Editorial: Tax & troubles

The Union government’s tax collections on petrol and diesel have jumped over 300 per cent in the last six years as excise duty on the two fuels was hiked, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. Continue Reading

167,041 electric vehicles sold in 2019-2020, says Minister

The adoption of electric vehicle by commuters is on the rise in the country as falling prices and government support is pushing up demand and increasing adoption of these green vehicles. Continue Reading

LS, RS adjourned for 2nd day after ruckus

Both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were adjourned for the second consecutive day today till 2 pm amid protests by Opposition members over the rising fuel prices. Continue Reading

Farm laws optional, not compulsory: Modi

Asserting that the Central government honours the farmers and it is ready to accept their logical suggestions on the three contentious farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that these laws are optional and not compulsory. Continue Reading

‘Creamy layer’ criteria likely to be revised

A proposal for revision of the income criteria for determining the creamy layer amongst other backward classes (OBCs) is under consideration of the government, Lok Sabha was informed. Continue Reading

No compensation for farmers’ families who died during protests

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar replied in the negative when asked in the Lok Sabha if the government proposes to give compensation to the families of farmers who have died during the ongoing agitation against new farm laws. Continue Reading