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PM unveils new tax reforms

PTI New Delhi In a major overhaul of tax administration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday...

President praises India’s ‘super-human efforts’ in containing COVID-19

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday appreciated the “super-human efforts” in containing the magnitude of the coronavirus pandemic in the...

Multilayered security arrangements for I-Day

New Delhi: Multilayered security arrangements and a mandatory adherence to social distancing norms are in place for the 74th Independence Day celebrations...

Bhushan guilty of contempt of court: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday held activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his two derogatory tweets against the...


Jaswant’s support base troubles BJP leadership

JAIPUR: Expelling former union minister Jaswant Singh for six years on disciplinary grounds appears to have compounded the worries for the BJP in Rajasthan. The party is wary of the support Singh, 76, enjoys among the Rajput, Kalvi, Rajpurohit, Raberi and minority

Income tax dept to closely monitor overseas funds transfer

KOLKATA: Determined to check the usage of unaccounted and unauthorised funds by different political parties in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, the income tax department has now decided to widen its monitoring activities. 

Votes of culture: Khaps hold sway in Haryana

ROHTAK (HARYANA): Trying to keep their non-political impression intact, khap panchayats have, however, been vigorously playing an active role in the parliamentary polls in Haryana.

Creating job opportunities, easing high prices main issues

NEW DELHI: Rahul Ranjan, a student of Noida’s Amity University, is one of India’s 100 million new voters. He knows where India should be headed. “Look at China,” he says. Rahul’s views signal the larger plank on which the 2014 elections are being fought: brighter opportunities. 

Muslims solidly behind Mamata this time

KOLKATA: Despite some resentment, majority of the 27 per cent Muslims in Bengal are solidly behind Mamata Banerjee this Lok Sabha polls. Belief that Mamata upholds secularism would provide safety and succour to them and fulfill the promises made for the uplift of the minorities has largely tilted the Muslim vote-bank in favour of Mamata. 

BJP has lost its vision: Jaswant

NEW DELHI: A day after he was expelled from the Bharatiya Janata Party on charges of indiscipline, Jaswant Singh on Sunday lashed out at the party, saying it had lost its vision and frittered away its virtues for temporary political gains by heeding to “petty whims” of individuals

Congress LS nominee arrested for hate speech against Modi

SAHARANPUR (UP):  Congress Lok Sabha candidate Imran Masood was on Saturday  sent to jail by a court for 14 days after he was arrested before dawn for his hate speech in which he allegedly threatened to “chop” Narendra Modi “into pieces”.

Jaswant Singh expelled from BJP

NEW DELHI:  BJP on Saturday night expelled its veteran leader Jaswant Singh, who is contesting the Lok Sabha poll as an Independent in Rajasthan’s Barmer constituency against the party’s official nominee, after he refused to withdraw his candidature on the last day of withdrawal of nominations.




Care and compassion

DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ It all started with an editorial on local daily highlighting issues of the...

250 voices, 24 choirs, one nation

Twenty four choirs from all over India including Goa have come together as one virtual choir themed ‘Sing for India’ to sing...

A song for India

On the eve of Independence Day (August 14), singer and songwriter Akshada Bandekar released a patriotic song ‘Hum Sab EkHai / We...

An independent mind: An interdependent nation

Aldina Braganza I very proud to be an Indian. We are a great democracy with even a greater diversity....