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US wants India to buy another $5-6 bn worth of poultry and farm goods for reinstatement of GSP benefits.
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  • Currently, companies other than steel and power, and coal washing services firms are barred from bidding for coal blocks. Through the amendment, the Centre proposes to open up coal mining to all firms with offices registered in India. The clause in present form can impede the government’s endeavour to open up the coal sector through commercial mining, the official said.

    Sources said MCA has filed a petition before the Mumbai-bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) seeking permission to re-open the books of account and recast the financial statements of CG Power and its subsidiary companies for the past five financial years beginning 2014-15.

    Both the blocks -- located at an aerial distance of 10-15 km apart -- are located at Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand.

    The government made over a dozen changes at the secretary and additional secretary levels, with the Union Budget two months away. This is the second major bureaucratic reshuffle since the BJP government came back to power in May. The secretaries of 12 departments were rejigged in July.

    LocalCircles said it has received lots of feedback on draft e commerce rules as well as the workings of online travel and accommodation booking sites and that as per a recent consumer survey conducted on the subject, 60% of the consumers felt convenience fee is not disclosed to the consumer.

    It will have a district-wise list of all enterprises and establishments dealing in goods or services.

    As the world’s largest democracy raises its voice and spills on to the streets, the message is clear – India’s democratic values are sacrosanct and its civil liberties must be upheld. World scrutiny on India has intensified. One hopes that the powers that be will be able to gently assuage concerns of the aam admi.

    This year, the government has allowed 400,000 tonnes of tur dal import and the window closes on Friday. The import window for urad and moong closed on October 31. “Like onion, pulses may also see a steep price rise. Delay in allowing imports will not help,” said the consumer affairs ministry official.

    India on Tuesday termed the comments made by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bi...

    In a statement issued on Monday, the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) alleged that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill enshrines a pathway to citizenship for immigrants that specifically excludes Muslims, setting a legal criterion for citizenship based on religion.

    This proposed policy change is expected to immediately benefit Vedanta, which has begun producing natural gas from its Barmer block in Rajasthan, but has been locked in a protracted negotiation with GAIL, the government-nominated buyer, for the sale of its gas.

    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Swarup, a 1986 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, to the post, it said.

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