"As per past practice, all field offices of CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs) will remain open during the last weekend of the current financial year also March 30 and March 31, 2019, for assisting the taxpayers in all matters," CBIC said in an office memorandum.
Addressing a rally before filing his nomination papers for the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, Shah claimed that in Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people saw the leader they had been waiting for since the last 70 years.
Indian couple Prashant and Smita Basarur were stabbed by an immigrant near Munich. Unfortunately, Prashant has expired. Smita is stable. We are facilitating the travel of Prashant's brother to Germany, tweeted external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.
A return to the moon has been on the cards for the United States for some time now, but on Tuesday, vice president Mike Pence told Nasa to pick up the pace.
After a mixed start to their IPL season, Kings XI Punjab will aim to get their act together when they kick off their home campaign against slow starters Mumbai Indians at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday. Coming to the home team’s batting, the onus will be on veteran West Indies opener Chris Gayle to give the side a rollicking start.
US Strategic Command's Joint Force Space Component Command (JFSCC) said 250 pieces of debris associated with an Indian ASAT launch that occurred on Wednesday are being actively tracked.
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When Jeevajothi ‘escaped’ from the custody of Rajagopal’s men and lodged a kidnap complaint on January 31, 2001, she would not have dreamt that it would turn out to be one of such a sensational case. Love, deceit, black magic, crime and punishment – the Santhakumar murder case, which has ruined the lives of many people, has everything in full measure.
Scientists believe they now understand why. In a paper published on Thursday in ‘The British Journal of Anaesthesia’, researchers attributed Cameron’s virtually painfree life to a mutation in a previously unidentified gene. The hope, they say, is that the finding could eventually contribute to the development of a novel pain treatment.
Leaders criss-crossing the country for election rallies, fiery speeches, switching loyalties, alliances broken and forged... its all happening as campaigning for the 17th general elections hits a crescendo. Stay with TOI for all updates.
Although the BJP has made significant gains in bengal, it is yet to gain the mass base and organisational muscle to take on the TMC in many seats. It has eroded Left and Congress vote banks but is yet to make a dent in the Trinamool's ascending vote share, except in pockets. Bengal will vote in all seven phases.
India and US on Friday underlined the need for Pakistan to take meaningful, irreversible and verifiable action against terrorists and terror groups operating from its soil. A joint statement said the two sides discussed counter-terrorism cooperation between them and resolved to continue close coordination on this important element of bilateral relationship.
Lack of quality jobs and increasing wage disparity are key markers of inequality in the Indian labour market, Oxfam India's latest report, 'Mind The Gap - State of Employment in India', has said. Pointing to a decline in rural jobs, the report also says regressive social norms continue to hamper women's participation in the workforce.
Expressing confidence that BJP will improve on its 2014 Lok Sabha performance, PM Narendra Modi said on Friday that the "first family" of Congress will never return to power even as he accused the party of rampant corruption and non-performance when it held office for decades.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi indicated he is open to contesting a second seat, possibly Wayanad in Kerala, and said a decision is to be taken soon. He said there is nothing unusual about contesting two seats and cited PM Narendra Modi running from Varanasi and Vadodara in 2014.
The Election Commission told the Supreme Court on Friday that counting VVPAT slips of 50 per cent EVMs, as demanded by 21 non-NDA political parties, could delay declaration of results of the general elections by six days with no gain to the existing 99.99 per cent voter confidence in the voting machines.
At the bail hearing of fugitive Nirav Modi, his lawyer Clare Montgomery QC had put forward a bail security offer of up to £1 million. However, the UK judge refused to accept and said, "He was attempting to become a citizen of Vanuatu and that is some way away for someone trying to run businesses, which may indicate he has interest to move away from India at this important time".
A UK judge refused fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi's second application for bail in a London court on Friday after hearing the Indian government's arguments that he had threatened to kill a witness, had destroyed evidence and even tried to buy citizenship in the remote south Pacific island chain of Vanuatu, near Fiji - though his application was declined.
Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi on Friday failed in his second attempt to get bail in his extradition case at Westminster Magistrates' Court here despite his defence team vehemently trying to establish his close ties to the UK, including having to care for a pet dog.
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Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap raised hopes of an Indian win after progressing to the men's singles semifinals at $350,000 India Open on Friday.
Cricketing greats backed Virat Kohli after he slammed a "ridiculous" no-ball error which condemned his RCB side to defeat against the Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Hosts Bangalore needed seven to win Thursday's match off the final delivery when Mumbai's Lasith Malinga bowled a dot ball - but replays suggested the paceman had overstepped the line.
Bollywood actor Urmila Matondkar, who joined the Congress this week, is the latest Bollywood figure fielded by the party from the Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency, a BJP stronghold. Matondkar is pitted against BJP MP Gopal Shetty, who defeated former Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam in the 2014 Lok Sabha poll.
To be or not to be a chowkidar has never been such a politically loaded question as it is now in India’s poll season with the opposition pushing for a change of guard and the PM and his Cabinet prefixing ‘chowkidar’ to their handles on social media, triggering the rise of a legion of ‘chowkidars’ on twitter.
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said China's One Belt One Road initiative gives "non-economic offer.. knowing that (they) can foreclose on nation shortly, so predatory lending practices, that's not straight and we are working diligently to make sure everyone in the world understands that threat," he said. India too advised caution, specially the neighbouring countries.
PM said the NDA government wouldn't have been able to do any development work in the country without the support of the people. Referring to Mission Shakti, he said the government has taken measures to set up a 'chowkidar' (watchman) in space.
"Terrorists are going to be more creative in finding ways to violate the rule book, also the unfortunate reality is the states which are apologists will continue to provide alibis to justify their actions and inactions as was done by a serial offender earlier today," India's permanent representative at the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin said.
Offie Harbhajan Singh talks about his career changing 15-wicket haul at Chepauk against Australia that gave India one of their most memorable Test series wins ever.
An angry Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli came down heavily on ICC Elite Panel Umpire S Ravi after the final delivery of the match bowled by Mumbai Indians' Lasith Malinga turned out to be a 'no-ball', which was not awarded to the losing team.
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In a rare admission, the Madras high court has said even the judiciary is not exempt from the clutches of corruption and that corrupt judicial officers and public servants should be declared anti-nationals.
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has this year chosen not to make any revisions to TP motor insurance. The regulator fixes rates only for third party motor cover and allows insurers to set their own rates for owned-damage and personal accident.
For Akhilesh, who is contesting from Azamgarh, it's a maiden foray into the region, which accounts for 35 Lok Sabha seats. BJP dominated the region in both the 2014 Lok Sabha election and the 2017 assembly polls. In 2014, it won 32 of the 35 Lok Sabha seats here.
Abdullah Khan (21) may have failed to crack the entrance for IITs, but he has bagged an offer that many IITians would envy. Early this week, Khan landed a job at Google's London office, for a package of Rs 1.2 crore. Khan, who is doing his final year BE (computer science), will join Google's site reliability engineering team in September.
This is the first time the central bank has made an official statement on WhatsApp’s payments business and compliance with data localisation. WhatsApp, which is owned by social networking giant Facebook, has now been operating its payments business — WhatsApp Pay — in beta-mode for a year, restricted to one million users.
Seven months after the Supreme Court ordered a forensic audit of Amrapali group to track misuse of homebuyers' money, the final report said illegal diversion of over Rs 3,000 crore led to the financial collapse of the group, leaving thousands of investors stranded.
Expressing disappointment at Pakistan effectively rejecting India's dossier on Jaish-e-Muhammed's complicity in the Pulwama terror attack, the government on Thursday said Islamabad regrettably continued to be in denial as it even refused to acknowledge Pulwama as a terror attack.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on the opposition by saying that 'if Congress is removed, poverty will disappear.' He also referred to the success of 'Mission Shakti', saying, "It is this chowkidar's government that had the courage to conduct surgical strikes on land, in air as well as in space."
The US and China are engaged in a bitter showdown at the UN over Jaish-e-Muhammed chief Masood Azhar, with Beijing accusing Washington of "forcefully moving" a resolution in the Security Council which is intended to compel China to make public its reasons for stalling efforts to tag him as a "global terrorist".
An umpiring howler off the last deliver cost Royal Challengers Bangalore dearly as Mumbai Indians pipped the hosts by six runs largely due to Jasprit Bumrah's brilliant spell at the death in an IPL encounter on Thursday.
Expat pilots cost nearly twice as much as their Indian counterparts as they have to be given accommodation and flight tickets to their home country every few weeks. Since Jet is now operating 35 of its once-upon-a-time fleet of 124 planes, the lender-led management has begun cutting this extra cost.
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli became the second batsman to complete 5000 runs in the history of the Indian Premier League. Kohli got to the milestone in the match seven of the IPL 2019 against Mumbai Indians.
India on Thursday expressed disappointment at Pakistan’s response to the detailed dossier on the Jaish-e-Mohammed’s complicity in the cross-border terror attack in Pulwama and the presence of Jaish terror camps and its leadership in Pakistan. Regrettably, Pakistan continues to be in denial and even refuses to acknowledge Pulwama as a terror attack, it added.
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The Congress is blinded by its "anti Modi approach" and has stopped thinking in the nation's interest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday, raising issues of national security and terrorism and questioning the party's statements following the Balakot strike.
In a surprise move, RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav on Thursday resigned as the chief of the party's student wing. "I am resigning as chief of the RJD's student wing. Innocent are those who think I am innocent," tweeted Tej Pratap Yadav, a former Bihar minister.
The US on Thursday moved a draft resolution in the UN Security Council to blacklist the Pakistan-based terror group's chief Masood Azhar. The US move, supported by France and the UK, may put China in a tight spot. The move by the US could mean China having to explain its block in public, instead of silently using its veto power.
The opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar on Thursday appeared to be heading towards a crisis, with a number of Congress leaders claiming the party was "not getting a fair deal" in seat-sharing arrangement and urged the high command to step in before it was too late.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the 'Nyay' scheme will remonetise what Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetised and asserted that his party's anti-poverty programme has thrown the BJP into total disarray.
'Sarab' comes from 'sa' of Samajwadi Party, 'ra' of Rashtriya Lok Dal and 'b' of Bahujan Samaj Party, explained the PM coining the acronym. Congress called the comparison inappropriate, abusive and against political ethics
The US, supported by France and the UK, has moved a draft resolution in UN Security Council to blacklist the JeM chief, two weeks after China put a hold on a proposal to list Masood Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the Council. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman told a media briefing that Washington move only complicates the issue.
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The contest is between a "a decisive government and an indecisive past", Modi said in his address to a rally in this western Uttar Pradesh town a day after announcing that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite.