The terror bombings and killings around Kabul’s airport have once again focused world attention on the “sudden” American pull out. Actually, President Joe Biden’s “new” Afghanistan policy is old wine in new bottles.
The plea prays for restraining the Consulate General of India in New York from declaring a spouse of an OCI applying for an OCI card to be ineligible for the same merely on the ground that they are in a same-sex marriage or queer (non-heterosexual) marriage.
The world has been shocked into sitting up seeing the plight of the thousands losing their battle against Covid in Delhi but an even greater mess of planning, management and performance has infiltrated small town India, threatening its very existence.
The Prime Minister's Office is said to be keen to coordinate all efforts while the US wants to engage various institutions across the country, as it believes aid will be stuck in Delhi and not get to the states soon enough.
A court in the United Kingdom on Thursday ruled that diamond merchant Nirav Modi could be extradited to India to face charges of fraud and money laundering in the Rs 14,000-crore in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case.
Celebrity arrests have put the spotlight on drug abuse. While various Acts have stringent provisions to tackle this menace, there are also attempts to depenalise consumption and offences involving small amounts.
It is the case of the Petitioner that no service tax could be levied on the Hajis for performing the Haj/ Umrah and in any event, the said service is exempted from taxation and thus HGOs are not liable to collect and pay service tax.