78% rise in paperless I-T assessment; all-India roll out by fiscal end

NEW DELHI: The ambitious project to conduct paperless assessment for income tax payers rose by 78 per cent over the last three years, prompting the department to roll out the regime pan-India by the end of this financial year. The government initiative was launched in October 2015 by the I-T department’s policy-making body–the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)–in select metro cities with an aim to reduce the visit by…

September 8, 2017
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Police, military to join Browns in show of unity

1:17 PM ET BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns will join with police and other public safety officials to make a statement about unity before Sunday’s opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns will be joined by Cleveland police officers, firefighters, EMTs and members of the U.S. armed forces as they run onto the field before the game. The organization will show a video before the national anthem that expresses…

September 8, 2017
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Viking Warrior In Famous Grave Was A Woman

Fierce warrior Lagertha on the show “Vikings” is fictional, but a genetic study confirms the warrior buried in a Viking-era grave was a woman. (Credit History Channel) This one goes out to all my fellow shieldmaidens: researchers have confirmed through ancient DNA testing that the warrior buried in a famous Viking grave was a woman. Researchers have excavated hundreds of Viking-era graves at Birka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in…

September 8, 2017
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Pistol-Like Object Found In Air Cargo At Mumbai Airport

Mumbai: A pistol-like object was detected in an air cargo parcel from Spain, at the Mumbai airport. Officials involved in aviation security said the parcel was detected yesterday and it was bound for Jaipur after clearance from Mumbai. “The cargo clearing agents and security staff of the airline called in CISF security personnel who recovered a pistol-like object from the parcel that had arrived from Spain,” they said. The pistol…

September 8, 2017
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Near 60 Per Cent Voting At JNU Students Union Polls

New Delhi: More than 4,600 students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) cast their ballots on Friday to elect their union representatives for the next one year. A total of 4,639 votes were polled — 58.69 per cent of the total strength — in the election which took place at 14 booths across the campus between 9.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. The result for the election will likely be announced on…

September 8, 2017
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Billings gives Durham a headache as Kent's last pair survive

3:00 AM ET ECB Reporters Network Durham 217 (Wood 72, Weighell 55, Claydon 5-54) and 359 for 7 (Latham 119, Clark 86, Haggett 3-82) drew with Kent 206 (Northeast 110, Onions 6-62) and 184 for 9 (Billings 70*, Northeast 67, Weighell 3-51) Kent’s Sam Billings returned from the migraine which had laid him low for two days to defy Durham, and their record-breaker Graham Onions, in the Specsavers County Championship…

September 8, 2017
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Hoax Bomb Call On China-Bound Flight Creates Ruckus At Delhi Airport

New Delhi: A full security alert was declared at the Delhi airport in the early hours today after a hoax call was received claiming that a bomb would go off on a China-bound flight. Officials involved in aviation security said the call was received at 11:42 pm last night at the control room of the airport operator of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). “China eastern ki flight mein bomb…

September 8, 2017
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Gowtham, Karn leave India red in command

3:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff India Red 323 (Panchal 105, Vijay 3-46) and 19 for 1 lead India Green 157 (Chopra 65, Gowtham 5-46, Karn 4-39) by 185 runs K. Gowtham makes an appeal PTI India Green, steamrolled by the spin combination of Karn Sharma and Krishnappa Gowtham, lost their last eight wickets for 34 runs as India Red took a first-innings lead of 166 in the first match of…

September 8, 2017
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High Court Asks AAP Government To Ensure Safety Of Visually Impaired

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today asked the AAP government to ensure safety of children, some of whom were allegedly sexually assaulted by a British national at the National Association for the Blind (NAB) here. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also issued notice to the Delhi government and the police station concerned and sought status report on the issue by September…

September 8, 2017
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BCB president recommends Anamul for SA Tests

12:48 PM ET Mohammad Isam Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan has made a recommendation to the selectors by asking them to consider Anamul Haque as an opening option for the South Africa Test series later this month. Anamul last played a Test three years ago and fell out of favour with the Bangladesh team management after a slow 70-ball 47 in a T20I in November 2015. He hasn’t…

September 8, 2017
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