Working on law to promote ease of doing biz; may bring bill soon: Goyal

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said the ministry is working on a law to decriminalise certain provisions to promote ease of doing business. A bill in this regard is expected to be introduced in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament, he added. The minister urged the industry to … Read more

Calif. governor signs bill adding social workers to provider networks

California workers compensation insurers and self-insured employers can add licensed clinical social workers to their medical provider networks, under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday. S.B. 1002 authorizes “qualified licensed clinical social workers to assess, evaluate and treat the behavioral and mental health needs of injured workers within the workers compensation system, … Read more

House Democrats have officially drafted a bill that bans politicians, judges, their spouses and children from trading stocks — but here’s what they’re still allowed to own and do

House Democrats have officially drafted a bill that bans politicians, judges, their spouses and children from trading stocks — but here’s what they’re still allowed to own and do Democrats have introduced legislation that would ban senior government officials from owning and trading stocks. The bill, called the Combating Financial Conflicts of Interest in Government … Read more

Japan considers steps to help with utility bill burden By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at a news conference during his visit to New York for the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, U.S., September 22, 2022. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs By Leika Kihara and Takahiko Wada TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan will consider more steps to cushion the … Read more

Spectrum allocation may be revised when telecom bill goes live: officials

A key central policy that dictates spectrum allocation for all forms of communication, and use by all government and private users is expected to be updated around the time the telecom bill goes live, officials from the Telecom Department said. This may open up new spectrums for 5G auction and deployment in the next … Read more

Draft Telecom Bill: Centre to take spectrum back if telcos fail to pay dues

The draft telecom bill has cleared the air around doing away with the inconsistencies in the ownership of spectrum for corporates under stress, according to industry experts. If the ailing telecom company fails to pay the dues to the government, it can take back the spectrum, a report by Economic Times (ET) added. … Read more

Congress to consider expanding beryllium exposure bill for workers

The U.S. Senate on Thursday read through legislation that would expand the federal occupational illness program for energy workers. S. 4928, which was referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, would amend the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 to expand the ways beryllium sensitivity can be established for … Read more

New telecom bill likely to be introduced in 6-10 months: Ashwini Vaishnaw

The new telecom bill is expected to be in place in 6-10 months but the government is not in a hurry, communications minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Friday. “Basis consultation process, we will create final draft. That draft will then go through committee processes of Parliament. Then it has to go (to) … Read more

TMS Ep266: Ranbaxy promoters, telecommunication bill, gold, download speed

Former Ranbaxy promoters Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh were sent to jail for six months by the Supreme Court — which also ordered an audit of the Fortis-IIH deal. This is not the first time the brothers have been in the news for a wrong reason. This latest development is one more chapter in the … Read more