Saudi Arabia to impose ‘family tax’; Indians worried

Saudi Arabia to impose ‘family tax’; Indians worried

Several Indians employed in Saudi Arabia are planning to send their dependants back with the Kingdom set to introduce, from July 1, a monthly ‘dependant fee’ for expats. The fee — 100 riyals (approx. Rs 1,700,) per month for each dependent — is likely to prove a big financial burden for the Indian expats. At […]

Paris climate deal would have given India, China free pass: Mike Pence

Paris climate deal would have given India, China free pass: Mike Pence

The Paris climate deal would have given a virtual free pass to India and China and cost American economy more than 6.5 million jobs, U.S Vice President Mike Pence said. “This President put America first not long ago when President Trump made the decision to withdraw the United States of America from the Paris Climate […]

Shiv Sena takes U-turn, backs NDA’s prez poll nominee

Shiv Sena takes U-turn, backs NDA’s prez poll nominee

In a virtual U-turn, Shiv Sena, a key constituent of the BJP-led coalition, extended its support for the NDA’s presidential choice Ram Nath Kovind, saying he is a “simple and decent human being.” Interestingly, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray had on Monday stated that Sena was not interested in backing Kovind if his candidature is […]

Anil Kumble steps down as India coach

Anil Kumble steps down as India coach

Indian cricket coach Anil Kumble stepped down from his position after a widely-speculated feud with captain Virat Kohli, marking a bitter end to a highly successful tenure. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirms that Anil Kumble has withdrawn his services as the post of the Head Coach for the Senior India […]

Retired HC judge Karnan arrested in Coimbatore: Police

Retired HC judge Karnan arrested in Coimbatore: Police

Absconding former Calcutta High Court judge C.S Karnan was arrested in Coimbatore, more than a month after the Supreme Court sentenced him to six months imprisonment for contempt of court. A team of West Bengal Police arrested the 62-year-old Karnan, who earned the dubious distinction of being the first sitting high court judge to be […]

LPG terminal at Puthuvype will ease backlog in Kerala: IOC

LPG terminal at Puthuvype will ease backlog in Kerala: IOC

State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) said its proposed LPG import terminal at Puthuvypeen in Kochi, construction of which has witnessed violent protest, will help reduce backlog for cooking gas in Kerala. IOC said the backlog of supplies in Kerala is 15 days and the new import facility was aimed at easing the same. Also, the […]

I-T slaps benami transaction charges against Lalu’s family

I-T slaps benami transaction charges against Lalu’s family

The I-T Department has charged family members of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, including his wife, son and daughters, under the Benami Transactions Act in connection with its probe into land deals worth Rs 1,000 crore and tax evasion. The Income Tax (I-T) Department has served notices of attachment of assets to Lalu’s daughter Misa Bharti […]

P.K Kaw, pioneer of thermo-nuclear fusion in India, dies

P.K Kaw, pioneer of thermo-nuclear fusion in India, dies

Internationally recognised plasma physicist and pioneer of thermo-nuclear fusion in India, Prof P.K Kaw died at his residence in Ahmedabad. He passed away on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 69. Predhiman Krishan Kaw was the founder director of the Institute of Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar, and served as the Professor of Department […]

Now, Vodafone’s Rs 29 recharge offers unlimited data for 5 hrs at night

Now, Vodafone’s Rs 29 recharge offers unlimited data for 5 hrs at night

In a bid to challenge Reliance Jio, which has crossed 112 million subscribers as of April, Vodafone has launched a new pack for its prepaid customers offering them unlimited internet usage on 3G and 4G, including downloads for as low as Rs 29. Vodafone’s SuperNight recharge offer is for its prepaid customers. The Rs 29 […]

Govt all set to ring in GST at stroke of June 30 midnight

Govt all set to ring in GST at stroke of June 30 midnight

Reminiscent of India’s tryst with destiny at the mid-night of August 15, 1947, Parliament’s historic Central Hall will host a function on the intervening night of June 30-July 1 to ring in the nation’s biggest tax reform — GST. Announcing that the switchover to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will kick in at the […]