Friday, September 30, 2011

Indian beggar pays income tax

The Indian income tax authorities today issued notice to the beggar woman who was handed a $100 note by socialite Paris Hilton. It was reported earlier in the media, that Ms Hilton stopped her vehicle near the Andheri locality in Mumbai and handed the money to the woman, who did not have any clue of who the person was or how much the single currency note amounted to in Indian Rupees.

The Income Tax authorities stated that an income of INR5000 per day amounts to 150,000 per month, which is above the no-tax income bracket. Using recorded  proof of the income, the I-T authorities identified the woman and have issued a 'non payment of tax' notice. The woman has been asked to pay the income tax by the 15th of October, failing which she will also have to pay fines.

Image courtesy: IBN Live
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Government issues pre-emptive condemnation

The Central Government today issued pre-emptive condemnation of all attacks that could disrupt public life. The condemnation comes in the wake of intelligence reports that warned of possible terror attacks on luxury buses plying between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

Repeated failures of intelligence has seen India fall victim to audacious attacks of terror including the attacks on parliament, blasts in trains in Mumbai, the attack on the Taj hotel in 2008, and very recently, the blasts in Delhi.

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, speaking in a press conference, said "We have received the reports and would like to issue an immediate, strong condemnation.
We hope that the pre-emptive condemnation will deter the assailants from executing their plan". The minister also mentioned that the all round condemnation issued after the Delhi blasts has already killed at least one terrorist. Therefore the pre-emptive condemnation is a warning of possible consequences.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Amitabh Bachchan peeved at Janardhana Reddy

Illegal mining baron and former MLA, Janardhana Reddy who is currently cooling his heels in Hyderabad's Chanchalguda Central Jail raised a new request today. Unhappy with his inmate number (697), he has handed a request to be given inmate number 786. Such a request is the first of its kind in the entire country.

In his written request to the warden, Reddy  says that he is a fan of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, and would like to get 786 as his inmate number.

Amitabh Bachchan, who is already trying to maintain his distance from Amar Singh, was not very happy with yet another tainted politician attempting to get friendly. Further, the unwritten rule is that Mr. Bachchan is the unofficial owner of that number because all his movies where he sported it became superhits.