FINANCE MINISTER TO CHALLENGE HIGH COURT ON ONLINE TRAVEL PORTALS

A recent High Court verdict directing the central revenue authorities to refund service tax collected from three travel portals including MakeMyTrip may be challenged in Supreme Court by the government. Delhi High Court had on Thursday ordered Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI)–an intelligence arm under the Finance Ministry–to refund the service tax collected from travel portals– MakeMyTrip, Ibibo and Ebiz, saying the payment made by them “was not…

Supreme Court’s New Judges: who will make it to Collegium’s shortlist?

As the new CJI takes over on December 2, the Constitution Bench is understandably anxious to complete its reform of the Collegium by laying down guidelines at the earliest. The case for early completion of the consequential hearing on Collegium is that the next Collegium can begin its meetings immediately after the next CJI takes over, in order to fill six vacancies in the Supreme Court [three current + three…

Say no to Firecrackers – reads Education Department Notification

The said notification was issued on 9 November as per the Supreme Court directions on 16 October, 2015. Though the intention was good, but it seems that the higher and technical education department have been little late in issuing a notification for colleges that have already closed for a  Diwali ivacation one week back. The notification said that college professors and teachers should educate students about the ill effects of the fireworks.…