Rs 4- cr tax demand on Ramdev
NEW DELHI: Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev campaigning against black money may have to explain the black money he has been generating by evading payment of taxes to the government.
His Haridwar- based Div
ya Yog Mandir Trust, is being served with a notice to pay the service tax of approximately Rs 4 crore not deposited since 2006 in the garb of being a charity institution.
The Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence ( DGCET) has written to the government that the tax defalcation has been calculated after recording statements of the trustalt39alt39s general secretary Acharya Balkrishna, a key aide of Ramdev, in April as also that of trust incharge Shyam Veer Saini in October and November last year and again in May.
The Income Tax Department has already denied the charitable nature of the trust as claimed by Ramdevs men to siphon off the tax payable on the ‘club and membership services.’
Plea in SC against quashing Maya case
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday was moved seeking the review of its judgment quashing the first information report ( FIR) registered by the CBI against former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati in an illegal assets case in 2003.
Pointing to the errors in the verdict quashing the FIR in the case against Mayawati, Kamlesh Verma, an intervener in the case, sought the review of the decision. Verma said that he moved court because the CBI had made it known that they were not exercising the option.
Another US varsity in visa fraud row
NEW YORK: A year after the Tri- Valley university scam left several students from India high and dry, another American varsity with a significant Indian population, has run into trouble after its CEO was charged with visa fraud.
Jerry Wang, 34, the CEO of Sunnyvale California- based Herguan University and the University of East- West Medicine has been charged in a San Jose District Court with a 15 count indictment on visa fraud including that he forged federal documents to allow foreign students to enter and stay in the US. Federal agents raided the Herguan University in California and arrested Wang on Thursday.
Wang faces a maximum penalty of up to 85 years in prison if convicted of all charges. He could also have to pay a fine of up to a million dollars.
E- mail warns of blast in Delhi on I- Day
JAIPUR: State and Central intelligence agencies have been put on alert after an email threatening a blast in Delhi on Independence Day was sent to various state chief secretaries, including Rajasthan Chief Secretary C K Mathew.
The e- mail, forwarded by one Ajay Kashyap to the chief secretaries of Rajasthan, Delhi and few other states, claimed that a man from Bihar was planning to trigger blasts in Delhi on August 15, state intelligence sources said.