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1 SC right to caution taxman on attaching assets in GST Friday, 09 April 2021 232
2 Read Cairn award before appealing it Wednesday, 17 March 2021 236
3 Tax raids, and not just on Tapsee Pannu, are a bad idea Tuesday, 09 March 2021 260
4 Time for centre/states to cut taxes on petrol & diesel Tuesday, 23 February 2021 260
5 Need new laws for real-time tax dispute resolution Thursday, 26 November 2020 349
6 Settling tax disputes good, better to nip them in the bud Friday, 06 November 2020 385
7 Cess-and-desist Friday, 25 September 2020 427
8 Both centre and states need to get real on GST Friday, 28 August 2020 565
9 Fixing tax policy including rights for taxpayers critical Monday, 17 August 2020 550
10 Lockdowns necessary in fight against coronavirus Thursday, 12 March 2020 789
11 Walking into vivaad, again Wednesday, 04 March 2020 816
12 Careful on DeMo amnesty; tax collections also an issue Tuesday, 04 February 2020 931
13 Use tech more aggressively to catch tax thieves Thursday, 16 January 2020 947
14 Evaluating GST correctly Thursday, 26 December 2019 968
15 GST must be fixed, and this involves changing rates Wednesday, 18 December 2019 1018
16 Onus of fixing GST not just the central government’s Thursday, 21 November 2019 1005
17 DeMo bump over, taxman needs a new plan, quickly Tuesday, 19 November 2019 977
18 Damning verdict on GST’s anti-profiteering rulings Wednesday, 23 October 2019 1062
19 Welcome global progress on taxing tech MNCs Monday, 14 October 2019 1043
20 States may agree to fixing GST now Tuesday, 08 October 2019 1117
21 GST outlook worrying, big expenditure cut likely Thursday, 03 October 2019 1060
22 Taxman’s right: arbitration is a windfall gain in India! Friday, 13 September 2019 1036
23 Taxing times Tuesday, 03 September 2019 1133
24 Raising deficit by cutting tax rates is OK, go for it! Wednesday, 21 August 2019 1148
25 Tax wider, not deeper Tuesday, 09 July 2019 1171
26 GST revenues still too low, scrap anti-profiteering law Tuesday, 02 July 2019 1192
27 A tax on cash is a bad idea Wednesday, 12 June 2019 1219
28 Be careful with GST arrests Saturday, 08 June 2019 1198
29 With the DeMo boost gone, reality check for tax regime Friday, 10 May 2019 1256
30 GST on a better footing, augurs well for direct taxes Monday, 06 May 2019 1152
31 CBDT rightly pulled up for meddling with tax appeals Wednesday, 24 April 2019 1195
32 GST magic dulls as govt stares at huge tax shortfall Friday, 29 March 2019 1181
33 Taxman agrees GST evasion by builder can’t be tackled Tuesday, 26 February 2019 1292
34 Is the taxman trying to mend its ways or what? Friday, 22 February 2019 1246
35 A little more angelic now Thursday, 21 February 2019 1280
36 Need very clear rules for tech-friendly IT to work Tuesday, 05 February 2019 1256
37 Devil in the details continues to trip Angels Friday, 18 January 2019 1305
38 GST revenues a worry, need to tighten policing Saturday, 05 January 2019 1320
39 Anti-profiteering sham Thursday, 27 December 2018 1296
40 Raising GST threshold to Rs75 lakh is a bad idea Thursday, 27 December 2018 1272
41 Less taxing solutions for startups Tuesday, 25 December 2018 1321
42 As GST revenues faulters, need to start fixing policing Wednesday, 05 December 2018 1326
43 AARgh! Need to fix system Wednesday, 21 November 2018 1295
44 Taxman runs riot Thursday, 08 November 2018 1281
45 Welcome rise in taxes, still a long way to go Wednesday, 24 October 2018 1340
46 AARgh! Rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered Tuesday, 21 August 2018 1362
47 Fixing tax arrears Tuesday, 07 August 2018 1578
48 PAC report could spell big trouble for Tata Trusts Monday, 30 July 2018 1531
49 Time to scrap the anti-profiteering authority Friday, 27 July 2018 1319
50 Steady progress on GST, just 35 items left in top slab Tuesday, 24 July 2018 1436
51 Cairn’t seem to get it right Tuesday, 10 July 2018 1554
52 Right call on ‘reverse charge’, DigitalPay relief Tuesday, 10 July 2018 1511
53 GST does well in first year, good course corrections Saturday, 30 June 2018 1445
54 CBDT wrong on MP assets Tuesday, 26 June 2018 1362
55 Give tax FAQs to taxman Wednesday, 06 June 2018 1347
56 More taxpayers now Tuesday, 01 May 2018 1382
57 Taxman needs to get real on legitimate expenses Saturday, 28 April 2018 1317
58 Pay duty at ‘duty-free’! Tuesday, 24 April 2018 1480
59 Modi needs to just say he will honour Cairn ruling Tuesday, 17 April 2018 1486
60 Why delay fixing GST? Tuesday, 13 March 2018 1351
61 India’s tax collections are in line with its GDP Tuesday, 06 February 2018 1354
62 Good for farmers, little for growth Friday, 02 February 2018 1373
63 Use direct tax buoyancy for sweeping reforms Monday, 29 January 2018 1209
64 GST looks better in so many ways Saturday, 27 January 2018 1270
65 Discounts are not capex Friday, 26 January 2018 1222
66 A simpler GST but with anti-evasion measures Monday, 22 January 2018 1277
67 Abolish dividend tax Tuesday, 16 January 2018 1340
68 Can’t negotiate tax deals Monday, 15 January 2018 1244
69 Taxes on track, mostly Wednesday, 10 January 2018 1172
70 Minimize E-way disruption Wednesday, 03 January 2018 1293
71 OK, please explain the costing of each item Tuesday, 02 January 2018 1219
72 Govt gets just Rs 250 crore from 6 lakh firms Saturday, 30 December 2017 1204
73 GST’s transitional problem Thursday, 28 December 2017 1177
74 CAG does well to quantify tax terror Monday, 25 December 2017 1313
75 E-way to disaster Tuesday, 19 December 2017 1351
76 Aadhaar vs Benami Friday, 24 November 2017 1306
77 End of Paradise ... Wednesday, 22 November 2017 1327
78 Compounding GST woes Monday, 20 November 2017 1108
79 Moving towards a Good and Simple Tax Tuesday, 14 November 2017 1260
80 Making GST less painful for taxpayers welcome Tuesday, 31 October 2017 1269
81 Trust the market Monday, 16 October 2017 1306
82 GST on real estate and petroleum a good idea Monday, 16 October 2017 1161
83 Low compliance levels in GST are worrying Friday, 13 October 2017 1307
84 GST gets better, still has a long way to go Tuesday, 10 October 2017 1140
85 Post-demonetisation progress will be critical Monday, 09 October 2017 1228
86 With poor growth, the tax cuts were a bad idea Thursday, 05 October 2017 1282
87 Compliance burden of GST must be lowered Wednesday, 04 October 2017 1126
88 DoCoMo shock for Abe, shows India unreformed Thursday, 14 September 2017 1235
89 Getting taxes smartly Monday, 04 September 2017 1275
90 Good start to GST, but best to remain watchful Thursday, 31 August 2017 1079
91 Reaping DeMo or GST bonanza? Saturday, 12 August 2017 1183
92 Careful of frequent changes in GST rates Tuesday, 08 August 2017 1562
93 Towards honest taxpayers Thursday, 27 July 2017 1195
94 Don’t ruin GST before it takes off Tuesday, 11 July 2017 1144
95 Peeling the shell Tuesday, 04 July 2017 1266
96 Historic GST to catapult taxes, barring hiccups Monday, 03 July 2017 1135
97 Post-GST road-map on exemptions unclear Tuesday, 27 June 2017 1194
98 Critical to get GST right Thursday, 22 June 2017 1181
99 Anti-profiteering here to stay, use it sparingly Tuesday, 20 June 2017 1144
100 Tax portability is a great idea Saturday, 10 June 2017 1331
101 GST flexibility critical Saturday, 03 June 2017 1170
102 Anti-profiteering law could be tax-terror’s new face Tuesday, 23 May 2017 1201
103 GST is finally through, now to make it work Saturday, 20 May 2017 1347
104 Operation Clean Money off to a middling start Friday, 19 May 2017 1216
105 APAs, taxman’s new face Tuesday, 09 May 2017 1233
106 Returns versus return, India’s sad tax story Saturday, 06 May 2017 1223
107 If rich farmers not taxed, spare us also   Thursday, 04 May 2017 1304
108 Don’t dismiss Debroy, taxing agriculture critical Thursday, 27 April 2017 1212
109 Garrr... France won’t help Monday, 24 April 2017 1305
110 Learning from APAs to make the ‘harbour’ safe Saturday, 15 April 2017 1119
111 Taxpayer terrorism, other side of tax terror Wednesday, 05 April 2017 1470
112 Tax-terror back with GST’s arrest provisons Tuesday, 04 April 2017 1145
113 If even govt knows it’s a bad law, why have it? Saturday, 01 April 2017 1271
114 Making life less taxing Monday, 20 March 2017 1196
115 Taxing the taxman Saturday, 18 March 2017 1156
116 Wrong stamp, Mr Naidu Wednesday, 08 March 2017 1111
117 Good GST vs bad GST Saturday, 04 March 2017 1167
118 Shelling shell companies Tuesday, 14 February 2017 1121
119 Will housing take off? Friday, 10 February 2017 1260
120 Tax reforms have worked Friday, 10 February 2017 1129
121 Resolving tax disputes Tuesday, 07 February 2017 1282
122 Watching taxman critical Monday, 06 February 2017 1128
123 Your tax data's safe Saturday, 28 January 2017 1161
124 Flatten that tax rate Friday, 27 January 2017 1211
125 Servicing GST Monday, 23 January 2017 1262
126 Tax-and-run can’t go on Thursday, 19 January 2017 1347
127 The 1% bogey, again Wednesday, 18 January 2017 1155
128 Don’t hike tax exemptions Friday, 13 January 2017 1282
129 High tax not equal to high GDP Tuesday, 10 January 2017 1213
130 Catching dodgy money Thursday, 05 January 2017 1154
131 Dual-control solutions Tuesday, 03 January 2017 1287
132 Post-GST tax benefits Monday, 02 January 2017 1151
133 Tax reforms have paid off Wednesday, 28 December 2016 1155
134 So what did the PM say? Tuesday, 27 December 2016 1258
135 Jolt for start-up India Tuesday, 27 December 2016 1359
136 Double whammy for FIIs Friday, 23 December 2016 1407
137 Hawala via gold imports Friday, 16 December 2016 1252
138 Revamp tax structure Monday, 12 December 2016 1238
139 It's black till it isn't white Monday, 12 December 2016 1185
140 GST gets more tricky Monday, 05 December 2016 1415
141 Good black vs bad black Tuesday, 29 November 2016 1240
142 Pragmatic, but worrying Monday, 28 November 2016 1147
143 Beware Arthakranti tax Wednesday, 23 November 2016 1238
144 Delaying Vodafone case Tuesday, 15 November 2016 1178
145 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 1195
146 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 932
147 Getting GST rates right Monday, 07 November 2016 1109
148 GST's tobacco test Wednesday, 02 November 2016 1249
149 Getting it right on GST Wednesday, 02 November 2016 1090
150 Expanding the tax net Saturday, 29 October 2016 1185
151 Losing GST's benefits Thursday, 20 October 2016 1235
152 Tracking P-Notes Saturday, 15 October 2016 1223
153 On a new trip? Wednesday, 05 October 2016 1135
154 I can arrest, so I do Wednesday, 28 September 2016 1197
155 Taxman’s APA century Tuesday, 27 September 2016 1242
156 Jaitley's ideal GST pitch Thursday, 22 September 2016 1241
157 OVL lessons Thursday, 22 September 2016 1254
158 Clearing litigation Wednesday, 21 September 2016 1170
159 GST's golden rules Thursday, 08 September 2016 1366
160 Too wealthy to tax! Saturday, 27 August 2016 1100
161 Bye bye, tax sops Thursday, 11 August 2016 1142
162 Will GST rates fall? Friday, 05 August 2016 1124
163 One country, one tax Thursday, 04 August 2016 1148
164 Taxman out of control Friday, 29 July 2016 1125
165 Progress on GST Thursday, 28 July 2016 1198
166 GST Council to decide on revenue-neutral-rate Thursday, 28 July 2016 1239
167 BIT unrealistic Thursday, 21 July 2016 1068
168 Pressuring tax evaders Wednesday, 20 July 2016 1119
169 Towards the ideal GST Tuesday, 19 July 2016 1093
170 Cairn't bank on even FIPB Thursday, 14 July 2016 1283
171 'FIPB okayed deal, never spoke of tax' Wednesday, 13 July 2016 1105
172 Black is back, sadly so Tuesday, 28 June 2016 1216
173 eTaxman Thursday, 23 June 2016 1230
174 Keep GST burden light Wednesday, 22 June 2016 1068
175 Fear can't be the key Friday, 17 June 2016 1091
176 Looks like we'll have a GST Thursday, 16 June 2016 1206
177 From Rs 33,000cr to Rs 3 cr Monday, 06 June 2016 1204
178 Missing tax reforms Monday, 16 May 2016 1061
179 Mauritius makeover Friday, 13 May 2016 1220
180 I the judge, I the jury Saturday, 07 May 2016 1128
181 The great tax theft Tuesday, 03 May 2016 1050
182 Cess pool Monday, 02 May 2016 1110
183 Getting over the CAG fear Monday, 18 April 2016 1231
184 Vodafone again, and again Friday, 08 April 2016 1099
185 Some relief on retro tax Tuesday, 29 March 2016 1121
186 Digital taxation Friday, 25 March 2016 1158
187 Indian Cess Service Saturday, 05 March 2016 1247
188 A friendlier taxman? Friday, 04 March 2016 1279
189 Go by the book on profits Friday, 26 February 2016 1261
190 Don't piss on the rich Friday, 26 February 2016 1185
191 Capital gains are taxed Wednesday, 24 February 2016 1145
192 Vodafone returns Thursday, 18 February 2016 1188
193 Walk the talk on Cairn Tuesday, 16 February 2016 1241
194 Balancing tax policy Thursday, 04 February 2016 1316
195 Bye bye, retro tax? Tuesday, 26 January 2016 1259
196 We're not yet ready for PoEM Tuesday, 19 January 2016 1318
197 Making life less taxing Tuesday, 19 January 2016 1325
198 Settling tax disputes Monday, 18 January 2016 1256
199 PoEM, from verse to worse Tuesday, 05 January 2016 1400
200 Give start-ups a level field Saturday, 26 December 2015 1281
201 Servicing the fisc Tuesday, 22 December 2015 1390
202 Backing down on black Thursday, 17 December 2015 1275
203 Cairn writes to PM Modi on tax case Tuesday, 15 December 2015 1395
204 Cultivating fiscal pain Saturday, 12 December 2015 1435
205 GST critical for Make-in-India Friday, 11 December 2015 1353
206 Forget GST, call Sonia bluff Saturday, 28 November 2015 1224
207 Getting to the ideal GST rate Tuesday, 24 November 2015 1179
208 New investment paradigm Saturday, 21 November 2015 1210
209 Cairn, and able? Saturday, 14 November 2015 1305
210 Fixing MNC tax issues Tuesday, 20 October 2015 1266
211 Lessons from Vodafone Monday, 12 October 2015 1358
212 Less taxing solutions Thursday, 08 October 2015 1256
213 Bye bye Mauritius? Tuesday, 06 October 2015 1270
214 Black ain't back Friday, 02 October 2015 1254
215 The Sanofi confusion Thursday, 24 September 2015 1243
216 Arun Jaitley's GST Monday, 14 September 2015 1344
217 Getting off the tax MAT Thursday, 03 September 2015 1325
218 Cairn's 9/11 bomb Thursday, 20 August 2015 1320
219 Clearing Castleton Thursday, 06 August 2015 1188
220 Being single Friday, 31 July 2015 1279
221 Moving on, on GST Thursday, 23 July 2015 1285
222 CBEC fixes Make-in-India Tuesday, 21 July 2015 1358
223 E-tailing those taxes away Wednesday, 08 July 2015 1190
224 Cairn't fix it, or won't? Tuesday, 30 June 2015 1325
225 Foxconn loses its excise advantage,will hit mobile manufacturing Friday, 26 June 2015 1411
226 Not so black and white Thursday, 25 June 2015 1297
227 CBEC vs Make-in-India Wednesday, 24 June 2015 1226
228 Quite taxing Friday, 19 June 2015 1320
229 Fix GST's birth defects Saturday, 06 June 2015 1231
230 Tax-and-run Thursday, 04 June 2015 1230
231 Tackling tax terror Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1214
232 Don't leave it at just MAT Thursday, 14 May 2015 1221
233 Moving on, on GST Monday, 11 May 2015 1346
234 Finmin vs Make-in-India Monday, 04 May 2015 1388
235 The past is never past Wednesday, 29 April 2015 1345
236 Putting India on the MAT Friday, 24 April 2015 1374
237 More than a BIT worrying Monday, 06 April 2015 1218
238 Cairn for quick deal, no negotiation period Wednesday, 25 March 2015 1365
239 Moving forward on GST Monday, 23 March 2015 1394
240 Black magic Friday, 20 March 2015 1252
241 Branding justice Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1403
242 Caveat investor Thursday, 12 March 2015 1319
243 Adding to the tax mess Tuesday, 03 March 2015 1249
244 The myth of tax arrears Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1222
245 Servicing taxes Thursday, 19 February 2015 1409
246 Tread carefully on taxes Monday, 16 February 2015 1309
247 Fixing tax terror Saturday, 07 February 2015 1247
248 Cairn Plc case drags on, FM offers no cure Thursday, 05 February 2015 1167
249 Examine those tax sops Friday, 30 January 2015 1226
250 Central GST first Tuesday, 06 January 2015 1310
251 Clean up tax sops Saturday, 03 January 2015 1307
252 GST is process, not an event Thursday, 18 December 2014 1386
253 Criminal offence Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1281
254 Don't have a flawed GST Friday, 12 December 2014 1252
255 Relook that tax model Tuesday, 09 December 2014 1378
256 States not prepared for GST, 27% rate can't work Monday, 08 December 2014 1241
257 Widen the tax base Thursday, 04 December 2014 1248
258 No more tax terror Friday, 28 November 2014 1395
259 Time to give up on GST Monday, 24 November 2014 1201
260 Vodafone/Shell challenge Thursday, 20 November 2014 1437
261 Losing GST gains Thursday, 13 November 2014 1371
262 Vodafone win may spell victory for Shell, others Saturday, 11 October 2014 1233
263 As the tax cases pile up Tuesday, 30 September 2014 1320
264 More GST glitches Friday, 22 August 2014 1355
265 Taxman's makeover Tuesday, 22 July 2014 1442
266 Making life less taxing Monday, 21 July 2014 1365
267 "cause I'm the taxman Monday, 14 July 2014 1488
268 Jaitley's GST rabbit Tuesday, 08 July 2014 1295
269 Worsening tax terror Wednesday, 02 July 2014 1462
270 Tax spillovers Friday, 27 June 2014 1351
271 Jaitley's wrong call Friday, 20 June 2014 1552
272 "cause I'm the taxman Wednesday, 18 June 2014 1325
273 Scrap the bad cesses Monday, 16 June 2014 1473
274 No clarity on how to deal with retro taxes Tuesday, 10 June 2014 1355
275 Dealing with the retro tax Tuesday, 03 June 2014 1510
276 Black money again Thursday, 29 May 2014 1425
277 Less taxing solutions Tuesday, 20 May 2014 1417
278 In thrall of the taxman Saturday, 10 May 2014 1292
279 Taxing value Tuesday, 15 April 2014 1495
280 Populist code Thursday, 03 April 2014 1452
281 US lessons for taxman Friday, 28 March 2014 1256
282 Not by fiat Wednesday, 26 March 2014 1298
283 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 25 March 2014 1407
284 Careful on that Bipa Thursday, 06 March 2014 1333
285 Taxing times again Thursday, 13 February 2014 1446
286 Banking on tax reforms Tuesday, 07 January 2014 1340
287 Indo-US tax map Friday, 27 December 2013 1360
288 Dialling a reprieve Monday, 16 December 2013 1511
289 Taxing times Monday, 09 December 2013 1341
290 Making GST work Thursday, 28 November 2013 1356
291 Flexibility in GST Wednesday, 20 November 2013 1384
292 Going beyond GST Wednesday, 23 October 2013 1445
293 MAPping tax reform Tuesday, 24 September 2013 1342
294 Making the harbour safe Friday, 20 September 2013 1439
295 Make it less taxing Wednesday, 28 August 2013 1563
296 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 1397
297 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 1270
298 Shome's Justice Monday, 22 July 2013 1480
299 A proper DTC please Tuesday, 02 July 2013 1524
300 Double Irish Thursday, 20 June 2013 1342
301 GST ball in Centre's court Tuesday, 18 June 2013 1538
302 More modern taxation Monday, 10 June 2013 1396
303 Taxing GST Saturday, 08 June 2013 1404
304 Politicians need to resolve GST, not officials Friday, 07 June 2013 1523
305 Getting conciliatory Thursday, 06 June 2013 1461
306 Less grey out there Thursday, 30 May 2013 1486
307 Smartening taxation Saturday, 25 May 2013 1390
308 All-party GST meeting critical Saturday, 18 May 2013 1383
309 Conciliation time Thursday, 16 May 2013 1500
310 Getting real on Mauritius Thursday, 02 May 2013 1389
311 Will tax, can't collect Wednesday, 01 May 2013 1620
312 More taxmen now Wednesday, 03 April 2013 1481
313 Assessing taxes Wednesday, 27 March 2013 1614
314 SEZs on the MAT Saturday, 16 March 2013 1559
315 Arresting development Tuesday, 05 March 2013 1441
316 Using TIN finally Saturday, 16 February 2013 1556
317 Taxing tangle Thursday, 14 February 2013 2865
318 From Foxconn to Nokia, and more Friday, 08 February 2013 1556
319 No Vodafone accord till tax law allows settlement mechanism Wednesday, 06 February 2013 1488
320 Taxing FDI Wednesday, 06 February 2013 1515
321 Don't raise 80C limits Saturday, 02 February 2013 1614
322 Game-changing GST Wednesday, 30 January 2013 1489
323 Taxpayer-friendly GAAR Tuesday, 15 January 2013 1426
324 The taxation silly season is here Friday, 11 January 2013 1557
325 Don't soak the rich Wednesday, 09 January 2013 1559
326 The taxman cometh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 1529
327 Maturity on GST Wednesday, 14 November 2012 1597
328 Redialling taxation Wednesday, 19 September 2012 1642
329 Get those exemptions Wednesday, 05 September 2012 1469
330 PMO trips up on GAAR Saturday, 30 June 2012 1484
331 Taxing times Wednesday, 16 May 2012 1722
332 Forget Mauritius, for now Saturday, 05 May 2012 1685
333 FM loses his shine Saturday, 07 April 2012 1686
334 GAARrrr! Friday, 06 April 2012 1736
335 And now, finmin P-notes! Wednesday, 28 March 2012 1645
336 More capital punishment Monday, 20 February 2012 1416
337 Getting black back Wednesday, 15 February 2012 1755
338 ‘DTC won’t help tax transactions in Mauritius’ Friday, 27 January 2012 1708
339 No capital punishment Saturday, 21 January 2012 1396
340 On the road to GST Wednesday, 11 January 2012 1741
341 Tax, refund, tax Monday, 09 January 2012 1565
342 End of Laffer Friday, 30 September 2011 1711
343 STT dreams Wednesday, 28 September 2011 1685
344 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 31 May 2011 1781
345 Heart rules the head Thursday, 24 March 2011 1686
346 Smoke ’n mirrors Tuesday, 01 March 2011 1880
347 More black than white Monday, 31 January 2011 1841
348 Not back in the black Wednesday, 26 January 2011 1755
349 Shades of grey Friday, 21 January 2011 1780
350 Chop chop Wednesday, 19 January 2011 1758
351 Taxing problems Friday, 08 December 2006 1864
352 Plug the gaps first Monday, 20 February 2006 1931
353 Cleaning up Tuesday, 07 February 2006 2014
354 Foul business tax Friday, 27 January 2006 2003
 

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