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by rahulm
02 Sep 2017 06:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2720
Views: 184398

Re: Indian Roads Thread

In big hurry? No time to stop? Now, cruise through all toll plazas on national highways courtesy FASTag A good move. The article doesn't say whether the lane will be a 'drive through at speed' lane without a boom gate or a stop and proceed with boom gate lane. We don't yet have a national registry ...
by rahulm
28 Aug 2017 12:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7682
Views: 523960

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

X-post from Economy [url=Govt mulling 2% relief on GST for digital payments]http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/govt-mulling-2-relief-on-gst-for-digital-payments/articleshow/60250385.cms[/url] As predicted : The steps come at a time when there has been a fall in electronic tra...
by rahulm
28 Aug 2017 12:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 407978

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

[url=Govt mulling 2% relief on GST for digital payments]http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/govt-mulling-2-relief-on-gst-for-digital-payments/articleshow/60250385.cms[/url] As predicted : The steps come at a time when there has been a fall in electronic transactions over the p...
by rahulm
15 Aug 2017 18:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1040
Views: 112763

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Madhya Pradesh to give one lakh cash award for pending revenue cases after three months Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said a campaign for quick disposal of undisputed revenue cases like demarcation and partition has been launched in Madhya Pradesh and citizens will get a cash awar...
by rahulm
29 Jul 2017 13:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1456
Views: 92000

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Delhi Metro smart cards could soon be used for DTC buses

Finally, one of my pet peeves will be addressed. How come Delhi always leads the way ?

Now, how about a national stole tag that works at all toll nakas. Wouldn't that be something ?
by rahulm
24 Jul 2017 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1978
Views: 308143

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

MR UR Rao a giant in our space programme, he headed ISRO usirng the foundational years of ASLV and PSLV. A son of thensoil with no foreign degrees His legacy lives on.

RIP Sir and thank you
by rahulm
20 Jul 2017 16:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 597
Views: 55970

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Today, I went to my granite supplier. No stock, due to the traders strike he said.

He also said, they are scrambling to get GST registrations as upstream suppliers are mandating registration before supply. I returned empty handed but with a big grin on my face.
by rahulm
20 Jul 2017 15:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 420
Views: 34476

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Isn't the Activa's seat a bum sore or is it just me ?
by rahulm
18 Jul 2017 09:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7682
Views: 523960

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Govt stays firm, refuses to reopen note swap window ........the Centre on Monday firmly said that no new opportunity would be given for the exchange of the outlawed currency as it could be misused.Centre on Monday firmly said that no new opportunity would be given for the exchange of the outlawed c...
by rahulm
17 Jul 2017 11:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 420
Views: 34476

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Tata Motors MD Butschek writes letter to employees about crisis, says ‘it’s time to deliver’ The financial year 2017 was not a good year for Mumbai-based Tata Motors as it closed with a total loss of Rs 2,480 crore. FY2018 too has not had a great start with a low truck sales performance. Even in te...
by rahulm
17 Jul 2017 10:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 407978

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Infrastructure upgrade for Pune: City has planned a Rs 75000 cr revamp investments of Rs 65,000 crore lined up over the next five to six years on the construction of a new airport, a new Metro link, and a Ring Road, among other projects. Taken together with the Rs10,000 crore that has been committe...
by rahulm
16 Jul 2017 19:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 597
Views: 55970

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

I bought cement, sand and other bits and pieces today from a hardware shop.

No bill, everything at pe-GST prices and paid using BHIM. The restaurant I patronise everyday has pre GST prices, hand scribbled bills and I pay by my debit card.
by rahulm
13 Jul 2017 16:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 597
Views: 55970

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

All that is true and agreed. Given the extent of evasion pre GST, historically, the State has not shown the will to,prosecute to the fullest. Laws existed pre GST. There are reports of,profiteering coming in. Don't know the extent of then issue (inside or outside the proverbial bell curve ) but besi...
by rahulm
13 Jul 2017 15:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 597
Views: 55970

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

GST: How companies are gaming the system Many companies, especially those with a turnover of between Rs 50 crore to Rs 200 crore, are creating shell companies specifically to take advantage of GST. These shell companies would be used to take credit in an interstate transaction and would accumulate ...
by rahulm
13 Jul 2017 10:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1237
Views: 143376

Re: India's Power Sector

Soon, an app to pay your power bills This is nothing new. We knew it all along. Madkaikar said that the state had sufficient power supply but due to inadequate or old infrastructure , certain parts of the state face power problems. Being power surplus is is praiseworthy and a stellar achievement. I...
by rahulm
13 Jul 2017 07:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 784563

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

And we fret and fume about boycotting Chinese goods. The Nagpur metro project was awarded to the Chinese. Assuming the government is not clueless and is in control then one can possibly safely assume that this dhokla business is all theatrics like 2 neighbours yelling at the top of their voice at ea...
by rahulm
12 Jul 2017 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1978
Views: 308143

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Isro develops ship-based tracking antenna terminal Istrac developed a 4.6 metre SBT antenna terminal The SBT Antenna system consists of 3-axis antenna mount, a motion simulator, reflector and feed, servo control systems and radio frequency electronics. Mechanical Systems Area (MSA) of Istrac made a...
by rahulm
11 Jul 2017 11:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 597
Views: 55970

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Nepal officials to hold talks with India on GST According to the traders and freight forwarders, the authority at the Kolkata Port earlier used to impose 15 per cent logistic service charge on goods imported from third countries. With GST coming into effect, that charge has been raised to 18 per ce...
by rahulm
11 Jul 2017 11:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 597
Views: 55970

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

GST impact on companies: Gloom and doom vanishes, India Inc at ease Migrating to GSTN was a simple process that only took ten minutes,” Nitin Gupta of Siyaram Bros, a company sells automobile parts to retailers across the country. Gupta said with over `30 crore in annual turnover, his company has h...
by rahulm
11 Jul 2017 11:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2720
Views: 184398

Re: Indian Roads Thread

US firm admits to paying $1.1m bribe to NHAI A Boston-based consultancy firm has admitted to the justice department of the United States that its officials paid bribe of $1.18 million (approximately Rs 6.7 crore) to NHAI officials between 2011 and 2015, company's division for India operations and C...
by rahulm
11 Jul 2017 10:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4082
Views: 247180

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Good news and progress on the new Goa airport GMR raises Rs 1,900 crore for phase-I of Mopa airport The GMR Goa International Airports Limited (GGIAL), a subsidiary of GMR Airports Limited, has secured funds worth Rs 1,900 crore for the development of the greenfield airport at Mopa. The company has ...
by rahulm
10 Jul 2017 16:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 597
Views: 55970

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Maybe personal income tax will be reduced in the enxt budget. If would,be smarter to cut rates next year and then year after which is an election year. IIRC other countries went from pre GST state to post GST target state in 1 step. In India, it's going to me a multi step affair due to our economic ...
by rahulm
10 Jul 2017 14:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 597
Views: 55970

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Perhaps, it the 'organised' sector (big factories and karobar) which has no wiggle room and choice has complied with the letter and spirit of the GST. Most, maybe all, of these were probably already paying tax. And, maybe, it's the 'unorganised' sector (gyms, mom and pop shops and establishments ) t...
by rahulm
10 Jul 2017 10:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3901
Views: 232810

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Don't know where else to post this ‘Chak De’ role model Negi may be suspended in airport graft case Mir Ranjan Negi, assistant commissioner of customs and former India hockey goalkeeper, the inspiration behind the Bollywood hit movie Chak De India, and his colleague may be suspended in the ongoing c...
by rahulm
10 Jul 2017 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1978
Views: 308143

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

From ISRO website as at 3 July

3 axis stabilisation of GSAT-17 has been successfully completed by 07:40 hrs IST on July 03, 2017. Spacecraft systems are normal
by rahulm
10 Jul 2017 09:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1040
Views: 112763

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

300 retailers quit as sale of fertiliser linked to Aadhaar Nearly 300 fertiliser retailers across six districts in Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have not renewed their licences after the linking of Aadhaar for availing subsidy benefits removed fake benefi...
by rahulm
09 Jul 2017 11:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 618119

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

@AK thank you very much for the post. Clears up many things incl the narrative about IAF a being import pasand. So it's not the IAF but the MOD and it's various arms that are preventing the scale up and deployment. I have had several interactions with NFTC pilot(s) and unanimously they love the LCA/...
by rahulm
09 Jul 2017 10:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 14
Views: 1826

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

http://img.etimg.com/photo/59506596/.jpg Isn't the 13% AI market share also due to PP's policy of deliberately hobbling AI to favour private carriers ? AI had no freedom to dynamically set its prices and was always outpriced by the private players. The airline and service suck but the food is still...
by rahulm
09 Jul 2017 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 597
Views: 55970

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

GST forcing CAs to spend sleepless nights Panaji: Since the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was launched, chartered accountants and taxation consultants are spending sleepless nights explaining the intricate details of the GST to their clients. With the clock ticking and the given July 31 deadline for...
by rahulm
09 Jul 2017 10:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 14
Views: 1826

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

Air India break-up an option as PM Modi pushes for sale Air India — founded in the 1930s and known to generations of Indians for its Maharajah mascot — is saddled with a debt burden of $8.5 billion and a bloated cost structure. The government has injected $3.6 billion since 2012 to bail out the air...
by rahulm
07 Jul 2017 10:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7682
Views: 523960

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Isn't is now illegal to have old 500 and 1000 notes in ones possession ? Should this extension eventuate, pomptly arrest and prosecute fully one and all who come forward to exchange illegal tender.
by rahulm
05 Jul 2017 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2959
Views: 253637

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I suppose he is exempting our SF from his claims.
by rahulm
05 Jul 2017 09:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2468
Views: 187693

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion



The 'BiBi' reference is in this video
by rahulm
05 Jul 2017 07:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 597
Views: 55970

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Checkpoint to checkpoint, how GST effect differs Yesterday, I went to Navatara, probably, the only decent veg chain restaurant in Goa. All kosher. It's a AC/Non AC restaurant. GDT at 18% charged on a computerised bill. Went to small guitar shop to buy a capo and a set of strings. He was selling pre...
by rahulm
04 Jul 2017 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2468
Views: 187693

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Netanyahu seems beside himself. Like a boy in a candy shop. Looks like he assembled his entire senior cabinet in the reception committee. Genuine smiles and goodwill all around. No matter the battered, tattered and vilified image of AI, it's always proud to see it present India's flag and the Devnag...

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