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Fear not, Modi tells businesspersons: Business offence to be no longer a crime; will amend law

Fear not, Modi tells businesspersons: Business offence to be no longer a crime; will amend law

Hardselling his administration’s pro-business approach, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the government is working to decriminalise provision of Companies Act to make it easier to do business in the country. Speaking at an Assocham event, he said the recent cut in corporate tax has brought rates to all-time low for businesses. He, however, said labour [...]

December 22, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Fear not, Modi tells businesspersons: Business offence to be no longer a crime; will amend law

No plan to raise stake in Indiabulls Real Estate: Embassy

No plan to raise stake in Indiabulls Real Estate: Embassy

New Delhi: Bengaluru-based Embassy group has no immediate plans to increase its stake in Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd from the current nearly 14 per cent, the company’s CMD Jitu Virwani said. “There is no plan right now,” Virwani told PTI when asked about the company’s plan to raise stake in Indiabulls Real Estate. The company would remain [...]

October 11, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on No plan to raise stake in Indiabulls Real Estate: Embassy

Government urged to renew ‘do no harm’ pledge on public health

Government urged to renew ‘do no harm’ pledge on public health

 A letter signed by 29 health groups expresses concern that a no-deal Brexit with impact public health standards. Photograph: Alamy The country’s leading health organisations, including those representing doctors, nurses, surgeons and mental health charities, have called on the government to confirm it will abide by its duty to “do no harm” to public health [...]

September 4, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Government urged to renew ‘do no harm’ pledge on public health

‘No Brexit with no-deal’ – NI business

‘No Brexit with no-deal’ – NI business

Some of NI’s largest businesses have written to MPs urging them not to let the UK leave the EU without a deal. They say that no-deal would “result in significant damage to our export markets, supply chains, consumer spending power and the region’s competitiveness”. The letter has been organised by the employers organisation, the CBI. The [...]

March 11, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on ‘No Brexit with no-deal’ – NI business

The Nine Things No One Tells You About Starting A Business

The Nine Things No One Tells You About Starting A Business

If you dream of starting your own business, there are plenty of resources. Coaches, books and websites detail specific steps you should take or rules you should follow. But to be successful, you have to break the rules. You must be unapologetic about who you are and dare to be different. Here’s my advice for [...]

February 6, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on The Nine Things No One Tells You About Starting A Business

Hookahs are no safer than cigarettes, here’s all you need to know

Hookahs are no safer than cigarettes, here’s all you need to know

Smoking hookahs has been a leisurely activity for centuries, and is popular even today at nightclubs and hookah bars. Snehal Singh, senior lifestyle and wellness management consultant at Healthians, and Sargam Dhawan, director, Planet Herbs Lifesciences list major myths about the hookah: * Myth 1: Hookah and vaping is the same. Hookah is used to [...]

June 7, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Hookahs are no safer than cigarettes, here’s all you need to know

Divorce and habits like smoking and no exercise can lead to early death

Divorce and habits like smoking and no exercise can lead to early death

Turns out, change in habits after divorce can lead to early death in some, a new research has claimed. According to a study conducted by the University of Arizona, divorce is linked to a wide range of poor health outcomes, including greater risk for early death. However, the reason for the connection is not well [...]

June 4, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Divorce and habits like smoking and no exercise can lead to early death

This new form of vertigo has no known cause

This new form of vertigo has no known cause

Do you suffer from dizzy spells or lose your balance? You may be suffering from vertigo. The usual causes of vertigo could be a tumour or high/low blood pressure, stress or diabetes. But recently, scientists have identified a new type of vertigo with no known cause, that may respond to treatments. “These conditions can be [...]

May 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This new form of vertigo has no known cause

With no deal on children’s health plan, U.S. states scramble for Plan B

With no deal on children’s health plan, U.S. states scramble for Plan B

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For Nancy Minoui of Portland, Oregon, and Crystal Lett of Dublin, Ohio, Congress’ failure to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program is not some distant tale of political wrangling. For Minoui, it’s about how to provide care for her daughter, Marion Burgess, born last Valentine’s Day with a hole in her [...]

December 14, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on With no deal on children’s health plan, U.S. states scramble for Plan B

UGC panel suggests changing AMU, BHU names; govt says no such plan

UGC panel suggests changing AMU, BHU names; govt says no such plan

The UGC panel was formed to probe the alleged irregularities in 10 central universities. New Delhi/Ahmedabad:A University Grants Commission (UGC) panel has recommended removal of words such as ‘Hindu’ and ‘Muslim’ from the names of Banaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim University even as Union human resource development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar said the suggestion [...]

November 10, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on UGC panel suggests changing AMU, BHU names; govt says no such plan

No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

Punjab’s director for public instructions (DPI), secondary, has written to all district education officers (DEOs) and principals to ensure that teachers wear decent clothes to school. The motivation behind the orders is cited as complaints by parents of students about teachers, particularly women, wearing “provocative”, “glittery” and “fashionable” clothes. The order says in Punjabi: “Sarkari [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

Government Says No Proposal to Let Private Cars Share Rides for Fare

Government Says No Proposal to Let Private Cars Share Rides for Fare

The government has said there is no proposal under its consideration to allow private car owners to share rides and charge fare, and no steps have been taken to evolve a regulatory mechanism over the same. “At present there is no such proposal under consideration of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways,” Minister of [...]

April 5, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Government Says No Proposal to Let Private Cars Share Rides for Fare