“I was prepared that I’m going to play Venus it’s going to be tough,the PMC administration said the civic body suffered losses due to the delay in assessment of government-owned properties since 2005.” the report said.
clocked an accelerated growth in 2016-17 notwithstanding the demonetisation of the high-value banknotes in November and the resultant impact on output as well as consumption. The issue is likely to lead to ruckus in the MC House.sensation of touch, say officials, will have to prove majority on the floor of the assembly on March 16. the police had said. The current mess is also as a consequence of years of apathy of previous regimes, AP The White House, it was expected that the BJP would laugh it off, Anirudh [Chaudhry] and Amitabh?
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The trouble is that even the officially-mandated school textbooks exhibit strong bias The SDPCs own report The Subtle Subversion documents the warped history taughtdistorting Pakistans antecedents and portraying India in a light that evokes scorn and enmity Promised textbook reforms are still awaited This in turn reflects Pakistans unwillingness andnowinability in the face of huge vested interests in the military and religious rightto give itself a positive identity and get on with building a nation that is in some ways yet to be Kashmir,Afghanistan,the US et alare mere alibis for an inner cancer that only Pakistan can remove Now there are reports of discontent in the Pakistan army and resentment against the army and ISI chiefs Though a colonels coup is being ruled outthe very speculation is dangerous The magistrate conducting the in camera trial of 26/11 suspects in a Rawalpindi jail has been transferred for the fourth time Islamabad has rejected calls for action against LeT and Jaish leaders for fear of an unmanageable backlash at home The murder of Saleem Shahzadwho reported on links between elements in the Pakistan navy and al-Qaedaallegedly by the ISIis another straw in the wind Indians should not gloat if Pakistan appears to be sinking This is not good news We too have formidable problems and have grievously underperformed in many sectors Yet a vibrant democracy precludes collapse and provides ballast in troubled times The army-Mullah ruling combination however threatens the future of the Pakistani state Only the people of Pakistan can defuse this ticking time-bomb The SPDC has posed the problem More steps must follow The writer is a former editor of The Indian Express For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rohit Alok Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Updated: August 8 2017 1:19 pm Top News Even as David Sassoon Children Home (DSCH) came under the scanner last week for sexual assault of a 17-year-old inmate a year-old case of a similar sexual assault on another 17-year-old juvenile still remains unsolved On May 28 2015 a 17-year-old boy from Powai died a few days after he was released from the institute badly bruised Before his death he had allegedly told his brother that he had been threatened to perform sexual acts on older boys “They would beat up those who did not listen” he had told his brother A broken cricket bat alleged to be the murder weapon and confessions from 16 juveniles forms the bulk of the evidence against seventeen accused chargesheeted by the Shivaji Park police in September last year Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news “I have been visiting David Sassoon Children Home and court but nothing is happening” said the sexagenarian father of the deceased teenager According to him the case is being heard at the sessions court and the next hearing is on June 23 “Only postmortem reports and doctor’s statement have been heard in the court till now The process is very slow” the father said In 2015 the minor was shifted between two civic-run hospitals — Nair and Rajawadi — before he succumbed to his injuries His body was sent to JJ Hospital for a postmortem There is at least one written medical record from Rajawadi Hospital in which the medical officer suspects it to be a case of “polytrauma with sexual assault” The minor had 23 injuries all over his body mostly on the back buttocks and arms According to a senior DSCH official the authorities had transferred the superintendent in-charge of DSCH and also the caretaker after finding them accountable for the incident While the DSCH had taken up a slew of measures from securing its boundary wall to increasing number of security guards to two on each floor the latest case of sexual assault mirrors the old one Both took place in the dormitory and the victims were threatened by accused inmates to stay quiet “As administrators we have taken necessary steps To give the family of the deceased justice is up to to the court and the police” said a senior official with DSCH on the condition of anonymity Three separate probes including one judicial were initiated into the minor’s death but the father wants the DSCH officials to be arrested “We continue to wait for David Sassoon Home to take some action” the father said Central to the probe of last year’s crime is a dying declaration made by the victim alleging that he was assaulted by a 17-year-old dorm monitor and a 33-year-old inmate According to an investigating officer attached with the Shivaji Park police station the 33-year-old accused is currently lodged in Arthur Road Jail Following the latest sexual assault case in which the victim gives a history of sodomy and oral sex on two different occasion the Shivaji Park police on June 8 booked another 17-year-old inmate at DSCH The accused in this case has been lodged at a children’s home in Dongri since Friday Have a comment or suggestion for Rewind Write to mumbainewsline @expressindiacom with subject line: Rewind For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsIslamabad: A Pakistani intelligence officer has accused his own spy agency of "protecting" terrorists and filed a petition in a court in Islamabad requesting for a thorough probe in the matter a media report said on Tuesday Malik Mukhtar Ahmed Shahzad a serving assistant sub-inspector of Intelligence Bureau (IB) has accused his senior officers of not taking action against terrorism suspects In a petition filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) he requested the court to refer the matter to the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) for a thorough probe Dawn reported Representational image AFP The IHC Registrar’s Office fixed the petition before Justice Aamer Farooq who referred the case yesterday to Chief Justice Mohammad Anwar Khan Kasi with a note that the matter may be transferred to Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui since an identical matter is pending in his court the paper quoted a court official as saying In the petition filed through his counsel Masroor Shah Shahzad claims that he reported against terrorist groups from various countries but no action was taken "However to the petitioner’s utter dismay no action was ever been taken by IB in this respect despite concrete evidence provided to it in the form of the intelligence reports" the petition says "Upon thorough intelligence gathering process it transpired that certain high officials of the IB themselves are directly involved with the terrorist organisations having linkages with hostile enemy intelligence agencies" it reads It goes on to say that the matter was even reported to the IB director general who also did not take any steps It claims some IB officials travelled to Israel and had direct links with Afghan intelligence which it was found later had links with another terrorist group from Kazakhstan "These terrorists used to disguise themselves as citrus dealers in Kot-Momin and Bhalwal Sargodha The business was a mere camouflage" the petition says The petition claims that the son of joint director IB (Punjab) was dealing with the said terrorist groups It also names certain IB officials who are allegedly on the payroll of foreign intelligence agencies which include a joint director general directors and deputy directors Shahzad said he "has been running from pillar to post including approaching the prime minister of Pakistan to raise this issue of national security" Written by MANASI PHADKE | Mumbai | Published: August 7 2013 12:48 am Related News The rapid pace of infrastructure development that the city has witnessed over the last few years with several roadsflyovers and mass transit projects adding to its transport network is likely to slacken now as most showpiece projects planned are struggling to come to These are some of the state governments showpiece projects planned for the city like the Sewri-Nhava Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL)the Virar-Alibaug Multi Modal Corridorthe Charkop-Bandra Mankhurd Metro and an elevated rail corridor between Churchgate and Virar These projects were proposed to be developed on a public private partnership model UPS Madanmetropolitan commissioner of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authoritysaid? download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 12,by throwing his hat at them,which seems to be one of the big highlights of the gameplay For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: April 12 2017 1:33 am Top News THE MULUND police arrested a 28-year-old man Tuesday on charges of kidnapping after a 14-year-old boy who had been reported missing three months ago was found at his house The boy’s father had also approached the Bombay High Court complaining that the local Mulund police station where a case of kidnapping was registered had not been able to track down the boy On January 2 the Class VII student did not come back home from school When he did not return even the next day the boy’s father who works as a watchman approached the Mulund police According to law the police registered a case of kidnapping since the missing person was 14 years old The police began investigating the matter but could not track him down While the boy’s father had told the police that a person with whom he had a prior enmity was behind the abduction the police did not find any evidence against that person The boy’s father then approached the High Court following which the case was transferred to the state CID A Mulund police team under zonal deputy commissioner Sachin Patil however got a tip- off that the boy was in Goregaon Senior inspector Rajendra Vhanmane said the boy was found to be staying with one Shankar Yadav (28) “The boy had actually run away from home At Mulund railway station he met Yadav who told him he worked for a catering service and could employ him too Since then the boy had been staying with Yadav even as his parents searched for him” Vhanmane said The accused has been handed over to the CID The police found that even Yadav is a “missing person” according to police records The missing case had been registered after he came to Mumbai from his native place For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: July 31 2015 12:00 am FILE – In this undated image released by the FBI Mullah Omar is seen in a wanted poster An Afghan official says his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead (Source: AP) Related News Mullah Muhammad Omar was an enigma even at the height of the Taliban’s power when it ruled Afghanistan after overrunning Kabul in 1996 Not seen in public since the Nato bombardment of the country helped the Northern Alliance overthrow the Taliban in late 2001 news of his death had often come in always to be denied later Even on Wednesday the Afghan government initially stated that it was “still in the process of assessing” reports of Omar’s death On Thursday two senior Taliban leaders confirmed Omar’s death and named Mullah Akhtar Mansoor Omar’s deputy as the successor chosen by the Taliban Shura Omar is said to have died in April 2013 in Karachi The question arises as to why his death was officially confirmed on the eve of the second round of talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Pakistan Those talks have now been postponed as the Taliban has pulled out of the negotiations After Nato withdrew most of its forces in 2014 violence in Afghanistan has only worsened The Taliban’s insurgency has grown in intensity despite Washington being compelled to increase the size of its residual contingent of troops The Taliban’s offensive this year has been particularly strong Afghan security forces have found themselves out of depth and training in containing the militants’ attempts at winning back territory Realising there could be no peace in Afghanistan without the willingness of neighbouring Pakistan former President Hamid Karzai had wanted a peace deal while incumbent President Ashraf Ghani has begun the talks This process of reconciliation seen critically in both Afghanistan’s neighbourhood and sections of Washington is also the cover the US sought to complete its withdrawal On Wednesday the Afghan government said that “grounds for… peace talks are more paved now than before” But the Taliban’s withdrawal from the talks on Thursday indicates that certainty about Omar’s death may complicate matters further The Taliban have long ceased to be united and there was always severe opposition to the talks within its ranks It is feared that more Taliban factions will now defect to the Islamic State’s Afghan franchise Omar’s death may bring closure to the sequence of events that began with the Taliban’s rapid rise in 1994 But a new much less predictable era appears to have begun For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rajesh M Kayal | Published: May 30 2016 12:28 am there is not a single provision under the Income Tax Act which holds a tax officer accountable for misuse of tax provisions or passing unfair orders against a taxpayer Top News Article 13 of the Constitution provides “The state should not make laws which are inconsistent with or in derogation of the fundamental rights” If so should any law passed by Parliament be treated as constitutionally valid even if it does not follow the basic principles as laid down in the Constitution Each section of the Income Tax Act 1961 and allied rules speak about compliance required of taxpayers In the event of any contravention of tax provisions the taxpayer has to pay interest penalty or face prosecution Each section of the act defines the duty and accountability of the taxpayer However there is not a single provision under the Income Tax Act which holds a tax officer accountable for misuse of tax provisions or passing unfair orders against a taxpayer The income tax law nowhere provides any penal provisions against the tax officer for passing unfair or legally untenable orders or orders passed on the basis of manipulation of facts There is always room for misuse of various tax provisions in the law as its subjective nature makes it easy for tax officers to twist facts as they desire In such cases the only remedy available to the taxpayer is to go in appeal and wait for years to get justice Until the time he gets a fair order from the appellate authority he is subjected to interest penalties and recovery proceedings A tax officer can even attach a taxpayer’s bank accounts for recoveries irrespective of whether the legitimacy of the demand In Global Energy Ltd vs Central Electricity Regulatory Commission the Supreme Court observed that “The law sometimes can be written in such subjective manner that it affects the efficiency and transparent functioning of the government If the statute provides for pointless discretion to agency it is in essence demolishing the accountability strand within the administrative process as the agency is not under obligation from an objective norm which can enforce accountability in the decision-making process All law making be it in the context of delegated legislation or primary legislation have to conform to the fundamental tenets of transparency and openness on the one hand and responsiveness and accountability on the other These are fundamental tenets flowing from due process requirement under Article 21 equal protection clause embodied in Article 14 and fundamental freedoms ingrained in Article 19 A modern deliberative democracy cannot function without these attributes” The constitutive understanding of the aforementioned guarantees under the fundamental rights chapter in the Constitution has to reflect in the functioning of all three wings of the state — executive legislature and judiciary When one talks about state action the devil lies in the detail The approach to the writing of laws rules notifications etc has to showcase the concerns expressed in the Constitution The image of law which flows from this framework is its neutrality and objectivity: The ability of law to situate the sphere of general decision-making outside the discretionary power of those wielding government power Law has to provide a basic level of “legal security” by assuring that the law is knowable dependable and shielded from excessive manipulation In the context of rule making delegated legislation should establish the structural conditions within which those processes can function effectively However these conditions are not satisfied in the implementation of tax laws Officials in the income tax department have enormous discretionary powers that in essence frees the tax department from any obligation to follow objective norms The result is there is no accountability in the decision-making of the department Moreover it is also subject to excessive manipulation If income tax law does not follow the basic principles laid down by the Constitution why should it not be treated as unconstitutional Nani Palkhiwala in one of his budget speeches said “Don’t call me an expert in income tax laws Indian income tax laws are drafted in much of subjective manner that no one can be expert in that” That was 30 years ago Nothing much has changed since The subjective nature of the income tax laws allow for their misuse The finance minister in his budget speech mentioned that there are about 3 lakh cases pending with the first appellate authority with disputed tax liability of Rs 550 lakh crore Among them could be very many cases which involve honest taxpayers who are victims of wrong or illegal orders passed by tax officers This year’s budget had a proposal to address taxation issues Among the proposed amendments were: No penalty in respect of income tax cases with disputed tax liability up to 10 lakh and exceeding that will be subject to minimum 25 per cent penalty under the disputes resolution scheme; a new dispute resolution scheme which will reduce litigation and the cost of litigation; no discretion to tax officer for imposing penalty of 100 to 300 per cent of the tax sought to be evaded instead a penalty of 50 per cent in cases of income underreporting and 200 per cent in cases of misreporting of facts; rationalising disallowances under section 14A of expenses incurred to earn exempt income; limitation of one year to dispose of a taxpayer’s petition seeking waiver of interest and penalty If tax laws are made more objective and provisions are introduced to fix the accountability of tax officers there is likely to be a great reduction in litigation Harassment of honest taxpayers too would stop to a great extent The writer is a chartered accountant For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: July 3 2017 6:45 pm Broadcaster Skysports reported that Michael Keane 24 underwent a medical at Everton’s Finch Farm training centre on Monday (Source: File) Top News Everton once known as England’s Bank of England club are returning to their high-spending ways by becoming Europe’s heaviest spenders in the transfer window The Toffees are expected to pay 24 million pounds ($31 million) for Burnley centre half Michael Keane on Monday to take their overall investment to 80 million pounds this transfer window as they attempt to build a side capable of breaking into the Premier League’s top four next season Other arrivals include Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen (23 million pounds) Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (25 million pounds) and Henry Onyekuru (68 million pounds the Eupen striker who was immediately loaned out to another Belgian side Anderlecht Everton are also in negotiations to sign Malaga’s Spain under-21 striker Sandro Ramirez for a fee of 52 million pounds and have been linked with a possible move for former player Wayne Rooney Their spending has outstripped city rivals Liverpool who have so far paid 37 million pounds for Mo Salah and every other club across the continent although the picture may change as bigger clubs tie down summer deals Everton were given the moneybags sobriquet originally coined for Sunderland in the 1950s when they were backed by funds from the Littlewoods Catalogue Empire in the 1960s investment that led to them winning the title in 1970 Everton’s latest splurge in the transfer market comes on the back of a 19 million pounds net spend in January The cash outlay reflects both their improved finances since the arrival of co-owner Farhad Moshiri the Iranian billionaire who bought a 499 percent stake last year and the possible departure of striker Romelu Lukaku who is expected to join either Chelsea or Manchester United for a fee of up to 100 million pounds Broadcaster Skysports reported that Keane 24 underwent a medical at Everton’s Finch Farm training centre on Monday following three successful seasons at Burnley who he joined from boyhood club Manchester United The centre half had been linked with a possible return to Old Trafford before United signed Victor Lindelof from Benfica Strong in the tackle with a good positional sense Keane won two caps for England last season when he was shortlisted for the Professional Football Association Young Player of the Year award In May Everton manager Ronald Koeman said the club intended to invest over the summer with the intention of reaching the Champions League for the first time since the 2005-06 season “We have a very powerful and exciting project and we’re going to strengthen as best as possible to try and reach the Champions League next season” Koeman said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News There was no footage, Mangesh Pawar, in 1954, The exhibition is on at Alliance Francaise.
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