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Will make city green and clean: TMC promises in manifesto for KMC polls

Mar 30, 2015 at 19:16 | Source: FirstPost

Kolkata: Ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday released its manifesto for the forthcoming crucial elections to the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) promising to make the city "Green and Clean"."We will make it (the city) gree...

UK: Campaigning begins for most unpredictable election in years

Mar 30, 2015 at 17:51 | Source: FirstPost

London: British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a farewell visit to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, the first day of formal campaigning for the most unpredictable UK election in decades.The royal audience possibly Cameron's last as prime minister c...

AAP-BJP standoff on Delhi municipalities is a symptom of a much larger problem

Mar 30, 2015 at 10:37 | Source: FirstPost

It would be tempting to see the garbage-dumping protest by sanitation workers of the East Delhi municipal corporation over not being paid their salaries as just a manifestation of the confrontation between Delhis Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and ...

The politics of fiscal federalism: Rs 1,85,000 cr bonanza to states shouldn't result in regional cronyism

Mar 29, 2015 at 10:27 | Source: FirstPost

The NDA government has sought to fundamentally alter the Centre-State funding patterns as part of its idea of "cooperative federalism" which is so close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's heart. For instance Central assistance for critical d...

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao is highest tax-payer in Philippines

Mar 28, 2015 at 14:46 | Source: FirstPost

Manila: Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday.A list of top individual tax-payers f...

DK Ravi's WhatsApp messages show unrequited love, but no 'clean chit' for Karnataka govt

Mar 27, 2015 at 15:34 | Source: FirstPost

Did IAS officer DK Ravi commit suicide after all?Amid uproar over his mysterious death, which opposition parties have alleged isnot an open and shut case of suicide as claimedby the police, new information indicates that he may have taken his own lif...

DK Ravi's WhatsApp messages reveal unrequited love, but no 'clean chit' for Karnataka govt

Mar 27, 2015 at 12:50 | Source: FirstPost

Did IAS officer DK Ravi commit suicide after all?Amid uproar over his mysterious death, which opposition parties have alleged isnot an open and shut case of suicide as claimedby the police, new information indicates that he may have taken his own lif...

Uncle Sam may be indirectly funding religious conversion in India

Mar 27, 2015 at 11:18 | Source: FirstPost

By Rupa SubramanyaAre church and state really separate in the United States? And how does that affect US foreign relations with countries such as India?An unsettled and ongoing debate in the area of foreign development assistance concerns the extensi...

Not a single case or raid in Goa since ban on public drinking

Mar 27, 2015 at 10:50 | Source: FirstPost

Panaji:In the last 11 months since drinking in public places was banned in Goa, often referred to as the country's nightlife and party capital, not a single case has been booked for downing alcohol publicly.Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told ...

Before close election, UK's Cameron says got some things wrong, but got economy right

Mar 27, 2015 at 04:46 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday conceded he'd made mistakes during his five years in power during a special pre-election interview, but implored voters to give him a second term to finish the job of rebuilding the ...

Premier League makes a profit as cash from TV deals rolls in

Mar 26, 2015 at 12:29 | Source: FirstPost

English Premier League's clubs have recorded the first combined pre-tax profit for 15 years thanks to the soaring value of television deals and a slowdown in players' salaries.While on-field performances of England's top teams against Europe's elite ...

Palestinian teen dies of injuries in Israeli clash - hospital

Mar 25, 2015 at 23:16 | Source: FirstPost

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian teenager died on Wednesday of a gunshot wound sustained a week ago during a confrontation with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, hospital officials said.The officials at Ramallah Hospital said Ali...

Jaitley promises to step up public funding to boost infrastructure

Mar 25, 2015 at 20:53 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Concerned over slow growth of manufacturing sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today promised to step up public spending on infrastructure, ease entry barriers for overseas investors and push Goods and Services Tax (GST) to boost econom...

Indian-American doctor gets 9-months jail for bribery in US

Mar 25, 2015 at 08:22 | Source: FirstPost

Washington:An Indian-American doctor hasbeen sentenced to nine-months in jail for taking kickbacks fordiagnostic testing referrals of his patients and failing tofile tax returns on USD 1 million of income over a three-yearperiod.Yash Khanna, 72, of L...

AAP blames Centre for Rs 4500 crore financial deficit in Delhi

Mar 25, 2015 at 07:31 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The AAP government on Tuesday said that Delhi has a deficit of Rs 4,500 crore in the Financial Year 2014-15, and held the Centre responsible for the city's poor economic condition.Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said this while presen...

Brazil's leader committed to austerity with social focus

Mar 25, 2015 at 04:31 | Source: FirstPost

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Tuesday her government is firmly committed to fiscal adjustment but will not sacrifice social programs to balance its overdrawn public accounts."The government knows that the adjust...

Automakers race to double the driving range of affordable electric cars

Mar 25, 2015 at 04:30 | Source: FirstPost

DETROIT (Reuters) - Global automakers are readying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of todays Nissan Leaf, betting that technical breakthroughs by big battery suppliers such as LG Chem Ltd (051910....

I-T department to send OTP, include Aadhaar to ease taxpayer e-filing

Mar 24, 2015 at 20:45 | Source: FirstPost

Bangalore: Taxpayers will soon get relief from sending a paper acknowledgement of their e-filed return as Income Tax department is set to introduce a new customer verification system for the task by sending One Time Passwords, validating net banking ...

Cairn Energy seeks compensation from India on tax demand

Mar 24, 2015 at 19:21 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Cairn Energy of UK is seeking compensation from the Indian government for the loss in value it suffered due to an "unfair and arbitrary" Rs 10,247 crore tax demand raised using a retrospective tax law.Using the UK-India Investmen...

Wait, what? Rs 1,130 cheque issued by Income Tax department bounces

Mar 24, 2015 at 16:18 | Source: FirstPost

Sunita Pathak, a resident of Colaba, did not think much when the cheque issued by the Income Tax department was returned to her from the bank.According to this article in Mumbai Mirror, a cheque for Rs 1,130 towards tax refund was issued by the Incom...

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