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Day after GST, PM Modi warning on black money: Three lakh firms under scanner after note ban

Hours after the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, through which the government intends to expand its tax net, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the Centre has taken a number of steps in the last three years, including demonetisation, against black money and corruption. He said authorities have been mining the data of transactions undertaken after the November 8 decision to scrap high-value currency notes, and at least 3 lakh registered companies were under suspicion. He added that the government has cancelled the registration of over 1 lakh firms, and identified 37,000 shell companies for strong action.

A rich insight into Ambedkar’s mind

This makes it specially important to consider the contribution made by the book to this debate.

A few weeks ago, Ramchandra Guha, wrote a piece in a national daily which has generated a fair amount of controversy. The piece, titled "Does Gandhi Have A Caste?" suggests that Mahatma Gandhi was such a great individual that caste had hardly had any influence on him, in a personal as well as political sense.

Vaishali Metro e-rickshaw service attracts few takers

Some of these are now parked at the Vaishali Metro station parking lot during the peak hours.

New Delhi: The first e-rickshaw service, which was launched on June 5 to provide last mile connectivity from the Vaishali Metro station, has failed to achieve the desired results as they have disappeared from the roads. Some of these are now parked at the Vaishali Metro station parking lot during the peak hours.

Facing a ‘tough time’ with bureaucrats, AAP hopes House panels will do the trick

After frequent run-ins with the Lt- Governor and the Centre, and repeated claims that officials are "afraid" or "unwilling" to work with the AAP government, the party is now looking at House Committees in the Delhi Assembly to ensure "accountability of government officials". Speaking to The Sunday Express, AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj explained, "All committees work as per powers delegated by the House, with the objective to fix accountability of government officials regarding matters of public interest. The committee submits its report to the House, which ultimately decides what action can be taken as per its recommendations."

Delhi: ‘Rs 18 crore ‘unclaimed’ library security refund in SOL

The SOL is now planning to use the amount to upgrade the library facilities.

New Delhi: Delhi University’s School of Open Learning has an unclaimed amount of over Rs 18 crore, which has accumulated over the last 20 years as a part of library security refund. At present, the SOL charges Rs 200 from undergraduate students and Rs 500 from post-graduate students as the library security amount, which can be claimed once the course is over. The SOL is now planning to use the amount to upgrade the library facilities.