Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reportedly asked soldiers to address her as Raksha Mantri, after they asked her about it during an informal interaction. Soldiers greeted her with various salutations like ‘memsaab’, ‘sir’ and ‘madam’ earlier. “It’s a nice gesture on the Raksha Mantri’s part to help resolve the dilemma of our troops,” a senior army officer said.
People will need to go to the websites of telecom service providers (TSPs) or call up their phone helplines for getting a onetime password (OTP) to link their SIM to Aadhaar from December 1, in a process that will be totally automated and without any human intervention.
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said new MRP will have to be printed on around 200 consumer products with revised GST rates. The manufacturers will have to put stickers of reduced MRP along with old MRP to pass on the benefits of reduction in GST. Failing to do so may lead to action against the firm, Paswan added.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that GST rates will continue to decline over the next two years. Speaking at the 16th Asia-Pacific Summit in Singapore, he said that the number of taxpayers has increased by 40% or 35 lakh after the introduction of GST regime.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that India’s economy will start recovering from the “temporary blip” seen during the recent structural changes. “I think the bottoming out of the economy is complete and now it should start moving upwards.
Being a Defence Minister is “a thankless job”, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday and added that executing the “surgical strike” across the LoC was one of the highlights of his tenure as Defence Minister.
Nearly eight months after its submission, the report of Baswan committee that suggested changes in civil service exam pattern and age limit is under examination, the government has said.
With changing patterns in terrain, armoured vehicles like battle tanks must have the capacity and capability to operate on the western as well the northern border, Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said
The Income Tax Department is matching the “tax profiles” of all property registrations of above Rs 30 lakh under the provisions of the anti-Benami Act, as action against illicit asset holders is set to intensify, the CBDT chief said today. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman Sushil Chandra said the taxman is also investigating those shell companies and their directors whose operations were recently “debarred” by the government as part of the drive to check black money generation through their abuse.
The Madras High Court on Monday held that the distance from where devotees shall offer prayers to deities in temples in the state should be same for all whether they paid for darshan or not. The court observed this while hearing a petition by a trust seeking to abolish the system of granting advantages to devotees in “paid darshan queues”.