Category Articles: Politics

CMO nod for Rs. 216 crore Panam oriented water supply scheme; 53 ponds to be filled with water

September 20, 2019
CMO nod for Rs. 216 crore Panam oriented water supply scheme; 53 ponds to be filled with water

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat has granted in-principle approval to Rs. 216 crore water supply scheme under which Panam high-level canal water will be used to fill 53 ponds of 38 villages of Mahisagar and Panchmahal districts. Surplus water of Panam irrigation scheme will offer irrigation facility in 10,000 hectare area benefiting 11,000 farmers and 45,000 villagers according to a release issued by the State government today. According to release, Panam high level canal water will ...Read More

PM Narendra Modi leaves for a week-long America visit

September 20, 2019
PM Narendra Modi leaves for a week-long America visit

PM @narendramodi leaves for USA. During this visit he will be taking part in multiple programmes including addressing the @UN General Assembly, the Community Programme in Houston and talks with @POTUS @realDonaldTrump. pic.twitter.com/DZf8i3wBaM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 20, 2019 Prime Minister’s statement prior to his departure for USA I am visiting the United States of America from 21 to 27 September 2019. I will visit Houston and, thereafter, New York to attend the Hi...Read More

Corporate tax slashed to 22% for domestic, 15% for new domestic manufacturing companies

September 20, 2019
Corporate tax slashed to 22% for domestic, 15% for new domestic manufacturing companies

New Delhi: The Government has brought in the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2019 to make certain amendments in the Income-tax Act 1961 and the Finance (No. 2) Act 2019. This was stated by the Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt Nirmala Sitaraman during the Press Conference in Goa today. The Finance Minister elaborated the salient features of these amendments , which are as under:- In order to promote growth and investment, a new provision has been inserted in the Inco...Read More

RTOs in Gujarat to allow automatic transmission cars for Driving License test

September 19, 2019
RTOs in Gujarat to allow automatic transmission cars for Driving License test

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat has taken a decision to permit automatic transmission cars on driving test tracks of all RTOs for driving license test. Sunaina Tomar I.A.S., Principal Secretary, Port and Transport said instruction in this regard has been already given to concerned officials. She said, 'till now, only manual geared cars were allowed on driving test track of RTOs. However now onward, gear less or auto transmission cars will be allowed on test tracks.' She added t...Read More

RTO across Gujarat to remain open on Sunday due to heavy rush and long queues

September 19, 2019
RTO across Gujarat to remain open on Sunday due to heavy rush and long queues

Gandhinagar: RTO offices across Gujarat will remain open and function on Sunday due to heavy rush and long queues of people in connection with new amended Motor Vehicle Act.   In pics: Rush, long queues continuing at RTO in Ahmedabad involving commoners visibly panicked by heavy penalty provisioned in amended Motor Vehicle Act for violation of traffic rules; they say they are ready to comply but also complain about slow server and procedur...Read More

Rupani launches Job Fair Fortnight, asks youth to look beyond govt jobs

September 19, 2019

Gandhinagar: Emphasizing that skilling and employment generation are the top priorities of his government, Chief Minister Shri Vijay Rupani Thursday launched the state-wide Job Fair Fortnight at Gandhinagar. The Job Fair Fortnight is an initiative of the Labour and Employment department and it aims to generate over 35,000 job opportunities. In his address on the occasion, Chief Minister Shri Vijay Rupani, said, “Gujarat has emerged as the best investment destination, and is attractin...Read More

Gujarat govt announces relaxations for MSME units in existing Solar Power Policy in order to further encourage solar power generation

September 19, 2019
Gujarat govt announces relaxations for MSME units in existing Solar Power Policy in order to further encourage solar power generation

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat today announced special relaxations for MSME (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) sector industrial units in solar policy declared by the State government in year 2015. The government said this decision has been taken to encourage the industries to scale up solar power generation. - Caps on load and capacity are removed. Earlier, there was a cap of 50% of approved load for solar project installation. Now onward, MSME units will be allowed to install o...Read More

Union Cabinet approves Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance

September 18, 2019
Union Cabinet approves Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance

New Delhi: In a major health and wellness initiative for the country, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertisement) Ordinance, 2019. Electronic-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that produce aerosol by heating a solution containing nicotine, which is the addictive substance in combustible ci...Read More

New Motor Vehicle Act: Relaxation on new fines for helmet, PUC violations extended till October 15 in Gujarat

September 18, 2019
New Motor Vehicle Act: Relaxation on new fines for helmet, PUC violations extended till October 15 in Gujarat

Gandhinagar; In a relief of sorts to vehicle owners in Gujarat, the state government today decided to suspend the implementation of new rules under Motor Vehicles Amendment Act with stiffer fines till October 15. Transport Minister of the state R C Faldu today informed the media persons about this decision taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by CM Vijay Rupani who had earlier implemented it from September 16.Faldu said that in the wake of various difficulties being faced by vehicl...Read More

Modi performs puja of Narmada water, elaborated about its benefits

September 17, 2019

Kevadiya: PM Narendra Modi today performed puja of Narmada water here and also congratulated the organizers of the Namami Devi Narmade event here to mark the filling up of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on river Narmada for their aesthetic sense in selecting the venue. He also elaborated about the benefits of Narmada project to Gujarat on the occasion. Cogratulating the organisers of the programme for their ''aesthetic sense'', Modi said it is a rare scenery where on one side ther...Read More