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June 27, 2020

Durga Puja committees of Kolkata, London to conduct webinar on COVID-19 impact on festival

Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 28 (ANI): Representatives of some Durga Puja Committees from Kolkata and London Sharad Utsav will take part in a webinar in mid-July to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the five-day festival.Subir Das of Bengal Heritage Foundation said, "The webinar will be conducted in mid-July.""The discussion will be on how to help people like priests, 'dhakis', idol-makers and pandal designers who are economically dependent on Durga Puja," he added.Durga Puja is a major festival celebrated in West Bengal and…

Centre approves Rajasthan’s action plan for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission

New Delhi , June 28 (ANI): The Ministry of Jal Shakti has approved the action plan of Rajasthan for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).To take the programme further, Rajasthan presented the Annual Action Plan on the JJM.The Ministry of Jal Shakti has been working with the states in preparing a roadmap to implement the Centre's flagship programme Jal Jeevan Mission, which aims to provide 55 litres of potable water per person per day to every rural household of the country by 2024, according to an official…

Govt to roll out facility to file NIL Form GSTR-1 through SMS from July

New Delhi , June 28 (ANI): In a major move towards GST taxpayers' facilitation, the government has decided to provide the facility of SMS filing of NIL statement of Form GSTR-1 from the first week of July.The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said that the filing of NIL statement in Form GSTR-1 also through SMS would substantially improve ease of GST compliance for over 12 lakh registered taxpayers. At present, these taxpayers have to log into their account on the common portal and then file their statement…

All normal activities to resume in Dehradun from June 29

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) , June 28 (ANI): All normal activities will be allowed in Dehradun between 5 am and 8 pm every day from June 29, said the Dehradun District Magistrate."In Dehradun from Monday (June 29), all normal activities can resume from 5 am except in the containment areas. The markets will also remain open till 8 pm," read an order.It added, "The lockdown on Saturdays will no longer be in place but on Sundays, there would be a weekly lockdown."A total of 66 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Uttarakhand on…

7.65 lakh farmers receive interest-free agricultural loans worth Rs 2,721 cr for kharif crops in C’garh

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , June 28 (ANI): The Chattisgarh government on Saturday announced that 7.65 lakh farmers received interest-free agricultural loans worth Rs 2,721 crore for kharif crops in the state."This year, a target of disbursing loans worth Rs 4,600 crore to the farmers of the state has been set in the kharif season. With reference to the target, interest-free short-term agricultural loans worth Rs 2,721 crore has been already disbursed to 7.65 lakh farmers for the current kharif crop season," read a press release…
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