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Legal platform to counter cheap imports

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  • The Met department said, "As expected, change in wind direction from north-westerly to easterly has started and reduction in cold day and cold wave started from today (Sunday). This is reflected in maximum and minimum temperature."

    As per sources, 161,214 taxpayers out of the total 1.84 lakh eligible taxpayers have already availed the scheme.

    Officials sources said the appointments were made as per laid down roadmap to create an enabling set up for the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) to implement the government's vision of ensuring tri-services synergy. Two joint secretaries, 13 deputy secretaries and 25 under secretaries were appointed in the department of military affairs.

    Delhi, which is witnessing the longest spell of cold weather in the last 22 years, is likely to get some relief from the intense cold wave starting Monday as the wind direction is expected to change, the Met office said.

    PM Narendra Modi, gave the post-facto approval for inking of MoU between the Indian Railways and the Department for International Development under the UK government on Wednesday. The duo agreed for energy planning for the national transporter in the fields of solar and wind energy, fuel efficient, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

    A look at five important steps introduced this year by the I-T dept to make the life of the taxpayer easier.

    Saturday saw Delhi’s coldest December night in six years, and Met officials say Sunday might break an older record. It’s still a long way from Delhi’s all-time December low of 0 degrees, recorded in 1930, but a record spell of cold and severely cold days has left the city frozen stiff.

    He asserted that according to the Business of the Haryana Government (Allocation) Rules, 1974, the CID department was part of the Home department. "The Rule number 5 on the page number 30 [of the Business of the Haryana Government (Allocation) Rules] has clearly written that the CID is an integral part of the Home department," he said.

    Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals (GNFC) has contested the telecom department’s demand for Rs 15,019 crore in additional licence fee, interest and penalties for holding V-SAT and internet service provider (ISP) licences, and plans to take legal action against the notice, said company executives. GNFC considers itself unliable to pay any further dues.

    Met officials said the mean maximum temperature (MMT) — the average of each day’s maximum — so far this month is 19.5 degrees Celsius. The month is on course to end with an MMT of around 19 degrees C. If that happens, it would be the second lowest MMT recorded in December since 1901, after 17.3 degrees C recorded in 1997.

    Rajeev Kumar, an IPS officer, was part of a Special Investigation Team set up by the state government to investigate the Saradha chit fund scam, before the Supreme Court handed over the case to the CBI in 2014, along with other chit-fund cases.

    In a letter to these departments, the finance ministry has assured them of the bank's ability to serve them as before because the present promoter LIC is fully owned by the government, and the national insurer along with the government holds as much as 97.46 percent in the bank.

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