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  • Subramanian Swamy says black money bill would be ineffective 15 hours 57 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Coming down heavily on the Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill 2015, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said it will not help in bringing back the black money and can only assist in collecting the "revenue" from those who have been caught out. "This bill is...
  • Modi government not serious about recovering black money, alleges Ram Jethmalani 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Indian lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday said that the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is not serious about bringing black money back to the country. "I have gone and met the Germans, they said that no effort has been made to take the...
  • Automatic information exchange only way to tackle black money: Arun Jaitley 1 week ago

    Washington: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has sought urgent implementation of common reporting standards on automatic exchange of information globally, asserting that it is the only way to tackle the challenges posed by black money. The problem of offshore tax evasion and flow of illicit money can be addressed only by...
  • News 360: Minor girl recounts her horrifying story of alleged sexual exploitation by Naxals 1 week ago

    A 13-year-old girl, who was a Maoist child soldier, from Jharkhand has revealed the alleged horrors she and other minor girls suffered at the hands of the ultras. An exclusive interrogation video exposes how Maoists use women and children as human shields. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 1 week ago

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  • UN conference endorses India's concerns over black money April 12, 2015

    Doha: In a major push towards recovering black money stashed in safe havens abroad, a UN conference in Doha on Sunday endorsed India's suggestions on promoting global cooperation in fighting the menace of money laundering, international terrorism and cyber crime. The 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was...
  • Had a terrible time with Censor Board; struggled for 2 years to get 'Black Widow' cleared, says filmmaker Dinkar Rao April 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Debutant filmmaker Dinkar Rao's film 'Black Widow', based on the story of a prostitute, is set for release after being in a tussle with the Central Board Of Film Certification for "two long years". "I had a terrible time with the censor board. I have struggled for two long years...
  • Finance Minister promises reasonable compliance window under black money law April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday promised a "reasonable compliance window" under the new black money law for persons with overseas funds to come clean, even as he asserted that targetting undeclared assets cannot be termed as 'tax terrorism'. Addressing industry representatives at CII annual general meeting, he also...
  • Swiss ups black money vigil as India threatens criminal action April 5, 2015

    Berne/New Delhi: With India and some other nations threatening criminal proceedings over suspected black money in Swiss banks, the European nation has stepped up its supervisory and enforcement efforts to keep away the illicit funds from its banking system. This comes at a time when a number of Swiss institutions have...
  • Germanwings co-pilot increased speed as jet went down April 4, 2015

    Paris: The pilot at the controls of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps accelerated the plane into the mountainside, killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators. France's BEA crash investigation agency declined to confirm growing evidence against the co-pilot before completing its own analysis, but...
  • PM Modi addresses BJP's National Executive meet; defends Land Bill, backs black money probe April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening addressed Bharatiya Janata Party's National Executive meet in Bengaluru. The PM in his 45-minute-long speech highlighted achievements of his government during its 10-month rule. Accusing the previous Congress-led UPA regime of not having right intentions, the PM asserted that his government...
  • Second black box confirms Alps crash co-pilot acted deliberately April 3, 2015

    Paris: Information from the second black box found in the wreckage of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps confirms the co-pilot acted deliberately, investigators said on Friday. "A first reading shows that the pilot in the cockpit used the automatic pilot to descend the plane towards an altitude...
  • Bengaluru: Congress workers protest against Modi government over black money April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Congress workers on Friday staged a massive protest outside the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) National Executive venue. They were protesting against the Narendra Modi government over the issue of black money. Congress workers distributed fake cheques of Rs 15 lakh to expose the BJP's promise of bringing back black money. The...
  • Suffering from double-hit lymphoma, Martin Crowe delivers a stirring speech, moves Black Caps to tears April 2, 2015

    After representing New Zealand for a couple of decades, captaining his side to World Cup semi-final and fighting an incurable disease, Martin Crowe is not done yet. The Blacks Caps may have come second to Australia in the recently concluded World Cup but there was hardly anyone who did not...
  • Amid intense government pressure, Swiss banks seek fresh undertakings from Indians March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Seeking to come clean on illicit funds amid intense government pressure, Swiss banks have asked their Indian clients to provide fresh undertakings to ensure that untaxed money is not stashed in their accounts. Swiss banks, long perceived to be safe havens for parking unaccounted funds, have also started asking...
  • Germanwings forced to cancel flights after Airbus A320 crash March 25, 2015

    Germanwings has had to cancel seven flights out of Dusseldorf because a number of crew members felt they were unfit to fly following news of the accident. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said Tuesday evening that he understood the crew members' sentiments. "One must not forget: many of our Germanwings crews have known...
  • Mauritius promises India full-cooperation on tax treaty issues March 25, 2015

    Port Louis/New Delhi: Mauritius has promised full cooperation with India to address outstanding issues relating to their bilateral tax treaty, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the island nation. The much-talked about changes in India-Mauritius Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) have been hanging fire for a long time, despite...
  • Black money law: Foreign property to be taxed at current price March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Indians having undisclosed property abroad will have to pay tax and penalty on the basis of the current market value of the asset, and not at the purchase price, as per the new black money bill. However, the tax and penalty would take into account the part-disclosure, if...
  • Army conducts fire power display at Pokhran marking centenary celebrations of participation in World War I March 21, 2015

    Jaipur: The Indian Army conducted a fire power display at Pokhran in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan marking the centenary celebrations of its participation in the first World War. Showcasing the Army's capabilities, proficiency and preparedness, the 'Fire Power Display' was held on Friday at the Pokhran field firing range and involved...
  • Kiran Nagarkar's 'Bedtime Story and Black Tulip' a terrific read March 20, 2015

    From the time I have started reading Kiran Nagarkar's books, I have wanted to read the banned play, "Bedtime Story". The play was banned when it first released in 1978 by the Shiv Sena and other fundamentalist parties. It has now been republished by Harper Collins India. For me the...
  • Black money bill likely to be tabled in Lok Sabha on Friday March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: To check the black money menace, a bill is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Friday with stringent provisions to prosecute those stashing illicit wealth abroad, with rigorous imprisonment of up to 10 years. The Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of New Tax) Bill,...
  • Cabinet approves Bill to unearth black money March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to unearth black money and illicit assets stashed abroad, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a Bill with stringent provisions for prosecution of such offences with rigorous imprisonment of up to 10 years. "The Cabinet has approved Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of New Tax)...
  • Jewellers threaten strike over 'black money' tax plan March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian jewellers threatened on Monday to go on strike over a government plan that would require customers to quote their tax code for major purchases as part of a clampdown on the black economy. Jewellers say about 80 per cent of the $122 billion industry's business comes from rural...
  • Delhi Court to record pre-charge evidence against Dabur promoter Burman on March 18 March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday fixed March 18 for recording pre-charge evidence in an alleged tax evasion case lodged against Dabur promoter Pradip Burman, whose name has cropped up in a black money list submitted by the government to the Supreme Court. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Devendra Kumar Sharma...
  • President Vladimir Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea March 15, 2015

    Moscow: Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday. Putin also expanded on a previous admission that the well-armed forces in unmarked uniforms...
  • Karnataka: Congress accuses JDS of practicing black magic, finds lemons, bangles in party office March 11, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Congress has accused the Janata Dal Secular of practicing black magic against it and party workers said they found evidence of black magic rites almost everyday. The old Congress office in Bengaluru, had been taken over by the JDS for decades - but after a legal battle that...
  • Royal Enfield Continental GT black launched in India at Rs 2.13 lakh on-road March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Royal Enfield has added a new colour to the Continental GT. The black Royal Enfield Continental GT is priced at Rs 2.13 lakh, on-road Delhi, the same price as the other colours, yellow and red. Mechanically there are no changes in the Continental GT Black. The motorcycle has clip-on...
  • Salman Khan illegal arms case: Verdict deferred further March 4, 2015

    Jaipur: The verdict in the case relating to illegal possession and use of arms by actor Salman Khan has been deferred further as the court in Jodhpur on Tuesday partly accepted nine-year-old applications of the prosecution. The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Anupama Bijlani also gave a last opportunity to the...
  • Government faces embarrassment in Rajya Sabha; opposition amendment passed March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday faced an embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha when an amendment moved by the opposition to the President's Address over corruption and black money was passed. The amendment was moved by CPI(M) members Sitaram Yechury and P Rajeeve and it was passed through Division of Votes after...
  • No definite date to bring back black money: Government March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday said that it was not possible to provide a definite timeline on bringing back the black money stashed abroad. "Sustained efforts made to obtain information about Indians having black money stashed abroad have already resulted in levy of taxes and penalty and launching of prosecution...