Archive for August, 2013

Malls in GHMC Limits Directed to Display the Prices of Plastic Carry Bags

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

All the major malls and chain stores in Greater Hyderabad limits have been directed by the GHMC (Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation) to display plastic carry bag prices that they charge from customers near the cash counter and also display the discounts that customers gets on carrying their own cloth or jute bags. The prices... »

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70% Engineering Faculty Fail Faculty Eligibility Test (FET)

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

The JNTU had conducted the Faculty Eligibility Test (FET) on August 18. A total of 1,500 people had appeared for the test, out of which only 400 passed, which means less than 30 per cent have cleared that test and about 70 per cent failed the test. The FET qualification is compulsory to be... »

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Noise Levels Exceed Permissible Limits in Hyderabad

Friday, August 30th, 2013

The noise levels in many areas of the city have exceeded the national standard levels prescribed for commercial, industrial, residential and sensitive zones. According to the current data recorded by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APCB), the noise levels are much higher than permissible norms. The following areas have crossed the levels that... »

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No Further Extension of Deadline for Aadhaar-LPG Linkage

Friday, August 30th, 2013

The central government has made it clear that there will be no extension of the August 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar card to LPG subsidy in the 5 districts (Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Chittoor, Anantapur and East Godavari) of the AP where the direct benefit cash transfer for LPG (DBCL) is being applied. Since the Aadhaar... »

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RTC Crossroads – Look for Road in Potholes, Not Potholes in Road

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
RTC Crossroads – Look for Road in Potholes, Not Potholes in Road

Just 2-3 days of continuous rains and it totally changed the face of the roads in the Hyderabad city with a number of potholes at several spots. Many roads in Ameerpet, Tarnaka, Habsiguda, Dilsukhnagar, Ashoknagar, Musheerabad, got damaged and are full of potholes. People have to look for potholes in the roads while driving.... »

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Service Tax on School/College Bus Fee – An Additional Burden on Parents

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Here is another example of how our policy makers are discouraging education in India. It is just how you are paying service tax on the food in AC restaurants, you now have to pay 12% service tax on school/college bus fee. Till now (before 31 Mar’13), transportation services provided to or by an educational... »

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Property Tax Evaders Have to Pay 2% Extra Monthly Interest

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is to charge 2% extra monthly interest from property tax evaders. Property tax for two and a half years with retrospective effect is to be collected. Thus, if a tax payer (who is evading tax) pays Rs 1 lakh (for one year) currently, s/he has to pay an additional... »

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First Quota of Seats to JEE Rankers

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

For management quota seats in leading engineering colleges, students have to go in competition with other state JEE (Main) rankers. The JEE rankers are to be given the first preference; and the leftover seats are to be allotted to Eamcet and Inter students. The proportion to be allotted under management quota system is 30%.... »

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Penalty for Illegal Property Doubled

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

The government has decided to increase penalty for illegal property within GHMC limits. The GHMC Act has been amended accordingly. With this, there will be penalty as high as 100% compared 25% before. Thus, an owner of an illegal building who used to pay Rs one lakh per year now has to pay Rs... »

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Rail Ticket Refund Rules Revised

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Important changes in rules with respect to refund in cancellation of rail ticket have been made. These rules have come into force on 01 July 2013. Unreserved tickets Clerical charges are deducted. Tickets will be considered, if cancelled within three hours of issue, and for tickets issued in advance, they can be cancelled within... »

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