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Actor Sushmita Sen need not pay tax on Rs 95 lakh harassment payout by Coca Cola, rules tribunal

Actor Sushmita Sen need not pay tax on Rs 95 lakh harassment payout by Coca Cola, rules tribunal

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Updates from : Scroll.in : The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal has passed an order in favour of Sushmita Sen ruling that the actor is not liable to pay tax on the compensation she received from Coca Cola for settling a sexual harassment complaint, PTI reported on Monday. The amount of Rs 95 lakh would not be classified as an “income”, said the authority that adjudicates income tax disputes. The tribunal also dismissed an earlier penalty of Rs 31.35 lakh imposed on Sen for having concealed this amount. In an order passed on November 14, the tribunal accepted the actor’s contention that the amount is a “capital gain” and not income, which attracts tax. A contract between the beverage company and Sen, worth Rs 1.5 crore, had ended prematurely in 2003 after the actor alleged sexua
Life in six parts

Life in six parts

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Updates from : The Hindu : Bengaluru’s Tahatto presents everyday situations with a comic twist at three venues next weekend Love in an airport lounge, a strange auto rickshaw ride, a conversation between two statues in a park… These stories come alive on three different stages in the city debut of A Funny Thing Called Life, produced by Bengaluru-based urban theatre group, Tahatto. The 70-minute play consists of six distinct parts that come together under the broad theme of the title. As a whole Playwright and director Prashanth Kumar Nair wrote the initial script in 2015, when the group was coming off a large-scale production. “While performing that particular play, we had many limitations with regard to where it could be performed. I felt we needed a modular, freewheeling play
Girls take over as envoys to India for a day

Girls take over as envoys to India for a day

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Updates from :  Deccan Herald The International Day of Girl Child was celebrated in a unique way on Wednesday, with young Indian women taking over as envoys of various diplomatic missions in the national capital. Rudrali Patil from Maharashtra, who is pursuing law in Noida, was the British High Commissioner to India.She took over from Dominic Asquith, who was happy to be her deputy and help her understand the way the UK’s diplomatic missions and consular offices work in India. Babita was the French ambassador, replacing Alexandre Ziegler. Heena took over from the acting US envoy to India, MaryKay Loss Carlson, while Madhuja Nigam was New Zealand’s High Commissioner to India, taking over from Joanna Kempkers. So did 19 other girls in eight diplomatic missions in New Delhi. It wa
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