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Government to provide simple tax regime, easier norms for start-ups: Nirmala Sitharaman

NEW DELHI(PTI): Transparent tax regime, easier registration norms and simple exit policy will be provided to give a boost to start-ups, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has already spoken in different contexts about simplifying taxation and initiatives are already in place, she said. “Government is working towards […]

No agitation will be required for Ram temple till Modi heads govt: Pravin Togadia

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Lucknow : No agitation will be required for building Ram temple in Ayodhya since Narendra Modi is heading the government at the centre and he will ensure the construction by enacting a law, according to VHP president Pravin Togadia. “Till there is a government of ‘Bhai Narendra in Delhi, there will not be any talk […]

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Modi Govt hikes excise duty on petrol, diesel to garner Rs 3700 crore

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Government on Friday hiked excise duty on petrol by Rs 0.75 per litre and by Rs 2 a litre on diesel, the second increase in duties in less than two weeks, to mop up over Rs 3,700 crore in additional revenue. The excise duty hike took away most of the gain which should […]

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Ghulam Ali performs in Kerala amid Shiv Sena protests

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Protests by Shiv Sena activists notwithstanding, Pakistani ghazal legend Ghulam Ali on Friday enthralled music buffs here as he belted out his popular numbers before a packed house. The 75-year-old maestro, who is in on his maiden visit to the ‘God’s Own Country,’ mesmerised the audience at the Nishagandhi Auditorium in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday evening. […]

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Supreme Court to wait for Modi government’s stand on euthanasia

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will await the government’s stand in its endeavour to examine a plea to legalise passive euthanasia by means of withdrawal of life support system to terminally-ill patients. “Is the government making its stand clear in a reasonable time,” a five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Justice A […]

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Surprised to see Modi govt’s credibility ‘erode quickly’: Rahul Gandhi

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Mumbai(PTI): Rahul Gandhi on Friday took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming the credibility of his government has “eroded” and said he was surprised how this happened “very quickly”. “It takes two-three-four years for the credibility of a government to decline but I am surprised the BJP government’s credibility has eroded very quickly,” the Congress […]

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Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh to take lie detector test next week – MHA

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NEW DELHI: Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh to undergo lie detector test next week in connection with Pathankot terror probe, the Ministry of Home Affairs said. The SP-rank officer of Punjab Police Salwinder Singh was quizzed for the fourth day on Thursday by NIA whose interrogators also questioned his cook and the caretaker of ‘Panj […]

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Time to teach Aamir Khan a lesson, will do ‘Dangal me Mangal’: BJP

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New Delhi: The BJP, it seems, is not going forgive Aamir Khan for his comments made on intolerance a few months back as party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has hinted teaching a lesson to the actor during the release of his upcoming film Dangal. A day after BJP leader Ram Madhav advised Aamir Khan to […]

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Start Up India is the first step to realising dream of ‘poorna swaraj’

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Mumbai,BHAIRAVI JANI : On January 16, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil his plans for the ‘Start Up India’ programme. The programme promises to create a never-seen-before dynamic and enabling ecosystem for entrepreneurship in India. If reports in the media are to be believed, there were one lakh plus requests for invites to the […]

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DDCA corruption row: ‘God is with us’, Kejriwal tells Modi

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Delhi: In an indirect attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Friday that he had information from sources in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) that the next raids would be conducted on the offices of his colleagues Manish Sisodia (Deputy Chief Minister) and Satyendra Jain (Health Minister). The CBI had […]

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