Saturday, January 20, 2018

India's youngsters using technology to empower less privileged

Gurugram (Haryana) [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Contributing to the empowerment of those less privileged than themselves, seems to be a powerful motivator for our new generation of Indians. Many children in metropolitan cities are spending their free time developing applications and content to benefit ... read..

Andhra finance minister seeks exemption of dried tamarind under GST

New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
In a follow up to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting held on Thursday, Andhra Pradesh Minister of Finance and Planning, Commercial Taxes and Legislative Affairs Yanamala Ramakrishnudu reiterated the exemption of dried tamarind from GST.... read..

Gangster surrenders before Gardhiwala police

Hoshiarpur | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
The district police arrested gangster Manjit Singh alias Bobby of Rana after he surrendered before the police at Gardhiwala, 28 km from here on Friday. The gangster is being produced in a court for getting his police remand. Addressing media persons her... read..

GST rate cut, upbeat Q3 results propel Nifty50 to 10,900-mark (Roundup)

Mumbai |Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Extending gains for the third consecutive session, the key Indian equity indices on Friday zoomed to new highs, with the NSE Nifty50 crossing the psychologically important 10,900-mark for the first time.... read..

Offence of ATM skimming registered against Delhi gangsters

Panaji | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
The Calangute Police in North Goa has registered offence of ATM skimming against Delhi gangsters who were arrested on Wednesday last. According to Police Inspector Jivba Dalvi, in-charge of Calangute Police Station, Calangute police received a compla... read..

BJP hails PM, FM for reduction in GST rates on key products

New Delhi | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
The ruling BJP on Friday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the reduction in GST rates on a number of products, saying the new tax regime would empower the country's economy as a "major growth engine". "For making... read..

Assam announces tax reimbursement schemes under GST regime

Guwahati |Friday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said the state government has decided to increase the limit of tax exemption for medium and large industrial units from 100 per cent to 150 per cent of the fixed capital investment while for mega units ... read..

Choose politics as career option, says Tawde to youngsters

Pune | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Friday exhorted the youngsters to join the Indian politics saying it is a good career option just like the Indian Administrative Service and Indian Police Service. Addressing the 8th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad... read..

GST slashed on 29 items, 54 services

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
The Goods and Services Tax Council on Thursday decided to slash the GST rate on 54 services and 29 items, including old and used motor vehicles, public transport buses run on bio-fuels, sugar-boiled confectionery and packaged water, but could not finalise... read..

GST Council keeps decision on petroleum products pending

New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday kept the decision on petroleum products pending, with indications of clearing it in the next 26th Goods and Services Tax (GST) meeting.... read..

GST Council discusses simplification of return filing process

New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council majorly discussed the simplification of the return filing process.... read..

FM Jaitley to chair 25th GST Council meeting today

New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be chairing the 25th meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council here on Thursday.... read..

Budget 2018: Hardware dealers suggest simplification of filing GST returns

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Ahead of the Budget session on January 29, hardware dealers here are hopeful of a reduction in Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates, as well as a more streamlined process of filing tax returns.... read..

GST Council paves way for simplification of filing returns, shows concerns on collections

New Delhi | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
The GST Council has paved the way for simplification of GST returns and hinted that there may be filing of only Form 3b along with uploading of invoices by the suppliers, but decided to start anti evasion clauses to check the declining trend of tax collec... read..

GST Council reduces rates of 29 goods, 53 services

New Delhi | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Thursday decided to reduce the rates for 29 items and 53 services in categories and allowed its committees to start the process for simplifying the GST return filing process which may be finalised in the next me... read..

GST Council slashes rates on 29 items to zero per cent

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Thursday decided to slash rates on 29 items, mainly handicrafts, to zero per cent, according to Uttarakhand Finance Minister Prakash Pant.... read..

Odisha BJP asks Naveen to raise petrol diesel issue in GST council

Bhubaneswar | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
Odisha BJP today urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take a lead role in demanding price of petrol and diesel be covered under the GST instead of asking party men to resort to agitation against the price hike State BJP General Secretary ... read..

Reduced tax rates recommended by GST Council

New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The Goods and Services (GST) Council recommended many relief measures regarding GST rates on goods and services in a meeting held here today.... read..

GST Council: Tax rate on 49 items reduced, 29 handicraft products put under 0%

New Delhi[India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The GST Council on Thursday reduced tax rate on 49 items and put 29 handicraft products under 0 percent tax bracket.... read..

Drop GST on Bio-diesel from 18 to 5 percent, demands industry

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 1:15:04 AM IST
Struggling to survive despite the government 's clean energy dream, biodiesel industies have demanded the Goods and Service Tax (GST) rate on them be slashed from the current 18 to 5 per cent.... read..

GST Council concerned over shortfall in collection

Bengaluru | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
Concerned over severe drop in tax collections, the GST Council is expecting the introduction of e-Way bill from February one to plug leakages and evasion of taxes and enhance the kitty. Briefing newsmen after the Group of Ministers of GST monitoring the ... read..

Australian Open: Youngsters trouble top seeds (Roundup)

Melbourne |Wednesday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Many of the top seeds at the Australian Open tennis tournament struggled through their second round matches here on Wednesday, as young guns put on a show for the 70,000 fans in attendance at Melbourne Park.... read..

Meghwal assures GST on drip irrigation tools to be curtailed

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Arjun Ram Meghwal on Wednesday assured the Indian companies that GST rates on tools and implements applicable to drip irrigation would be brought down to popularise and... read..

Bring petroleum, real estate under GST ambit: Congress

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
A day ahead of the GST Council meeting, the Congress on Wednesday reiterated its demand for including petroleum products and real estate under the ambit of GST and said the government must consult all stakeholders before bringing any changes in the pan-In... read..

Lower GST collection indicates evasion by traders: Sushil Modi

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
The sharp drop in revenue collection under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system indicated attempts to evade or suppress taxes, said Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday.... read..

GST Council meet tom; to focus on digital payments

New Delhi [India] | January 17, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The GST Council in its 24th meeting on January 18 will majorly hold discussions over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission for having a digital-based economy, with a focus on incentivisation of digital payment of taxes under the Goods and Services Tax (G... read..

IBMA urges Govt to reduce GST on Biscuit

New Delhi | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST
Biscuit manufacturers, especially in the SME sector on Tuesday urged the Government to lower GST rate on biscuit and related products which is at 18 per cent. In a press conference, IBMA President BP Agarwal said that the current 18 per cent is high as i... read..

Real estate sector likely to come under GST from April 1: Expert

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
To enhance transparency in property transactions, the GST Council is expected to bring the real estate sector under the purview of the unified indirect tax regime GST from April 1 next, an expert has said.... read..

GST for stamp duty on property likely: sources

New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Stamp duty on property before registration might come under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax regime, sources have disclosed. This was revealed on Tuesday, two days ahead of the last GST Council meeting before the Union Budget.... read..

GST meeting on Jan 18, will discuss real-estate

New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
An important Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meet ahead of the Union Budget is scheduled on January 18. According to sources, discussion of real estate inclusion in GST is the key agenda of this meeting.... read..

GST Council meet on Jan 18, may consider rate revision for some items

New Delhi | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST
The important meeting of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will held on January 18, 2018 which may consider reduction in GST rates for some selected items and amendment in GST related rules. The 24th meeting holds special significance as it is the las... read..

Bring petroleum and natural gas products under GST: CII

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Tuesday sought the inclusion of petroleum and natural gas products under the unified indirect tax regime GST at the earliest.... read..

Include Petro products in GST at earliest, continue C Forms till then: CII

New Delhi | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has called for inclusion of Petroleum and Natural Gas under GST at the earliest. Till such time as this is done, C Forms should be continued to avoid high tax incidence on these products. CII said that GST has be... read..

Youngsters create WhatsApp group to campaign against 'virginity tests'

Pune (Maharashtra) [India] | January 16, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Some youngsters in Pune have formed a WhatsApp group called 'Stop the V Ritual' to spread awareness against the ill-practice of determining the virginity of a bride on the wedding night.... read..

Enemy not across border but amongst us: Farooq Abdullah

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | January 15, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah said on Sunday that further division of India would cause more destruction and added that the enemy was not across the border but amongst us.... read..

Gangster, three aides held at Dehradun in joint operation of Punjab, U'khand police

Faridkot | Sunday, Jan 14 2018 IST
Harsimarandeep Singh alias Sema, one of the most wanted gangster of the district, was arrested from Dehradun on Sunday afternoon following a joint operation by the Uttarakhand and Faridkot police, two pistols and a car have been seized from them. ... read..
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