Northeast has lowest unemployment in BC

first_imgEven though BC’s jobless rate reached its highest level, in more than six years last month, the Northeast reassumed it’s postion, as the region in the province, with the lowest unemployment rate.BC Stats. reports, the local area rate was 7.2 percent, more than a full percentage point below, both the provincial and national rates, at 8.3 and 8.6 percent, respectively.Also well below the BC and Canadian rates, were the Thompson/Okanagan and Southwest Regions at 7.3 and 7.4 percent, respectively.- Advertisement -At the opposite end of the scale, were double digits rates of 11.5 and 10 percent, in the Cariboo and North Coast/Nechako regions.last_img read more

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I-T dept officials raid house, offices of Gupta brothers

first_imgIncome Tax officials raided the offices in Saharanpur and Dehradun belonging to the South Africa-based industrialists Gupta brothers. Searches were also conducted at the Guptas’ ancestral house in Ranibazar where the brothers, Ajay, Atul and Rajesh, grew up and lived till they left the country to become industrial tycoons in South Africa and close allies of the country’s former President Jacob Zuma. Mr. Zuma’s reported dealings with the brothers had rocked South African politics, leading to his resignation as President in mid-February. The Gupta brothers, however, have consistently denied any wrongdoing. “There was suspicion that the brothers were trying to bring illegal money into the country through various means. We intend to investigate if there is some basis for the suspicion,” said a senior IT department official involved with the raid. “Raids were conducted at the old Ranibazar house in Saharanpur, as well as their houses in Dehradun. We are also looking for bank accounts associated with them and properties they own,” the official said.Premise of a temple where the Gupta brothers were in the process of building a grand structure worth several crores were also raided, said the official.last_img read more

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