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Cabinet note by month-end on scrapping old vehicles: Gadkari
Greater Noida : The central government will soon consider a policy to phase out old vehicles from public roads, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.
 
"A note on scrapping of old vehicles is being put up for the Cabinet's consideration by the end of the month," Gadkari said in his address at the inauguration of Auto Expo 2016 here.
 
On scrapping of old polluting vehicles, the minister had earlier proposed that owners could be given an incentive of up to Rs.30,000 for discarding small vehicles like cars.
 
A ministry source here told IANS that in view of the union budget coming up later this month, Gadkari has written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that the budget should offer an excise rebate for new cars bought in exchange of a 15-year old car.
 
The source said an "end of life" policy may be announced in the budget that may include a rebate of 50 percent in excise duty on new vehicles for buyers who surrender their old ones.
 
The road ministry has also requested that accelerated depreciation of up to 50 per cent may be given to auto industry on additional investment for bringing environment-friendly vehicles.
 
In this regard, Gadkari said that after consulting the concerned ministries, the government has taken the decision to make mandatory the Euro 6 fuel emission norms for vehicles from April 1, 2020.
 
He said the availability of the required fuel would not be a problem, as assured by the union petroleum minister.
 
"Invest in electric vehicles and on R&D (research and development) in battery technology," Gadkari told auto industry representatives at the gathering, exhorting them to contribute their efforts towards pollution control.
 
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Subramani P K

1 year ago

Old vehicles aged more than 15 years should be faced out may be within next 2/3 years not only as a matter of environment protection against pollution but as a matter of safety on road with the present day speed & carrying capacity etc. No duty concession or any other rebates are necessary as these are luxury items and only those who can afford buy vehicles either for comfortable travel or business. Let the scraped vehicles be withdrawn & crushed beyond use & send for recycling. This should be applicable to 2 wheelers also.

Death for two collegians guilty of schoolboy's murder
Nagpur: A sessions court on Thursday awarded death to two collegians guilty of kidnapping and killing an eight-year old schoolboy on September 1, 2014 here.
 
The sessions court's principal judge, Kishore K. Sonawane, pronounced the death verdict against Rajesh D. Davare (19) and his friend Arvind A. Singh (23) amidst a charged atmosphere outside the court, where thousands of people were present.
 
The duo - B.Com. students at the city's PWS College of Arts and Commerce - was charged with the kidnapping and brutal killing of the minor schoolboy, Yug Chandak, by inflicting around 26 wounds on his body, which was recovered from a remote place a day after the murder.
 
The third accused - the 17-year-old brother of one of the two killers, who was a co-conspirator in the crime - has been sent to a juvenile remand home.
 
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Subramani P K

1 year ago

Really good & welcome judgement. The 3rd who is already 17 should have also been sentenced to death as the juvenile age is reduced to 16 from 18. In fact the physical age should not be considered for awarding punishment as the maturity level to commit such crimes should be made the criteria. So in the fairness of rendering justice to the family of the murdered child the 3rd also should be awarded the same punishment.

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Janakiraman Rajalakshmi

In Reply to Subramani P K 1 year ago

Agree.

Parliament budget session to begin on February 23
New Delhi : The budget session of parliament will begin on February 23, it was announced here on Thursday.
 
The budget session, which is held in two parts, will continue till March 16 before going into recess for 39 days, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said in a tweet.
 
The session will resume on April 25 and conclude on May 13, 2016, he added.
 
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