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The option of not selling Air India is applicable only if its bidding price is found to be inadequate: Rajiv Nayan Choubey, Secretary Ministry of Civil Aviation

The option of not selling Air India is applicable only if its bidding price is found to be inadequate: Rajiv Nayan Choubey, Secretary Ministry of Civil Aviation

Strong winds expected in Delhi today

New Delhi, May 22  Strong surface winds are expected to sweep Delhi today and the temperature may soar up to 43 degrees Celsius.
“The wind speed will be around 20-25 kms/hr and after this there will be mainly clear sky with temperature soaring up to 43 degrees celsius,” a MET official said.

The national capital recorded the hottest day of the season yesterday with the mercury touching 44.2 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal, as recorded in the Palam observatory.

The minimum temperature recorded in the morning was 26.2 degrees Celsius, according to the official.

Partly cloudy sky with possibility of thunder and lightning has been forecast for tomorrow.

Source: PTI

Hindutva elements exasperated on religious conversion of youth

Aligarh: A youth of the city is facing trials and tribulations for religious conversion. When the radical Hindus and BJP men got the information they reached the police station. They mount pressure on the youth but he resisted. Keeping in view the anger prevailing among both the communities police took the matter seriously and took the youth into custody later was sent to jail.

According to sources, a youth changes his religion in Jaffarabad area. The issue reached the police station. Showing prejudice police arrested the youth.

According to details, Veda Prakash embraced Islam recently. His mother and sister informed BJP leader Geeta Rajput. On receipt of information, the BJP leader took the youth to the police station along with his relatives, where youth told that his conversion certificate is in court. He reached Devani court, his family and BJP leader also followed him. On seeing them the youth was bewildered. He was accompanied by other youth.

The family members lodged a complaint in the police station saying that the youth present along with Ved Prakash are forcing him for conversion. When the police reached there Ved Prakash was arguing with another youth. However, he categorically said that he himself has accepted Islam.

Police arrested Ved Prakash and other youth Khurram on the charges of disrupting peace and sent them to jail.

Jamia’s website hacked with ‘Happy B’day Pooja’ message

The official website of Jamia Millia Islamia University was hacked in the early hours of Tuesday with a message "Happy Birthday POOJA" and "Your LOVE" written at the bottom. While no individual or group has claimed responsibility for the hack, the university has also not issued any statement regarding the incident. Currently, the university website is back up and restored.

NRI money transfers to India are tax-free, if not being invested

I am a non-resident Indian (NRI). I have an NRI account in India, in which I keep my savings. From this account, I transfer a fixed amount every month to a joint account with my wife. My wife has no income of her own. Will tax be levied on this savings account? Should I file tax returns?-M.A. Haq

There is no tax implication for you or for your wife for transferring money from one account to another, as long as your wife does not invest on your behalf. NRIs must convert all their resident bank accounts to non-resident (ordinary) or NRO or non-resident external or NRE account. Also, any interest income earned from a bank account (except interest from NRE account which is tax-free) shall be included in the income tax return of the first holder of the account. An NRI must file tax return in India, if income from India exceeds Rs2.5 lakh in a financial year.

I was in the UK from July 2014 to July 2017, when I came back to India. I got salary from April to July from my UK office. Do I need to show the UK salary from April-July 2017 in my return? I have paid tax in the UK for April-July. -Paras Jain

Firstly you must find out your residential status in India for FY18. To be a resident of India for tax purposes, you must meet one of the conditions and both additional conditions.

Conditions: You are in India for 182 days or more in the financial year (FY); or you are in India for 60 days or more in the FY and 365 days or more in the four FYs immediately preceding the relevant FY.

Additional conditions: You are a resident in India in two of the 10 FYs immediately preceding the relevant FY; and you are in India in the 7 years immediately preceding the relevant FY for 729 days or more.

If you do not meet any of the first set of conditions you would be an NRI. Since you have been in India post July 2017 you are likely to be resident in India. However, you do not meet any of the additional conditions, so your status will be resident but not ordinarily resident in India (RNOR).

In this situation you must pay tax on income earned from India. In case this UK salary is paid to you in your Indian account, you must include it in your tax return in India. By taking benefit of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement between the two countries, you can avoid paying tax on the same income twice. However, if this salary has been received in the UK, you do not have to show it in your tax return of India.

Shweta Bachchan to Make Screen Debut with Father Big B

Mumbai: Shweta Bachchan, daughter of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, will be seen in a jewellery ad in which she will be making her on-screen debut alongside her father.

Talking about the new venture, Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director of Kalyan Jewellers said in a statement: “We believe that audience will love to see the film wherein, both, Amitabh Bachchan and Shweta play the role of a father and daughter, in the ad film for the first time.”

“As a brand, Kalyan has always celebrated the bonds of family and relationships and the new film epitomises family values. Shweta’s design inputs will also augment Kalyan’s chic and trendy signature collections,” the statement said.

The ad which attempted to capture the value of trust and transparency of a relationship is directed by G.B. Vijay, for the jewellery brand. Big B is the brand ambassador of Kalyan Jewellers since 2012.

This is not the first time the brand is featuring members of Bachchan family, as Jaya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also featured in a TVC to represent the brand.

PTI