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Thomas Chandy bows out, LDF stalemate ends
The high voltage political stand-off in the LDF over the clamor for transport minister Thomas Chandy's resignation was defused on Wednesday after NCP announced that transport minister Thomas Chandy has quit the ministry. Read more
Eating out to get cheaper from today
Hotel food and more than 200 other products will become cheaper from today.
The decision taken by the GST Council on November 11 to cut the levy on these products came into effect from midnight Tuesday.
When GST was rolled out on July 1, most products were supposed to become cheaper but since manufacturers and middlemen resorted to profiteering in effect the prices of several items went up. Read more
Indians need only 3 documents to apply for Japanese visa
New Delhi: In a bid to boost people-to-people exchanges and help businesses, Japan announced visa relaxation measures effective from January 1, 2018, for Indian nationals seeking multiple-entry and short-stay visas.
According to a statement issued by the Japanese Embassy here, under the new measures, an applicant need no longer furnish employment certificate and explanation letter stating the reason for applying for multiple-entry visa while seeking this category of visa.
Applicants will be able to apply for multiple-entry visa with only three documents - passport, visa application form with photo and documents to prove the financial capability (for tourism purpose) or documents to prove the applicants affiliation to certain enterprises (for business purpose). Read more
By 2020, Ernakulam Junction railway station would resemble a swanky airport
Kochi: Ernakulam junction will be among the 10 railway stations in the country that will be developed on the lines of airports.
The central government has set a deadline of 2020 for the renovation. This is as per an agreement signed with the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC), which comes under the urban development ministry. Read more