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Krishi Kalyan Cess of 0.5% from 1 June
Finance Ministry announced that Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC) of 0.5% would be applicable to all taxable services including restaurant bills, telephone bills, airline tickets, etc. from 1 Jun'16.
Art of living to pay Rs.4.75cr environmental compensation
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday directed Art of Living foundation to pay the remaining Rs.4.75 crore as environment compensation for damages incurred to Yamuna flood plains.
India climbs global competitiveness ladder
India rose three ranks in the global competitiveness index from 44 in 2015 to 41 in 2016.
Govt mulls tobacco warning in school books
The health ministry is planning to introduce anti-tobacco warnings as part of essential reading for school students in an attempt to discourage tobacco use among youngsters.
Sushma Swaraj to meet African students
In an attempt to assuage the fears of racist attacks in India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet African students today.
Jaitley: Diesel ban is a transient phase
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stated that the diesel ban in Delhi is a "transient" phase and India is a market large enough not to adversely affect auto companies.
30 May 2016Indian Government
Govt saves Rs.36,500 crores through DBT
Senior PMO officials said that it was decided at a review meeting chaired by the Prime Minister on 9 May that the government would use the projected savings from the DBT scheme for its 2019 election campaign.
30 May 2015India
Modi to embark on 5-nation tour
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a five-nation tour to Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland, the United States and Mexico.
Scorpenes to become Navy's backbone
In a few years, the French Scorpene class submarines will replace the Russian Kilo class submarines as the mainstay of the Indian Navy.
Centre assures strong action against African's attackers
The Central government stepped in, to send a strong message and assure the African community of their safety as well of strong action against their attackers.
29 May 2016India
Hacker files PIL against Eknath Khadse
Vadodara based ethical hacker Manish Bhangale alleged that the Mumbai police has strong electronic evidence against the minister, and yet no proper action has been taken against him.
29 May 2016India
Four Africans assaulted in Delhi
According to police sources, four African nationals were assaulted in separate incidents across Delhi on 26 May.
28 May 2016India
SC refuses to stay NEET ordinance
The Supreme Court refused to give grant an interim stay on the Centre's NEET ordinance which exempts states from holding the NEET exam till 2017.
Auction dates for oil & gas fields announced
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, launched the auction of 67 marginal oil and gas discoveries clubbed into 46 fields.
Petition filed against NEET ordinance
Vyapam scam whistleblower Anand Rai moved the Supreme Court, challenging the recently promulgated ordinance diluting the apex court order on NEET.
Bread makers decide to stop using carcinogens
The All India Bread Manufacturers' Association said it had decided to stop using potassium bromate and potassium iodate in the manufacture of bread.
Indians face backlash in Africa
Indian shops and businesses in Congo's capital Kinshasa were attacked by locals who also fired gunshots, injuring two Indians after the murder of a Congolese national in Delhi last week.
Pranab Mukherjee reminds China of India's support
President Pranab Mukherjee reminded China of India's unwavering support for China's membership to the UN.
Congolese murder creates ambiguity over Africa Day event
The Ministry of External Affairs is in damage-control mode after Heads of Missions (HoM's) of 42 African countries threatened to boycott Africa Day celebrations in Delhi.
Govt rejects CJI's need for 40k judges
The Centre rejected Chief Justice of India TS Thakur's claim that 40,000 more judges were needed to reduce the judicial pendency in India.
Two years since Modi became the Prime Minister
An IPSOS survey shows that 62% of urban Indians gave thumbs-up to the Modi-led government for a good job done by the end of second year.
SC allows Italian marine to leave India
The Supreme Court has allowed Italian marine Sergeant Major Salvatore Girone to leave India, after relaxing the bail conditions it had set.
India, China should solve crisis politically
President Pranab Mukherjee stated that India and China should solve all outstanding issues through "political acumen" and "civilisational wisdom".
Alcohol kills 15 Indians everyday
According to an IndiaSpend analysis of 2013 National Crime Bureau Records data, alcohol causes an Indian death every 96 minutes.
President signs the NEET ordinance to relieve states
President Pranab Mukherjee signed the Ordinance on NEET after seeking information from the Health Ministry to make a final decision on implementation of NEET.
Pranab woos Chinese investors for Make in India
Promising a conducive business environment, President Pranab Mukherjee urged Chinese industrialists to engage with India under Make in India.
FSSAI removes potassium bromate from permitted list
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India agreed to remove potassium bromate from the list of permissible additives, saying public health must remain a "priority".
24 May 2016India
Carcinogenic agents found in bread: CSE report
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in a report, warned that Potassium Bromate and Potassium Iodate, which are used by bread makers in India, could cause cancer.
24 May 2016India
Fake account of Indian President on Sina Weibo
Chinese authorities said an imposter set up an account in the name of President Pranab Mukherjee on the country's Twitter equivalent, Sina Weibo, which has more than 500 million users.
SC to hear plea on Italian marine
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea by the Italian government seeking the relaxation of bail conditions of Sergeant Major Salvatore Girone.
Only 1% water left in Marathwada reservoirs
Aurangabads Divisional Commissioner Umakant Dangat stated that there is only 1% water remaining in the dams in the Marathwada region.
Planned infrastructure reduces cyclone casualties in Bangladesh
Tens of thousands of residents returned to inundated villages after the government evacuated them during the onset of Cylone Roanu.
ISIS promotes Indian youth in ranks
Sources have stated that Kalyan youths Fahad Tanveer Shaikh and Aman Naeem Tandel, featured in the ISIS recruitment video, have been promoted to the top echelons of the terror outfit.
22 May 2016India
Roanu kills 23, displaces 500,000 in Bangladesh
23 people were killed and more that 500,000 people were forced to flee as cyclone Roanu battered the southern coast of Bangladesh.
22 May 2016India
Tim Cook discusses digital India with Modi
Apple CEO Tim Cook and PM Narendra Modi held discussions on digital India and how the technology giant can help these programmes.
NIA targets Dawood's henchmen in South Africa
National Investigation Agency (NIA) has approached South African authorities seeking details and access to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's henchman who settled there, Zahid Miyan alias Jao.
President Pranab Mukherjee to visit China
It was officially announced on Thursday that President Pranab Mukherjee will embark on his maiden trip to China on 24th May, 2016.
ISIS releases recruitment video with Indian fighters
ISIS's media wing released a propaganda video to indoctrinate and recruit Indian youth to fight in Syria against the regime forces.
Apple to provide support to Indian app makers
With the inauguration of Apple's 'Design and Development Accelerator' in Bengaluru, Apple Inc is looking to lay the foundation to a long-term relationship with app developers in India.
20 May 2016India
Provided 'substantial assistance' in Pathankot probe: US
The US stated that it provided 'substantial assistance' to India in the Pathankot terror attack investigation.