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Additional facilities extended to persons residing in India on Long-Term Visa (LTV)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The Central Government has extended certain facilities in last two years to persons from Minority community of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, namely Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians staying on Long Term Visa (LTV) in India, such as affidavit in place of renunciation certificate, LTV for five years instead of two years, facilities for education and employment, etc. In order to provide them fair opportunities for a more comfortable living and hassle-free movement and pursuit of economic activities within the territory of India, Government has decided to ... more »

Forecast for Flood in Ken and Betwa Basins

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
In view of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the States of UP and MP in association with a deep depression centered near Satna today morning and heavy to very heavy rainfall forecast in East MP and other catchment areas of rivers Ken and Betwa and its tributaries: During the next two days: River Ken is likely to flow in Moderate to High Flood Situation in Damoh and Panna districts of Madhya Pradesh and Mahoba and Banda districts of Uttar Pradesh. River Betwa is likely to flow in Moderate to High Flood Situation in Vidisha, Sagar, Ashoknagar and Tikamgarh districts of Madhya Prades... more »

Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi reviews arrangements for Haj pilgrims in Mumbai

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
Training camp organised for Hajis The Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) & Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi held a review meeting with officials at Haj House, Mumbai last night to take stock of preparations for Haj. Shri Naqvi said that the Minority Affairs Ministry and other concerned departments are very serious about arrangements, facilities and safety of Haj pilgrims. Shri Naqvi said that the Minority Affairs Ministry has been sending senior officials to Saudi Arabia to take stock of arrangements, facilities, safety and to help about ... more »

Last date for pre and post-matric scholarships extended further :Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
The last date for submission of online applications for Pre-matric and Post-matric scholarships for 2016-17 for students belonging to the Minority communities has been extended further till 30 September, 2016. Earlier, the Minority Affairs Ministry had extended last date for submission of online applications for Pre-matric and Post-matric scholarships till 31 August, 2016. The Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Minority Affairs Ministry has taken this decision keeping in mind, a large number of requests and sugges... more »

Mos Jitendra Singh Personally Calls Up Complainants Who Lodged Grievances

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh randomly called up on telephone as a part of the periodic exercise started by him to personally speak to complainants in order to confirm the redressal of their grievance and also to assess their level of satisfaction, here yesterday. The Minister received some of the spontaneous responses from the complainants he called. Shri Sanjay Sati from West Patel Nagar, New Delhi, working in the Departme...more »

National Convention of Pradhans of Ganga bank villages organized in Allahabad

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, today organized a National Convention of Gram Pradhans in Alaahabad, with the support of the Government of Uttar Pradesh.The objective of the National Convention was to rally Gram Pradhans of 1651 villages in 52 districts and 5 States situated along the banks of the river Ganga, to work together and make their villages Open Defecation Free (ODF) to meet the goals of the Swachh...more »

Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal calls on PM Shri Narendra Modi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. The Prime Minister congratulated Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi on assuming office as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal. The Prime Minister also conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the new Government of Nepal, led by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi briefed the Prime Minister about developments in Nepal. Stating that the relations between India and Nepal were not merely between the two Go... more »

Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia calls on PM Shri Narendra Modi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. He conveyed President Putin’s greetings to Prime Minister and briefed him on the progress in ongoing projects between India and Russia. Prime Minister described Russia as a time-tested and reliable friend and reaffirmed the shared commitment with President Putin to expand, strengthen and deepen bilateral engagement across all domains. He recalled his recent meeting with President Putin in Tashkent in June and via video-link for dedication of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee congratulates P. V. Sindhu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Ms. P. V. Sindhu for winning a Silver Medal at the Rio Olympics. In a message sent to Ms. P. V. Sindhu, the President has said, “Hearty congratulations on creating history by winning for India a Silver Medal in the Women’s singles in Badminton at the 2016- Rio Olympics. The people of India rejoice with your family and you on the remarkable achievement. Your grit, mental strength and brilliant display today will inspire confidence amongst all Indian sportspersons that they can achieve the pinnacle of any sport at the i... more »

Sports Minister Congratulates P V Sindhu on her historic Success at Rio

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and sports(I/C) shri Vijay Goel has congratulated P V Sindhu and her Coach P. Gopichand for their historic success at the ongoing Rio Olympics. In a statement here today he said, PV Sindhu’s exemplary success to win Silver medal at this young age in Olympics is the result of her hard work, dedication and perseverance. Shri Goel said, credit for this success goes to her parents too, who always stood by PV Sindhu and devoted their entire time and energy to make Sindhu realize her dreams. Shri Goel Said her creditworthy performance will inspire young... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi congratulates P V Sindhu on winning Silver at Rio Olympics

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated P. V. Sindhu on winning Silver medal in Badminton at Rio Olympics. “Congrats for the Silver, P V Sindhu. Very well fought. Your accomplishment at Rio 2016 is historic and will be remembered for years. ”, the Prime Minister said. (August 19,2016) Courtesy : pib.nic.in

Pasighat advanced Landing Ground gets Operational

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The upgraded Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh was inaugurated by Hon'ble ShKirenRijijuMoS for Home Affairs in the presence of Air Marshal C Hari Kumar AVSM VM VSM, Air Officer Commanding-in-chief (AOC-in-C), Eastern Air Command on Friday. The event was attended by a large number of civil and military dignitaries including the Chief Secretary and Secretary Civil Aviation Arunachal Pradesh and Air Vice Marshal Manavendra Singh Vr C VSM, Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration, Eastern Air Command Shillong. A flypast by a formation of three Sukhoi-30 MKI ... more »

Vishakhapatnam Port poised for major expansion

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Vishakhapatnam Port is poised for major expansion, with the Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurating several projects during his visit to the port yesterday. The Minister inaugurated a Container Freight Station of 1 lakh TEU capacity developed by M/s.VCTPL at a cost of Rs.104 crores for which an extent of Ac 34 acres is allotted by the Port. He also inaugurated the commissioning of 6.25MW out of 10MW solar power plant. The power generated from this plant is meeting the captive consumption of the port and the excess power is proposed to be so... more »

President pays floral tributes to Dr Shanker Dayal Sharma on his birth anniversary

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee paid floral tributes to Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma, former President of India on occasion of his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (August 19, 2016). The President, family members of Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma, officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan paid floral tributes in front of a portrait of Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Center reviews measures to ensure availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
A meeting to discuss measures to ensure availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices, especially of pulses, was held today under the chairmanship of Union Consumer Affairs Secretary – Shri Hem Pande. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretaries, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs of States and other senior officials. The meeting reviewed availability of pulses and sugar and stock limits imposed by States thereon, bringing down price difference between wholesale and retail, lifting of pulses from Central Buffer Stock and strict enforcement of Packaged Commodit...more »

Approval of Eligible Projects or Schemes under Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act 1961, inter alia provides for a deduction in computing the business income of an assessee, of the amount paid by him to a Public Sector company or a local authority or to an association or institution approved by the National Committee for carrying-out any eligible project or scheme. Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act, as amended by the Finance Act, 2016, provides that no deduction under this Section shall be allowed in respect of any assessment year commencing on or after 1st April, 2018. Accordingly, the benefit of deduction under Section 35AC o... more »

New updated Version of Income Tax Return Statistics for Assessment Year 2012-13 released

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had proactively released data relating to direct tax collections, PAN allocation and distribution of income in the returns for AY 2012-13 earlier in April, 2016. A new version of the income distribution data for AY 2012-13 has now been placed in public domain and is available atwww.incometaxindia.gov.in. Version 2.0 of the tax return data includes additional tables containing distribution of gross total income in respect of different types of taxpayers e.g. individuals, HUF, firms, companies, association of persons, etc. In addition to the add... more »

‘Self-Strength of Indian Soldiers is unparalleled in the World’ Asserts Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
‘While facing the unrest in the northeastern region of the country, Kashmir region and internal security challenges, our police forces, paramilitary forces and army personnel stayed committed for nation’s safety despite lack of some facilities available for them. Their self-strength is unparalleled in the world", stated Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Sushri Uma Bharti in Nagpur today. She was speaking on the occasion of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ programme arranged for CRPF personnel at Central Reserve Police Force Group Centre, Hingna Road... more »

Social Media shaping the communication narrative: MoS I&B Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
*Citizen engagement and response critical for Government Communication* *Social Media shaping the communication narrative: Col. Rathore* *MoS I&B inaugurates workshop for Effective Use of Facebook for Government Communication* *Workshop organized by PIB in collaboration with Facebook* Minister of State for Information &Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that citizen engagement and two way communication were the critical inputs for the Government communication approach in the current media scenario dominated by instant communication and multimedia platforms. In this contex... more »

New updated Version of Income Tax Return Statistics for Assessment Year 2012-13 released

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had proactively released data relating to direct tax collections, PAN allocation and distribution of income in the returns for AY 2012-13 earlier in April, 2016. A new version of the income distribution data for AY 2012-13 has now been placed in public domain and is available at www.incometaxindia.gov.in. Version 2.0 of the tax return data includes additional tables containing distribution of gross total income in respect of different types of taxpayers e.g. individuals, HUF, firms, companies, association of persons, etc. In addition to the a... more »
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