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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


Functioning of Nalbari Zilla Parishad comes under a cloud

NALBARI, Feb. 21 -- The fate of the BJP-led Nalbari Zilla Parishad has become uncertain following the no-confidence motion served against its chairperson by a majority of the members irrespective of political affiliation.

Of the total 13 members in Nalbari Zilla Parishad, 11 members signed the no-confidence proposal that was served to the chief executive officer of the Zilla Parishad.The ZPC members who signed the no-trust motion alleged that th... 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


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


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


BJP workers' meet

MORIGAON, Feb. 21 -- A crucial BJPworkers' meet was held here on Saturday under the auspices of Morigaon district unit of the party. Addressing the gathering, Ranjit Das, president of Assam State unit of BJP said that the party has strengthened its organisational works in view of the ensuing panchayat elections.

He appealed to the party workers to interact with the people and apprise them about the aims and objectives of the BJP-led Assam Govern... 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


Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces the Cancellation of 77-percent or 56,303,003 Shares of its Common Stock

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 21 -- Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP) Today announced major changes to the Company corporate share structure. These changes include:

Once DIBCOIN is trading, the reflection on the company's balance sheet will provide an alternative source of capital, thus making future loans or share issuance unnecessary. The company further states that it never intends to issue another share of stock, which guarantees the shareholder'... Read More


UP polls: Varun Gandhi conspicuous by absence in his own constituency

Sultanpur, Feb. 21 -- Firebrand BJP MP from Sultanpur Varun Feroz Gandhi, once a top contender for the post of Chief Minister and a bigger crowed puller than Akhilesh-Rahul duo, is conspicuous by his absence in crucial Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

It is understood that Mr Gandhi, miffed over being marginalised by the party, has preferred to stay away from campaigning even in his own constituency which has only four more days for campaig... Read More