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Free Covid vaccine promise in Bihar mani

Free Covid vaccine promise in Bihar mani

Amid the opposition's criticism of the BJP's Bihar poll promise of free COVID vaccines, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman asserted on Saturday that the announcement was perfectly in order and a party can announce what it wants to do when it comes to power.

Uphill task for EC to enforce Covid norm

Uphill task for EC to enforce Covid norm

The Election Commission has the requisite powers to take strict measures like banning rallies and countermanding polls for violation of COVID-19 guidelines during campaigning, but it will be an uphill task to ensure compliance, according to former chief election commissioners.

Deadline for filing returns by individua

Deadline for filing returns by individua

New Delhi, Oct 24: The deadline for filing returns by individual taxpayers for FY 2019-20 has been extended by a month till December 31, the finance ministry said on Saturday.

For those taxpayers whose accounts need to be audited, the Income-Tax Return filing deadline has been extended by two months till January 31, 2021. The government had in May extended the date for filing ITR for FY2019-20 from July 31 to November 30, to give compliance relief to taxpayers.

In a statement, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said, "The due date for furnishing of Income Tax Returns for the taxpayers [for whom the due date (i.e. before the extension by the said notification) as per the Act was July 31, 2020] has been extended to December 31, 2020."

The due date for furnishing of ITR for the taxpayers, who are required to get their accounts audited (for whom the due date as per the I-T Act is October 31, 2020), has been extended to January 31, 2021, it added. The CBDT said the deadlines have been extended inorder to "provide more time to taxpayers for furnishing of Income Tax Returns".

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

"Did you guys put your money into banks? Into the pockets of the rich. They told you to fight against the black money. But did you see Adani standing in the queue? No, these people were in their AC rooms. Narendra Modi is making way for India's rich. He is making by siding farmers and small traders," Rahul Gandhi said while addressing a rally.