Category Articles: India/World

PM wears uniform, celebrates Diwali with jawans of Indian Army and BSF in Gurez Valley

October 19, 2017
PM wears uniform, celebrates Diwali with jawans of Indian Army and BSF in Gurez Valley

Srinagar:The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today celebrated Diwali with the jawans of Indian Army and BSF, in the Gurez Valley, near the Line of Control, in Jammu and Kashmir. He was there for nearly two hours. This is the fourth successive Diwali that the Prime Minister has celebrated with jawans on the border. The Prime Minister offered sweets and exchanged greetings with the jawans. Addressing the jawans, the Prime Minister, said that like everyone else, he too wishes to spend Diw...Read More

Income Tax department launches ‘online chat’ to answer taxpayers queries

October 19, 2017
Income Tax department launches ‘online chat’ to answer taxpayers queries

New Delhi: The Income Tax Department has launched an 'online chat' service for taxpayers so that they can seek answers to their basic queries and doubts relating to direct tax issues. A window has been hosted on the main page of the department's website -- www.incometaxindia.gov.in/ -- with a prominent icon stating 'Live Chat Online- ask your query'. "A team of experts from the department and independent tax practitioners has been deputed to answer the general queries of a taxpayer. This f...Read More

A day before Diwali Pak Marines capture 4 Indian boats with 25 fishermen off Gujarat coast

October 18, 2017
A day before Diwali Pak Marines capture 4 Indian boats with 25 fishermen off Gujarat coast

Porbandar: A day before Diwali, Pakistan Marine Security Agency (PMSA) today reportedly captured 4 Indian boats and around 25 fishermen aboard near International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in the Arabian sea off the Jakhau coast of Gujarat. 3 of the boats belonged to Porbandar while one had ventured in to the sea for fishing from Okha, National Fish Workers Forum Secretary Manish Lodhari today said. Notably Pak Marines had on October 11 left four Indian boats with 24...Read More

Only Centre should deal with deportation of Rohingyas: MHA

October 13, 2017
Only Centre should deal with deportation of Rohingyas: MHA

New Delhi: The deportation of illegal immigrants including Rohingyas has to be dealt with only by the Centre as it is essentially an executive function, a home ministry spokesperson said today. The assertion comes hours after the Supreme Court decided to give a detailed and "holistic hearing" from November 21 on the government's decision to deport Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar. The ministry spokesperson said that questions regarding illegal immigrants need to be examined keeping in mind dipl...Read More

7 days police custody for Hindu Munnani functionary murder accused in Tamil Nadu

October 13, 2017
7 days police custody for Hindu Munnani functionary murder accused in Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore:A court here today sent Subair, a key accused in the murder of Hindu Munnani functionary C Sasikumar, to seven days police custody. Subair, who was arrested by the CB-CID on Wednesday from the Mullapadi Railway Gate near Pollachiand, is lodged in the Central Jail. Sasikumar (36), district spokesperson of the Munnani, was murdered with sickles by a gang on two wheelers when he was returning home in Subramaniampalayam, on the outskirts, on September 22 last year, triggering a comm...Read More

Rohingya bad lot, pose security risk: Tripura Governor

October 11, 2017
Rohingya bad lot, pose security risk: Tripura Governor

New Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) Terming the Rohingya as a "bad lot" and a "security risk", Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy today said politicians opposing the Centre's move to deport these illegal immigrants were playing "dirty politics". Roy, who has courted controversies in the past for his statements, claimed that if Rohingya Muslims were allowed to settle in the country, it may prompt an "exodus of the Hindus". "India does not even share its border with Rakhine State (of Myanmar). Then why on e...Read More

Anupam Kher appointed FTII chairman

October 11, 2017
Anupam Kher appointed FTII chairman

New Delhi: Actor Anupam Kher was today appointed chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India, Information and Broadcasting ministry officials said. Kher replaces Gajendra Chauhan, who had a controversial tenure as head of the Pune-based institute. His term had ended in March. A notification regarding Kher's appointment has been issued, officials said. Read More

Mobile phone manufacturing in India almost tripled in last 3 years:Prasad

October 07, 2017

Gandhinagar: Union IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said that in the last 3 years of Modi government the number of mobile phones made in India had almost tripled and he dreamt of taking this number to 50 crores by 2020. Addressing the event of launch of rural digital literacy campaign and dedication of IIT-Gandhinagar campus at Palaj near here in presence of PM Modi, Prasad said, 'there were only two mobile factories in India when our government was formed. ...Read More

Official note on recommendations made by the GST Council in its 22nd meeting

October 06, 2017
Official note on recommendations made by the GST Council in its 22nd meeting

New Delhi: The GST Council, in its 22nd Meeting which was held today in the national capital under Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley has recommended the following facilitative changes to ease the burden of compliance on small and medium businesses: Composition Scheme 1. The composition scheme shall be made available to taxpayers having annual aggregate turnover of up to Rs. 1 crore as compared to the current turnover threshol...Read More

List of changes in GST rates for goods and IGST rates on imports of goods

October 06, 2017

New Delhi: As per discussions held in the 22nd GST Council Meeting held under Chairmanship of Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley on 6th October, 2017, the following changes in GST rates for certain Goods and IGST rates on Imports of specified Goods have been recommended.   GST RATE FOR FOLLOWING GOODS HAVE BEEN REDUCED   S. No. Chapter/ Heading/ Sub-heading/ Tariff item Description Present GST Rate GST Rate Recommended by the GST Council ...Read More

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