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DeMo impact: Direct tax collection up 19% at Rs 1.9 lakh cr
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DeMo impact: Direct tax collection up 19% at Rs 1.9 lakh cr

As much as Rs 61,920 crore of tax refunds have been issued during April-July Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Direct tax collections jumped 19 per cent in the first four months of the current financial year as demonetisation of higher denomination currency brought in the number of individuals in the tax net. Collections of direct taxes, which are made up of personal and corporate taxes, soared to Rs 1.90 lakh crore in April-July, an official statement said. The collection, net of ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
DeMo? No way, cash is still king! Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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GST: Migration to new tax regime in slow lane

The window for registration is open up to September 30. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Just 35 per cent of exclusive central excise taxpayers have migrated to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime despite a significant lowering of the exemption threshold. According to the latest data provided by the GST Network, or GSTN, the information technology backbone, of the 43,854 central excise taxpayers, 15,786 have migrated to the new indirect tax regime. The numbers have baffled experts ...
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Suresh Vaswani set to drive IBM's global tech services

It looks like IBM is betting on Vaswani to replicate the success he had with Dell. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Suresh Vaswani , who helped build Dell’s IT services arm and led the firm till its sale to Japanese NTT Data, is set to join IBM in August to drive the global technology delivery of the world’s largest computer services firm. Vaswani will replace Peter Lynt, general manager of delivery, solutions and transformation of global technology services, who is set to ...
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Being liberal in #NewIndia

'How you live serves as a much better track record than your timeline,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There was a moment, in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatris in Jammu and Kashmir when it seemed as if social harmony in India might be in serious trouble. But, of course, it was just one more piece of kindling tucked into what is already a raging conflagration. On Twitter the next day, the right was aquiver with rage -- but over liberals, not ...
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IT layoffs: Silver Lining for techies

'The good news is the technology industry is creating a space for you somewhere else.'Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Nasscom, the apex body of information technology companies in India, has said while per capita employment in the IT sector is declining, the employment opportunity outside the sector is increasing. The industry body plans to research the impact of technology in other areas, Nasscom President R Chandrasekhar said. Due to automation and other technology, per capita ...
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Food quiz: Can you read a menu?

Test your knowledge of culinary terms. Arm yourself for an evening of dining out. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Are there certain terms on an average restaurant menu that flummox you? Menu writers, these days, seem to speak a flowery language all of their own, peppered with new-fangled terms that are guaranteed to confound, not clarify. Would like to order a Potato Croustade Topped with Crumbled Chicken Bacon? Or do you prefer being served a Caprese Salad with a Balsamic ...
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Why some things work in India, and some don't

'The two-word answer is: Proper oversight,' says T N Ninan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The India of the 1980s and 1990s had many dreams: Private TV by satellite or cable, instead of drab old Doordarshan with its government propaganda; modern corporate hospitals that looked like hotels, just like those in America; world-class highways built by private construction companies and not by the CPWD (central public works department); and efficient, privately-run power stations that would ...
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On the anvil: IndiGo 2.0 with low-cost Air India

At the heart of the strategy is the basic fundamental of keeping costs for long-haul flights low. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. A philosophical Rakesh Gangwal -- a veteran at running international airlines -- invoked Shakespeare, cited the example of five international carriers to justify the case for acquiring Air India’s international business through which IndiGo wants to foray into long-haul, low-cost operations. At the heart of it was the basic fundamental of keeping ...
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When to exit expensive insurance policies

You can exit Ulips after five years, says Priya Nair.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com In the tax filing season, many people go ahead and buy insurance policies just to save some tax. And it is only after a couple of years that they realise that the policy is too expensive to maintain. Worse still, there are situations when you realise that a market-linked product is giving extremely low returns vis-a-vis your equity fund, simply because of the high costs. Many financial planners would ...
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He can cook eggs in 300 ways!

Veer Arjun Singh visits the eatery that began as a teenager's humble push cart and only 4 kinds of eggs. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Back in 1989, Rahul Mehra was at a crossroad that would shape the rest of his life. His single mother suffered from a chronic allergy and could not fend for her children anymore. She told her son to choose between three meals a day and education. Mehra, at the age of 16, was an average student with no specific skill set. Yet, he braved to find a ...
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