entertainment tax

Taxing fashion shows: High Court declines to interfere


May 16th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Declining to interfere with the imposition of entertainment tax on ramp shows organised by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), Delhi High Court has ... Read more...

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BJP budget blows hot and cold on Goa’s offshore casinos


March 27th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 27 (IANS) Once having resisted offshore casinos tooth and nail as a moralistic opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government in its budget has both slapped ... Read more...

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Gehlot presents populist budget with eye to coming polls


March 26th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 26 (IANS) With an eye to the coming state assembly elections by the end of next year, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who also holds the finance ... Read more...

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Cable men stop beaming entertainment channels in MP


March 16th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 16 (IANS) Angered by the imposition of 20 percent entertainment tax by the state government, Cable TV operators and multi-system operators in Madhya Pradesh have jointly decided ... Read more...

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Apr-Dec liquor sales fetch Delhi Rs.1,707 crore


December 28th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Tipplers kept the cash registers of the Delhi government ringing in April-December, bring in Rs.1,707 crore and making the Rs.2,300 crore target for the fiscal ... Read more...

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Entertainment tax on films may come down: Soni


November 24th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) Entertainment tax on films could come down as the union government is contemplating a less stringent tax structure under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) ... Read more...

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Islamabad to have four cinema halls


November 19th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistan's capital Islamabad, which doesn't have a single cinema house, will see Rs.1 billion being spent to set up four cinema halls.The Employees' Old-Age Benefits Institution ... Read more...

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Countries may go slow on tax incentives for culture: E&Y;


November 17th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Countries across the world will find it difficult to give tax incentives, exemptions to various cultural projects given the strained finances some of them have ... Read more...

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Supreme Court orders F1 organisers to deposit tax


October 21st, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday ordered Jaypee Sports International Limited, the organisers of the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix later this month, to deposit in a ... Read more...

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Pirated CDs’ cache seized in Uttar Pradesh


September 15th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, over 40,000 pirated CDs and DVDs of latest Bollywood films and music albums were seized during a raid in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to tax DTH firms, IPL matches


September 14th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) The cash-strapped Tamil Nadu government Wednesday brought Direct-to-Home (DTH) telecast service providers and the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament within the state's entertainment tax ambit.The ... Read more...

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Pakistani cinema finally taking shape: Actress Humaima Malick (Interview)


September 2nd, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) The Pakistani film industry is finally undergoing a revolution and is emerging from the shadow of Bollywood, says Pakistani model-actress Humaima Malick, whose film "Bol", about ... Read more...

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Maken flays BCCI for resisting RTI law


August 31st, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday criticised the Indian cricket board for refusing to come under the Right to Information (RTI) Act and said the Board of ... Read more...

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No entertainment tax for Meghalaya mini-cinemas, multiplexes


August 25th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 25 (IANS) Mini-cinemas and multiplexes in Meghalaya will not have to pay entertainment tax for five years, the government has said."We have decided to exempt entertainment tax on ... Read more...

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‘Aarakshan’ screening begins in Uttar Pradesh


August 20th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Over a week after its worldwide release, multiplexes and cinema halls across Uttar Pradesh started screening Prakash Jha-directed film "Aarakshan" Saturday -- a day after the ... Read more...

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Filmmakers shooting in Goa might get tax relief


July 14th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) In a bid to promote Goa as a film shooting destination, the state government is working on a tax relief scheme which aims to refund ... Read more...

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I’ll share income with Bollywood workers: Salman Khan (Interview)


May 6th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Bollywood star Salman Khan, also known as the Hindi film industry's enfant terrible, says he wants to help workers in filmdom by sharing his income ... Read more...

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Maharashtra lawmakers fume over not getting World Cup tickets


April 1st, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Maharashtra's 367-odd lawmakers are a glum lot - they have been denied tickets to watch the ICC World Cup India-Sri Lanka final in the Wankhede ... Read more...

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Single screen cinemas in Maharashtra to go on strike


March 18th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Single screen cinema halls in Maharashtra will go on a one week strike from March 25 to demand the reduction or abolishment of entertainment tax."Yes, we ... Read more...

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‘No change in Kochi IPL team’s home ground’


February 20th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 20 (IANS) The home venue for the Kochi Indian Premier League (IPL) team, Indi Commandos, is the ground here, a Kerala Cricket Association official said Saturday, denying any change in ... Read more...

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Now 20pc entertainment tax rebate for Malaysian productions


January 31st, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kula Lumpur, Jan 31 (ANI): Following a request by Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim to the Finance Ministry, homegrown movie 'Ice Kacang Puppy Love' and other Malaysian ... Read more...

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Court asks Tata Sky, others to pay tax to Gujarat


January 3rd, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 3 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has asked TataSky and other direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service providers to deposit entertainment tax for July-September 2010 quarter with the state government.In the ... Read more...

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2010 worst year for Pakistani film industry


December 12th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The Pakistan film industry witnessed its worst year with only 12 movies, including regional language films, produced in 2010. Of the 12, only three were in ... Read more...

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Government asked to reconsider taxes on film industry


December 1st, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 1 (IANS) Speakers at the Media and Entertainment Business Conclave (MEBC) of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) here Wednesday urged the government to reconsider the ... Read more...

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Deposit entertainment tax, Gujarat court tells TataSky


October 13th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Oct 13 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Wednesday directed TataSky, providing direct to home (DTH) service, to deposit entertainment tax for the April-June quarter as demanded by the state government.A ... Read more...

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Chattisgarh exempts entertainment tax on movie tickets


September 11th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 11 (IANS) The Chattisgarh government has exempted all cinema halls from payment of entertainment tax on tickets priced up to Rs.50. "This will result in a significant rise in the final ... Read more...

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Pakistan Bans Eid Release Of Indian Movies


September 10th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Bollywood has a huge market in the neighboring country Pakistan and the Bollywood stars have millions of fans there. The Pakistan Government is well aware of the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh slaps entertainment tax on DTH connection


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 22 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has imposed entertainment tax ranging from Rs.10 to Rs.20 per Direct-to-Home (DTH) connection, effective retrospectively from the month of June. The commercial taxes department Thursday ... Read more...

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Delhi’s revenue collection goes up 33 percent


July 12th, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) It's good news for the Delhi government as its revenue collection has increased by a massive 33 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2010-11. Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Malayalam Directors Demand Increased Government Subsidy


June 15th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): A group of Malayalam directors in Kerala held a press conference in the state capital on Saturday, where they demanded that the state government grant them ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games tickets launched online


June 4th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): Suresh Kalmadi, the Chairman of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC), on Friday launched the sale of online tickets for the Commonwealth Games.Kalmadi issued the first ticket ... Read more...

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Maha Govt. to levy entertainment tax on IPL-4


May 8th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 8 (ANI) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Saturday said the State Government will levy entertainment tax on the Indian Premier League (IPL) season-4.Talking to media persons here on ... Read more...

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Sharad Pawar can be made a party in PIL over IPL controversy: Court


May 5th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 5 (ANI): Hearing a public interest litigation petition, seeking levy of entertainment tax on Indian Premier League matches, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed impleading the Union Government and ... Read more...

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Haryana exempts golf clubs from entertainment levy


April 28th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Golf clubs in Haryana have been exempted from payment of entertainment duty, the state cabinet decided here Tuesday.An official spokesman said that the decision was taken to promote ... Read more...

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CAG raps Maharashtra government on IPL losses


April 23rd, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) Friday slammed the Maharashtra government for losing nearly Rs.49.99 million (Rs.4.99 crore) in 2008 by not levying entertainment tax on the Indian ... Read more...

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