ITR 2018-19: A step by step guide to check income tax return status online

August 6, 2018

New Delhi: Last week the government extended the income tax return (ITR) filing deadline for the financial year 2017-18 by one month to March 31. However, by now most of you must have filed your ITR. Once you have filed your ITR and verified it, the income tax department then processes your return. Once you file your ITR and verify it, the ‘status’ of your ITR is shown as either…

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Mumbai Passport office gave Police Clearance Certificate to Mehul Choksi: MEA

August 6, 2018

Mumbai: The official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said that it was the passport office in Mumbai which had given a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) to fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi on the basis of a clear Police Verification Report (PVR) available on his passport. Issuing a statement, the official spokesperson of MEA said, “We have seen media reports on the issue. Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)…

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Banks collect whopping Rs 5,000 cr from customers in FY18 for failing to maintain minimum balance

August 6, 2018

As many as 21 public sector banks and three major private sector lenders collected a whopping Rs 5,000 crore from customers for non-maintenance of minimum balance in their accounts in 2017-18, according to banking data. India’s largest lender State Bank of India, which suffered a staggering net loss of Rs 6,547 crore during 2017-18, led the pack in penalising its customers for not maintaining minimum account balance. The government-owned SBI,…

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Amazon Freedom Sale kicks off August 9: Here are the deals, offers

August 6, 2018

Amazon has announced the Freedom Sale in India. In the build-up to India’s 72nd Independence Day, the e-commerce giant is kicking off a four-day sale that will see over ‘200,000’ deals on a range of products including smartphones, tablets, laptops, TVs, gaming consoles, clothing, home appliances and furniture, and more. This includes some big brands such as LG, JBL, OnePlus, Huawei, Honor, Samsung, and Vivo among others. The Amazon Freedom…

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UIDAI Slams ‘Attempts to Tarnish’ Aadhaar’s Image, Says Helpline Number Cannot Steal Data

August 6, 2018

New Delhi: Days after a helpline number of UIDAI mysteriously started showing on smartphones of hundreds of users, the UIDAI on Sunday said people with “vested interests” are trying to tarnish the image of Aadhaar by taking advantage of Google’s admission of its “mistake”. The UIDAI on Sunday said vested interests used Google’s “inadvertent” act on its helpline number to create fear and tarnish the image of Aadhaar. The Aadhaar…

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Honor Play Launching In India Today: When And Where To Watch

August 6, 2018

Huawei sub-brand Honor is set to launch a new smartphone in India today called the Honor Play. The phone will be exclusive to Amazon India and it is expected that the price of the phone will be around the Rs 20,000 mark. To recall the phone has already been announced in China as a gaming smartphone. However, in India Honor has decided to market the phone as a performance device….

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GST Cashback On Payment Done Via BHIM, RuPay To Be Tested

August 6, 2018

New Delhi: States will roll out on pilot basis incentives for digital transactions through RuPay card and BHIM app under the GST, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said today. The GST Council, chaired by Goyal, in its meeting here today also decided to set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) under Minister of State of Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla to look into the issues of the MSME sector. Simultaneously, the law…

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ATM Charges Levied By Top Banks For Cash Transactions And Other Services

August 6, 2018

Top banks in the country today offer a limited number of ATM transactions free of cost every month. Major banks, from state-run SBI to private sector lenders ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank, have certain rules applicable to their customers for making transactions at ATMs. After the customer exhausts the permitted number of free transactions in a month, these ATM charges apply depending on the type – whether it belongs to…

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