Tax payers can now e-verify ITRs using bank, demat a/c details

NEW DELHI: In a bid make e-verification of tax returns simpler, the Income-Tax Departmenthas included bank account and demat account details among the modes that can be used to generate code to e-verify ITRs. Currently an Income-Tax Return or ITR can be e-verified by using internet banking, email or an Aadhaar number-generated One Time Password […]

High-level panel to probe Pakistan’s Bacha Khan varsity attack

Peshawar: Pakistan on Friday decided to form a high-level committee to investigate security arrangements made on the day of the deadly terror attack on Bacha Khan University in which 21 people, mostly students, were killed. The probe committee will identify elements responsible for any negligence in security of the university and was directed to submit […]

EPFO may pay 9% interest on PF deposits

NEW DELHI: Retirement fund body EPFO may provide 9 per cent interest on PF deposits for this fiscal, which is higher compared to 8.75 per cent provided in previous two fiscals to its over five crore subscribers. “The income projection of Rs 34,844.42 crore for the current fiscal is expected to be revised upward. Thus […]

Japan will lift Iran sanctions following nuclear deal

Tokyo: The Japanese Cabinet approved today the lifting of sanctions on Iran, following the recent completion of a landmark deal to try to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. The widely expected move will allow Japanese companies to pursue investment in Iran’s oil and gas industry. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that the […]

Over 20 killed as Somali forces end siege of restaurant

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s security forces ended a deadly siege of a beachfront restaurant in the capital, with more than 20 people killed in the attack, a police official said Friday. The security forces took control of the restaurant just before dawn, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein, speaking from the scene of the attack in Mogadishu. It was […]

Driver of taxi hired from Pathankot found dead; alert issued

New Delhi: Delhi Police today issued an alert after the driver of a taxi hired by three unidentified persons from Pathankot was found dead in Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, in the aftermath of the airbase attack. The taxi driver, identified as Vijay Kumar, a resident of Gaggal village in Kangra district, was found dead […]

Youth who joined LeT held from south Kashmir

Srinagar: 17-year-old Aquib Bashir, who had allegedly joined Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), has been arrested from Shopian district in south Kashmir. Acting on a tip-off, a joint party of army and police from Khuadpora area of Shopian arrested Aquib last night, a police official said today. One AK rifle, one magazine and 30 rounds were recovered from […]

Around 130 paper mills in north India suspend operation

Muzaffarnagar: Owners of around 130 paper mills in north India have suspended operation for five days citing rise in price of raw materials. The paper mills have suspended production for five days since yesterday, President of Northern India Paper Mill Association, Pankaj Aggarwal said today. A decision in this regard was taken last evening during […]

Punjab, Haryana under grip of severe cold conditions

Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana today remained under the grip of severe cold conditions while dense fog affected normal life in most parts of the two states. With minimum temperatures dropping several notches below normal, the foggy weather disrupted air, rail and road traffic in Punjab and Haryana. Narnaul was the coldest place in both states, […]