‘Ease of doing biz’ is not ‘ease of making money’: Steel minister

‘Ease of doing biz’ is not ‘ease of making money’: Steel minister

Steel minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on Tuesday said India needs to raise per capita consumption of the commodity, while asking the industry to play ethical by differentiating between ‘ease of doing business’ and ‘ease of making money’. It is not just the duty of the government or the steel ministry in specific, each one has a role to play, he said at KATM conference on raw materials for steel and power here. He was speaking on the key role society has to play with regard to various issues be it…

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67 of total 671 selected startups receive tax benefits so far, says minister

67 of total 671 selected startups receive tax benefits so far, says minister

The government has extended tax benefits to 67 startups so far with a view to promoting budding entrepreneurs in the country, minister of state for commerce and industry CR Chaudhary said on Tuesday. In January 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had unveiled a slew of incentives to boost start-up ecosystem, offering them a tax holiday and inspector raj-free regime for three years, capital gains tax exemption and Rs 10,000 crore corpus to fund them. “3,576 startups have been recognised as on September 7 and tax benefits have been given to…

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Minister Launches Anti-Obesity Campaign in Maharashtra

Minister Launches Anti-Obesity Campaign in Maharashtra

Maharashtra’s Minister of Water Resources and Medical Education Girish Mahajan on Tuesday launched an awareness campaign against obesity in the state. The campaign ‘Fight Obesity’ — which will end on December 29 — will entail Body Mass Index (BMI) tests for students, teaching and non-teaching staff and patients at Out Patient Departments at 16 medical colleges in various districts of Maharashtra. The initiative has been launched in collaboration with JT Foundation. The people suffering from obesity in India total around 30 million. “This is a unique initiative to curb a…

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Prime Minister Lays Foundation Stone of AIIMS in Punjab

Prime Minister Lays Foundation Stone of AIIMS in Punjab

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bathinda district in Punjab. The 750-bed hospital and institute will be built at a cost of Rs 925 crore and will be spread over 200 acres. The AIIMS project will cater to south-west Punjab, comprising the districts of Bathinda, Mansa and Sangrur where cancer and other diseases are widely prevalent. The institute, which will be completed in two years, will also cater to the needs of the people in adjoining…

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Air Pollution: Environment Minister to Meet State Counterparts

Air Pollution: Environment Minister to Meet State Counterparts

Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave is set to hold a meeting on Friday with his counterparts from five states to discuss short, medium and long-term measures to tackle air pollution in the capital. The call came as Delhi’s air quality deteriorated to alarming levels and witnessed its worst smog situation in 17 years on Wednesday and Thursday. “MoEFCC (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) to hold meeting with secretaries of five neighbouring states of Delhi tomorrow (Friday). Later, I will meet ministers of concerned states,” Dave said in…

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States should work With Centre on Ayurveda: health Minister

States should work With Centre on Ayurveda: health Minister

In an try to encourage traditional medicine and Ayurverdic practices, Union fitness Minister Harsh Vardhan entreated all country governments to paintings with the Centre to enhance the satisfactory of Ayurveda healthcare offerings inside the united states of america. whilst addressing fitness ministers from diverse states at the sixth world Ayurveda Congress (WAC) consultation, he stated, “health for for the duration of a holistic remedy system became not just the mandate of the valuable government, it also wanted lively guide from all kingdom governments.” He emphasized that though many states have…

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Panic Button: Telecom Minister to talk about Pricing problems With mobile Makers

Panic Button: Telecom Minister to talk about Pricing problems With mobile Makers

Amid worries that government’s move to make panic button obligatory will increase cost of cell handsets, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Thursday said he’s going to absorb the problem up with the industry. “i’m able to communicate to them. India is a big marketplace. for your data, i have mentioned this with all people. Manufactures who apprehend this have given their aid. My expectation is that they will render their aid in social justice and ladies protection,” Prasad told newshounds Thursday. government has mandated that each one mobile telephones to…

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Delhi Chief Minister Warns of Strict Action Against Ola, Uber

Delhi Chief Minister Warns of Strict Action Against Ola, Uber

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday warned of “strict action” against app-based taxis, including cancellation of permits and impounding of vehicles, for charging fares more than the rates prescribed by the government. “Strict action, including permit cancellation and impounding of vehicles, will be taken against app-based taxis which charge fares more than government-prescribed rates (sic),” Kejriwal said in a tweetMonday. The move comes after the government received some complaints against the app-based taxi service providers Ola and Uber of hiking the fares exorbitantly during rush hours. The rates were allegedly…

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Books To Be Changed So ‘No One Like Kanhaiya Kumar Is Born’: Rajasthan Minister

Books To Be Changed So ‘No One Like Kanhaiya Kumar Is Born’: Rajasthan Minister

JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on sedition charge over a controversial event on the campus where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised. JAIPUR:  A Rajasthan minister said that major changes were being made in the school curriculum which would include biographies of freedom fighters to ensure “no one like Kanhaiya Kumar is born” in the state. “To inculcate the feeling of patriotism in students, major changes are being made in the curriculum,” Vasudev Devnani, Minister of State for Education (primary and secondary) said in the assembly on Thursday….

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Microwaves For 243 Bihar Lawmakers. ‘It’s Only 30 Lakhs,’ Says Minister

Microwaves For 243 Bihar Lawmakers. ‘It’s Only 30 Lakhs,’ Says Minister

Every government department in Bihar hands out gifts to the state’s MLAs in the Budget session to thank them for doing their job. PATNA:  Friday was a particularly happy workday for Bihar’s 243 legislators. Each of them was gifted a microwave oven by the state’s education department. On other days of the ongoing Budget session they have received suitcases and mobile phones. For about two decades now, every government department hands out gifts to the state’s MLAs in the Budget session to thank them for doing their job – raising…

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