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Parliament passes Lokpal amendment bill

New Delhi, July 29 -- A bill to amend the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013, was passed by parliament on Thursday doing away with the time limit for public servants to furnish details of their assets and liabilities, which as per the original act was July 31 every year.

The Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, was passed by the upper house on Thursday.

It allows extension of the time given to... Read More


SC to examine if state entry tax violates 'freedom of trade'

New Delhi, July 18 -- A nine judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court bench will hear from Tuesday a batch of petitions by some top corporate houses and business associations challenging the imposition of entry tax by the various state governments, contending that it was violative of the freedom of trade and commerce provided under the Constitution.

The bench of Chief Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice A.K.Sikri, Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice Shiva ... Read More


A Kumar is new CEO of Oswal Overseas Ltd

New Delhi, July 25 -- Ashok Kumar has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Oswal Overseas Ltd, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.... Read More


Sonowal thanks Centre for oil royalty

GUWAHATI, Feb. 21 -- Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for deciding to release Rs 6,320 crore of oil royalty to the State and said that this 'gesture' of the Centre would go a long way in overall development of the State.

Sonowal, in a statement from New Delhi said that the decision of releasing oil royalty, which Assam has been de... Read More


Time for SEBA to follow CBSE system, says Gogoi

GUWAHATI, Feb. 21 -- Coming down heavily on the State government over SEBA's goof-up in distribution of HSLC Examination question papers, former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that it is time for the Board to follow the examination system of CBSE and also for educationists and academicians to play a bigger role in the functioning of the Board.

Addressing a press conference here, Gogoi also accused Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma of... Read More


Plan for State industrial security force

GUWAHATI, Feb. 21 -- Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has agreed in principle a proposal to create a State industrial security force by the State Government. However, the details are yet to be worked out.

The Union Home Minister had discussion with the State unit president of the Bharatiya Janata Party Ranjeet Kumar Dass and others on the current situation in the State.

Dass told The Assam Tribune that during the discussion he requested the Ho... Read More


SC Constitution Bench to hear pleas on Assam Accord, Citizenship Act

NEW DELHI, Feb. 21 -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred to a Constitution Bench the 13 issues relating to validity of the Assam Accord and Clause 6A of the Citizenship Act. The Constitution Bench is likely to hold regular hearing from May 11.

After hearing the matter, a three-member Supreme Court Bench led by Chief Justice JS Khehar, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice SK Kaul today ruled that a Constitution Bench would be constituted to hold... Read More


'Paper leak' media perception: Himanta

GUWAHATI, Feb. 21 -- Alleging that a section of media has 'created a false perception' about Monday's goof-up during the ongoing HSLC examination, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that he will request Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to relieve him from the Education department portfolio.

The Education Minister along with the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) has been facing severe criticism after two examination centr... Read More


Seminar on Union Budget, GST

GUWAHATI, Feb. 21 -- Tax Bar Association, Guwahati (a premier body of tax professionals of the North East) organised a daylong seminar on Union Budget 2017 and GST here on Sunday. More than 170 professionals from all over the State took part in the seminar, a press release added.

At the outset, past president Ramesh Goenka on behalf of the Tax Bar Association expressed condolence over the loss of an advocate and past president of the Tax Bar Ass... Read More


Oil royalty amount to cut State budget deficit

GUWAHATI, Feb. 21 -- Bolstered by the Centre's decision to release oil royalty dues of Rs 6,320 crore, State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that the State Government should now be able to present a surplus budget of nearly Rs 1,000 crore in the next financial year.

Talking to media persons here today, Sarma said that while the first instalment of Rs 948 crore will be released before March 31, the second and third instalments of ... Read More