Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicCommerce ministry

Topic: Commerce ministry

Commerce ministry recommends sale of only one bottle of alcohol & ban on cigarettes at duty free

These recommendations come just before the upcoming Budget. Currently, a passenger can buy two litres of alcohol and a carton of cigarettes at airport duty-free.

Modi govt puts fresh curbs on palm oil import, weeks after Malaysian PM slams CAA

Govt brings import of palm oil & palmolein under 'restricted category'. Move will be big setback for Malaysia from where India imports bulk of the product.

China wants sweeter trade ties with India as its relationship with US sours

China’s refiners are considering buying unprecedented amounts of Indian raw sugar & a delegation is visiting New Delhi next month for talks.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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