• PAN to be must for transacting cash beyond set limit: Jaitley

    New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The government will soon make it mandatory to furnish the tax department-allotted Permanent Account Number (PAN) details for cash transactions beyond a certain threshold, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. "The government is at an advanced stage in considering the requirement of furnishing PAN card details if cash transactions beyond a certain limit are undertaken," he said in a Facebook post. The minister also said the monitoring regime of the income tax department has been strengthened and its capacity to access information and apply technology-driven tools to expose evasion has been enhanced.

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  • Shah Rukh Khan’s Hot Photo Shoot With Victoria’s Secret Angel Shanina Shaik

    Bollywood’s superstar Shah Rukh Khan is who is currently making headlines for his much talked film ‘Dilwale‘, will be seen with a top Victoria’s Secret Angel, Shanina Shaik. Well, before you brainstorm your mind, we let you all know that Shah Rukh Khan and Shanina Shaik are coming together to feature in the Vogue magazine. The superstar actor who had an awesome photo shoot with Shanina shared a picture of him with Shanina from the photo shoot.

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  • Salman Khan reacts to PRDP poster's comparison to ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’

    The first poster of Salman Khan’s ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ with Sonam Kapoor has not only got the fans exciting but has also sparked a debate on the social media.

  • 7\/11 Mumbai train blasts: Defence lawyers of convicts meet AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, seek support

    THE defence lawyers of the 12 convicts, five of whom were sentenced to death and 12 to life imprisonment for the 2006 serial blasts on Mumbai local trains, met All Indian Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi Saturday, seeking support and stressing that all the men were innocent and had been framed. Leading the team was advocate Wahab Khan who said the meeting lasted for at least two hours. “We discussed with Owaisi the minute details of the case.

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  • Hindus also eat beef, says Lalu

    Amid outrage over the lynching of a man in Uttar Pradesh following rumours that he and his family were storing and eating beef, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Saturday stoked a controversy by saying that Hindus also eat beef and accused the BJP of “communalising” the issue.

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  • Dadri lynching: Women residents throw stones, chase media out of village

    Fresh violence erupted in Bisara on Saturday — five days after Mohammad Akhlaq was beaten to death and his son severely injured — when a mob of women residents from the village pelted stones at journalists and damaged media vehicles. Sources said a meeting had been held in the village on Friday, where residents had expressed their concerns about media presence in the area.

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  • 25 years of Mandal protests- His struggle changed India’s politics: Rajeev Goswami’s daughter

    At 16, Simran Goswami has seen it all — her father’s death, her parents’ separation, shifting of homes, and even countries. The elder child of Rajeev Goswami — the face of the anti-Mandal protests who attempted self-immolation in 1990 and died 14 years later — lives in Michigan, US, with her younger brother, grandfather and paternal aunt, “to get away from India’s divisive politics”. Simran works in her aunt’s salon alongside studying fashion designing while her brother Aditya is a Class VI student.

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  • ‘ If you’re right, Indians will stand by you’

    "MY FATHER only named me Malala, he did not make me Malala," said youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in an exclusive interview to India Today Television’s Consulting Editor, Rajdeep Sardesai on Saturday. A resident of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, she was shot in the head in 2012 for advocating women’s right to education in Pakistan.

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  • Mahesh Sharma’s wisdom: Danish injury shows no desire to lynch, 17-yr-old girl wasn’t touched in Dadri incident

    Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma has said that the nature of Danish’s injuries prove that the intention of the mob that attacked his home and murdered his father was not to lynch him. Danish’s father Akhlaq was lynched allegedly by their neighbours in Bisara village in Dadri outside Delhi late on September 28 evening, following rumours that the family had consumed and stored beef. “You must have seen that whenever there is any buzz about cow slaughter, media, people all rush (to the spot).

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  • Oil rises after U.S. rig count falls for 5th week

    Crude prices erased early losses to rise by as much 1 percent on Friday after a report showing the fifth weekly decline in the U.S. oil rig count added to signs of falling production in the world's top ...

  • D K Ravi death: CBI probe finds IAS officer killed self, closure report soon

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is investigating the case of unnatural death of 2009 batch IAS officer D K Ravi, is set to file a closure report or a ‘B’ report after concluding the case to be one of suicide. Sources familiar with the probe said the closure report is awaiting approval of CBI headquarters before it is filed before a sub divisional magistrate. There is not going to be registration of any FIR for prosecution of anybody in the case,’’ CBI sources said.

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  • Dhoni seems to be testing the options

    O NE couldn’t have asked for a more thrilling start to the India vs South Africa “ Friendship Series" with the visitors living up to the billing of being a good side while playing overseas. After a short stay in New Delhi, the team moved to Dharamsala, which over the years has become a popular tourist spot to beat the summer heat. The stadium was packed and the setting perfect for good instant T20 cricket as JP Duminy showed his value and led the Proteas to a seven- wicket victory.

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  • National Highway upgrade: 22,000 km to be made four-lane

    The roads ministry is ready with a proposal for upgrading 22,000 km of national highways at an estimated cost of Rs 4 lakh crore over the next five years. The road transport ministry will soon seek cabinet approval to lower the current traffic threshold for upgrading two-lane national highways to four-lane highways. As per the proposal, the specification for four-laning national highways is being reduced to 10,000 passenger car units (PCUs) per day in the plains, down from 15,000 PCUs.

    The Indian Express
  • Bishops’ forum seeks ban on play, says it hurts religious sentiments

    The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) has sent a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking a ban on ‘Agnes of God’, saying that the play hurts religious sentiments of millions of Christians. The Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF), which released the letter, sought an FIR against director Kaizaad Kotwal. “A misinterpretation of religious belief of the Christian community, a wrong portrayal of the character of lakhs of the clergy committed to a life of celibacy, and a mockery of lakhs of religious sisters working selflessly with dedication and generosity, this play will deeply hurt the sentiments of Christians, who are made easy targets, for no fear of retaliation and taken for granted for their peace loving nature,” the letter of CBCI Cardinal, Baselios Cleemis reads.

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  • Bye bye Google, hello Alphabet

    After U.S. markets closed on Friday, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company that will house Google's search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its "moonshot" ventures such as driverless cars. Google's class A shares (GOOGL.O) and class C shares (GOOG.O) will automatically convert into the same number of Alphabet class A shares and class C shares and start trading on the Nasdaq from Monday. The structural overhaul, announced in August, is intended to separate the company's core businesses from ventures such as the driverless cars, glucose-monitoring contact lenses and Internet-connected high-altitude balloons.

  • Udaipur: 1,200 J&K students ‘told to leave’ varsity after clash

    About 1,200 students from Jammu and Kashmir were allegedly asked to vacate Pacific University in Udaipur district following a clash with local students. On Thursday, a delegation of about 70 students and their parents met J&K BJP president Jugal Kishore Sharma and apprised him of the issue. On September 12, a student from J&K reportedly protested about an unclean plate at the mess of the university.

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  • Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro: Layout tweaked after protests

    After opposition from the public to the proposed Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has made minor tweaks to its design to clear hurdles. At Cuffe Parade, MMRC has decided to completely exclude Colaba Woods from the land required for the 33.5-km Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro. Residents of the area had protested against giving up a portion of Colaba Woods, a green space, for the underground Metro corridor.

    The Indian Express
  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+: Bigger, faster and smarter than the S6

    South Korean electronics giant Samsung is still leading the Android race and its launch of the S6 edge+ has again helped it claim the top slot at least in the smartphones category. The Galaxy S6 edge+, as the name suggests, is obviously bigger than its predecessor and hence weighs 153 grammes, a tad little more than the Galaxy S6 edge (138 grammes).

  • VW starts telling customers if affected by emissions scandal

    BERLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Two weeks after it admitted to cheating diesel emissions tests, Volkswagen provided the first information on Friday allowing customers to find out if their vehicles are affected. Volkswagen is under huge pressure to get to grips with the biggest business crisis in its 78-year history, which has wiped more than a third off its share price, forced out its long-time CEO and rocked both the auto industry and German establishment. The head of its U.S. business has been called to testify before lawmakers next Thursday, and Germany's KBA watchdog has set an Oct. 7 deadline for it to come up with a refit plan.

  • For Pandav Nagar residents, 65-yr-old transgender is Swachh Bharat mascot

    In west Delhi’s Pandav Nagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission has an unlikely mascot in 65-year-old transgender Bijli Kinnar. The nondescript residential colony — a melange of DDA flats, JJ clusters and slums — had been battling a ‘garbage dump’ for over 25 years, said locals. Former BJP legislator R P Singh was the first person who thought Bijli could turn around the ‘state of affairs’.

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