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Vizag DRI sleuths seize 1161 kg Ganja concealed under gravel material being transported by lorryBefore GST roll-out Union of India to scrap 16 Cesses of Excise and Service Tax; to cost Rs 65,000 Crore to ExchequerPMs constituency Varanasi to host third G-20 Framework Working Group meeting on WednesdayIndian Navy to de-induct Long-Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft after 29 yearsCBI Court convicts former Oriental Bank Manager & othersST - Claim for exclusion of amounts on basis of acting as pure agent can be made only if all conditions for such concept are fulfilled: CESTATCBEC to be renamed as CBIC; to have 101 GST Commissionerates, including 50 Appeals CommissioneratesApplications invited for First Secretary (Legal) at PMI at WTO, GenevaPangs of GST - Govt sets up Working Groups to address peculiar problems of industryCX - Annual Production Capacity - Actual Production vs deemed production - Legal Fiction vs Presumption - Supreme Court refers matter to Larger BenchCBDT directs officers to grant interest waiver in certain casesOROP - Pension to be reviewed every 5 yearsIncome Tax searches lead to seizure of Rs 3625 CroreUnclaimed Deposits in Banks & Insurance Companies exceed Rs 8000 CroreCST compensation to States: Centre to release Rs 5834 Crore before Mar 31CCI imposes Rs 51K penalty on Kerala MP heading film association as PresidentCX - Any relief under doctrine of promissory estoppel can be enforced only in hands of Courts - Tribunal cannot arrogate to itself such powers: CESTAT4.5% Indians suffer from depression: MinisterDelhi Insurance Ombudsman Office gets ISO certificationCommissionerates fail to pay court fee stamp - CBEC releases ListGST Bills copies being printed; to be tabled on MondayTrump's attempt to substitute Obamacare failsGovt approves nine FDI proposals involving proposal worth Rs 659 CroreCustoms Duty on Sunflower seeds (1206 0090) for the purpose of extraction and refining of oil reduced to 10% for the period 1st April 2017 to 30th September 2017GST high on Alcohol Manufacturing IndustrySFO in UK doing well to deal with foreign bribery casesIndian Cement Industry accounts for only 7% of global needsI-T - Excess stock found during survey which did not belong to assessee but to its Karta in his individual capacity, cannot be added to assessee's closing stockCX - It is 'nature of order' of Tribunal and not 'scope of appeal' that determines maintainability: HCCus - DRI officials at wedding premises - Calling payments as voluntary is turning a blind eye to harsh realities: HCST - Since CESTAT has remanded matter, it cannot be said that any substantial question of law would arise for consideration: HC
Untitled Document

The Cob(Web)s on GST
by Shailendra Kumar

Rising Din Against Litigation - Do something before India boards GST Bus
Number: 546
Dated : 23 Mar 2017

CAG Audit guillotined? - Should Parliament necessarily go with GST Council?
Number: 545
Dated : 16 Mar 2017

GST Council needs to address growing feeling of being wronged!
Number: 543
Dated : 02 Mar 2017

IGST continues to be 'Apple of Discord'
Number: 542
Dated : 23 Feb 2017

Do we have Plan B if GST Network fails?
Number: 541
Dated : 16 Feb 2017

IGST - GST Council rocks the 'Little Boat'!
Number: 540
Dated : 09 Feb 2017

Division of GST Assessee-base - CBEC officers rightly in pain - FM needs to apply balm!
Number: 538
Dated : 26 Jan 2017

GST Rapprochement - Is everything lost for CBEC?
Number: 537
Dated : 19 Jan 2017

Kudos to Mr Jaitley for steadily steering GST Council towards 'Destination' & Tax!
Number: 535
Dated : 05 Jan 2017

Delay in GST Roll-out - Will GST Council answer its critics today?
Number: 533
Dated : 22 Dec 2016

Employer-Employee Services: GST Model Law really intends to tax Diwali & Christmas Gifts?
Number: 532
Dated : 15 Dec 2016

GST - Let's not water down the Territorial Waters issue
Number: 531
Dated : 08 Dec 2016

Is GST Council heading for Stalemate?
Number: 526
Dated : 03 Nov 2016

GST Tryst with Three Fault lines!
Number: 525
Dated : 27 Oct 2016

GST Rate Structure - Demerit Goods - Politics of Cess would not work!
Number: 524
Dated : 20 Oct 2016

Taxing Services - First Bone of Contention - How should GST Council arrive at compromise?
Number: 522
Dated : 06 Oct 2016

An extraordinary going by GST Council; More decisions to be made tomorrow
Number: 521
Dated : 29 Sep 2016

First Mega Decision of GST Council - Service Providers & Manufacturers exited from Composition Scheme
Number: 520
Dated : 23 Sep 2016

'Errors' in GST Notifications - Dr Adhia, do not let them snowball into huge embarrassment!
Number: 519
Dated : 18 Sep 2016

GST Roll-out - Dr Adhia, an unstoppable dynamo, sees nothing but ONLY April 1, 2017!
Number: 518
Dated : 15 Sep 2016

Is GST Council going to depend more on Consensus Democracy for efficiency!
Number: 517
Dated : 08 Sep 2016

Hasty Implementation of GST may end up 'eating up' Small & Tiny Businesses!
Number: 516
Dated : 01 Sep 2016

GST Council - A Baby likely to be born with major Legal & Constitutional handicaps
Number: 514
Dated : 18 Aug 2016

Dear FM, Let's not rush into, India can ill-afford semi-cooked GST Laws
Number: 513
Dated : 11 Aug 2016

Small Businesses do not exist for GST Model Law!!
Number: 508
Dated : 07 Jul 2016

GST Model Law - Is India itching for 'under-cooked' reform?
Number: 506
Dated : 23 Jun 2016

Digital Economy - Service Tax - A 'TRIP' worth caring for!
Number: 485
Dated : 28 Jan 2016

Can Betting & Gaming piggyback on GST Bill? - Let's bet on it!
Number: 482
Dated : 07 Jan 2016

Delayed GST is better than flawed one - Does FM really mean it?
Number: 480
Dated : 24 Dec 2015

Passage of GST Bill - FM calls it quits!!
Number: 479
Dated : 17 Dec 2015

Breakdown in GST Caravan - Guard against All Forces
Number: 478
Dated : 10 Dec 2015

Proposed Business Processes under GST call for serious 'polishing'!
Number: 470
Dated : 15 Oct 2015

Pressure builds on GST Balloon but CBEC continues to ...
Number: 463
Dated : 27 Aug 2015

Filibustering by Opposition may help 'refine' delayed GST System!
Number: 460
Dated : 06 Aug 2015

The 'Baking' of GST
Number: 458
Dated : 23 Jul 2015

Formation of two more Committees - Does it mean that Centre & States are not GST-ready?
Number: 453
Dated : 18 Jun 2015

Credit Flow in GST Regime - And the Discredit goes to ...
Number: 449
Dated : 21 May 2015

GST Bill half-passed but FM needs to guard against serious fault lines!
Number: 447
Dated : 07 May 2015

GST gets caught in another cycle of birth pangs
Number: 446
Dated : 30 Apr 2015

Has Union Cabinet really put GST Caravan on 'fire'!
Number: 427
Dated : 18 Dec 2014

Central GST roll-out: Has Doctrine of 'ekla cholo re' really prevailed over Jaitley?
Number: 404
Dated : 10 Jul 2014

'GST in India' - A Tale of Three 'Bowls' of Conflict
Number: 395
Dated : 08 May 2014

GST Caught in Womb of Big Questions!
Number: 340
Dated : 18 Apr 2013

GST - States for band rates and no DSA; GST Network 'nets' ownership controversy
Number: 329
Dated : 31 Jan 2013

Let's Talk About Growth-Tonic called GST
Number: 318
Dated : 15 Nov 2012

GST ke liye kuchch bhi karega!
Number: 232
Dated : 24 Mar 2011

Pranab Da Shows Unflinching Determination to GST Roll-Out!
Number: 229
Dated : 03 Mar 2011

Last chance for GST caravans to be back on feet!
Number: 226
Dated : 10 Feb 2011

GST: Pranab Da prefers to ride horses of optimism!
Number: 218
Dated : 16 Dec 2010

Political cul-de-sac for GST: Tax reforms - no longer jindabad!
Number: 217
Dated : 09 Dec 2010

GST Roll-out: States fail Indian Economy - Dasgupta proposes 'Interim Arrangement' - FM rejects it
Number: 207
Dated : 30 Sep 2010

GST - Constitutional Amendment Bill - EC again says NO - Will Mr Mukherjee take call to move Bill in Parliament this session?
Number: 201
Dated : 19 Aug 2010

GST - North Block shows never-die spirit, turns GST Council into recommendatory body to earn States' support
Number: 200
Dated : 12 Aug 2010

Dear FM, GST-boat is not fully rocked; A few quick steps may bring it back on rail!
Number: 199
Dated : 05 Aug 2010

GST roll-out: FM floats 'Fusion Theory' for dual rates; succeeds in roping in purchase tax
Number: 197
Dated : 22 Jul 2010

States to rediscover GST on July 21; Nandan Nilekani to take States through voyage of rediscovery!
Number: 196
Dated : 15 Jul 2010

Centre prepares for 'Flawed GST' with dual rates; All efforts to realise April 1, 2011 deadline
Number: 193
Dated : 24 Jun 2010

GST - Major Breakthrough - Centre & States almost-agree for Rs 10 lakh exemption threshold limit
Number: 189
Dated : 27 May 2010

GST - 'Pati, Patni & Woh' syndrome - Episode II
Number: 188
Dated : 20 May 2010

GST - When 'Pati, Patni & Woh' are in agreement, why is the delay?
Number: 187
Dated : 13 May 2010

Finance Commission Task Force Report on GST - The Enemy within!
Number: 166
Dated : 17 Dec 2009

GST roll-out: Dual rate for goods and services may lead to systemic duel!
Number: 162
Dated : 19 Nov 2009

GST roll-out: State fiscal jingoists succeed in proving April 1st as 'Fool's Day'!
Number: 161
Dated : 12 Nov 2009

GST White Paper all set to be unveiled but will it really demystify it?
Number: 158
Dated : 22 Oct 2009

Does GST mean 'Go Slow Tax' reform for States in India? - A case for Single GST
Number: 142
Dated : 02 Jul 2009

Congress manifesto promises GST by 2010! - Is it hinting at restoration of higher excise duty and service tax rate?
Number: 128
Dated : 26 Mar 2009