• 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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  • Amit Shah bats for development in Bihar, says 'Nitish betrayed BJP'

    Muzzafarpur, Oct.4 (ANI): Expressing confidence of forming the next government in Bihar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah today alleged that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar betrayed the trust of his party for his political ambition. "Everyone remembers the 15 years of Lalu's 'jungle raj.' That time, the Bharatiya Janata Party took the responsibility to stop Lalu.

  • 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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  • 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.

    The Indian Express
  • 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.

    The Indian Express
  • ‘ 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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  • 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.

    The Indian Express
  • India vs South Africa 2015 1st T20I at Dharamsala: Stats highlights

    The first Twenty20 International (T20I) century scored in India, a target of 200 chased successfully and JP Duminy’s heroic finish. Bharath Seervi presents the statistical highlights of the first T20I match played between India and South Africa at at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. It was a batsmen’s show in the inaugural match of a 72-day tour of South Africa to India. The first of three T20I matches was played at Dharamsala, where the winner was decided only in the final over where almost 400 runs scored in nearly 40 overs.

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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 ...

  • 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).

    The Indian Express
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

    The Indian Express
  • Lightning, thunderstorm claim 28 lives in Maharashtra

    Mumbai, Oct. 4 (ANI): At least 26 people were killed in different incidents of lightning and thunderstorm across Maharashtra in the past 24 hours. Heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning have been lashing various parts of the state for the past three days. At least 13 people were killed when struck by lightning in the Marathwada region, while lightning claimed eight lives in Vidarbha - including four in Nagpur district, three in Yavatmal and one in Wardha district.

  • 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.

    The Indian Express
  • 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
  • Bhajji to tie the knot with Geeta on Oct 29

    SPINNER Harbhajan Singh is set to tie the knot with longtime girlfriend and actor Geeta Basra on October 29 near Jalandhar in Punjab. Sources told M AIL T ODAY that the family has booked Hotel Club Cabana on Phagwara Road, located about 20 km away from the spinner’s hometown Jalandhar. Geeta’s family members will fly from London to India to solemnise the wedding, which will be a five- day event, including all ceremonies.

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  • Swachh Bharat: The progress so far

    As the Swachh Bharat Mission launched by the Centre completes one year, the government has intensified its efforts to propel people into action for cleanliness. The areas covered include agricultural and grain markets, religious and tourism places, educational institutions, resident welfare associations, under passes and flyovers, cantonment boards, water bodies and recreation places, hospitals, old cities and government offices.

    The Indian Express