Archive | February, 2011

No filing of tax returns if salary is only income:Pranab

Posted on 28 February 2011 by admin

AIHRA News, Tuesday 01 March, 2011.

(PTI) In a big relief from cumbersome tax filing process for the salaried class, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today proposed to exempt them from filing tax returns unless they have other sources of income.

The government will be issuing a notification exempting ‘classes of persons’ from the requirement of furnishing income tax returns, said the Memorandum to the Finance Bill 2011.

The decision, which will come into effect from June 1, 2011, will reduce the compliance burden on small taxpayers, it added.

Salaried taxpayers who do not have other sources of income and whose incomes are subject to Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) will be excluded from filing returns.

“Therefore, in cases where there is no other source of income, filing of a return is duplication of existing information,” the Memorandum said.

Comments (0)

Free Blood & sugar check up camp has been successfully closed: AIHRA Unit Distt.- Deoria

Posted on 28 February 2011 by admin

AIHRA News, Tuesday 01 March, 2011.

All India Human Rights Association (AIHRA) is organized a free Blood & sugar check up camp under the Health awareness programe on dated 26 February, 2011 (10:00 a.m.) at Mani Complex, Gramin Bank, Bataulpur. It has been successfully closed. There has founded 75 sugar patients and the Doctor advised them for the treatment.

Comments (0)

Inflation remains principal concern, to fall next yr: FM

Posted on 28 February 2011 by admin

AIHRA News, Monday 28 February, 2011.

(PTI) The government today said inflation continues to remain a concern, but exuded confidence that the RBI’s monetary policy will lead to moderation in inflation numbers in the coming months.

“But it (inflation) clearly remains a concern… But I expect the policy taken by RBI to further moderate inflation in coming months… Average inflation to be lower next year,” Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said while presenting the Budget for 2011-12.

He, however, said that inflation, specially high food prices, continue to worry and also called for improvement of distribution and marketing systems to bridge the gap between wholesale and retail prices.

“… Difference in wholesale and retail prices is not acceptable,” Mukherjee said.

Regarding food inflation, he said: “The total food inflation declined from 20.4 per cent in February, 2010, to less than half, at 9.3 per cent in January, 2011.

Comments (0)

Rahman and Anwar lose, India’s Oscar hopes dashed

Posted on 28 February 2011 by admin

AIHRA News, Monday 28 February, 2010

(PTI) A R Rahman failed to recreate his ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Oscar magic this year, losing out in the Best Original Score and Best Song categories at the 83rd Academy Awards here today.

Indian hopes were further dashed when NRI editor Tariq Anwar failed to bag the Best Film Editing trophy for the British drama ‘The King’s Speech’, which went to Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter of ‘The Social Network’.

Rahman, dressed in a black sherwani, performed his nominated track ‘If I Rise’ from the the Danny Boyle film ‘127 Hours’ with British popstar Florence Welch to much applause.

But the 45-year-old lost the Best Song trophy to Randy Newman who won for his composition ‘We Belong Together’ from ‘Toy Story’ 3.

Comments (0)

India begins evacuation of nationals from Libya

Posted on 26 February 2011 by admin

AIHRA News, Sunday 27 February, 2011.

(PTI) India today began evacuating its nationals stranded in troubled Libya with the first batch being airlifted by a 280-seater Air India plane from Tripoli.

“The flight carrying Indian nationals from Libya took off at 4.10 PM (Indian Time). It is expected to land at New Delhi’s IGI Airport around 11.40 PM tonight,” an Air India official told PTI here.

The number of passengers being carried by the Airbus A-330 was not available immediately.

India had also sent a Boeing 747 with a capacity of 360 passengers along with the Airbus 330 to Tripoli to bring back the Indians, whose number is estimated to be 18,000.

Besides, two Naval ships — INS Jalashwa and INS Mysore — set sail from Mumbai this morning for Libya.

The sailing time is about twelve days to that country.

Comments (0)

UN Secretary – General appoints new UNIC Director

Posted on 26 February 2011 by admin

AIHRA News, Sunday 27 February, 2011.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman as Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in New Delhi, India. She assumed her new duties on 1 February 2011.

Since August 2004, Ms. Mehra-Kerpelman has served as the Chief of the Web, Information Production and Dissemination Unit for the International Labour Organization (ILO). From December 1997 to September 2003, she was the Managing Editor and Senior Public Information Oficer at ILO, where she introduced computer technology into all aspects of her public information work  and was instrumental in building the first public web pages for ILO. Prior to that, she served as the Editor and the Production Manager of the World of Work, ILO’s  flagship magazine. Before joining ILO, from February 1984 to March 1990, Ms. Mehra-kerpelman was an Editorial Assistant with the UN Disaster Relief Organization.

A national of the United Satates, Ms. Mehra-Kerpelman is returning to her country of origin after more than 30 years. “I feel privileged to be here and to be able to contribute to the UN’s work in this dynamic country. And I look forward to renewing old ties and forging new one, : MS. Mehra- Kerpelman said.

Comments (0)

My budget is pro-people, says Mamata Banerjee

Posted on 25 February 2011 by admin

AIHRA News, Saturday 26 February, 2011.

(PTI) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today refuted charges that her budget was “populist or West Bengal-oriented” saying she had kept the interest of the nation in mind and given projects to every region.

Countering CPI(M)’s allegations that she had made Railways bankrupt, she said, “Their government (in West Bengal) is bankrupt. It has Rs two lakh crore debt. Charity begins at home.”

On charges of populism, Banerjee said, “They are opportunist people. If this is pro-people let it be populist.

When they know they cannot fight they make all such allegations. We have given projects to entire country including Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur and Assam. Bengal is not outside India.”

She said her opponents were “till yesterday shouting that Railways will not be able to pay dividends. Today you see the magic. Our financial performance is strong.

Comments (0)

Free sugar check up camp on 26 February 2011 : Krishna Murari Singh, Patron, AIHRA Unit Distt.- Deoria, UP)

Posted on 25 February 2011 by admin

AIHRA News, Saturday 26 February, 2011.

All India Human Rights Association (AIHRA) is organized a free sugar check up camp under the Health awareness programe on dated 26 February, 2011 (10:00 a.m.) at Mani Complex, Gramin Bank, Bataulpur. It is informed by Mr. Krishna Murari Singh, Patron and Mr. Anil Kuma Yadav, Org. Secretary AIHRA Unit Distt.- Deoria, UP

Comments (0)

Implementation of telecom policy may be faulty: PM

Posted on 24 February 2011 by admin

AIHRA News, Friday 25 February, 2011

(PTI) Notwithstanding with controversies surrounding the 2G spectrum allocation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today defened the telecom policy in place but admitted that implementation may be faulty.

Citing statistics of teledensity which has gone up from seven per cent in March 2004 to 66 per cent in December, 2010, Singh said the policy has paid “rich dividends”.

Asserting that auction for 2G spectrum was not considered in 2007 as the concerned ministry had opposed it and was supported by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), he said, “I felt that for level playing field, it was entirely appropriate that we should continue on the path which we had followed until 2007.

Comments (0)

CWG: No wrongdoer can escape punishment, says PM

Posted on 24 February 2011 by admin

AIHRA News, Friday 25 February, 2011.

CWG: No wrongdoer can escape punishment; PM. Kalmadi points fingers at Sports Ministry

New Delhi/Ranchi, Feb 24 (PTI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said no wrongdoer can “escape punishment” in the CWG scam even as Suresh Kalmadi, the sacked chairman of the Games’ Organising Committee, accused probe agencies of “targeting” his team on alleged irregularities.

Embattled Kalmadi also sought to point fingers at the Sports Ministry, saying it was part of the entire decision -making process in the run up to the mega sporting event last October, a day after his closest aides Lalit Bhanot and V K Verma were arrested by CBI.

Both Bhanot, the ousted former Secretary-General of the OC, and Verma, OC’s ex-Director General, were remanded in CBI custody in New Delhi for five days in connection with alleged irregularities in the Rs 107 crore deal with a Swiss firm.

Comments (0)



Advertise Here

-->