BALTIMORE, MD – DECEMBER 13: Head coach Jeff Monken of the Army Black Knights stands with his players and sings the teams fight song following their 17-10 loss to the Navy Midshipmen at M&T Bank Stadium on December 13, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)A major bowl game has sold out of tickets for the first time in its history.The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, which is pitting Army against Houston, has sold out of its tickets.“Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl between Army and Houston on Saturday is officially sold out – the first sellout in the bowl’s 16-year history.”Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl between Army and Houston on Saturday is officially sold out – the first sellout in the bowl’s 16-year history.— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) December 18, 2018That’s pretty awesome. It’s great to see two programs like Army and Houston getting that kind of fan support.Army and Houston are set to meet on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. E.T.The game will be televised on ESPN.
New Delhi: Total service tax arrears rose to Rs 1.66 lakh crore in 2017-18, up from Rs 1.18 lakh crore in the preceding financial year, said a CAG report tabled in Parliament Monday. Similarly, in respect of central excise, total arrears increased to Rs 96,496 crore in FY 2017-18 from Rs 84,200 crore in the previous year. “Further, recovery as per cent of gross arrears had reduced from 1.19 per cent in 2016-17 to 1.02 per cent in 2017-18 for service tax. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”Similarly, recovery as per cent of gross arrears had reduced from 1.85 per cent in 2016-17 to 1.27 per cent in 2017-18 for central excise,” said the audit report of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). It also stated that in central excise, 45,749 cases involving revenue of Rs 1,04,718 crore were pending in appeals at the end of 2017-18 registering a marginal decrease of 3.5 per cent over the amount pending at the end of the previous fiscal. In service tax, 43,718 cases involving service tax revenue of Rs 1,20,907 crore were pending in appeals at the end of 2017-18 registering one per cent decrease over the amount pending at the end of preceding year. The report has 263 audit paragraphs containing 369 audit observations on central excise and service tax, having financial implication of Rs 465.55 crore. The CAG examined and found shortcomings in monitoring mechanism for recovery of arrears in CBIC.