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Fourteen state legislatures will approve their respective State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) laws by mid-May, according to Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia.
Addressing a GST Conclave here on Tuesday, he said all states were expected to pass their SGST laws by May-end to ensure that the GST regime was rolled out by July.
Banners of VK Sasikala, the chief of Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK, were removed from the party’s main office in Chennai hours after her nephew and deputy TTV Dinakaran was arrested in Delhi close to midnight on Tuesday.
Mr Dinakaran is accused of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials to allot his faction of the AIADMK the party's “two-leaf” symbol, frozen after a dispute with a rival faction led by former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam or OPS. The 53-year-old was appointed the party’s number two by Ms Sasikala before she went to jail for corruption.
The BJP took an early lead in the MCD election results on Wednesday, while rivals Congress and Aam Aadmi Party were fighting for the second place, initial trends showed.
The BJP was leading in all the three - North, South and East Delhi Municipal Corporations.
In an unexpected turn of events Shaimaa Selim, sister of Eman Ahmed, world's heaviest woman, weighing around 500 kg, has shot a video saying that her sister is very sick and she is not getting good treatment in Saifee Hospital in Mumbai where she was admitted to undergo bariatric surgery.
The video was shot on April 14 inside the facility at Saifee Hospital. Shaimaa has called Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who brought Eman to Mumbai, a liar.
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has organised an all party protest against the Centre and the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) today for allegedly failing to take care of the farmers' needs. DMK's MK Stalin has warned that 'the non-violent' protest may be used by 'anti-social elements' to instigate large scale violence.
"Knowing that our protest for the cause of farmers' welfare will be a success, certain anti-social elements are trying to instigate violence. Do not fall for it and always follow the path of non-violence shown by Anna (CN Annadurai) and Kalaignar (Karunanidhi)," pleaded Stalin.
A security guard was found dead at the estate of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in the Nilgiris district. The man, found murdered on Sunday night at the Kodanad estate which Jayalalithaa owned, was reportedly hacked to death by unidentified persons.
A senior police officer said they were questioning some people but there was no key information on the case as of yet.
AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran was on Sunday grilled by the police for 11 hours over his alleged attempt to bribe an Election Commission official for retaining the 'two leaves' party symbol and the related money trail.
Dhinakaran, who was quizzed for the second consecutive day, had reached the Crime Branch Inter State Cell office in Chanakyapuri around 2 PM, while the questioning came to an end only around 1 AM, police officials said.
WhatsApp, Facebook Group Admins Could Be Jailed If Any Offensive Posts Are Circulated newsreporter.in
In a joint order issued by District Magistrate Yogeshwar Ram Mishra and Senior Superintendent of Police Nitin Tiwari, it has been made clear that any factually incorrect, rumour or misleading information on a social media group could result in a FIR against the group administrator.
It also directs that case under cyber crime law, Information Technology Act and IPC will be filed in case of violation of these guidelines.
In an explosive post on Facebook, Sasikala Natarajan's nephew Jeyanandh Dhivakaran has threatened to reveal clips from the last days of J Jayalalithaa in a Chennai hospital to show the kind of relationship Amma J Jayalalithaa and Chinnamma VK Sasikala shared.
The Facebook post is aimed at blunting the attack of Sasikala's current rival and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam's camp, which had alleged Jayalalithaa was murdered by the Sasikala family to control the AIADMK after Amma's death in December last year.
The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) has declared class 10 board exam today. The highest scorer is Chetan Agrawal who has scored 98.17% in the exam. Chetan is from Kiran Public H S School, Kurud, Dhamtari. The result has been declared for both general and vocational courses. You can check the result by entering your exam roll number. The board has also released the list of toppers in the exam.
More than 4.5 lakh students appeared in the 10th board exam which was conducted in February and March this year. Total 27 students who appeared in the exam have secured place in top ten list. in the top 10 list, there are 20 boys and 7 girls.