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The flood situation in Bihar and West Bengal continues to be grim as waters from the overflowing rivers in Nepal sweep south, while there has been a slight improvement in Assam.
Nearly one crore people have been affected by the floods in Bihar that have claimed 119 lives so far, an official said on Friday. The Bihar disaster management department official said over 98 lakh people in 1,532 panchayats under 139 blocks in 16 districts have been hit with thousands of huts washed away, buildings and roads damaged and standing crops worth crores submerged.
The drawn-out negotiations between rival factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK party may finally today produce a merger that has been in the works for months.
An announcement of the camps led by Chief Minister E Palaniswami or EPS and his predecessor O Panneerselvam or OPS merging may take place at noon, sources say.
The Bollywood's and Hollywood's desi girl, Priyanka Chopra, is once again trolled on social media over her choice of wardrobe. Earlier too the actress had faced criticism from the people over her clothes. This time, it took another turn when she came under the limelight for wearing a tricolor scarf which was understood to be a national flag.
It all started when the actress posted a boomerang video on Instagram, in which she can be seen swirling her tricolor dupatta. She even took this post to the Twitter with the caption, "Independence Day #Vibes #MyHeartBelongsToIndia #happyindependencedayindia #jaihind". It is after this that the vicious lot lurking on the internet once again found a reason to troll her.
The government on Thursday gave some relief to taxpayers availing of transitional input tax credit under the GST (Goods and Services Tax) regime by giving them an extra week till 28 August to file tax returns.
Businesses under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) set up have to file their first return, GSTR 3B, for July on the portal of GST Network -- the IT infrastructure provider for the new indirect tax regime -- by 20 August. The return filing had commenced on 5 August.
The finance ministry offered some relaxation to those businesses that claim transitional input tax credit. These entities will have to deposit taxes on the basis of self-assessment by 20 August, but they will have one more week till 28 August to file their returns. Those taxpayers that do not claim any transitional input tax credit will have to necessarily pay tax and file return in Form 3B before the due date of 20 August, the ministry said.
An inquiry report submitted by Gorakhpur District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela into the BRD Medical hospital tragedy, in which over 70 people have died so far, has found the company supplying oxygen guilty of laxity.
The district magistrate's report has blamed R.K. Mishra, principal of oxygen supplying firm Pushpa Sales, and the Anaesthesia department's Dr Satish for the deaths. They were entrusted with the task of overseeing the supply of oxygen.
Kamal Haasan appeared to move a step closer to taking the political plunge when the acclaimed actor-director on Tuesday escalated his attack on Tamil Nadu government. The award winning actor-director, who had earlier targetted state minsters, asked why nobody was demanding that Chief Minister EP Palaniswami quit.
"If one state's Chief Minister should resign for a mishap and corruption under his government, how come no party calls for resignation in TN (Tamil Nadu). Enough crimes done," Mr Haasan tweeted in his Independence Day message.
University of Edinburgh researchers on Monday announced the discovery of 91 previously unknown volcanoes under west Antarctica. They do not sound nearly as alarmed as, say, Quartz, which called the possibilities terrifying.
“By themselves the volcanoes wouldn't be likely to cause the entire ice sheet to melt,” said lead researcher Max Van Wyk de Vries, whose team published the study in the Geological Society in late May. But if the glacier is already melting because of global warming, he said, “if we start reducing significant quantities of ice … you can more or less say that it triggers an eruption.”
Doklam stand-off: China rejects reports of 'compromise'; Indian Army says no evacuation at border newsreporter.in
Though India and China continue to militarily reinforce their positions in the wake of an ongoing stand-off over Doklam region, Indian Army has denied ordering the evacuation of some villages near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction.
Some news channels quoted government sources as saying that there has been "some build-up" in terms of movement of additional troops and tanks as well as artillery and air defence units in the Tibet Military District by the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
However, the sources also claimed that there is "no major mobilization" towards the Line of Actual Control as yet.
Recently, Dhanya Rajendran, editor-in-chief of The News Minute, wrote a simple tweet on Jab Harry Met Sejal -- that she walked out of the film halfway through, while she waited till interval for Vijay's Sura (2009). After the tweet went viral, several Vijay's fans trolled, abused and threatened Dhanya Rajendran for criticising a film that released eight years back. Breaking his silence, Vijay on Wednesday issued a statement and asked his fans not to abuse women and that everyone has the right to like/dislike a film.
In the statement written in Tamil, Vijay said, "I am someone who respects women a lot. Everybody has the right to criticise anyone's film. It is my view that no woman should be spoken of in a demeaning way for any reason or any time. Everyone has to praise womanhood. I request that nobody should share hurtful and wrong views about women on social media."