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  • Tax evasion through foreign assets to be a criminal offence Yesterday

    New Delhi: The announcement by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley categorising tax evasion in relation to holding of illegal foreign assets as a "predicate offence" under anti-money laundering laws has, for the first time, made concealment of income a criminal offence in India. At present, tax evasion is a civil offence...
  • Aircel Maxis case: Marans, others to appear in court on Monday 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and six others, including Malaysian business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan, are likely to appear on Monday as accused before a special 2G court in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal case. Special CBI judge O P Saini had on October 29,...
  • Land Acquisition Bill: The main points of debate and controversy 6 days ago

    New Delhi: It has been a stormy start to Parliament Budget session as the united opposition has vociferously taken on the Narendra Modi government on Land Acquisition Bill. The opposition parties are against the Bill accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government of bulldozing its way through in...
  • Arms Act case verdict on March 3; Rs 200 crore riding on Salman Khan 6 days ago

    New Delhi: With Rs 200 crore riding on Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, the deferment of the Arms Act case verdict till March 3 has provided a small window of relief to producers of his two films that are set to release this year. The 49-year-old actor is currently in Gondal near...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 24, 2015

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  • Anna Hazare arrives in Delhi to stage protest against changes in Land Acquisition Act from today February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare arrived in Delhi on Monday to sit on protest at Jantar Mantar over land acquisition. Hazare will begin this two-day protest on Monday against the changes in the Land Acquisition Act. Several farmer organisations and social activists like Medha Patkar are supporting Hazare in his...
  • Govenment to fix time-frame for probe & trial of acid attack cases February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: With an estimated 400 cases of acid attacks registered every month across the country, government will soon fix a time-frame for investigation and trial of such cases and ensure maximum punishment to the guilty. Addressing a seminar on 'Empowering Acid Survivors', Home Minister Rajnath Singh said his Ministry...
  • Centre to introduce draft Bill on Small Factories in budget session February 21, 2015

    Hyderabad: The NDA government is all set to move amendment proposals to Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Bill and Factories Act, 1948 and introduce Draft Bill on Small Factories (Regulation of Employment and Condition of Service) in the upcoming budget session, Union Labour Minister B Dattatreya said on Saturday. The Minister...
  • Coalscam: CBI files charge sheet against Rathi Steel & Power Limited February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI on Friday filed a charge sheet in a special court in a coal scam case pertaining to a Delhi- based company Rathi Steel and Power Limited for allegedly giving false data about its land holdings and capacity to get a coal block in Chhattisgarh. The company was allocated...
  • Aam Aadmi Party leaders willing to join Anna Hazare protest February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP on Friday said its leaders were willing to join Anna Hazare's protest against the amendments made in the Land Acquistion Act if the veteran social activist wants them to do so. "Anna has always maintained that he does not share any platform with any political party. Till...
  • Supreme Court asks J&K High Court to spell out steps for holding Bar Council poll February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Registry of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to file an affidavit spelling out the steps taken by it for holding of State Bar Council elections, which have not been conducted for the past 30 years. After it was informed that a...
  • Badaun case: Family of cousins challenge CBI's closure report February 19, 2015

    Badaun: Family members of the two teenage girls who were found hanging from a tree in May last year at a village in Badaun has moved a court in Badaun challenging the closure report filed by CBI in the case. A protest petition has been filed in the court of Additional...
  • Pradeep Jain's murder was incidental, not pre-planned: Abu Salem's lawyer February 18, 2015

    Mumbai: The lawyer of the extradited gangster Abu Salem on Wednesday told the trial court in Mumbai that the murder of builder Pradeep Jain in 1995 was only "incidental to the conspiracy" to extort. "Murder was only incidental to the conspiracy and it was not immediately planned and executed. He was...
  • 1993 Mumbai blasts convict fears for life during Maharashtra transit February 18, 2015

    Panaji: A Mapusa court on Wednesday granted a transit remand to a 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case convict who is a member of Dawood Ibrahim gang and wanted by Maharashtra police in connection with a murder case. However, Shyam Kishor, who was apprehended on February 15, told the court...
  • Delhi High Court rejects PIL seeking marital rape be made criminal offence February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a PIL challenging a provision in the penal law which does not consider rape as the sexual intercourse of a man with his wife who is a minor noting that a similar matter has been junked by the...
  • CBI registers corruption case against South Eastern Coalfields Limited official February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: A General Manager-ranked officer of South Eastern Coalfields Limited has been booked by CBI for allegedly manipulating tender process and favouring a private company owner. CBI sources said the case has been registered against RP Singh, then Sub Area Manager, Beharband Coal Mines in Anuppur (MP) and five others...
  • Can high court insist on its rules on RTI pleas, SC asks Gujarat February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the registrar of the Gujarat High Court on a plea by the State Information Commission saying that the high court could not insist on adherence to its rules for sharing information sought under the Right to Information Act. A bench of...
  • Watch: Anna Hazare to return to Jantar Mantar February 15, 2015

    Social activist Anna Hazare will hold a two-day protest at Jantar Mantar in February against the recent amendments in the Land Acquisition Act by the Centre. ...
  • Assam bans National Health Mission employees strike February 15, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam government on Sunday said it has banned any form of strike by employees of National Health Mission under Essential Services Maintenance (Assam) Act, 1980. Currently, employees of National Health Mission are on strike affecting health services to press for fulfilment of their demands. "The state government has prohibited any strikes...
  • Budget 2015: Tax benefits, duty cuts top industry budget wish-lists February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: As the Budget day approaches, various sectors are lobbying hard for tax benefits and duty cuts while a few others want the government to ensure a stable and predictable taxation regime. The groups and consultants lobbying for MNCs want the government, in the Union Budget on February 28,...
  • Budget 2015: Arun Jaitley to set threshold for taxing indirect share transfer by MNCs February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Government is likely to define in the forthcoming budget the term 'substantial value' to tax MNCs for selling Indian operations by fixing 50 per cent of their total asset base as the threshold. Seeking to bring about clarity in taxation of indirect transfer of assets by MNCs, Finance...
  • RBI to soon put one rupee notes in circulation again February 14, 2015

    Mumbai: After a gap of about two decades, the RBI will again put in circulation rupee one notes soon. Printing of one rupee note was discontinued about 20 years ago. "These currency notes are legal tender as provided in the Coinage Act 2011. The existing currency notes in this denomination...
  • Establishment of Lokayukta under consideration of government: Tamil Nadu February 10, 2015

    Madurai: Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday told the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court that establishment of Lokayukta in the state was under its consideration. A committee had been formed for the purpose and it was examining the concerned issues including drafting of...
  • What would Arvind Kejriwal, IRS have done? February 5, 2015

    Some disillusioned members of the AAP have taken up the case of the party's dubious funding. The AAP is a brilliant propagandist. It claims to wear the label of honesty on its sleeves. It disclosed the names of a large number of corporate entities from whom it received donation by...
  • SC to examine term 'grossly offensive' of IT Act provision February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will examine the term "grossly offensive" used in a provision of the Information Technology Act which empowers police to arrest web users for posting objectionable content. "What is grossly offensive to you, may not be grossly offensive to me and it...
  • Mother Dairy a 'public authority' under RTI Act: Delhi HC February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) subsidiary Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Private Limited has been declared a "public authority" as defined under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, making it amenable to disclosure of information. A Delhi High Court bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru dismissed the petition filed...
  • Gujarat: School teacher sentenced to life-term for raping minor January 31, 2015

    Valsad: A local court on Saturday awarded life imprisonment to a teacher for raping a 14-year-old student in a school in the year 2013. Valsad district and sessions court Magistrate BG Doshi convicted the teacher Kiran Lalu Patel under Protection of Children against Sexual Offences act (POCSO), 2012 and IPC...
  • J&K: BJP, PDP talks in final stage, government formation likely after Delhi polls January 29, 2015

    Srinagar: It seems that a deal has finally been struck between the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party - the two biggest parties in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly - for government formation in the state. Sources say BJP has no objection to PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed becoming Chief...
  • Centre must come clear on Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act: CPM January 28, 2015

    Vijaywada: CPI (M) politburo member BV Raghavulu on Wednesday said that both the State and the Centre should clarify their stand on promises made in the Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act and demanded that Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu mount pressure on the Union Government over extending a special package to the...
  • Minority shareholders voting on Gujarat plant in 6 months: Maruti January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India expects to obtain minority shareholders approval on its plans to let parent Suzuki Motor Corporation own and invest in its upcoming plant in Gujarat in the next six months. The company, which had delayed seeking the approval for the same, is awaiting the amendments to...