Largest Siamese Crocodile egg discovery in 20 years boosts conservation efforts in Cambodia | World News

Conservationists in Cambodia have made a significant discovery with the finding of 106 eggs from the critically endangered Siamese crocodile species in a western Cambodian wildlife sanctuary. Officials announced Thursday that this is the largest find in the past two decades, providing renewed hope for the survival of this rare crocodile species. The eggs were discovered in Cardamom National Park in May. Between June 27 and 30, 60 of these eggs successfully hatched, as reported by the Associated Press, citing a joint statement from the ministries of agriculture and environment…

3 killed, 32 injured as 8 bogies of Dibrugarh Express derails in Gonda | Lucknow News

Three people died and 32 others were injured when eight bogies of Dibrugarh Express train derailed in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday afternoon. The condition of six injured, including a woman, is said to be serious. The Assam-bound train from Chandigarh derailed between Jhilahi and Motiganj railway stations, 30 km from Gonda town. The deceased have been identified as Rahul (38), a resident of Chandigarh; and Saroj Kumar Singh (30) from Bihar. The identity of the third person, also a male, is yet to be ascertained. The Railways…

Rs 2.14 crore seized from private money lender in Rajkot | Ahmedabad News

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Rajkot city police has seized cash worth Rs 2.14 crore from an agricultural commodity trader for allegedly running a money-lending business without due approvals and launched an investigation with the police saying that the Income Tax department has also been alerted about the seizure. Acting on a tip off that a person was on his way to deliver a large amount of cash to someone in Morbi, EOW officers intercepted a car near Bedi village on the outskirts of Rajkot city Tuesday and…

UP: ‘Eateries with owners’ names not to create religious differences,’ says police | Lucknow News

A day after the eateries and roadside carts, along the route of the Kanwar Yatra, were asked to display names of owners or proprietors to “avoid any confusion” among the yatris, Muzaffarnagar Police have issued a notice stating that compliance was voluntary and was not meant to create religious differences. During the annual Shravan Kanwar Yatra, Kanwariyas in huge numbers travel across western Uttar Pradesh, from neighbouring states, after carrying water from Haridwar and cross Muzaffarnagar. During this devoutly religious month, many people especially Kanwar yatris abstain from certain food…

Amid LPG shortage in Manipur, distributors protest against disruptions and extortion by militants | India News

LPG distributors in the Imphal Valley organised a sit-in demonstration on Thursday as they are feeling the pinch of frequent disturbances along Manipur’s two lifelines, NH 2 and NH 37, coupled with extortion by various militant groups. Since ethnic violence erupted in the state on May 3, the transportation of LPG gas along NH 2 (Imphal-Dimapur) has been temporarily stopped because of frequent disturbances, especially in Kangpokpi district. But transporters have been importing cooking gas through NH 37 (Imphal-Silchar via Jiribam) to meet the people’s needs. Since armed miscreants ambushed…

Action will be taken to rescue bonded child labourers: Delhi govt to HC | Delhi News

The Delhi government assured the Delhi High Court Thursday that action as per law will be taken to rescue bonded child and adolescent labourers in the national capital while coordinating with various departments to tackle the issue. The HC was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) highlighting the instances of bonded child and adolescent labour in the Capital. The petitioner, Rohtas, who is stated to support the work of NGO ‘Sahyog Care For You’, sought direction to the authorities to conduct raids and rescue 245 children and 772 adolescents claiming…

Ajit Pawar to tour 4 constituencies for outreach on ‘Ladki Bahin’ scheme | Mumbai News

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar is set to embark on a whirlwind tour of four assembly constituencies on July 22 to capitalise on the growing response to the Mukhyamantri Majhi Ladki Bahin Yojana across the state. During the tour, Pawar will attend four meetings on the scheme. Speaking at a press conference in Mumbai, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state chief Sunil Tatkare stated on Thursday that the Ladki Bahin Yojana aims to bring a transformative change to the lives of women in Maharashtra. “The Majhi Ladki Bahin scheme is…

ICAI Highlights Tax Payment Issues to CBDT on ITR Portal

At present the income tax portal is undergoing issues related to payment which prevents the assesses, CAs, and tax filers from finishing their transactions. Filers are prompted with error messages when trying to make any payments. ICAI has addressed the problems of the CBDT. Representations have been sent by the ICAI before the finance ministry involving issues with the Income Tax Portal. Further, another representation was sent emphasizing payment issues. In its representation, the ICAI remarked: “In this regard, we would like to bring to your notice once again of…

ICAI releases CA November 2024 Final, other exam dates | Education News

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) today announced the next Chartered Accountants Final Examination dates. Students will have to fill online application form at the official website — eservices.icai.org — once the application window opens. As per the official notification of ICAI, the exams for Final course will be held on November 1, 3 and 5 for group 1, and on November 7, 9 and 11 for group 2. The exams for International Taxation – Assessment Test (INTT – AT) will be conducted on November 9 and 11.…

SC to Consider TDS Applicability on Allowances for Judicial Officers Under SNJPC, Next Hearing on 5th Aug

The Supreme Court is ready to investigate the problem of the applicability of the provisions of tax deduction at source (TDS) on the allowances furnished before judicial officers under the Second National Judicial Pay Commission (SNJPC). The same issue has been analyzed via the Court in the All India Judges Association case in which it is overseeing the implementation of the suggestions of the Second National Judicial Pay Commission (SNJPC). At the time of the hearing amicus curiae K Parameshwar described to the bench that many states are charging TDS…