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Govt asks tax cheats to come clean by March, releases mail id for black money tip-offs

Govt asks tax cheats to come clean by March, releases mail id for black money tip-offs

» New tax disclosure scheme to open tomorrow, close on March 31, 2017; disclosures to attract 50 percent tax and penalty: Revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia » Declarations under new black money disclosure scheme to be kept confidential, info not to be used for prosecution: Adhia …

Actress, husband arrested in Real estate fraud case

Actress, husband arrested in Real estate fraud case

Malayalam actor Dhanya Mary Varghese was Thursday arrested along with her husband and brother­in­law in connection with a Rs 130 crore cheating case by a company promoted by her husband’s family, police said. The actor, along with her husband John Jacob, managing director of the …

Oommen Chandy used to speak to Saritha using my phone: Salim Raj’s big charge

Oommen Chandy used to speak to Saritha using my phone: Salim Raj’s big charge

Salim Raj, who had served as former chief minister Oommen Chandy’s gunman, has alleged that the latter had communicated with solar scam accused Saritha S. Nair using his phone on multiple occasions. Salim said a total of 416 phone calls were made between him and …

HC orders JNU search by sniffer dogs to find missing student

HC orders JNU search by sniffer dogs to find missing student

Concerned over continued disappearance of a JNU student for nearly two months, Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the police to “scan” the entire campus, including hostels, classrooms and rooftops, of the varsity by using sniffer dogs. A bench of justices G.S. Sistani and Vinod Goel …

Paytm partners with NHAI to enable cashless payments at toll plazas

Paytm partners with NHAI to enable cashless payments at toll plazas

Digital payments platform Paytm has announced partnership with major NHAI toll concessionaries like Reliance Infra, Sadhbav, IRB, MEP, L&T and GMR to enable cashless payments at all state, national and city toll plazas. With the partnership, commuters across the country can now pay their toll …

I-T seizes Rs 2.25 cr new notes from flat guarded by 2 dogs, old woman

I-T seizes Rs 2.25 cr new notes from flat guarded by 2 dogs, old woman

In yet another startling catch, the Income Tax Department Wednesday seized a total of Rs 3.57 crore cash, with Rs 2.93 crore in new notes, from Karnataka and Goa with a huge stash being recovered from a flat here which was guarded by two ferocious …

AgustaWestland scam: Delhi court extends S P Tyagi’s CBI custody by 3 days

AgustaWestland scam: Delhi court extends S P Tyagi’s CBI custody by 3 days

A court here Wednesday extended for three more days, till December 17, the CBI custody of former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief S.P. Tyagi, who was arrested in the AgustaWestland chopper deal case. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special judge Arvind Kumar allowed the probe …

BTech examination disrupted following students’ protest

BTech examination disrupted following students’ protest

The B.Tech first and third semester examinations in Kerala scheduled from Wednesday (15­12­ 2016) have been postponed to a date after Christmas vacation. The revised schedule will be announced later, authorities concerned said. The exams were postponed after students organizations disrupted examinations at 16 centers …

Kerala international film fest: Six arrested, let off for not standing during national anthem

Kerala international film fest: Six arrested, let off for not standing during national anthem

Six people were held by the police for allegedly disrespecting National Anthem at the IFFK screenings. The arrest follows a complaint filed by Yuva Morcha demanding action against those who have shown disrespect to the anthem ahead of the screenings. The arrested include a woman, …

Pinarayi Vijayan  inaugurates Kochi Biennale, says lack of permanent venue a challenge

Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurates Kochi Biennale, says lack of permanent venue a challenge

Heralding the arrival of the days of renewing Kerala’s visual sensibilities, the third edition of the Kochi­Muziris Biennale opened here at a splendid event on Monday evening. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the 108­day event at a function held at Parade Ground in Fort Kochi. …

If we release data, it will create ‘chaos’ in India: Hacker group Legion

If we release data, it will create ‘chaos’ in India: Hacker group Legion

The hacker group ‘Legion’ that broke into the Twitter accounts of the Congress party, its vice president Rahul Gandhi, controversial liquor baron Vijay Mallya and now TV journalists Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar has finally come out in the open. In an interview with The …

Dalit girl dies two days after she was picked up by Calicut police

Dalit girl dies two days after she was picked up by Calicut police

A dalit girl, who was picked by the police along with her colleague while they were learning to drive a scooter here, died two days later after she reportedly consumed poison. The deceased, Athira (19), had been working as an X­ray technician in a private …

Demonetisation is biggest attack on poor: Kerala CM Vijayan

Demonetisation is biggest attack on poor: Kerala CM Vijayan

Terming demonetization as the biggest attack on poor, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said it is ‘dangerous than emergency’ and will increase the divide between rich and poor. “I have never seen such a big attack on poor as the one which took place recently …

Pranab Mukherjee  backing Modi’s maladministration, says angry MM Mani

Pranab Mukherjee backing Modi’s maladministration, says angry MM Mani

Kerala electricity minister M.M. Mani has alleged that president Pranab Mukherjee is backing the maladministration by prime minister Narendra Modi over the demonetization. Annoyed by Mukherjee’s request to MPs to do their duties to ensure that the Parliament functions smoothly, Mani said it is unfortunate …

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj undergoes successful kidney transplant at AIIMS

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj undergoes successful kidney transplant at AIIMS

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj Saturday underwent a successful kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. According to the sources, the transplant procedure began at 8.30 am and ended around 2.30 pm. “The surgery got over around 2.30 p.m and …