GST exemption limit fixed by Council, decision on rates later

New Delhi: In its first set of decisions, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Friday fixed the turnover-based exemption limit from such levies at Rs 20 lakh, but left the decision on fixing the actual tax rates and the finalisation of draft rules for later. Briefing the media after the two-day, maiden meeting […]

Reconsider removal of DERC chief, Kejriwal urges Jung

New Delhi, Sep 23 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday urged Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung to “reconsider” his order removing Krishna Saini as Chairperson of the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC). Declaring his appointment as void ‘ab initio’ after a period of six months may lead to serious setbacks as all DERC decisions […]

India signs deal with France to buy 36 Rafale jets

New Delhi, Sep 23 : India on Friday signed a deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets to meet critical operational requirement for a multi-role combat aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian signed the agreement in this regard here. The deal […]

Family is India’s biggest strength: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that despite citizens turning into netizens due to technology and obliteration of traditional boundaries, the family continues to be the country’s biggest strength. “Technology has turned citizens into netizens, traditional boundaries are being obliterated and our thinking is fast changing. Still, between the […]

What is the Indus Waters Treaty and can India abrogate it?

New Delhi, Sep 23 : With India saying that there have been differences over the implementation of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty, a dispute that was referred to an international tribunal under the aegis of the World Bank, the issue has come back into focus because of the current tension with Pakistan following the September […]