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Review of Guidelines on entry of NBFCs into Insurance Business

RBI/2010-11/540 May 27, 2011 CLR Note: The Non Banking Financial Companies registered with RBI will now be permitted to set up a joint venture company for undertaking insurance business with risk participation, subject to safeguards. The maximum equity contribution such an NBFC can hold in a joint venture  company is 50 per cent of the… Read More


Indian origin man pleads guilty of Insider Trading in US

An Indian-origin hedge fund manager in the US has pleaded guilty to his involvement in insider trading schemes and could face up to 20 years in prison. Samir Barai, 39, a portfolio manager at two different New York hedge funds, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox to one count of conspiracy to commit… Read More

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RBI penalises Bank for non adherence to AML guidelines

The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a monetary penalty of  Rupees one lakh on The Unava Nagarik Sahakari Bank Ltd., Unava, Dist. Mehsana, Gujarat in exercise of powers vested in it under the provisions of Section 46 read with Section 47A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (AACS) for violation of Reserve Bank of… Read More

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Instructions regarding Standard Operating Procedure on filing of appeals to High Court

CBDT'S INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE ON FILING OF APPEALS TO HIGH COURT Section 260A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 - High Court - Appeal to - Instructions regarding Standard Operating Procedure on filing of appeals to High Court under section 260A and related matters INSTRUCTION NO. 7 /2011 [F.NO. 279/MISC./M-42/2011-ITJ], DATED 24-5-2011 The Government… Read More

Transparency in Survey Operations : CBDT

From the desk of Chairman,CBDT Transparency in Survey operations For bringing transparency in survey operations and obviate the possibility of any grievance to the taxpayers, it is decided that henceforth: I.            Survey teams visiting taxpayer™s premises under the provisions of section 133 A of the Income tax Act will, before the commencement of  survey proceedings,provide to the… Read More

Income-tax (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2011 – Amendment in rule 114B

AMENDMENT IN RULE 114B OF THE INCOME-TAX RULES, 1962 Income-tax (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2011 - Amendment in rule 114B NOTIFICATION NO. 27/2011 [F. NO. 149/122/2010-SO(TPL)], DATED 26-5-2011 In exercise of the powers conferred by section 295 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules… Read More

DEPB withdrawal to hurt Exports : CII

Lobbying hard for continuation of DEPB, industry body CII today said the termination of export incentive scheme will hurt exports in the absence of an alternative plan to neutralise local taxes on overseas shipments. "Export margins are in single digit 6-7 per cent. It is a volume game," CII Chairman on National Committee on Exports… Read More

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RBI asks banks to reimburse failed ATM transactions in 7 days

The Reserve Bank today directed banks to reimburse customers for amounts wrongfully debited from their accounts in failed ATM transactions within seven days of an account holder's complaint or else pay a Rs 100 per day compensation. "The time limit for resolution of customer complaints by the issuing banks shall stand reduced from 12 working… Read More

RBI liberalises Overseas Direct Investments Regulations

In order to encourage Indian companies to expand their global footprint and showcase entrepreneurial skills, the Reserve Bank today relaxed norms for overseas direct investments. The regulations relating to overseas direct investments, RBI said in a circular, are being liberalised "with a view to providing more operational flexibility to Indian corporates having investments abroad". The… Read More

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Tyre Manufacturer’s Association picth for DEPB scheme extension

Automotive Tyre Manufacturers' Association (ATMA) today said it has requested the government to extend the Duty Entitlement Passbook (DEPB) scheme beyond its deadline on June 30, 2011, to continue availing tax benefits for exports. In a letter written to the Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, ATMA Chairman Neeraj Kanwar said the domestic industry is… Read More

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