No relief to those who defaulted on 1st IDS instalment

New Delhi: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has refused to grant any relief to those black money declarants who failed to submit their first installment of tax and penalty under the IDS owing to personal emergencies or liquidity crunch. The policy-making body of the Income Tax department made it clear that such condonation of delay in making payments by the deadline of 30 November, 2016 RPT 2016 will be ‘discriminatory’ against those declarants of

Dhoni's Aadhaar details shared on Twitter

New Delhi: An agency which helps Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) enroll citizens for Aadhaar has over enthusiastic shared the personal details of ace cricketer M S Dhoni on social media. Union Law and Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was informed about the breach by Dhoni’s wife Sakshi on Twitter, was prompt to promise action. The agency’s Common Services Center (CSC) has posted a tweet yesterday through its handle @CSCegov saying “Ace cricketer Mahendra

Prez polls: Sena's vote could prove crucial for BJP

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena’s total vote pool of 25,893 could prove to be crucial for the BJP in the upcoming Presidential polls in July later this year. This explains Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s snub to the BJP, by asking it to come down to ‘Matoshree’ for talks to seek Sena’s support for the July Presidential elections. According to sources in the BJP, the party could be short of numbers by about 20,000 to 25,000 votes in

HC dismisses Swaraj India plea for common symbol

New Delhi: Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India’s plea for a common symbol in the upcoming MCD polls was today dismissed by the Delhi High Court. The high court dismissed the party’s plea, saying since the electronic voting machines would now carry photographs of the candidates, it would not be put to any disadvantage if there was no common symbol. As the plea was filed after several steps in the electoral process had started, it was “very late in

14 Goa govt officials suspended for coming late

Panaji: Goa Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte today suspended 14 district-level officials for two days for coming late to their respective offices in Mapusa town. Khaunte conducted surprise inspection at offices of mamlatadar, block-development officer, land survey department and deputy collector in Mapusa, which is the headquarters of North District. “The leeway of 15 minutes delay was given considering that there might be traffic. But those who came after 15 minutes were suspended from services for two days,” Khaunte told PTI.

12 held for spreading extremist content online in China

Beijing: Twelve persons have been arrested between January and March in China’s restive Muslim-majority Xinjiang province for allegedly spreading extremist, separatist and fake news content online. The regional public security bureau arrested 12 persons, State-run Global Times quoted Xinjiang’s cyberspace administration office as saying. Xinjiang province in China is restive for several years due to the resentment by Uygurs over increasing settlements of Han population from other provinces. China blames separatist

Indian-American enters governor's race in New Jersey

Washington: An Indian-American entrepreneur has entered the governor’s race in New Jersey, the elections for which are scheduled for later this year. Harsh Vardhan Singh (31), a Republican, entered the race with a promise to cut property taxes and make New Jersey a national technology leader. If elected in the November gubernatorial elections, Singh would succeed outgoing Governor Chris Christie. However, he faces a tough Republican primary on 6 June, 2017.