Plan and Policy

Plan & Policy

AAP raising full statehood demand to cover up failures of its govt: Maken

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken today claimed that the AAP government was raising the demand for full statehood to hide its "failures" to perform and said the people should take a decision on the issue.

He also demanded that the Arvind Kejriwal government to come out with a 'White Paper' to tell the Delhi people the benefits and drawbacks of full statehood.

The AAP government has called a three-day special session of the Legislative Assembly to discuss its demand for full statehood.

Govt serious about PM's security: Rajnath

The government is serious about the security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said, amid reports of an assassination plot by Maoists.

Haryana govt seeks share of athletes' earnings, withdraws after flak

The Haryana government today courted controversy when it asked sportspersons employed by it to deposit one-third of their earnings from commercial and professional commitments to the state sports council but put the notification on hold after drawing sharp criticism from elite athletes. 

"I have asked for the relevant file of Sports Department to be shown to me & the notification dated April 30th to be put on hold till further orders," Chief Minister M L Khattar tweeted.

SAD says BJP permanent ally as Shah meets Badals

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said his party remained a permanent ally of the BJP and urged other alliance partners also to stand together ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

CBIC introduces PAN-based refund clearances for exporters

CBIC has allowed clearance of GST (goods and services tax) refunds based on PAN of exporters if such refunds are held up due to mismatch in GSTIN mentioned in shipping bill and return forms.

As much as Rs 14,000 crore worth of refunds due to exporters are stuck because of various reasons and the central board of indirect taxes and customs (CBIC) is organising a special refund fortnight from May 31 to June 14 to fast-track clearance of dues.

Govt may cut expenditure to stick to 3.3% fiscal deficit

The government is expected to stick to the estimated fiscal deficit of 3.3 per cent of GDP (gross domestic product) and even cut capital expenditure to offset any slippage from the budgeted target, said a top rating agency on Thursday.

Bank merger back on table, Piyush to meet bank chiefs

The finance ministry is considering bank consolidation as one of the options to help weak banks survive. The cost of operations for banks is increasing and high NPAs and poor asset quality and low capital are adding to their woes.

Mitsubishi HR head shot at by sacked employee

Infuriated at being terminated, a sacked employee along with an accomplice on a bike opened fire and injured a Gurgaon-based Japanese company’s human resource wing head on Thursday, police said.

RBI’s policy stand confirms economic activity is on upswing: Goyal

It may be a case of no choice. Soon after RBI’s MPC announced a repo rate hike after 4 years at a time of high crude prices, geo-political risks, global financial market volatility and threat of protectionism, the finance ministry said it welcomed the monetary policy of the banking regulator.