Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Direct tax collection rises 18.2%

Direct tax collection has increased by 18.2 percent during April to December last year as compared to the corresponding period of 2016.
The government has collected over 6 lakh 50,000 crore rupees during the first nine months of the current fiscal.
The collection, which includes personal income tax and corporate tax, represents 67 per cent of the total budget estimates in direct taxes for 2017-18.
In a statement, the Finance Ministry said the gross collections have increased by 12.6 per cent to over 7 lakh 60,000 crores during April to December. Refunds amounting to over 1 lakh crores were issued during the period.
Nearly 3 lakh crore rupees have been received as Advance Tax up to last month reflecting a growth of 12.7 per cent over the Advance Tax payments of the corresponding period of last year.
The growth in Corporate Income Tax Advance Tax is 10.9 per cent and that in Personal Income Tax Advance Tax is 21.6 per cent.

US deadline for 200K Salvadorans

 US government announced Monday the end of a special protected status for about 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants, a move that threatens with deportation tens of thousands of well-established families with children born in the United States.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced the end of the “temporary protected status” (TPS) granted to Salvadorans already in the United States in 2001, when two major earthquakes rocked the Central American country.
They were given 18 months to leave or be deported, which officials said is enough time for a legislative solution to be crafted by Congress to allow them to stay.
“Only Congress can legislate a permanent solution addressing the lack of an enduring lawful immigration status of those currently protected by TPS,” said the Department of Homeland Security.


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New Delhi
09 Jan, 2018
Parade Camp today being held at Delhi Cantt. He was received by Lt Gen
BS Sahrawat, SM, Director General, National Cadet Corps.
2070 Cadets including 695 girl cadets drawn from 29 States and 07 Union
Territories of the Country are participating in this camp that culminates into the Prime Minister’s Rally on 28 Jan 2018.
A contingent of smartly turned out NCC cadets drawn from all the three wings of Army, Navy and Air Force, presented a ‘Guard of Honour’ to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Delhi on his arrival.
The Chief Minister also visited the well laid out flag area prepared by the NCC
cadets from the 17 NCC Directorates depicting its Unity in Diversity and various Social Awareness themes. He was also crisply briefed by cadets on their respective sand models. The Hon’ble CM along with other distinguished guests later witnessed a spectacular ‘Cultural Programme’ by the talented cadets in the NCC auditorium.
During his address, the CM lauded the efforts of NCC in bringing about a change in the youth profile of the Nation by its untiring effort and dedication. He praised the cadets for their superlative performance.
Lt Col
Jt Dir (Publicity)
The Chief Reporter/Bure

US spy satellite destroyed fails to reach orbit

US spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket, failed to reach orbit today and is assumed to be a total loss.
Officials said, the classified intelligence satellite failed to separate from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket and is assumed to have broken up or plunged into the sea.
The officials said, an investigation is underway, but there is no initial indication of sabotage or other interference.

PM Modi to meet experts at NITI AAYOG

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet leading economists and sectoral experts at Niti Aayog tomorrow to deliberate on steps which could be taken to boost growth and generate employment.
Official sources said the meeting will be attended by vice chairman and members of Niti Aayog, members of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM), economists and sectoral experts.
The meeting comes in the backdrop of latest estimates of national income by Central Statistics Office (CSO) which showed that India’s growth is expected to slow down to four- year low of 6.5 per cent this fiscal, the lowest under the Modi-led government.

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