Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh calls for scrapping income tax

New Delhi, Nov 18 : The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) on Friday demanded that the income tax be done away with from the next financial year. BMS General Secretary Virjesh Upadhyay said that the Union Finance Ministry has called a meeting to seek suggestions for the 2017 Budget. He added that during the meeting, the […]

‘ST status to new Assam communities will destroy existing tribes’

New Delhi, Nov 18 : The central government’s proposal to grant Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six advanced and populous communities in Assam will destroy the existing tribes, the Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam (CCTOA) said on Friday. Describing the move as detrimental to tribes and anti-tribal, the CCTOA said the granting […]

CIC notice to DU over rejecting RTI plea on Modi’s degree

New Delhi, Nov 18 : The Central Information Commission (CIC) has issued show cause notice to Delhi University’s Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) asking why maximum penalty should not be imposed for rejection of an RTI application seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s graduation degree. “The commission directs CPIO of Delhi University to show cause notice […]

Our intelligence agency is similar to a militant group: Former spy

By Natalia Ningthoujam New Delhi, Nov 18 : He started off as a taxi driver, went on to become a spy for an Indian intelligence agency, spent 11 years in a Pakistan jail and is now running an association for the welfare of unsung heroes. Disappointed by the lack of support from the Indian government, […]

FIR against DU, JNU profs is vendetta: Bastar activists

By Vishal Narayan New Delhi, Nov 18 : Activists fighting for the rights of tribals in Bastar, caught in the crossfire of the dragging war between the state and the Maoists, say that the charges against professors Nandini Sundar of Delhi University and Archana Prasad of Jawaharlal Nehru University are “trumped-up” as they had the […]

Obama urged to pardon 750,000 undocumented young people

Washington, Nov 18 : A trio of Democratic lawmakers have asked President Barack Obama to use his executive authority before leaving office to pardon some 750,000 undocumented young people known as “dreamers” who were illegally brought to this country as minors by their parents. The request was made by Congressmen Luis Gutierrez, Lucille Roybal-Allard and […]