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No need for national anthem in theatres

The Centre on Monday asked the Supreme Court to put on hold its order that made playing the national anthem in cinema halls mandatory, effectively reversing its support of the November 2016 directive that drew flak from free speech activists.

More than year after the order was implemented, the government said it had constituted an inter-ministerial committee to frame new guidelines on playing of the national anthem and would require six months to finalise them.

Until then, the Centre urged the top court to “consider restoration of status quo ante, which is restoration of the position as it stood before the order was passed by the court on November 30, 2016” with regard to the direction that mandates playing of national anthem in cinema halls before Continue reading

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MRP, other details mandatory for online sales

To protect online consumers, the centre has made it mandatory from today for e-commerce firms to print not only the maximum retail price (MRP) on goods but also information like expiry date and customer care details. The consumer affairs ministry had made the amendments in this regard to the Legal Metrology (packaged commodities) Rules in June 2017. The companies were given a six month deadline to comply with the new rule. “Amendment made in the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 to safeguard the Continue reading

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Ready to extend deadline to link Aadhaar with services: Centre to SC

NEW DELHI: The central government told the Supreme Court on Monday that it was willing to extend up to March 31 next year the deadline to link Aadhaar with various schemes and services, including bank accounts and phone numbers.

The current deadlines for linking of bank accounts and mobile phone numbers with Aadhaar,  are December 31 this year and February 6, 2018 respectively.

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Now, pollution check is mandatory before renewal of insurance

NEWDELHI: The Supreme court ruled on Thursday – Vehicle owners in Delhi-NCR will have to mandatorily furnish a valid pollution-under control (PuC) certificate to renew their annual insurance papers.

A bench of justices MB Lokur and Deepak Gupta pronounced this order while hearing a case pertaining to rising air-pollution levels in the national capital. Continue reading

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