Here is a roundup of news from Indian newspapers, news wires and Web sites on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. The Wall Street Journal has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Cabinet Okays GST Bill; to Be Sent to Parliament: The cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to usher in a national goods and services tax (GST), Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said, the final step in the country’s most ambitious tax reform before introducing it in parliament. (Source: Reuters)
Priority to Naxal-Hit Areas in Laying Rural Roads: Govt: Extremist-hit areas have been accorded high priority for building road network under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the Rajya Sabha was informed today. (Source: Press Trust of India)
BJP Demands Govt Statement on Wikileaks Reports: Terming as “very serious” reports on leaked diplomatic cables suggesting a “US tilt” in 2006 Cabinet, the BJP today demanded that the government clarify its stand on the issue. (Source: Press Trust of India)
CBI Noose Tightens Around Kalmadi; Questioned by Sleuths: Suspended Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi has been questioned by the CBI for the second time in connection with alleged scams related to the conduct of the sporting extravaganza. (Source: DD News)
Tibet Cabinet Accepts Dalai Lama’s Resignation: Speaking in the House, Prime Minister (Kalon Tripa) of the exiled Tibetan government, Professor Samdhong Rinpoche said, “With a heavy heart, we have to accept His Holiness’ decision of retirement as political head of the state”. (Source: The Indian Express)
Fuente: India Real Time