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Himachal assembly passes state GST Bill

Shimla |Saturday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh in a special assembly session on Saturday unanimously approved the state Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill.... read..
 

Delhi Assembly to hold orientation prog for MLAs on GST Bill on Monday

New Delhi | Saturday, May 27 2017 IST
The Delhi Legislative Assembly will be holding an orientation programme on Monday for its MLAs on the Goods and services Tax Bill. The orientation programme, which will have the Chief economic adviser Arvind Subramaniam addressing the lawmakers on the ... read..
 

GST Bill passed in Himachal Pradesh Assembly

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | May 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The 'revolutionary' Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill was passed by the Himachal Pradesh State Assembly on Saturday, further paving the way for its roll out on July 1.... read..
 

TN hotels to shutdown on May 30 over GST rates

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
As a mark of disagreement with the exorbitant tax rates under the much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill to be rolled out on July 1, hotels and restaurants across Tamil Nadu will observe a one-day shutdown on May 30.... read..
 

HP: Two-day session to pass GST begins today

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Deliberations on the passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill will be taken up at the special session of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly, slated to begin today.... read..
 

GST Bill unanimously approved in Tripura

Agartala (Tripura) [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
On the concluding day of the three-day session of the Tripura Assembly on Thursday, the Left-ruled state approved the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill unanimously by voice vote.... read..
 

Tripura ratified GST bill

Agartala | Friday, May 26 2017 IST
Tripura Legislative Assembly yesterday unanimously passed Tripura Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2017 and Tripura Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017, paving the way for the rollout of the indirect tax regime from July 1 next in the state. ... read..
 

Telcos need to rejig their costing, prices under GST: Government

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
After the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime comes into effect, the telecom companies will need to re-work their costing and prices, the Finance Ministry said on Friday.... read..
 

Export competitiveness will be hit under GST in present form: FIEO

New Delhi | Thursday, May 25 2017 IST
Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) today said the country would lose export competitiveness by 2 per cent if their concern over the liquidity issue were not addressed under the GST. Under the proposed regime that is all set to roll o... read..
 

Proposed GST rates on sugar, tea lower

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on sugar, tea, coffee (other than instant coffee) and milk powder will be much lesser than prevailing taxes, the Finance Ministry said on Thursday.... read..
 

Delhi gangster, two accomplices held with weapons

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
South Delhi's notorious gangster Ravi Gangwal, involved in over a dozen cases of murder, attempt to murder, and assault, has been arrested with his two accomplices, the city police said on Thursday.... read..
 

ixigo amongst most used train travel app; inks 20 mn installs

New Delhi [India] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
ixigo has announced hitting the numero uno spot by becoming India's most used train travel app with over 20 million cumulative installs and over five million monthly active users.... read..
 

Enforce hallmarking with implementation of GST: World Gold Council

Kolkata |Thursday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
The World Gold Council on Thursday said the enforcement of hallmarking is key along with implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) to bring the transparency in the trade of the yellow metal.... read..
 

Tripura assembly unanimously approves state GST bill (Lead)

Agartala |Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The Left-ruled Tripura in a special assembly session on Thursday unanimously approved the state Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill.... read..
 

Tripura assembly unanimously approves GST bill

Agartala |Thursday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Left-ruled Tripura in a special assembly session on Thursday approved the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill unanimously.... read..
 

Taxmann recognised as GST Suvidha Provider by Govt. of India

New Delhi [India] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Leading publisher of tax and corporate laws in India Taxmann.com has announced its recognition as the Goods and Services Tax Suvidha Provider (GSP) by the Government of India.... read..
 

Telecom department closely watching impact of 18% GST on the sector: Manoj Sinha

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
The telecom department is closely watching the impact of the proposed 18 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the industry, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said here on Thursday.... read..
 

Tax burden likely to increase on medical device in GST regime

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
The medical device industry expects the tax load in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime to increase, which will result in a higher cost burden on patients, an official said on Wednesday.... read..
 

Women's game comes of age as youngsters battle to keep up

By John Stonestreet May 24 | Wednesday, May 24 2017 IST
- Long dominated by youth, women's tennis pushed the boundaries of experience at the Australian Open in January when the combined age of the two finalists, Serena and Venus Williams, topped 70 for the first time. With five of the top 10 in the current ran... read..
 

12% GST will boost real estate sector: NAREDCO

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The GST regime will be a game changer for real estate sector and the 12 per cent GST on construction projects meant for sale to buyers will boost the sector, National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) said on Wednesday.... read..
 

AAP Govt calls one day session of Assy for passage of SGST Bill

New Delhi | Wednesday, May 24 2017 IST
The Aam Aadmi Party government today called for a one-day session of Assembly on May 31 for the passage of the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) Bill. The one day sitting was approved at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejri... read..
 

Hospitality industry set to grow exponentially but GST mania hounds, says Bird Group

New Delhi | Wednesday, May 24 2017 IST
Hospitality industry in India, a major contributor to the country's economic growth is on a high growth trajectory but has its own apprehensions vis-a-vis Goods and Services Tax (GST) to be introduced shortly. Already reeling under the impact of liquor ba... read..
 

One-day Delhi assembly session on May 31 for GST Bill

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi government on Wednesday approved a special, one-day session of the assembly for passing the state Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill on May 31.... read..
 

Focus should be on GST's relentless implementation: Crisil

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2017 10:45:05 PM IST
The government should focus on relentless implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) because in most cases, implementation of the indirect tax remains a challenge, research firm Crisil's Chief Economist D.K. Joshi said on Tuesday.... read..
 

Tax incidence on entertainment services under GST lowered

New Delhi [India] | May 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Taxes on entertainments and amusements were subsidised under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), except to the extent of taxes on entertainments and amusements levied by a Panchayat or a Municipality.... read..
 

GST will lower tax burden on medical devices, smartphones: FinMin

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 4:15:19 PM IST
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will lead to lower tax burden in several commodities, including packaged cement, medicaments, smartphones and medical devices, the Finance Ministry said on Tuesday.... read..
 

Tripura Assembly introduces GST bill

Agartala | Tuesday, May 23 2017 IST
The three-day session of Tripura assembly to ratify Goods and Services Tax bill begun today with the introduction of the bill in the house. Finance Minister Bhanu Lal Saha introduced the bill in the house, which will be discussed in the next two days ... read..
 

BCom students to be roped in for Goa GST outreach exercise: Parrikar

Panaji |Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Students from the Commerce stream will be recruited by the Goa government to assist in filing of GST forms by traders, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday.... read..
 

Youngsters Suraj, Jaideep hit jackpot in kabaddi auction

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Promising raider Suraj Desai emerged the most expensive buy on the second day of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction, which saw the players under Categories C and D going under the hammer here on Tuesday.... read..
 

Medical equipments, Smart phones, cement to have lower taxes under GST

New Delhi [India] | May 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Taxation on commodities such as packaged cement, medicaments, smart phones, and medical devices shall come down under the Goods and Services (GST) Tax as the government has reduced its rates on these items.... read..
 

FinMin claims lower tax on entertainment services under GST

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 4:15:29 PM IST
Lower taxes will prevail in the entertainment sector in the the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime as service providers will be eligible for full input tax credit, Finance Ministry said on Tuesday.... read..
 

Entertainment Services under GST to have lower tax incidence

New Delhi [India] | May 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Taxes on entertainments and amusements (covered by the erstwhile entry 62 of State List of the Constitution) have been subsumed under Goods and Services Tax (GST) except to the extent of taxes on entertainments and amusements levied by a Panchayat or a Mu... read..
 

GST may not raise revenues 'significantly' in next few years: Fitch Ratings

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) reform, being touted as India's biggest reform that will come into effect from July 1, may not boost revenues "significantly" in the next few years, but can work in the medium term, said global rating agency Fitch Ratings.... read..
 

MoS Finance confirms July 1 roll out of 'all-inclusive' GST

Bareily (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Following up from the meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council on May 18 and 19, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar said the stage is set for the scheduled roll out of the GST Bill on July 1st.... read..
 

Consumers to get impacted with higher GST rates: Telecom tower body

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
The government's decision to put the telecom industry under the 18 per cent tax bracket under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will impact the industry as well as the consumers, feels the Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA).... read..
 

Multiplex cinema stocks slip after being put in 28% GST bracket

Mumbai |Monday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Stocks of multiplex cinema halls slipped on Monday following the government's decision to put cinema tickets in the 28 per cent tax bracket under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime.... read..
 

Maharashtra assembly passes GST bill unanimously

Mumbai |Monday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
The Maharashtra Assembly on Monday unanimously passed the State Goods and Services Tax (GST) ratification bill after hectic deliberations at a three-day special session of the state legislature.... read..
 

Maharashtra legislature nod to GST bill (Lead)

Mumbai |Monday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Both houses of the Maharashtra legislature on Monday unanimously passed the State Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill, paving the way for the measure's roll-out in the state from July 1, along with the rest of India.... read..
 

Number of tax slabs should reduce over time, says GST Council official

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The number of tax slabs should be reduced to one to two over a period of time, a top Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council official said on Monday.... read..
 

Maharashtra Assembly passes GST Bill

New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Maharashtra Assembly on Monday passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in a session of its lower house.... read..
 

Sidharth Malhotra supports Siddharth Roy Kapur's view on GST

New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After terming the decision of imposing entertainment rate and service tax of 28 percent in GST on cinema tickets a huge setback, UTV's Siddharth Roy Kapur has finally found support in actor Sidharth Malhotra, who thinks the same.... read..
 

Walmart India launches GST workshops for supplier partners

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Walmart India on Monday said it has flagged off a series of workshops for its small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) supplier partners to help evaluate their Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance levels and prepare for the transition to the GST regime... read..
 

GST is Modi Govt.'s 'biggest achievement': ASSOCHAM

New Delhi [India] | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
With the roll out of the 'revolutionary' Goods and Services Tax bill scheduled for July 1, the ASSOCHAM has perceived this as the present government's 'biggest achievement', facilitating digitisation, financial and inclusion, while public investment on ra... read..
 

GST to be best achievement of Modi government: Assocham

New Delhi |Sunday, 2017 3:15:28 PM IST
Progress towards realising the pan-India single tax system, the Goods and Services Tax (GST), will be the biggest achievement of the Narendra Modi-led government, industry organisation Assocham said on Sunday.... read..
 

How will Bengali cinema survive with 28% GST rate, asks producer

Kolkata |Saturday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The decision to put cinema tickets under the 28 per cent tax bracket in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime has raised questions over the survivability of Bengali films.... read..
 

GST Bill: Maharashtra Legislature begins three-day session today

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Maharashtra Legislature will today hold a special three-day session to pass the state Goods and Services Tax (SGST) bill.... read..
 

High blood pressure in youngsters linked to long-term heart risks

Washington D.C. [USA] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
While most of us are of the opinion hypertension is something that is only found in adults, the fact is hypertension in children is increasing by the day. A new study suggests hypertension in young adults shows long-term heart risks.... read..
 

GST rate of 28 per cent 'huge setback' for film industry: Siddharth Kapur

Mumbai |Saturday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
The government's decision to put cinema tickets under the 28 per cent tax bracket in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime is a major setback for the film industry, feels Siddharth Roy Kapur, President of The Film and Television Producers Guild of India... read..
 

GST to help improve India's exports: Sitharaman (Lead)

New Delhi |Saturday, 2017 6:45:28 PM IST
Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will help improve India's export growth.... read..
 

GST to help improve India's exports: Sitharaman

New Delhi |Saturday, 2017 6:45:09 PM IST
Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will help improve India's export growth.... read..
 
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