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  1. want teo he starting Page 2: Centre urged to withdraw appeal at thh Punjab Chief Minister urged the Centre to withdraw its appeal in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the award of compensation to those arrested and detained in the Jodhpur prison following the 'Operation Bluestar' in 1984. Central government is appealed to pay, without further delay, half the compensation amount of 4.5 crore that was awarded by the District and Sessions Court of Amritsar in April last year. In a letter to Union Home Minister, the Chief Minister said the central government's appeal against the compensation had evoked a strong reaction amongst the Sikh community. re he. The Punjab government raised the compensation for damaged crops due to bad weather from e ar 8,000 to R12,000 per acre. The state government has enhanced the compensation from 78,000 to 12,000 per acre for damaged crops from 76 to 100 per cent damaged due to inclement weather. k h The enhanced compensation will be big relief for the farmers, he said adding, that the order will ou come into effect from June 2017. tis that


  2. Page 3: Odisha to regularise illegal constructions The Odisha government announced an amnesty scheme for unauthorised construction undertaken in nine major urban centres across the State. Under the scheme, applicable in Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Cuttack, Puri-Konark, Sambalpur, Paradip, Kalinganagar, Rourkela and Talcher-Angul-Meramundali, an unauthorised construction can be regularised if it meets the fire safety requirements under the provisions of Odisha Fire Prevention and Safety Rules, 2017. re he . Also, the building has to be structurally safe, should not affect public interest or safety or interfere Compounding charges: Residential buildings (non-high-rise) constructed over an area of up to 300 .For clinical establishments, the Housing and Urban Development Department said, the minimum with any public activities, nor should it contradict provisions of any other Act, rules and regulations. sq.m can be regularised with 100% ground coverage on payment of applicable compounding charges. requirement of access road would be reduced to six metres if the establishment has a plot size above 200 sq. m and up to 1,000 sq. m. The applications have to be accompanied by self-assessed compounding fee, as per the rates prescribed, and the same will be deposited with the development authority concerned in one instalment only The funds collected under this scheme would be spent on development of parking infrastructure in the nine centres. .


  3. want teo he starting Page 6 Nation: India, South Korea to align policies for Southeast Asia at thh India and South Korea will align their policies for the region during the visit of South Korean President to India next month. When President visits New Delhi and holds summit with Prime Minister, they will link their own initiatives, Modi's Act East policy and Moon's New Southern policy. So it will be a very re comprehensive. eLast November, South Korean President unveiled the "New Southern policy" aimed at deepening ties with southeast Asia as part of efforts to diversify trade. This complements the Modi government's Act East Policy of deepening strategic ties with southeast Asian nations. e ar k h ent . Stating that the two countries were looking for expanding cooperation in security and defence industries. There are many initiatives to be agreed to at the summit. We are expecting around 20 Memorandum ur of Understanding (MoU) among other outcomes. tis that en thec


  4. want teo he starting Page 6 Nation: Shillong bags Smart City ta at thh As the Smart Cities Mission enters its fourth year, the Centre has finally announced the 100th and the last city which will be part of the project: Shillong. This announcement also sets the end date for the mission as June 2023, as every city gets five years to complete its projects, according to a senior mission official. The first 20 cities were selected in January 2016, and they should now be at the halfway point of their mission 2.5%) fund spent The total proposed investment in the 100 cities will be 2.05 lakh crore, according to a statement by he the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs issued on Wednesday. Until May 2018, about 2.5% of that amount 5,225 crore has been spent on 316 completed projects, K according to senior officials. Another 632 projects are under implementation, at a cost of about ent 25,000 crore. The entire life cycle of a project must be taken into account. Three years have gone by, but the first one-and-a-half years were used to put the foundational elements in place. Simply creating infrastructure without an SOP [statement of purpose] and guidelines is of no use. . Each selected city is required to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle which will actually carry out the mission, a process that takes at least six months. tis


  5. want teo he starting Page 7 Nation: Survev of 'disputed' land in Shillong begins . The Meghalaya Land Record and Survey Department on Wednesday began an exercise to survey at thh the land of settlers in Punjabi Lane, a locality at the centre of a communal flare-up in State capital Shillong since May 31. The survey was initiated in accordance with the recommendation of the high-level committee that the government had formed to look into the demand of local pressure groups to relocate the heinhabitants of the lane, also known as Harijan Colony or Sweepers' Lane. Protests by the women of the locality officially called Them Iew Mawlong, greeted the survey team, while Sikh leaders of the area stayed away from the exercise Neither the members of the local gurdwara committee nor sikh member took part in it. e ar k h .Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister heads the seven-member high-level committee, said the survey data would be crucial to resolve the long-pending issue of shifting the Harijan Colony from Iewduh or Bara Bazaar, the commercial hub of Shillong. . The idea behind the survey is to properly demarcate the land belonging to the Shillong Municipal . Board and to the Syiem (Khasi king) of Mylliem (the Syiem's realm that covers large swathes of present-day Shillong) The settlers in the area are spread across the land belonging to both SMB and the Syiem tis


  6. want teo he starting Page 7 Nation: Survey of 'disputed land in Shillong begins (contd.) Against relocation at thh General secretary of Punjabi Lane's Gurdwara Committee, said the Dalit or Mazhabi Sikhs have been living there since 1853 when the British brought them as soldiers or sanitation workers He said "This used to be a wasteland owned by the Khasi royalty, who made an agreement with the Bish rulers and donated the land for our ancestors to stay. This is our land and we are not going anywhere,". Residents said real estate dealers and local leaders have been conspiring to eject them and build a shopping complex on the land e ar k h ent tis that en thec


  7. want teo he starting Page 10 News: PM reaffirms promise to raise farm income . At a time of acute agrarian distress, Prime Minister spoke in glowing terms of his government's at thh schemes and programmes in a video interaction with farmers from nine States. Reiterating the government's promise to double farmers' income by 2022, PM said the budget allocation for agriculture between 2014 and 2019 was 2.12 lakh crore, almost double the amount of 1.21 lakh crore, allocated in the previous five years by the UPA government. he Worry-free now Because of the government's efforts, farmers were now chinta mukt, or worry-free, protected from nature's fury by insurance schemes such as the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, PM said e ar .Farmers, speaking from Krishi Vigyan Kendras, also praised various government schemes, with themes by location, organic farming in Sikkim, fish farming in West Bengal and crop insurance in * Karnataka, for example. .The event was the seventh in a series of interactions the Prime Minister has been having with beneficiaries of various schemes .It was described as "a direct dialogue with farmers across the country, in which various initiatives related to doubling the income of farmers by 2022 will also be discussed. Of the 24 farmers who spoke to PM during the interaction, only one raised any concern regarding income tis


  8. want teo he starting Page 10 News: PM reaffirms promise to raise farm income (contd.) at thh A farmer who has been farming 15 acres of leased land for the past 20 years, told the Prime Minister that guidance on drip irrigation for his crop of melons had improved his returns. Noting the cauliflowers placed on the table in front of the farmer, the Prime Minister commented on their large size. Cost of inputs are going up every year, income remains a constant. . At that point, the Prime Minister cut him off with assurances that government initiatives were Publicitv trick . Several critics slammed the scripted nature of the event. "A meaningful interaction with farmers helping farmers on this issue, and asked if any other farmer had anything to say e ar would be to talk to those, whose family member committed suicide due to agrarian distress or those farmers who have a huge burden of debt. ent . It's a misnomer to call that an interaction. It was a pre-scripted TV show, the Prime Minister was u the anchor and the farmers were no more than props, Notice that no one asked the Prime Minister any questions," said Yogendra Yadav, president of Swaraj India party stay .He accused the Prime Minister of ignoring the reality of the agricultural crisis in the country, where farmers were unable to get minimum support prices for their crops, despite government promises. "In the past four years, the Prime Minister has not once uttered the words 'farmer suicide' and he did not do it today either." tis


  9. want teo he starting Page 10 News: PM reaffirms promise to raise farm income (contd. 'Publicity trick'(contd.) . Even while the Prime Minister was speaking on video this morning, 25 farmers in Tamil Nadu were at thh being arrested as they gathered to protest against the forced acquisition of farmland for the eight- lane Chennai-Salem highway," said joint secretary of the CPI(M)-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha. re he e ar k h ent tis that en thec


  10. Page 10 News: China offers to boost ties between India and Pakistan -without explicitly proposing a trilateral dialogue among India, Pakistan and China, Beijing on at thh Wednesday offered to "strengthen" its cooperation with New Delhi and Islamabad to bolster "stability" in the region. "Both India and Pakistan are China's neighbours and friends. China is willing to conduct relations p with all our neighbours, including Pakistan and India, to strengthen our cooperation for better he development and stability in the region Without abandoning the prospects of a trilateral meeting altogether, the Chinese Foreign Ministry seemed to step back from explicit offer of a meeting among China, India and Pakistan, made by its Ambassador in New Delhi. India, China, and Pakistan can have some kind of trilateral summit on the sidelines of the SCO. So, if China, Russia and Mongolia can have a trilateral summit, then why not India, China, and Pakistan India was exploring the possibility of connectivity to Central Asia through the Pakistan-Afghan corridor, under the SCO framework. The SCO has been working on connectivity among its member countries. Now that India and Pakistan are both members, it provides New Delhi with a fresh opportunity to reach out to Central Asia across the Pakistani corridor. e ar k h ent Is


  11. want teo he starting Page 10 News: Court orders arrest of Mallya at thh A special court ordered the arrest of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya for his alleged involvement in a case of money laundering and cheating a consortium of banks of over 6,000 crore Special Judge issued a non-bailable warrant for Mallya's arrest, taking cognisance of a fresh charge sheet filed against him and others by the Enforcement Directorate, The court also issued summons to Mr. Mallya's firms, Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) and United heBreweries Holdings Ltd. (UBHL), before adjourning to the next hearing. The agency has filed the charge sheet under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, naming Mallya, his firms KFA and UBHL besides others The ED had last year filed its first charge sheet against Mr. Mallya, now in London, in the alleged 900-crore IDBI Bank-Kingfisher Airlines loan fraud case. The fresh charge sheet revolves around the complaint received from the State Bank of India on behalf of the consortium of banks for causing a loss of 6,027 crore to them by not keeping repayment commitments of the loans taken during 2005-10. . ent tis that


  12. want teo he starting Page 11 News: India contests overstayers' figures at thh India has questioned Britain's assessment of the number of Indians overstaying their visa in the U.K. and called for policies based on statistics, amid an ongoing controversy over Britain's failure to include Indian students in the relaxation of visa norms, and whether it was linked to India's failure to sign an MoU on the return of illegal immigrants. Exclusion slammed The exclusion of Indian students has also been condemned by the main political parties. There are many overstayers but where did this figure of 100,000 come from 100,000 is the figure that has regularly been cited as the British government's estimates for the number of Indians overstaving their visa in the UK. Home Office figures from 2016 to 2017 that showed over 300,000 visas were issued to Indians. "97% of them went back. Whole debate need to be seen in the proper context. he. . e ar k h ent .Earlier this week Britain's Trade Minister Liam Fox linked the decision not to include Indian students in the visa relaxation announced cooperation between the two countries on the return of illegal migrants, including the failure of India to sign an MoU with the U.K. on the issue during PM's visit earlier this year. tis


  13. want teo he starting Page 11 News: Congress seeks fair election . The opposition is not hopeful that early elections will be held in Kashmir, while National at thh Conference leader has demanded that a democratic government be installed in the State at the earliest. There should be a government in Jammu and Kashmir which will actually represents the State There was the pitiable turnout in the Lok Sabha bypoll. he. The Governor and the Government of India is asked to ensure that congenial atmosphere is maintained to enable election The opposition posed seven questions to the Modi government on its future plans for the State .During the 48 months since May 26, 2014 when the current government had been in power, 379 e ar k h ent jawans have been martyred and 239 civilians were killed in the State. During the last 48 months of Congress rule, 139 jawans were martyred and 78 civilians killed. In the past 48 months, there had been 3,000 ceasefire violations by Pakistan compared with 563 during ur the last 48 months of the Congress government. tis that


  14. want teo he starting Page 12 World: Oli's China visit to focus on connectivity (contd.) at thh . Soon after his arrival on Tuesday, Nepal's Prime Minister recalled his 2016 visit to China, when There are some concerns in Beijing over the slow progress in implementing trade and transit said that China's security concerns demanded that appropriate safeguards were in before Tibet- Beijing backed Nepal's decision to diversify its trade and transit routes. agreements signed during Nepal's PM previous visit. Apart from the political fluidity in Nepal, it heNepal transit was fully developed. e ar k h ent tis that


  15. want teo he starting at thh Page 13 Business: Bhutan central bank warns citizens not to hold Indian currency in cash .The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) of Bhutan has warned Bhutanese citizens of the risks of holding Indian currency, saying that it would not be responsible for any future actions such as demonetization, taken by the Reserve Bank of India. RMA has advised the citizens to deposit all their Indian currency in the banks and not to hold it in Cash The RMA had informed the general public to deposit any INR earnings/receipts in their accounts maintained with any commercial banks and refrain from holding the INR currency notes in cash. The RMA shall not be liable or responsible in case of any policy changes by the RBI [Reserve Bank of India], including demonetisation of INR currency notes in the future The Bhutanese central bank also warned citizens of counterfeit R500 notes in the Indian currency and requested the public to be careful while accepting notes of this denomination. Indian currency is legal tender in Bhutan. The RMA also said that, "individual concerns may bring in or take out of Bhutan new series of INR currency notes of denomination R500, subject to the limit of INR 25,000 per person until further notice. p. * re he e ar ent tis that


  16. want teo he starting Page 13 Business: Bhutan central bank warns citizens not to hold Indian currency in cash (contd. Reason for notification . The instructions regarding the limits on the movement of the currency are the reason behind the notification being issued m . There has been no new information about any other action by the RBI. The instruction regarding the rcIndian notes were just as a matter of precaution. lag nt bo tI nd that en thec


  17. want teo he starting Page 13 Business: Rising oil prices to hit private consumption, says Uriit Patel . The recent rise in oil prices could impact private consumption adversely, Reserve Bank of India at thh governor said. On June 6, the six-member MPC unanimously decided to raise the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25%, citing inflation fanned by a sharp increase in oil prices. The recent increase in oil prices, by impacting disposable incomes, may have some adverse impact heon private consumption. Private consumption expenditure contributed almost 60% to the gross domestic product last fiscal. RBI has raised its inflation projection for the fourth quarter to 4.7% from 4.4% it had estimated in April A normal monsoon could however act as a mitigating factor to the uncertain inflation path by keeping food inflation benign. e ar k h ent Uncertainties prevail . Deputy governor had advocated changing policy stance to 'withdrawal from accommodation' from 'neutral', said considerable uncertainties had now prompted him to recommend a 'neutral' stance. It will allow the MPC to determine in a flexible manner what further monetary policy response is warranted based on an ongoing assessment of the inflation situation, inflation expectations and growth prints. tis


  18. want teo he starting Page 13 Business: GST on fuel may not be 'pure', savs official A peak tax rate of 28%, plus States levying some amount of local sales tax or VAT on petrol and at thh diesel, is likely to be the tax structure when the two auto fuels are covered under the GST regime. . The peak GST rate plus VAT would be equal to the present tax incidence, which is made up of excise duty levied by the Central Government and VAT charged by the States. P Centre to decide he.But before the two fuels are put under GST, the Centre has to decide if it is willing to let go of the 20,000-crore input tax credit it currently pockets by keeping petrol, diesel, natural gas, jet fuel and crude oil out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime which came into force from July 2017 There is no pure GST on petrol and diesel anywhere in the world and so in India too, it will have to be a combination of GST and VAT e ar k h ent The timing of including petro products in GST will be a political call which the Centre and States u will have to take collectively. The Centre currently levies a total of 119.48 per litre as excise duty on petrol. tis that


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