelona estimates that there were 30m overnight visitors in 2017, compared to a resident population of 1,625,137. but across southern europe protests and social movements are growing in number. this has led to the formation of organisations such as the assembly of neighborhoods for sustainable tourism (abts) and the network of southern european cities against tourism (set). they are at the forefront of the fight against overtourism and the impact it has on local residents. while many tourists want to “live like a local” and have an authentic and immersive experience during their visit, the residents of many tourism-dependent destinations are seeing the unique sense of place that characterised their home towns vanish beneath a wave of souvenir shops, crowds, tour buses and rowdy bars. they are also suffering as local amenities and infrastructure are put under enormous strain. it is a truly global issue. other destinations where overtourism has reached disruptive proportions include palma de mallorca, paris, dubrovnik, kyoto, berlin, bali and reykjavik. recently, thai authorities were forced to act when the number of tourists visit...
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global clean water crisis: smart policies as critical as developing tech
around 2.5 to 3 billion people worldwide don’t have access to clean water. there are at least another 1.5 billion in developed countries who may have access to clean water but don’t trust its quality. a number of widely publicised events about unreliable water services in countries have added to this mistrust. seventeen years ago walkerton in canada had the country’s worst e.coli contamination of domestic water supply. it resulted in seven deaths and 2300 illnesses. in 2014, flint, michigan, usa, changed its source of water supply to flint river. this corrosive source dangerously increased lead contamination of domestic water which severely affected people’s health, especially children. many other incidents, in cities ranging from sydney in australia to hong kong, have made people increasingly sceptical of the quality of water they get at home. to be on the safe side, consumers all over the world are increasingly taking charge of their own drinking water supply. installations of expensive water treatment systems are exploding in the developed world, as is the consumption of bottled water. in cities like tokyo, berlin, london and new york, fewer and fewer people are drinking water from the tap. the trend in developing countries has taken a different route. households, from delhi to dakar, have become mini-utilities. even if water only comes on for a few hours every day, residents have found ways to deliver 24-hour supply by collecting it in underground tanks, pumping i...
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the jagannath rath yatra is a reminder of how inclusive hinduism can be
this year, the july 14-22 period has been dedicated to jagannath and to his annual ratha yatra, which has been described somewhat inadequately as the ‘chariot festival’. the rites associated with the journey of jagannath and his two companions from the great temple and their return nine days later has been recalled. but can we look beyond the trappings and festivities of this annual ritual of the hindus, and grasp the essence of an eternal indian tradition of accommodation? once we succeed in extricating ourselves from the ‘hold’ of these very attractive tourist and television packages around both the deity and his festival, and, of course, observe matters other the the overwhelming religiosity of the masses, we may be able to see more clearly the real plural nature of hinduism. this accommodative aspect of hinduism needs to reassert itself, without the further loss of time, and overrule the strange intolerant brand that is currently marketed by some terribly locked minds – primarily and shamelessly for votes. to begin with, let us note how the roughly chiseled stump of wood called jagannath keeps flaunting a historic right to differ — by remaining proudly aniconic in the midst of a brahmanically-approved pantheon of anthropometric deities. no hands, no feet — the deity reminds us that the religion of our forefathers was not a closed club, but that it was forever open to all forms of gods, cults, beliefs, rites and even remarkable oddities. it ...
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doing business: the importance of culture
the much-awaited annual dipp world bank ease of doing business rankings largely followed predictable trends from the previous two years, with some shuffling of places among the states. andhra pradesh and telangana retained the first two spots, haryana and jharkhand improved their rankings by three spots each, finishing third and fourth respectively, in the process pushing gujarat, chhattisgarh and mp down two places each to fifth, sixth and seventh from third, fourth and fifth last time around. what is more material however, is the hair’s breadth that separates them, with the top ...
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how threats to data privacy are fuelling regulatory reform
the data revolution has ushered in a digitally driven ecosystem. emerging technologies, online products and platforms, social networks and mobile applications have turned ubiquitous; there is an influx of digital information that has made the value of data immeasurable. but recent privacy scandals, including cambridge analytica and data leaks impacting millions, have invoked uproar as well as a certain sense of disillusionment. the notion of individual data privacy has seen an unprecedented shift, with the expectation that consumers will be granted more power in the future. privacy ...
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pricing in ecology | business standard editorials
the government’s plans to restrict tourism in 12 new lakshadweep islands to premium tourists to discourage crowds in an ecologically fragile region raise a critical point about tourism management in india. the fact that the tourism ministry is using a pricing strategy to achieve an environmental objective is noteworthy. it suggests that cheap or middle-budget tourists cannot be relied on to conserve the environment, although such tourists account for the bulk of vacationers in india. this goes to the heart of the problem of tourism in india. with our embarrassment of riches — ...
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planning to buy a property? act now before prices begin to inch upward
at the end of the first half of 2018, the indian housing sector is displaying signs of resilience and appears set on the road to recovery. though steep increases in property prices is still a far-fetched scenario, prices have begun to stabilise in most markets. investment activity remains muted and speculative forces are largely contained . about 90 per cent of real estate transactions currently are end-user driven. potential buyers should make the most of the current scenario instead of waiting on the sidelines for prices to correct further. policy changes giving confidence to ...
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sc order to bring down gap between vehicle ownership and insurance
a supreme court order makes it mandatory for car owners to have an extended third-party (tp) insurance of two years from september 1; owners of two-wheelers have to buy a five-year term policy. the mother vehicles act and the insurance regulatory and development authority of india (irdai) have made motor tp insurance mandatory. this cover provides security in case a bystander is injured or dies in a road mishap or if a vehicle owned by other party is damaged. the policy provides the policyholder with a sum assured in case they injure a third party; also, the sum assured is a guarantee ...
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rafale deal: jet pact renewed in march, cost details already known
the bharatiya janata party (bjp)-led government, in declining to provide commercial details of its purchase of 36 rafale fighters for the indian air force (iaf), has sheltered behind a 2008 confidentiality agreement between new delhi and paris. but on friday, while arguing in parliament that the united progressive alliance (upa) had signed the secrecy pact, the government kept silent on the fact that the agreement had expired this year. also, the government did not mention that on march 28, during french president emmanuel macron’s visit, it renewed the pact for a decade more. ...
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a veiled run for office: pak polls open new doors for women in balochistan
with a pink dupatta draped around her shoulders and a black veil covering her head and face, shumaila ismail addresses a meeting inside a gated compound in jinnah town in quetta. a member of the central committee of the left-leaning political outfit, the balochistan national party (bnp), ismail is explaining to a group of veiled women what her party’s victory in next week’s general elections could mean for them. “our party will work to end harassment against women and provide business and scholarship opportunities to you if we come into power,” she says ...
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to close gaps, centre will soon introduce revised crop insurance rules
the union government will published revised guidelines for the pradhan mantri fasal bima yojana (pmfby) in the next 10-15 days. these will correct specific gaps in the existing ones, said ashish kumar bhutani, additional secretary at the ministry of agriculture, to journalists on friday. “there will not be any dramatic differences from the existing guidelines. basically, it will provide more details on some procedures to make it more understandable, to ensure uniformity in implementation of the scheme,” he said. pmfby was launched in march 2016 and ...
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why corporate execs face so many gut issues and what they can do about it
a high stress job, the ever-changing dynamics of the corporate world, the fast food culture and the lack or inability to exercise have all resulted in most corporate professionals having a wide range of gut issues. these challenge not only the seasoned pros but also the newbies on the job. gut issues have their highs and lows, as the job profile and stress levels change over time. working and thriving in the corporate sector needs tremendous guts. but, how does one save one's own gut to deal with the corporate world rigour, when one's natural gut (read: intestines) is playing ...
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tmc to launch 'bjp hatao, desh bachao' campaign to overthrow modi govt
mamata banerjee, chief minister of west bengal, has vowed to overthrow the bhatratiya janata party’s (bjp’s) rule at the centre in 2019, predicting the latter would get no more than 150 seats during next year’s general election to the lok sabha. the bjp hatao, desh bachao (remove bjp, save the country) campaign will be launched on august 15 and a mega rally for the same has been planned for january 19, said banerjee, addressing a rally here. she predicted the aiadmk would lose the next election in tamil nadu (it had voted for the bjp in the lok sabha during friday’s no-confidence motion), and noted the shiv sena, one of the bjp’s oldest allies, had abstained from voting. she added the bjp’s seats in uttar pradesh would reduce substantially in next year’s general election and those in madhya pradesh be reduced to a fourth of the current number. it would also get no more than five in rajasthan and suffer big defeats in gujarat, bihar, odisha, punjab and bengal (where she said her party would take all 42 seats.) “their tally (of the bjp-led nda coalition) of 350 seats now will come down to 150 at the maximum.” banerjee, however, also cautioned the congress party, with which it is in talks for a possible alliance in the fight for delhi. in bengal, she alleged, the congress was aligning with the bjp. opposition parties in bengal had got together against the tmc in the run-up to the recent panchayat polls. “on january 19, from the brigad...
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cm raje to lead bjp in rajasthan polls, would come back with majority: shah
the bjp will fight the forthcoming rajasthan assembly elections under the leadership of chief minister vasundhara raje, who will retain the post as the party would come back to power with a big majority, said party president amit shah on saturday. in his address at the concluding ceremony of a two-day party meeting here, he said that the tradition of forming alternate governments in rajasthan - the congress one time and the bjp the next - is going to change this time.bjp will also form government in chhattisgarh and madhya pradesh and prime minister narendra modi will win again in 2019, he added. he also said that congress has been spreading rumours against the bjp `which is an indirect attack on democracy and hence our fight against congress becomes all the more important`.also read: how can family-centric congress preserve india's democracy: amit shah meanwhile, raje said that the bjp has become world's biggest party under the dynamic leadership of shah and the failure of the no-confidence motion against his government on friday, modi proved once again that bjp enjoys the highest credibility. she also attacked the congress for spreading a rumour that sc/st act will be diluted but held the people have understood this tactic of congress. the programme was also addressed by state bjp president madanlal saini, while several ministers and veteran bjp leaders were also present.
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bjp is working overtime to transform hindustan into lynchistan: congress
the congress on saturday accused the bjp of transforming the country into a land of lynchings and is also trying to `lynch` the supreme court's judgment that highlighted the need for a strict law. `today's shocking incident in alwar has once again proved that the bjp is working overtime and aggressively to transform hindustan into lynchistan. the nation is also witnessing how bjp rather than enforcing supreme court's judgment for a need of a strict law on lynching is actually now lynching the judgment and the constitution,` congress spokesperson jaiveer shergill told reporters. the bjp, rather than preventing lynching and punishing the lynching mob, is promoting and patronizing the lynch mob force, he alleged. `the nation was hoping that the government will wake up after the tight legal slap by the supreme court and warning issued that the government of india must act in a concrete manner to prevent india from becoming a republic of lynchistan,` shergill said. but alwar's horrific incident has exposed the bjp's `notorious and dubious intentions to weaken and render the judgment meaningless`, he said, accusing the rajasthan government and its ministers are behaving like lawyers of lynch mob force.
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with deadline lurking & brexit talks deadlocked, uk in race against time
for all the drama of knife-edge votes in parliament, the sniping and sabotage, the resignations and political insurrections, britain is now staring at a hard truth. its deadline for exiting the european union is less than nine months away. and there is no workable plan in sight. the political fight is so noisy, stoked by a partisan british news media, that it is easy to forget what could be coming if no agreement is made: a disorderly divorce, the so-called “cliff-edge” scenario — as in the country could metaphorically fall off one. trucks stuck at ports. supermarket shelves emptying out. planes grounded at airports, and millions of citizens trapped in legal limbo. this week, in a sign of mounting anxiety, the british government announced plans to issue regular warnings to citizens and businesses — likely to range from how to prevent medicine shortages to what documents would be needed to drive in france — so that everyone can prepare for the chance that a deal will not be struck. a no-deal divorce would be so dire that many politicians quietly believe it will be avoided and common sense will prevail. the question is how. parliament is paralyzed. prime minister theresa may is besieged. her conservatives are bitterly divided, consumed by infighting, while the opposition labour party keeps its head down, hoping to exploit the chaos. there are factions pushing to hold a second brexit referendum that might reverse the first — except doing tha...
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amrock says evidence by whistle blowers casts doubt on $706 mn verdict
one of the biggest trade secrets cases in us history took a bizarre turn, with the company that lost a $706 million jury verdict saying it uncovered `bombshell` evidence of fraud thanks to whistle blowers who used to work for the winning side. amrock, an affiliate of mortgage-lending firm quicken loans, in march lost a trial in texas against the data-analytics firm housecanary, which amrock sued in 2016. at the center of the suit is a botched licensing deal for amrock to get cutting-edge home-appraisal software from housecanary, whose backers include former alphabet chairman eric schmidt’s family office. while amrock claimed housecanary’s products were `completely unusable,` the jury saw it differently. the panel found amrock copied housecanary’s trade secrets and then backed out of their agreement early while still owing $5 million to the san francisco-based company. amrock was shocked by the jury award, which was enhanced by `exemplary` and punitive damages. amrock, which calls itself the biggest independent title-insurance and valuation firm in the us, said in a court filing friday that a pair of former housecanary employees were also shocked by the verdict, and came forward with first-hand accounts that amrock’s allegations were spot on. the whistle blowers have signed sworn declarations saying housecanary’s technology at the relevant time wasn’t proprietary, that their products weren’t ready for market and that amrock, was in...
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new york city sues airbnb to force it to share details of hosts in the city
new york city asked a judge to order airbnb to comply with a subpoena for information about its listings, just days after lawmakers demanded it share the names and addresses of hosts in the city. in a lawsuit friday, the city said airbnb is “largely refusing to cooperate” with its investigation into illegal short-term rentals and refusing to produce “any records whatsoever.” christopher nulty, an airbnb spokesman, said airbnb didn’t comply with the subpoena because it was too broad and requested information not related to the investigation. `we are committed to fighting for the privacy of our community and will not stand by silently while ose attempts to game the legal system in order to continue to harass responsible new yorkers who share their home,` nulty said in a statement. the suit comes days after the city voted to require the home-sharing company to provide information about its hosts so the officials can police airbnb users who run illegal hotels. the new law requires airbnb to provide the addresses and names of its hosts to the mayor’s office of special enforcement. airbnb must also reveal if its rentals are for a whole apartment or just a room — disclosures that are designed to enforce a state law that makes it illegal for most landlords to rent an apartment for less than 30 days. the lawsuit is the latest blow in an almost decade-long battle between the company and city officials, who argue the home-sharing company squishes hous...
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netflix stocks fall 8.5 per cent to $362 in worst week since 2016
a four-day slump in netflix after disappointing second-quarter earnings has pushed the shares below one key support level and left them testing a second.netflix fell as low as $344 on tuesday after the streaming-video company’s forecast for subscriber growth trailed analysts’ estimates. that was a hair’s breadth from their 100-day moving average, a level they’ve mostly remained above for the better part of two years. the stock swung between gains and losses friday but never broke above the 50-day moving average, which has been a support level throughout the on-again, off-again market rebound from this year’s correction. it closed below that line thursday for the first time since april. netflix, which touched a record high of $423.21 in late june, has fallen 8.5 per cent this week and is on track for its biggest weekly decline in two years. the shares were selling for $362.49 in friday afternoon trading.
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tribunal rules in spicejet's favour, rejects maran's rs 13-bn claim
an arbitration tribunal has ruled in spicejet's favour, in a share purchase dispute with ex-promoter kalanithi maran. and, has rejected the latter’s rs 13-billion claim for loss on account of non-issuance of share warrants. the tribunal has, however, held that maran will be entitled to a refund of rs 5.79 billion, the subscription amount he made for warrants and preference shares. even so, this will not result in a new liability for the airline, since it has already deposited the amount with the high court in delhi, said a source close to the airline. maran sold his 58.46 per cent stake in spicejet to ajay singh, its current chairman, for a nominal rs 2 in 2015, after a financial crunch crippled its operation. the two sides have been locked in litigation since. maran has accused spicejet of breach of agreement, for not issuing him 189 million share warrants and preference shares, despite his rs 6.79 billion infusion. the warrants, if converted into equity, would have given maran and his kal airways a 24 per cent stake in the airline. spicejet contended these could not be issued as it did not ge the bse exchange’s approval. in its order on friday, the tribunal upheld the airline's plea. in their order retired judges arijit pasayat, h l gokhale and k s p radhakrishnan said non issuance of warrants can not be treated as breach by spicejet and ajay singh. maran had sought rs 13.23 billion toward loss due to non-issue of the share warrants. the ...
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naidu justifies anti-modi stance, says justice for andhra his top priority
chandrababu naidu, chief minister of andhra pradesh, says his strident stance against the central government is fully justified. brushing aside ‘political’ issues of aligning with a broader opposition to remove the narendra modi-led national democratic alliance government at the centre, he said his concerns were national but the immediate issue was ‘justice for andhra pradesh’. “andhra pradesh is feeling betrayed. andhra people feel hurt and wounded at all the unkept promises” naidu said, sounding much like his late father-in-law, n t rama rao, when the latter launched the telugu desam party in the early 1980s. naidu repeated what his lok sabha members had said in the no-confidence motion debate on friday. that the centre had not played a straight bat with ap, keeping back finances, grants and entitlements promised during the state’s bifurcation.also read: won't let centre succeed in taking over tirumala temple: chandrababu naidu he said the pm had cited the 14th finance commission as reason for denying andhra a ‘special category’ status. however, the centre had extended this treatment and announced budget allocations to 11 states after 2017. more, both the chairman of the commission, y v reddy, as well as its member, govinda rao, had ‘stated categorically’ that the report made no such recommendation. also, he noted, modi’s bharatiya janata party (bjp) had itself sought special category state status for ap in 2014, including ...
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to plan for future or not? us cities face tough bets on driverless cars
autonomous vehicles that will outperform buses, cost less than uber and travel faster than cars stuck in traffic today are two years away. or 10. or 30. but visions of the future they’ll bring have already crept into city council meetings, political campaigns, state legislation and decisions about what cities should build today. that unnerves some transportation planners and transit advocates, who fear unrealistic hopes for driverless cars — and how soon they’ll get here — could lead cities to mortgage the present for something better they haven’t seen. “they have imbued autonomous vehicles with the possibility to solve every problem that was ever created in transportation since the beginning of time,” said beth osborne, a senior policy adviser with the advocacy group transportation for america. “that might be a tad bit unrealistic.” in indianapolis, detroit and nashville, opponents of major transit investments have argued that buses and trains will soon seem antiquated. in silicon valley, politicians have suggested something better and cheaper is on the way. as new york’s subway demands repairs, futurists have proposed paving over all that rail instead for underground highways. autonomous cars have entered policy debates — if not car lots — with remarkable speed. and everyone agrees that making the wrong bets now would be costly. cities that abandon transit will come to regret it, advocates warn. driverless car boosters coun...
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pm dismisses oppn attempts at unity, questions motive behind no-trust vote
prime minister narendra modi on saturday dismissed opposition attempts at unity as an opportunity for the bjp and mocked congress president for hugging him in parliament, virtually calling it clingy behaviour. at a farmer's rally, on his third visit to politically crucial uttar pradesh, modi questioned the motive behind the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition in the lok sabha. `hum karan poochtey rahe avishvas ka, karan nahi bata payey to gale pad gaye,` he said. roughly translated, the phrase conveyed unwanted clingy behaviour: `we kept asking the reasons for their no confidence, they failed to answer but clung to my neck.`the reference was to rahul gandhi's gesture on friday during the debate walking up to the prime minister's seat in the lok sabha and giving him an unreciprocated hug. modi also played with words to assert that the bharatiya janata party's election symbol the lotus will rise from the mud in the 2019 general election. `if one dal (party) is added to another dal, then it becomes dal-dal (muck), which is favourable for the 'kamal' to bloom,` he said, in an apparent reference to the opposition's unity attempts. modi said the opposition's bid to join hands is an opportunity for the bjp. during his nearly 45-minute speech, modi said the opposition was merely running after the prime minister's post while ignoring the poor, the youth and farmers. `are you satisfied with what happened in lok sabha,` he a...
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gst council snips peak rate basket, approves simpler returns filing process
the goods and services tax council has pruned the list of items under the peak 28 per cent rate. it said on saturday that it was cutting the rates for consumer goods such as refrigerators, small tv sets, washing machines and vacuum cleaners – the estimated cost to the exchequer is at rs 60 billion a year. the council also announced cuts in rates on a number of other items, including sanitary napkins from 12 per cent to nil and on e-books to 12 per cent from 18 per cent. all these cuts will be effective from the coming friday, said finance minister piyush goyal. it also decided to cut the peak rate on juicer mixers, shavers and hair dryers. manish sharma, president, panasonic india and president of the consumer electronics and appliances manufacturers association, said: “this will prove a catalyst for the industry and the country’s manufacturing sector.” besides consumer goods, the council also reduced the peak rate on lithium batteries to 18 per cent, helping electric vehicles and the mobile telecom industry. “this rate reduction indicates the 28 per cent rate bracket would be limited to very few ‘sin’ and luxury products,” said pratik jain, partner at consultants pwc india. the finance minister said the council had decided to allow those with an annual turnover of rs 50 million to file quarterly returns. however, they will have to pay gst every month on the basis of challans. “this would help 93 per cent of assessees to...
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news digest: gst council cuts rates, modi questions no-trust vote, and more
gst council snips peak rate basket, approves simpler returns filing process the goods and services tax council has pruned the list of items under the peak 28 per cent rate. it said on saturday that it was cutting the rates for consumer goods such as refrigerators, small tv sets, washing machines and vacuum cleaners – the estimated cost to the exchequer is at rs 60 billion a year. read more.pm dismisses oppn attempts at unity, questions motive behind no-trust vote prime minister narendra modi on saturday dismissed opposition attempts at unity as an opportunity for the bjp and mocked congress president for hugging him in parliament, virtually calling it clingy behaviour. at a farmer's rally, on his third visit to politically crucial uttar pradesh, modi questioned the motive behind the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition in the lok sabha. read more. https://mybs.in/2vou5ghtribunal rules in spicejet's favour, rejects maran's rs 13-bn claim an arbitration tribunal has ruled in spicejet's favour, in a share purchase dispute with ex-promoter kalanithi maran. and, has rejected the latter’s rs 13-billion claim for loss on account of non-issuance of share warrants. the tribunal has, however, held that maran will be entitled to a refund of rs 5.79 billion, the subscription amount he made for warrants and preference shares. even so, this will not result in a new liability for the airline, since it has already deposited the amount with the high cou...
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redundant mobile apps of various govt agencies slowing digital india drive
it’s raining mobile applications from various ministries and agencies, apparently to give a big push to the narendra modi government’s flagship digital india programme. the problem is many of the over 2,000 apps are either redundant or overlapping, failing to find many takers.digital india aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. it costs anywhere between rs 5,000 and rs 100,000 to develop an app. while companies like amazon, flipkart, alibaba and paytm are transforming their mobile apps into a one-stop shop, the government’s app initiative seems to be going in the opposite direction. for example, the national institute of electronics & information technology has created 20 different apps in more than 10 languages to teach people basic computer skills. it has one app for teaching microsoft word, another for spreadsheet, a separate app for powerpoint, and so on, instead of one app for all information on computer training with the option of interchanging between languages. the agriculture ministry has more than 25 apps. lack of coordination between various entities under the ministry has led to development of apps on the same topics with slight variations. “there are seven different apps on different aspects of rice production, made by the indian institute of rice research (iirr). similar apps have been developed by the tamil nadu agricultural university (tnau). the agriculture ministry got special...
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