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First course on Sustainable Urban Planning launchedScience & technology to be harnessed for preservation of environment: Dr Harsh VardhanMilk production registers 20% growthSteel Industry seeks removal of Customs duty on raw materialsFake encounter - SC asks SIT to wrap up probe in 12 FIRs by Feb-endHaryana also bans release of ‘Padmavat’I-T - When doings of assessee are not found to be not above board, it does not deserve invocation of extraordinary jurisdiction of HC under Art 226: HCPublic art should be part of urban planning: PuriGSTN technical glitches to be reviewed by Sushil Modi-headed Committee tomorrowCX - Without canteen, factory would not be allowed to operate under Factories Act, 1948 - Outdoor catering services, not primarily for personal use or consumption of employee, is covered under definition of Input service: CESTATCENVAT - Services of merger has no relation with manufacture - Even if order goes beyond the SCN, same is not an error of a kind which can be rectified by a ROM application: CESTATSettle disputes of earlier regimeIndia-Israel talk - PM lists GST & transparent tax system as one of his Govt’s achievements; promises more reformsExports continue to grow; log 12.3% growth in Dec, 2017IT Minister launches gigabit link between India and LankaCustoms - CBEC classifies Antenna used at BTS under CTH 8517 62 90Nepal, B'desh, Bhutan & India about to close pax protocolDec, 2017 records 11.76 lakh foreign tourist arrivalsFATCA - CBDT issues fresh direction on US TIN for pre-existing accounts (See 'TII Brief')GSTIN, UIN/PAN suffices for KYC verification - Board simplifies normsTelecommunication Antenna used at Base Transceiver station/NodeB/eNodeB in a wireless telecommunication network is correctly classifiable under CTH 8517 6290I-T - A financial transaction within the family members is not covered by provisions of Sec 269SS: ITATe-Way Bill pilot to commence tomorrow; States to notify it for Intra-State before JuneST - Rule 6(3) of CCR, 2004 - Writing off of loans as non-performing assets, whether exempted service - Matter remanded: CESTATI-T - Benefit of exemption u/s 54F is not limited to investments made on claimants' name only: HC
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TIOL BUDGET RUN-UP 2018-19

Settle disputes of earlier regime
Madhukar N Hiregange & K S Naveen Kumar
January 16, 2018
Customs duty on empty cans/caps should be rationalised
Pradeep Khatri
January 15, 2018
Direct Taxes - Budget Suggestion
Maninder Jain
January 12, 2018
Section 92CE of Income Tax Act, 1961 needs amendment
K G Bansal
January 11, 2018
GST - Advances received - Issuance of Receipt voucher be dispensed
a Netizen
January 10, 2018
Samples manufactured in R&D should be exempted from GST
Devarajan J
January 09, 2018
Applicability of POEM should be deferred
Pallav Gupta
Published: January 08, 2018

Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan - Garbage Compactors treated as luxury goods under GST - An irony
By S Narayanan
Published: January 08, 2018