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UP real estate: Tall buildings, taller criminals

LUCKNOW: Behind every tall building, there is a taller criminal and the bigger the building, the bigger the criminal, goes the popular Uttar Pradesh adage.

IT attaches property of Mayawati's brother, wife

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department said on Thursday it has attached a benami commercial plot in Noida worth Rs 400 crore belonging to BSP chief Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar and his wife ahead of by-elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Second-hand drinking as bad as second-hand smoke

NEW YORK: Just like second-hand smoking, society needs to combat the second-hand effects of drinking as millions of people are suffering alcohol's harm because of someone else's drinking, warn a study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Two-child norm for subsidies, government jobs urged

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday was moved for implementation of the national commission to review the working of the Constitution (NCRWC) proposal on population control and 'two-child norm' as a criteria for government jobs, aid and subsidies.

Uttarakhand Congress leader granted bail in robbery case

Uttarakhand Congress leader Anupam Sharma, who was arrested along with three policemen in an alleged case of robbery last month, has been granted bail by a court here, police said on Wednesday.

Proposed hike in property tax by NDMC peeves residents

Hundreds of residents of Golf Link Society, Jorbagh, Chanakyapuri and Babar Road are planning to knock the Supreme Courts door after they received a notice issued by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on March 28 for depositing a hefty sum as property tax as per the proposed amendment to the Assessment List for the year 2018-2019.

Sonia has Rs 60,000 in cash, over Rs 2.4 cr in shares

United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday filed her nomination from the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha Constituency.

Punjab Govt. should immediately withdraw unprecedented fee hike on stamp duty: Harpal Cheema

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has taken a serious note of the unprecedented hike in registration fee (Stamp duty) which has added an additional financial burden on the people, who were overburdened with a host of other tax liabilities. 

I challenge Modi, Shah for debate, says Pitroda

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhis close confidant Sam Pitroda, who is in the eye of a political storm after his alleged comment questioning the claims about the air strikes on terror camps in Pakistan, said on Saturday that he did not say anything disrespectful of jawans or the armed forces, terming the claims by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top functionaries of the government and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on his remarks as a blatant lie.

Choose GST rate for incomplete projects, builders told

NEW DELHI:  In a big relief to builders, the GST Council on Tuesday approved transition rules on new tax rates for residential property and offered an option to builders with under-construction buildings to shift to the new rates without input tax credit (ITC) or continue with the old rates with it.

GST council cuts tax on under-construction houses to 5%, industry responds with caution

NEW DELHI: In a big relief to the realty sector and homebuyers, the GST council on Sunday lowered tax on under-construction properties to 5 per cent from 12 per cent, and affordable housing projects to 1 per cent from 8 per cent. The council also made changes in the definition of the affordable housing.

Himachal CM launches seven citizen Centric Services

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched seven citizen centric services of Shimla Municipal Corporation developed by the Information Technology Department under e-District Project, which is an Integrated Portal for delivery of citizen services here today. The online services launched  are online billing, water bill payment, and property tax payment, application for water connection, application for sewerage connection, application for NOC of electricity, application for permission of canopy and application for dumping debris.

Haryana waives off interest on outstanding property tax in Municipalities

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister,  Kavita Jain has announced to waive off 100 per cent interest on one time settlement of outstanding property tax in municipalities from January 1, 2019 to February 28, 2019. A proposal to this effect has been approved by the Chief Minister,  Manohar Lal.

Punjab enhanced parole period of prisoners from 12 to 16 weeks in a year

CHANDIGARH: To mark the year-long celebrations of 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, the Punjab Cabinet has given the nod to amend Section 3 Sub Section 2 of the Punjab Good Conduct Prisoners (Temporary Release) Act, 1962 to increase the regular parole given to the prisoners with good conduct from the existing 3 weeks to 4 weeks, and total parole from 12 weeks to 16 weeks during a calendar year.

US slams harmful China trade policies, threatens auto tariffs

WASHINGTON: US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday slammed Beijing for failing to offer “meaningful reform” on aggressive trade policies that harm US workers and industry, and threatened tariffs on Chinese autos.

Captian Govt providing unentitled facilities to Pearl group head Bhangu who cheated lakhs of people in Punjab: Harpal Cheema

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday criticized Capt. Amarinder Singh govt. for providing VIP facilities to chit fund accused Pearl group head Nirmal Bhangu who was arrested for cheating 25 Lakh people of state of Rs. 10 thousnd crores. Party said that it is the mockery of people who had lost their hard earned money to Pannu.

China expected to expand budget deficit amid Trade war risks

BLOOMBEREG: China’s policy makers are expected to increase the budget deficit in the coming year, as a slowing economy and the downdraft from the trade war with the U.S. raise the need for a more active fiscal policy.

Tax probe against Trump confirmed

NEW YORK: The New York State Tax Department has confirmed it is investigating claims by the New York Times that US President Donald Trump helped his parents dodge millions of dollars in taxes.

US tariffs starting to have effect on global economy: Lagarde

WASHINGTON: (IANS) International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde, has said the current situation of protectionist policies unleashed by the US has begun to have an effect on the global economy, slowing its growth, according to IMF forecasts.

Trump's tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese goods kicks in

WASHINGTON: The ongoing trade war between the US and China has escalated after American President Donald Trump's administration's new 10 per cent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods kicked in on Monday, spanning thousands of products, including food seasonings, baseball gloves, network routers and industrial machinery parts.

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