Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicRetrospective taxation

Topic: Retrospective taxation

Govt releases draft of declaration to be given by companies to enable withdrawal of retro tax demands

The govt earlier enacted Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act which removed its power to slap capital gains levies wherever ownership had changed hands overseas but their assets were in India.

Cairn, Vodafone, Devas cases show India can’t treat outsiders like it treats its own people

When a predatory state used to treating citizens as captives behaves in the same manner with external players, it gets a push-back that it does not usually experience domestically.

Cairn moving to seize Indian assets embarrassing. Modi govt had time to end retrospective tax

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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