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Preparations going on for the five-day Namami Brahmaputra Festival that will be held from March 31, on the river bank in Guwahati on Monday. – UB Photos
Jaitley moves Finance Bill 2017 for passage in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday moved the Finance Bill, 2017, for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha, saying that since it provides for electoral bonds, it required consideration as a Money Bill, which can ...

India to supply more power to Bangladesh
Agartala, March 21 (IANS): During the upcoming visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India, the two countries will sign an agreement for supply of additional 60 MW of electricity to the neighbouring country from Tripura, a top official ...

GST implementation to benefit Meghalaya: Minister
Shillong, March 21 (IANS): Meghalaya will be benefited through the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime which is likely to be implemented on July 1, Taxation Minister Zenith M. Sangma said on Tuesday. ...

Narada sting case: SC declines to interfere with HC order
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS): In a setback to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to interfere with the Calcutta High Court order that asked the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the Narada sting ope ...

Why no action against BJP, Congress for Vedanta funding, Centre asked
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response from the central government on a contempt plea that alleged that the government had failed to act against the Congress and the BJP for accepting foreign funding. ...

India invite to Dalai Lama irks China
BEIJING, March 20 - China today warned India not to go against its “core concerns” to avoid disruption in bilateral ties after New Delhi invited the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to an international Buddhist seminar in Bihar. ...

India, Pak hold talks on Indus Water
ISLAMABAD, March 20 - Officials from India and Pakistan discussed problems relating to Indus Basin at the two-day Indus Water Commission meeting, which began here today after a gap of nearly two years. ...

Cabinet clears GST draft Bills
NEW DELHI, March 20 - The Cabinet today cleared four legislations for implementing GST as the government sprints to meet the July 1 schedule to rollout the indirect tax reform which can add up to 2 per cent to India’s economic growth. ...

Petroleum workers go on strike
GUWAHATI, March 20 - Petroleum workers under the banner of the Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Union today went on an indefinite strike demanding minimum wages and other benefits. ...

Opp seeks rollback of bank withdrawal charges
NEW DELHI, March 20 - Anurag Thakur, BJP member in the Lok Sabha, today demanded a rollback of withdrawal charges proposed by certain banks and the three per cent tax levied by financial institutions on credit card payments, a demand which was raised ...

Bid on Majuli as Heritage Site hits roadblock
NEW DELHI, March 20 - In what could mean a serious setback to Assam Government’s initiative to have Majuli river island declared as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site, the Union Tourism and Culture Ministry has said that there is no concept of declaring ...

BJP Govt in Manipur wins floor test
IMPHAL, March 20 - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government in Manipur, headed by Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh, won the floor test in a voice vote with the support of 32 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly today. ...

Mizo House adopts resolution seeking separate Mizoram cadre
AIZAWL, March 20 - Mizoram Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted a private member’s resolution moved by T Sangkunga of ruling Congress seeking a separate Mizoram cadre for All India Services. ...

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