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Deadline for filing tax returns extended till September 7

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry on Wednesday said the last date for filing income tax returns has been extended till September 7, thus extending the earlier deadline of August 31.

"Due date for filing Income Tax return extended till September 7, 2015," the finance ministry tweeted.

The last date for filing had already been extended earlier to August 31 from the usual deadline of July 31 .

Telangana drops move to introduce cheap liquor

Hyderabad: Bowing to pressure from the opposition and women's organisations, the Telangana government on Wednesday withdrew its proposed cheap liquor policy.

The state cabinet took the decision to continue with the existing policy.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao told reporters that since there was difference of opinion in the society over the proposed cheap liquor policy, it was decided to continue with the existing excise policy.

Workers in India strike to protest anti-worker policies of the government

By staff reporter

Kozhikode: Public life has derailed in Kerala following the 24 hour strike, called by ten central trade unions to protest the anti-worker policies of the government. The workers strike was felt in different parts of India including Rajasthan, Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Karnataka.

Delhi government preventing ACB from functioning: Centre to HC

New Delhi : The central government on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that the city government has been acting in a "preconceived manner in order to prevent the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to function in accordance with law".

Justice V.P. Vaish was also informed through an affidavit filed by the union home ministry that the Delhi government was creating an unnecessary impasse in the function of the ACB.

CWG scam: One jailed for six years, four for four years

New Delhi : A Delhi court on Wednesday jailed a company official for six years, and another company official and four municipal officers convicted in a Commonwealth Games scam for four years each.

Those sent to prison by CBI Special Judge Brijesh Garg were then superintending engineer D.K. Sugan, then executive engineer O.P. Mahala, then accountant V. Raju and then tender clerk Gurcharan Singh of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

Syed Ali Shah Geelani sends secret letter to Pakistan PM

New Delhi : A three-member delegation from the Hurriyat Conference belonging to the Syed Ali Shah Geelani faction met Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit here on Tuesday and handed over a confidential letter for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

"We handed over Geelani sahab's letter for PM Sharif to the officials at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi," Ayaz Akbar, spokesperson for the Hurriyat Conference, said in a statement on Wednesday.

Geelani's top aides -- Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah and Altaf Ahmad -- met Basit at his office and stayed for more than an hour.

Centre trying to subvert spirit of Nehru memorial library: Congress

New Delhi : The Congress on Wednesday condemned what it said were efforts by the BJP government to "subvert and dilute" the essential spirit and character of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML).

"Devoid of any legacy that comprises of the building of our nation, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the BJP are playing a diabolical game of rewriting and misappropriating our rich and proud heritage of struggle for independence," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in a statement.

Indian government not cooperating in Geeta's case: Counsel

Islamabad : Indian lawyer Momineen Malik, who has filed an application through Pakistani lawyers for the custody of deaf-mute Geeta, has blamed New Delhi for failing to cooperate with him in securing the repatriation of the stranded girl, media reported.

According to Dunya News, Malik said his government was not cooperating with him in the matter of ensuring Geeta's return to her rightful family. In this connection, he wished to have blood tests done of the five Indian families which claimed to be her guardians, he said.

Death penalty given in quarter of cases by Supreme Court done in error: Amnesty International

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

New Delhi : Leading human rights organization, Amnesty International, on Tuesday once again reiterated its demand for the abolition of death penalty in India following the findings of a Law Commission report on the unfairness of the death penalty in India.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Amnesty International India, said that the Indian government must heed to the findings of a Law Commission report and immediately abolish it for all crimes.

Kalburgi murder part of larger conspiracy: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday said the murder of Kannada scholar M.M. Kalburgi pointed towards a larger conspiracy aimed at eliminating rationalist leaders.

"Going by reports, there is a striking similarity in the murders of Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and M.M. Kalburgi. All of them were active rationalists. They wrote and spoke openly against irrational superstition and tried to promote scientific temper, spirit of inquiry and reform," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in a statement.