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'GST' - 68 Total Results

Why does Ice Cream have an 18% GST rate?

By Roopashi Khatri Ice cream, corn flakes, bottled water and toothpaste have an unlikely thing in common. A consumer purchasing these items must pay a...
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairing the 35th GST Council meeting in New Delhi/Photo: PIB

GST Compliance: Win Some, Lose Some

Above: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairing the 35th GST Council meeting in New Delhi/Photo: PIB The CAG Audit Report, while appreciating the introduction of the...
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Central GST busts racket indulging in issuance of fake invoices

Above: Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Central GST Delhi North Commissionerate has busted a racket of issuance of fake invoices without actual supply of...
Muslims shopping at a cloth shop ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr in Mirzapur (file photo)/Photo: UNI

National Anti-Profiteering Authority: Serving its Purpose

Above: Muslims shopping at a cloth shop ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr in Mirzapur (file photo)/Photo: UNI Initial fears about the return of Inspector Raj have...
An ONGC offshore field

Oil’s Well that Ends Well?

Above: An ONGC offshore field A wish list to the new government would include bringing key petroleum products, alcohol, electricity and real estate within the...
GST

Delhi HC Asks Centre To Upgrade Software in GST Filing To Make It Dealer...

The Delhi High Court has  held that in order to overcome glitches in the GST network and make it user friendly for traders  while...
Transporters are most affected by the E-Way Bill System/Photo: Anil Shakya

Tax Evasion: Catch ’Em if You Can

Above: Transporters are most affected by the E-Way Bill System/Photo: Anil Shakya To check tax evasion, several changes have been made in the E-way bill...
MSME Ordinance: A Boost for Growth

MSME Ordinance: A Boost for Growth

A new ordinance for micro, small and medium enterprises is expected to trigger growth and investment by removing red tape and bring dividends for...
GST on Lottery: No Jackpot for Anyone

GST on Lottery: No Jackpot for Anyone

Negotiations on GST rates for lottery tickets have got stuck as Kerala, which earns a huge amount from its sales, does not want to...
The real estate sector is expected to grow fast in the coming years, and the GST relief will give it a boost/Photo: Anil Shakya

GST For Real Estate: Going Soft on Realty

Above: The real estate sector is expected to grow fast in the coming years, and the GST relief will give it a boost/Photo: Anil...
ECONOMIC FOLLIES

ECONOMIC FOLLIES

By Inderjit Badhwar Budget 2019 will make headlines for a couple of weeks because of unprecedented tax sops to middle class wage earners and related...
Photo: UNI

GST Dispute Resolution: Let the Dust Settle

With the creation of a national bench of the GST Appellate Tribunal, indirect tax disputes are likely to be resolved and these will predominantly...

GST Revenues: Where’s the Money, Honey?

Above: Akhil Bharatiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal activists protesting against GST in Lucknow/Photo: UNI In a seemingly worrying development, there has been a drop in...
National Anti-Profiteering Authority: Consumer is King

National Anti-Profiteering Authority: Consumer is King

Above: The order against Pyramid Infratech Pvt Ltd is significant and the first in the realty sector A landmark order by the NAA in...
Flex Boards, Hoardings: Going Overboard!

Flex Boards, Hoardings: Going Overboard!

Above: Flex boards on display at various points in Thiruvananthapuram city/Photos: Kaviyoor Santhosh The Kerala High Court has ordered that numerous illegal hoardings be removed...
MEDIA WATCH

MEDIA WATCH

Modi’s Media Men and Woman With all parties in election mode, PM Narendra Modi has finalised his media advisory team. Unlike his predecessors, he has...
GST: Taxing Times

GST: Taxing Times

Above: Post-floods, Kerala needs funds for rehabilitation and rebuilding infrastructure/Photo: UNI Is Kerala’s demand that it be allowed to impose a cess on GST in...
RBI 2017-18 report admits that 93.3 percent of all demonetised notes returned to the banks

RBI 2017-18 report admits that 93.3 percent of all demonetised notes returned to the...

India’s central banker’s admission points to demonetisation as an ill-advised misadventure It took nearly two years for the Reserve Bank of India to come out...
Accidental Prime Minister’s Director Gutte arrested for GST fraud: India Legal had predicted it in a report

Accidental Prime Minister’s Director Gutte arrested for GST fraud: India Legal had predicted it...

Above: Anupam Kher with Vijay Ratnakar Gutte   The upcoming flick Accidental Prime Minister’s Director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte has been arrested for alleged Goods and...
Over 600 changes have now been made to tax rates of 1,300 goods and 500 services

GST: A Good Idea Gone Bad

Above: Over 600 changes have now been made to tax rates of 1,300 goods and 500 services At the launch of GST, Prime Minister Modi stated...
Out of Job India’s Employment Statistics

Out of Job: India’s Employment Statistics

Above: A worker in a steel factory in Wazirpur, New Delhi (file pic)/Photo: Bhavana Gaur India’s employment statistics are in turmoil due to inadequate...
A PUNCH IN THE SNOUT

A PUNCH IN THE SNOUT

~By Inderjit Badhwar On June 1, 2018, a day after the BJP received a political drubbing in the bypolls across India, The Indian Express carried...
Another disaster in the making: Lease out your farm land and be trapped in 18% GST net from June 1

Another disaster in the making: Lease out your farm land and be trapped in...

  The tax regime is set to enter agricultural land, so far exempt from taxation. From June 1, income from all agricultural land that has...
GSTN Data Breach?

GSTN Data Breach?

Above: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairing the 27th GST Council meeting, via video conference, in New Delhi/Photo: PIB The GST Council has proposed that...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

GST So Far: Has It Worked?

Both the GST Council and taxpayers will have to look at this new tax regime as “work in progress” for at least one more...
GST E-Way Bill: Revolutionary Road?

Revolutionary Road?

Above: Trucks loaded with goods waiting for clearance on a highway This Bill, to be rolled out on April 1, aims at tracking goods and...
Satire: A couple’s hilarious conversation on PM Narendra Modi

A House Divided

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence ~By Dilip Bobb There are those who call Narendra Modi a polarising force, creating divisions for electoral gain. Whether true or...

GST on Legal Services: Reverse Charge Applicable

Exemption from GST has been extended to advocates and law firms rendering such services to any person other than a business entity and the...

The Acronym Economy

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence ~By Dilip Bobb In no other country in the world is the annual budget greeted with such breathless anticipation. Economists, agriculturists,...
Economic Survey seems to have its head in the sand under storm clouds

Economic Survey seems to have its head in the sand under storm clouds

Above: The Chief Economic Adviser, Dr. Arvind Subramanian at a press conference regarding the Economic Survey 2017-18, in New Delhi. Photo: PIB GDP growth projection...
President Kovind's Maiden Address to Parliament Focuses On Social Sector

President Kovind’s Maiden Address to Parliament Focuses On Social Sector

A focus on social sector and welfarism, highlighting the government's move to restore Muslim women's honour through the bill criminalising triple talaq, and pitching...
SC schedules all petitions seeking removal of GST on sanitary napkins for January 22

SC schedules all petitions seeking removal of GST on sanitary napkins for January 22

The Supreme Court on Monday (January 15) has said that it will hear a batch of petitions pending in the Supreme Court as well...
The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley making a statement about the provision of financial resolution and deposit Insurance bill 2017, regarding protecting the interest of depositors and removing any misgivings in this regards, in New Delhi on December 11, 2017/Photo: PIB

Parliament committee puts controversial ‘FRDI’ Bill on the backburner

Above: The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley making a statement about the provision of financial resolution and deposit Insurance bill...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

The Fourth Estate

Summit Stress Behind the VIPs, inspiring speeches and glamorous faces at media conclaves are stories of extreme stress and unreasonable demands. The recent Hindustan Times...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code: That Sinking Feeling…

As more and more bad debts pile up, the Code aims to resolve issues in a time-bound manner and amend related laws   ~By Mukesh...
Restaurant guests and shoppers are hapless consumers to whom the GST rate cut benefit has not been passed on. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi

GST Anti-Profiteering Authority: A Double-Edged Sword?

Above: Restaurant guests and shoppers are hapless consumers to whom the GST rate cut benefit has not been passed on. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi While...
Lead Illustrations: Anthony Lawrence

Taken for a Ride

By Dilip Bobb Amusement parks are seen as an enjoyable diversion for families and kids with their Ferris Wheels and water slides but of late,...
Parliament

Winter session of Parliament will be convened from Dec 15 to Jan 5

The upcoming winter session of Parliament will be convened from December 15 to January 5 thereby ending the political storm raging over it. This was...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

The Fourth Estate

Passport Enquiry Media owners looking to hire professionals from abroad with editorial expertise and professional standing will need to think again. This government is using...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

POLITICAL STARS The next chief minister of Tamil Nadu could well be one of the three biggest stars in the Tamil film industry. With J...
EoDB rankings suggest starting new business in India is becoming difficult

EoDB rankings suggest starting new business in India is becoming difficult

World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings show Start Up India initiative has failed as starting new business in India is becoming difficult The...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Poetic Licence

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence ~By Dilip Bobb As elections near and the weather changes, it brings about a sense of poetic justice or doing justice...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

RAHUL’S TEAM Congress president-in-waiting Rahul Gandhi was known for neither wit nor wisdom on the social media. His Twitter handle @OfficeOfRG elicited more yawns than...
Mersal-movie-from-youtube

PIL against Mersal thrown out by court

The Madras High Court on Friday (October 27) gave a major relief to the makers of the controversy-embroiled Tamil blockbuster Mersal. The Court dismissed...
Women laborers working in a firecracker unit

SC ban came as the fourth big jolt for Sivakasi’s fireworks industry

Above: Women laborers working in a firecracker unit Four reasons are demonetization, GST, dumping of Chinese-made cheap goods and SC ban on the sale...

Maharashtra FM says all states have agreed to impose GST on petroleum

Above: A petrol pump in Patna. Photo: UNI GST, as far as fuel is concerned has stirred up trouble across India. This was a...
Picture: Facebook

Rahul slams Modi’s policies at Berkley, but admits dynasties do run India

Addressing students at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, on Monday (September 11), hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Dematerialised woes await the MSME sector of India

Dematerialised woes await the MSME sector of India

25The government’s decision to also dematerialise all stocks of unlisted companies could create insurmountable obstacles in the path of already gasping small units ~By Sujit...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

The Fourth Estate

Makeover Time Changes galore are on the anvil after Smriti Irani has taken over as I&B minister from Venkaiah Naidu. Within days of assuming charge,...
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Photo: UNI

LS passes bill extending GST to Jammu and Kashmir

Above: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Photo: UNI Bringing Jammu and Kashmir in to the “one nation one tax” regime, Lok Sabha today passed a...
SJM GST

Economic wing of RSS lambasts GST on SSIs

Above: Swadeshi Jagran Manch has intensified its protests against Chinese products High GST rates on cottage industries will encourage infiltration of more Chinese goods, says...
LATERAL INDUCTION: CAPTURING THE BABUS?

LATERAL INDUCTION: CAPTURING THE BABUS?

~By Inderjit Badhwar The NITI Aayog (read Modi Administration) recommendation to employ persons from the private sector at all levels of the government —including secretary...
GST is expected to bring down prices but the truth will be out only after a few months into the new tax-system. Photo: Shivani Sharma

GST: No Tax on Tax

Above: GST is expected to bring down prices but the truth will be out only after a few months into the new tax-system. Photo:...

GST for Dummies

Above: Illustration Anthony Lawrence   ~By Dilip Bobb   GST has now overtaken Duckworth Lewis in the list of things one cannot understand. Reading the myriad articles by...
In and Out

In and Out

Above: Illustration: Anthony Lawrence   ~By Dilip Bobb It is generally used in the context of high society and celebrities, where status and ranking moves up and...
The GST irony: A leftist architect’s creation is shunned by the Left

The GST irony: A leftist architect’s creation is shunned by the Left

Above: (L-R) West Bengal’s former finance minister Dr Asim Dasgupta. Photo: YouTube; Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the GST during a special session of...
GST

GST: Tax freedom at midnight could mean complete chaos

Several state finance ministers have complained that GST could destroy the MSME sector in the second hit after demonetisation The Union government of the NDA...
Bombay HC reserves order on GST appeal

Bombay HC reserves order on GST appeal

Dr KS Pillai, a 63-year-old retired professor and a resident of Mumbai, had filed a petition with the Bombay High Court, saying that the...
Anti-profiteering authority set up for GST benefits

Anti-profiteering Authority set up to ensure GST benefits reach the consumer

Above: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairing a GST Council meeting. Photo: UNI With the imposition of GST just hours away, the GST Council, headed...
PM Modi meets 20 American CEOs in US, assures a business-friendly environment

PM Modi meets 20 American CEOs in US, assures a business-friendly environment

Above: Modi with top American CEOs in Washington DC. Photo: Courtesy PMO Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (June 25) met with the CEOs of 20 leading...
GST: Taxing Times Ahead

GST: Taxing Times Ahead

Above: Many people think GST is good in theory but will be chaotic in practice Is the new tax regime introduced by the government a...

Fourth Estate

Leading journalist and ex-Indian Express editor Shekhar Gupta’s Printline Media, launched in September last year, has been relatively dormant but all that is set...
West Bengal Says GST Rollout not Possible on July 1

West Bengal Says GST Rollout not Possible on July 1

While Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is confident that he will be able to roll out GST on July 1, there are many hurdles still...
India cannot afford to have a single rate for different classes of goods meant for the common man. Photo: UNI

GST: Taxing Times?

Though the “one market, one rate” tax regime is likely to be implemented from July 1, some concerns remain, making it advisable to delay...
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairing the GST Council Meeting in Delhi in January this year. Photo: PIB

GST: No Constitutional Validity

The recent decision to cross-empower states to collect Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) will run into trouble since the power to levy and...
(L-R) The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley briefing the media after the conclusion of the 3rd meeting of the GST Council on October 19, 2016. Photo: PIB; A shopper browses sale items during the Boxing Day sales at a Selfridges store in London. Photo: UNI

GST: Hasten Slowly

While this tax has been introduced, much needs to be done before it can be completely implemented on April 1, 2017– passing laws, making...
Happier times for FM Arun Jaitley. But the road ahead on GST could be tricky. Photo: UNI

GST Bill: Pluses & Minuses

The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014, paving the way for Goods and Services Tax, was finally passed in the Rajya Sabha on August 3, 2016
Uber Asia Business Head, Eric Alexander (R), Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan (2nd R), Madhu Kannan, Member-Group Executive Council and Head for business development and public affairs, Tata Sons (c) handing over key’s to drivers during the announcement of Tata and Uber's new partnership to make it easier for driver to become Micro-Entrepreneurs in Hyderabad

A Boost for E-commerce?

This proposed scheme has outsourced tax collection to companies. But it is a moot question whether its benefits will be passed on to the...

'GST' - 68 News Results

Why does Ice Cream have an 18% GST rate?

By Roopashi Khatri Ice cream, corn flakes, bottled water and toothpaste have an unlikely thing in common. A consumer purchasing these items must pay a...
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairing the 35th GST Council meeting in New Delhi/Photo: PIB

GST Compliance: Win Some, Lose Some

Above: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairing the 35th GST Council meeting in New Delhi/Photo: PIB The CAG Audit Report, while appreciating the introduction of the...
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Central GST busts racket indulging in issuance of fake invoices

Above: Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Central GST Delhi North Commissionerate has busted a racket of issuance of fake invoices without actual supply of...
Muslims shopping at a cloth shop ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr in Mirzapur (file photo)/Photo: UNI

National Anti-Profiteering Authority: Serving its Purpose

Above: Muslims shopping at a cloth shop ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr in Mirzapur (file photo)/Photo: UNI Initial fears about the return of Inspector Raj have...
An ONGC offshore field

Oil’s Well that Ends Well?

Above: An ONGC offshore field A wish list to the new government would include bringing key petroleum products, alcohol, electricity and real estate within the...
GST

Delhi HC Asks Centre To Upgrade Software in GST Filing To Make It Dealer...

The Delhi High Court has  held that in order to overcome glitches in the GST network and make it user friendly for traders  while...
Transporters are most affected by the E-Way Bill System/Photo: Anil Shakya

Tax Evasion: Catch ’Em if You Can

Above: Transporters are most affected by the E-Way Bill System/Photo: Anil Shakya To check tax evasion, several changes have been made in the E-way bill...
MSME Ordinance: A Boost for Growth

MSME Ordinance: A Boost for Growth

A new ordinance for micro, small and medium enterprises is expected to trigger growth and investment by removing red tape and bring dividends for...
GST on Lottery: No Jackpot for Anyone

GST on Lottery: No Jackpot for Anyone

Negotiations on GST rates for lottery tickets have got stuck as Kerala, which earns a huge amount from its sales, does not want to...
The real estate sector is expected to grow fast in the coming years, and the GST relief will give it a boost/Photo: Anil Shakya

GST For Real Estate: Going Soft on Realty

Above: The real estate sector is expected to grow fast in the coming years, and the GST relief will give it a boost/Photo: Anil...
ECONOMIC FOLLIES

ECONOMIC FOLLIES

By Inderjit Badhwar Budget 2019 will make headlines for a couple of weeks because of unprecedented tax sops to middle class wage earners and related...
Photo: UNI

GST Dispute Resolution: Let the Dust Settle

With the creation of a national bench of the GST Appellate Tribunal, indirect tax disputes are likely to be resolved and these will predominantly...

GST Revenues: Where’s the Money, Honey?

Above: Akhil Bharatiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal activists protesting against GST in Lucknow/Photo: UNI In a seemingly worrying development, there has been a drop in...
National Anti-Profiteering Authority: Consumer is King

National Anti-Profiteering Authority: Consumer is King

Above: The order against Pyramid Infratech Pvt Ltd is significant and the first in the realty sector A landmark order by the NAA in...
Flex Boards, Hoardings: Going Overboard!

Flex Boards, Hoardings: Going Overboard!

Above: Flex boards on display at various points in Thiruvananthapuram city/Photos: Kaviyoor Santhosh The Kerala High Court has ordered that numerous illegal hoardings be removed...
MEDIA WATCH

MEDIA WATCH

Modi’s Media Men and Woman With all parties in election mode, PM Narendra Modi has finalised his media advisory team. Unlike his predecessors, he has...
GST: Taxing Times

GST: Taxing Times

Above: Post-floods, Kerala needs funds for rehabilitation and rebuilding infrastructure/Photo: UNI Is Kerala’s demand that it be allowed to impose a cess on GST in...
RBI 2017-18 report admits that 93.3 percent of all demonetised notes returned to the banks

RBI 2017-18 report admits that 93.3 percent of all demonetised notes returned to the...

India’s central banker’s admission points to demonetisation as an ill-advised misadventure It took nearly two years for the Reserve Bank of India to come out...
Accidental Prime Minister’s Director Gutte arrested for GST fraud: India Legal had predicted it in a report

Accidental Prime Minister’s Director Gutte arrested for GST fraud: India Legal had predicted it...

Above: Anupam Kher with Vijay Ratnakar Gutte   The upcoming flick Accidental Prime Minister’s Director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte has been arrested for alleged Goods and...
Over 600 changes have now been made to tax rates of 1,300 goods and 500 services

GST: A Good Idea Gone Bad

Above: Over 600 changes have now been made to tax rates of 1,300 goods and 500 services At the launch of GST, Prime Minister Modi stated...
Out of Job India’s Employment Statistics

Out of Job: India’s Employment Statistics

Above: A worker in a steel factory in Wazirpur, New Delhi (file pic)/Photo: Bhavana Gaur India’s employment statistics are in turmoil due to inadequate...
A PUNCH IN THE SNOUT

A PUNCH IN THE SNOUT

~By Inderjit Badhwar On June 1, 2018, a day after the BJP received a political drubbing in the bypolls across India, The Indian Express carried...
Another disaster in the making: Lease out your farm land and be trapped in 18% GST net from June 1

Another disaster in the making: Lease out your farm land and be trapped in...

  The tax regime is set to enter agricultural land, so far exempt from taxation. From June 1, income from all agricultural land that has...
GSTN Data Breach?

GSTN Data Breach?

Above: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairing the 27th GST Council meeting, via video conference, in New Delhi/Photo: PIB The GST Council has proposed that...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

GST So Far: Has It Worked?

Both the GST Council and taxpayers will have to look at this new tax regime as “work in progress” for at least one more...
GST E-Way Bill: Revolutionary Road?

Revolutionary Road?

Above: Trucks loaded with goods waiting for clearance on a highway This Bill, to be rolled out on April 1, aims at tracking goods and...
Satire: A couple’s hilarious conversation on PM Narendra Modi

A House Divided

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence ~By Dilip Bobb There are those who call Narendra Modi a polarising force, creating divisions for electoral gain. Whether true or...

GST on Legal Services: Reverse Charge Applicable

Exemption from GST has been extended to advocates and law firms rendering such services to any person other than a business entity and the...

The Acronym Economy

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence ~By Dilip Bobb In no other country in the world is the annual budget greeted with such breathless anticipation. Economists, agriculturists,...
Economic Survey seems to have its head in the sand under storm clouds

Economic Survey seems to have its head in the sand under storm clouds

Above: The Chief Economic Adviser, Dr. Arvind Subramanian at a press conference regarding the Economic Survey 2017-18, in New Delhi. Photo: PIB GDP growth projection...
President Kovind's Maiden Address to Parliament Focuses On Social Sector

President Kovind’s Maiden Address to Parliament Focuses On Social Sector

A focus on social sector and welfarism, highlighting the government's move to restore Muslim women's honour through the bill criminalising triple talaq, and pitching...
SC schedules all petitions seeking removal of GST on sanitary napkins for January 22

SC schedules all petitions seeking removal of GST on sanitary napkins for January 22

The Supreme Court on Monday (January 15) has said that it will hear a batch of petitions pending in the Supreme Court as well...
The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley making a statement about the provision of financial resolution and deposit Insurance bill 2017, regarding protecting the interest of depositors and removing any misgivings in this regards, in New Delhi on December 11, 2017/Photo: PIB

Parliament committee puts controversial ‘FRDI’ Bill on the backburner

Above: The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley making a statement about the provision of financial resolution and deposit Insurance bill...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

The Fourth Estate

Summit Stress Behind the VIPs, inspiring speeches and glamorous faces at media conclaves are stories of extreme stress and unreasonable demands. The recent Hindustan Times...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code: That Sinking Feeling…

As more and more bad debts pile up, the Code aims to resolve issues in a time-bound manner and amend related laws   ~By Mukesh...
Restaurant guests and shoppers are hapless consumers to whom the GST rate cut benefit has not been passed on. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi

GST Anti-Profiteering Authority: A Double-Edged Sword?

Above: Restaurant guests and shoppers are hapless consumers to whom the GST rate cut benefit has not been passed on. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi While...
Lead Illustrations: Anthony Lawrence

Taken for a Ride

By Dilip Bobb Amusement parks are seen as an enjoyable diversion for families and kids with their Ferris Wheels and water slides but of late,...
Parliament

Winter session of Parliament will be convened from Dec 15 to Jan 5

The upcoming winter session of Parliament will be convened from December 15 to January 5 thereby ending the political storm raging over it. This was...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

The Fourth Estate

Passport Enquiry Media owners looking to hire professionals from abroad with editorial expertise and professional standing will need to think again. This government is using...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

POLITICAL STARS The next chief minister of Tamil Nadu could well be one of the three biggest stars in the Tamil film industry. With J...
EoDB rankings suggest starting new business in India is becoming difficult

EoDB rankings suggest starting new business in India is becoming difficult

World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings show Start Up India initiative has failed as starting new business in India is becoming difficult The...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Poetic Licence

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence ~By Dilip Bobb As elections near and the weather changes, it brings about a sense of poetic justice or doing justice...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

RAHUL’S TEAM Congress president-in-waiting Rahul Gandhi was known for neither wit nor wisdom on the social media. His Twitter handle @OfficeOfRG elicited more yawns than...
Mersal-movie-from-youtube

PIL against Mersal thrown out by court

The Madras High Court on Friday (October 27) gave a major relief to the makers of the controversy-embroiled Tamil blockbuster Mersal. The Court dismissed...
Women laborers working in a firecracker unit

SC ban came as the fourth big jolt for Sivakasi’s fireworks industry

Above: Women laborers working in a firecracker unit Four reasons are demonetization, GST, dumping of Chinese-made cheap goods and SC ban on the sale...

Maharashtra FM says all states have agreed to impose GST on petroleum

Above: A petrol pump in Patna. Photo: UNI GST, as far as fuel is concerned has stirred up trouble across India. This was a...
Picture: Facebook

Rahul slams Modi’s policies at Berkley, but admits dynasties do run India

Addressing students at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, on Monday (September 11), hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Dematerialised woes await the MSME sector of India

Dematerialised woes await the MSME sector of India

25The government’s decision to also dematerialise all stocks of unlisted companies could create insurmountable obstacles in the path of already gasping small units ~By Sujit...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

The Fourth Estate

Makeover Time Changes galore are on the anvil after Smriti Irani has taken over as I&B minister from Venkaiah Naidu. Within days of assuming charge,...
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Photo: UNI

LS passes bill extending GST to Jammu and Kashmir

Above: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Photo: UNI Bringing Jammu and Kashmir in to the “one nation one tax” regime, Lok Sabha today passed a...
SJM GST

Economic wing of RSS lambasts GST on SSIs

Above: Swadeshi Jagran Manch has intensified its protests against Chinese products High GST rates on cottage industries will encourage infiltration of more Chinese goods, says...
LATERAL INDUCTION: CAPTURING THE BABUS?

LATERAL INDUCTION: CAPTURING THE BABUS?

~By Inderjit Badhwar The NITI Aayog (read Modi Administration) recommendation to employ persons from the private sector at all levels of the government —including secretary...
GST is expected to bring down prices but the truth will be out only after a few months into the new tax-system. Photo: Shivani Sharma

GST: No Tax on Tax

Above: GST is expected to bring down prices but the truth will be out only after a few months into the new tax-system. Photo:...

GST for Dummies

Above: Illustration Anthony Lawrence   ~By Dilip Bobb   GST has now overtaken Duckworth Lewis in the list of things one cannot understand. Reading the myriad articles by...
In and Out

In and Out

Above: Illustration: Anthony Lawrence   ~By Dilip Bobb It is generally used in the context of high society and celebrities, where status and ranking moves up and...
The GST irony: A leftist architect’s creation is shunned by the Left

The GST irony: A leftist architect’s creation is shunned by the Left

Above: (L-R) West Bengal’s former finance minister Dr Asim Dasgupta. Photo: YouTube; Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the GST during a special session of...
GST

GST: Tax freedom at midnight could mean complete chaos

Several state finance ministers have complained that GST could destroy the MSME sector in the second hit after demonetisation The Union government of the NDA...
Bombay HC reserves order on GST appeal

Bombay HC reserves order on GST appeal

Dr KS Pillai, a 63-year-old retired professor and a resident of Mumbai, had filed a petition with the Bombay High Court, saying that the...
Anti-profiteering authority set up for GST benefits

Anti-profiteering Authority set up to ensure GST benefits reach the consumer

Above: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairing a GST Council meeting. Photo: UNI With the imposition of GST just hours away, the GST Council, headed...
PM Modi meets 20 American CEOs in US, assures a business-friendly environment

PM Modi meets 20 American CEOs in US, assures a business-friendly environment

Above: Modi with top American CEOs in Washington DC. Photo: Courtesy PMO Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (June 25) met with the CEOs of 20 leading...
GST: Taxing Times Ahead

GST: Taxing Times Ahead

Above: Many people think GST is good in theory but will be chaotic in practice Is the new tax regime introduced by the government a...

Fourth Estate

Leading journalist and ex-Indian Express editor Shekhar Gupta’s Printline Media, launched in September last year, has been relatively dormant but all that is set...
West Bengal Says GST Rollout not Possible on July 1

West Bengal Says GST Rollout not Possible on July 1

While Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is confident that he will be able to roll out GST on July 1, there are many hurdles still...
India cannot afford to have a single rate for different classes of goods meant for the common man. Photo: UNI

GST: Taxing Times?

Though the “one market, one rate” tax regime is likely to be implemented from July 1, some concerns remain, making it advisable to delay...
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairing the GST Council Meeting in Delhi in January this year. Photo: PIB

GST: No Constitutional Validity

The recent decision to cross-empower states to collect Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) will run into trouble since the power to levy and...
(L-R) The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley briefing the media after the conclusion of the 3rd meeting of the GST Council on October 19, 2016. Photo: PIB; A shopper browses sale items during the Boxing Day sales at a Selfridges store in London. Photo: UNI

GST: Hasten Slowly

While this tax has been introduced, much needs to be done before it can be completely implemented on April 1, 2017– passing laws, making...
Happier times for FM Arun Jaitley. But the road ahead on GST could be tricky. Photo: UNI

GST Bill: Pluses & Minuses

The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014, paving the way for Goods and Services Tax, was finally passed in the Rajya Sabha on August 3, 2016
Uber Asia Business Head, Eric Alexander (R), Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan (2nd R), Madhu Kannan, Member-Group Executive Council and Head for business development and public affairs, Tata Sons (c) handing over key’s to drivers during the announcement of Tata and Uber's new partnership to make it easier for driver to become Micro-Entrepreneurs in Hyderabad

A Boost for E-commerce?

This proposed scheme has outsourced tax collection to companies. But it is a moot question whether its benefits will be passed on to the...

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