Income Tax Department raids Jaya TV in Chennai
Income Tax department on Thursday foray the office of Jaya TV and its partners over alleged tax evasion of the I-T department’s ‘Operation Clean Money’ to remove black money, sources stated.
On Thursday, Investigation at the Tamil language television channel were held by the Income tax department.
The charges against Jaya TV also involved facets including doubtful savings by shell companies, finance flow and dodging of accounts.
As per sources, Investigations at the TV channel’s accounts also involved the offices of Midas Distillerie and Jazz Cinemas.
Ex Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa’s Kodanad Estate has also been searched with three properties associated with Sasikala.
CR Saraswathi, a Dhinakaran camp loyalist and a party functionary stated, “Jaya TV has been running for so many years. We have been paying all taxes. We are very popular among the people and our cadre. The state govt doesn’t want us. And I think the central govt is helping them.”
“The search operation started just a day following the deputy secretary general (Dhinakaran) interrogated about demonetisation. We are lending a hand with the officials. My easy question is why to focus the family?” Prasanna, spokesperson of the Sasikala-Dhinakaran faction of AIADMK affirmed.
The investigations were being held by over 10 groups and are still in process, sources stated.
UK Minister Preeti Patel Resigns from International Development Secretary
Priti Patel, Britain’s first Indian-cause bureau serve surrendered as International Development Secretary on Wednesday evening, as the political emergency inundating the British government heightened. Hers was the second bureau abdication inside the time of seven days, after Defense Secretary Michael Fallon surrendered over inappropriate behavior claims last Wednesday. Remote Secretary Boris Johnson is likewise confronting brings for his acquiescence over wrong remarks made to a parliamentary select council over a British-Iranian resident detained in Iran.
Ms. Patel’s acquiescence came following an exceptional day at Westminster in the midst of further disclosures about Ms. Patel’s dealings with senior Israeli legislators and a visit to Israel amid a “family occasion” over the mid year. Allegations and counter allegations about the degree to which Downing Street knew about her visit and resulting arrangement proposition additionally followed. Ms. Patel, who had been on an official trek to Africa, slice short her visit to come back to meet the Prime Minister on Wednesday evening, with her renunciation declared not long after a concise meeting in Downing Street. In her acquiescence to the Prime Minister Ms. Patel apologized for the “diversion” the reports on her exercises had made from the legislatures operation. “While my activities were implied with the best of expectations, my activities additionally fell underneath the gauges of straightforwardness and transparency that I have advanced and propelled,” she composed. Writing accordingly, Prime Minister Theresa May said it was “correct” that she had chosen to leave and “hold fast to the elevated requirements of straightforwardness and receptiveness that you have pushed.”
On Monday, Ms. Patel had openly apologized for neglecting to uncover 12 gatherings with senior Israeli lawmakers including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amid a “family occasion” to Israel in August. After at first recommending the FCO and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had been on top of it since the start, she conceded they had been made mindful of the gatherings while the trek was in progress. While Downing Street at first remained by her, consequent disclosures have made her position progressively questionable.
On Wednesday, the Guardian announced that sources inside her Department affirmed advance gatherings with Israeli authorities in September that were likewise not done by ecclesiastical systems incorporating a meeting with Gilad Erdan, Israel’s clergyman for open security on the House of Commons porch toward the beginning of September. She likewise met an outside service official in New York soon thereafter. Reports in the Jewish Chronicle, in any case, recommended that Ms Patel had uncovered these to Downing Street however was informed not to uncover points of interest with respect to them as they could humiliate the British Foreign Office: something Downing Street has strenuously denied.
Israeli daily paper Haaretz additionally covered Wednesday that Ms. Patel had gone by the Golan Heights amid her visit. This would conflict with long standing British outside approach that has regarded the locale as wrongfully possessed Syrian land, and not Israeli. region. It additionally developed that Ms. Patel had since initiated dialogs inside her specialty over sending help cash to the Israeli armed force for work in the Golan Heights. While Downing Street demanded Tuesday that it didn’t know about the plans until the point that the media reports, the Jewish Chronicle story on Wednesday proposed they had been circled in.
The choice to permit Ms. Patel to remain after the underlying points of interest of the undisclosed gatherings rose confronted across the board feedback both from inside the Conservative Party and from resistance parties, including Labor, which required her acquiescence or an examination concerning whether the ecclesiastical code had been ruptured. Her abdication is, notwithstanding, improbable to end the story: Labor’s delegate pioneer Tom Watson kept in touch with the Prime Minister on Wednesday evening, in regards to claims that Ms. Patel had met with authorities from the British Foreign Office. “The presence of such a meeting would raise doubt about the official record of Ms. Patel’s conduct and the reason for the visit.”
Ms. Patel, the MP for the Essex supporters of Witham entered Parliament in 2010. Conceived in London, Ms. Patel was designated diaspora champion for the British Indian people group by previous Prime Minister David Cameron as a feature of its push to fortify ties between the two nations, and to prevail upon a greater amount of the British Gujarati and more extensive Indian people group, which has customarily voted Labor, to the Conservative Party. She has been a solid team promoter of the Modi government, freely adulating some of its approaches including demonetization.
She has kept on assuming a noticeable part in the two-sided relationship, a year ago the British government portrayed her as their “first foot” to India as she visited Ahmedabad, Kolkata and New Delhi. A year ago, Ms. Patel pursued contention as a vocal Leave campaigner, telling segments of the Indian people group that leaving the European Union displayed an open door for Britain to ease movement rules for non-EU residents. “By voting to leave we can reclaim control of our migration strategies, spare our curry houses and join whatever remains of the world,’ she told the Evening Standard daily paper in May 2016.
Last August she revealed to one of the English leading newspaper that the UK-India reciprocal relationship would profit by Brexit, and that the EU had “kept down” the financial advancement of India as they would not do an exchange bargain.
Anil Kapoor to work along with Salman Khan and Jacqueline in Race 3?
The third part of Race franchise is all set to make soon after the success of first two parts of films. Both the films were famous for their interesting plots. Now, the third part of film will be made by Remo D’Souza. The first two parts of films were directed by Abbas-Mustan. The third installment of Race franchise will feature Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez in the pivotal roles.
Earlier, it was being said that the movie may star Sidharth Malhotra but later he was changed by Bobby Deol.
The latest reports about film revealed that the upcoming film will involve Sonam’s dad Anil Kapoor alongside Salman and Jacqueline in Race 3.
As per the source, “Anil had played Robert D’Costa aka RD, a private detective, who acts stupid but is very sharp, resourceful and quick. Anil’s character was liked immensely by the audience. The first movie had Sameera Reddy playing his assistant, while the second film saw Ameesha Patel in the role.”
Anil and Salman had earlier worked in film Yuvraaj that hit the theatres in year 2008. “If Anil comes on board, he will be the only cast member to be a part of all three films of the Race series. Also, this will be the actor’s first film with choreographer-turned-director Remo,” he stated.
Race 3 also features Daisy Shah. The movie will go on floors on Eid 2018.
Saina Nehwal Defeats PV Sindhu in Senior Badminton Championship
NAGPUR: Form and rankings went for a toss as Sania Nehwal and HS Prannoy stunned hot favourites PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth to emerge champions in the 82nd Senior National Badminton Championship here on Wednesday. The packed stadium with around ten thousand spectators at the Divisional Sports Complex witnessed some spectacular badminton from the country’s premier shuttlers which kept them on the edge of their seats till the last point of the week-long tournament.
The dream summit clash between Saina and Sindhu lived up to expectations with both the players slugging it out for each point resulting in long and pulsating rallies. Saina, seeded second, proved a point or two to her detractors by upsetting top seed Sindhu 21-17, 27-25 in 54 minutes to clinch her third title. The 27-year-old thus maintained her perfect record in the Nationals with three titles in as many appearances.
Incidentally, she marked her comeback to the Nationals after a gap of almost ten years with the crown. As a teenager, she had triumphed at Goa in 2008 where she had defended the title she had won for the first time at Patna in 2007. Saina was fully fired up while taking on Sindhu as she made swift movements to jump to a comfortable lead in the first game. Besides excellent court coverage, the world No. 11 executed several bodyline smashes which Sindhu found too hot to handle. Sindhu reduced the deficit in the end but could not stop Saina pocketing the first game at 21-17.
Stunned by the reversal, Sindhu bounced back gallantly in the second game. Although the scores were almost equal at the start, Sindhu surged ahead by four points and looked set to restore the parity. However, Saina was in no mood to let it go. She fought back like a true fighter and saved a game point to stop Sindhu. Sindhu too was equally determined to take the match into the decider. After six deuces, Saina finally managed to convert her sixth match point.
At 26-25, both the players were engaged in another long rally, keeping the entire crowd breathless. After around twenty strokes, Sindhu failed to return one of Saina’s sharp half-shashes and hit the shuttle in the net as Saina punched the air in jubilation. Saina thanked her support staff and coach Pullela Gopichand for the turnaround in her fortunes. “I am surprised with the way I played today. I moved well and picked Sindhu’s difficult shots. It was a great match and I am glad that I could finish it off in two games. I would like to thank all the support staff and Gopi Sir for working hard on me in the last couple of months,” an elated Saina told TOI after the final.
Earlier, the men’s singles final between Srikanth and Prannoy also saw a big upset. Second seeded Prannoy edged out top seed and world No. 2 Srikanth 21-15, 16-21, 21-7 in a battle which lasted 50 minutes. It was a special moment for Prannoy as he had never won any National title in any age group. Prannoy celebrated his first entry into the final in style by overcoming the stiff challenge from his regular practice partner. The Kerala youngster also avenged his defeat to Srikanth in the semifinal of the French Open Super Series a few days back.
Men’s singles: 2-HS Prannoy bt K Srikanth 21-15, 16-21, 21-7.
Women’s singles: 2-Saina Nehwal bt 1-PV Sindhu 21-17, 27-25.
Men’s doubles: 2-Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy bt 1-Satwik Sai Raj-Chirag Shetty 15-21, 22-20, 25-23.
Women’s doubles: 1-N Sikki Reddy-Ashwini Ponnappa bt Sanyogita Ghorpade-Prajakta Sawant 21-14, 21-14.
Mixed doubles: 2-Satwik Sai Raj-Ashwini Ponnappa bt 1-Pranaav Jerry Chopra-N Sikki Reddy 21-9, 20-22, 21-17.
Airtel unveils Rs 499 plan with unlimited calls, 20 GB data
Telecom Company Airtel has come up with latest post paid plan of Rs 499 that is providing unlimited calls and data service for their customers. Under this offer, the user will get entertainment content and mobile phone insurance facility too.
“Airtel customers can now take pleasure in unlimited free outgoing calls on national roaming to go with unlimited local and STD calls and 20 GB 4G or 3G data at just Rs 499 every month with Infinity Postpaid,” Airtel stated.
Airtel’s new offer will also involve secure device protection scheme for handsets against physical destruction and malware, at no cost subscription to Wynk Music and Airtel TV for live television watching with movies and famous shows.
The customers will get chance to carry forward 200 GB of their vacant data to next invoice cycle under this plan and verify its status on MyAirtel app.
Airtel also declared unlimited calls even for the duration of roaming along with 70 GB of 4G, 3G or 2G offer for Rs 448.
The customers will be able to avail this offer across India. Currently, Airtel has more than 28 crore subscribers, according to latest data declared by industry body COAI.