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Cochin Port Inks Container Train Pact with CONCOR

New Delhi (ABC Live): Cochin Port Trust and CONCOR have entered into a MoU for the running of weekly container train service from Irugur ICD, Coimbatore to ICTT Vallarpadam, Cochin Port. The inaugural trip of weekly container train service from Irugur ICD, Coimbatore to ICTT Vallarpadam,Cochin Port will be flagged off on 16.1.2016 at 4 pm at Irugur ICD by Sri.G.Senthilvel, …

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Income Tax Department Refunds Rs 1793 Crore TDS

New Delhi (ABC Live): In an initiative to reduce taxpayer grievances and enhance the taxpayer satisfaction, the Central Board of Direct Taxes had issued instructions to Central Processing Center (CPC), Bengaluru and the field officers in December, 2015 to issue refunds of amounts less than Rs.50,000/- expeditiously. As a result of the special drive to issue smaller refunds, 18,28,627 refunds …

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CBDT Claims Reduction in Tax Litigations

New Delhi (ABC Live):CBDT:  Reducing litigation with the taxpayers has been a key focus area for the Income Tax Department. Several initiatives have been taken by the Central Board of Direct Taxes in the last three months up to December 2015 to significantly reduce disputes and provide relief to taxpayers facing long standing litigation. The significant steps taken by CBDT …

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Red Tape Gives Ideas Modi for Change

New Delhi (ABC Live):Modi for Change : As a follow-up to Prime Minister’s exhortation to Secretaries to come up with ideas for transformative change in various areas of governance, two Groups of Secretaries presented their ideas and suggestions on (a) Innovative Budgeting and Effective Implementation (b) Swachh Bharat and Ganga Rejuvenation, to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. Union Ministers …

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Neeranchal National Watershed Project Gets WB Loan

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a US$ 178.50 million credit for the Neeranchal National Watershed Project to improve watershed management in rural rain fed areas. The project builds on a longstanding partnership between the World Bank and Government of India around watershed management. The credit agreement for the project was signed by Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of …

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NHRC Gives Relief for Medical Negligence in Childcare

New Delhi (ABC Live):Medical Negligence in Childcare :The National Human Rights Commission has recommended interim relief of rupees one lakh each to the next of kin of four new born babies, who died due to the medical negligence at Community Health Centre, Jugsalai, Jamshedpur during the intervening night of 14th – 15th December, 2013. It has asked the Chief Secretary, …

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CBI Files FIR in Death of British National in Goa

New Delhi , 12.01.2016 (ABC Live): Death of British National in Goa The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case relating to death of a British National, Ms. Denyse Carole Sweeney at Primrose Club, Vagator, Goa on the request of Goa Government and took up the investigation of FIR No.86/2012 dated 06.07.2012 of Anjuna Police Station, Goa against unknown …

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Red Tape Updates Modi on Energy Conservation

New Delhi (ABC Live): Modi on Energy Conservation : As a follow-up to Prime Minister’s exhortation to Secretaries to come up with ideas for transformative change in various areas of governance, the first Group of Secretaries (out of eight groups) presented their ideas and suggestions on Energy Conservation and Efficiency to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, …

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Sushma Swaraj to Visit Palestine, Israel in Next Week

New Delhi (ABC Live): The External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj will visit the State of Palestine on 17 January 2016. EAM will be accompanied by Secretary (East) and other officials from MEA. This is the first visit of EAM to West Asia region and Palestine is the first destination in the region which in itself reflects the importance India …

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EPFO Withdraws Grace Period for Depositing Dues

New Delhi (ABC Live): Employees Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO) has withdrawn grace period of 5 days for depositing the dues with effect from February ,2016. EPFO has earlier issued a circular on 8th January, 2016 to this effect. In a communication to employers ,EPFO has informed that the dues for the month of Jan, 2016 are to be paid by 15th …

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