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Four-day Delhi Assembly session to discuss GST, other bills from today

Updated: Aug 22, 2016 09:38 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 22 (ANI): The four-day special session of the Delhi State Assembly beginning from today is expected to be a charged one with the house meeting for the first time after the Delhi High Court's verdict which held that the capital continues to be a Union Territory under the authority of the Lieutenant Governor.

The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is also likely to place the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill for ratification before the assembly, and will table two Bills, including the proposal of doing away with imposition of luxury tax on hotel rooms where the rent is up to Rs. 1,500 and another one related to the Ambedkar University.

The Delhi government has already made it clear that it is in favour of the GST, which would subsume a number of indirect central and state levies.

The GST Bill needs to be ratified by at least 15 state legislatures before the President can notify the GST Council which will decide the new tax rate and other issues. (ANI)

Jammu and Kashmir [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Taking a small step towards eradicating corruption in the state machinery, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti led coalition government of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday initiated an enquiry against Ishtiaq Hussain Drabu, Managing Director of Jammu and Kashmir Handicrafts Corporation, under the civil services rules, 1956.

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New Delhi [India], Mar.30 (ANI): Participating in a seminar on Central Asia post the Cold War, Kazakhstan's Ambassador Bulat Sarsenbayev drew particular attention to Kazakhstan's domestic and foreign policies as well as its political, economic and cultural achievements.

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Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Telangana Police has confirmed the arrest of seven persons in connection with a dacoity.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Patiala House Court Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Dass on Thursday asked nine students to appear before the court and record their consent or refusal to undergo lie detector tests in connection with the Najeeb Ahmed missing case.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on banning off liquor vends on state and national highways.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Expressing displeasure over being ill-treated at the airport for sharing the same surname as that of Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sunil Gaikwad on Thursday dubbed it as harassment and questioned if it was a crime to have Gaikwad as his last name.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Hriday Narayan Dikshit took charge as the Speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Thursday.

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New Delhi [India], Mar 30 (ANI): Controversial Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mukhtar Ansari on Thursday accused Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Sinha for conspiring his murder.

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New Delhi [India], Mar.30 (ANI): Union Minister Of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman told Shimla Member Parliament Virender Kashyap that a Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of NITI Aayog has been constituted for formulating new industrial policy for hill states like Himachal Pradesh , Uttrakhand and Jammu and Kashmir.

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Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar.30 (ANI): The Civil Aviation Training College (CATC) in Allahabad is gearing up to host the finale of Smart India Hackathon 2017 on April 1 and 2.

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Mahoba (Uttar Pradesh), Mar. 30 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Health Minsiter Siddharth Nath Singh on Thursday said that if there is any conspiracy behind the derailment of the Delhi bound Jabalpur-Mahakaushal Express, the state government would order an investigation into it.

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Shiv Sena dubs Air India 'mafia goons'

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 17:15 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Backing party MP Ravindra Gaikwad following his dispute with an Air India employee, the Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday dubbed the national carrier a 'mafia goon' over their decision to ban Gaikwad.

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Regional connectivity flight set to take wings

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 17:12 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar.30 (ANI): The Airports Authority of India (AAI),the implementing agency, will issue Letter of Awards for 27 proposals received under RCS-UDAN. Key features of the proposals awarded by AAI include:

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Mumbai (Maharashtra), Mar. 30 (ANI): Maharashtra Parliamentary Affairs Minister Girish Bapat on Thursday warned Hospitals and stent suppliers that non-bailable cases would be registered against them if they were found to be overcharging patients.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday referred the triple talaq issue to a Constitution bench, which will hear the matter on May 11.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Aviation Jayant Sinha on Thursday said the government will provide Rs. 2.05 billion as financial support to boost airline travel between smaller cities.

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Thane (Mumbai), Mar. 30 (ANI): Mumbai Civil Hospital doctors on Thursday staged a protest in Thane against attacks two doctors yesterday.

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New Delhi [India], Mar 30 (ANI): A Delhi Court on Thursday expressed displeasure over absence of sedition charges in the Action Taken Report (ATR) filed by the Delhi Police in the Ramjas College incident.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): While condemning the recent incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Dr. Jitendra Singh on Thursday accused the separatists for instigating the youth in the Valley.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Following the crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, the Aligarh Muslim University's students union has written to the vice chancellor complaining meat going missing from the mess menu.

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