Easwar panel on I-T for raising threshold for TDS deduction

Easwar panel on I-T for raising threshold for TDS deduction

A high level panel on simplification of income tax laws on Monday recommended raising the threshold limits for deduction of tax at source (TDS) as also slashing the rate of withholding tax.

TDS threshold to be increased; Know what are the benefits

TDS threshold to be increased; Know what are the benefits

TDS rates for interest income and commission need to be rationalized, the committee suggested that these should be halved to 5 percent.

Internet freedom improves in India; in partly free category: Report

Internet freedom has "improved" in India in the last one year due to the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on the IT Act, a US-based independent watchdog has said which placed the world's largest democratic country under "partly free" category.

Assocham seeks tax friendly environment for startups

Assocham seeks tax friendly environment for startups

In a pre-Budget submission to the Finance Ministry, Assocham on Tuesday sought a taxation friendly environment for the startups saying they should be freed from restrictions on shareholding pattern as budding entrepreneurs require fund infusion during the initial phase.

MAT exemption to foreign cos will boost investor confidence: FinMin

Finance Ministry Thursday said the decision to exempt foreign companies which do not have a permanent establishment from payment of MAT will boost investor confidence.

Subramanian Swamy writes to PM Modi, seeks BJP national executive meet on Hindutva agenda

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prevail upon party President Amit Shah to convene a meeting of the BJP national executive on implementation of the Hindutva agenda as promised in the 2014 election manifesto.

One arrested for sending 'objectionable' message in Moradabad

A 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the 'objectionable' message that had allegedly circulated via social networking app here, sparking communal tension in the district on Saturday last week.

No proposal to keep tabs on social media: Govt

No proposal to keep tabs on social media: Govt

 The government today said there is no proposal to monitor social media on the Internet and it has not deputed any team to track the new-age platform.

Centre working on new law against cyber crimes: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that the Centre is working on formulating a new law under IT Act, on the lines of section 66 (A) that was struck down recently by the Supreme Court.

Centre working on new law against cyber crimes: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that the Centre is working on formulating a new law under IT Act, on the lines of section 66 (A) that was struck down recently by the Supreme Court.

SC ruling on Section 66A must be hailed but abuse on social media is not acceptable

Supreme Court of India’s recent ruling on 2009 amendment to the IT Act, which curbed free speech on social media, as being in contravention of the spirit of the Indian Constitution is something that must be hailed and something that was unanimously cheered by all sections of society.

DNA: Victory for freedom of expression as Section 66 A of IT Act scrapped

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed Section 66 A of IT Act that allowed arrests for objectionable content online.

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SC scraps controversial section 66A of IT Act

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed Section 66 A of IT Act that allowed arrests for objectionable content online.

SC scraps controversial section 66A of IT Act- Part II

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed Section 66 A of IT Act that allowed arrests for objectionable content online.

Twitter will defend voice of its users, says CEO Dick Costolo

Twitter will defend voice of its users, says CEO Dick Costolo

Amid a debate over freedom of speech on social media, Twitter today said it will make sure that the "voices" of its users are defended, even as it would make it harder for any "abuse" to take place from its platform.

Digital India initiative: Narendra Modi launches Twitter Samvad

Digital India initiative: Narendra Modi launches Twitter Samvad

To push the Digital India initiative further, Indian government in collaboration with social media platform Twitter launched Twitter Samvad today. This new service will now allow people to receive tweets as SMSes from government offices, including the Prime Minister's Office.

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SC ruling "defining moment" for freedom of expression: Amnesty

Terming the apex court's decision to strike down Section 66A of the IT Act as a "defining moment" for freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International Tuesday said there are other problematic laws, including those on sedition and criminal defamation, that exist and need to be done away with.

Some infamous cases registered under IT Act in India

In the light of the Supreme Court quashing Section 66A of the IT Act on Tuesday and declaring that the Act was misused, a quick run through some controversial cases.

IT Act cannot gag freedom of speech: Supreme Court

IT Act cannot gag freedom of speech: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed the much-denounced Section 66A of the Information Technology Act of 2008 after finding it violative of the freedom of speech guaranteed by the Constitution, triggering a frenzy of laudatory posts in the social media within minutes of the far-reaching judgment.