Income Tax Portal News Live Updates: A year on since launch, I-T portal marred with another glitch; Infosys directed to fix issue

e-filing portal Glitch News Live: The Income Tax Department on Tuesday said software services provider Infosys has been directed to look into the issue relating to malfunction of search option on the e-filing portal.

After many users complained of issues while accessing the I-T portal and reported that it was hacked on Tuesday, which also happens to be the first launch anniversary of the portal, the department said Infosys is resolving the issue on priority.

“Issue relating to the search functionality of the e-filing website has come to our notice. The Income Tax Department is seized of the matter. @Infosys has been directed to look into it & @Infosys has confirmed that they are resolving the issue on priority,” the I-T department tweeted.

The finance ministry officials also assured that there has been no data breach on the portal. Incidentally, Tuesday is the first anniversary of the launch of new Income Tax portal.

In the past year, the portal functioning was marred on several occasions which prompted the government to extend due date of filing tax returns and related forms for all taxpayers.

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We were power deficit in 2014, now we’re power surplus: RK Singh, Union Power minister

  • Our reserve stocks of coal came down from 24 million tonnes to 19 million tonnes in power plants on April 30: RK Singh, Union Power minister
  • We were power deficit in 2014, now we’re power surplus. At that time, there was a shortage of 13-15% in power supply
  • We connected the entire country into one grid
  • Today, we can transfer 1.12 lakh MW of power from one corner of country to another
  • It further came down to 18.5 million tonnes on May 31 but now imports have started coming
  • Coal production to be increased as our demand has increased
  • On a day-to-day basis, our power demand is 40,000-45,000 MW more than the corresponding day the last year
  • Energy consumption has gone up from 3,500 million units to 4,500 million units

ED conducts search operation at premises of Satyendar Jain and others involved in money laundering case

  • Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has conducted a search operation on June 6 under PMLA, 2002 at the premises of Satyendar Kumar Jain, Poonam Jain, and his accomplices and other people who had either directly or indirectly assisted him or participated in the processes of money laundering.
  • Investigation revealed that one accomplice member of Lala Sher Singh Jivan Vigyan Trust had provided accommodation entries for transfer of land from a company beneficially owned by Satyendar Kumar Jain to family members of accomplices in order to alienate the property and to frustrate the process of confiscation.
  • During the search various incriminating documents and digital records were seized. The cash amounting to Rs 2.85 Crore and 133 gold coins weighing 1.80 kg in total from unexplained source were found to be secreted in the said premises and were seized under PMLA.

Ministry of Power and New and Renewable Energy issues notification for Green Open Access Rules 2022

  • Ministry of Power and New and Renewable Energy said, “In order to further accelerate our ambitious renewable energy programs, with the end goal of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable & green energy for all, Green Open Access Rules, 2022 have been notified on June 6.”
  • Notified rules enable simplified procedure for open access to green power. It’ll enable faster approval of Green OA, uniform banking, voluntary purchase of RE power by commercial and industrial consumers, applicability of OA charges.
  • Commercial and industrial consumers are allowed to purchase green power on voluntary basis. Captive consumers can take power under Green Open Access with no minimum limit. Discom Consumers can demand the supply of Green power to them.

Panchayat by-poll for 131 seats in Arunachal on July 12

The Arunachal Pradesh State Election Commission on Tuesday announced by-poll to 130 gram panchayat seats along with one zila parishad seat on July 12. Election to 40 gram panchayat seats and one in zila parishad in Vijoynagar administrative sub-division under Changlang district have, however, been kept pending due to law and order and other administrative issues, State Election Commissioner Hage Kojeen told media persons. Kojeen said that 11 seats have been excluded from the election process due to court cases pending before the Election Tribunal and Itanagar bench of Gauhati High Court.

Defence ministry issues gazette notifications to amend regulations related to appointment of Chief of Defence Staff

Ministry of Defence issued gazette notifications to amend regulations of 3 defence forces related to appointment of Chief of Defence Staff. For appointing CDS, the govt may consider officers who are serving as Lt Gen equivalent or General equivalent or officers who have retired in the rank of Lt. Gen or Gen but have not attained the age of 62 years on the date of appointment.

Gold declines Rs 205; silver tumbles by Rs 964

Gold declined by Rs 205 to Rs 50,733 per 10 grams, according to HDFC Securities. In the previous trade, the yellow metal finished at Rs 50,938 per 10 grams. Silver also dipped Rs 964 to Rs 61,555 per kg from Rs 62,519 per kg in the previous trade.

13 fresh Covid-19 cases in Odisha

Odisha’s Covid-19 tally rose to 12,88,530 on Tuesday as 13 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said. The state’s Covid-19 death toll remained unchanged at 9,126 as no fresh fatality was recorded. Odisha now has 98 active cases, while 12,79,253 people have recovered from the disease so far, including eight in the last 24 hours. Fifty-three patients have died due to comorbidities to date.

Rupee declines 7 paise to close at 77.73 (provisional) against USD

Sensex plummets 567.98 points to end at 55,107.34; Nifty tanks 153.20 points to 16,416.35

Govt looking to finalise new social media rules before July-end: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

IT minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that the government is looking to finalise new social media rules before July-end after extensive consultations. He added that the government is open to industry suggestions on efficient grievance redressal mechanism for social media users.

All India Progressive Muslim Welfare Committee has filed a complaint in Ambernath Police Station for registration of FIR against suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma under sections 153A, 153B, 295(A) over her controversial religious remarks.

Sri Lanka urgently seeks $6 bn to keep economy afloat

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka on Tuesday asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to arrange a creditor meeting for $6 billion in loans to help keep the country afloat during its unprecedented economic crisis. Months of daily blackouts, long queues for petrol and record inflation have made daily life a misery in the South Asian island nation of 22 million people.

Ukraine blocks int’l Atomic Energy Agency chief visit to Russian-occupied nuclear plant

Ukraine blocks International Atomic Energy Agency chief visit to Russian-occupied nuclear plant, reported AFP news agency citing Kyiv.

NCW writes to Telangana DGP to send a detailed report on steps taken by govt for women safety

National Commission for Women (NCW) has written to Telangana DGP to directly intervene in matter (of recent rape cases) and send a detailed report within 7 days on steps taken by the Telangana govt to ensure safety and security of girls and women.

Sidhu Moose Wala Murder: 8 people arrested for harbouring shooters

Police have arrested at least eight persons for providing logistic support, conducting recce and harbouring the shooters of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, who was shot dead on May 29. Man who disguised as a fan clicked selfies with Sidhu Moose Wala and shared information with shooters also held. SIT has identified four shooters of Sidhu Moose Wala, said Information and Public Relations Department, Punjab

Kerala High Court extends interim pre-arrest bail to actor-producer Vijay Babu in alleged sexual assault case

Kerala High Court extended interim pre-arrest bail to actor-producer Vijay Babu till Friday in the alleged sexual assault case registered against him. The anticipatory bail plea will be considered on Friday.

Over 800,000 residents in China’s Jiangxi affected by heavy rains, floods

Heavy rains and floods on Monday have affected over 800,000 residents in China’s Jiangxi. According to local authorities, the torrential rains and rain-induced floods since May 28 have wreaked havoc in 80 counties of the province, reported Xinhua. It has damaged 76,300 hectares of cropland and caused direct economic losses of 1.16 billion yuan (about 174 million USD), according to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters.

Global stock markets mixed after Wall St bond sell-off

Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday after a bond sell-off on Wall Street fuelled anxiety about a possible U.S. economic slowdown and Australia raised interest rates. London, Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. Frankfurt opened higher and Tokyo gained. The yen, trading at two-decade lows, fell further to almost 133 to the dollar.

India to ramp up coal output to reduce dependence on imports: Moody’s

Large coal-importing nations, including India, will look to ramp up the output of domestic coal to strengthen energy security and lessen dependence on the import of fossil fuels, Moody’s Investors Service said on Tuesday. The government has recently mandated CIL to import coal as an emergency measure to avoid a shortage of coal for the country’s power utilities and build up buffer stock.

Gupta brothers held after Interpol red notice, facing extradition: Dubai Police

  • Gupta brothers, who are among South Africa’s most wanted suspects linked to money laundering and criminal activities, were arrested by Dubai Police on Tuesday after receiving a red notice by Interpol.
  • Earlier today, the South African government informed that the Rajesh Gupta and Atul Gupta of the Gupta family, allegedly linked to former President Jacob Zuma in connection with financial wrongdoing, were arrested by law enforcement authorities in the UAE.

DGCA orders probe after Air Arabia crew declare Mayday

  • After the crew of the Air Arabia flight declared a Mayday and made an emergency landing at Ahmedabad Airport, the directorate General of Civil Aviation ordered an investigation into the matter on Tuesday.
  • “The preliminary investigation will be done by DGCA in consultation with Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB),” said a DGCA official.
  • In a statement, DGCA said on Monday Air Arabia A320 Aircraft A6-AOT operating flight 3L-062 experienced No.1 Engine Stall and Engine Fail ECAM warnings came on. 62 experienced No.1 Engine Stall and Engine Fail ECAM warnings came on.

Suspected case of Monkeypox from UP tests negative

The suspected case of Monkeypox from UP’s Ghaziabad has tested negative, the sample was sent for testing to ICMR – National Institute of Virology in Pune, reported ANI.

Assam Board announces Class 10 board examination results

The Board of Secondary Education Assam announced the results of the Class 10 board examinations in which 56.49% of 4,05,582 candidates were declared successful, officials said.

ED names Mehul Choksi’s wife as beneficiary of scam, files supplementary PMLA complaint

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a supplementary Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) complaint against fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi and others in the Punjab National Bank scam case. The ED has named Preeti Choksi, wife of Mehul Choksi, as a beneficiary of the scam and has claimed that she is also an absconder and is in hiding with her husband since 2017.

Management suspends 23 girl students over Hijab Row

The management of the Uppinangady Government First Grade College has suspended 23 girl students who staged a protest last week demanding permission to wear Hijab inside classrooms.

HDFC Bank hikes lending rates by 0.35%; EMIs to go up

The hike, which comes a day ahead of the RBI’s scheduled policy review, is the second such move from the lender in as many months, taking the cumulative hike to up to 0.60 per cent.

Motion to censure Iran submitted to UN nuclear watchdog: Diplomats (AFP)

Maharashtra Police summon Nupur Sharma for derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad: Official (PTI)

Beijing city reports no new COVID cases in communities

Beijing reported no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 infections in communities during the 15 hours to 3 p.m. local time (0700 GMT) on Tuesday.

Delhi temperature

Temp in Delhi will remain 44-46°C. Heatwave at isolated places to continue till 8th-9th June.Cloudy conditions & drizzle expected on June 11 over northwest India & parts of central India due to western disturbance. Heatwave to abate from June 11: RK Jenamani, Senior Scientist, IMD

Money laundering: ED to take Sanjay Chhabria into its custody

ED to take builder Sanjay Chhabria into its custody in a money laundering case. He was arrested by CBI on April 28 in a fraud case involving DHFL promoters Kapil Wadhwa and his brother Dheeraj. ED had sought permission from the CBI court for the custody of Sanjay Chhabria.

Physics Wallah enters unicorn club with $100 mn funding

WestBridge Capital and GSV Ventures lead the funding round valuing the edtech startup at $1.1 billion

Punjab Budget to be presented on June 27

The Budget session of the Punjab Assembly will commence on June 24 and the Bhagwant Mann-led government will present its first budget on June 27.

Mamata Banerjee in Alipurduar

  • BJP trying to divide Bengal, will shed blood but won’t allow that
  • Some people threatening me, I am not afraid of them: CM Mamata Banerjee in apparent reference to video by terror group

Rajya Sabha elections: A meeting of NCP begins in Mumbai

The strategy for the election is being discussed. Party chief Sharad Pawar, leaders Jayant Patil, and Eknath Khadse are present at the meeting.

Citigroup to hire 3,000 in Asia business

The previously unreported staff expansion plans underline Citi’s ambition to make institutional banking and wealth management engines of growth, seeking to bolster revenue in a region that has become a battleground for global banks looking to tap its vast economies and growing wealth.

Amit Shah inaugurates newly built National Tribal Research Institute in Delhi

The NTRI will be the premier national institute for the promotion and preservation of tribal heritage and culture and the nerve centre of tribal research issues and matters in academic, executive and legislative fields.

Ice skating to raise minimum competition age from 15 to 17: Official

The decision by the International Skating Union congress in Phuket, Thailand, came months after a Beijing Winter Olympics drugs scandal involving then-15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva.

Security personnel lives lost: BJP vs Congress rule

Only 87 security personnel have lost their lives in the Northeast under Modi govt as against 304 during Cong rule: Home Minister Amit Shah

Govt appoints Alok Kumar Choudhary as MD Of SBI

Rahul Gandhi visits Moosewala’s family in Punjab

Rahul Gandhi visits Moosewala's family in Punjab

Home loan market will double: HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh

India will be able to double its home loans to around $ 600 billion within the next five years as the aspiration to own a home will only increase and the merger with HDFC Bank will help Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (HDFC) to scale up its business, chairman Deepak Parekh said in his annual address to shareholders.

Saudi Arabia approves Haj security plan

The plan for public security authorities’ tasks and responsibilities was approved by Interior Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Haj Committee Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, a day after he approved the General Emergency Plan for Haj that will be implemented by various organisations to protect the safety of pilgrims.

Pakistan issues 163 visas to Sikh pilgrims for annual festival scheduled from June 8-17

Delhi Police provides security to Nupur Sharma

Delhi Police has provided security to suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and her family after an FIR was registered on a complaint that she was getting death threats over her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad, officials said.

Mumbai’s Covid-19 positivity rate surpasses state’s average

With 8.8% Covid-19 positivity rate, Mumbai has surpassed Maharashtra’s average positivity rate amid rising number of Covid cases in the country. Followed by Mumbai is the city of Palghar which reported a spike of 4.9% positivity rate.

RBI rate hike this week will not surpass 50 bps. MPC commentary is more important than the hike

– Sunil Subramaniam, Sundaram MF

Lawrence Bishnoi on threat letter to Salman Khan

Delhi Police questioned jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi in connection with the threat letter to actor Salman Khan. He said that he has no hand in this matter and does not know who issued that letter

India becomes the first market to have Puma shopping app globally

German sportswear brand Puma has launched its shopping app in India, the first market globally where it will sell merchandise through its own app.

World’s biggest four-day work week trial begins in the UK

The world’s biggest trial of a four-day work week has kicked off in the UK, with more than 70 companies and 3,300 employees participating. Thousands of workers across different sectors of the UK economy have signed up for the global study that started on Monday – working for four days a week, while still receiving full pay.

China’s May exports, imports seen recovering

China’s exports are expected to have expanded at a faster pace in May as factories reopened and supply chain disruptions calmed after Shanghai began to emerge from a lockdown, while imports also likely rose, a Reuters poll showed.

Australia raises borrowing rate

Australia raises the borrowing rate to 0.85%, its first back-to-back monthly hike in 12 years, and signals further tightening will be needed

Tickets for first T20 almost sold out

The first T20 between India and South on Thursday is set to be a sell out with 94 percent tickets already sold at the 35,000 capacity Arun Jaitley. Around 27,000 tickets were put up for sale. In its effort to improve fan experience, senior citizens will have the option to use golf cart to enter the stadium. An international game is being held in Delhi for the first time since November 2019.

Fire broke out at a bank inside Supreme Court premises earlier this morning. Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire was completely brought under control: Delhi Fire Service

Sri Lanka cabinet approves $55 million credit line from India Exim Bank to purchase fertliser: Cabinet Spokesman

Jammu: 3 magnetic IEDs with timer set dropped by drone

  • The police have recovered three magnetic IEDs dropped by a drone in the border area of the Jammu district in a fresh attempt to smuggle explosives through the aerial route.

  • The IEDs, with their timers set and packed inside tiffin boxes, were recovered from the Kantowala-Dayaran area of Kanachak in the Akhnoor sector, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu said.
Jammu: 3 magnetic IEDs with timer set dropped by drone

Rupee in early trade

Rupee falls 5 paise to 77.71 against US dollar in early trade

Sensex & Nifty

Sensex tanks 559.46 points to 55,115.86 in early trade; Nifty falls 161.05 points to 16,408.50

Kyiv theater reopens with soldout performance

A theater in Ukraine’s capital has reopened for the first time since Russian forces invaded the country, and tickets sold out for Sunday’s performance. Theater on Podil was the latest cultural institution in Kyiv to resume operations. Movie theaters and the National Opera opened their doors at the end of May.

India Covid report

India reports 3,714 fresh cases, 2,513 recoveries, and 7 deaths in the last 24 hours

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