Govt sets up task force to review income tax laws

Govt sets up task force to review income tax laws

After overhauling indirect taxes, the government formed a task force to draft a new direct tax law to replace the existing Income Tax Act, which has been in force since 1961. Eight years after he first helped draft a new direct tax code for India, top taxman Arbind Modi has been asked to do the […]

Gram Panchayat certificates no proof of citizenship: SC

Gram Panchayat certificates no proof of citizenship: SC

A certificate of residency issued by the gram panchayat is not a document of citizenship and is “meaningless” unless supported by some other valid record to make a claim for inclusion in the National Register of Citizenship (NRC), the Supreme Court said. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and RF Nariman said no verification is […]

Pakistan’s judicial body orders release of Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan’s judicial body orders release of Hafiz Saeed

A Judicial Review Board of Pakistan’s Punjab province ordered the release of Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, who has been under house arrest since January. Rejecting the government’s plea to extend his detention for another three months, the board ordered Saeed’s release. “The government is ordered to release JuD chief […]

Woman passenger confronts Alphons over flight delay

Woman passenger confronts Alphons over flight delay

Union minister KJ Alphons was confronted by an enraged woman passenger at the Imphal airport over the delay in her Kolkata-bound flight she was taking to rush to Patna to attend a funeral of her relative. Alphons said he was not responsible for the delay of the flight due to VVIP security protocol after a video […]

Kamal Haasan voices concern over prevalence of ‘usury’

Kamal Haasan voices concern over prevalence of ‘usury’

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan voiced concern over the prevalence of usury, saying it affected various sections including farmers and the cinema industry. The actor was responding to the alleged suicide of a Tamil film producer, who had accused a Madurai-based financier of pushing him to take the extreme step by charging exorbitant interest rates on […]

Need to give push to reforms with human face: Venkaiah Naidu

Need to give push to reforms with human face: Venkaiah Naidu

Kochi: India is now the most favourable investment destination globally and there is need to give a push to reforms with a ‘human face’, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said. He said there were great opportunities to invest and progress and the states were engaging in healthy competition with each other to prosper. India has been […]

Hackers stole data from 57 million Uber riders, drivers: CEO

Hackers stole data from 57 million Uber riders, drivers: CEO

Uber has said that hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year. “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” said a statement from chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over at the ridesharing giant in August. Two […]

300 colleges in Bihar have free wifi, says Sushil Modi

300 colleges in Bihar have free wifi, says Sushil Modi

Patna: As many as 300 colleges in Bihar have been equipped with free wifi service under the “wifi campus” scheme, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said. The government would spend Rs 23 crore to install solar panels to ensure uninterrupted power supply so that the wifi facility functions smoothly, Modi said while addressing a meeting […]

PM reviews work on all weather roads, Kedarnath projects

PM reviews work on all weather roads, Kedarnath projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the progress of Uttarakhand’s all weather roads and Kedarnath reconstruction projects via video-conferencing and expressed satisfaction at the work done this month. Launched by the prime minister at the time of the state assembly polls earlier this year, the ambitious all weather roads project would smoothen the annual pilgrimage […]

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Mnangagwa jets from South Africa

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Mnangagwa jets from South Africa

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa met in South Africa with President Jacob Zuma today before taking a private jet to return to Zimbabwe. Mnangagwa, 75, is to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new leader Friday, following Robert Mugabe’s stunning resignation amid impeachment proceedings against him. After meeting with Zuma in Pretoria, Mnangagwa went to Johannesburg’s […]

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