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Cabinet approves creation of posts in NAA under GST

New Delhi [India] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the creation of posts of chairman and technical members of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) under Goods and Services Tax (GST).... read..
 

Union Cabinet approves establishment of National Anti-profiteering Authority under GST

New Delhi [India] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Union Cabinet on Thursday has given its approval for the creation of the posts of chairman and technical members of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) under GST.... read..
 

Revised GST rates: Daily-use products, eating out become cheaper

New Delhi [India] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
With the Centre's reduced Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates coming into effect from Wednesday, several products have become cheaper.... read..
 

Jaitley in Singapore: Lists GST, note ban as major reforms

Singapore |Thursday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has urged Singaporean businesses to invest in India, highlighting the country as one of the largest FDI recipients with the government undertaking major structural reforms, including Aadhaar, GST and demonetisation.... read..
 

Marg ERP launches Project Vistaar to help SMEs become GST-enabled

New Delhi [India] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India's leading business solution software firm, Marg ERP, on Thursday, launched a new programme, Project Vistaar - Ek Kadam Pragati Ki Aur to facilitate SMEs, MSMEs, retailers, distributors and other business enterprises, initiate and smoothly transition... read..
 

Lower GST rates on restaurants, 178 goods become effective

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
The most comprehensive overhaul of GST rates decided at a recent GST Council meeting, reducing tax on all restaurants to 5 per cent and slashing tax on 178 items, became effective from Wednesday as the government issued notifications to this effect.... read..
 

GST rate cut brings relief to direct selling industry, says IDSA

New Delhi [India] | November 15, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The government's decision to cut GST rates on many daily use items has brought a sigh of relief and cheer for the direct selling Industry, according to the Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA).... read..
 

Lower GST rates on restaurants, 178 goods become effective (Lead)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The most comprehensive overhaul of GST rates decided at a GST Council meeting, wherein tax on all restaurants was reducted to 5 per cent and tax on 178 items slashed, became effective from Wednesday as the government issued notifications to this effect.... read..
 

HC questions 12% GST on sanitary napkins

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned the central government's decision to impose 12 per cent tax on sanitary napkins under the GST regime, saying it has exempted "bindi, kajal, sindoor" which seem more essential than sanitary napkins.... read..
 

Jalota happy to see youngsters singing devotional songs

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 AM IST
Bhajan maestro Anup Jalota says he feels good when he sees the younger generation taking ahead the legacy of devotional singing.... read..
 

Government wants new MRP on 200 goods amid GST change

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 7:45:06 PM IST
Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said new Maximum Retail Price (MRP) will have to be printed on around 200 consumer products in the backdrop of a change in the taxation structure by the GST Council on November 10.... read..
 

Further pruning of GST rates possible: Assam Minister

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2017 8:45:20 PM IST
After reducing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on many items of daily consumption, the Council may further prune the GST rates on goods depending on the revenue buoyancy, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said here on Tuesday.... read..
 

Country can ask Jaitley to quit over note ban, GST 'failures': Yashwant Sinha

Ahmedabad |Tuesday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
Former Union Finance Minister and BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday termed demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as "failures" and said the country can demand Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's resignation for the two moves that has led to ... read..
 

Public ire forced BJP to revise GST rates: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow |Tuesday, 2017 8:45:15 PM IST
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said the central government, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was forced to beat a hasty retreat on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates due to "anger of the people".... read..
 

Scare of Gujarat defeat led to GST slash, Shiv Sena attacks BJP

Mumbai |Monday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
Last week's decision of the GST Council to slash the Goods Services Tax on over 200 items was prompted by the "scare of defeat looming large" on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Gujarat Assembly elections, its key ally Shiv Sena said here on... read..
 

Gangster's Facebook post leaves Punjab Police red-faced

Chandigarh |Monday, 2017 12:45:07 PM IST
A Facebook post by a gangster, involved in the killing of a Hindu leader in Amritsar, admitting to his crime, has left the Punjab Police embarrassed.... read..
 

No extra GST liability on supplies to UN bodies: Government

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
The government on Monday clarified that supplies to foreign diplomatic missions and United Nations (UN) organisations will not have any additional impact on the businesses tax liability.... read..
 

Rahul compares note ban, GST to midnight attacks of 'Gabbar Singh' in 'Sholay' (Lead)

Becharaji (Gujarat) |Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday told a large gathering in this Gujarat village that just as demonetisation and the Goods... read..
 

Import of specific sports goods exempted from IGST

New Delhi [India] | November 12, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a much-needed boost to the sports industry, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in its meeting stated that a section of sports goods would be excluded from the ambit of the new taxation scheme.... read..
 

BJP slams Cong for claiming credit over GST rate cuts

New Delhi [India] | November 12, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party slammed the Congress Party leaders for claiming credit for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council's decision to cut tax rates on 178 items of daily use.... read..
 

Bring fuel items under GST to reduce inflation: Rahul

New Delhi |Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday urged the Central government to bring fuel items under GST in order to check inflation, while keeping them under the 18 per cent slab at the maximum.... read..
 

GST caused temporary slowdown, India poised to recover: Assocham

New Delhi |Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Despite a temporary economic slowdown post implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in July, India is poised on the threshold of sustainable growth, industry chamber Assocham said on Sunday citing its latest report.... read..
 

PM Modi behind amendments in GST rates: Rajnath Singh

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | November 12, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the reason behind the amendments in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates made in the recent council meeting.... read..
 

GST Council caused 'notional' loss of Rs 20,000 cr, CBI should probe: Goa Congress

Panaji |Saturday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik on Saturday demanded a CBI probe into the initial fixation of "exorbitant" tax rates by the GST Council, which he claimed had caused a "notional" loss of Rs 20,000 crore to the central and states' exchequer.... read..
 

Sitharaman corners Chidambaram for criticisng GST

Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India] | November 11, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said Goods and Services Tax (GST) was implemented with the agreement of all political parties and is making changes based on the needs, adding the Congress Party is trying to interpret the fact.... read..
 

Congress demands petroleum products, real estate be brought under GST

New Delhi |Saturday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Holding that persistent pressure by it and its Vice President Rahul Gandhi had forced the GST Council and the BJP government to reduce GST rates on several items from 28 per cent, the Congress on Saturday demanded that petroleum products, real estate and ... read..
 

India doesn't need 5 different GST slabs but one Tax: Rahul (Lead)

Gandhinagar |Saturday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said it was good that the Modi government had been pressurized to slash the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by three quarters, and added that India doesn't want five different slabs of GST, but one single tax.... read..
 

Congress to keep struggling for 18% GST cap: Rahul

New Delhi |Saturday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said his party will continue to fight the 'Gabbar Singh tax' -- Gandhi's acronym for GST, to reduce the tax cap to 18 per cent from the current 28 per cent.... read..
 

Congress can't take credit for GST rate cut: Sitharaman

Gandhinagar |Saturday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday questioned the Congress claiming credit for reduction in GST rates, asking" "Is the GST Council under them?"... read..
 

It took four months for commonsense to germinate, says Chidambaram on GST tax roll back

New Delhi |Saturday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday took a dig at the government over the GST roll back in tax slabs, saying it took four months for commonsense to "germinate, flower and ripen into a fruit".... read..
 

GST needs structural changes, says Rahul

Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India] | November 11, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that structural changes are needed in the Goods and Services Tax (GST).... read..
 

Chidambaram on GST rates cuts: Congress, I are vindicated

New Delhi [India] | November 11, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday said that he and his party are vindicated by the cuts in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates.... read..
 

Punjab gangster goes live on FB from prison; 7 booked

Chandigarh |Saturday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
A gangster and six other prisoners have been booked following a complaint from prison officials in Faridkot that he went live on social networking site Facebook from inside the prison, police said on Saturday.... read..
 

Will continue to fight for single GST rate: Rahul (Roundup)

Gandhinagar |Saturday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Claiming victory for reduction of GST rates on more than 200 items, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said his party will continue the fight for capping the tax at 18 per cent and promised the Congress will do it if the BJP government fails... read..
 

Assam includes GST in Class XII economics curriculum

Guwahati |Saturday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC), the regional board for holding Class XII examinations in the state, has decided to introduce the GST in its curriculum from the current academic year.... read..
 

BJP concealing suffering from demonetisation, GST: Shatrughan

New Delhi |Saturday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday said the suffering and chaotic situation caused by demonetisation and implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) remained a burning issue even though the Narendra Modi government tried to cover it up.... read..
 

Congress demands petroleum products, real estate be brought under GST (Lead)

New Delhi |Saturday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The Congress on Saturday demanded that petroleum products, real estate and electricity be brought under the GST's ambit, as it claimed that persistent pressure by it and its Vice President Rahul Gandhi had forced the GST Council and the BJP government to ... read..
 
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