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When I met the Queen of England
Dancer-choreographer Astad Deboo met Queen Elizabeth, William and Kate at Buckingham Palace on Monday at the launch of India-UK year of Culture. He tells Archana Masih/Rediff.com that the Queen......
Present govt will not recover black money: Jethmalani tells SC
Noted jurist Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday accused in the Supreme Court the National Democratic Alliance government and the previous United Progressive Alliance dispensation of failure to bring back......
Names can be revealed in public interest: Govt on black money
Holding out no assurance of an absolute confidentiality to those disclosing foreign assets on their own, the government on Tuesday said details of information provided during the one-time......
'We are working to make life easy for taxpayers'
The CBDT is working to create an atmosphere where a taxpayer's life becomes so ‘easy’ that they are never compelled to visit an I-T department office and the hassle of paying taxes is......
PAN-based database of taxpayers in the works
Database to contain taxable financial transactions and history of any tax-paying individual. The government is working on a permanent account number (PAN)-based online repository to enable......
'Smart' database soon to check Income Tax evasion
A new ‘smart and intelligent’ database is being set up in the Income Tax department to help check tax evasion, a ‘menace’ that is ‘spoiling’ compliance culture,......
Check your new I-T assessment range before filing returns
With Income Tax returns filing season commencing soon, taxpayers have been advised to re-check their new assessment ranges as the I-T department has carried out a large-scale restructuring and......
'I could never sell myself'
'A producer once told me that one doesn't get paid for his acting skills.'' If you work here, you have to be either lovable or sellable.''Nobody talks about talent.' 'Here, people can pay huge......
PIX: Sunny Leone, Vidya Balan party with Ekta Kapoor
Ekta Kapoor hosted a grand Diwali party on October 29 at her Mumbai residence and invited all her friends. A look at the couples, who attended the party. Sunny Leone arrives with husband......
Benegal on his next film, Bose
Talking to Shyam Benegal is a journalist's delight. As soon as you have posed a question he returns with a crisp, articulate answer and overwhelms you with his erudition. One gets to know of his......
They sang for Bush and the Queen!
The last time they sang together in public, Manu Narayan and Anisha Nagarajan had President Bush, Queen Elizabeth and Tony Blair in the audience. The lead players from the Broadway version of the......
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