The INDU is still missing in action, 52 years after it was first mooted, and over six years after its foundation stone was laid. Sources said there has been hardly any progress since the draft INDU Bill was submitted to the PMO and cabinet secretariat in December 2017.
The Centre is planning to tighten processes related to claiming input tax credit (ITC). The government's effort to shore up collections and improve revenues is likely to be a major area of discussion at the GST Council.
Two main parties from Muslim and Hindu sides have written to the SC for a settlement to the dispute for ownership of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land in Ayodhya. Sunni Waqf Board has written to the SC-appointed mediation panel seeking resumption of negotiations, and a similar letter was written by Nirvani Akhara.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the spectre of a nuclear war with India once again over the Kashmir issue. Raking up the Kashmir issue, Khan said: â€œEight million Muslims in Kashmir are under siege for almost now six weeks. He made these comments in an interview to Al Jazeera .
In a major boost for India's aerial firepower, the Indian Air Force has started receiving the 'building blaster' version of the Balakot air strike-fame Spice-2000 bombs at the Gwalior airbase. The Indian Air Force has signed an over Rs 250 crore contract with Israel for Mark 84 warhead and bombs which can destroy buildings completely.
Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global energy supplies and warned on Sunday that US bases and aircraft carriers in the region were in range of its missiles. Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group claimed responsibility for the attacks, but US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of the strike on the world's energy supply.
After the US spent nearly $900 billion and more than 147,000 deaths, the Taliban are growing more confident of returning to power and controls or contests half of the country which the most since ever 2001. The high cost of war and lack of clear gains on the battlefield, have contributed to a growing argument that the US should cut its losses and move on.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday praised Pakistan saying that he received a very warm welcome on his visit to the neighbouring country and added that people are happy in the Islamic nation as against the common belief in India. He said BJP-led central government was spreading fake propaganda against Pakistan for political gains.
Riyadh has built five giant underground storage facilities in various parts of the country that can hold tens of millions of barrels of various refined petroleum products, to be tapped during times of crisis. The facilities were constructed between 1988 and 2009 and cost tens of billions of dollars.
Several people were feared drowned when a tourist boat capsized in the swollen Godavari river in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday afternoon while over 10 passengers were said to have been rescued, police sources said.
The move is expected to benefit 3.5 lakh dwelling units across the country but offers little comfort to lakhs of home-buyers in nearly 400 projects held up in National Company Law Tribunal, dealing with insolvency cases. There are also a few thousand developers whose fund flow is choked as banks have classified them as NPAs for failure to repay loans.
Fraudsters made more than 150 transactions and swindled Rs 8.16 lakh from the account of a south Mumbai businessmanâ€™s son between April and August, with the victim receiving no alerts for any of the transactions.
Sanoj Raj from Jehanabad, Bihar, did not know the answer â€” G Kishenchand â€” and preferred to walk away with what he had earned till then, Rs 1 crore, in KBC 2019, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. But the little-known back story behind Amarnathâ€™s out-of-the-box move is even more fascinating. Donâ€™s 100th first-class century came on Nov 15, 1947 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The trend of robot-themed restaurants began when an Indo-Thai restaurant, named for its robot attraction, opened on the outskirts of Chennai with sari-clad Android robots. India has since sprouted a rash of mechanical waitresses over the last two years.
Scientists discovered that coral reefs along the Gulf of Mannar off the coast of Tamil Nadu and Palk Bay, which suffered damage by mass bleaching earlier this year, have sprung back to life. The Gulf of Mannar is a 10,500 sq km biosphere which has 21 islands replete with 128 species of colourful corals.
Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar â€œignoredâ€ Fridayâ€™s CBI notice asking him to be present before officials probing the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam case. He sought a monthâ€™s time to appear before them and cited â€œpersonal reasonsâ€ for seeking time.
Congress said that institutions have weakened under BJP government. They alleged that the judiciary was not intervening promptly on important matters involving citizensâ€™ rights such as Article 370. It said that on the issue of Article 370, the SC has constituted a constitutional bench but has not started the hearing.
A large diaspora rally in Houston, to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is likely to be also attended by US President Donald Trump. The event to be held on September 22, may see the US President address the audience as former UK PM David Cameron did at a Modi rally at Wembley in London in 2015.
The government announced a set of measures to boost sagging exports. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled steps to revive the sagging real estate sector and provide relief to homebuyersâ€‹. The third booster shot for the economy came a day after the latest trade data revealed poor trade performance.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced an over Rs 70,000 cr package for exports and real estate sectors, including setting up of a stressed asset fund, as the govt continued with firefighting measures to pull the economy out of a six-year low growth rate. A Rs 20,000 crore fund will be set up to provide last-mile funding for housing projects.
The government on Saturday announced a Rs 10,000 crore special window to provide last-mile funding for completion of ongoing housing projects which are not NPAs or facing bankruptcy proceedings under NCLT.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced a new scheme -- Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Product (RoDTEP) -- to incentivise exporters at an estimated cost of Rs 50,000 crore to the exchequer.
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that the industrial production and fixed investment have shown signs of revival. Addressing the media on new economic measures, the finance minister also stated that NBFCs (non-banking financial companies) are getting benefits of the partial credit guarantee scheme.
The Pakistan soldiers were killed after the Indian Army retaliated to ceasefire violations. The Pakistan Army could not recover the bodies despite repeated attempts for over two days. On September 13, the Pakistan Army raised the white flag and recovered the bodies.
Drone attacks targeted a major Saudi Aramco processing facility and oilfield in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday, the interior ministry said, sparking a huge fire at one of the sites before dawn. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes amid previous drone attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels.
In a fresh jolt to NCP, Satara MP Chhatrapati Udayanraje Bhosale Joined BJP on Saturday in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. He is one of only four MPs from Sharad Pawarâ€™s party. Bhonsle is among the half a dozen high profile NCP leaders who have deserted the party recently.
The selectors on Thursday axed out of form KL Rahul from the Indian Test squad to face South Africa. Rahul, who managed just 101 run in his four Test innings in the recently concluded West Indies tour, paved the way for Rohit Sharma to step up to open in the XI.