Tuesday, July 9, 2013

President Thein Sein to Visit UK

This end of the week President Thein Sein of Burma will be visiting the UK. He’ll be given red-carpet treatment by the British government,  has hailed him as a reformer.

Today's world news

Security forces vehicle explodes in Somali capital

A vehicle carrying men wearing the uniforms of government security forces exploded in a main market in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, witnesses said, adding that gunfire could be heard afterwards. The casualties were carried away by other security forces, but it was not immediately clear if there were any fatalities, Reuters reported. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.


130 people from stricken boat rescued by Greek crews

Greek Coast Guard and Navy vessels on Tuesday were conducting a rescue operation for about 130 people on board a sailboat in trouble south of the island of Crete. The boat was taking on water about 30 nautical miles southeast of the island of Koufonissi, a small island south of Crete. A passing cargo vessel had begun collecting the passengers of the stricken 35-meter sailboat, according the Coast Guard. There was no immediate information on the nationalities of those on board. Greece is the main point of entry for migrants trying to enter the EU illegally.


Municipal workers in Greece strike for 2nd day

Greek municipal workers are striking on Tuesday for the second day to protest their inclusion in a government plan to reduce the number of civil servants. The strike comes a day after Greece’s creditors approved the disbursement of 6.8 billion euro ($5.3 billion) from the bailout package. Greece plans to put 12,500 civil servants on administrative leave by the end of 2013 with the possibility of dismissal, including Athens municipal police, local government employees, teachers and employees of ministries.

Assad invites UN inspectors

Syrian President Bashar Assad has invited chief UN chemical weapons inspector Ake Sellstrom to Damascus to discuss the allegation that Assad has deployed chemical weapons during the two-year Syrian civil war. Sellstrom’s UN envoy has not traveled to Syria because of Assad’s refusal to allow it access anywhere except the city of Aleppo, where the Assad government and Syrian rebels have accused each other of using chemical weapons. Syrian UN Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari reiterated that, despite the invitation, investigators would still not be permitted to examine areas other than Aleppo. It is not yet known whether UN officials will accept the invitation.



Al-Jazeera journalists kicked out of Egyptian military press-conference
The journalists for pan-Arab broadcaster, Al-Jazeera, was asked to leave of a news conference on Monday morning being held by Egypt's military on the killing of 54 people, mainly of ousted president Mohammed Morsi supporters

Russia urges new Syrian opposition leadership to participate in peace talks
Rebel Syrian National Coalition's new leader’s refusal to enter into Geneva peace talks resolving violence in Syria has been mourned by Russia’s Foreign Ministry, which urges participation in the interests of stopping the “devastating conflict.


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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood  rejects a timetable for elections proposed by interim leader Adly Mansour. The plan calls for a parliamentary vote in six months after amendments to the constitution are approved in a referendum.

Severe thunderstorms leave Toronto underwater, 300K without power
Thunderstorms hammered Toronto Monday, leaving cars stranded throughout the city and over 300,000 residents without power.

Brazil to investigate evidence of sweeping NSA surveillance
Brazil  launched an investigation as to whether telecoms operating within the country cooperated with the US as part of the NSA’s herculean surveillance operations.

Police fire tear gas, water cannon to push back Gezi Park protesters in Istanbul
Turkish police used water cannon,tear gas to disperse protesters who tried to defy a closure order and enter Istanbul’s Gezi Park. The park was the focal point of nationwide protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in June.
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Agreement with Albania

Agreement Signed between the Republic of India and the Republic of Albania for the avoidance of double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital
The Government of India signed here today an Agreement for Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital (DTAA) with Government of Albania. The Agreement was signed by Dr. Sudha Sharma, Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), on behalf of the Government of India and Mr. Fatos Kerciku, Ambassador, Republic of Albania on behalf of the Government of Albania.

The DTAA provides that business profits will be taxable in the source state if the activities of an enterprise constitute a Permanent Establishment (PE) in the source state. The Agreement provides for fixed place PE, building site, construction & installation PE, service PE and agency PE.

The Agreement incorporates para 2 in Article 9 concerning Associated Enterprises. This would enhance recourse to Mutual Agreement Procedure to relieve double taxation in cases involving transfer pricing adjustments.

Dividends, Interest and Royalties & Fees for Technical Services income will be taxed both in the country of residence and in the country of source. The low level of withholding rates of taxation for dividend (10%), interest (10%) and royalties & fees for technical services (10%) will promote greater investments, flow of technology and technical services between the two countries.

The Agreement further incorporates provisions for effective exchange of information between tax authorities of the two counties in line with latest international standard, including exchange of banking information and supplying of information without recourse to domestic interest.

The Agreement also contains an Article on Assistance in Collection of Taxes. This article also includes provision for taking measure of conservancy. The Agreement incorporates anti-abuse (limitation of benefits) provisions to ensure that the benefits of the Agreement are availed of by the genuine residents of the two countries.

The Agreement will provide tax stability to the residents of India and Albania and will facilitate mutual economic cooperation between the two countries. It will also stimulate the flow of investment, technology and services between India and Albania. 

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He started his career with a humble beginning at private organisation as a front end sales and marketing person. Currently, working as business analyst taking care of fraud risk for North and East zone of India in current Organisation (Aegon Religare Life Insurance Company Ltd.) as a part of risk management team. Previously he worked with different companies like Transport Corporation of India, ICICI Prudential, Bajaj Allianz, Brains Spree, Citibank, Stic Tours and Travels, FICCI and Market access Solutions.
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