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Taxpayers pay Rs 72,480 crore tax under Vivaad Se Vishwas scheme: Sources

Central public sector units (CPSEs) and other taxpayers have paid up tax of Rs 72,480 crore against the disputed demand under the Vivaad Se Vishwas...

Vista, secretariat approach Environment ministry for redevelopment approvals

New Delhi: While the new Parliament complex got environmental clearance in April this year and is getting ready for construction, an even larger project ––...

No use of coercive powers by tax officers in case of recoveries: CBDT

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has restricted the coercive or intrusive powers of tax officers in case of tax recoveries, with immediate effect....

PM Modi attacks rivals for opposing agri reforms, says middlemen powered their politics | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the opposition, saying those whose politics was powered by brokers and middlemen are spreading...

Dharmendra Pradhan slams Congress for spreading ‘false information’ about farm sector reforms

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday slammed the opposition Congress for spreading “false information” about agricultural reforms and said they have a “history of...

Labour codes to help workers become self-reliant in coming days: Santosh Gangwar

Labour minister Santosh Gangwar reiterated that the labour codes enacted by his government will help workers become self-reliant in coming days besides improving the ease...

Sonia Gandhi urges Congress chief ministers to pass laws to negate central farm acts

New Delhi: Hardening stand against the contentious farm Acts, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has urged party-run state governments to explore the possibility of passing laws...

Karnataka braces for shutdown on Monday by farmers

Bengaluru: Karnataka is bracing up for a day-long shutdown on Monday by thousands of farmers and others across the southern state in protest against the...

Temporary retention of GST compensation in the Consolidated Fund isn’t diversion: FinMin Sources

Temporary retention of goods and services tax (GST) compensation in the Consolidated Fund of India (CFI) pending reconciliation cannot be termed as diversion, finance ministry...

CAG pulls up former J&K govt on non-transparent expenditure

NEW DELHI: Non-transparent expenditure by the Jammu and Kashmir government “does not give a fair picture of its accounts”, said the Comptroller and Auditor General...

Congress: Farm Bills: Congress-ruled states explore legal options to circumvent implementation

New Delhi: Congress-ruled states are exploring legal options to circumvent implementation of the new farm legislation. Even as the Congress is planning nationwide protests against...

4th-shortest Rajya Sabha monsoon session ends 8 days ahead of schedule | India News

NEW DELHI: With over 30 members of Parliament and several more staffers testing positive for coronavirus, the monsoon session was curtailed on Wednesday with both...

Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha adjourned sine die; Monsoon Session concludes

New Delhi: Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday evening, bringing the Monsoon Session of Parliament to an end eight days ahead of schedule...

18 parties to explore united stir against farm, labour laws

New Delhi: After curtailment of a stormy monsoon session of Parliament, leaders of around 18 Opposition parties are likely to hold a virtual meeting soon...

Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal will quit Modi govt to protest farm bills: SAD president

New Delhi: In a setback to the Modi government, Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal announced in Lok Sabha on Thursday that Harsimrat Kaur...

China in illegal occupation of 38,000 sq km of Indian land: Rajnath Singh in Parliament

NEW DELHI: China is in illegal occupation of 38,000 square km of Indian land and it considers another 90,000 square km as its own, Union...

fertility: Centre introduced Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill in Lok Sabha to map the fertility industry

New Delhi: The Centre moved to standardise protocols of the growing fertility industry and introduced the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020, in Lok Sabha...

Maharashtra accounts for 20% of ₹39k-cr EPF withdrawals during 25 Mar-31 Aug

New Delhi: Employees provident fund (EPF) members withdrew ₹39,402.94 crore between March 25 and August 31, with Maharashtra accounting for one-fifth of these withdrawals, Parliament...

Harsh Vardhan: Early lockdown prevented 14-29 lakh Covid cases, up to 78,000 deaths in India: Harsh Vardhan

NEW DELHI: Early lockdown prevented 14 to 29 lakh Covid cases and up to 78,000 deaths in India, health minister Harsh Vardhan said in both...

Govt planning short duration discussion on India-China border dispute in monsoon session

NEW DELHI: The government is planning a short duration discussion on India-China border dispute in the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament. The government is planning...

President Pranab Mukherjee: The people’s Rashtrapati

By Thomas Mathew Pranab Mukherjee – or Pranab-da, as many of us fondly called him — was a man who made the long journey as...

With elections coming, Bihar plans big push to Ayushman Bharat Scheme

NEW DELHI: After being a laggard in implementing the Centre’s showpiece Ayushman Bharat (PM-JAY) medical insurance scheme over the past two years, Bihar has decided...

View: The contempt finding in the Prashant Bhushan case serves to reinforce the notion of ‘respect’

In the fairy tale about the emperor’s new clothes, when the child, who is too young and naïve to be afflicted by the pretence and...

Question hour: Monsoon Session: Government may drop Question Hour to conduct business in short time

New Delhi: As the government gears up for the Monsoon Session of Parliament in second week of September, it is mulling doing away with the...

Congress writes to Facebook CEO over alleged ‘bias’; demands probe into the conduct of India leadership team | India News

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, accusing Facebook India of “interfering” with the country’s electoral democracy, and demanded a...