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Cong claims credit for GST Council's tax cut decision

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | PNS/Agencies | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Claiming credit for the GST Council's decision to cut tax rates on 178 items of daily use, the Congress on Saturday said the Government was forced to do so due to the pressure mounted by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and the "huge response" his campaign had been receiving in poll-bound...

Maha varsity withdraws ‘vegetarian’ rule

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | MUMBAI | in Sunday Pioneer

After a public uproar, the Savitribai Phule Pune University has withdrawn a 11-year-old controversial circular stipulating that a gold medallist must among other things be "a vegetarian”. Confirming the development, University Registrar Arvind Shaligram said on Saturday that the varsity withdrew the circular issued in 2006 which mandated that...

MCI recognises 2-yr diploma courses of Mumbai college

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

In a move to meet the shortage of specialists in the country, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has allowed the MBBS students to practice as medical specialists in case they have done the two-year diploma courses from the Mumbai-based College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPS). Presently, MBBS holders are allowed...

Ministers’ powerpoint: GST, note ban brought ‘ease of living’

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Three Union Ministers have made a presentation on 'Ease of Living', before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his council of Ministers, explaining how various programmes and initiatives of the Government had brought about "Ease of Living" in the lives of the people in the country after improving ranking in the...

Rly staff to go back to school for training soon

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Railway employees will soon go back to school for training. Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani has instructed all general managers to design a five-day on-the-job or classroom intensive skill training course for rail staffers to meet the growing passenger expectations for better services and amenities. In a letter to the General Managers...

‘Will free nation from Gabbar Singh Tax’

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | NAYAN DAVE | CHILODA (GANDHINAGAR) | in Sunday Pioneer

Continuing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ruling Bharatiya Janata Party over GST and demonetisation, All India Congress Committee (AICC) vice-president Rahul Gandhi during his three-day visit to PM Modi’s poll bound home-State say that it was only after Congress put pressure Modi Government reduced GST on certain item,...

Cong did nothing on Narmada project: Def Min

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR | in Sunday Pioneer

Terming Congress as anti-Gujarat co-incharge of BJP for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections and India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that former Minister of Congress party Saifuddin Soz had cast his decisive vote against Narmada project. The Opposition party which was at the Centre earlier, never thought of or...

Mumbai cop tows car with breast-feeding mother

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai | in Sunday Pioneer

In the most insensitive incident, the Mumbai traffic police towed away a private car with a sick woman sitting in the rear seat breast-feeding her seven month old baby at Malad in north Mumbai. After the video clip of the incident went viral on television channels and social media on Saturday,...

Gauri’s murderers will be caught soon: Karnataka Home Minister

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | KESTUR VASUKI | BENGALURU | in Sunday Pioneer

Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy has said that murderers of journalist turned activist Gauri Lankesh will be caught soon as the investigators need little more time on gathering evidence. In a meet the press programme organised by the Bengaluru Press Club and Bengaluru Reporters Guild on Saturday Ramalinga Reddy said...

BSF seizes 3 Pak boats off Kutch

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR | in Sunday Pioneer

A day after apprehension of five boats along with three Pakistani fishermen from Harami Nalla area of Sir Creek off Kutch coast, the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel seized three more boats belonging to the neighbouring country and arrested three persons on Saturday. ‘‘Search operation is still going on. The...


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Charges filed against 592 in PMT 2012 case

24 Nov 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against 592 accused persons, including promoters of three private medical colleges from Bhopal - JN Choksey, chairman of LN Medical College, SN Vijaywargiya of People's Medical College and Ajay Goenka of Chirayu Medical College - and one from Indore - Suresh Singh Bhadoriya of Index Medical College, in the MPPEB scam. In the charge-sheet, four MPPEB officials, three persons...

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