BJPs pseudonationalism exposed Cong on disability pension taxation

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress Wednesday accused the BJP government of “betraying” the armed forces by taxing the disability pension of soldiers and alleged that the ruling party’s “pseudo-nationalism” stands exposed.Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the Finance Ministry in a circular on June 24 said it has decided to tax Armed forces personnel who get ‘disability pension’ on ‘account of injuries suffered in the course of service’ at the time of their superannuation or premature retirement. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaDuring the course of arduous service to the nation, Armed forces personnel receive injuries resulting into disability, he said, adding taxing them is another “betrayal” by the BJP towards welfare of the Armed forces. “The simple question is if the Armed Forces are recognizing an injury suffered while serving the Nation, as fit for payment for disability pension out of Government’s treasury, why should the same be taxed? More so, when a provision of exemption of tax has existed under the Income Tax Act, 1922 which was reiterated by Govt of India on January 14, 1970,” he said. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah”Another betrayal towards welfare of the Armed Forces by BJP in taxing disability pension. BJP’s Pseudo-Nationalism is out in the open as its Govt shall now tax the disability pension to Armed Forces personnel,” he alleged in a statement. Surjewala said as soldiers become unfit to be promoted to higher operational ranks and duties, majority seek premature retirement with disability pensions and many other superannuate with disability pension under the law and rules applicable to the Armed Forces. “This Tughlaqi Farman of Modi Government 2 seeks to rub salt on the wounds of our brave soldiers. The BJP Government is a habitual offender in insulting the Armed Forces by ‘back door’ cuts in spending,” the Congress leader alleged.last_img read more

Barbados Rihanna sues her own dad over use of their last

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBarbados names pop star Rihanna as AmbassadorSeptember 21, 2018In “Entertainment”Harvard University names Rihanna Humanitarian of the YearFebruary 24, 2017In “Entertainment”Guyanese students to benefit from Rihanna’s scholarship programmeMay 10, 2016In “latest news” Rihanna is suing her father Ronald Fenty for exploiting the Fenty name.(Barbados Nation) According to several international media sources Rihanna is suing her father Ronald Fenty for exploiting the Fenty name.Media site TMZ claims to have obtained court documents which claims her father, started a talent development company in 2017 called Fenty Entertainment.However Rihanna has already trademarked “Fenty” for a number of business ventures, including her well-known Fenty Beauty line. She claims he’s profiting off the reputation she’s created with Fenty.The England’s Daily Mail also reported Despite having no authority to act on his daughter’s behalf, Ronald is said to have booked her on a $15million tour in Latin America and two concerts, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for $400,000.Rihanna has asked for damages from her father, and an injunction on his business, set up in 2017.A Page Six Report claims, the superstar said her dad claims he got approval from her label, Roc Nation, before booking, but that the singer argues that no one from Roc Nation knew about the endeavors.While Rihanna is taking legal action against her father, the two remain in contact. read more