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I’m not going to ask you to save #Ghouta, Syria, but to save your humanity

An extremely difficult read but please, please take a few minutes to read what doctor Housam Adnan from #EasternGhouta wrote yesterday:From the womb of the dead
For more than twenty years, the scalpel was my companion
Dancing between my fingers, while I do my work very quietly
At the end of each day I whisper to it:
You did very well, and we saved many together
But everything changed now
The scalpel wasn't what it used to be, lately
My fingers can't handle it anymore
As if a part of my soul was taken into its teeth, and it can't bear the wounds it witnesses anymore
Children without parts
Without eyes
Without faces
Women and families covered by sheets full of soil from the home land, with more of her children's blood
The smell of gunpowder and its abhorred black color hangs over those hungry, withered faces
The screams of children, the wailing of women, the oppression of men, the impotence of doctors, reached my dead scalpel, creating a spirit of the miser…

If Landlord Not Giving PAN. How To Claim HRA Tax Benefits in India ( updated 2018)

If the annual rent paid by the employee exceedsRs.1 lakh per annum, it is mandatory for the employee to report PAN of the landlord to the employer. The tax law also says that in case the landlord does not have a PAN, a declaration to this effect from the landlord along with the name and address should be filed by the employee. Can you claim HRA (house rent allowance) if the landlord is not providing you his/her PAN?  

Tax experts say that an employee can still claim tax benefits under HRA in his or her tax return. 
Even if the employer does not allow HRA exemption to the employee - due to non-availability of PAN or declaration by the landlord for not having PAN, the employee still has the option to claim it at the time of filing the income tax return, says Sandeep Sehgal, director of tax and regulatory at Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP. "Once a person is to file his/her income tax return, there is no requirement to furnish the PAN of landlord," he adds.

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