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Parliament should function through debate, not disruption: President Mukherjee

KOLKATA(PTI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said Parliament should function through debate, dissent and decision and not disruption. “There are three D’s through which Parliament functions. These are debate, dissent and decision,” Mukherjee said while delivering the keynote address in memory of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru at Calcutta University Centenary Hall here. “I never […]

Vandals attack Facebook Germany HQ with rocks, paint

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A group of 15 to 20 people damaged the Germany headquarters of US social media giant Facebook and daubed the message “Facebook Dislike” on its walls, police said on Sunday. The black-clad, masked vandals hurled rocks, paint and smoke bombs at the building, damaging its walls, front door and windows, in the northern port city […]

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Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar wins gold at National Shooting Championship

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Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar shot his way to the men’s 25-metre centre fire pistol gold medal on day 12 of the 59th National Shooting Championship in New Delhi on Sunday. Vijay, who has not yet secured a quota for the upcoming Rio Olympics, is trying to get back to his best after being laid low […]

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Vasundhara Raje should face CBI inquiry over graft charges: Ashok Gehlot

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JAIPUR(PTI): Hitting out at Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje on the second anniversary of BJP government in the state, Congress leader Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said that she should step down from her post and face a CBI inquiry over the corruption charges levelled against her. The former Chief Minister also appealed to Prime Minister […]

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Gambia president declares country an ‘Islamic state’

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Banjul: President Yahya Jammeh has declared the Gambia “an Islamic state”, but stressed that the rights of the Christian minority in the small west African country would be respected and that women would not be held to a dress code. The announcement came as the president addressed supporters in the coastal town of Brufut on […]

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Raised issue of ‘plight of minorities’ in India with Modi, claims Imran Khan

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NEW DELHI: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Sunday said he had raised with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the “plight of minorities in India” during his recent visit besides touching upon the Kashmir issue and cricket. The 63-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief said the impact of the ‘plight’ was also felt in Pakistan, stressing that the Indian leadership […]

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BJP, RSS conspired to not allow Rahul Gandhi to enter Barpeta ​Satra: Tarun Gogoi

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Guwahati(PTI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday alleged that BJP and RSS had conspired to not allow Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi to enter Barpeta Satra during his visit to the state. “They (BJP and RSS) had stationed a few women at the gate (to stop Gandhi) of the Satra yesterday,” he told newsmen here. […]

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Jaya Urges PM to Postpone Civil Service Examinations

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CHENNAI: Stating that students from the state taking up civil service examinations were affected by heavy rains and floods, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to postpone the examinations by two months for “adequate preparations” for them. “I understand that Union Public Services Commission proposes to conduct Civil Services […]

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My Muslim friends don’t support my immigration ban: Donald Trump

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Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said his Muslim friends are “so happy” he is discussing the issue of Islamic fundamentalism — but they do not support his proposal to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S., he acknowledged. “I have many friends that are Muslims, and I will tell you, they are so happy that I did this […]

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Income Tax Relief: Court Appeal by Authorities Only for Rs 10 Lakh and Above

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New Delhi: In order to cut down on frivolous litigation and taxpayers’ grievances, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), which formulates policies for the Income Tax Department, has issued fresh directions revising the monetary threshold for the taxman to appeal at two important legal forums – ITAT (Income Tax Appellate Tribunal) and High Court. […]

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