SOPS

  • MHA forms SOPs committee to check Naxal operations December 4, 2014

    Raipur: Following the killing of 14 CRPF jawans in Chhattisgrah, the Home Ministry on Thursday formed a committee on Standard Operating Procedure for Naxal related activities. The seven-member committee will be headed by former DG CRPF K Vijay Kumar. The members will include officers from CRPF, IB, Home Ministry and State...
  • Punjab to seek review of tax incentives to neighbouring states September 12, 2014

    Talwandi Sabo (Punjab): The Punjab government will impress upon the Centre to review fiscal sops granted to neighbouring states, including Himachal Pradesh, saying tax holidays to these states had proved "detrimental" to growth of industry in Punjab. Stating this here on Friday, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Punjab would also...
  • Despite no Budget sops, gold zooms on buying; silver also up July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Gold rose sharply and reclaimed the key Rs 28,000 per 10 grams mark at the bullion market on Thursday on emergence of frantic buying by stockists and speculators amid strong global sentiment. Silver too surged and closed above the Rs 46,000 per kg level on the back of heavy industrial...
  • Panel probing allegations of SOP violations to report to IG, CRPF, Chhattisgarh June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after a serving CRPF commando Sujoy Mandal turned whistleblower on CNNIBN, the CRPF has ordered an IG level inquiry into the allegations made. The probe panel will constitute of a DIG level officer and three members from outside. This team will submit its report to the...
  • CNNIBN impact: IG level probe initiated into allegations by CRPF commando June 26, 2014

    Murshidabad: Following a revelation made on CNNIBN by a commando of the CoBRA battalion, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday initiated an IGlevel inquiry into the allegations. Sujoy Mandal, a CRPF commando had told CNNIBN how Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) were flouted in a botched up antiNaxal operation....
  • Chidambaram likely to announce incentives in interim budget February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram is likely to announce some sops in the interim budget for fiscal 201415 to be presented in Parliament on Monday. Chidambaram is also scheduled to present a voteonaccount to seek parliamentary approval for the government's spending till July. Traditionally no major policy announcements are made in...
  • Laptops, free mobiles, cycles: Odisha CM on a sops announcement spree June 19, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced more than a dozen sops in the past one year with an eye on the Assembly elections. He's announced everything from laptops, shoes and umbrellas to free mobile phones for over 15,000 farmers. With laptops, mobiles, shoes, umbrellas, blankets, cycles and Re...
  • WB: Mamata Banerjee offers sops to industrialists May 8, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday assured industrialists of speedy clearance of land for industries and promised to solve issues related to infrastructure within a specific timeframe. Banerjee, who has recently taken charge of the core committee on industries, held a meeting with industrialists and representatives of different industry...
  • UP: Akhilesh distributes laptops to students in Lucknow March 11, 2013

    Nearly a year since the Samajwadi Party came to power in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is fulfilling his promise and has begun distributing laptops to about 10,000 students in Lucknow. ...
  • Tax sops for leather, precious stones exports February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram proposed tax incentives to increase shipments of labour-intensive sectors such as leather, much to the cheer of exporters. "I look forward to the changes that will be made to the Foreign Trade Policy next month and I assure my support to measures that...
  • Tax sops in RGESS extended to three years February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday proposed liberalising the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS) to enable first time investors to park funds in MFs and listed shares and extended tax benefits to three successive years. Also, the limit for investors wanting to invest in RGESS has been...
  • AP Cabinet to cap fee sop at Rs 35,000 August 29, 2012

    Hyderabad: Daunted by the amount they would have to shell out if engineering colleges charge more fees, the cabinet subcommittee on fee reimbursement on Tuesday decided to pay only a maximum of Rs 35,000 towards fee sops. The decision, which is likely to kick up trouble again, was taken at...
  • Zindagi Live: reallife couples of television February 13, 2011

    On this episode, meet TV serial couples who ended up falling in love with each other in their real lives. ...
  • Rules flouted yet again in Naxal attack May 19, 2010

    New Delhi: Monday's Naxal massacre in Dantewada which killed over 40, has triggered many uncomfortable questions for the Government to answer. Topping the list is the same old question: why was Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) not followed? Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh was faced with such questions as he reached...
  • Income tax limits raised; farmers, exporters get sops July 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Promising to halve poverty by 2014 and add 1.2 crore jobs each year, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented India's budget for this fiscal that hikes income tax exemption limit and steps up allocations for welfare schemes and infrastructure, while assuring high growth for the $1.2 trillion economy once...
  • Andhra political parties woo voters with goodies March 7, 2009

    Hyderabad: With elections coming near, its raining freebies in Andhra Pradesh. Political parties are promising voters everything from free televisions to free electricity. The SOP offered by the then Telegu Desam Party (TDP) supremo NT Rama Rao in 1983 of rice at Rs 2 a kilo set the...
  • The complete guide to tax sops on donations February 10, 2009

    In spite of all the contributions made to social causes, there is a huge gap between the demand of money from the needy and the amount donated by philanthropists. This probably, is the reason why the Government has given tax benefits on donations. The amount donated towards charity attracts deduction under...
  • Eyes on elections, UPA makes Cabinet act Santa October 4, 2008

    New Delhi:The UPA government has already begun making moves that depict its gearing up for the forthcoming elections. The cabinet today opened its bag of feelgood sops. All schemes are aimed specifically at some of its key constituency like the Other Backward Communities (OBCs) and the minorities. The pressure from the...
  • Singur Fallout: TATA wants wishlist of Nano vendors September 29, 2008

    New Delhi: There have been fresh developments on the TATANano plant front. Sources have told Network 18 that TATA Motors have asked their vendors for their wish list for the new Nano plant. TATA Motors will take vendor demands and negotiate on their behalf with the state government. The company...
  • PM has no handle to stem price rise November 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh offered both hope and despair to his countrymen on Saturday when he first promised sops to farmers and then warned that price rise is unavoidable in the current economic situation. Dr Singh said his government will soon come out with some measures to improve the...
  • Buying your dream house just got easier September 13, 2007

    Mumbai: Is that dream house still unaffordable? You think, you missed the bus? Well chances are that, that dream house could still be yours thanks to the measures initiated by the RBI through successive credit policies in the last one year, like the rise in risk weightage on loans...
  • PM promises more sops for Uttarakhand February 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday made an emotional appeal to the people of Uttarakhand to return the ruling Congress to power in the state. He also promised a series of sops for Uttarakhand including aid for the Kumbh Mela. Singh said that the Centre will provide all possible financial...