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Jaitley releases case study on Birth of GST in India

New Delhi | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
A Case Study on the birth of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India – "The GST Saga: A Story of Extraordinary National Ambition" was released here today by the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley in his office in North Block in the national capital... read..
 

Govt opens GST helpdesk in Parliament Library

New Delhi | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
The Government has set up a helpdesk in Parliament Library to answer MPs' queries related to the Goods ans Services Tax. This information was given by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to the BJP MPs in the party's Parliamentary meeting today. The... read..
 

Arun Jaitley releases case study on GST

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday released a case study on the birth of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India -- "The GST Saga: A Story of Extraordinary National Ambition".... read..
 

GST Council panel to select National Anti-profiteering Authority

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The GST Council has formed a selection committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary to identify and recommend eligible persons for appointment as the chairman and members of the National Anti-profiteering Authority.... read..
 

GST won't impact growing Indian smartphone market: Report

London |Tuesday, 2017 12:15:05 PM IST
The overall smartphone demand in India will hit 234 million units in 2017, an increase of 11 per cent year-on-year (YoY) and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) would have no impact on smartphone demand in the country, global market research firm GfK said on... read..
 

GST mitigated cascading impact of taxes on civil aviation sector: Minister

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 10:45:05 PM IST
The government on Tuesday said GST (Goods and Services Tax) has mitigated "ill-effects of cascading taxes on prices across all sectors including civil aviation".... read..
 

Govt snubs ally Shiv Sena, says no evidence note ban, GST harmed common man

New Delhi | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
The Government today strongly rejected its ally Shiv Sena's statement that the people had been devastated by demonetisation and the GST and they were on the road, saying that there was no basis for reaching to this conclusion. Replying to an observation ... read..
 

ITC gains 2 pct after hike on cigarettes prices amid GST

New Delhi [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Shares of ITC gained 2.4 percent in the morning trade on Monday as the cigarette major hiked select product prices following Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council hiked cess to pre-GST level.... read..
 

Swamy hits back at Chidambaram, says GST rollout was Parliamentary history

Pune (Maharashtra) [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Coming down heavily on senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram's statement that the new tax regime introduced by the Centre is the 'Indian indirect tax and not really the Goods and Services Tax (GST)', the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday stated that ... read..
 

Sisodia flags off GST awareness vans

New Delhi | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
In a bid to help traders with issues related to the Goods and Services Tax, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today flagged off GST awareness vans in this regard. Mr Sisodia, who also holds the Finance portfolio, flagged off six vans here at the... read..
 

GST will not usher into "One nation, one tax", push price rice, unemployment: Ajay Maken

New Delhi | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Congress today flayed the Centre for implementing a "faulty and distorted GST" saying that this indirect tax regime which the BJP calls "One nation one tax" will actually make the basic things expensive and raise taxes on commodities which were not earli... read..
 

These water parks in Thailand are amongst top ten in Asia

New Delhi [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Three of Thailand's fun-filled water parks have been listed as among the Top 10 in Asia by a renowned travel website TripAdvisor in their 2017 travellers' choice awards.... read..
 

40 percent of India's GDP outside GST: Chidambaram

Pune (Maharashtra) [India] | July 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Criticising the Centre's formulation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), former finance minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram pointed out that many products have been kept out of the new tax regime.... read..
 

Pranab lauds GST, praises Sonia, Advani and PM Modi

New Delhi | Sunday, Jul 23 2017 IST
Someone known for his moody display of emotion and anger, the outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee today however - was in praise all mood vis-a-vis a galaxy of leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior leaders like Sonia Gandhi and LK Adva... read..
 

Bertens wins 4th career title at Swiss Open Gstaad

Gstaad (Switzerland) |Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Dutch tennis player Kiki Bertens beat Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in the women's Swiss Open Gstaad final on Sunday to claim her fourth career title.... read..
 

Govt Contractors protest against 18 pc GST

Kalaburagi | Saturday, Jul 22 2017 IST
Contractors involved in implementing government projects have opposed Goods and Service Tax (GST) on the works. Addressing a press conference here today, Kalaburagi District Contractors' Association President Jaganath G Shegaji said that the 18 ... read..
 

Police arrest one in Dhule gangster hacking case

Dhule (Maharashtra) |Saturday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
The police on Saturday made the first arrest in connection with the brutal hacking of a notorious criminal Rafiuddin Shaikh alias Guddya in Dhule, an official said here.... read..
 

TN: Protesters attempt to parcel sanitary napkins to PM, FM in protest over 12 percent GST

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India] | July 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A new form of protest was witnessed in Coimbatore, when members of the Revolutionary Youth Front attempted to parcel sanitary napkins to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as a sign of agitation against the levying of 12 ... read..
 

Kolkata metro evaluates GST impact on East-West project

Kolkata |Saturday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) is evaluating the possible impact of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the estimated cost of its East-West project in the city, a top company official said on Saturday.... read..
 

Demonetisation, GST will reduce cash in system: Jaitley

New Delhi |Saturday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that generation of cash will become difficult as a result of demonetisation coupled with the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).... read..
 

Next GST Council meet may review rates on textiles, hybrid cars: CBEC

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Central Board of Excise and Customs Chairperson Vanaja Sarna on Friday said the next Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meet, scheduled on August 5, is likely to review the tax rates on textiles and hybrid cars.... read..
 

GST Council may review rates on textiles, hybrid cars: CBEC (Lead)

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Central Board of Excise and Customs Chairperson Vanaja Sarna on Friday said the next Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meet, scheduled on August 5, is likely to review the tax rates on textiles and hybrid cars.... read..
 

Revenge killing: two arrested for gangster's murder 10 months ago

Pune | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
Pune police arrested two persons who had murdered a gangster 10 months ago in an act of revenge killing. According to police, Dinesh Maruti Dhawade (27) and Manoj Chandrakant Shirke alias Pappya (27), both residents of Bopkhel area, were arrested from Ali... read..
 

Mexico marines kill 8 suspected gangsters in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
At least eight suspected gang members died in a gun battle with Mexican marines in Mexico City, which has largely been spared the worst of the country's drug violence. Mexico's Navy said in statement that a patrol of marines in Tlahuac, in the southeaste... read..
 

Return on PMVVY scheme exempted from GST: Jaitley

New Delhi [India] | July 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that rate of return being provided to senior citizens under the Life Insurance Corporation of India's (LIC) new scheme will be exempted under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, and will be free ... read..
 

Members of Opposition in RS raise issue of negative impact due to GST

New Delhi | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Members of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha today raised the issue of negative impact of GST on many sections of the society. In a submission during Zero Hour, Mr Anand Bhaskar Rapolu of the Congress said that the implementation of the GST had severely... read..
 

Post 'farmer-GST' jibe, BJP reminds Rahul Gandhi of "Parliamentary procedures"

Bengaluru / New Delhi [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Centre alleging that it was not willing to discuss farmers' issues in Parliament and that its decision to implement the GST was taken in haste, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the Congress vice-president... read..
 

NBC to broadcast news for youngsters on Snapchat

San Francisco |Thursday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Aiming to connect with young audiences who consume data on-the-go, Snapchat has launched headline news show "Stay Tuned" that will be broadcast twice a day.... read..
 

Ensure maximum registration of businessmen with GST: CS to officials

Ranchi | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Jharkhand Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma today directed the officials of the commercial taxes department to ensure that maximum businessmen were registered with the GST. Reviewing the progress in implementation of GST in the state she said in all d... read..
 

Revenue from imports up 11% in first 15 days of GST: CBEC

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Though the complete revenue flows from the GST cannot be guaged before October when the new indirect tax regime completes its first quarter, the revenue collection from imports under the Goods and Services Tax has seen an 11 per cent month-on-month increa... read..
 

GST registration of govt depts in Haryana to start from July 25

Chandigarh | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
The Goods and Service Tax (GST) registration of all government departments in Haryana will start from July 25. The Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) of all departments have been directed to get themselves registered under the GST, said Chief Secre... read..
 

4TiGO to bridge technology gap for GST enablement in Goods Transport

Mumbai | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
In its mission to help organize the unorganized logistics sector, Fortigo Network (4TiGO), a logistics start-up backed by Nandan Nilekani and Accel Partners, today announced its GST Enablement solutions for transporters and fleet owners. The firm a... read..
 

Cabinet clears bill to replace ordinances on GST in J&K

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the draft bill to replace two ordinances to bring Jammu and Kashmir at the same level as other states for implementation of the Goods and Services Tax, sources said.... read..
 

Nothing is perfect immediately, take GST's example: Parrikar

Panaji |Wednesday, 2017 6:45:06 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, cornered by the Opposition in the assembly over a controversial order, on Wednesday cited the example of the GST to illustrate how legislations sometimes are not perfect in the immediate sense.... read..
 

Jaitley lauds GST, says transport of goods going smoothly

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Lauding Goods and Services Tax (GST) which has been implemented from July 1, the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the transport of goods across the country was going on "unhindered" now. "There is no longer a tax on tax and the transpo... read..
 

GST rollout not glitch-free: CBEC Chairperson (Lead)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
The rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has not been glitch-free and has thrown up issues on various fronts, including entertainment tax, textile and MSME sectors, CBEC Chairperson Vanaja Sarna said on Wednesday.... read..
 

Cigarettes won't get costlier under GST, clarifies CBEC Chairman

New Delhi [India] | July 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Amid reports of cigarette prices surging post the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) Chairman Vanaja N. Sarna said only a rectification of an imbalance was made, and thus it will have no impact on the p... read..
 

Higher GST on pesticide to affect farmers: Industry

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 9:45:06 PM IST
Imposition of 18 per cent rate on pesticides under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) system has become a cause of worry not only for farmers but crop protection product manufacturers as well.... read..
 

Cabinet approves Bill to replace J&K GST Ordinance

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
The Cabinet today cleared the Bill to replace the Ordinance for the promulgation of the Central Goods and Services Tax in Jammu and Kashmir, while also approving the promulgation ex-post facto. The Ordinance had been promulgated on July 8. The Cen... read..
 

Capt Amarinder to meet Jaitley tomorrow to pursue GST waiver on langar, prasad

Chandigarh | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will meet Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on Thursday to pursue the issue of GST waiver on langar and prasad, as well as settlement of Rs 31000 crore CCL related debt to ease the cash-crunched st... read..
 

Cabinet approves Central, Integrated GST (Amendment) Bills, 2017

New Delhi [India] | July 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday rendered its ex-post facto approval for the promulgation of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Ordinance, 2017 and replacement of the Ordinance by t... read..
 

BJP MPs briefed about GST, Modi's US, Israel visit (Lead)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday briefed the BJP parliamentary party on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US and Israel while Finance Minister Arun Jaitley briefed them on the GST and said that prices of goods have come down ... read..
 

GST rollout not glitch-free: CBEC Chairperson

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
The rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has not been glitch-free and has thrown up issues on various fronts, including the entertainment tax, textile and MSME sectors, CBEC Chairperson Vanaja Sarna said on Wednesday.... read..
 

Over 70 lakh taxpayers have activated GST accounts: GSTN Chairman

New Delhi [India] | July 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Highlighting the smooth functioning of the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), Chairman Navin Kumar has revealed that over 70 lakh taxpayers have successfully activated their GST accounts.... read..
 
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