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[wanabidii] Top Headlines: RS clears GST: BJP, Cong push together the biggest reform since '91

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Daily Newsletter | Thursday, August 04, 2016
RS clears GST: BJP, Cong push together the biggest reform since '91
India took a giant step towards a goods and services tax with the Rajya Sabha, in a rare show of strong bipartisan convergence, approving the tax reform measure first considered almost 30 years ago.
Giant leap for GST, but many steps to go
For those who bemoan lack of unanimity in Indian politics, Rajya Sabha was the place to be on Wednesday as Left, Right and Centre spoke in one voice in favour of the Goods and Service Tax Bill, though each raised a few concerns.
'In the name of people', Cong seeks 18% GST cap
Senior Congressman P Chidambaram made a forceful plea on Wednesday for capping the GST rate at 18% and demanded a clearer dispute resolution mechanism.
Girl kills herself after grandparents question her addiction to mobile
A PU girl has committed suicide by hanging after being questioned by grandparents over her obsession with cell phone.The incident happened at Hosamajalu in Uppinangady police station limits on Tuesday.
'Let us ensure Islam becomes a religion of peace'
Flagging off the first batch of Haj pilgrims for the Haj season 2016 from this coastal city from the old airport at Bajpe, Baig said no religion directs its followers to indulge in terrorism.
Telcos hit with Rs 2,313 crore penalty for violating subscriber verification norms
Government has imposed a penalty of Rs 2,313 crore on telecom operators for violating subscriber verification norms till May 31, telecom minister Manoj Sinha informed Parliament today.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone: 8 big features
The 2016 edition of Samsung’s flagship phablet Galaxy Note is here.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S: First impressions
Xiaomi has made its latest handset – Redmi 3S, official in India. Launched earlier in China, the budget smartphone has an appearance similar to the company’s Redmi Note 3 device. The company has launched two variants of the handset. The 2GB variant is priced at Rs 6,999 and the 3GB version comes with a price tag of Rs 8,999. We spent some time with the device, and here are our first impressions.
Chase century pulls off miraculous escape for West Indies
Roston Chase became the third West Indian to score a hundred and pick up a five-wicket haul in the same match, but more importantly, shepherded one of West Indies' most miraculous draws in recent memory.
Talking points: Classy Chase denies India victory
Rahul's centuries, rain interruptions, Chase's effort with the ball and two contrasting batting performances from the West Indies and others dominate our talking points from the Jamaica Test.
Rio 2016 action starts in empty stadium as drugs storm rumbles
The first sporting action of the 2016 Olympics started in a virtually empty stadium on Wednesday as the Russian doping scandal rumbled on.
Post GST prices likely to reduce after initial spike
When the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, there was a sharp spike in prices and inflation ruled high for about a year, studies show.
Cabinet nod for 3% spectrum fee, auction gets green signal
Decks have been cleared for a round of mega spectrum auction which has the potential to improve the quality of telecom services across the country, while promising the exchequer around Rs 5.6 lakh crore if all the airwaves are sold at the reserve price.
HCL beats peers in Q1, predicts strong growth
HCL Technologies surprised investors and analysts with a strong performance in the June quarter. It also beat its peers by a good margin.
'I was asked on sets - are you from India?'
The Italian actress, Caterina Murino, who has worked in French and Chinese cinema as well as in TV shows in Britain and Argentina, is making her Bollywood debut opposite Rajeev Khandelwal in the action thriller 'Fever'.
What Raees actress Mahira learnt from SRK
Long before her debut in Bollywood opposite Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees,’ Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has made a lot of fans in India.
Aishwarya Rai has a cameo in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’?
While the anxious moviegoers have been waiting to see the never-before-seen jodi of Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bahchchan in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, it seems to appear that the former Miss World actually has a cameo in the film, as leaked by her PR agency.
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