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Home » May 31st, 2012 Entries posted on “May, 2012”

I-T dept won’t re-assess tax cases closed before April 1’

In a bid to mollify harried foreign investors, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today reiterated that I-T assessments, which have been completed will not be reopened by the Income Tax department under the retrospective amendment proposed in the Finance Bill, 2012. The minister also said the department has also done away with multi-level tax deducted at […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Business India News | Read More »

Mixed response to bandh against petrol price hike

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The nationwide bandh called by the NDA and Left parties to protest the petrol price hike on Thursday evoked a mixed response amid incidents of stone pelting, arson and road blockades in Karnataka, Maharashtra and West Bengal. In the national capital, the bandh did not evoke much response though party supporters blocked traffic in some […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

US apology for ‘death camp’ remarks insufficient

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BERLIN – US President Barack Obama’s use of the term “Polish death camps” while awarding a posthumous Medal of Freedom to Polish-American resistance fighter Jan Karski sparked the Eastern European country’s prime minister to call for a more explicit apology and historical correction. The White House expressed regret on Tuesday after Poland took offense at the term. “Fluent in […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

World No Tobacco Day: Put out the butt before it puts you out!

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On World No Tobacco Day today, we find out whether the law banning public smoking has made a substantial difference or not… If the otherwise positive phrase ‘Chhota packet, bada dhamaka’ was to be used for a negative connotation; describing a tobacco product sachet may be a good idea. Everyone’s aware of what that small white stick is capable […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

Nifty may test 4900 levels; F&O expiry, GDP data eyed

NEW DELHI: The 50-share Nifty index is expected to open lower on Thursday tracking weak Asian markets while investors will keep a close eye on GDP data, which will be out later today. “India’s annual economic growth probably held steady in the January-March quarter at 6.1 percent as compared to 7.8 percent for the quarter […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Business India News | Read More »

Remove Gujarat Guv, BJP tells President

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BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday led a delegation to President Pratibha Patil demanding the removal of Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal, charging her with involvement in a land grabbing case in Rajasthan worth Rs 1,000 crore. Only recently, desperate to ensure Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s presence at the BJP national executive, Gadkari had agreed […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Indian News | Read More »

Protests against petrol price hike continue

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KANPUR: The protest against petrol price hike continued in the city even on Wednesday. But this time the denizens chose a unique way to express their anger against the hike. Traders, under the banner of Akhil Bhartiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal, took out a procession with rickshaws carrying mobikes from Ghantaghar crossing to the Congress city head office […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

Venus Williams joins Serena on sideline in Paris

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It used to be that Venus Williams was the one who was highly ranked, the one considered a title contender, the one who would dominate foes so thoroughly that matches would be tidily wrapped up in an hour. Now 31, and figuring out from day to day how to handle an illness that saps her […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Sports News | Read More »

Exposed to passive smoking, infants develop infections

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KANPUR: Tobacco is the second biggest cause of death globally after hypertension, reveals a research by the World Health Organisation(WHO). “Children exposed to second-hand or passive tobacco smoke can develop a range of infectious illnesses, like meningococcal disease, and not just respiratory problems. “Second-hand smoke or passive smoking is the case when a family member smokes […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

SpaceX Dragon capsule heading back to Earth

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CAPE CANAVERAL: Space Exploration Technologies’ Dragon spaceship was poised to wrap up a pioneering test flight, the first by a private company to the International Space Station, and head back to Earth on Thursday. Dragon became the first privately owned vehicle to reach the $100 billion research complex, a project of 15 countries, on Friday when astronauts […]

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