Month: September 2018

How H-1B visa holders could be affected by new US rule, from October 1

Washington: From Monday, the US would start implementing a new rule which allows initiation of deportation process of people whose legal status to stay in America has expired for reasons such as denial of visa extension application or…

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ACs, Refrigerators And 17 Other Items To Get Costlier From 27 Sept

In order to reduce the widening gap in the current account deficit (CAD) and reduce pressure on the weakening rupee, the government has decided to increase basic customs duty on 19 “non-essential items” to curb their imports. These…

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Income Tax raids properties of Congress leader Revanth Reddy

HYDERABAD: The Income Tax sleuths on Thursday conducted searches across the city on the properties of Congress leader Revanth Reddy and his relatives. The Income Tax sources said that the search is conducted on Sri Sai Mourya Estates…

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How to de-link Aadhaar from Bank, Mobile and More

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday, 26 September, announced that private entities cannot demand that Aadhaar be linked with various accounts. Users will not be mandated to submit their Aadhaar ID to open new bank accounts or…

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Prepaid customers can now buy smartphones on EMIs, courtesy Airtel

Bharti Airtel could soon offer smartphones on affordable EMI options to its prepaid customers – a strategy already in place for postpaid subscribers. The telco is looking to offer entry-level smartphones bundled with voice and data plans to…

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Supreme Court allows live streaming of court proceedings

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to live streaming of court proceedings and said necessary rules balancing right of public and protecting dignity of litigants would be framed soon. The apex court said it will bring…

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Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, BSNL users: Festival time here! Enjoy this big relief now

Are you a Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, BSNL or any other SIM card user? Or, want to become one? Here’s some good news for you. Thanks to the Supreme Court, the telecom companies – public or private –…

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Income Tax Department Extends Deadline For Filing Return, Audit Report

New Delhi: The government Monday extended by a fortnight till October 15 the deadline for filing Income Tax Return (ITR) and audit report for financial year 2017-18. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had received representations from…

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You can now make insurance claims via WhatsApp

In a bid to streamline the otherwise pesky task of processing claims, Bharti AXA has launched a novel service that allows claim intimation via WhatsApp. As the first company in the domestic life insurance industry to do so,…

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Aadhaar verdict: 3 ways Supreme Court’s judgment affects you

In an important judgment, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the legality of Aadhaar program and noted it empowered the marginalized section of the society. The apex court struck down some provisions relating to authentication of the programme,…

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