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Plan & Policy

DeMo report adoption stalled

BJP MPs of a parliamentary panel, of which former prime minister Manmohan Singh is also a member, have stalled the adoption of its contentious draft report on demonetisation that is critical of the Modi government's note-ban decision.

Demonetisation was a decision of great ramifications, which lead to at least one percentage point gross domestic product (GDP )loss and unemployment in informal sectors due to cash crunch, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, headed by Veerappa Moily, said in its draft report.

Applications for NCLT posts invited

The government has sought applications for filling up as many as 36 posts of judicial and technical members at the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

In two separate circulars dated August 23, the ministry of corporate affairs said it has been decided to fill up 14 and 22 vacancies of judicial and technical members, respectively, in the tribunal.

The NCLT has been constituted under the Companies Act, which is being implemented by the corporate affairs ministry. The last date for filling the online applications for the vacancies is September 14.

Rahul rubbing salt into wounds of Sikhs: BJP

The BJP on Sunday accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of rubbing salt into the wounds of Sikhs with his comments that his party was not involved in the 1984 riots against the community and said that it amounted to denying them justice. BJP's national secretary RP Singh said Gandhi was trying to wash his party's hands of its alleged culpability in the riots, which had broken out following the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

Cong as party not involved in 1984 riots, whosoever was should be hanged: Amarinder

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh (in pic) on Sunday hit out at the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for attacking Rahul Gandhi on the issue of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, saying the Congress, as a party, was never involved in the carnage. He also asserted that ‘whosoever was involved’ in the senseless killings in 1984 should be “hanged.”

The SAD had on Saturday hit out at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on the 1984 riots, saying by disagreeing with the view that his party was involved in the “genocide,” he had “rubbed salt into the wounds” of the Sikh community.

Natural calamities may hit inbound tourism

Growth in inbound tourism is likely to shrink to single digits, thanks to natural calamities and upcoming elections in some states. Arrivals to two key states in the tourism map will get affected this year during the peak season, leading to slower growth. “Inbound tourism has been growing at the rate of 13 to 17 per cent in the recent years. Adverse climatic conditions and politically charged environment during the election times will make many postpone their trips during this season.

HC asks LIC to explain its proposed investment in IDBI

The Delhi High Court has asked LIC to file an affidavit by Monday as to how it is not bound to follow investment regulations of 2016, which limit exposure to 15 per cent in an investee company. The court also issued notice to the Centre, LIC, IDBI Bank and regulators RBI and Irdai on a petition challenging the insurance giant buying stake in the lender. The matter will come up for hearing on Monday.

Fight between army veteran and babu takes new turn

In a fresh twist to the tale of a physical scuffle between an army veteran and the Muzaffarnagar additional district magistrate, it now emerges that the latter may well have good connections in political echelons. The additional district magistrate, Harish Chandra, was suspended by the UP government last Thursday. He is now reportedly evading arrest and is absconding. He is also learnt to have applied for anticipatory bail in the Allahabad High Court. Late on Sunday night, the Twitterati demanded Chandra’s suspension after a particular tweet hinted at his political connections.

Fight between army veteran and babu takes new turn

In a fresh twist to the tale of a physical scuffle between an army veteran and the Muzaffarnagar additional district magistrate, it now emerges that the latter may well have good connections in political echelons. The additional district magistrate, Harish Chandra, was suspended by the UP government last Thursday. He is now reportedly evading arrest and is absconding. He is also learnt to have applied for anticipatory bail in the Allahabad High Court. Late on Sunday night, the Twitterati demanded Chandra’s suspension after a particular tweet hinted at his political connections.

Pak wants to resolve all outstanding issues including Kashmir through talks: Qureshi

Pakistan wants to improve ties with India and resolve all outstanding issues including Kashmir through talks, and is not shy of engaging with New Delhi despite the current impasse in relations, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said here today.

"But it takes two to tango. You cannot clap with just one hand. We have a positive stance and will remain hopeful," said Qureshi, who was sworn-in as Pakistan's Foreign Minister on Monday.

BJP misled, cheated people after coming to power: Sachin Pilot

Training guns on the BJP, Congress leader Sachin Pilot said today that the party made tall promises at the time of elections but misled and cheated the people after coming to power.

Pilot along with other Congress leaders launched 'Sankalp Rally' from Udaipur division to garner public support for the upcoming Assembly polls.

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