Manoj Sinha

Manoj Sinha Releases Postal Stamp on Cub Scouts

New Delhi: Manoj Sinha, Minister of Communications today released a Postal Stamp on Cub Scouts to commemorate Centenary year of Cub Scouts in India and Abroad.

Cub Scouting is meant for children of age group between 8 to 11 years and Cubbing involves games, stories, play acting, handicrafts and also work through the Star tests and Badges. On the other hand, Scouting was developed for youth between the ages of 11 and 17 to engage in activities in public parks, open spaces and wherever they found a suitable place.

No Poll Predictions By Astrologers Says Poll Panel

No poll predictions by astrologers, says poll panel

New Delhi: The Election Commission has said prediction of election results by astrologers and tarot readers during the period when there is a ban on broadcasting exit polls is also a violation of law. The Poll body has asked both electronics and print media to refrain from airing and publishing such programmes in future elections to ensure free, fair and transparent elections.

In an advisory sent to the media organisations, the poll watchdog said this is violation of the spirit of Section 126A which aims to prevent the electors of constituencies still going to polls from being influenced in their voting by such predictions about the prospects of various political parties.

Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha returns Finance Bill with amendments

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha has returned the Finance Bill 2017 to the LokSabha with five amendments moved by the opposition. The bill gives effect to the financial proposals of the central government for the financial year 2017-18. Of the five amendments, three were moved by Digvijay Singh of Congress and two by SitaramYechury of CPI-M. Trinamool Congress, which has 10 members, staged a walkout before the voting in the House. Replying to the debate, Finance Minister ArunJaitley said, the bill protects the source of information related to tax evasion. He said, the reasons for search and seizure by Income Tax officers will be recorded but will not be given to the assessee. On making the Aadhar mandatory with PAN card for Income Tax return, the Minister said, the advantages of the technology should be utilised in public interest. Allaying fears of opposition members on the security of the Aadhar data, Mr.Jaitley said that misuse of the privacy of Aadhar data will be punishable.

Govt Moves To Cap Cash Transactions At Rs Two Lakh

Govt moves to cap cash transactions at Rs two lakh

New Delhi: Emboldened by its success in Uttar Pradesh polls, the Narendra Modi Government has moved a fresh proposal to cap cash transactions at two lakh rupees instead of three lakh rupees as provided in the Union Budget 2017-18. It is one of the important amendments introduced in the Finance Bill 2017. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley moved 40 amendments to his seven-week old Finance Bill 2017 in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The bill seeks to give effect to the financial proposals of the Central Government for the next financial year. The UP mandate is being seen as approval for government’s move towards a cashless economy.