Retro tax rules on the anvil: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the rules that will lead to the scrapping of the retrospective tax demands made on companies such as Cairn Energy Plc and Vodafone Plc will be framed soon. Continue Reading

Editorial: Near and dear

Families of people who disappeared in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province ended a 10-day sit-in near Parliament in Islamabad on Saturday, after a government Minister promised to look into their relatives’ case files. Continue Reading

Nepal’s top court serves contempt notices to PM Oli

Nepal’s Supreme Court has issued two contempt of court notices to caretaker Prime Minister K P  Sharma Oli, demanding he explain why he mocked lawyers challenging his decision to dissolve parliament and call early polls. Continue Reading

Suu Kyi’s party claims victory in Myanmar polls

Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy claimed Monday it had won a clear parliamentary majority and would retain power, even though the state election body has named just a few of the winners in Sunday’s elections. Continue Reading

Britain Parliament accepts Prime Minister’s deal

Britain’s freshly-elected parliament prepared on to move past years of partisan wrangling and initially approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s divorce deal with the European Union.
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Modi calls citizenship protests ‘deeply distressing’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today termed violent protests across the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act as “unfortunate and deeply distressing”, and appealed to people to stay away from rumour-mongering and not let “vested interests” divide the society. Continue Reading

BJP accuses Chidambaram of violating bail condition

The BJP today accused Congress leader P Chidambaram of violating bail conditions by claiming to have a very clear record as a Minister, and said the case against him was essentially about corruption he was allegedly involved in as the Finance Minister.
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