Salary income of Indian workers in Gulf exempt from I-T: FM

New Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said salary income earned by non-resident Indians in Gulf countries would continue to be exempt from tax in India. Quoting a tweet of TMC MP Mahua Moitra, Sitharaman clarified that the Finance Act 2021 has not brought in any new or additional tax on… Continue reading Salary income of Indian workers in Gulf exempt from I-T: FM

Indians in Harris’ ancestral home wake up to her victory

THULASENDRAPURAM, India (AP) — After rooting for Kamala Harris as President-elect Joe Biden’s running mate, people in her small ancestral Indian village woke up Sunday morning to the news of her making history. Most of them had gone to sleep by the time Biden clinched the winning threshold of 270 Electoral College votes, making Harris… Continue reading Indians in Harris’ ancestral home wake up to her victory

Indian villagers tire of coronavirus rules just as rural cases surge

BAIHATA CHARIALI/KARALAPAKKAM, India (Reuters) – Harmahan Deka doesn’t wear a mask anymore to avoid the novel coronavirus nor does he try to keep a safe distance from others. For the 25 men and women he works with in his construction materials business near the small town of Baihata Chariali in India’s Assam state, life is… Continue reading Indian villagers tire of coronavirus rules just as rural cases surge

CISF official asked if I am Indian as I don’t know Hindi: DMK MP Kanimozhi

Chennai/New Delhi, Aug 9 (PTI) DMK MP Kanimozhi on Sunday alleged that a CISF official asked her if ‘she was an Indian’ as she could not speak Hindi, prompting the paramilitary force to respond saying appropriate action will be taken. The incident is understood to have taken place when Kanimozhi was at the Chennai international… Continue reading CISF official asked if I am Indian as I don’t know Hindi: DMK MP Kanimozhi

Indian PM lays foundation of temple at razed mosque site

AYODHYA, India (AP) — Despite the coronavirus restricting a large crowd, Hindus rejoiced Wednesday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke ground on a long-awaited temple of their most revered god, Ram, at the site of a demolished 16th century mosque. Modi offered prayers to nine stone blocks with Ram inscribed on them and kept… Continue reading Indian PM lays foundation of temple at razed mosque site

Indian police arrest 14 for black market remdesivir as COVID-19 cases jump

Mumbai: Indian police have arrested 14 people on suspicion of selling locally made doses of Gilead Sciences Inc’s remdesivir at five times the maximum retail price as a surge of novel coronavirus cases boosts demand for the antiviral drug. Remdesivir, which has been shown to trim hospital recovery times in a U.S. clinical trial, has… Continue reading Indian police arrest 14 for black market remdesivir as COVID-19 cases jump

‘Don’t target doctors’: Indian medics say coronavirus critics being muzzled

New Delhi: Indian authorities are facing growing complaints from doctors who say their criticism of the response to the coronavirus outbreak and a lack of protective gear is being muzzled. The Resident Doctor’s Association of New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, which represents 2,500 doctors, wrote on Monday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi… Continue reading ‘Don’t target doctors’: Indian medics say coronavirus critics being muzzled

We are Indians, caste and religion does not exist for us: CRPF officer

New Delhi: “We in CRPF identify ourselves as Indians… caste and religion does not exist,” the world’s largest paramilitary force said through its chief spokesman’s Twitter handle Friday. Peeved at a news report in a magazine that gave the caste break-up of the 40 personnel killed in the Pulwama attack, CRPF’s chief spokesman and Deputy… Continue reading We are Indians, caste and religion does not exist for us: CRPF officer

21.40 lakh Indian people living with HIV in 2017, over two-fifth of them women

New Delhi: India had an estimated 21.40 lakh people living with HIV in 2017, with slightly more than two-fifth of them being women, the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) said on Friday. It said the annual new HIV infection cases have declined by more than 60 per cent since 2000, but the rate of decline… Continue reading 21.40 lakh Indian people living with HIV in 2017, over two-fifth of them women

Indian student’s dad has questions about Kansas City killing

Kansas City: The father of an engineering student from India who was fatally shot in Kansas City said Tuesday that he wishes a person of interest in the killing had been arrested rather than shot to death by police, because he wants to know why the man killed his son. Kansas City Police Chief Rick… Continue reading Indian student’s dad has questions about Kansas City killing