Last Updated: 23 Jul 2019 05:02 AM

Times of India

  • Government wants antitrust review of Big Four accountants: Report

    Government wants the country’s antitrust body to assess whether the so-called “Big Four” auditing firms and their affiliates are hurting competition in any manner, a senior government official told reporters.

  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict in Amrapali case on Tuesday

    The Supreme Court will pronounce verdict on Tuesday as to who would complete the stalled projects of embattled real estate major Amrapali Group to give respite to over 42,000 hassled home buyers. SC appointed forensic auditors have found wide scale irregularities in the financial affairs of Amrapali Group

  • Govt targets to add 1.3 cr I-T filers this fiscal

    The government has set a target of adding 1.3 crore income tax filers in the current financial year against 1.1 crore new filers last year, Parliament was informed on Monday. There were 8.44 crore taxpayers in assessment year 2018-19. This included persons who filed a return of income for assessment year 2018-19 as well as persons who did not file a return of income but in whose case tax has been deducted at source during financial year 2017-18.

  • Britain repeats demand for Iran to release tanker, mulls response

    Britain repeated its demand on Monday for Iran to release a UK-flagged tanker seized in the Gulf, as PM Theresa May's government held crisis talks on how to respond. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the Stena Impero with its crew - 18 Indians, including the captain, 3 Russians, a Latvian and a Filipino - on Friday in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

  • RS election: SC to hear on August 6 Ahmed Patel's plea against Gujarat HC order

    The Supreme Court on Monday fixed August 6 for hearing the plea of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel pertaining to his election to the Rajya Sabha in 2017 which has been challenged by rival BJP candidate Balwantsinh Rajput in the Gujarat high court.

  • Nasa, global media hail Isro for successful launch of Chandrayaan-2

    Nasa on Monday congratulated its Indian counterpart Isro on the successful launch of its second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 and said it was looking forward to know what the Indian space agency learns about the lunar south pole. The success of Chandrayaan-2 also made global headlines with a leading US newspaper writing "India is on its way to the moon."

  • Opposition members bat for scrutiny of human rights amendment bill by Parliamentary panel

    Opposition members in Rajya Sabha demanded that a bill for changes in human rights protection law to expedite appointments in NHRC and state rights bodies be sent to a parliamentary panel for scrutiny. The MPs also claimed that they were not given enough time to move amendments.A Congress MP suggested that the human rights track record of experts appointed on the commissions should be checked.

  • Indian banks pursue Mallya for assets disclosure

    Two superyachts, a game reserve, numerous undeclared high-value and vintage cars, valuable paintings and a piano previously owned by Elton John are among the assets in contention as part of a latest legal claim by Indian banks against embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya in the UK High Court on Monday.

  • Seven Indian boxers enter Thailand Open quarters

    Asian Championships silver medallist Deepak (49kg) and Asian Championships bronze medallist Manisha Moun (57kg) put up flawless performances as a total of seven Indian boxers sailed into the quarterfinals of Thailand Open International Boxing in Bangkok.

  • Dhoni should be taken into confidence by selectors: Azharuddin

    Former India skipper Azharuddin said communication between selectors and MS Dhoni will be vital as the wicket-keeper enters the winter of his career amid speculations on his retirement. While many experts believe Dhoni is a spent force, Azharuddin felt he can still continue if he has the drive and a body that is 100 per cent fit.