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 •  'Shivalik region getting fragile': HC orders mining ban in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand high court on Tuesday directed the state government to constitute a high-powered committee to look into various aspects of mining activities and find out whether mining activity should be permitted in the state at all.
 
 •  4 more states crack down on meat shops
A day after Jharkhand followed in the footsteps of UP by clamping down on illegal slaughterhouses, the crackdown spread to four more BJP-ruled states- Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh- on Tuesday. While three meat shops were sealed in Haridwar, 11 were shut in Raipur and one in Indore.
 
 •  Lalit Modi case: 'India should seek extradition'
The red corner notice is meant to trace the fugitive who has been absconding and wanted in India in multiple cases. However, the grounds on which Interpol has rejected the RCN request are contradictory to the general practice
 
 •  'No anti-China talk,' Ulfa faction warns Dalai Lama
"Nothing against China will be uttered by you in private or in public because China has always been a friendly neighbour of ours. We won’t tolerate India’s view to be propagated from Assam’s soil," the Ulfa faction has warned Dalai Lama in an open letter.
 
 •  Territorial dispute brewing in North East?
BJP MP from Tezpur Ram Prasad Sarmah on Tuesday strongly took up the controversy over Naga leader Isaac Muivah’s claim that “greater Nagalim” has been conceded, indicating the tightrope the saffron party will need to walk on the issue now that there are NDA governments in Assam, Manipur and Nagaland.
 
 •  Rajdhani food leaves 6 sick, passengers protest
Six passengers fell ill after eating the food served on the New Delhi-Sealdah Rajdhani Express leading to protests by co-passengers at two stations on Tuesday. Union minister and Asansol MP Babul Supriyo said he also found the food and service quality on Rajdhani “utterly disappointing” at times.
 
 •  Free lunch to employees may trigger GST liability
GST would be payable if there is a supply of free goods or services to an employee exceeding the stipulated sum, if an employee avails of a company asset, like car, for personal use.
 
 •  Guha gets threat emails for criticising PM, Shah
Historian Ramachandra Guha claimed on Tuesday that he has received multiple identical emails warning him of “punishment” from the “Divine Mahakal” for being critical of the BJP, party president Amit Shah, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
 
 •  Congress likely to move amendments to GST bills
Former Union minister Veerappa Moily will open the Congress’s arguments over the GST bills and is likely to touch upon the questionable provisions like taking away the power of taxation from Parliament and vesting them in the GST Council which the party opposes.
 
 •  Face music for life for using fake ID in Aadhaar
It is easy for an individual to get enrolled several times using forged identity documents and get many temporary enrolment IDs but nobody could get multiple permanent Aadhaar numbers, as fake enrolments would be rejected when verification of biometric details are carried out.
 
 •  5 firms using cross-LoC trade to fund Hizb-ul: NIA
These companies were engaged in barter trade with some Pakistan-based individuals/companies that were under-invoicing the import of California almonds. This led to windfall profits for the Indian companies now under the scanner and that money was most likely used for “terror operations”.
 
 •  Govt seeks powers to levy GST on rental income
The government is arming itself with powers to levy GST on all rental income but is unlikely to impose the tax on individuals renting out homes. Currently, service tax is levied on rental income from commercial property, but not levied on residential property.
 
 •  J&K: 3 killed in firing on mob shielding terrorist
Following up on Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat’s warning that civilians trying to disrupt combat operations against militants would be treated as overground members of terror outfits and dealt with harshly, the Army fired at civilian sympathisers of a holedup terrorist, killing three of them, in J&K on Tuesday.
 
 •  AI cancels Sena MP Gaikwad's ticket twice in a day
Gaikwad tried to book the 8am AI flight from Mumbai to Delhi (AI 806) for Wednesday. AI found out and cancelled his ticket. Then, AI sources say, the MP tried to book a seat from Hyderabad to Delhi on Flight AI 551 for Wednesday, which was also cancelled.
 
 •  Can ayurveda help with cancer? AIIMS to study
AIIMS will collaborate with experts from the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences and the All India Institute of Ayurveda to study and validate the efficacy of ayurvedic drugs used for treating cancer of the breast, cervix, and oral cancer, among others.
 
 •  Oppo staff allege Chinese insulted Indian flag
Since the matter began in the day shift, it soon reached the employees working in the night shift when they reached the unit at around 8:00 pm. Employees began protesting gathered at the unit around midnight and brought the posters of the Indian flag from the market.
 
 •  Attack on Nigerian students: Top developments
India on Tuesday condemned the violence against Nigerian nationals in Uttar Pradesh and acted swiftly to send out the strong message. Here are the top developments of the day:
 
 •  Steve Smith offers beer to Rahane, Indian team
Australian captain Steve Smith reached out to IPL team-mate Ajinkya Rahane and the Indian team, offering a round of beer after the end of the bitterly-fought Test series which the hosts won 2-1.
 
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