‘Illegal royalty’ collection: Punjab moves HC seeking recall of CBI probe order

The report was submitted in March. The judicial officer was tasked by the high court on February 19 to submit the report after hearing a petition on the illegal mining issue amid the government’s claim that there were no illegal check points/barriers near the mining sites in Rupnagar.

Pressure builds on auto companies over royalty payouts issue

Late last week union commerce minister Piyush Goyal exhorted auto companies to reduce their payouts, setting off an alarm in the country’s autobahn. Automakers on their part say that these payments help them to get access to the latest technologies.At present a company does not need shareholders’ to pay up to 5% of net sales […]

Paddy land owners in Kerala to get ₹2,000 a hectare as royalty

However, if the land in question continues to lie fallow for three consecutive years they will lose their eligibility. The applications for the royalty should be filed online on www.aims.kerala.gov.in. The applications should be accompanied by the following documents — tax receipt for the current year/possession certificate, identification such as Aadhaar card, voter’s ID, driving […]

ZXBio picks antibodies to further boost nation’s biopharma industry

With an initial investment of 13 million yuan, ZXBio has developed more than 50 flow cytometry antibody diagnostic products, which unique surface substances-antigens-to assist physicians more precisely diagnose patients with complicated diseases, such as autoimmune disease, cancer, and coronavirus infection. It also registered 92 trademarks and 23 technological patents in China.

Coal India arm assures compliance with green rules for mining in new Assam project

GUWAHATI: North Eastern Coalfields (NEC), the Assam based coal producing unit of Coal India limited (CIL) stated that it is in the process of complying with stipulations and conditions laid down by the National Board for Wild Life (NBWL) and Ministry of Environment & Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) for mining Coal in Tikak Open […]

The states are dying (3)

Raisman’s argument was that “the government in whose Region oil royalties originate should clearly have a significant share in it”. The payments into the Distributable Pool Account were made from 30 per cent of mining rents and royalties and 30 per cent of all import duties except those on wine, beer, spirits, motor spirit and […]

WW1: 10,000 walk to remember the brave soldiers lost in the Great War

Thousands and thousands lay at the feet – a poignant reminder of those golden boys who lay down their lives in the muddy, bloody hell of the Western Front.

Secrets of the royal wedding: An emergency cake, spare bouquet and the one thing that Meghan will definitely carry

The seamstresses were told to wash their hands every half-hour to ensure the delicate white lace stayed pristine, and it wasn’t until Kate physically stepped out of the car in front of Westminster Abbey that they could reveal they’d contributed their skills to the dress.

Kate Middleton’s ‘sexy’ remark about William’s military uniform, lip reader claims

Journalist Rebecca English Channel 5’s documentary William & Kate: Too Good To Be True: “We hadn’t expected Kate and her family to turn up, and myself and a number of photographers and journalists were all standing on a press stand together.

Australian watchdog to examine competition between Apple and Google app stores

Australia’s competition regulator said it would look into the use of and sharing of data by apps and the extent of competition between Apple Inc’s and Google’s app stores. It will also look at whether more pricing transparency is needed in Australia’s mobile apps market. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is “interested in how […]