20-05-2017

the hindu
1.GST Council finalises rates for services.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Friday finalised tax rates for all services, except lottery, under the new indirect tax regime to be rolled out from July 1. Those services already exempted from tax, such as healthcare and education, will continue to enjoy the concession.  read more

2.Nepal turns the corner

Many Western diplomats and development-walas, cheered on by their Kathmandu plaudits, tend to portray Nepal as a failed or failing state. . read more


3.Survival of newborns: India ranks lower than Somalia.

Newborns in India have a lesser chance of survival than babies born in Afghanistan and Somalia, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study published in the medical journalThe Lancet..  read more

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1.Govt says GST won't raise cost of services but businesses not so sure

The Centre and states on Friday crossed another major milestone towards launching GST (goods and services tax) by agreeing on a four-tier tax structure for services that should make economy class air travel and cinema tickets cheaper. read more

2. The Holy Cow Debate

“Make the cow a national animal“, declared Maulana Syed Ashrad Madani, president of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind.  read more

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1.GST rates finalised Consumer electronics goods get costlier.

The 14th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting, chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at Srinagar on Friday, agreed to fit many products in various tax brackets.  read more


2.Financial inclusion comes of age

As Narendra Modi completes three years in office, many report cards will be out soon.. read more

3.Final GST rates evokes mixed reaction.

The 14th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting, chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at Srinagar on Friday, agreed to fit many products in various tax brackets.read more

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