Category Articles: Politics

GST rates reduced/waived off on number of items, GST return filing to be simplified

July 21, 2018
GST rates reduced/waived off on number of items, GST return filing to be simplified

New Delhi: The GST Council in its 28th meeting held here today under the Chairmanship of Shri Piyush Goyal , Union Minister for Railways , Coal , Finance & Corporate Affairs  took following decisions on GST Rate on Goods . GST rates reduction on 28% items: 28% to 18% Paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) Glaziers’ putty, grafting putty, resin cements Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment including water cooler, milk...Read More

Gujarat Congress leader Himanshu Vyas appointed as AICC Secretary in charge of NRI wing of party

July 21, 2018
Gujarat Congress leader Himanshu Vyas appointed as AICC Secretary in charge of NRI wing of party

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has appointed Gujarat Congress leader Himanshu Vyas as Secretary of All India Congress Committee(AICC), the national organisational body of Congress party. Vyas has been assigned to Indian Overseas Congress, the NRI wing of Congress party. Vyas is considered close to Sam Pitroda who may have recommended Vyas's elevation to national team. Vyas had contested from Surendranagar assembly seat unsuccessfully in the past. He has been State Congress's spokespe...Read More

Finance Commission to visit Gujarat; visit to Statue of Unity, GIFT city, SAUNI yojana sites on cards

July 21, 2018
Finance Commission to visit Gujarat; visit to Statue of Unity, GIFT city, SAUNI yojana sites on cards

Gandhinagar: The Fifteenth Finance Commission of the Government of India will be on visit to the state of Gujarat from 22nd to 25th July 2018. The Commission led by the Chairman Shri N.K.Singh, Members – Shri Shaktikanta Das, Dr. Anoop Singh, Dr. Ashok Lahiri, Dr. Ramesh Chand and Secretary Shri Arvind Mehta along with other officials will have meetings with Chief Minister, Ministers and other officials of the state. Detailed presentations will be made on the finances of the State Government. ...Read More

Narendra Modi led government defeats no-trust motion comfortably in Lok Sabha with 325 vs 126 votes

July 20, 2018
Narendra Modi led government defeats no-trust motion comfortably in Lok Sabha with 325 vs 126 votes

New Delhi: The NDA government tonight sailed through the no-confidence motion against it in the Lok Sabha, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi dubbing it a result of the opposition's "arrogance" and its 'Modi hatao' mindset as he hit back at Rahul Gandhi over "childish" behaviour. The government got the support of 325 members, while 126 backed the motion with 451 MPs present in the House. Members of the Shiv Sena, BJD and TRS were not present in the House when the voting took place. Several ...Read More

Live: Discussion on no confidence motion in Lok Sabha

July 20, 2018

New Delhi: Presented here is live streaming of decision on no-confidence motion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech Read More

In fresh rejig, three IAS in Gujarat get second transfer order in a week

July 19, 2018
In fresh rejig, three IAS in Gujarat get second transfer order in a week

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat has in fresh rejig transferred three IAS officers who were earlier transferred in recent reshuffle a week ago on July 12. Mukesh Kumar who was the municipal commissioner of Ahmedabad was in recent reshuffle transferred and appointed as Education Secretary(Primary & Secondary). Today in a fresh order, he has been transferred to Gujarat Maritime Board as Chief Executive Officer, in place of Mohammad Shahid. Shahid had replaced Ajay Bhadoo as GMB CEO ...Read More

Total 2.73 lakh houses to be built in Gujarat under PMAY: Minister replies MP Nathwani in RS

July 19, 2018
Total 2.73 lakh houses to be built in Gujarat under PMAY: Minister replies MP Nathwani in RS

New Delhi: The central government has proposed to provide financial assistance of Rs4335.99 crore for urban housing projects under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Urban) – PMAY (U). Under this scheme, the beneficiaries have already occupied 84,931 houses in the State. The total central assistance under PMAY(U) would be Rs78,008 crore. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri provided the information in Rajya Sabha on July 19, 2018 in r...Read More

Amid reluctance of Muslim community and rumors, CM and Health secretary say, MMR vaccines completely safe

July 19, 2018
Amid reluctance of Muslim community and rumors, CM and Health secretary say, MMR vaccines completely safe

Gandhinagar: Amid various ill-intended rumours about Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine on social media and among common folk especially Muslim community, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani today appealed people to not to lend years to these as the vaccine has successfully been given to lakhs of children before commencement of MMR immunization drive in the state on July 16. He, however, said that he would order a probe in to the reported death of a boy and a girl after immunization. ...Read More

Gujarat Chief Minister briefs media on latest post-flood situation

July 19, 2018

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today briefed the media persons about the latest situation after flood in parts of Saurashtra region. Rupani said 700 persons are rescued from flood water in the state during recent very heavy rain situation. 22 NDRF teams are in the field. Rupani said survey for damage and loss will be conducted and deserving relief amount as per the norms will be released. Rupani said he reviewed the latest situation with officials. The rainfall has redu...Read More

It’s official, new currency note of Rs 100 to have motif of Ranki Vav of Patan

July 19, 2018
It’s official, new currency note of Rs 100 to have motif of Ranki Vav of Patan

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India today in a statement said it will shortly issue ₹ 100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India. The new denomination has Motif of “RANI KI VAV” on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. Rani Ki Vav or Ranki Vav which is also known as Queen's stepwell is located in Patan town of North Gujarat. It is a world heritage monument declared by UNESCO. I...Read More

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