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Monday, August 31, 2009

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Frontier nomads of Iran
Celebrated cases of Judge Dee
China's foreign trade reforms
The Cost
Rebellious women
Classics
Geistes-Funken
Description raisonnée et vues pittoresques du chemin de fer de ...
On the ancient British, Roman and Saxon antiquities and folk-lore ...
La vie de Gaspard de Coligny
Traité complet théorique et pratique sur les abeilles
Magazines
Weekly World News
Popular Science
Orange Coast Magazine
Competition Science Vision
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Highly cited
Aurora Leigh
An introduction to fluid dynamics
Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Developing democracy
Random subject - Wood-carving
How to carve wood
Sculpture in Wood
The Romanesque wooden doors of Auvergne
Fish Carving
The Gothic choirstalls of Spain


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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fwd: "Paul Muthoot has identified the person who stabbed him from back" - Says Manorama Report...!!!!!



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From: Ranjit Santakumar
Date: Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Another Blunder from the Toilet Paper :: Nonorama...

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Here's another blunder from the Toilet Paper :: Nonorama
 
 
 
 
This happens when Mathukkuttichayan trains his reporters to write fake spy stories and Kargil war narrations from his office.
 
Achayooo ..... Namovakam....!!!!


 

 

Sunday, August 16, 2009

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Lack of funds for Central Govt ?



 Top 100 tax defaulters owe Rs 1.4 lakh crore

New Delhi, Aug. 5 Just 100 tax defaulters owed the Government a whopping Rs 1.4 lakh crore as on March 31, 2009.

Mr Hassan Ali Khan, Pune-based real estate operator and horse racing enthusiast, with an alleged tax liability of Rs 50,345.73 crore, has earned the dubious distinction of topping the list. The late Harshad Mehta of the 1992 stocks scam fame still owes Rs 12,719.14 crore. BSNL owes Rs 2,417.85 crore.

Ms Chandrika Tapuriah, wife of a Kolkata-based businessman, Mr Kashinath Tapuriah, had Rs 20,540.83 crore against her. Mr Kashinath, reportedly a partner of Mr Khan, also figured with a liability of Rs 602.8 crore.

The others in the list, released by the Minister of State for Finance, Mr S.S. Palanimanickam, in the Rajya Sabha, include disgraced stockbrokers Mr A. D. Narottam (Rs 5,781.86 crore) and Mr Hiten Dalal (Rs 4,200.04 crore). In addition, Mr Narottam also owed Rs 195.25 crore under wealth tax outstanding demands, while Harshad Mehta's wealth tax dues were Rs 431.93 crore. Also in the list were Mr Ashwin S. Mehta (Rs 1,595.51 crore) and Mr B.C. Dalal (Rs 1,535.89 crore).
 Corporates
Among corporates, Sahara India Financial Corporation ranked sixth with arrears of Rs 3,063.58 crore.

The other firms are Sahara India (Rs 1,945.8 crore), Sahara Airlines (Jet Lite India - Rs 850 crore), IDBI (Rs 964.12 crore), NTPC Ltd (Rs 622.18 crore), Coca-Cola India (Rs 600 crore), Oracle Corporation (Rs 558.54 crore), VSNL (Rs 507.55 crore), SBI (Rs 333.65 crore), Satyam Computer Services (Rs 290 crore), Tata Industries (Rs 251 crore), Tata Motors (Rs 206.55 crore), IBM (Rs 208 crore).

The outstanding demands include those not recovered for various reasons such as demand notified under Special Court, inadequate assets and companies under litigation, the Minister said.
 Who wins?
Mr Ajay Kumar, Executive Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, told Business Line that if the dispute is purely on legal points, generally the courts have favoured the assessees. But regarding concealment of income, the Tax Department stands a winning chance if it has built up a good case on the basis of data and declared investments.

"While compliance level and recovery is good in developed countries, it is poor in India due to the inordinate delays in the legal procedures," he added.

On its part, to expedite the recovery of the default amount, the Government has set up a task force to monitor the recovery of huge amounts. The Government has also decided to identify cases involving substantial amount pending before the Income-Tax Commissioner (Appeals) and the Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) to dispose of appeals early.

It has also requested the Settlement Commission to dispose of high demand cases expeditiously.





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