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Dear Renault, why would I want to buy a car named Lodgy if I can help it?

Apr 21, 2015 at 12:33 | Source: FirstPost

Would you like to be called Stodgy? Can you promise not be upset if someone calls you Dodgy? Or be referred to as Podgy? Probably not, for these terms have semi-pejorative meanings.So why, in god's name, would I (or maybe you) want to buy a car - eve...

Ramco HCM grows 167% YoY and 63% QoQ; Gains major inroads into global markets

Apr 21, 2015 at 12:19 | Source: FirstPost

Ramco Systems; a global enterprise software company focusing on enterprise cloud platform, products and services, has announced the results for the fourth quarter and financial year ending 2014-15. For the quarter ended March 31, 2015 (Q4: 14-15), gl...

Mani Ratnam makes a sensational comeback with a young, cool 'O Kadhal Kanmani'

Apr 21, 2015 at 11:32 | Source: FirstPost

Mani Ratnam is back with a bang. His O Kadhal Kanmani, popularly known as OK Kanmani in Tamil and OK Bangaram in the dubbed Telugu version, has already been declared a runaway hit. The new film, tailor-made for multiplex audience, is an urban romanti...

Your Uber ride just got more expensive thanks to Jaitley's service tax diktat

Apr 21, 2015 at 09:22 | Source: FirstPost

Your taxi ride via web-based cab aggregators is going to become more expensive starting today after the operators decided to comply with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's proposed amendments to the Service Tax Rules during his Budget speech."All a...

New York Times wins Pulitzers for West Africa Ebola coverage| Reuters

Apr 21, 2015 at 04:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Times won two prestigious Pulitzer prizes on Monday for coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, described by the Pulitzer board as courageous and vivid journalism that engaged the public and held authorities a...

Rahul Gandhi's "Suit boot ki Modi sarkar" jibe stinks of hypocrisy

Apr 20, 2015 at 19:54 | Source: FirstPost

Rahul Gandhi, the Gandhi family scion and the vice-president of the Congress party, is back from his two month holiday (57 days to be exact). And if nothing else, he surely has discovered his political machismo during the period. Speaking in Lok Sabh...

Sensex, Nifty nosedive to over 3-week low on tax issue concerns

Apr 20, 2015 at 18:15 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: Aggressive selling by foreign funds on tax concerns bogged down markets today as the benchmark BSE Sensex plunged by more than 555 points to over three-week low of 27,886.21, while sharp fall in heavyweights like RIL, Infosys and weak global ...

Govt gets Rs 5,814 cr revenue from AAI in four years

Apr 20, 2015 at 17:50 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The government has received more than Rs 5,814 crore from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in the last four financial years, Lok Sabha was informed today.The amount has come by way of dividend, dividend tax, guarantee fees, interest o...

Tax worries rattle markets: Sensex slips 555 points, rupee at one-month low

Apr 20, 2015 at 16:54 | Source: FirstPost

Fresh fears over the impact of retrospective taxation rattled foreign investors and Indian markets on Monday, traders said, as stocks fell for a fourth consecutive day and the rupee hit its weakest in more than a month.The Sensex fell as much as 2.25...

Tax terrorism: Why did Jaitley let his babus take him for a ride with a new, flawed ITR form?

Apr 20, 2015 at 15:46 | Source: FirstPost

It does not speak well of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that a badly-designed income-tax return (ITR) form should have been scrapped only after it had done some political damage. Far from simplifying the filing of tax returns which has been the secu...

We are with you 100%: No longer disillusioned, corporates backs Modi govt's land bill

Apr 20, 2015 at 15:39 | Source: FirstPost

Even as the Land Acquisition Bill faces stiff opposition from various quarters, industry body CII has firmly backed the proposed legislation saying it is not "anti-farmer" and will facilitate the creation of rural infrastructure. In fact In...

We are with you 100%: No longer disillusioned, India Inc backs Modi govt's land bill

Apr 20, 2015 at 14:29 | Source: FirstPost

Even as the Land Acquisition Bill faces stiff opposition from various quarters, industry body CII has firmly backed the proposed legislation saying it is not "anti-farmer" and will facilitate the creation of rural infrastructure. In fact In...

Rs 3 cr in 30 seconds: Here's why I-T sleuths should slap a notice on BJP MP Poonam

Apr 20, 2015 at 07:32 | Source: FirstPost

It was indeed a money rain.Poonam Madam, the BJP MP from Jamnagar, Gujarat, managed to get a whopping Rs 3 crore in 30 seconds at a Bhagwat Katha function in Verawal where she danced for a few minutes.The MP has blithely explained it as donations mad...

India issues fresh tax notice to Vodafone - report| Reuters

Apr 19, 2015 at 13:15 | Source: FirstPost

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Tax authorities have issued a fresh notice to Vodafone Group Plc (VOD.L) seeking re-assessment of tax returns for assessment year 2009-2010, news channel ET Now reported on Saturday citing sources familiar with the development.The ...

Kisaan rally Live: Modi will snatch land to pay back his debts to industrialists, says Rahul

Apr 19, 2015 at 12:47 | Source: FirstPost

12.50 pm: Sonia Gandhi follows Rahul's speech up with fiery critique of ModiSonia Gandhi in a fiery, aggressive speech against Prime Minister Modi, reiterated pretty much all the points that Rahul made, but did so with much for force and passion. Fro...

Need to generate green technologies on war footing, says Jaitley

Apr 19, 2015 at 11:32 | Source: FirstPost

Washington:Asserting that India is preparedto play its part in combating the danger posed by climatechange, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the globalcommunity needs to develop greener technologies "on a warfooting"."India is pr...

Live: With Rahul set for a comeback, #KisaanVirodhiNarendraModi trends on Twitter

Apr 19, 2015 at 11:24 | Source: FirstPost

11.41 am: Rahul Gandhi leaves home, to meet Sonia Gandhi before reaching venueThe volume on ground at Ramlila Maidan and that in TV newsrooms are in the process of reaching a shrill peak, as the country waits for Rahul Gandhi to make his comeback spe...

Back to the roots? CPM to lead people's movements to bounce back

Apr 19, 2015 at 10:20 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Saturday has pledged to oppose the Modi governments anti-people, anti-farmer economic policies and mobilize the masses in a big way through mass struggles.It has been decided that the Left would st...

New Income Tax Return forms to be reviewed: Govt vows to make ITR application simpler

Apr 18, 2015 at 19:39 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi:Government on Saturday announced that new Income Tax Return (ITR) Forms that require disclosure of details regarding bank accounts and foreign trips undertaken by an individual will be reconsidered, a move that comes after criticism from ta...

Will tax terrorism reach your home? Jaitley wants to know where did you go last year

Apr 18, 2015 at 18:37 | Source: FirstPost

The NDA came to power promising, among other things, freedom from arbitrary tax demands, especially those appliedretrospectively. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has repeatedly promised an end to tax terrorism from many fora. One presumes these promise...

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