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1.Council fixes 4-level GST rate structure.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied at multiple rates ranging from 0 per cent to 28 per cent.

Ultra luxuries, demerit and sin goods, will attract a cess for a period of five years on top of the 28 per cent GST.

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2.Waste disposal programme in TN a model,says Tomar.

Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the waste disposal programme, implemented in about 9,000 village panchayats in Tamil Nadu, is a model for the country and it will be replicated across India. read more

3.Voter has right to know candidate’s qualification:SC.

Every voter has a fundamental right to know the educational qualification of a candidate, who has a duty not to lie about his or her academic past, the Supreme Court has held.  read more

4.Brexit as an opportunity.

For over a year now, ever since it began eyeing international expansion, Bengaluru-based education start-up BRAINSTARS India has been considering the U.K. The company, which develops maths, science and English products for six- to 14-year-olds, had thought Britain attractive for a number of reasons: a well-established and predictable school education system, and a strong university tradition of research and development.  read more

1.4-tier GST structure fixed,5-28% tax slabs on cards.

NEW DELHI: A four-tier GST tax structure of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%, with lower rates for essential items and the highest for luxury and de-merits goods that would also attract an additional cess, was decided by the all- powerful GST Council on Thursday. read more

2.Triple Talaq Travesty.

The unilateral triple talaq, which Muslims are made to believe is based on divine revelation, is nothing but a legal evasion devised by an acquiescent Muslim clergy at the behest of the Omayyad monarchs. This happened during the second century of the Muhammadan era much after Prophet Muhammad had passed away.  read more

3.Freight corridor land cost increases 75%.

New Delhi: The dedicated railway freight corridor has finally managed to award all contracts for the Dadri-Mumbai link over 11 years after the flagship infrastructure project was announced.   read more

1.4-Slab GST deal has sin tax at the peak.

NEW DELHI: The GST tax structure has finally been decided with the Centre and states reaching an agreement on the subject. In a major breakthrough, the GST Council on Thursday announced a 4-tier tax structure at – 5 per cent, 12 per cent, 18 per cent and 28 per cent. It is yet unclear as to what items on your household budget could cost more and what could be cheaper.  read more

2.Democratic Upsurge on the cards.

As the seventeenth assembly polls approach Uttar Pradesh in a couple of months, political parties are sharpening their electoral strategies.  read more

3.GST slabs to reduce inflation pressures.

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