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The Election Commission on Wednesday froze the AIADMK’s “Two Leaves” symbol, prohibiting its use in the coming R.K. Nagar byelection in Chennai.
The decision came after the EC heard the rival factions of O. Panneerselvam and V.K. Sasikala, who had staked their claim to the symbol. Pending a final resolution of the dispute, the factions have also been barred from using the party’s name in the bypoll.
We all are aware of Shah Rukh Khan's plush villa in Dubai. Although we have never been able to get a glimpse of what it looks like, knowing his taste, it definitely seems to be a dream home. But looks like he will have to pay tax for it in India. Here’s a little law that you’ll have to deal with now because there are going to be jargons about why it is imperative for him to pay the tax here in India.
The Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has formed a new rule that all citizens of India, who have a residence outside the country, will have to file it in their tax returns here. This means that the Dubai villa of Khan will be taxed in India as notional rent. Earlier, the rule from the ITAT was that they might be taxed for their properties in UAE, under the India-UAE treaty. The tax for the same property will be payed in the said country and it won’t be filed in India, for returns.
An assailant fatally stabbed a police officer at the gates to Britain's Parliament compound Wednesday after plowing a vehicle through terrified pedestrians along a landmark bridge. The attacker was shot and killed by police, but not before claiming a total of four lives in what appeared to be Europe's latest high-profile terrorist attack.
In a late night statement, the London Metropolitan police said that they believed they knew who the attacker was, but did not provide a name. They also said that their "working assumption" is that he was "inspired by international terrorism."
Police said the man traced a deadly path across the Westminster Bridge, running down people with an SUV, then ramming the vehicle into the fence encircling Parliament. At least 40 people were reported injured.
Finally, the attacker charged with a knife at officers stationed at the iron gates leading to the Parliament grounds, authorities said. The police named the fallen officer as Keith Palmer and said that he was unarmed.
The dead and injured were left scattered on some of London's most famous streets.
Crumpled bodies lay on the Westminster Bridge over the River Thames, including at least two people killed. Outside Parliament, a Foreign Office minister - covered in the blood of the stabbed police officer - tried in vain to save his life.
A scene of crime officer works near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.The scene at Parliament earlier in the day was one of confusion while the Parliament chambers and offices were put on full lockdown for more than two hours.
Martyrs’ Day which is observed on March 23 is also knowns as Shaheed Diwas or Sarvodaya Day. On this days, Indians pay homage to three martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country. Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru are remembered on this day and homages are paid to the freedom fighters for the contribution to the freedom struggle of India. The revolutionaries were hanged to death for not obeying the orders of Britishers and demanding freedom from them. Shaheed Diwas honors the ultimate sacrifice made the men that contributed in Indian getting freedom from alien forces.
Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru’s sacrifice remembered on Shaheed Diwas. All the three revolutionaries were arrested on murder charges which gained national momentum. They were sentenced to death in the Lahore conspiracy case and were hanged to death on March 23, 1931, at 7.30 pm in the Lahore jail. Their bodies were cremated on the banks of the Sutlej River. Bhagat Singh who attained martyrdom at an age of 23 became an inspiration for generations to come. He became the face of nationalism and hero figure in the eyes of Indians.
Dozens of civilians killed in US-led airstrike on Isis stronghold in Syria | World news theguardian.com
At least 33 people killed in coalition strike on school used as refugee centre near jihadi-held town in northern province of Raqqa, says monitor
The government has proposed to make Aadhaar Card mandatory for filing ITRs or income tax returns and also applying for a Permanent Account Number (PAN).
The proposal was made through an amendment to the Finance Bill 2017 moved by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha.
Pro-Hindu group files PIL against Actor Kamal Haasan for alleged derogatory remarks on Mahabharata newsreporter.in
Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan, known for speaking his mind, has courted trouble, once again. This time he has ruffled a pro-Hindu group's feathers by allegedly making derogatory remarks against the Hindu community.The members of Hindu Makkal Katchi in Tamil Nadu filed a Public Interest Litigation in Tirunelveli District Court against actor Kamal Haasan for alleged derogatory remarks on Hindus, reported ANI.
Recently, the actor had commented about Mahabharata, the ancient Hindu epic, during an interview.
A former deputy mayor of Dhanbad, a nephew of late coal mafia leader-turned-politician Surya Deo Singh, was shot dead along with three aides in Dhanbad district on Tuesday evening. The incident took place on a busy road in an area under Saraidhela police station’s jurisdiction. According to police, Neeraj Singh, in his mid-forties and the deputy mayor between 2005 and 2015, was returning home in an SUV — a Mahindra Scorpio – with two private guards (Ashok Yadav and Goltu) and his driver Munna when it was intercepted near Steel Gate intersection, around 7.15 pm. The assailants opened fire from the front, and fled thereafter. His aides died on the spot. Singh died soon after he was taken to the nearby Central Hospital.
A police official on condition of anonymity said that a feud in the extended family of late Surya Deo Singh could have led to the killings. Family members and supporters of Neeraj Singh, who was a Congress leader and unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Jharkhand Assembly elections from Jharia seat in Dhanbad district, blamed the police and administration for lapses. Outside the hospital, a large, agitating crowd began protesting, and the police had a tough time controlling them.
The Election Commission of India in a major move has supported in Supreme Court a demand to ban convicted politicians from contesting polls for their entire lifetime. In its affidavit submitted before the Apex court, the Election Commission stated that the plea made by PIL petitioner Ashwini Upadhyay is “not adversarial” in seeking directives for ensuring that trials of MPs and MLAs are concluded within a year and that such convicts are prohibited for life from the political process, the Indian Express reported.
Upadhyay is a lawyer and a Delhi BJP spokesperson. He has contended that letting politicians fight polls again was a violation of the right to equality under Article 14. Upadhyay also stated that when a person is convicted of any criminal offense, he is suspended automatically and debarred from his services for life.
The report also stated that the EC has already submitted detailed proposals for electoral reforms. The reforms include decriminalisation of politics, making the offense of bribery a cognizable offense, banning advertisements during 48 hours before the polls and prohibition of paid news.
BJP, which won 21 seats in the polls, sailed past the magic figure after roping in 12 more legislators -four each from NPP and NPF, one each from LJP and TMC, one independent and a Congress MLA who defected to the saffron camp. The Congress tal ly now stands at 27.
Before the floor test, the House elected BJP's Yumnam Khemchand by a voice vote. A jubilant Biren told reporters after winning the trust vote: "It is only the beginning. I would like to convey my thanks to all our colleagues, the ruling MLAs, as well as opposition MLAs. No trouble has taken place inside and the voting process passed off smoothly .The opposition bench cooperated with us." Biren, who won from Hiengang constituency in Imphal East, said the name of the ruling alliance would be announced soon.