19-October-2016

the hindu
1.U.S. stands in solidarity with India on cross-LoC strikes.

The United States supports cross-LoC strikes by India, U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma has said.  read more

2.Kakkathuruthu on NatGeo’s must-visit list.

Kakkathuruthu, a tiny island in Kerala’s backwaters, has been listed in National Geographic’ s ‘Around the World in 24 Hours,’ a photographic tour of travel-worthy spots in the world.. read more

3.Rise of the garrison state.

Reacting to the militaristic and fascist tendencies prevalent during the interwar years, American political scientist Harold Lasswell wrote in 1941:  read more

4.Personal laws and the Constitution.

The Centre’s categorical stand that personal laws should be in conformity with the Constitution will be of immense assistance to the Supreme Court in determining  read more

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1. Centre plans 4 GST slabs, cess on luxury & sin goods

The Centre has proposed four slabs for the goods and services tax (GST) in addition to a cess on sin and luxury goods that will help it mop up close to Rs 50,000 crore to compensate states for any possible revenue loss under the new tax regime. read more

2. No plans yet to relax foreign funding rules for American NGO

The government has no immediate plans to take American NGO Compassion International off the `prior permission’ list,   read more

3. Retreat By Moscow?

India’s diplomatic drive to isolate Pakistan encountered a determined Chinese block at the Goa Brics summit, and the bad news from New Delhi’s point of view is that old ally Russia is more in China’s corner than India’s on this one.  read more

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1.Centre proposes 4-tier GST rate structure.

NEW DELHI: Some of the finer details of the much-awaited Goods and Services Tax regulation were formulated on Tuesday, led by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.  read more

2.Odisha tragedy case of costly.

The fire at Bhubaneswar’s SUM Hospital has brought back horrific memories of the tragedy at Kolkata’s AMRI Hospitals in which over 90  read more

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