05-November-2016

the hindu
1.GST Council undecided over authority for tax assessment.

The fourth round of meetings of the GST Council was inconclusive regarding the key issue of how to divide the authority to assess tax between the Centre and the States, although differences were narrowed down, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.  read more

2.Delhi smog:Centre blames lax enforcement.

Union Environment Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha said on Friday that Delhi and its adjoining States had been “weak” in enforcing guidelines to curb air pollution. read more

3.Still unwieldly but just in time.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has managed to break the stalemate with States at the Goods and Services Tax Council’s fourth round of deliberations over the contentious issue of tax rates for the new tax regime.  read more

4.Ominous curb on media freedom.

The order of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, directing that Hindi television channel NDTV India be taken off air for 24 hours on   read more

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1.What PM may must remember ahead of her visit to India: an isolationist Britain cannot win friends.

Ever since June when Britain voted to leave the European Union, it is no exaggeration to maintain that the normal rules of politics in Westminster have been in a state of flux. And now the UK high court has complicated matters even more by ruling that Brexit requires a vote by parliament. read more

2.Centre not to renew licences of 25 NGOs.

The Union home ministry has refused to renew the registration of 25 NGOs under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act, 2010, for their alleged indulgence in “activities not conducive to national interest“,   read more

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