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09 Jul 2017Consumer Protection Act
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.
22 Apr 2017Public Health Foundation of India
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.
21 Apr 2017Consumer Protection Act
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.
14 Apr 2017Consumer Protection Act
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 2017GST
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 2017GST
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 2017GST
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 2017GST
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 2017Uttar 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 2017GST
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.
02 Mar 2017Public Health Foundation of India
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.
26 Feb 2017Universal Basic Income
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 2017Uttar 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 2017GST
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 2017Prashant 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 2017Prashant 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.
31 Jan 2017Universal Basic Income
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 2017Delhi
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 2017Arun Jaitley
What to look out for in the upcoming Budget 2017
The countdown to the Union Budget 2017 has begun.
24 Jan 2017Shiv 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 2017Narinder 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 2017Delhi
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.
24 Jan 2017International Monetary Fund
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 2017Indira Gandhi
CIA declassifies report on key events and personalities in India
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) declassified 930,000 documents last week.
23 Jan 2017Virat 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 2017Ben 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 2017Delhi
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 2017Uttar 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 2017HIV
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 2017Rohan 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 2017Vinod 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 2017Narendra 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 2017United 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.
18 Jan 2017Public Health Foundation of India
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 2017Delhi
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 2017Prashant 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 2017Narendra Modi
PM Modi inaugurates Raisina Dialogue
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the three day 'Raisina Dialogue' - India's flagship geo-political conference.
17 Jan 2017US Department of Justice
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 2017Hamid Karzai
Keeping up with Delhi
David Guetta's India tour ends on a high note in New Delhi.
15 Jan 2017Sri 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.