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Companies need to furnish new staff details online to EPFO from October

Companies need to furnish new staff details online to EPFO from October

Finance
NEW DELHI: The formal sector employers will be required to intimate about the details of their new employees online to retirement fund body EPFO from October 1, 2017, an EPFO official said today.The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has decided to do away with filing of Form-9, a declaration by a person (employee) taking up employment in an establishment in which Employees' Pension Scheme is in force, a senior official said.This Form-9 is filed by the formal sector employers manually at present to intimate about their new employees.The body has taken this step in the wake of rapid computerisation in EPFO as an initiative towards Electronic Paper Free Organisation.The official said that since employee master (roll) is available in the system containing all relevant details of th...
Govt faces Brexit revolt from carmakers

Govt faces Brexit revolt from carmakers

Business
The Government faces a growing revolt from carmakers in Britain unhappy at the slow pace of clarity over post-Brexit customs arrangements crucial to their business model.Sky News has been shown internal industry memos, circulating at the Frankfurt Motor Show, expressing exasperation at the state of preparedness for changes to customs - which could come in in March 2019 and for which immediate investment and staffing is required.A recent meeting with Government was described as "disillusioning" because of a "lack of detailed information and blocking of our questions".Officials were described as having "no concrete idea of how to apply [customs] proposals".Instead of communicating detailed proposals, the meeting was taken as a "desperate attempt" to find out basic information and "get the in...
Vatican recalls diplomat from U.S. over child pornography

Vatican recalls diplomat from U.S. over child pornography

World
Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Vatican has recalled a diplomat from the United States after the State Department last month requested diplomatic immunity be waived over possible violation of child pornography laws.The U.S. Department of State notified the Vatican on August 21 that one of its diplomats had possibly violated laws related to pornographic images of children through diplomatic channels, and requested the waiver.The Vatican said Friday that it has recalled the diplomat in question, whose name has not been released, and opened its own investigation into the matter."The Holy See, following the practice of sovereign states, recalled the priest in question, who is currently in Vatican City," Vatican officials said in a statement."The Promoter of Justice opened an investigation and has alread...
Arsenal 3-1 FC Koln: Kolasinac, Sanchez and Bellerin help Gunners come from behind to beat visitors

Arsenal 3-1 FC Koln: Kolasinac, Sanchez and Bellerin help Gunners come from behind to beat visitors

Sports
Arsenal came from behind to beat Cologne in their delayed Europa League opener against a backdrop of crowd trouble at the Emirates Stadium.Kick-off was delayed by an hour as ticketless away supporters attempted to enter the ground, with plenty of Cologne fans sat in among the home section when the tie finally got under way, with the Gunners eventually winning 3-1.Four arrests were made on suspicion of public order offences as extra police were deployed to the scene.On the pitch, Arsene Wenger's much-changed side showed determination to fight back from Jhon Cordoba's early 40-yard strike and seal three points.It was only after the interval, following the introduction of Sead Kolasinac and a change of shape, that the Gunners hit back.Kolasinac levelled less than four minutes after coming off...
Monarch butterflies disappearing from western U.S., researchers say

Monarch butterflies disappearing from western U.S., researchers say

Science
Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The monarch butterfly populations in western North America have declined dramatically and face a greater risk of extinction, a new study shows.Scientists at Washington State University found that the decline in western monarch butterfly populations was significantly more than previously believed and greater than eastern monarchs."Western monarchs are faring worse than their eastern counterparts," Cheryl Schultz, an associate professor at Washington State University Vancouver, said in a press release. "In the 1980s, 10 million monarchs spent the winter in coastal California. Today there are barely 300,000."Beginning in the 1990s, residents of coastal California noticed that the common monarch butterfly seemed to be disappearing."This study doesn't just show that there are f...