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Cabinet allows NHAI to set up InvIT
SME Times News Bureau | 13 Dec, 2019
The Union Cabinet here on Wednesday approved the proposal of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways authorising the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to set up Infrastructure Investment Trust(s) (InvIT).
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India-Japan to cooperate on clean energy tech
SME Times News Bureau | 13 Dec, 2019
India and Japan have agreed to cooperate for efficiency and environmental improvement for sustainable, stable and low-carbon supply of electricity.
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Sitharaman opts out of GoM on IGST, Sushil Modi made chairman
SME Times News Bureau | 13 Dec, 2019
The Centre has changed the composition of the group of ministers (GoM) on integrated goods and service tax (IGST) after finance minister decided to opt out of the ministerial panel headed by her. Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Sushil Modi has now been made chairperson of the GoM that is expected to deliberate and suggest measures for increasing the GST revenue.
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Nagpur-Mumbai expressway to be named after Bal Thackeray
IANS | 13 Dec, 2019
The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government here on Wednesday decided to name the upcoming Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway (NMSCE) after the Shiv Sena founder-patriarch late Balasaheb Thackeray, officials said.
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NCLT seeks clarity on Jet Airways' slots from Centre, DGCA
IANS | 13 Dec, 2019
The Mumbai Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Wednesday sought clarity from the government and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) regarding the slots of now insolvent Jet Airways.
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What India's Privacy Bill requires from social media firms
SME Times News Bureau | 13 Dec, 2019
While the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019, introduced in Parliament on Wednesday has toned down the data localisation requirements, it has several implications for social media companies including a provision for users for voluntary verification of their accounts, say experts.
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Send Data Privacy Bill to standing panel: CUTS
SME Times News Bureau | 12 Dec, 2019
Policy advisory body CUTS International has demanded that the Personal Data Protection Bill must be sent to the Standing Committee on IT and released for public comments and adequate checks and balances. It added that judicial oversight is also required to ensure that exceptions do not become a rule.
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Mamata govt's business conclave ropes in 35 countries
SME Times News Bureau | 12 Dec, 2019
Industrialists and officials from India and 35 other countries would take part in the two-day Bengal Business Conclave beginning Wednesday in the sea resort of Digha as the Mamata Banerjee led government in the state is making a desperate bid to rope in big ticket investment which has eluded the West Bengal for years.
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SBSP, four others form new Morcha in UP
SME Times News Bureau | 12 Dec, 2019
The Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) has joined hands with four other parties to form the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha that will contest the next assembly elections in 2022 against the policies of the BJP.
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CAB aims at 'ethnic cleansing' of NE, says Rahul
SME Times News Bureau | 12 Dec, 2019
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday called the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 "an attempt by the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah government to "ethnically cleanse the Northeast", calling it a "criminal attack" on the people.
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