Delhi records 956 new coronavirus cases, takes tally to 149460

PM Modi launched the platform for “Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest” via video conferencing.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 23:52

New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the platform for “Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest” via video conferencing on Thursday (August 13,2020), aimed at further carrying forward the journey of direct tax reforms.

The event is being witnessed by various Chambers of Commerce, Trade Associations, Chartered Accountants' associations and also eminent taxpayers, apart from the officers and officials of Income Tax Department. Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Singh Thakur will also be present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, Heavy rains in Delhi caused waterlogging in several parts of the city with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting a continuation of the wet spell over Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and parts of Madhya Pradesh.

IMD predicts thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity downpour over and adjoining areas of most places in Delhi.

In other news, the coronavirus situation in India continues to remain grim with the country's total number of coronavirus cases on Wednesday mounting to 23,29,639 including 6,43,948 active cases, 16,39,600 cured cases and the death toll rose to 46,091, as per the Ministry of Health data. A single-day spike of 60,963 cases and 834 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. 

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13 August 2020, 18:32 PM

Delhi reports 956 new COVID-19 positive cases and 14 deaths today. Total number of cases now at 149,460 including 10,975 active cases, 134,318 recovered/discharged/migrated and 4,167 deaths.

13 August 2020, 14:33 PM

The monsoon report shared by the NDMC mentioned that waterlogging took place at 41 locations. Besides, parts of buildings collapsed at eight places and trees fell at seven locations, it said.

13 August 2020, 13:46 PM

New Zealand reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, amid a second wave of the virus resurgence in the country. A positive case in managed isolation was a woman in her 30s who arrived in New Zealand from the Philippines on August 8, reports Xinhua news agency. 

13 August 2020, 11:53 AM

Those capable of paying tax but are not in the tax bracket should come forward. This is my appeal and I hope people will do so. Lets honour the platform of trust, rights and responsibility: PM

13 August 2020, 11:51 AM

In the last six years, the country has seen a new model beig developed in governance in tax administration. In all the efforts that have been taken in the last 6-7 years, we have seen that the number of people filing the income tax return has increased by 2.5 crore. But in a country with 130 crore people, this number is very less, PM.

13 August 2020, 11:48 AM

During 2012-13, out of all the tax return, only 0.94 percent were scrutinised. During 2018-19 the number reduced to 0.26 percent, it means the scrutiny on cases decreased nearly 4 percent, says PM

13 August 2020, 11:45 AM

Taxpayer has been assured of a just, humble dealings. The inome tax department will deal with all the taxpayers with dignity and sensibility, PM

13 August 2020, 11:44 AM

Taxpayer Charter is a big step in the country's growth chart: PM

13 August 2020, 11:38 AM

We should try that our taxation system is Seamles, Painless and Faceless. Seamless means tax administration which should try to solve the problems of all taxpayers. Painless means the all the rules including technology should be simple, PM

13 August 2020, 11:33 AM

Rate of Tax have also been reduced in the country. Tax is now zero on income of up to 5 lakh rupees. In terms of Corporate tax, we are one of the lowest tax consuming country: PM

13 August 2020, 11:31 AM

To effectively reduce taxpayer grievances / litigation, the monetary thresholds for filing of departmental appeals in various appellate Courts have been raised. The Vivad se Vishwas is an important step towards this direction, says PM

13 August 2020, 11:28 AM

For us, Reform means that it should be policy oriented, hollistic. Reforms should show new path. Reform does not mean that it is stagnant. It is a continuous process: Modi

13 August 2020, 11:26 AM

Today, the main focus is on taking all the rules and policies from Process and Power Centric to People Centric and make them Public Friendly, says PM

13 August 2020, 11:24 AM

In the last six  years, our focus has been --Banking the Unbanked, Securing the Unsecured and Funding the Unfunded. Today a new journey has begun: PM

13 August 2020, 11:22 AM

Faceless appeal will be applicable from September 25, Modi says

13 August 2020, 11:21 AM

This platform has several big reforms like Faceless Assessment, Faceless Appeal and Taxpayers Charter. Faceless Assessment and Taxpayers Charter have been implemented from today: PM

13 August 2020, 11:15 AM

The new Tax platform will benefit honest taxpayers, says PM

13 August 2020, 11:14 AM

I congratulate all the officials and employess of the Income Tax department for their work: PM Modi

13 August 2020, 11:13 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the platform for “Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest” via video conferencing.

13 August 2020, 11:12 AM

FM Sitharaman calls it a landmark day in the history of the taxation administration.

13 August 2020, 11:09 AM

With a view to provide for resolution of pending tax disputes the IT Department also brought out the Direct Tax “Vivad se Vishwas Act, 2020 under which declarations for settling disputes are being filed currently, FM Sitharaman informs.

13 August 2020, 11:05 AM

The CBDT has carried out several major tax reforms in direct taxes in the recent years.  Last year the Corporate Tax rates were reduced from 30 percent to 22 percent and for new manufacturing units the rates were reduced to 15 percent. Dividend distribution Tax was also abolished, an official release said.

13 August 2020, 10:07 AM

India reports a spike of 66,999 cases and 942 deaths in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 tally rises to 23,96,638 including 6,53,622 active cases, 16,95,982 discharged and 47,033 deaths: Union Ministry of Health

13 August 2020, 09:33 AM

According to the IMD, the Palam observatory recorded 86 mm rainfall till 5:30 am and the Safdarjung weather station gauged 42.4 mm rainfall. Rainfall recorded below 15 mm is considered light, between 15 and 64.5 mm is moderate and above 64.5 mm is heavy. (PTI) 

13 August 2020, 09:23 AM

Latest satellite images indicate that wet spell will continue over major parts of Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and adjoining areas of north Madhya Pradesh: India Meteorological Department. (ANI)

13 August 2020, 09:12 AM

Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rainfall will likely occur or continue to occur over most places of Delhi and adjoining areas like Noida, Greater Noida, Rohtak, Meham, Gurugram, Manesar, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Palwal, Hodal, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Shamli, Bulandshahar, Gulothi, Sambhal, Chandausi, Sahaswan, Narora, Hastinapur, Garhmukteshwar, Chandpur, Gannaur, Gohana, Sonipat, Bagpat, Matanhail, Mahendergarh, Kosli, Hathras, Meerut, Bijnor, Barsana, Mathura, Deeg, Rewari, Nuh, Narnaul, Alwar, Sohana, Bharatpur, Agra, Moradabad, Amroha during next two hours.

13 August 2020, 08:49 AM

Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD's regional forecasting centre, said the city witnessed "continuous rains overnight" and more rainfall is expected during the day. "The axis of monsoon remains close to Delhi-NCR. Also, there is a cyclonic circulation over southwest Uttar Pradesh. Southwesterly winds from the Arabian Sea and easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal also fed moisture," he said. (PTI)

13 August 2020, 08:49 AM

Heavy rains lash Delhi-NCR, waterlogging in several areas

13 August 2020, 08:42 AM

Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain will likely continue to occur over Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Rohtak, Gurugram, and Manesar till 10 am: IMD