Tighten scrutiny of tax exemption claims on farm income: CAG to I-T Departement

CAG claims tax exemption on farm income has been allowed based on ‘inadequate verification or incomplete documentation’ in more than a fifth of the 6,778 cases.CAG report comes at a time the CBDT is finalising a new direct tax code that seeks to make income tax law simpler Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered…

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Joe Biden’s 1981 views on child care haven’t aged well. Gillibrand called him out on it.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) answers questions after the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates held in Detroit, Michigan on July 31, 2019. | Carlos Osorio/AP At Wednesday’s debate, Gillibrand brought up a 1981 op-ed in which Biden said expanding tax credits for child care would cause the “deterioration of the family.” In the run-up to the second round of Democratic debates this week, rumors circulated that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was digging up opposition research…

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“That is kindergarten”: Cory Booker says rejoining the Paris climate agreement is not enough

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said during the second 2020 Democratic primary debate that rejoining that Paris agreement is not enough for fighting climate change. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Cory Booker says the US is obligated to lead the world on climate change. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker made an uncomfortable but necessary point during the second Democratic primary debate: The bar for action on climate change is higher than it used to be, and…

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What Biden doesn’t get about immigration

Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the second round of the second Democratic primary debate on July 31, 2019. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images It’s not about open borders. Former Vice President Joe Biden wants illegal immigration to stay illegal. That’s what he said during the second Democratic primary debate, and it reveals just how little he understands about the nuances of immigration policy. Debate moderators had just questioned former HUD Secretary…

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Joe Biden recently flipped on the Hyde Amendment. Kamala Harris asked him why.

Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden waits to take the stage at the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre on July 31, 2019. | Scott Olson/Getty Images After supporting the measure for decades, he reversed his position in June. Sen. Kamala Harris leveled a pointed question against Former Vice President Joe Biden during Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Detroit: The former senator previously backed the Hyde Amendment, a measure that bars federal…

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Barack Obama was Joe Biden’s guardian angel at the Democratic debate

Former Vice President Joe Biden is introduced before the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates on July 31, 2019. | Paul Sancya/AP “Barack Obama knew exactly who I was”: Joe Biden defends his past record by invoking Obama. Former Vice President Joe Biden really wants Barack Obama to be his guardian angel. Biden’s challengers on the Democratic debate stage Wednesday took every opportunity to take a swipe at the former vice president, who has…

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The winners of Democrats’ two-night debate extravaganza

Workers get the stage ready for the Democratic primary debate held at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan, on July 30, 2019. | Paul Sancya/AP Get ready for a Booker boomlet, but Biden’s still in command. CNN hosted the Democratic presidential contenders in Detroit on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for back-to-back debates that spread the frontrunners across each night. Some of them walked away better off — and some didn’t. The Democratic National Committee was…

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What Biden meant to say in his bungled debate closing statement

Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the second round of the second Democratic primary debates on July 31, 2019. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images He said to “go to Joe 30330,” and warned of “eight more years” of Trump. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s closing statement at CNN’s Democratic debate Wednesday night was … a bit of a mess. First, he explained to the audience that while “four more years of Donald…

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