Daily Archive: July 10, 2017

Seven Amarnath pilgrims killed as militants fire: Police

Srinagar, Jul 10 Seven Amarnath pilgrims, five of them women, were killed in a militant attack in Anantnag, the police said.

At 8.20 pm today, the militants attacked an armoured car of the police, an official said. When the police fired back, the militants fled, firing indiscriminately, the official added.

A bus carrying yatris was on the highway when the incident occurred.

“In the firing by militants, seven people, five of them women, were killed, and another seven injured,” the official said.

The bus had come from Sonamarg. The pilgrims were on their way back after visiting the Amarnath shrine.

The police claimed the bus driver had violated rules for the pilgrimage, which state that no yatra vehicle should be on a highway after 7 pm.

JNUSU members protest mob violence outside Delhi Police

New Delhi, Jul 10 (PTI) JNUSU members today staged a protest against incidents of mob violence outside the Delhi Police headquarters, demanding that strict action be taken to prevent such cases.

The protesters alleged lapses on the part of the police and the government in the recent incident of a mob attack on six men in Baba Haridas Nagar over ferrying buffalo calves.

JNUSU vice president Amal P P in a statement said that instead of taking strict action to check such cases of brutality, the police and the government are “maintaining criminal silence and in some cases helping the culprits run away or pressuring the victims family for compromise”.

“We met Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police R P Upadhyay and apprised him of this. Also, we would be vigilant about the incidents of mob violence and lynching. We would keep up the pressure on police,” he said.

Aaykar Setu Launched by Arun Jaitley

Aaykar Setu Launched by Arun Jaitley: All You Need to Know About e-Service Module

New Delhi, July 10: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday launched Aaykar Setu, a new tax payer e-Service module in the national capital. It is another e-initiative to provide better taxpayer services by the Central Board of Direct Taxes. The new module compiles various tax tools, live chat facility, dynamic updates and important links to various processes within ITD in a single module.

Jaitley said the technology is a great enabler and the app will reduce the physical interface between assesses and the tax assessing authorities.

All you need to know about Aaykar Setu:

  • The new module compiles various tax tools, live chat facility, dynamic updates and important links to various processes within ITD in a single module.
  • The IT Department aims to communicate directly with taxpayers providing tax information and tax services at their fingertips.
  • Taxpayers will also be able to receive regular updates regarding important tax dates, forms and notifications on mobile numbers registered with ITD.
  • All taxpayers who wish to receive such SMS alerts are advised to register their mobile numbers in Aaykar Setu module.
  • The app will reduce the physical interface between assesses and the tax assessing authorities.
  • It would help in reducing tax harassment of assesses among others.