Student body demands refund of Gauhati University’s entrance exam fee

This year’s entrance examinations for various postgraduate courses in Gauhati University, to be held from July 20, were postponed.

Guwahati: A students’ body on Saturday asked the Gauhati University (GU) authorities to refund fees and other expenses of candidates who were to give the entrance examinations which were postponed indefinitely after a meeting of the institute’s admission committee on July 17.

This year’s exams for various postgraduate courses in GU were to be held from July 20. These were put on hold after the Gauhati High Court on July 15 stayed the test on the basis of a petition by some graduates.

The court, however, allowed the university to go ahead with admissions through the existing mode on merit basis.

The admissions were scheduled for July 28 and 29, and classes were to have begun from August 1.

“Some 50% of more than 20,000 students from across Assam had applied for the PG courses. The university has had a history of botching up admission tests and should have taken adequate measures when the court gave a ruling on a complaint by only four students,” Kashyap Choudhury, president of the Assam state committee of Students’ Federation of India (SFI), said.

The SFI asked the university to refund the candidates and compensate them for their disappointment as they could not study in the university of their choice.

GU officials declined to comment as the “court was involved,”but said counselling for admission to BTech courses had begun. These courses include biotechnology, computer science and engineering, electronics and communication and engineering and information technology.

On the entrance tests being put on hold, a lawyer of the petitioner explained: “GU had decided to hold the entrance test via a recent notice without amending its previous ordinance in which it had said that admission to PG courses would be done on the basis of merit of the candidates in their respective graduation results. The entire process was violating the existing ordinance.”




Nexus 5X Users Experiencing Boot Loop Issues Being Offered Full Refund by LG

Nexus 5X Users Experiencing Boot Loop Issues Being Offered Full Refund by LGNexus 5X Users Experiencing Boot Loop Issues Being Offered Full Refund by LG
Nexus 5X users began complaining of the issue in September
Google is no longer selling the Nexus 5X smartphone
LG says it does not have the relevant part in stock to affect repairs
LG USA is reportedly offering full refunds to users experiencing boot loops on their Nexus 5X smartphones. While normally the process would be to repair, replace, or issue a refurbished unit, the company in this is offering a full refund as it doesn’t have the parts (and presumably new units) to affect a repair. Notably, with the launch of the Pixel smartphones, Google is no longer selling the Nexus 5X.

Reports of the refund policy come from Reddit users, and are seen on the dedicated Nexus 5X subreddit. Users that have given their devices to LG for repairs are now receiving an email that informs them a part required to fix the issue is longer available. They are then asked to produce a sales receipt so that the company can determine the exact amount that needs to be refunded.

“We’re sorry to hear that you’ve experienced a problem with your LGH790 and appreciate you giving us the opportunity to provide a warranty repair. We have received your device at our repair facility but currently a part to complete the repair is out of stock and is no longer available.
To rectify this issue, we would like to offer you a refund for the full amount of your device. That amount will be determined by your sales receipt. Your refund can take approximately 4 weeks to receive due to the holiday.”
The Nexus 5X boot loop issue was first seen in September when the Android 7.0 Nougat update was released. At that point, Google said a very small number of users were affected by the issue, and that it was a hardware issue, and not related to software. The search giant had also said that users should contact their place of purchase for warranty or repair options. Presumably since then, the company has run out of a required part and thus offering refunds instead.

While the refund option recently began being provided in the US, it’s reasonable to expect the company to offer a similar option to affected Nexus 5X users in other parts of the world. To recall, the LG-made Nexus smartphone was launched back in October last year, and like most phones, has a 1-year manufacturer warranty. If you are experiencing the issue, we suggest you contact LG sooner than later to avoid possible issues with warranty.

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Rs. 1.23 Lakh Crore Of Income Tax Refund Pending: Government

Rs 1.23 Lakh Crore Of Income Tax Refund Pending: Government
New Delhi: Refund claims worth Rs. 1.23 lakh crore are pending with the Income Tax Department as on March 31, the government on Friday said.

“As on March 31, 2016, refund claims of above Rs. 10 lakh are pending only in 57,783 cases for various assessment years, involving a total amount of Rs. 1,23,335 crore,” Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Out of this, he said refunds of Rs. 97,825 crore are pending due to proceedings for scrutiny assessment. Some claims of refunds of large amounts are pending with the department for various statutory and administrative reasons, he said.


With a view to providing relief to small taxpayers, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has authorised the Centralised Processing Center (CPC), Bengaluru, and the assessing officers to issue refunds up to Rs. 5,000 and refunds in cases where outstanding arrear is up to Rs.5,000 expeditiously without any adjustment of outstanding demands, he said.

“During the current year, till August 1, refunds of up to Rs. 5,000 have already been issued in 11,91,598 cases involving a total amount of Rs. 244 crore,” he said.

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