Monday, May 2, 2016

Just 1% of population pay taxes; over 5,000 paid more than Rs 1 crore

Just 1% of population pay taxes; over 5,000 paid more than Rs 1 crore


    Only CNG cabs in Delhi from today is the lead in most papers today. "Supreme Court hits the brakes, diesel cabs off Delhi-NCR roads from today, headlines the Hindustan Times. The Times of India leads "SC drives out non-CNG cabs, two lakh commuters may be hit".

    The Times of India notes, the woes of business tycoon Vijay Mallya are mounting, as his payout deal with Diageo, worth 75 million dollars, for stepping down as chairman of United spirits, earlier this year, comes under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate.

    "Re-examine law, increase jail term for money laundering, says Supreme Court Judge", reports the Indian Express on its front page.

    The Agusta-Westland deal continues to receive attention. "Congress-BJP exchange fresh fire in VVIP chopper row", reports the Hindustan Times. The Statesman leads with "Congress trashes govt's claims on chopper deal".

    The forest fires in Uttarakhand are covered prominently on front pages.  "Trees burn, animals die in UP,  Uttarakhand fires" states the Pioneer.  The Hindu says "Uttarakhand blaze, a man-made disaster."

    "Cheer for home-owners as realty law comes into force today", for timely completion of projects and bringing transparency in the real estate sector, reports the Times of India.

    "This summer break, it's back to school for some", as the Centre plans remedial classes over the summer vacation and weekends for poorly performing students, reports the Hindustan Times in its Sunday Special.

    Times of India carries a story on water ideas, from an award-winning Marathwada village that has water ATMs, to another in Rajasthan that revived a traditional water harvesting system.

    The Hindu reports "Cricket divided NIT students, now they bond over it", as a tournament organised by NIT Srinagar's Jhelum Hostel has local and outstation students as part of one team. 

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