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India US to sign tax sharing agreement

News: India and the United States will sign a tax information sharing agreement, under a new US law meant to combat offshore tax dodging by Americans. By signing the agreement, India hopes to garner Washington’s support for its own efforts to bring back illicit funds stashed by Indians in foreign ...

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Assistance of $1 billion for rebuilding Nepal

News: India has pledged $1 billion in assistance to quake-ravaged Nepal for its massive reconstruction programme. One fourth of the $1 billion assistance will be granted and it will be over and above India’s existing bilateral developmental assistance of another $1 billion over the next five years which takes the ...

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Have Aadhaar? Get passport in 10 days

News: Ministry of external affairs decided to rely on Aadhaar card for identification of the applicant for passport and on the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) database for validation of his/her criminal antecedents with the simplified police verification system. The home and law ministries, and the Intelligence Bureau, the government, on the ...

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