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Swachh Bharat: 94 per cent willing to be part e-commerce packaging reuse, says survey

The participants were asked if they would take part in box recycling programme towards the cause of Swachh Bharat (Clean India) if e-commerce companies or their affiliates collected empty goods boxes for a small shopping cred

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Centre ropes in pensioners for success of Clean India drive

About 58 lakh pensioners are being roped in by the Centre for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' to ensure that the target of total sanitation is met by October, 2019.

Dept of Biotechnology organises Global Biotechnology Summit

Discusses action plan for $100 billion targets in two-day plenary sessions attended by more than 1500 eminent scientists, entrepreneurs, policymakers and civil society

Transformational tourism

N Chandrababu Naidu, chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, clearly defined the tourism road map at the recently held CII Partnership Summit in Visakhapatnam. From infrastructure to skill development, the state has promised to rol

Swachh Bharat: Smriti Irani asks Bal Bhawan to rope in children

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today asked National Bal Bhawan authorities to rope in children to create awareness about the 'Swachh Bharat' initiave at the local level through art and cultural programmes and celebrate clean

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Govt to reach out to NRIs for fund raising flagship schemes

Sushma Swaraj is the Chairperson of IDF-OI, set-up by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs to facilitate philanthropic contributions by overseas Indians to social and development projects in India.

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Swachh Bharat cess to be levied on portion of taxable service

Finance Ministry today said that service tax on restaurant bills will go up from 5.6 per cent to 5.8 per cent following the levy of 0.5 per cent Swachh Bharat cess on all taxable services from November 15.

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Govt to impose 0.5 pct Swachh Bharat cess on services from Nov 15

All services, including air travel, telephony, eating out and banking will become expensive from November 15 as the government today decided to impose a 0.5 per cent cess...

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CMs’ panel for fuel cess to fund Swachh Bharat Mission

A sub-group of chief ministers on the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) has recommended a cess on some products like petrol and diesel, and issuance of bonds by the Centre and states...

Swachh Bharat ‘cess’ may hike petrol, diesel prices

Petrol and diesel as well as telephony services may cost more if the government accepts recommendations of a panel of Chief Ministers to levy a cess on these to fund Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

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Mysore tops Swachh Bharat rankings, Delhi Cantt at 15th slot

The top 10 ranked cities are Mysore, Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu), Navi Mumbai, Kochi (Kerala), Hassan, Mandya and Bengaluru from Karnataka, Thiruvananthapuram, Halisahar (West Bengal), and Gangtok (Sikkim).

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Aamir Khan assures help in making Maharashtra ‘waste-free’

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has assured his help to make Maharashtra the first 'waste-free' region of the country and has asked citizens to adopt a combination of modern and conventional methods to tackle the issue.

Swachh Bharat: Some ‘elite’ services to pay extra 2% cess

Users of 'elite' services including telecommunications, insurance, manpower recruitment agencies, hotels and restaurants above a certain threshold...

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Industry shows mixed reactions, gives hike in ST a thumbs down

The hospitality sector was expecting a growth based budget with specific announcements including rationalisation of the tax structure to easening of business through single window clearance

Budget buzz

The Union Budget 2015 came by and as expected it created a post Budget stream of debates, discussions and dialogues across sectors and industries, media houses and financial centres

Govt to levy Swachh Bharat cess on select services

In the Budget 2015, FM Arun Jaitley had proposed an enabling provision to levy the cess at a rate of 2 per cent or less on all or certain services, if the need arises.

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On previous Budget promises, Centre’s glass is half empty, half full

Seven months since it presented the Union Budget 2014-15, the Centre has fulfilled a number of announcements...

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Reaping the diaspora dividend

The efforts of the new government to vigorously engage with the Indian diaspora around the world is a remarkable step...

Javadekar wields Swachh Bharat ‘weapon’ against Rahul Gandhi

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PM Narendra Modi wields a spade, cleans Assi Ghat of Ganga

Narendra Modi nominates Akhilesh Yadav, singer Kailash Kher, cricketer Suresh Raina to carry forward the cleanliness drive in UP.

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