Arun Jaitley releases case study on GST

New Delhi, July 25 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday released a case study on the birth of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India titled “The GST Saga: A Story of Extraordinary National Ambition”, an official statement said. “In view of the successful roll-out of the GST on 1 July 2017, it […]

GST Council may review rates on textiles, hybrid cars: CBEC

New Delhi, July 21 : Central Board of Excise and Customs Chairperson Vanaja Sarna on Friday said the next Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meet, scheduled on August 5, is likely to review the tax rates on textiles and hybrid cars. “August 5 is still a little away. Different issues will be coming to […]

BJP MPs briefed about GST, Modi’s US, Israel visit

New Delhi, July 19 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday briefed the BJP parliamentary party on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US and Israel while Finance Minister Arun Jaitley briefed them on the GST and said that prices of goods have come down four-eight per cent since the roll-out. Sushma Swaraj […]

Bodies of 14 buried in Arunachal landslide recovered

Itanagar, July 12 : Bodies of 14 people of a family, including four minors, who were buried in a massive landslide in Arunachal Pradesh’s Papum Pare district following incessant rains on Tuesday, were recovered on Wednesday, police said. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other agencies were searching for survivors feared trapped […]

Yogi government presents maiden Budget in UP assembly

Lucknow, July 11 : The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh presented its maiden Budget of Rs 3,84,659 crore in the assembly on Tuesday, earmarking Rs 36,000 crore for a loan waiver for farmers. Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal presented the Budget for 2017-18, which envisages 10.90 per cent more allocations than the previous one. He […]

SHGs can create jobs with banks’ funds: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 11 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that employment in the large unorganised sector can be improved if banks channelise funds through the self-help groups (SHGs). “So if the banking system, through various schemes, diverts loans to this sector, there will be creation of more jobs,” he said here at […]