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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9 Dead In Tripoli Airport Clashes: Libya Ministry

After the attack, 5 people died at Mitiga hospital and 4 died at the cardiac surgery hospital in Tajura TRIPOLI, LIBYA:  Nine people were killed on Monday when militiamen attacked the Libyan capital’s international airport, the unity government’s health ministry said. “Initial toll following the fighting on the perimeter of Mitiga airport: 5 dead at Mitiga hospital and 4 dead at the cardiac surgery hospital in Tajura. The number of wounded will be communicated later”, the ministry said on Facebook. It was not immediately clear whether those killed were civilians or…

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Finance Ministry opposes free higher education for all students

The Finance Ministry considers it inappropriate to make higher education in Japan free without exception, informed sources said. The ministry now believes the proposed program, as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s initiative to support child-rearing families and cut tuition to zero, should screen eligible institutions and students, the sources said. Otherwise, Japan’s fiscal health, will deteriorate even further amid its ever-growing social security costs, they explained. Also, the ministry cannot give the nod because any indiscriminate tuition-free program could end up becoming mere financial aid for private universities and…

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Govt plans to bring architecture institutions under urban development ministry

All architecture engineering colleges will be out of the purview of the human resource development ministry, and are likely to be brought under the urban development ministry.(Representational Photo) Soon, all architecture engineering colleges including all SPAs (Schools of Planning & Architecture) and institutes such as Mumbai’s JJ School of Architecture and Ahmedabad’s CEPT University will be out of the purview of the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry. The council of secretaries headed by cabinet secretary PK Sinha last month recommended that these institutes should be brought under the Union…

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Situation At Srinagar’s NIT Normal, Says Education Ministry

National Institute of Technology, Srinagar was shut down on Friday till further orders after clashes between students. NEW DELHI:  The Human Resource Development ministry today said normalcy has been restored at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, which witnessed clashes between students over India’s defeat in the semi final clash with West Indies in the ongoing World T20 Cup. As per a statement released by the ministry, Rajat Gupta, Director NIT Srinagar reassured the students, faculty and parents that the temporary situation arising out of tensions from disappointment at the…

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