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Private traders place onion import orders; 1,000 tonnes expected by month-end: Govt official
The retail prices of onion had soared to Rs 100/kg a week back in the national capital, but the government's various interventions helped it to cool down. The shipments will come smoothly as the government has liberalised phytosanitary and fumigation norms for import of onion till December-end, the official added.
TRAI hopes to finalise views on call connect charges by November-end: Official
A senior TRAI official, who did not wish to be named, said the...
NCAER projects Q2 GDP growth to decline to 4.9 percent
The Delhi-based NCAER has pegged GDP growth at 4.9 per cent as against 6.8 per cent in...
Subdued tax revenue growth suggests likely fiscal slippage in FY20: ICRA
The fiscal deficit rose by 9.6 per cent to Rs 6.5 lakh crore in the April to September period (H1 FY20) from Rs 5.9 lakh crore in H1 FY19. This was equivalent to 92.6 per cent of the revised budget estimate for FY20, largely similar to the situation in H1 FY19 (92.2 per cent of the FY19 provisional accounts).
Govt extends due dates of filing GST for FY 2017-18 to 31st December
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs: Government extends the due dates of filing of Form GSTR-9 (Annual Return) and Form GSTR-9C (Recon...
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked files show China’s mass detentions in officials’ own words
The leaked papers consist of 24 documents. They include nearly 200 pages of internal speeches by Xi and other leaders and more than 150 pages of directives and reports on the surveillance and control of the Uighur population in Xinjiang. There are also references to plans to extend restrictions on Islam to other parts of China.
Trial runs done, train services in Kashmir likely to resume Sunday: Officials
"The train service on Srinagar-Banihal route will resume on Sunday and it is being restored for the public fully for the first time after it was suspended due to security reasons," a railway official said. Train services in the valley were suspended on August 3, ahead of the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370.
ECB officials signal pause on more stimulus
Overcoming those differences has become the first order of business for new ECB President Christine Lagarde.
Budget 2020: FinMin seeks suggestions for rationalising income tax, other duties
While the ministry holds pre-budget consultations with representatives of different sectors and stakeholders, the Department of Revenue in the finance ministry perhaps for the first time put out circular seeking suggestions for changes in income tax rates for both individuals and corporates as well as in indirect taxes such as excise and customs duty.
Top officials skip key parliamentary panel meeting on pollution
According to sources, members present at the meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development were upset with those absent and plan to raise the issue with the Speaker. The officials who skipped the meeting included top officials of the Environment Ministry, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and municipal commissioners, sources said.
Hong Kong officials fine UBS for overcharging clients
The city's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) said the company manipulated the price of trades for bonds and structured products from 2008 to 2015 and also applied excessive fees for some clients between 2008 and 2017.
It's official: Shiv Sena to work with NCP, Congress for govt formation
Uddhav Thackeray took a dig at Governor B S Koshyari over denial of more time to drum up support for government formation in the state, where President's rule was imposed on Tuesday evening. The Sena had failed to produce the required letters of support of the NCP and the Congress when it met the Governor on Monday night to stake a claim to form government.
Stipulated time over for sanction to prosecute nearly 100 govt officials: CVC
The accused also include officials attached to probe agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED), according to the CVC. As per norms, sanction for prosecution of government employees accused of corruption has to be given within four months' stipulated time.
US Attorney General William Barr touts fugitive arrests
U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other federal officials say nearly 330 fugitives suspected of violent crimes have been arrested as pa...
Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say
Vindman testified that Gordon Sondland, a Trump donor serving as ambassador to the European Union, told the visiting officials that if they hoped to win that coveted face-to-face meeting, "the Ukrainians would have to deliver an investigation into the Bidens." Despite Trump's dismissive comments, the new testimony has become pivotal.
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