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THE HEADLINES:-
Government opens compliance window till 30th of September for black money disclosure.
Prime Minister says, IT can be used to eliminate corruption and provide efficient governance; Stresses that 'Design in India' as important as 'Make in India'.
Amaranth Yatra begins from Anantnag and Ganderbal districts in Jammu and Kashmir.
Eurozone Finance Ministers rule out fresh bailout talks with Greece before the country holds referendum on Sunday.
And in Sports,Indian Men's Hockey team beats Malaysia to enter the last-4 of World League Semi-Final.
And, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis advances to second round of Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
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Government has given three months time till the 30th of September for people to declare their undisclosed foreign income and assets to escape prosecution under the new Black Money Law. Those making the disclosure during this period will have further three-months time till 31st December this year to pay the taxes and the penalty on their foreign income and assets.

Our correspondent reports that the Ministry has said, people availing the one-time compliance window would be required to pay a tax of 30 per cent and a penalty of a similar amount.

"Under the Black Money, Undisclosed Foreign Income & Asset and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 , which will come into force from April next year, the penalty would be much higher at 90 per cent, in addition to the 30 per cent tax on undisclosed foreign assets. The new law was passed by Parliament in May and was notified on 26th of May this year. The Act provides for separate taxation of undisclosed foreign income and assets. Stringent penalties and prosecution, including rigorous imprisonment up to 10 years and penalty equal to three times of the tax have been prescribed for violation. With Dipendra Kumar's report, this is Meeqat Hashmi for AIR News."
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Digital India Week in New Delhi yesterday. On the occasion, Mr Modi said that Information Technology can be used in a big way to eliminate corruption and to provide transparent and efficient governance and bridge the rich-poor divide. Emphasising the need for innovations, he said, 'Design-in-India' is equally important as 'Make-in-India'.
Mentioning that the world is facing the threat of cyber warfare, Mr Modi said, India must assure the globe through innovation that if it is a product of India, the world is secure in the cyber world.

"दुनिया के हर देश को चिंता है कि हम इतना सारा कर रहे हैं अगर साइबर वॉर हो गया और ये किसी ने एक क्‍लीक दबाकर कर के रोक दिया तो हमारा देश तो ठप हो जाएगा। सारी स्थितियां बर्बाद हो जाएंगी। यहां दुनिया को साइबर सिक्‍योरिटी देने का रक्‍तहीन युद्ध से सुरक्षा का कवच देने का काम भारत के नौजवान अपने एनोवेशन से कर सकते हैं क्‍या।
The Prime Minister also said that leading business houses have already committed to invest 4.5 lakh crores in the programme which will generate employment for 18 lakh people in the country.
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Various States, including Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, are organising functions today to mark Digital India Week.
Our Indore correspondent reports that a workshop will be held today highlighting the achievements and prospects of Information Technology in the state.

"Digital India week will be kicking off in Madhya Pradesh with a workshop highlighting the achievements and prospects of Information Technology in the state today. Tomorrow, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will interact with students on Digital India, across the state through virtual classroom programmes. MLA, MPs and other public representatives too will participate in the programme.On July 4, the government will announce programmes related to e-governance and organise a workshop on e-mail policy.A workshop on skill development and science & technology will be held on 6th July and second phase of e-Shakti Abhiyaan will be launched in entire state on 7th July. Participating in this campaign Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited will plan to  reach 10 thousand  villages. This is Sunil Kumar Tiwari for AIR News Indore."
Our Shimla correspondent reports that Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will kick off E-district service as part of Digital India Week:

"Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh would kick off E-Districts Service, Aadhar Permanent Enrolment Centre, E-Constituencies Management and Digital Locker Service. The Digital Locker Account of all the members of State Legislative Assembly would be opened on this occasion. Under the E-Districts Service people will get Birth, Death, BPL and Marriage Certificates on line besides Registration for MNREGA work. Similarly, 114 Aadhar Permanent Enrolement Centre would be set up throughout in the state. Definitely, the maximum use of IT would help the people especially in the far flung area of the state. Shishu Sharma Shantal for AIR News, Shimla."
In Meghalaya, a workshop has been organized in Shillong by Telecom Association on the theme, Mobile Telephony: Digital Inclusion and Health Aspects.
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The Centre has said that the operation of all Food Corporation of India, FCI, depots will be online by March next year. The government-run FCI, the nodal agency for procurement and distribution of foodgrains for the Public Distribution System, has been incurring financial losses due to damage to foodgrains and storage and transit losses. Talking to reporters in New Delhi yesterday, Consumer Affairs and Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said, in order to minimise storage losses of foodgrains, over 2,000 FCI depots will go online. He said, this will enable real time monitoring of operations and timely data reporting.

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UK's food regulator, Food Standards Agency, FSA, has said that Maggi noodles produced in India and elsewhere are safe to consume. The agency said this after conducting tests on all samples of the product. While only Masala flavour of the noodles was imported into UK from India, FSA had decided to test all samples of the product to check for levels of lead after a controversy in India. It said in a statement that it can confirm that results from testing samples of Maggi Noodles in Britain have all found that levels of lead in the product is well within European Union permissible levels and would not be a concern to consumers. Nestle India exports Maggi noodles to Canada, UK, Singapore and Kenya and to third parties in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Singapore, had, earlier said that Maggi noodles are safe for consumption.

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BJP has rejected opposition's claim that relationship between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's husband, Swaraj Kaushal and former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi is a case of conflict of interest.
Talking to AIR yesterday, party spokesperson Nalin Kohli said, Mr Kaushal has been the lawyer of Modi since long and he also did not accept his offer of directorship in a company.
Meanwhile, Communist Party of India has sought the removal of Mrs Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for their alleged links with Lalit Modi.
Eurozone Finance Ministers have ruled out any further talks on a fresh bailout for Greece before the country holds its referendum on Sunday. The referendum seeks opinion of the people to accept or reject proposals made by creditors last week. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged the Greeks to vote NO, on Sunday to the current demands of the creditors. His comments came after Greece made a last-minute proposal for a third bailout on Tuesday, of nearly 30 billion Euros.
In another development, Moody's has cut its credit rating for Greece, warning it is now less likely that official creditors will support the country.


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United States and Cuba have agreed to re-open embassies in each other's capitals. US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro exchanged letters yesterday stating that diplomatic relations between the two countries will be restored on the 20th of this month with the opening of Embassies. Mr Obama said, it is a major step in re-establishing diplomatic ties which were severed in 1961.
"More than 54 years ago, at the height of cold war, United States closed its embassy in Havana. Today I can announce the Unites States has great to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the republic of Cuba. And we open embassies in our respective countries. This is a historic step for no efforts to know more as relations with Cuban government and people."
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         The Karnataka government has appointed a Special Investigation Team to probe into the corruption allegations against Lokayukta Justice Y. Bhaskhar Rao's son Ashwin Rao. Ashwin is facing the allegation of demanding a bribe of one crore rupees from a government official for preventing a Lokayukta raid. The issue of corruption charges against the anti corruption organisation has led to a public outcry resulting in wide scale protests.

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The annual Amarnath Yatra formally began this morning with several thousand people leaving for the pilgrimage through two routes in Anantnag and Ganderbal districts in Jammu and Kashmir. Our correspondent reports the tight security arrangements have been made for the 59-day Yatra.
"The first batch of over 8600 Yatris including women and Sadhus early today left from both Nunwan Pahalgam and Baltal Ganderbal base camps towards Holy Cave Shrine for darshan of Shiv Lingam. The 2nd batch of over 1500 yatris left from Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas Base Camp in Jammu this morning. Pratham Pooja is being performed at Holy Cave Shrine to be attended by Governor N.N. Vohra. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is visiting Holy Cave to review the security situation along all the yatra routes and the measures taken for safety of pilgrims. He will also review various facilities including food, medicare, telecom connectivity, weather forecasting, sanitation and other measures, at pilgrim camps. Over 2 lakh 26 thousand pilgrims have secured advance registration and over 22 thousand will avail helicopter service from Baltal and Pahalgam routes to reach Panjtarni. This is Tariq Rather, AIR NEWS, Srinagar"

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In the Hockey World League Semi-Finals in Antwerp, Belgium, the Indian Men's team came back from a goal behind to beat Malaysia, 3-2 and book a place in the last-4 stage. Satbir Singh opened the scoring in the 5th minute after which Malaysia bounced back with 2 quick goals. Jasjit Singh Kular, then, converted two penalty corners in the final quarter helping India breeze into the semi-finals.The Indian Men, who have already qualified for next year's Rio Olympics, will take on hosts Belgium for a place in the Final.
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Sania Mirza and her Swiss team-mate Martina Hingis have advanced to the second round of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at London. In the opening round yesterday, the top seeded Indo-Swiss pair defeated the Chinese-Kazakh team of Saisai Zheng and Zarina Diyas, 6-2, 6-2.In the Singles, world number seven Ana Ivanovic crashed out after losing to American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, 3-6, 4-6.
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NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
The Supreme Court ruling out compromise solution in rape cases, the fresh revelation in the Lalit Modi case and PM Narendra Modi's vision of Digital India figure prominently in all news papers.
Women's dignity Sacrosanct, no mediation in rape cases says SC: headlines the Hindu whereas the Pioneer reports "Apex court heaps scorn on mediation offer in rape cases".
Newspaper's report, the new twist to the Lalit Modi case. "Lalit offer job to Sushma Husband", says the Hindustan Times. "Susham in fresh trouble", reports the Tribune whereas The Asian Age and The Pioneer in their front pages say LaMo drags Sonia, Varun into Congress's amnesty deal.
"Government's Digital India Call gets 4.5 lakh crore rupees promise, reports The Business Standard. "India Inc. log in for 'digital push' to governance new jobs and equity", headlines the Indian Express. "Modi logs on to empower masses", says The Tribune.
Flight Delayed; 3 deboarded to make way for Rijiju reports the Indian Express.
The Statesman, Pioneer and Indian Express report with photographs of the Darjeeling landslides and death toll.
Many dailies carry reports of Delhi Commision for Women closing the case against Aam Admi Party leader Kumar Vishwas. "DCW refers complaint against Vishwas to police", says the Times of India.
And finally, good news for music lovers "Apple launches streaming Music, offering over 30 million songs in its own iTunes catalogue for a free 3-month trial, and for just 120 rupees a month thereafter.
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