Income Tax Department alleges Sonu Sood, associates evaded Rs 20 crore tax, violated FCRA

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Saturday alleged that actor Sonu Sood and his associates evaded tax of Rs 20 crore and claimed that after the Income Tax (IT) Department raided him and a linked Lucknow-based infrastructure group it was found that he routed his “unaccounted income in the form of […]

CVC recommends implementation of ‘Integrity Pact’ in all government procurements

NEW DELHI: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has made the recommendation for implementing the Integrity Pact (IP) in all public procurements by the various Ministries and the Departments. IP helps governments and companies to reduce the high costs and maintain quality control. IP adoption creates public confidence and trust in the decision-making process. In its order […]

Apple to bring iPhone 13 lineup to India from September 24 with prices starting at Rs 69,900

NEW DELHI: Apple enthusiasts will be able to get their hands on the latest line-up of iPhones — iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max — with prices starting at Rs 69,900 onwards later this month. “Customers in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, the UK, the US, and […]

SpiceJet to start 38 new flights during September 15-25

NEW DELHI: SpiceJet will start 38 new domestic and international flights during September 15-25, the airline said on Wednesday. In a statement, SpiceJet said it has launched flights on the Delhi-Surat-Delhi, Bengaluru-Varanasi-Bengaluru, Mumbai-Jaipur-Mumbai, Mumbai-Jharsuguda-Mumbai, Chennai-Pune-Chennai, Chennai-Jaipur-Chennai and the Chennai-Varanasi-Chennai routes. The airline said it will resume flights to and from Dubai, connecting it with Mumbai, […]

India allows 100 per cent FDI through automatic route in telecom reforms

NEW DELHI: In big bang reforms, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a relief package for the telecom sector that includes a four-year moratorium on payment of statutory dues by telecom companies as well as allowing 100 per cent foreign investment through the automatic route. Briefing reporters on the decisions taken by the Cabinet, Telecom […]

Infosys, Microsoft ink multi-year deal with Ausgrid

NEW DELHI: Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting and Microsoft have entered into a multi-year strategic engagement with Ausgrid, the largest distributor of electricity on Australia’s east coast, to accelerate its cloud transformation journey and establish Ausgrid as a leading digital utility. This program will further Ausgrid’s vision to connect communities […]

Ola e-scooter factory to be largest all-women plant globally: Bhavish Aggarwal

NEW DELHI: Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal on Monday said its electric scooter factory will be run entirely by women and employ over 10,000 women at full scale. “Aatmanirbhar Bharat requires Aatmanirbhar women! Proud to share that the Ola Futurefactory will be run ENTIRELY by women, 10,000+ at full scale! It’ll be the largest all-women factory […]

India to get 3rd set of Swiss bank details;real estate properties information included

NEW DELHI: India will get this month the third set of Swiss bank account details of its nationals under an automatic exchange of information pact with Switzerland and this will include for the first time the data about real estate properties owned by Indians there, officials said on Sunday. Marking a key milestone in the […]

Haryana government orders judicial probe into August 28 incident, farmers call off Karnal sit-in

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government on Saturday ordered a judicial probe into last month’s clash between farmers and police and sent the IAS officer who is at the centre of a row over his remarks on leave. Following this, farmers called off their sit-in outside the Karnal district headquarters. Haryana Additional Chief Secretary Devender Singh said […]

Gujarat chief minister resigns; Congress says onus of Rupani’s failure on PM Modi

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday resigned from the post, his sudden announcement coming over a year before the state goes to polls. It is not clear what prompted the development in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state where elections to the 182-member Assembly are due in December 2022. Rupani (65), the fourth […]

Adobe appoints Prativa Mohapatra as Managing Director of India Business

NEW DELHI:  Adobe has announced the appointment of Prativa Mohapatra as Vice President and Managing Director for Adobe India. In this role, Prativa will lead Adobe’s India business across Adobe Experience Cloud, Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud, reporting to Simon Tate, Adobe’s President for Asia Pacific (APAC). Adobe’sstrategy for unleashing creativity, accelerating document […]

Ford’s manufacturing decision won’t reflect on Indian businesses: Report

NEW DELHI: A day after US auto major Ford made the surprise announcement of stopping vehicle manufacturing in India, a senior government source on Friday said the decision in no way reflects on the business environment in the country and is rather linked to operational issues. The source, a senior functionary in the government who […]

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