NRIs can vote now, says Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 300x173 NRIs can vote now, says Prime Minister Manmohan SinghToday while addressing the 10th annual diaspora meet called the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promises to fulfill the long-standing demand of its diaspora to allow Non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote and participate in the election process.

The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated in the meet, “Pursuant to the law that was enacted to enable Non-resident Indians to vote in our national elections, the government has issued notifications for registration of overseas electors under the Representation of People Act, 1950.”

However diaspora plays an important role in the growth and development of the country. And now recognizing it the government responding by giving commitment to address their concerns and fulfill their demands. Read More

Govt. reveals list of services to be kept out of tax

On Friday, The Pranabh Mukherjee, Finance Minister of India, took out a list from his bag of public services. Such a list is showing a hope to be tax free.

Non-air conditioned second class train travel, health facilities, metro and monorail, public transport buses, metered taxis and three-wheelers, preschool and recognized education providers are among services, which are proposed to be kept out of the service tax net. Read More

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