This is how you can get free iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus: Deal you can’t miss

February 16, 2018

We have seen BOGO deals on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and others from major US carriers, but not on the ultimate flagship iPhone X until now. AT&T is giving away free iPhone X and other iPhones through its latest “buy-one-get-one” or BOGO deal only for a limited period. Apple products eligible for AT&T’s BOGO deal are the iPhone X 64GB ($1,000), iPhone X 256GB ($1,150), iPhone 8 Plus 64GB ($800),…

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Income tax returns (ITR) filing: Bad news for salaried class; salary set to face this cut

February 16, 2018

As if no relief in the income tax burden was not enough, here’s another bad news for the salaried persons. In a bid to broaden its tax base, the government is now eyeing even the compensation which someone would receive after being laid off. The Budget 2018 has proposed that if someone is laid off and receives a compensation, that will now be taxed as “Other Income”. Earlier, it was…

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Govt may allow premature closure of PPF accounts

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February 16, 2018

The government on Tuesday proposed to make it easier for small savings scheme holders to close their accounts early as well as permit the opening of such accounts in the name of a minor. At present, small savings accounts like public provident fund (PPF) cannot be closed prematurely before the completion of five years. The move, the government said, is to help deal with medical emergencies and higher education needs,…

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50 Foods That Can Cause Heart Disease

February 16, 2018

It’s the #1 killer in the U.S., yet you can prevent its sneaky symptoms by ridding your diet of 50 foods. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease accounts for one in three deaths in the U.S.—claiming nearly one life every 40 seconds in 2017. What’s even more appalling is that fatal heart attack- and stroke-inducing cardiovascular disease is preventable.So how can you nip your risk for the condition in…

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7th Pay Commission: Minimum wage hike soon to become a reality, impacting 48 lakh employees

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February 16, 2018

Seventeen months after the 7th pay commission recommendations were announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Parliament, the Modi government is now working to transform minimum wage hike into a reality. Once the minimum wage hike is in place, it would touch the lives of 48 lakh government employees.  According to reports, the minimum wage hike would be helpful for lower-level employees across grade 1 to 5. According to…

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Pari trailer: The Devil is out to play with Anushka Sharma

February 15, 2018

The trailer for Anushka Sharma’s upcoming horror flick Pari has hit the internet and it is definitely not one for the faint-hearted. The one and a half minute long clip is full of haunting shots which could potentially keep you up for nights continuously and after watching it, we definitely need no reminding that Pari is not a fairytale. Directed by Prosit Roy, Pari hits the screens on March 2….

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WhatsApp Working on GDPR Data Privacy Option For Users: Report

February 15, 2018

As the European Union (EU) prepares to introduce the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May to harmonise data privacy laws, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new data privacy option in compliance with the new legislation. The new WhatsApp feature, to be remotely enabled by “no later than May 25” for its over one billion users, will also reportedly be extended to Facebook and Instagram, WABetaInfo, a popular…

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Explained: Is EPF withdrawal taxable if service is not for 5 years continuously?

February 15, 2018

I received my EPF dues from my previous employer of 34years which were tax free. After a break of a couple of years, I joined another company at the age of 60 years. After serving as a regular employee for three years and eleven months, the company reappointed me on a full-term contract for one year. The company has paid the PF accumulation after deducting tax at source. So, is…

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Changes proposed in PPF and small savings schemes..

February 15, 2018

Here’s some good news for Public Provident Fund (PPF) account holders. In a move to make PPF and other small saving schemes more investor-friendly, the government has proposed to allow premature closure of PPF accounts and permit opening of small savings accounts in the name of minors. Due to the tax benefits offered under Section 80C, PPF investments continue to be a preferred instrument for saving among the middle class….

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EPF Interest Rate, Online Balance Check, Passbook, Latest EPFO Initiatives

February 15, 2018

EPFO or Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation is likely to keep interest rate unchanged at 8.65 per cent on provident fund (PF) deposits for its about 5 crore members for 2017-18, news agency Press Trust of India reported, citing sources. The apex decision-making body of EPFO will meet on February 21 to decide on interest rate for subscribers for 2017-18, the report said. For 2016-17, EPFO subscribers got interest at an…

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How to check where all your Aadhaar card has been used in the last six months

February 14, 2018

Sitting at home you can also check your Aadhaar authentication history. This means you can verify where all your Aadhaar has been used in the last six months. You can lodge a complaint in case, you find any instance of misuse. As UIDAI says on its website, “This feature can be used to view Authentication details. Fetch your Aadhaar authentication history (Notifications) data.” Also, to avail of this facility online…

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Good news for Jio Phone users, now enjoy Facebook too – Here is how to get it

February 14, 2018

Users of Reliance Jio’s 4G feature phone will now be able to access Facebook from Wednesday with a new version of the famous social media platform’s app built specially for Jio KaiOS, a web-based operating system designed for the Jio Phone. Since the launch of the VoLTE-enabled handset in August last year, one of the issue raised against the Jio Phone was that it did not have Facebook, which Jio…

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