Two definitive books on former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa are being released on the occasion of her birth anniversary today by Vitasta Publishing, New Delhi. Jayalalithaa a journey is a picture book in English on her life and times, while the other book, Amma: Life and History is a Tamil paperback -- and are believed to be an unbiased perspective on a woman who is today a part of Indias contemporary ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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The Income Tax department has registered over 230 cases and attached assets worth Rs 55 crore nationwide as part of its post demonetisation action under the newly enforced Benami Transactions Act. Violations of the act, made operational from November 1 last year, attract a heavy penalty and rigorous jail term up to seven years. "A total of 235 cases and instances have been registered under the said Act by the department till mid-February. Show cause notices for attachment have been issued in ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
Debashis Basu lists various reasons why laundering through the stock market thrives.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Under the 2017-18 Budget provisions, equity shares bought on, or after October 1, 2004, would attract capital gains tax, if securities transaction tax (STT) had not been paid at the time of purchasing the shares. Bonus shares, shares from public offers or stock options, on which we pay no STT, would not attract this provision. So, whom does this provision target? ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Sudha Murty worries that India has still not learnt its lessons from history, she tells Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar.Videos: Afsar Datayar/Rediff.com Part 1: Sudha Murty: We are not an equal society IMAGE: "Successful people are those who face a lot of difficulties but convert every failure into a step to go up," say Sudha Murty. Photograph: Afsar Dayatar/Rediff.com "I don't do any housework," Sudha Murty confesses to gales of laughter. "I want to admit that right now." And cooking makes ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdies new novel will hit bookstores in September and tells the story of a wealthy family from Mumbai desperately seeking to forget the tragedy of 26/11 as they try to reinvent themselves in New York City. "The Golden House" will be published simultaneously in India, the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, publishers Penguin Random House said. "A modern-day thriller, it follows a mysteriously wealthy family from Bombay that is desperately seeking ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
An FIR was today lodged against BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya for allegedly violating the model code of conduct, which is in place in the state in view of the assembly polls.According to inspector in-charge of the Civil Lines police station Arun Kumar Tyagi, "The FIR was lodged under section 130 of the Representation of Peoples Act upon the complaint of Sector Magistrate Sunil Kumar Singh."The FIR followed an inquiry ordered by District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar into ...Rediff.com, 6 hours ago
If you have been asked to do something, do it well. Maturity is much more than just a matter of age. It is often said that maturity comes with experience. Maturity -- the way you behave -- also reflects how you think. While it may not be possible to act mature in every situation, consider these tips. 1. Groom yourself well It is only in college that appearing unkempt is 'cool'. Practising good hygiene is the first step to becoming a mature person. Bathe every day and ensure that your clothes ...Rediff.com, 9 hours ago
IMAGE: The 112-feet iconic statue of Adiyogi Lord Shiva that was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Isha Foundation in Coimbatore on the occasion of Maha Shivratri on Friday. All Photographs: PTI Photo Extolling the ancient Indian discipline of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for efforts to protect nature and mould human activities to bring them in sync with ecological surroundings. He also termed unity in diversity as the speciality and strength of the Indian ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago An idea shouldn't be rejected only because it's ancient: PM on Yoga Rediff.com, 1 day ago
From citizenship rights to hate crimes and police brutality, no wave of persecution in the US has left Indians completely untouched, says Monali Sarkar.A brief history of the moments that shaped the Indian-American community's battle against hate... Indian shot dead in Kansas bar, shooter shouted 'get out of my country' IMAGE: A march against US President Donald Trump in February 2017. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters Indian-Americans were left reeling on the night of February 23 after a ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
SIPs keep MFs afloat as investors redeem Rs 1.3 lakh crore in one year During the past year, mutual fund houses have been gung-ho about the steady inflow into Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) in equities. Many have said these have helped them counter selling pressure by foreign institutional investors. Data from the Association of Mutual Funds in India reveals an interesting trend. Between February 2016 and January 2017, fund houses saw net inflow of Rs 47,293 crore (Rs 472.93 billion).Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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