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Tax talk: How taxpayers need to respond to e-assessments

Technical submissions filed as e-responses by taxpayers should be comprehensive, and logical in structure for easy absorption

As per the procedures under the scheme, the national e-assessment centre, as a nodal agency, would facilitate the conduct of e-assessment in a centralised manner. (Illustration: Shyam Kumar Prasad) News

Does coding really help students for new-age job?

These new-age jobs require us to equip our generation of today—the workforce of tomorrow—with the skills that shall make them ready and productive; coding skill being the dominant one.

Industry trends reflect that digital careers are seeing double the growth rate of other industries and jobs for those who code pay more than others even at the entry-level. News

Going beyond discovery: Magicpin strikes a balance between demand and supply

Magicpin’s platform lights up the dark offline retail space with data backed discovery and marketing

What differentiates us from the rest is that we are a performance marketing platform for offline retailers. — Anshoo Sharma, founder, Magicpin News

Hidden cost of bad data: Six steps for every CIO to help maximise the value of their data

Gartner research has found that organisations believe poor data quality to be responsible for an average of $15 million per year in losses.

Bad data refers to data that is incorrect, incomplete, incomprehensible, in the wrong place, irrelevant, and out of date. News

WPS OFFICE 2020: The best free alternative to Microsoft Office

Think of WPS Office 2020 as the Microsoft Office clone. The interface is easy on the eyes and file format is great

WPS Office 2020 tries hard to mimic the core essence of Microsoft Word. News

Retail: East Side Story

Realising that sourcing within India helps cut costs, Uniqlo established an office in Bengaluru in 2016 to identify and work with partner factories in India. The company currently procures cotton fibre from India, as a result

Therefore, even maintaining price parity of products leads to international mass/mid-market brands turning into premium brands in the Indian market News

IBC Amendment 2019: Why landmark legislation failed to rescue MSMEs from vicious cycle of indebtedness

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: If MSMEs are expected to contribute more actively to the economic upliftment of India, the IBC must introduce yet another amendment to rescue the MSMEs from their vicious cycle of indebtednes

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CBI approaches Civil Aviation ministry, DGCA for information on bilateral flying rights with countries

The information sought is in connection with the investigation over alleged irregularities in the signing of bilateral flying rights by the Indian government to West Asian countries in 2008-09.

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Want to become rich without investing much? This money making trick will help you

Irrespective of whether time is money or time creates wealth, the bottom line is: time is one of your most significant assets.

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Flipkart, Amazon bank on Hindi apps to tap the next 20 crore users

Experts say the vernacular market in the country presents a massive opportunity for e-commerce players. As per a recently released report by RedSeer Consulting, there are 530 million internet users in India, of which 260 mill

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How relevant is Hindi in today’s globalised world

Even as there is a call to make Hindi a common language across the country, we find out how relevant is the language in various aspects of our daily lives in today’s globalised world

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Slowdown mode: Five ways to boost housing real estate during festive season

Though housing is on a slowdown mode; once the liquidity is injected into the system; the market scenario is bound to improve.

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Dept of Justice clarifies guidance on companies compliance; no ‘one size fits all’ approach

The guidelines clearly clarify that the department does not believe in putting a ‘one size fits all’ approach and is only putting across relevant aspects to consider in respective areas.

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Explained: Why not a cut on GST, income tax when it can benefit more people

On GST, a cut may have been more difficult to achieve because the decision is not contingent just on what the Centre wants.

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Explained: How much benefit can companies fetch from corporate tax cut

After Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman slashed the corporate tax rate on Friday to 22% from 30%, the key question is: will it kickstart the economy just as it did the equity markets?

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Taking a car loan? Follow these steps for availing the best deal

Car loan has drastically improved the affordability of owing a car. If you are planning to avail a car loan, consider these factors before making the loan application.

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Tax relief to lead to more investments, unlikely to impact real estate

The tax reduction is unlikely to be transferred to the customers in the real estate industry, said industry experts.  Oberoi Realty, for instance, has a tax rate of 30.6% and Brigade Enterprises of 34.2%.

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Rupee gains 38 paise to close at one-week high

A report by a foreign investment bank indicated that the rupee’s move beyond 69-70 against the dollar will not be sustainable as the authorities’ bias appears to be leaning against the sharp real effective exchange rates

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Auto firms non-committal on cutting prices

Rajan Wadhera, president, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam) said the reduction of corporate tax will support investment and FDI in the auto sector.

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A stable, competitive tax regime key to attracting investments

Now, with the announcement that minimum alternate tax (MAT) shall not be applicable for domestic companies not availing any tax exemptions, a more simplified tax structure has come about that will attract investment.

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Tax cuts will benefit when corporates decide to invest surplus

From a macroeconomic view, tax cut for existing undertakings will benefit only when corporates decide to invest the surplus, and this is dependent on the economic outlook.

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Chinmayanand held for sexual assault on law student, police say he has owned up

The arrest comes days before an Uttar Pradesh Police SIT was to submit a progress report to the Allahabad High Court, which is monitoring the case, on September 23.

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Competition law: Uncertain information exchange parameters will cut both ways

The absence of a competition regulatory framework may result in either an outright ban of pro-competitive exchange or a boon to anti-competitive information exchange

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Why real estate is growing fast in Tier-2, Tier-3 cities

One of the major factors for real estate growth in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities is the initiative undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in pushing urban development into the far corners of India through the Smart City missio

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Howdy Modi: US-India bonhomie marred by trade disputes

A report compiled by the Department of Homeland Security, every fourth non-resident foreign nationals in the US in 2016 was an Indian.

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What is the right age to purchase health insurance?

Buying health insurance at an early age allows you to accumulate the cumulative benefits by the time you are older when you can avail of higher coverage.

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OnePlus TV: All set to redefine the Premium TV experience

Its launch is still a week or so away, but leaks about OnePlus’ first television are coming thick and fast.

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