Karan Kundra and VJ Anusha can’t stop kissing each other!!!

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TV celebs and real life couple Karan Kundra and Anusha Dandekar's love is no secret to anyone, and the couple is now going to be seen on MTV Love School 2. The Telly land couple is all charged up as they shared a video asking everyone seeking their entries for the show and even while doing that they can’t stop kissing each other!

  • Cricket: New Zealand reply strongly on rain-hit day

    Kanpur, India, Sept 23, 2016 (AFP) - New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Tom Latham led a strong reply to take the visitors to 152 for one at stumps against India on a rain-hit second day of the first Test in Kanpur on Friday.

  • MNS sets 48-hour deadline for Pakistani actors, artists to leave India

    Mumbai [India], Sept. 23 (ANI): In the wake of the dastardly terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri region in which 18 Indian Army soldiers lost their lives, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Friday issued a 48 hour-deadline to Pakistani actors and artists to leave India, saying they will push them out of the country if they don't go back to their nation. "We give a 48 hour deadline to Pakistani Actors and artists to leave India or MNS will push them out," said Amey Khopkar, MNS Chitrapat Sena president.

  • Opposition corners Pak for insulting Indian Army by glorifying Wani

    New Delhi/Mumbai [India], Sept. 22 (ANI): Cutting across party lines, the Shiv Sena and Congress on Thursday criticised Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his 'ridiculous and frivolous' statement glorifying slain Hizbul Mujahideeen commander Burhan Wani and said that the hostile neighbour was doing nothing but making a mockery of itself. "I think Pakistan doesn't realise that it makes a mockery of itself and of its country when its Prime Minister makes such frivolous and ridiculous statements. There doesn't appear to be minority of one or two countries in the world who believe in the sincerity of Pakistan's statements," Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi told ANI in the national capital.

  • China is Pakistan's strategic partner in killing Balochis: BNM

    New York [USA], Sept 22: The Baloch National Movement (BNM) has said that Beijing is supporting Pakistan in the mass killing of the Balochi people courtesy the China Pakistan Corridor Project (CPEC). "China is Pakistan's strategic partner in the economic plundering and mass murder of Baloch civilians particularly in the coastal belt of the Makran region of Balochistan. The deep sea port of Gwadar has been sold to China for military buildup and expansion into the Arabian Sea," read a statement issued regarding the joint protest of Baloch and Sindhi activists held outside the United Nations to condemn the Pakistani atrocities and the 'ongoing military operations' in Sindh and Balochistan.

  • India's first ocean power generation project coming up in Kavaratti, Lakshadweep

    Chennai [India], Sept.22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of developing 'blue economy' to complement India's economic trajectory is getting onto the drawing board, with the development of an indigenous technology to tap ocean energy. India's maiden Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) project is coming up in Kavaratti, capital of the Lakshadweep archipelago, off the south-western coast after almost three and a half decades of initial plans. India had planned to set up an OTEC plant way back in 1980, off the Tamil Nadu coast, but with the foreign vendor closing down its operation, it had to be abandoned, until a new vision to develop India's vast coastal resources was drawn up by NDA government.

  • TBI Blogs: 5 Tax Benefits Every Entrepreneur in India Must Know About

    The move to boost startups in the country has resulted in a slew of tax exemptions and benefits for budding entrepreneurs. The taxation policies of the government for startups underwent a drastic change with the Union Budget of 2016-17. These changes, made under the 'StartUp India' Policy, are touted to result in a large number of concessions and exemptions. Here’s a look at the highlights of the startup tax in India. We guarantee that they will have entrepreneurs running to their startup lawyers to figure out the best way to make full use of the policy changes. 1. 100% Tax Exemption for First Three Years "It is proposed to provide a deduction of 100% of the profits and gains derived by an eligible startup from a business involving innovation, development, deployment or commercialisation of new products, processes or services driven by technology or intellectual property," said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while announcing the Union Budget 2016-17 in Parliament. In order to give budding entrepreneurial ventures a much-needed boost, the government has decided to do away with taxing them for the first three years of their operation. It was declared in the Budget Session of the Parliament that startups will not incur any taxes on profits incurred in their first three years except MAT. MAT stands for ‘Minimum Alternate Tax’ and is calculated on ‘book profit’. 2. Abolition of 'Angel Investment Tax' As a form of further relief, the government has also done away with the ‘Angel Investment Tax,’ introduced in 2012. Under this, angel investors, i.e., family and friends and domestic funds not registered as VC funds, which one raises from venture capital firms set up for the very purpose of backing such ventures, will not be taxed on these investments. They have the liberty to issue shares to investors at rates higher than fair value without any taxation hassles. This was brought into being by amending Section 56(2)(vii)(b) of the Income-Tax Act. However, there are some restrictive terms here. Only startups which fulfill the conditions specified by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) are eligible for this startup tax exemption. In order to avail this concession, a startup will have to attain a certificate stating its eligibility from the ‘inter-ministerial board of certification.' 3. Setting up of a 'Fund of Funds' for Startups In order to help startups in their initial stage by providing them with the necessary financial boost, the government has decided to set up a fund with an initial corpus of Rs. 2,500 crore and a total corpus of Rs. 10,000 crore over a four year period. The fund will come under ‘Fund of Funds (FoF)’ which won’t invest directly in startups but will be directed through SEBI registered venture funds, as the action plan suggests. A board of professionals from diverse areas will be set up to manage this fund. Life Insurance Corporation of India will be an investor in this fund which will support a whole range of sectors like manufacturing, agriculture, health, etc. 4. Exemptions in Capital Gains Tax Image Source: Pixabay The government has also recently made provisions for an exemption of 20% capital gains tax. Capital gains tax is the tax charged on profits from sale of capital assets, such as stocks, bonds, etc. This was a long-pending demand and is deemed to prove highly lucrative for startups as before, overseas venture capital investors were forced to route their investment through Mauritius. Before this provision, most investments in Indian startups were routed through Mauritius as capital gains tax on investment from there was waived following provisions in the Double Tax Avoidance Treaty. 5. Other Tax Adjustments and Fund Allocations to Boost Startups Some other important adjustments and allocations made in this area to boost startups are as follows: Setting up of provisions to support entrepreneurs belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes. Allocation of Rs. 500 crore for SC/ST and women entrepreneurs under Startup India. Lowering long-term capital gains for unlisted firms from three to two years. Amendment in the Motor Vehicles Act to enable entrepreneurship in the road transport sector. Raising of the eligibility for the presumptive tax scheme for small businesses. This is done by allowing businesses with a turnover of up to Rs. 2 crore from the earlier Rs. 1 crore to enjoy coverage under it. Provision for ‘Employee Provident Fund’ for the first three years. This is thought to save 12 % of the costs for the startups and provide security benefits for the employees. Providing relief to entrepreneurs living in rented houses away from their native places, because of the effect of the area on the success of startups, by raising the 80GG deduction from Rs. 24,000 to Rs. 60,000. These policies under the “StartupIndia” scheme of the government as proposed in the Union Budget 2016-2017 seem to be made with the purpose of providing impetus to all budding ventures. It is also a subsidiary of the ‘MakeInIndia’ scheme as it aims to create more jobs within the country so that the youth doesn’t have to look to other countries for employment. This startup tax policy and other provisions are sure to go a long way in providing new startups the boost they need. For more information, entrepreneurs can consult Startup lawyers through Lawyered. Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us:contact@thebetterindia.com, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@thebetterindia).

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  • One-day specialist Rohit Sharma again fails India test

    By Amlan Chakraborty KANPUR, (Reuters) - The ball was old, the stage set and expectations high but India's Rohit Sharma again spurned the opportunity to assert his long-form credentials in the first test against New Zealand on Thursday. Often hailed as the next big thing to come out of Mumbai since Sachin Tendulkar, the 29-year-old is an automatic choice in the limited-overs side and the only batsman to score two one-day international double centuries. In the shorter version of cricket no ground is long or wide enough and no bowler good enough when Sharma is on song.

  • Pakistan terror network clearly gets the highest priority, says BJP

    New Delhi [India], Sept. 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday strongly condemned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's speech at 71st session of United Nations General Assembly, saying that a hostile Pakistan has always given highest priority to terror networks and this was more than evident in the latter's speech. "Pakistan is a far suffered democracy, where the perpetrators of terror and those who work with terror networks clearly get the highest priority, and this is most evident from the Pakistani Prime Minister's speech at the UNGA," BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli told ANI.

  • Robust security cooperation between Saudi Arabia and India: Envoy

    New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabia and India are cooperating closely in "countering the menace of terrorism" and the "robust security cooperation" between the two countries is "important not only for us but also for the entire region and beyond," the Saudi envoy here has said. Dr. Saud Al-Sati, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to India, said the continued growth and expansion in the multifaceted relations between Saudi Arabia and India was one of the highlights of the Kingdom's international relations. Saudi Arabia remains a major pillar for India's energy security," he stated.

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  • India's role in Afghanistan appreciated

    New Delhi/United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) The US and Afghanistan appreciated India's role in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan at a trilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday. "India briefed the participants on the important decisions and discussions pertaining to expansion and future of development cooperation with Afghanistan during the recent visit of (Afghan) President Ashraf Ghani to India," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in his weekly media briefing here.

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  • MNS warns Pak stars, says won't allow 'ADHM' and 'Raees' release

    New Delhi [India], Sept. 23 (ANI): The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers association on Friday said that they would not allow the release of 'Ae Dil Hai Mushqil' and 'Raees' in India as the movies feature Pakistani actors while giving a 48-hour deadline to the stars from the other side of the border to leave India. MNS Chitrapat Sena president Amey Khopkar warned the Pakistani actors that they would face serious consequences in India if they do not leave the nation within 48 hours.

  • India-Russia joint military exercise Indra-2016 begins in Vladivostok

    New Delhi [India], Sept.23 (ANI): The eighth edition of India-Russia Joint Military Exercise 'INDRA-2016' has begun in the Ussiriysk District in Vladivostok, Russia. To achieve interoperability in joint operations, troops from both sides would acquaint themselves with the respective approach to such operations. The troops of Indian Army marched smartly alongside the Russian Army in an impressive opening ceremony of Exercise Indra 2016.

  • India blaming Islamabad for Uri strike 'unfounded, uninvestigated' accusations: Pak MoFA

    Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept. 22 (ANI): The Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Thursday rejected the Indian authorities' blaming Islamabad for the Uri terror strike as "unfounded, baseless and uninvestigated" accusations. "Minutes after the attack, the Indian authorities blamed Pakistan for the incident without even investigating the matter.

  • Pak ready for unconditional talks with India to resolve all issues: Sartaj Aziz

    Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept. 23 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said has said that Islamabad is ready for unconditional talks with New Delhi to resolve all issues including the core issue of Kashmir. Aziz, however, said that any talks between the two countries cannot succeed till the resolution of the Kashmir issue while talking to a television channel, reports Radio Pakistan. Asserting that the international community has accepted that Kashmir is a "disputed territory", he said that the pressure is now mounting on India.

  • Indus Water Treaty: Mutual trust, cooperation between both sides important, says India

    New Delhi [India], Sept. 22 (ANI): Amid increasing speculations that India may revisit the 1960 Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan in the wake of the Uri terror attack, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said any such treaties to work it is important that there must be mutual trust and cooperation between both the sides as it cannot be a one-sided affair. Swarup emphasised, "After all, the preamble of the treaty itself says it is based on goodwill." "There are differences between India and Pakistan over implementation of the Indus Waters Treaty, which stood for 56 years, but this is an issue which is being addressed bilaterally. The Preamble the 1960 Indus Water Treaty reads as: "The Government of India and the Government of Pakistan, being equally desirous of attaining the most complete and satisfactory utilisation of the waters of the Indus system of rivers and recognising the need, therefore, of fixing and delimiting, in a spirit of 'goodwill and friendship', the rights and obligations of each in relation to the other concerning the use of these waters and of making provision for the settlement, in a cooperative spirit, of all such questions as may hereafter arise in regard to the interpretation or application of the provisions agreed upon herein, have resolved to conclude a Treaty in furtherance of these objectives." Brief provisions of Indus Waters Treaty 1960 i.

  • India slams Pak PM Sharif for calling Burhan Wani a symbol of 'Kashmiri intifada'

    New Delhi [India], Sept. 22 (ANI): Hitting out at Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for 'glorifying' slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani at the United Nations, India has asserted that his statement only proves Islamabad's attachment to terrorism. Taking to Twitter, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that Sharif glorifying Wani in his address at the United Nations General Assembly, which is one of UN's highest forum, shows Pakistan's continued connection with terrorism.

  • India must celebrate its victory in 1965 war with Pakistan every year (Recollections of a Communicator)

    By I. Ramamohan Rao New Delhi [India], Sept.22 (ANI): Last year, this month, India celebrated the 50th anniversary of the victory of the 1965 war. It was the first time ever that India was emphatically celebrating the victory of 1965 which many had dubbed as a 'no clear win by either side'. Pakistan's so-called 'victory' was that it did not allow India to succeed in its attempt to capture Lahore.

  • Nawaz Sharif's speech discredits statesmanship of a Prime Minister: Congress

    New Delhi, [India], Sept 22 (ANI): Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday castigated Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's speech at the 17st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and said that his address discredited the kind of responsible statesmanship expected from the Prime Minster of a nation. Dubbing Sharif as a disappointment, Tharoor said that Sharif hailed a militant and spoke about internal matter of a neighbouring nation, but did not speak what he was suppose to. "Mr. Nawaz Sharif has become more of a disappointment.

  • India claims diplomatic victory over Pakistan in UN

    New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) India on Thursday claimed diplomatic victory over Pakistan at the United Nations amid deteriorating bilateral ties following the killing of 18 soldiers in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters here that India was "sensitising the world" about how Pakistan was sponsoring terrorism. "Our actions speak for themselves and you can see our actions are already delivering results," Swarup said, a day after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif aggressively raised the Kashmir issue in his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York.

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  • Pak breeding terrorists threatening India: Shiv Sena

    New Delhi [India], Sept. 23 (ANI): The Shiv Sena on Friday said the entire world is aware about terrorism spreading from the land of Pakistan and said Islamabad is taking advantage of the situation as New Delhi cannot hold it responsible for the same. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut lashed out at Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for turning a blind eye to the terrorism breeding on his soil. "Nawaz Sharif is the Prime Minister of Pakistan and talks like that.