PANJIM: CII – Goa organised a day long workshop to discuss the recently introduced negative list regime in service tax. The workshop was attended by over 100+ participants from 50 organisations in Goa.
CII-Goa has been taking the lead in ensuring that trade and industry is made aware of various regulatory and tax changes on an ongoing basis by inviting eminent faculty and experts to share their views. This workshop was conducted by M S Mani, senior director,
Indirect Tax, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt Limited a management professional specialised in indirect taxes.
The participants were taken through the various provisions forming part of the new legislation introduced from July 1, 2012. The new provisions have completely altered the taxation of services in India and various entities which were not earlier covered, have now been covered by the service tax regulations. Several aspects of taxability in terms of the negative list, taxable service, declared services, bundled services, exempted services, the new reverse charge mechanism etc. were discussed during the lively and interactive workshop. Many of the participants were forthcoming in their views that the new regime should have been introduced after more deliberations and there was an urgent need for more clarity on several aspects of the new provisions. Several lively discussions in respect of the issues facing the hotel industry and mining companies in Goa took place and many participants complimented CII Goa for organising an event of this kind and requested them to organize industry specific events also in future.
Oster Juicers launched
PANJIM: Jarden Consumer Solutions of India Pvt Ltd has introduced the new range of juicers in India under the Oster brand name to strengthen its current product offerings to Indian consumers.
The juicer has an extra wide chute that fits whole fruits and vegetables such as apples and pears, making juicing quicker and easier. The all grey metallic finish compliments the modern home. The juicer is powered by 600 watts and has an extra large capacity jar which hold up-to 1 litre of juice at a time.
The Oster juicer model No 3168 has advanced features and comes with accessories such as stainless steel filter, safety locking arms and cleaning brush for quick, safe operations. It is priced at Rs 5,495.
The model No 3157 consumes 400 watts and priced at Rs 2,795.
Oster Juicers with two years warranty are available at leading home appliances and electronics stores in major cities and towns across the country.
Intex unveils Aqua 4.0 3G
PANJIM: Intex Technologies, one of the fastest growing Mobile Phones, IT Accessories and electronic products company forayed into Smartphones category in India with the launch of its first android phone- Intex Aqua 4.0. Available at Rs 5490, the phone has been designed keeping in mind the needs of urban and semi-urban students and young professionals.
The 2 point capacitive touch phone runs on 3G android. It bears a 3.5-inch display with a resolution of 480x320 pixels and runs on a 800 MHz processor, coupled with 512MB of ROM. The device comes with 131MB built-in storage, expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. The device also has a rear-facing 3MP camera and a front-facing 0.3MP camera.
The handset is that it is equipped with three sensors- gravity, light and proximity sensors which allows the user to adjust brightness of the screen, detects and turns off the screen during calls etc. This in-turn controls the outflow of infrared rays and also saves battery at the same time.
Micro 5 pin, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 A2dp and 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA & 5.76 Mbps HSUPA are some of the connectivity options of the device.
Supporting both English and Hindi languages, the phone has an array of features such as FM radio, music player, sound recorder, pushmail, video capture, mobile tracker, calendar, notes, alarm, calculator, traffic monitor etc. Gmail, Flipkart, Facebook, India Rail, Google Maps, Nimbuzz, Skype and YouTube some of the pre-loaded applications in the phone which makes it the ultimate handy phone.
A 1400 mAh battery powers the device which gives you a talktime of upto 3 hours and a standby of upto 140 hours.
Available in black and white colors, the handset can be bought through 15,000 plus distributors and reseller outlets and is available at 70 Intex Squares (exclusive retail stores) and several hypermarkets across the country.