Deadline for filing FY19 GST annual returns extended till December 31

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The government on Saturday extended the deadline for furnishing GST annual returns for FY 2018-19 by two months till December 31.


The government had last month extended the last date for filing GST annual return and audit report for the 2018-19 fiscal by a month till October 31, 2020.



In a statement, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said the government has been receiving a number of representations regarding need to extend due date for filing Annual Return (Form GSTR-9) and Reconciliation Statement (Form GSTR-9C) for FY 2018-19.


The representations have been made on the grounds that due to the Covid-19 pandemic related lockdown and restrictions, normal business operations have still not been possible in several parts of the country, it said.


The statement said it has been requested that the due dates for the same be extended beyond October 31, 2020 to enable the businesses and auditors to comply in this regard.


“In view of the same, on the recommendations of the GST Council,it has been decided to extend the due date for filing Annual Return (Form GSTR-9/GSTR-9A) and Reconciliation Statement

Tata Motors reaches milestone of producing 4 mn passenger vehicles

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major has achieved the production milestone of 4 million in India since its inception.


“Over the years, has produced legendary vehicles like the Indica, Sierra, Sumo, Safari and the Nano that have played a pivotal role in the shaping the country in its post-economic liberalisation era,” the company said in a statement on Saturday.



“These iconic vehicles have broken barriers across categories in the Indian sector. With the launch of the Tata Safari, the company pioneered the concept of a ‘lifestyle SUV’ to the industry, thereby creating the most aspirational four-wheeler for its customers.”


The company had also introduced the first ever MPV in Tata Sumo.


In the more recent past, launched the entry level car and the compact SUV segment with the rollout of the Tiago and the Nexon, respectively.


“Tata Motors is also India’s largest EV manufacturer with 67 per cent market share and leading the way on electric vehicle adoption in India,” the statement said.


“The company had achieved the 1 million production mark for in 2005-06, 3

Macron Comments Provoke Mideast Ire, Boycotts Of French Goods

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Calls to boycott French goods are growing in the Arab world and beyond, after President Emmanuel Macron criticised Islamists and vowed not to “give up cartoons” depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

Macron’s comments, on Wednesday, came in response to the beheading of a teacher, Samuel Paty, outside his school in a suburb outside Paris earlier this month, after he had shown cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed during a class he was leading on free speech.

The teacher became the target of an online hate campaign over his choice of lesson material — the same images that unleashed a bloody assault by Islamist gunmen on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the original publisher, in January 2015.

Caricatures of Mohammed are forbidden by Islam.

On Saturday, Jordan’s foreign ministry said it condemned the “continued publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed under the pretext of freedom of expression” and any “discriminatory and misleading attempts that seek to link Islam with terrorism.”

It did not directly criticise Macron, although the French president had on Wednesday also contended that Paty was “killed because Islamists want our future”.

But Jordan’s opposition Islamic Action Front party called on the French president to apologise for his

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