Chandigarh shopkeepers expecting tax rebate from upcoming budget
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Chandigarh shopkeepers expecting tax rebate from upcoming budget
The shopkeepers of Chandigarh are expecting rebate in taxes from the upcoming budget.
The COVID-19 pandemic last year has halted the world as successive countrywide lockdowns to curb the virus impacted the shopkeepers.
On January 19, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said the first part of the budget session will start on January 29 and continue till February 15, and the second part of the session will be from March 8 to April 8.
Birla said that Rajya Sabha will function from 9 am to 2 pm and Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 9 pm with Zero Hour and Question Hour.
Members of Parliament have been requested to undergo an RT-PCR test against COVID-19 ahead of the budget session, he said.
A video of Farooq Abdullah shaking a leg with Capt Amarinder Singh has gone viral. The leaders danced to famous Bollywood numbers at a wedding ceremony in Chandigarh. Abdullah was attending the wedding of Punjab CM’s granddaughter, Seharinder Kaur. The duo danced to covers of 'Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche' and ‘Gulabi Aankhen’. In the video, Abdullah can be seen lip-synching and enjoying the Mohammed Rafi song. The former J&K CM soon ropes in Capt Amarinder Singh to dance with him. Seharinder Kaur married Aditya Narang, the son of Delhi-based businessman Devin Narang. The event took place at Capt Singh's Siswan farmhouse in Chandigarh on February 28.
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Director of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, Prof Jagat Ram said the new Covid-19 strains detected in the country are highly transmissible. "New Covid-19 strains detected in India are highly transmissible. We should take all possible precautions to prevent the rise in cases,” he said. The Centre on February 23 said two new Covid strains were found in Maharashtra, Kerala and Telangana. It, however, said there is no scientific evidence to suggest the new strains are linked to recent surge. The variants, namely N440K and E484K were detected in Maharashtra and Kerala. One of the two Covid variants has also been detected in Telangana. Watch the full video for more.
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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday addressed the Members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. In the context of demand for Inner Line Permit (ILP), Om Birla said, "We said that we should all work together so that autonomous districts council should be empowered and more and more accountability can be fixed." Later, he will visit the construction site of the new building of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. The Lok Sabha Speaker is in Meghalaya on a two-day visit.
Speaking on the first phase of ongoing Budget session, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Om Birla on February 13 said, "There was an impasse in the first week, but it was soon resolved after I spoke to MPs and leaders of all parties. Everyone participated in discussions after that. Impasse was long, so we sat till late in the night later to make up for it." The first phase of Budget session of Parliament is going to end on Feb 15.
West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh is confident of the party's win in state assembly polls. Ghosh said that BJP will sweep Bengal polls by 200 of the total 294 Assembly seats. "We (BJP) are ready for the fight in the West Bengal Assembly elections. TMC is scared of losing, its ministers are asking other parties to join them. We will not get less than 200 (seats), it will definitely be more than 200. We did not begin preparations today, we had started five years back. We have proceeded phase-wise, we all saw results in Lok Sabha elections. We are going ahead with the mantra of '19 mein half, 21 mein saaf," he said. Elections to 294-member West Bengal Assembly will begin on March 27. The eight-phase polling will conclude on April 29, results on May 2. Bengal is likely to see a triangular contest with TMC, Congress-Left alliance and BJP in the fray.
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BJP West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh while speaking to ANI claimed that BJP will not get less than 200 seats in the upcoming state assembly elections. He further said that we are going ahead with the mantra - '19 mein half, 21 mein saaf.' "We didn't begin preparations today, we had started 5 years back. We have proceeded phase-wise, we all saw results in Lok Sabha elections. We are going ahead with mantra of '19 mein half, 21 mein saaf,' he added. When asked about not going with a chief minister face, Dilip Ghosh said that we have won several states without a CM face, we will win this also.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's one-time right hand man Suvendu Adhikari who crossed over to the BJP in December, will take on the Trinamool Congress in a do-or-die contest in the state elections from Nandigram. In a significant political development on Saturday – former TMC Rajya Sabha MP Dinesh Trivedi joined the BJP in the presence of the party’s national president JP Nadda and Union Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi. The Centre has rushed high-level multi-disciplinary public health teams to Maharashtra and Punjab in view of the increase in number of daily COVID-19 cases being reported. India defeated England by an innings and 25 runs in the fourth and final Test to win the four-match series 3-1 and seal a place in the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship on Saturday.
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Former Member of Parliament and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of party national president JP Nadda on March 06. Trivedi had resigned as TMC MP in Rajya Sabha on February 12. Union Minister Piyush Goyal was also present. His party switch comes ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections.
Farmers are marking 'Black Day' today on the 100th day of their protest against the Centre's agicultural reforms; Actor Taapsee Pannu has tweeted for the first time after the Income Tax Department began its raids against her and others on March 3; Actor Mithun Chakraborty, TMC's former Rajya Sabha member, is likely to share the stage with PM Modi tomorrow in Kolkata. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian on January 29 launched the Economic Survey 2020-21 which has been tabled in Parliament today. He said, "The policy response which India came up with, was a mature and farsighted one. India undertook short term pain to get long term gain. The 'V-shaped recovery' makes India a sui generis case in mature policy making. The Budget Session has begun today with an address by President Ram Nath Kovind to the joint sitting of two houses of Parliament. The first part of the session will continue till February 15. The second part of the session will be held from March 8 to April 8. Rajya Sabha will function from 9 am to 2 pm and Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 9 pm with Zero Hour and Question Hour.
Chief Economic Adviser K V Subramanian on January 29 launched the Economic Survey 2020-21 which has been tabled in Parliament today. He said, chapter 1 of the Economic Survey is about India's policy response to COVID-19, Saving Lives and Livelihoods, amidst an once-in-a-lifetime crisis. The Budget Session has begun today with an address by President Ram Nath Kovind to the joint sitting of two houses of Parliament. The first part of the session will continue till February 15. The second part of the session will be held from March 8 to April 8. Rajya Sabha will function from 9 am to 2 pm and Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 9 pm with Zero Hour and Question Hour.
A new study has found that pandemic-related anxiety, boredom, and irregular routines were cited as major drivers of increased nicotine and tobacco use during the initial Covid-19 lockdown. The findings of the study were published in the International Journal of Drug Policy. The research was led by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. The study highlighted the ways that public health interventions and policies can better support quit attempts and harm reduction, both during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Decreased use, while less common, was prevalent among "social" tobacco users, who cited fewer interpersonal interactions during the lockdown and a fear of sharing products. At the community level, retail access impacted cigarette and ENDS use differently. While cigarettes were universally accessible in essential businesses, such as convenience stores and gas stations, access to preferred ENDS products was more limited, since "vape shops" and other specialty ENDS retailers were typically deemed non-essential and required to close or limit hours. This drove some ENDS users to order their products online, which often resulted in long wait times due to shipping delays, or product backorder as a result of high demand. As a result, some dual users of cigarettes and ENDS increased their use of readily-available cigarettes.
As the COVID-19 cases surge in Kerala, Karnataka government issued an order to make screening mandatory for people coming from Kerala. Checks conducted at Thalapady border for people of Kerala entering Dakshina Kannada, only those with negative RT-PCR test certificate are being allowed. People find it difficult to stand in a queue for screening on a regular basis. Kerala reports 2nd highest number of daily new cases and deaths after Maharashtra.
"Today my COVID's RTPCR report came negative, therefore I went directly from hospital to Rajkot to cast my vote," said Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. He further assured that people should not get worried during COVID-19, Gujarat's recovery rate is more than 98 per cent. He further expressed confidence that BJP will clean sweep in the municipal corporation polls.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street for Parliament, where he will set out a three-point plan to support individuals and businesses through the coming months, rebuild the economy, and "fix" the public finances through the Covid pandemic. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Health Secretary Matt Hancock leaves 10 Downing Street for Parliament ahead of PMQs, and Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget statement. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Reacting to the political crises of Nepal, former Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said that it is not right for a country's democracy when Parliament is dissolved midway to give way to instability. "Nepal is going through crisis. Nepal Communist Party that had formed govt with a majority is almost divided into two factions," said Baburam Bhattarai while speaking to ANI on March 02. He further said that they will talk to all parties in Nepal to bring stability, economic development and ensure that India-Nepal relations are good.