- Free Petrol To Free Wifi: Big Promises In Little Goa
The Congress has promised students five litres of free petrol per month (if they hold a valid driver’s license), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has promised free Wi-Fi across the state and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised 24×7 uninterrupted power and high-speed broadband internet as Goa prepares for its first three-cornered electoral battle.
(Filed: Sat Feb 04 2017)
- 1 Taxpayer Owes 11% of India’s Individual Income Tax (2014-15)
An unnamed taxpayer owed the government Rs 21,870 crore for the assessment year 2014-15, which was 11% of income tax to be paid by all Indians, according to 2016 data, the latest available, from the Income Tax department.
(Filed: Tue Jan 24 2017)
- #Notebandi Frontlines: Small Stores Struggle To Survive, But Many Support Modi
Mumbai: At noon, cars sped along the Bhiwandi-Wada road in Thane district, north of India’s commercial capital, past ‘Shree Swami Samarth’, a 100-square-foot shop selling cold drinks, fried snacks, pots and general provisions. Inside the three-walled pile of asbestos sheets, bricks and iron, 62-year-old Ambika Kumbhar, the store’s owner, sat next to a plastic cash box, alert, watching the trucks and cars hurtle by, hoping they would stop, as often as they once did.
(Filed: Mon Jan 16 2017)
- Modi Is Wrong: His Govt Changed Law On Foreign-Funding Of Political Parties
Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed on December 19, 2016, while addressing a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, that his government has not changed “even a comma or a full stop” on laws that regulate funding of political parties.
(Filed: Wed Dec 21 2016)
- Onion Rates Halve, Farmers Have No Cash, Can’t Go Cashless
Pimpalgaon/Lasalgaon, Nashik (Maharashtra): Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be happy with 26-year-old Deepak Patil, an onion farmer from the village of Valwadi in Malegaon Taluka, about 300 km north of Mumbai, India’s commercial capital.
(Filed: Fri Dec 16 2016)