Temporary retention of GST cess pending reconciliation not diversion: Finance Ministry

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New Delhi: Finance Ministry sources have countered CAG audit finding of central government wrongly retaining Rs 47,272 crore of GST compensation cess meant for states. The ministry said temporary retention cannot be termed as diversion. Days after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) flagged that the Centre in first two years of the GST implementation wrongly retained GST compensation cess that was meant to be used specifically to compensate states for...

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Total COVID-19 recoveries reach over 48.4 lakh with 93,420 cured in a day; recovery rate 82.14%

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New Delhi: The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in India surged Saturday to 48,49,584 the Health Ministry said. It informed that 93,420 patients have recuperated from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The number of recoveries exceeded the number of new infections in the same time frame, the Health Ministry said. The recovery rate rose to 82.14 per cent. The ministry said India has maintained its top global ranking in...

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China pushes emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine despite concerns

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Beijing: After the first shot, he had no reaction. But Kan Chai felt woozy following the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in China. “When I was driving on the road, I suddenly felt a bit dizzy. It was as if I was driving drunk,” the popular writer and columnist recounted on a webinar earlier this month. “So I found a place to stop the car, rest...

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85,362 new COVID-19 cases take India’s tally past 59-lakh mark

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New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally sprinted past 59 lakh Saturday with 85,362 fresh cases being recorded in a day. In the last 24 hours 93,420 people have recuperated from the disease. This has led to the total recoveries rising to over 48 lakh. This information was provided by the Health Ministry on its website. The Health Ministry data updated at 8.00am Saturday showed that the coronavirus caseload has risen to 59,03,932....

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Special trains announced for Odisha civil services prelims; read on for details

Bhubaneswar: In order to facilitate candidates who are to appear the Odisha Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2020, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to run Examination Special Trains within its jurisdiction October 3 for the cities and towns where examinations are to be conducted. The Examination Special trains will leave Berhampur, Kendujhargarh, Khariar Road and Koraput...

Panel to re-assess groundwater recharge formed

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to prepare a state specific strategy for groundwater management, the state government has constituted a high-level committee to re-assess the groundwater recharge in the state. Water resources secretary has been appointed as chairman of the 12-member committee while regional director of the Central Ground Water Board is the member convener. Director industries, director...

Cuttack records 217 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours; tally at 11,346

Cuttack: As many as 217 new COVID-19 cases were detected under Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) limits in last 24 hours, CMC said Saturday. While 75 of them were home quarantine cases, 44 were from institutional quarantine centres and the remaining 98 were local contact ones. https://twitter.com/CMCCuttack/status/1309843788240531459 According to a notification issued by the civic body, as of...

Expectant mother delivers midway while on sling in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Owing to improper road communication facility in remote villages and hilly terrains of tribal-dominated Malkangiri district, a pregnant woman gave birth to a girl child midway while being taken to a hospital Saturday. Also read: Woman, 4-yr-old daughter stabbed by relative in Cuttack The incident was reported from Padalput village under Nilakamberu panchayat in Korukonda block...

Abhishek Bachchan slams troll, defends Prachi Desai for her talent

Mumbai: Abhishek Bachchan has praised Prachi Desai for her hard work, and the actress is naturally thankful for his compliment. A few days ago, Abhishek called out a social media user for trolling him for having more followers on Twitter than Prachi Desai. "OUTSIDER VS NEPOTISM. @ItsPrachiDesai 1.3M followers. @juniorbachchan 15.3M followers. And you guys are expecting...

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