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The decision to pay entire fee for the remainder of the sessions of those students who lost a parent to Covid-19 was taken at the finance committee meeting of AKTU held on Saturday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)

AKTU to pay fees for all students who lost parent to Covid-19

PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 09:57 AM IST
  • The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) has announced that it will foot the entire fee for the remainder of the sessions of those students who lost a parent to Covid-19.
Shyamli Badgaiyan, a student of Harvard Business School, is among those who quickly raised more than $160,000.(Harvard University/Twitter)
Shyamli Badgaiyan, a student of Harvard Business School, is among those who quickly raised more than $160,000.(Harvard University/Twitter)

Covid-19: Harvard University student mobilises funds for India, Tharoor commends

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 02:53 PM IST
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday appreciated the work done by Badgaiyan, who he said had worked with his office in Delhi.
As explained in PIB’s statement on Tuesday, the goods will still need to be cleared by the customs department. (ANI Photo)
As explained in PIB’s statement on Tuesday, the goods will still need to be cleared by the customs department. (ANI Photo)

Centre granted customs, IGST exemption on donations from abroad

By Anisha Dutta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:00 AM IST
  • For donations related to private individuals, companies and NGO’s the SOP said the missions will need to inform the Niti Aayog and the external affairs and health ministries.
The C-17 is the only aircraft currently being used to ferry containers from abroad. (ANI Photo)
The C-17 is the only aircraft currently being used to ferry containers from abroad. (ANI Photo)

After key role in Ladakh, C-17s leading IAF’s Covid relief work

By Rahul Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 06:26 AM IST
  • The US-origin C-17s account for the bulk of the total flying hours clocked by IAF for Covid-related duties so far
The Centre has already waived off basic customs duty on oxygen and oxygen-related equipment (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
The Centre has already waived off basic customs duty on oxygen and oxygen-related equipment (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Government waives IGST on Covid-relief material

By Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 01:24 AM IST
  • IGST is levied on interstate transfer of goods and services and it is shared between the Centre and the state.
US President Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden signs $1.9 trillion relief bill before speech to nation

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Washington
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2021 01:53 AM IST
Biden originally planned to sign the bill on Friday, but it arrived at the White House more quickly than anticipated.
The relief legislation, aimed at battling the killer virus and nursing the staggered economy back to health, will provide direct payments of up to $1,400 to most Americans.(Bloomberg)
The relief legislation, aimed at battling the killer virus and nursing the staggered economy back to health, will provide direct payments of up to $1,400 to most Americans.(Bloomberg)

Democrats split on jobless benefits slows Covid relief bill in Senate

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 06:15 AM IST
Work on the Senate floor ceased for over eight hours as Democrats sought a way to salvage their unemployment provision.
People in the Punjab hospitality sector will switch off lights on Tuesday from 8pm to 8.30pm.(HT Photo)
People in the Punjab hospitality sector will switch off lights on Tuesday from 8pm to 8.30pm.(HT Photo)

No Covid relief, hospitality sector in Punjab to observe black evening today

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi, Bathinda
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Industry wants exemption on annual license renewal fees from April to September and permission to clear electricity bills and property tax in instalments
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