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As the centre gears up to roll out Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1st, Bihar became the second state after Telangana to pass laws creating the legal framework for implementing the four GST bills.

The Bihar GST Bill, 2017 and the Bihar Taxation (Amendment) Bill were passed at a special sitting of both houses of the Bihar Legislative Assembly on Monday.

The BMC's Municipal Commissioner, Ajoy Mehta has clarified that developers cannot withhold occupancy certificates to home buyers based on their dietary habits.

The BMC has received several complaints from home buyers who were denied homes because they were non-vegetarian. Aggrieved buyers can now approach the police in such cases.

They said buyers can also "approach related departments of the state government for the action."

The Supreme Court clarified that politicians cannot order the transfer of senior police officers in their states before the completion of their tenure.

The statement was made while reversing a decision made by the Kerala government to transfer DGP T P Senkumar before the completion of his 2-year tenure.

It said action could be taken against officers only if there is credible evidence.