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E-way bill set to be implemented from Apr 1; GoM meet on GST return simplification inconclusive

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | PNS | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

The group of State Finance Ministers on GST Network on Saturday decided to start the inter-state movement of goods worth more than Rs 50,000 through e-way bill mechanism from April 1, Bihar deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said. “We have decided to start the inter-state movement of goods through e-way bill...

Business Corner

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Sunday Pioneer

NATIONAL PANCHAYAT BOOK FAIR As part of its 60 Years programmes (1957–2017), the National Book Trust, India, the national body of Government of India for book publishing and book promotion under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, has conceptualized a National Panchayat Book Fair with the view to involve the Panchayati...

Climate deal lets India, China grow, but not US, says Trump

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | S Rajagopalan | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

President Donald Trump has stoutly defended his decision to pull America out of the landmark Paris climate accord by complaining that the deal allows other large nations such as India and China to grow, but not the United States. “We knocked out the Paris Climate Accord. Would have been a disaster....

Pak Govt acted against JuD’s charities due to US plot: Saeed

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | PTI | Lahore | in Sunday Pioneer

Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed on Saturday alleged that the US has made a plot against his “charities” therefore the Pakistani government is bound to act against them. Days before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris where Islamabad avoided being placed in a terror...

Was Kerala’s Adivasi lynching a case of more than mob fury?

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi | in Sunday Pioneer

The lynching of 27-year-old tribal youth Madhu in Kerala’s Attapadi Adivasi settlement area on Thursday by a group of people need not be a case of mob fury over alleged theft of food but it could have been something more than that if there is truth in what the Madhu’s...

23 killed in multiple suicide bombings in Afghanistan

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | AFP | Kabul | in Sunday Pioneer

At least 23 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the latest in a series of assaults in the war-torn country. In the biggest attack, Taliban militants stormed an army base in the western province of...

16 arrested for killing

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | PNS | Kochi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Kerala Police on Saturday slapped murder charge on all the accused in the case pertaining to the shocking incident of lynching of tribal youth Madhu of Attapadi, Palakkad after the postmortem report effectively confirmed that he had been beaten to death. All the 16 accused have been arrested, the...

Fresh shelling in Uri; security reviewed in S Kashmir

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar | in Sunday Pioneer

Fear gripped the north Kashmir’s border belt of Uri on Saturday afternoon when exchange of artillery shells erupted in Churanda area between the troops of India and Pakistan guarding the Line of Control (LoC). The ceasefire violations and cross-border shelling erupted in the area earlier this week triggering limited migration...

Grand opening of Partnership Summit in AP

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | V Sudhakar Rao | Amaravati | in Sunday Pioneer

The third CII Partnership Summit 2018 demonstrated a grand beginning with signing of many MOUs, which were flooded by automobile and tourism sectors, value around Rs 8000 Crore in its first day, started on Saturday at Coastal City, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Transforming into FinTech Valley, Visakhapatnam has become as...

Globe trotting

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Sunday Pioneer

Archaeologists find ancient necropolis Tuna al-Gabal (Egypt): Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry has announced the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo. The Ministry said on Saturday that the large cemetery is located north of Tuna al-Gabal area, a vast archaeological site on the...


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Pragya Kendras set to play health kiosks for masses

26 Feb 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Jharkhand would be probably first state of the country where the fleet of common service centres (CSCs) or Pragya Kendra spread all across, especially in smaller towns and villages, would double as telemedicine centres. Department of IT and e-Governance has prepared itself to launch the medical service through CSCs under which any family can get consultation with doctors as many as eight times in a month, get prescribed medicines over there...

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