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Govt urges consumers to move court against hotels' service charge

The Department of Consumer Affairs has urged people to move consumer courts if they find any restaurant slapping service charges, which is now illegal.

Increasing antibiotic resistance hindering treatment for typhoid, pneumonia, TB

It is now harder to treat even milder illnesses like typhoid due to increased resistance to antibiotics, doctors concurred.

Service charge is voluntary: Govt issues guidelines

Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan stated that the government has approved guidelines on service charge, clarifying that it is entirely voluntary.

Modi govt. removes service charge from eateries

Food lovers rejoice! The Modi government has asked for the removal of the service charge voluntary component which hotels levy.

07 Apr 2017


GST: Parliament passes four key bills

The parliament on April 6 passed four bills on the GST after they were approved by the Rajya Sabha without any amendments, paving the way for its nationwide rollout.

29 Mar 2017


GST bill: Implementation may be delayed to September 1

Implementation of the GST bill may be delayed from the planned July 1 to September 1 for further fine-tuning of the bill and to give industries more time to prepare.

20 Mar 2017


Cabinet approves key legislations on GST

The union cabinet on March 20 cleared key legislations relating to the Goods and Services Tax, including the Integrated GST, the Central GST, the State or Union Territory GST, and a law related to compensation to states.

16 Mar 2017


Council clears final 2 bills, GST dream one step closer

The GST council approved two crucial legislations - the state GST and the union territory GST bills.

06 Mar 2017

Uttar Pradesh

UP: BJP highlights crimes against women under Akhilesh govt

BJP president Amit Shah sought to highlight the crimes against women in UP under the Akhilesh Yadav government, saying the SP "made UP the number one state in the country in terms of murder, loot and crime against women."

04 Mar 2017


GST Council approves the laws; July deadline seems realistic

The GST Council has cleared the Central GST and Integrated GST law. However the legal framework for the State GST and Union Territory GST have yet to be cleared by the Law Commission.

Most bacteria in WHO's 'priority pathogen' list found in India

In bad news for India, most of the 12 superbugs in WHO's first ever list of antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens' exist here.

Universal Basic Income only after withdrawing current schemes: Arvind

Universal Basic Income (UBI) can only be implemented after existing welfare schemes are withdrawn, said Chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian, as the total costs will otherwise be extremely high.

25 Feb 2017

Uttar Pradesh

'Is there anyone who hasn't copied?': Akhilesh on 'nakal' remarks

After PM Narendra Modi accused the UP government of protecting the "copying mafia", CM Akhilesh Yadav said, "All of us at some point of life have indulged in copying. Is there anybody who hasn't copied in schools?"

19 Feb 2017


Council clears compensation for GST bill

The GST Council has cleared a bill, seeking to provide compensation to states for losses they may incur after rolling out the GST.

08 Feb 2017

Prashant Kishor

Uttrakhand: Congress launches 'Unemployment scheme' without EC's consent

On 23rd January, the Election Commission had forbidden Congress to initiate its 'unemployment-scheme' in polls-bound Uttrakhand.

06 Feb 2017

Prashant Kishor

Independents complicate Uttarakhand polls

The two biggest parties in the Uttarakhand elections, the Congress and the BJP, are facing a tough challenge from dissidents who are contesting the polls as independent candidates.

Economic Survey: Universal Basic Income will replace subsidies

The Economic Survey suggested the Universal Basic Income (UBI) model to replace the existing range of subsidies and other schemes combating poverty.

26 Jan 2017


R-Day: 9 blasts set off in northeast, no casualties reported

At least nine low-intensity bomb blasts were triggered by insurgent outfits in northeast India.

24 Jan 2017

Arun Jaitley

What to look out for in the upcoming Budget 2017

The countdown to the Union Budget 2017 has begun.

24 Jan 2017

Shiv Sena

Access free Wi-Fi in these spots in Mumbai

Maharashtra CM had tweeted, "Happy to dedicate Phase 1 of #MumbaiWiFi. From this instance, 500 hotspots to go live across various locations. #MumbaiWiFi is India's largest Public WiFi services."

24 Jan 2017

Narinder Batra

Hockey India still waiting for an apology: PHF

Pakistan Hockey Federation's Shahbaz Ahmad said that Hockey India is still waiting for a written apology over the 2014 Champions Trophy incident.

24 Jan 2017


Ahead of Republic Day, capital on alert

The National Technical Research Organization has provided inputs about 7 terrorists from Gurdaspur dressed as Army officers, who are in Delhi to attack VIPs and the metro service ahead of Republic Day.

Budget giveaways uncertain due to demonetization distress

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is under pressure to offer tax giveaways and increase capital and welfare spending in the upcoming union budget.

23 Jan 2017

Indira Gandhi

CIA declassifies report on key events and personalities in India

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) declassified 930,000 documents last week.

23 Jan 2017

Virat Kohli

Virat receives a special gift from Dhoni after Cuttack ODI

After registering a 2-1 win in his first series as a full time ODI captain, Virat Kohli revealed that he received a signed match ball from the former captain and team mate Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

22 Jan 2017

Ben Stokes

Consolation win for England; win by 5 runs

England got a consolation win against India in the third ODI at Eden Gardens winning the match by five runs.

22 Jan 2017


Alert sounded in Jammu ahead of R-day

Authorities have sounded a high-alert in Jammu city, due to intelligence inputs about possible terror threats on Republic Day.

22 Jan 2017

Uttar Pradesh

Cong-SP alliance announced for UP polls

After weeks of speculation, the Congress officially announced an alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the UP elections after Sonia Gandhi involved herself in the negotiations.

22 Jan 2017


Indian gay prince leading the way

Manvendra Singh Gohil, India's first openly gay member of a royal family has committed his life to fighting the blight of AIDS.

20 Jan 2017

Rohan Bopanna

Rohan Bopanna loses at the Australian Open

India's campaign in the men's event at the 2017 Australian Open ended after Rohan Bopanna crashed out in a second round loss in men's doubles.

20 Jan 2017

Vinod Tawde

Government schools perform better than private schools: ASER

Government schools perform better than private schools in India, according to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) for 2016.

19 Jan 2017

Narendra Modi

China: NSG, Azhar should not hinder bilateral ties

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said neither the NSG issue nor Masood Azhar's case should create hindrances in Sino-Indian relations.

19 Jan 2017

United Kingdom

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's visit to strengthen UK-India relations

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is on a two-day visit to attend India's flagship geo-political conference Raisina Dialogue.

India drug regulator issue antibiotic warnings

On the heels of the recent death of an American women due to an antibiotic-resistant infection, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has issued strict warnings.

18 Jan 2017


R-Day: More threats pointed out by intel agencies

Intelligence agencies have cited more possible threats to the scheduled Republic Day celebrations in Delhi.

18 Jan 2017

Prashant Kishor

Congress leader ND Tiwari to join BJP

Congress leader ND Tiwari along with his son Rohit Shekhar will be joining the BJP ahead of the Uttarakhand Assembly Elections on Wednesday.

17 Jan 2017

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates Raisina Dialogue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the three day 'Raisina Dialogue' - India's flagship geo-political conference.

Rolls-Royce to pay $813 million for bribery settlement

UK engineering giant Rolls-Royce, in exchange of avoiding prosecution over bribery charges, is set to pay over $600 million to Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO), $170 million to the US Department of Justice, and $25 million to Brazil's Ministério Público Federal.

17 Jan 2017

Hamid Karzai

Keeping up with Delhi

David Guetta's India tour ends on a high note in New Delhi.

15 Jan 2017

Sri Lanka

There is a need for Test world cup: Dean Jones

Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones said that Test cricket was at crossroads and there was a need for Test world cup.