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Congress has a new dilemma: Whether to attend the grand show to mark the GST rollout

Congress has a new dilemma: Whether to attend the grand show to mark the GST rollout

While the government of the Democratic National Alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party is preparing for a big show at the Central Hall of the Parliament midnight June 30 for the deployment of the regime of commercial goods and services, Congress is on the way Discuss their participation in the celebrations.

In front, Congress has no reason to boycott the one-hour program as they support the Narendra Modi government in passing the GST law. In fact, Congress never fails to point out that this important reform was originally drafted and executed by the United Progressive Alliance led by Congress. However, he did not reveal the law to parliament because of the strong resistance he had to Modi, then the Prime Minister of Gujarat, the BJP who had prevailed against it.

Congress cites the problems of small traders as a reason to boycott the event, but the grand old party is mainly irritated by Modi’s attempt to imitate the famous “quote with fate” speech Jawaharlal Nehru who had delivered to the center of the Midnight august hall 14,1947 to declare independence of India to British domination. Congress leaders sought not only the BJP launched a systematic campaign for villain Nehru Modi seeks to project himself as a great visionary and reformer as the country’s first prime minister. Congress is also irritated after accepting the bill’s approval for eight years, Modi praised the implementation of the GST among the major achievements of his government.

“Modi believes he is in the same league as Nehru,” said a high-level congress. “Why else would I have planned this midnight program on the same line as the special session to declare free from India?”

But Congress can hardly cite this as a reason to boycott Modi’s government program. It must necessarily offer a better and more credible explanation to stay away from the special session.

While part of the party suggests that they should identify the issues facing small traders to adapt to the new fiscal regime, others argue that Congress should block the Modi government to give a great show in the After the country is experiencing an agrarian crisis And the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is out of control.

“Why should we allow Modi to take credit for GST approval?” Noted a high level congress. “It was, after all, our idea. It should be noted that it was Modi who had blocked even destroyed the bill.”

Leaders of Congress should have a final view of this Thursday, while the party is also busy with the candidacy of opposition president Meira Kumar. But this will not be an easy decision. Congress can hardly forget how it failed in its campaign against the Modi government in demonetization. The party is also concerned that the boycott may be misinterpreted as an insult to President Pranab Mukherjee, who is a special guest on a midnight screening.

Bihar’s ruling alliance may be safe for now, but Nitish Kumar’s national ambitions have been dented

Bihar’s ruling alliance may be safe for now, but Nitish Kumar’s national ambitions have been dented

The decision of Chief Kumar Bihar, Minister Nitish to support the presidential candidate of the Bharatiya Janata party, instead of opposition candidate, resulted in a tug-of-war on the issue between him and his alliance partners last week. The battle may have ended by now, with the government alliance in Bihar for sure, but the question remains whether Kumar will ever recover the eminence among the opposition parties.

Kumar became the mascot of the anti-BJP alliance in the Bihar Assembly elections, 2015. He led a large-scale alliance – which included Janata Dal (States) Kumar, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress – to fool the Celebration of saffron in the state. The stature won and took him home to clear national ambitions. It was even discussed as a candidate to be the opposition to prime minister in 2019.

However, the Kumar flip on the crucial issue of the presidential election shook his allies. He is now regarded as independent and as one who is not essentially opposed to the Hindutva Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh project despite his personal differences with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The statement on Tuesday by Janata Dal (states) leader KC Tyagi as former party ally, the BJP, “never hurts at any stage” as an ideological breakdown event, almost bordering on blackmail politics. This was clearly to silence allies Kumar after his decision to support Ram Nath Kovind, opposition candidate Meira Kumar.

Before 2015, the Janata Dal (States) ruled Bihar, in alliance with the National Democratic Alliance led by the BJP until Kumar left before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The Tyagi outbreak was preceded by a series of statements by senior leaders of the RJD and Congress against the decision to support Kumar Kovind. While RJD chief Lalu Prasad criticized the prime minister of Bihar for a “historical error” last week, his son and Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi, advised Sunday Leader Janata Dal (States) against “political expediency.”

Ghulam Nabi Azad, leader of the Ghulam Nabi Azad Congress, made a veiled attack on Kumar the next day, accusing him of being “governed by various principles” and accusing him of abandoning ideology in associating the BJP for the presidential election.

Just when it seemed that the name of the call devouring the secular alliance, Kumar and Lalu Yadav have suddenly soldered. His spokesman is suppressed to give the impression that all is well in the alliance in the Bihar power.

The message is clear – whether the rupture would have caused a loss of power for the Rashtriya Janata Dal, which would have meant drifting into a completely uncertain lawn for Janata Dal (States).

Many Janata Dal (state) leaders admit that a new alliance with the BJP would not be the same as before, until Kumar joined the National Democratic Alliance in June 2013, ending a 17-year relationship.

If he is outside the secular alliance in Bihar, Kumar would have enough votes to stay in office if he had been chosen to join the BJP. But it is doubtful that a resurgence of the BJP would have operated under the Janata Dal (States) for a long time before the Lok Sabha elections.

The Daily Fix: India must tread carefully as it defends Bhutan against Chinese aggression

The Daily Fix: India must tread carefully as it defends Bhutan against Chinese aggression

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned from a successful trip abroad, including a warm meeting with US President Donald Trump, there was a crisis in the country. Or more precisely, next door. China has prevented Indian pilgrims from crossing Nathu La Sikkim and Tibet to Mount Kailash, a Tibetan mountain that is sacred to Hindus and Buddhists. Initially, it appeared to be another case of tensions on the Indian-Chinese border, they continue to discuss demarcation, but it soon became clear that the current source of tension was in Bhutan.

Doklam Plateau, known in India as the Doka and China as Donglang, is located at the crossroads of India, China and Bhutan. The plateau overlooking the valley of Chumbi strategic importance. Doklam is nominally under the control of Bhutan, but later, the Chinese have been active in the region, the People’s Liberation Army began to build a motorway in the territory.

People familiar with the situation told several media outlets that China privately complained that Indian troops had attacked a road construction unit on the night of June 4 to 5, resulting in a fight. The next day, Chinese troops have destroyed old bunkers built by India on the Bhutanese side of the de facto border as a test of strength. China has said that Indian troops had illegally crossed Chinese territory, but Bhutan has issued an approach to the Chinese ambassador in India, saying that Beijing was trying to resolve the status quo by building a motorized route to an army camp Royal of Bhutan.

“Bhutan conveyed to China that road construction does not meet the agreements between the two countries,” said the Hindouard Times, Bhutan’s ambassador to India. “We have asked China to stop road construction and not change the status quo.”

The issue is very delicate because it involves complex calculations among all stakeholders. Beijing has not named Bhutan on the subject, instead of trying to make a complaint only on Indian troops across the territory claiming to be clean. India has not made public any statement on the alleged fight, partly because its troops are in the region to support the bhoutanienne army, not the allegations of India. The border with India and China Sikkim is not discussed. Bhutan, which has no diplomatic relations with China, chose not to speak of Indian shares and complained instead of Beijing’s attempt to change the status quo by building a road.

The crucial point, however, seems to be India’s desire to use force to defend Bhutan. The Chinese are unhappy that Indian troops have taken steps to prevent activities that affect the position of Bhutan (and thus influence of India) in the area. Beijing wants to assert its strength, and is even willing to hamper the pilgrimage of Kailash do.

This is difficult for Modi, who spent last year moving away from China. As a good friend of Beijing in minister as head of Gujarat, Modi has constantly faced with China’s refusal to allow India to expand its regional influence, and New Delhi has also changed its position.

What explains the BJP’s U-turn on the Gorkhaland issue?

What explains the BJP’s U-turn on the Gorkhaland issue?

India is a union of states where it is understood that states will be formed in linguistic lines. In 1920, Congress decided to create state committees not according to the fortuitous provinces of British India, but using language as a frontier. This principle spread to India itself after independence, when states like Maharashtra, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh were formed on the basis of language. It is precisely this principle – the right of a linguistic community to determine its political future – that leads the Nepali-speaking Gorkhas from the West Bengal hills to demand a separate state from Gorkhaland.

However, this simple matter has led the Bharatiya Janata Party to a dilemma. During the last decade, the party has supported demand. In 2009, party leader Sushma Swaraj spoke at Lok Sabha in favor of sculpturing a Nepali-speaking state of West Bengal, calling it “an idea whose time has come.” In its manifesto for the election of Lok Sabha in 2014, the BJP said it would “sympathetically examine and consider appropriately the pending demands of the Gorkhas” if it came to power. This support meant that for the last two terms, Darjeeling has chosen a MP BJP – a welcome foot on the door for the BJP in a state where he has been a marginal player in the past.

Change of posture
However, this is now changing. The BJP is making a committed bet to become a major match in West Bengal. And the main victim in this quest will be Gorkhaland. Lately, the West Bengal BJP has made it clear – several times – that it no longer supports the creation of Gorkhaland. On Tuesday, the BJP’s top executive commented on the matter: party secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said they can not support his claim for a separate state of Gorkhaland.

Gorkhaland has long been a sensitive subject for Bengalis in West Bengal who see it as an effort to break the state. The emotiveness of the matter means that no party that wants to be a dominant player in West Bengal may be in favor of Gorkhaland. Previously, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) made political use of Gorkha’s claim, painting themselves as the protector of the unity of West Bengal. Today, the ruler Trinamool has assumed the same mantle, playing the Bengali identity to shore up the votes.

Even though Trinamool attacks the idea of ​​Gorkhaland, the BJP is in a tight spot. The view of being a party that once advocated the partition of West Bengal will play poorly with the majority of the state’s Bengali population. And any Gorkhaland election win will be insignificant. Gorkhaland, if created, would be a small state and currently elects all deputies to Lok Sabha – in contrast to 42 West Bengal. Even that MP seat, apparently, will be cornered by a Gorkha party like the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha – making the whole affair a terribly unprofitable for the BJP.

Making excuses
What makes it even worse is that in the constitutional scheme of things, Parliament has the absolute power to create new states. Therefore, the BJP, if it had adhered to its previous position, could easily have carved Gorkhaland of West Bengal. His refusal to do so, in the face of a strong Gorkha movement, shines a focus on his face-to-face.

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared

‘Sixth extinction’ of wildlife faster than feared

‘Sixth extinction’ of wildlife faster than feared

The sixth mass extinction of life on earth is occurring faster than scientists have warned fear.

More than 30% of animals with vertebral column – fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals – decrease both in variety and population, according to the first comprehensive analysis of these trends.

“This is the case of a biological annihilation occurring all over the world,” said Stanford professor Rodolfo Dirzo, co-author of a study published Monday in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) .

There are about a decade, experts fear that a further global deceleration of the species has been threatened.

Today, most agree that it is ongoing – but the new study suggests that the course is already stuck.

It provides the long-awaited data on the threat to wildlife, mapping of the lower areas and populations of 27,600 species. For 177 mammals, the researchers painted data for the period 1900-2015.

Mammals under supervision have lost a third of their original habitat, the researchers showed.

Forty percent of them – including rhinoceroses, orangutans, gorillas and many large cats – survive 20% or less of the land they have traveled before.

Biodiversity loss has accelerated recently.

“Several species of mammals were relatively safe there one or two decades are now in danger of extinction,” including the cheetahs, lions and giraffes, the study showed.

Globally, massive deaths – considered the sixth in the last five billion years – is the worst since three quarters of life on Earth, including non-avian dinosaurs were exterminated out there 66 millions of years ago by The impact of a giant meteorite.

Tropical regions experienced the highest number of declining species. In southern and southeastern Asia, large mammal species have lost more than four-fifths of their historical ranges.

While fewer species disappear in temperate zones, the percentage is as high or higher.

Up to half the number of animals that have shared our planet are no longer here, a loss that the authors describe as “a massive erosion of the greatest biological diversity in the history of the earth.”

There is no mystery as to why: our own species of growth – which has more than doubled in number from 1960 to 7400000000 – to eat, obstruct and pollute their planetary cohabitants of existence.

In comparison, there are less than 20,000 lions in the wild, less than 7,000 cheetahs, 500,000 giant pandas and approximately 250 Sumatran rhinos.

The main factors behind the decline of wildlife are habitat loss, over consumption, pollution, invasive species, disease and poaching in the case of tigers, elephants, rhinoceroses and other large animals. Its parts of the body.

It is expected that climate change to become a major threat in the coming decades, some animals – polar bears more – are already in decline due to rising temperatures and changing climatic conditions.

“The massive loss of populations and species reflects our lack of empathy for all wildlife species that have been our partners and our origins,” said lead author Gerardo Ceballos of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Beyond any moral imperative, there are practical reasons to disconcert the eclipse of animals, whether a megafauna or less charismatic creatures, the researchers warned.

The disappearance of a carnivore or a high herbivore level can have a cascade effect on the food chain, disrupting entire ecosystems.

Other species directly provide the “services” to humans, such as bees bee pollinating crops and birds that provide pest control.

Previous studies show that ecosystems subjected to stress, while lasting, have a breaking point – a rapid change can cause a collapse.

Latest WhatsApp update lets you share almost anything

Latest WhatsApp update lets you share almost anything

Latest WhatsApp update lets you share almost anything

Every time a new update is released to WhatsApp, the world awaits the most popular messaging platform for features that make life easier.

This time, the WhatsApp update brings some features that change the way you use the application. The focus of the upgrade should be improved file sharing functionality.

WhatsApp now allows users to share any type of file on the platform. Previously, it was limited to file formats that the mobile platform can include, except for third-party applications.

The update limits the size of the file to be shared up to 100 MB, which is more than enough to share large documents along the way.

As part of the update, WhatsApp now organizes images in a gallery if the user submits more than five photos at a time, causing the window cleaner to chat. The thumbnail will only show three photos with the total number of photos on the side.

So far, sharing a photo on WhatsApp has reduced its quality to the receiver. With this update, WhatsApp now send photos in its original image resolution to facilitate the exchange.

The update runs on Android and iOS users. If you have not yet upgraded, see your changes to the Google Play Store or App Store.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A, Redmi 4, Redmi Note 4 to Be Made Available for Pre-Orders in India Today

Xiaomi Redmi 4A, Redmi 4, Redmi Note 4 to Be Made Available for Pre-Orders in India Today

Xiaomi Redmi 4A, Redmi 4, Redmi Note 4 to Be Made Available for Pre-Orders in India Today

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to pre-order three popular budget smart phone Xiaomi. The Xiaomi redmi 4A, 4 and Note redmi redmi 4 can be ordered through at 12:00 IST.

China’s smartphone maker implements all three models each week, giving interested consumers the ability to purchase smartphones without suffering damage expected online during normal flash sales of the week.

Pre-orders redmi 4 redmi redmi Note 4 and 4A are limited to one per customer’s smart phone and full payment must be made at the time of order without charge on delivery options.

On the other hand, the Xiaomi redmi Note 4 will go on sale on Friday through Flipkart. The flash sale of the week is scheduled for 24:00 IST. Flipkart also offers a 5 percent discount for users of credit card buzz Axis Bank.

Note Redmi 4 was released in India in January in three variants: the storage variant 2GB RAM / 32GB has a price of Rs 9999, 3GB / 32GB RAM storage model comes with a price. . Rs 10,999, and the storage model 4 GB of RAM / 64 GB has a price of Rs. 12 999. It is available in gold, gray, matt black and silver versions.

Dual-SIM (Micro + Nano) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has a 2.5-inch curved IPS 2.5D Full HD (1080×1920 pixels) glass screen with a pixel density of 401ppi. Developed by the Snapdragon 625 SoC, comes with 3 GB and 4 GB of RAM, depending on the SKU.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 rear camera includes a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor equipped with PDAF (AF phase detection), an f / 2.0 aperture, a 77-degree wide-angle lens and a dual LED flash tone.

The front camera has a 5 megapixel CMOS sensor coupled to a wide-angle lens of 85 degrees. Expandable storage is available in Redmi Classification 4 through a dual SIM hybrid configuration, supports microSD cards (up to 128 GB).

As far as connectivity is concerned, the Xmiomi Note 4 4G redmi offers VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / g / b / n, v4.1 Bluetooth, GPS, micro-USB and infrared. Onboard sensors include an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, a gyroscope, an electronic compass and a proximity sensor.

The battery capacity of the redmi Note 4 battery is rated 4100 mAh and the new smartphone measured 151x76x8.35mm Xiaomi and weighs 175 grams.

Redmi 4 was released in May in memory of three variants / storage in India. The storage variant 2 GB of RAM / 16GB was evaluated Rs. 6999, the storage variant 3 GB RAM / 32GB was evaluated Rs. 8999, while storage of 4GB of RAM / 64GB costs Rs. 10,999.

Dual-SIM (micro + Nano) Xiaomi redmi 4 runs the MluI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 marshmallow. It includes an all metal body and a fingerprint sensor on the back panel. It carries a folded 5 inch HD glass screen (720×1280 pixels) and is powered by a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC 435 octa-core along with 2GB / 3GB / 4GB of RAM.

The redmi 4 camera has a megapixel rear camera 13 with f / 2.0, PDAF and LED flash. On the front, it carries a 5 megapixel front camera with f / 2.2.

As mentioned, the Xiaomi redmi 4X will be available in integrated storage options of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB, expandable by a microSD card (up to 128 GB).

Connectivity options include Redmi 4 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, GPS / A-GPS, micro-USB with OTG, Bluetooth v4.1 and 3.5 mm connector. It also comprises an infrared sensor. Measures 139.2×69.6.x8.6mm and weighs 150 grams. It is powered by a 4100 mAh battery.

Reliance Jio's Rs 500 4G phone leak shows its design and reveals full specs

Reliance Jio’s Rs 500 4G phone leak shows its design and reveals full specs

Reliance Jio’s Rs 500 4G phone leak shows its design and reveals full specs

After changing space telecommunications with gifts and unlimited calling service, Jio is now ready to enter the telephony market.

A leaked report last week revealed that Jio is likely to launch a dedicated telephone Rs 500 at its annual general meeting (AGM) on July 21, but the company has not yet confirmed anything about it.

But before its release, Jio’s 4G phone photos were revealed. The images show the design details and the key information.

Two new reports – both TechPP and TelecomTalk – reveal almost every detail about the new phone with Jio.

And the two quotes look pretty similar. Both reports indicate that the new Jio feature will be released under the LYF brand.

The company has already launched several smartphones of the LYF brand, and is said to launch a phone with a feature that will be priced at 500 Rs.

The following Jio phone feature should be equipped with a 2.4-inch display, while the camera employs a dual language down keyboard.

In addition, the live images show that the device is equipped with a dedicated flashlight and next to which are the menu buttons and the back and call buttons. Everything is on the front of the unit.

On the back, the phone has a 2 megapixel camera is similar to the Nokia 3310 (2017).

The leak shows that Jio’s 4G VoLTE handset will come with 512MB of RAM along with 4GB of internal storage, which can be extendable up to 128GB via a microSD card.

There are no details about the processor inside the device. However, since it supports 4G, it is likely that it could use a Qualcomm processor input.

For example, this could be the Snapdragon 205 SoC, a Qualcomm processor made specifically for very cheap 4G mobile VoIP.

The phone features VoLTE 4G functionality will support SIM only Jio dependency, which clearly shows that this handset is designed to increase the subscriber base of Jio.

The company wants people to buy your phone, then use the Jio network. However, TelecomTalk also reports that the phone has features can be equipped with two SIM card slots. One of these slots accept a generic 2G SIM, while the other is for a 4G SIM card provided by Jio.

The main feature of the phone would be the device’s ability to run some applications such as Jio Jio TV, Jio Cine and others.

It is said that the device comes with a voice assistant. Live images indicate that Jio phone function can work on the KAI operating system, which is apparently a forked version of Firefox OS.

The phone has been seen with a dedicated application store called KAIOS plus, which probably indicates that the device can support applications like Facebook and WhatsApp.

Despite all that is revealed (probably) July 21 at present there are a number of reports that claim that the 4G phone will have Jio priced at Rs 500 or somewhere around it.

However, the specs and features we see also shows a phone that could be a bit more expensive.

There is no doubt that Jio subsidize the phone because its actual manufacturing cost can be around 1,500 Rs. In this context, we believe that the 4G Jio phone could have a price between Rs 500 and 1,000 Rs.

SBI to cut NEFT, RTGS charges by up to 75%, 18% GST will be applied

SBI to cut NEFT, RTGS charges by up to 75%, 18% GST will be applied

SBI to cut NEFT, RTGS charges by up to 75%, 18% GST will be applied

In an effort to pay digital, state lender OSE to reduce electronic transfer fee funds through NEFT and RTGS nearly 75% from Saturday, benefiting about 5.27 million rupees customers, today announced a publication.

“Reduced rates apply to transactions through Internet Banking (BNI) and mobile banking (MB) offered by the bank,” said the release of the RTGS and Neft charges revised from July 15.

According to the revised schedule, Neft charges on the transfer of funds of up to Rs 10 000 are reduced by half Re 1 and Rs 2 to Rs 1 lakh.

For transfers between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 2 lakh, the NEFT load will be reduced to existing Rs 3 Rs 12. The load above Rs 2 lakh has been set at Rs 5 to Rs 20 against the current.

For RTGS transactions, fees will be Rs 5 for transactions between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 5 lakh. Currently, the bank charges Rs 20 for a transaction of this type.

If a customer transfers more than Rs 5 lakh LBTR through the channel, it will receive Rs 10 Rs 40 against time.

There are different rates if remittances are made in bank branches through landmarks.

All new taxes will attract the GST rate of 18 percent.

The country’s largest lender also waived the money transfer rate of up to Rs 1000 through the Immediate Payment Service (IMPS).

“In line with our strategy and in addition to the guidance of the Government of India to create a digital economy, we have taken a step further to promote the use of Internet banking and mobile banking services for NEFT and RTGS transactions to reduce Costs, “said Rajnish Kumar, general manager of State Bank of India.

At the end of March OSE had 3.27 million rupees Internet Banking customers and nearly 2 million rupees mobile banking customers.

OSE is one of the top 50 global banks and the largest commercial bank in India in terms of assets, deposits, profits, branches, customers and employees.

The company had a deposit base of Rs 25.85 lakh rupees as of March 31 this year.

M&M unveils Jeeto minivan, starting price is Rs 3.45 lakh

M&M unveils Jeeto minivan, starting price is Rs 3.45 lakh

M&M unveils Jeeto minivan, starting price is Rs 3.45 lakh

Mahindra and Mahindra on Thursday launched the small commercial passenger vehicle, Jeeto Minivan, from Rs 3.45 lakh (ex-Mumbai showroom, BS diesel variant IV).

The Jeeto Minivan will be available in diesel, gasoline and CNG engine options, the company said in a statement.

The vehicle comes in two body shapes – the top rigid and semi-hard – and focuses on urban transport and the last semi-urban mile.

Commenting on the launch, M & M Automotive Sector President, Rajan Wadhera said Jeeto Minivan further extend the platform for passenger transport from the last kilometer.

“At Mahindra, we have identified gaps in customer needs, and I am sure the Jeeto Minivan provides a more efficient, safe and comfortable mode of transportation,” he added.

The vehicle will be launched in two phases, with the semi-hard diesel variant to hit the market first.

In the coming months, variants of variants of CNG and sturdy diesel and CNG and semi-rigid oil will be launched, the company said.

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