News in Brief
Tax waiver idea
Patna, March 3: Deputy chief minister and chairman of empowered committee of state’s finance ministers on GST Sushil Kumar Modi today said the panel has recommended to keep 35 services out of the ambit of service tax.
ll these services would be put in the negative list, Modi said after a meeting of the empowered committee.
Araria: Two suspected terrorists from Kashmir were taken into police custody on Saturday and are being questioned at Town police station in the district. They have been identified as Gulam Nabi, 60, a resident of Devsar district, and Mohammad Ramjan Hazam, 50, a resident of Anantnag district under Jammu and Kashmir.
Patna: Arwal police have requested the Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) to constitute a medical team to find out the cause of injuries suffered by daily wage earner Ram Sagar Chandravanshi. The man, presently admitted at PMCH, alleged some people had chopped off his hands for failing to repay a debt of Rs 300.
Patna: Mauritius tertiary education, science research and technology minister Dr Rajesh Jeetah, who is of Bihari origin and hailed from Bhojpur district, on Saturday met Bihar health minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey and discussed setting up of a medical college and hospital at Mairwan in Siwan.
Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar would inaugurate the lifting work of boiler drum of first new unit of 2x195MW at Kanti thermal power station at Muzaffarpur on Tuesday.
Loot bid foiled
Patna: Security personnel on Friday evening foiled armed criminals’ attempt to steal property at Barauni thermal power plant, Bihar State Electricity Board spokesperson H.R. Pandey said.
Patna: All India Students’ Federation on Saturday demanded the dismissal of Patna College principal Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh for his alleged undemocratic behaviour.