Sunday , 25 February 2018

National News

Tax authorities attach ‘benami’ properties worth Rs 3,500 cr

NEW DELHI: Over 900 ‘benami’ properties held by fictitious owners, including flats, shops, jewellery and vehicles worth over Rs 3,500 crore have been attached by the Income Tax Department, according to an official announcement on Thursday. Please like & share: Read More »

US working with partners to secure India’s NSG membership: envoy

NEW DELHI: The US is working “very closely” with international partners to secure India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group membership, its envoy Kenneth Juster said today and hoped that New Delhi would join the Australia Group on chemical and biological weapons in the “very near future”. Please like & share: Read More »

Cabinet allows 100% FDI in single-brand retail, construction

PTI   NEW DELHI In big bang reforms ahead of BJP government’s last full Budget, foreign airlines were on Wednesday allowed to buy up to 49 per cent stake in Air India while easing the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) rules for several sectors including single-brand retail and construction. In a bid to boost growth and improve ease of doing business, ... Read More »

SC angered over criticism that it is trying to run the govt

PTI   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed anguish over the criticism that it was trying to “run the government”, saying the judiciary is blamed if it points out that the executive is not doing its job. The stinging remarks by the apex court came when it was hearing a matter relating to providing shelter to the urban ... Read More »

Government restricts use of national flag made of plastic

IANS   NEW DELHI The central government on Tuesday urged everyone not to use a national flag made of plastic and asked the states and union territories to ensure strict compliance of the Flag Code in view of the Republic Day celebration ahead. An advisory from the Union Home Ministry said that that the “national flag represents the hopes and ... Read More »

Expect no compromise: Karni Sena on ‘Padmavat’

IANS   NEW DELHI The Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday asserted that it will not reach a compromise with the makers of ‘Padmavat’, and called for a “janata curfew” whenever the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial is released. Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi, who is leading the protest against the movie, told media persons here: “We needed one small ... Read More »

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