New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday called on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at her North Block office, urging her to clear Rs 3,000 crore pending integrated goods and services tax (IGST) dues of Delhi. Congratulating Sitharaman on assuming the important charge of Finance Minister, Kejriwal requested her to clear Rs 3,000 crore pending integrated goods and services tax (IGST) dues of Delhi. The IGST dues for the first year of the roll-out of the indirect tax in 2017-18 (FY18) are still pending. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister told the Finance Minister that Delhi contributes around Rs 1.5 lakh crore as Income Tax towards the Central exchequer, however in return Delhi gets merely Rs 325 crore as share in central taxes, which too has been frozen since nearly two decades. In comparison, the share of other states in central taxes is quite high. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The Chief Minister told the Finance Minister that the more the Centre invests in Delhi, it will lead to a boom in the economy here and Delhiites will provide more tax collections to the Centre. Sitharaman was also apprised of the fact that the Centre provides grants to states for the civic bodies, however, Delhi has been deprived of this and therefore the Municipal Corporations are not getting any help from the Centre. Advertise With Us Both Sisodia and Kejriwal urged her to provide funds for the Municipal Corporations to improve their financial conditions. The Delhi Ministers assured her of full cooperation from the Delhi government and stressed upon the need for the two governments to work together for the betterment and further development of the national capital. Kejriwal said the goal of his government is to tirelessly work for the welfare of Delhi.
11/1/2018, 2:00 p.m. Delivering the latest in style, inspiration, helpful tips and tricks, and everything else you need to know to plan the perfect New England wedding. 3610362 Wedding Inspiration Real Wedding: Chris Cipriano & Steve Curtis Peek inside this vineyard-inspired backyard wedding featuring fun, kid-friendly details. Print By Rachel Kashdan· Sign up for wedding newsletters. The New England bride’s ultimate guide.* September 1, 2018Canton, MassachusettsPhoto by Lauren Killian of Person + Killian PhotographyTHE STORYChris Cipriano & Steve Curtis’s love story was decades in the making. They met in seventh-grade homeroom in 1995, when Chris asked Steve out in a handwritten note. He said no. “It was the awkward seventh-grade years. No one is making good decisions back then,” Steve says. Despite the rejection, the pair remained friends, even while they dated other people. In November 2016, Steve was preparing to move to Boston, where Chris—who has three children from a previous marriage—had already relocated. On the night before Thanksgiving, Steve and Chris went to a bar with a group of friends in their hometown on Long Island. That night, their friends predicted the two would get together, and “sure enough they had it right,” Steve says. They went on their first date in February, almost immediately after Steve moved to Boston. “We saw each other pretty much every day after that,” Chris says.When the couple discussed getting engaged, Chris often said she “didn’t need a ring and would gladly take a Ring Pop.” On the night of their one-year anniversary, Steve—who adopted Chris’s children—brought the kids into the kitchen while Chris stood waiting in the hallway. They emerged minutes later, Ring Pops in hand and said, “Daddy has a question for you.” Steve then got down on one knee and proposed—with a real ring.The pair married six months later at their home in Canton. “We love to host, so it just felt natural to have it in the place where we’re going to continue to do that and build our life together,” Steve says. Having a backyard wedding wasn’t as simple as it sounds, though: They’d only just closed on the house when they’d gotten engaged, so wedding planning and remodeling happened simultaneously. “Part of our wedding planning process was making sure our landscaper knew when the deadline was. We were like, ‘This needs to get done,’” he recalls. It all came together in the nick of time, under a lantern-filled tent with vineyard-inspired decor and playful kid-friendly details. “We stopped a number of times throughout the night and just stared, like, ‘How is this our backyard?’” Steve recalls, “It was magical.”THE DETAILSPhoto by Lauren Killian of Person + Killian PhotographyChris’s father and Steve’s father co-officiated their wedding ceremony, during which the couple also presented their children with engraved bracelets. “This was really the marriage of our entire family,” Chris says.Photo by Lauren Killian of Person + Killian PhotographyChris found her lace Maggie Sottero dress while shopping with Steve’s mother and sister, her own mother, and her daughter Eleanor. It was the second dress she tried on, and she knew it was ‘the one’ right away, but tried on a few more “to make Eleanor happy. She was picking out all these crazy things,” Chris recalls.Photo by Lauren Killian of Person + Killian PhotographyChris wanted each of the 24 kids invited to the wedding to have their own “busy station,” which included platters of grilled-cheese sandwiches, lollipop balls, ring pops, and coloring books. “We probably over-sugared them,” Steve says, “But they had a blast.”Photo by Lauren Killian of Person + Killian PhotographyThe “adult” tables featured white pillar candles as well as ferns, white garden roses, white spray roses, white hydrangeas, fiddleheads, and snapdragons. “We liked the idea of simple rustic farmhouse-style tables but with winery decor,” Sarah says. Photo by Lauren Killian of Person + Killian PhotographyInstead of having a cake, Chris and Steve’s wedding featured an ice-cream cart and other hand-held treats such as vegan cupcakes, soft pretzels, and popcorn. “We didn’t want to disrupt the flow of everyone out on the dance floor,” Steve says. Since their children have food allergies, the entire wedding was also egg and nut-free.Photo by Lauren Killian of Person + Killian Photography“I’d said I wanted a big tent with twinkly lights where we’d all dance until dawn, but our planner Sara totally surprised us with those big balloons and lanterns,” Chris says. “They were gorgeous.” THE FILEBride’s Dress Maggie Sottero, Chryssie’s BridalRentals Peak Event Services, Luxury LooBalloons Balloons All OverCatering Catalyst RestaurantFlowers Lotus Floral EventsKids’ Treat Bags The Lettered LingoHair and Makeup Jeni Olivier Hair & Makeup ArtistryInvitations Paperless PostLighting Suzanne B Lowell Lighting DesignPhotography Person + Killian PhotographyPlanner Sara Kovel EventsRings Barmakian JewelersTransportation Rockstar LimoGetting married? Start and end your wedding planning journey with Boston Weddings’ guide to the best wedding vendors in the city.