Finance Ministry extends deadline for filing GST annual returns till March 31

Finance Ministry extends deadline for filing GST annual returns till March 31

The Finance Ministry has extended the last date for filing annual GST return forms by three months until March 31, 2019. The annual returns form in which businesses registered under the GST have to provide consolidated details of sales, purchases and input tax credit (ITC) benefits accrued to them during 2017-18 fiscal was notified in September. The last date for filing was set at December 31, 2018. In a statement, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said, “the competent authority has decided to extend the due date…

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CBSE board exams may start from Feb 15 and end in March from next year

CBSE board exams may start from Feb 15 and end in March from next year

Class 10 and 12 board examinations conducted by the CBSE may start from mid-February rather than March to provide more time for the evaluation of answer scripts, sources said. According to a senior CBSE official, a committee being set up to suggest systemic changes in the evaluation process followed by CBSE for board exams will explore this aspect. “At present, the exams start on March 1 and usually go on for a month. This also coincides with the start of summer vacations and hence, a number of teachers go on…

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Want to roll around in snow or ski in summer? 4 places to visit in March, April

Want to roll around in snow or ski in summer? 4 places to visit in March, April

The Step into the Void glass skywalk overlooking the French Alps on top of a 3842-metre peak in Chamonix. The installation is made of three layers of glass and can withstand winds of up to 200kmph.(AFP) Not everyone’s definition of a winter getaway involves beach, sand or surf. For snow bunnies who love a good old-fashioned wintry wonderland getaway, Booking.com has compiled a list of the best last-minute destinations for rolling around in the snow, donning ski or skate, and sipping on a mug of marshmallow-topped hot chocolate in your…

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Apple Schedules March 21 Event; 4-Inch iPhone, New iPad Launch Expected

Apple Schedules March 21 Event; 4-Inch iPhone, New iPad Launch Expected

Apple, attempting to get back to the business of introducing new products as it fights with the Justice Department in court, announced a March 21 event where the company is expected to unveil a smaller-screen iPhone and an updated iPad. The long-expected unveiling will be held at Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California, the company said in the emailed invitation, without providing any other details. Apple will introduce an updated iPhone with a 4-inch screen, a person familiar with the details has said. The smaller handset will look similar to the…

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Oppo R9, R9 Plus Camera-Focused Smartphones Set to Launch on March 17

Oppo R9, R9 Plus Camera-Focused Smartphones Set to Launch on March 17

Oppo since last week has been teasing the Oppo R9 and the Oppo R9 Plus camera-focused smartphones in China. It has also been posting teasers on its Weibo account touting the handsets’ VOOC fast charging. However, it has finally posted an image confirming when it will be launching the duo. The Chinese tech firm, as expected before, will be launching its Oppo R9 and the Oppo R9 Plus on March 17 this year. The image, besides the date, mentions “2016 New Product Launch Event” along with a “9” numerical indicating…

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