Utkarsh Anand

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GST rollout: Here is why rise in rate on coal poses a slight risk for solar, wind industry

The GST council has reduced the tax burden on domestic coal by placing it under the 5% GST bracket from the current rate of 11-12% (6% central excise duty plus 5% state VAT).

Speed breakers in India kill more people than accident do in UK, Australia

As per ministry data, in 2014, 11,008 crashes were caused by speed-breakers; 11,084 in 2015. The number of deaths were 3,633 and 3,409, respectively.

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PM Narendra Modi’s Ujjwala Yojana makes rapid progress; here’s what you really must know

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) under the ministry of petroleum & natural gas on May 1, 2016, from Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district.

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SC on Jammu and Kashmir: Consider options other than pellet guns in Valley

Underlining that maximum effort has to be made in a “welfare state” to ensure people, especially children, are not physically harmed, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to consider using alternative means other

Note ban deadline: AG tells SC, ‘Law will prevail over PM Narendra Modi’s words’

The central government’s top law officer, attorney-general Mukul Rohatgi, told the Supreme Court Tuesday that the “law will prevail over” Prime Minister Narendra Modi in deciding that people cannot be allowed to deposit

Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir dispute: Supreme Court offers Ayodhya roadmap – out of court

The court should come in the picture only if you cannot settle it, says chief justice JS Khehar.

Supreme Court questions clean chit to L K Advani, others in Babri case

The Supreme Court on Monday observed that “prima facie” the order exonerating BJP leader L K Advani and others in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case was not correct and that the CBI should have filed a supplementary ch

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Dangwimsai Pul’s wife withdraws probe plea from SC

Even as the Supreme Court observed Thursday that the issue concerned the judiciary, Dangwimsai Pul, the first wife of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, withdrew her plea that had demanded registration of an

CJI orders hearing of plea by Dangwimsai Pul’s wife

Chief Justice of India J S Khehar has ordered grant of an open court hearing to Dangwimsai Pul, the first wife of former Arunachal Pradesh CM Kalikho Pul, who has demanded registration of an FIR and investigation into a note

Corruption in judiciary: Reporting public views on issue is not contempt, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Tuesday observed that a report based on public views regarding corruption in judiciary may not invite contempt of court action and that such surveys instead gave opportunity to address the malady in the syst

Tamil Nadu crisis: Supreme Court dashes Sasikala’s chief ministerial ambitions, sends AIADMK chief to jail; nominee stakes claim

With the restoration of the conviction order, Sasikala is barred under the Representation of the People Act from holding the CM post, besides getting disqualified to contest polls for six years from the date of her release fr

National anthem to be played in courts? Supreme Court says don’t ‘overstretch’

Observing that its order should not be “overstretched”, the Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain the plea of a lawyer who wanted the national anthem to be played not only in cinema halls but also in courts across

National anthem to be played in courts? Supreme Court says don’t ‘overstretch’

Government rushes to clear five names for Delhi HC

Brushing aside its objections to two names, the Centre has cleared the decks to elevate five serving judicial officers as judges in the Delhi High Court.

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Lodha panel row: Supreme Court blasts BCCI defiance, ruling today

There are two options. Either we say that you follow the recommendations or we will ask the committee to give them one more chance to comply with it and fall in line.

Nitish Katara killing: SC sends Vikas Yadav to jail for 25 years

Stating that a woman’s “individual choice is her self-respect and creating a dent in it is (akin to) destroying her honour”, the Supreme Court on Monday sentenced Vikas Yadav, who had killed Nitish Katara for having an

Is ‘Rail Neer’ safe? Supreme Court says onus on Indian Railways

This, the top court said, has become imperative since Railways has mandated that only ‘Rail Neer’ should be sold at railway stations and trains.

SC allows students who appeared in NEET-I to attempt phase-II, but with a rider

The apex court permitted the central government, CBSE and Medical Council of India (MCI) to reschedule the date of holding NEET-II if they deem so necessary.

Coal scam: Some corrupt CBI colleagues took bribes to fix cases, writes investigating officer to agency chief

In one case, the complaint alleges, where closure was reported to the Supreme Court, the case was re-opened when the director of the company being investigated refused to pay a bribe.

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Apex court applies brakes on diesel cabs in Delhi-NCR

Refuses to extend deadline for converting to CNG; extends ban on fresh registration of diesel vehicles above 2000 cc capacity

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Do images on condom packets violate law? Supreme Court wants to know

On Tuesday, a bench headed by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur sought a report from Singh on whether explicit pictures on condom packs were “actionable” and breached laws against obscenity.

Bad loans: Reform the banking system, Supreme Court tells govt

A bench led by Chief Justice T S Thakur said that a “sensible and sensitive” approach is required to overhaul the entire system, which today has scores of people and entities with outstanding to the tunes of crore of rupe

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RBI says PNB wrote off Rs 8,500 crore but bank says zero

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) says Punjab National Bank (PNB) wrote off over Rs 8,500 crore as non-performing assets (NPAs) in the last two years.

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Centre’s Air route disbursal policy: Skeletons will tumble out if we order probe, says SC

Describing the air routes as “largesse”, the Supreme Court Tuesday lashed out at the central government over its “arbitrary” route disbursal policy for airlines and favoured setting up a committee to probe and “brin

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Who waived loans of defaulters? Some Govt banks say it’s secret, others point to panels

Twenty-eight state-owned banks wrote off a total of Rs 1.14 lakh crore of bad debts between financial years 2013 and 2015 but the answer to who approves such write-offs depends on which bank you are asking.

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Kolkata Flyover collapse case: What an ‘act of God’

To escape criminal culpability, the firm must explain how the flyover came down on its own — without any forces of nature coming into play.

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Banks confirm: Recoveries crawl as write-offs swell

SBI, BoI wrote off Rs 83,000 crore in 10 yrs; recoveries of 24 public sector banks less than one-third of annual write-off

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SC gets fresh Maggi test reports days after FSSAI relaxes MSG-related norms

On Tuesday, FSSAI’s appeal against the Bombay High Court order of lifting the ban on Maggi and Nestle’s appeal against the class action suit came up for hearing in the apex court.

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