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Good news awaits income tax-payers — mediation now likely in case of dispute

The move is part of a series of proposals that the IT dept is considering to make the country more taxpayer-friendly and to reduce litigation costs.
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Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta refuses to share details of tax raids on public servants

An RTI activist had sought details related to search operations conducted by the Income Tax department from the Lokayukta.

Income Tax dept seeks action against Karnataka CM & deputy CM for intimidating officers

The I-T department is seeking legal action on the grounds that the leaders led protests on 28 March against tax raids carried out across Karnataka.
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Should EC ensure that CBI, ED & I-T dept aren’t used as political tools during elections?

The Income Tax department launched a search and seizure operation against multiple people linked to the JD(S) in Karnataka.
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Nirav Modi’s art collection is worth Rs 57 cr, includes Raja Ravi Varma & Amrita Sher-Gil

Nirav Modi’s collection, including a Ravi Varma painting worth Rs 4 crore, is set to be auctioned to recover income tax dues of Rs 95 crore.
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45% increase in e-filing by taxpayers who earn less than Rs 10 lakh a year

The sharp increase in tax filers in the lower income slabs can be mainly attributed to government’s decision to start penalising late filers.
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I-T officials raid houses of top Kannada actors, producers

Sources in income-tax department said the raids were conducted on a tip-off that films like The Villain and KGF may have been used to launder money.
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HC dismisses Vodafone’s plea seeking refund of Rs 4,759 crore from I-T dept

Delhi HC declined to grant relief to Vodafone saying substantial outstanding demand was pending against the company.
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Supreme Court allows income tax department to reopen National Herald tax case against Rahul & Sonia

Supreme Court, however, restrained the I-T department from implementing its order in the proceedings against Rahul and Sonia Gandhi till the pendency of the matter before the court.
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Tax raid on Raghav Bahl: Editors Guild says motivated searches will undermine media freedom

Editors Guild of India says the tax administration should not exercise its powers in a way that could be seen as intimidation of the government’s critics. New Delhi: The Editors Guild of India has taken cognisance of the Income Tax Department’s raids at the offices of news portal The Quint and the residence of its founder and promoter Raghav Bahl, saying that “motivated income-tax searches and surveys will seriously undermine media freedom”. “While the tax administration is within its rights to make inquiries in compliance with the relevant laws, it should not exercise those powers in a way that could be seen as an intimidation of the government’s critics,” the Guild stated. “The government should desist from such attempts,” it added. Bahl is a member of the Guild’s executive committee, and also one of the founders of Network18. His statement on the matter said “we are a fully tax compliant entity, and will...

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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

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IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.