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Rugby League World Cup mascot unveiled as ‘RugBee’ takes centre stage

Rugby League World Cup 2021 has unveiled RugBee, the official tournament mascot who will be at every one of the 61 games of the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments. The competition to design the mascot opened in April, with more than 2,000 entries coming in from young fans as excitement continues to build for the …

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Centre proposes stricter valuation rules for overseas direct investments

The government on Monday introduced new set of rules for domestic entities, including companies and large family offices and start-ups, opting for overseas direct investment route (ODI), which could impact their acquisition decisions in a big way. The new rules, effective from Monday, made explicit distinction between ODI (all investments in …

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Relief as Centre says not considering levying any charge on UPI transactions

The government is not considering levying any charge on transactions carried out through Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the Union finance ministry clarified on Sunday. This came amid speculation that the government may be looking to impose a fee on the popular mode of financial transaction. The Centre also said other means would be worked out …

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Gazebo Shopping Centre wasn’t target of firing at all, say police

Two bike-borne assailants had opened fire outside the shop on the bustling street, and thrown a letter on the ground before fleeing the scene | File Mumbai: A day after three gunshots were fired outside the Gazebo Shopping Center in Khar, sparking off panic in the area, the Khar police have found that the store …

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Centre reinstates Shah Faesal as Deputy Secretary in Tourism Ministry

The Central government has reinstated controversial IAS officer Shah Faesal and appointed him as Deputy Secretary in the Tourism Ministry. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in its order issued two days ago appointed Faesal in the Union Tourism Ministry, a senior DoPT official told ANI. The Centre’s move …

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Centre asks states and UTs to monitor trader stocks as tur prices rise

With tur (arhar) sowing down by almost 11.6 per cent this kharif season, the Centre on Friday asked states and Union Territories (UTs) to ensure that stockists and traders disclose quantities of tur dal held by them. The output was down owing to the late onset of monsoon in major-growing states followed by …

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In unclaimed funds case, Supreme Court issues notice to Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre and others on a plea seeking directions to create a centralised database providing information about bank accounts, insurance, post office funds etc. held by deceased account holders. A bench of Justices S A Nazeer and J K Maheshwari issued notices to the …

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Confused whether you need to pay GST on rented house? Centre clears the air

The Centre said renting of residential unit taxable only when it is rented to business entity. The Centre on Friday cleared the air whether those staying at a rented accommodation needed to pay goods and services tax (GST). The Press Information Bureau issued a detailed clarification on the provisions of GST which is applicable on …

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