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Budget 2018: Making sense of changes in tax rules
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Budget 2018: Making sense of changes in tax rules

Decoding four important provisions in the Finance Bill 2018. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Amendments to facilitate insolvency resolution Background Business entities undergoing insolvency and restructuring proceedings are facing several challenges on the tax front. Issue A company undergoing insolvency proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) is likely to undergo debt write-off or restructuring.   Such write-off or waiver of the debt leads to a higher ‘book ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Busting fake news: Who funds whom?

Some unlikely celebrities are behind multiple campaigns to fight the fake news menace.Sai Manish reports. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com While the Narendra D Modi government burnt its fingers over an unsuccessful attempt to 'rein in' the mainline media over alleged fake news dissemination, India's nascent fake news-busting business is finding high-profile takers. Three of them -- OpIndia, Alt News and Boom Live -- stand out for the intensity of their coverage and the hawk (if sometimes ...
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DeMo aftermath: Cash crunch hobbles White Label ATMs

The cash crunch following demonetisation and transaction fees that do not cover costs are among the reasons why the sector is struggling. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com White label ATMs (WLA), which can be set up by non-banking entities, were said to be the future of ATMs in India.   However, the industry has seen a handful of players since 2013, when the country’s first WLA was set up by the Tatas’ Indicash. The cash crunch following demonetisation and transaction fees ...
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Mumbai's hot property: Rs 100-crore office space

Mannapuram Finance, Mahindra and Bharti Axa are some of the firms known to have bought office spaces worth more than Rs 100 crore Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com While big fund houses like Blackstone and GIC are in the news for acquiring stakes in rental companies for billions of rupees, financial institutions and corporate groups are lapping up office properties worth over Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion) in Mumbai.   Recently, Kerala-based non-banking financial company Manappuram ...
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How best to restore India's toxic banks to health

The government must set up a Bank Investment Company to shrink its role in PSBs, if we are serious about tackling the two persistent issues -- lax corporate governance practices and discretionary decision-making, says Shyamal Majumdar. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Everybody’s favourite topic these days is the need to privatise public sector banks (PSBs), especially after the scam at Punjab National Bank (PNB).   Will the government listen to the chorus? It did not in ...
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Why do Modi and his Mantris Mock Science?

Hyperbole by our ministers and a few saffronised scientists not only defames Newton and Einstein, but also mocks ancient India's achievements in mathematics, medicine and natural science, says Utkarsh Mishra.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com While those of us who take the Fundamental Duty of 'developing a scientific temper' -- enshrined in the Constitution -- seriously were still recovering from Union Minister Satyapal Singh's onslaught on Charles Darwin, another Union minister, Dr Harsh ...
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Why India remains critical for Uber and Ola

Both are focused on the overall transportation business, in which taxi services are only a part; the extended ambit includes autos, motorbikes, cycles, electric vehicles, water transport as well as food delivery services, says Surajeet Das Gupta. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com It might be a difficult market to crack, especially when the average revenue per user (ARPU) is one-tenth of the global average at $11.   The combined revenues of ride-hailing companies in India do not make it ...
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1986 moment: Will the seculars play it right this time?

'In the name of pluralism-secularism, the kind of politics that was pursued revealed to many that it was basically a favour to Muslim conservatism and communalism -- a politics of minority-ism, rather than of secularism.''This is how significant sections of Hindus have been made to loathe the very idea of Indian secularism by now,' says Mohammad Sajjad.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Muslim Personal Law Board and the Imarat-e-Shariah (Patna) have organised a political rally, 'Deen ...
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Why there won't be any winner in Donald Trump's trade war

India’s economy could also suffer some ill-effects without necessarily triggering retaliation via higher tariff barriers against Indian goods, says Devangshu Datta. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com A “trade war” triggered by the US could be a defining factor that retards growth across the globe. Donald Trump proposes to impose a 25 per cent customs tariff on steel imports and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminium.   In retaliation, the European Union (EU), Canada, ...
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The Spy Who Came In From Lahore

'Were they two yaars of yesteryears brought together again by fate?''Were they two crafty spies hoodwinking each other?' wonders B S Prakash.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com News reports speak of Pakistani generals in Saudi Arabia. The de facto ruler in that country, whom the world is coming to know simply as Crown Prince MBS has coerced -- a style that he is developing -- the hapless Pakistanis into sending some of their top brass to advise him. But I had seen Pak generals in Jeddah, I ...
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