9 documents you need to file your tax return

To make the process of filing income tax return (ITR) easier, it's important to keep the necessary documents handy. ITR-1 form, which is the form used by most salaried taxpayers, comes prefilled with much of the information. In the government's newly launched e-filing portal, too, data comes prefilled in ITR-1. However, do keep in mind that due to the numerous technical issues that have been plaguing the new tax filing portal, it becomes all the more important to cross-check the prefilled information in the ITR form.

Small cars too need adequate number of airbags to ensure safety, says Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said that small cars, mostly purchased by lower middle-class people, should also have an adequate number of airbags and wondered why auto makers are providing eight airbags only in big cars bought by rich people.In an interview to PTI, the Road Transport and Highways Minister also emphasised that his appeal for more airbags in small economy cars was to ensure safety and prevent possible deaths in accidents.His remarks come against the backdrop of the automobile industry raising concerns that high taxation and stricter safety and emission norms for vehi

A logjam with containers enough to cross half the US

The number of container ships waiting to enter the biggest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia reached an all-time high of 65 vessels, carrying potential payloads of cargo boxes that would stretch halfway across the country if lined up end to end.Outside the neighboring ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, the queue as of late Thursday had lengthened by 10 vessels over the past week and was expected rise even more in coming days, according to officials who monitor marine traffic in San Pedro Bay. The average wait was 8.7 days compared with 6.2 in mid-August, according to L.A.

Revival of MSME sector can boost rural employment

MUMBAI: A majority of Indian companies (57 per cent) believe there is a need to revive the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector, which has been hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to boost rural employment, according to a report.

'PM to take call on infra investments in Afghanistan'

With Afghanistan coming under the control of the Taliban, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said a final decision on continuing infrastructure investments in the war-torn country will be taken by the prime minister along with the external affairs minister after considering the prevailing situation. Gadkari, who is helming the Road Transport and Highways Ministry, also said that while many infrastructure projects in that country have been completed by India, some are yet to be completed.