Thursday, 4 August 2016

[wanabidii] Top Headlines: States lobby for GST rate of over 20% to curb revenue loss

Times of India
Daily Newsletter | Friday, August 05, 2016
States lobby for GST rate of over 20% to curb revenue loss
Several states have suggested that the Goods and Services Tax rate should be over 20% to minimise revenue losses, way ahead of the 17-19% proposed by the panel headed by chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian.
Inflation will depend on slabs, rates: FM to TOI
Govt had plan B if Cong wanted RS say in GST rate
The government was determined not to concede to Congress’s demand for designing the two GST bills, slated for the winter session of Parliament, not as money bills so that Rajya Sabha got a say in determining the tax rate.
Section 144 near Delhi CM home: Cops say order illegal
Kejriwal's mentor and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare said huge gatherings may pose a problem but no one should stop small gatherings from protesting.
Jung wins battle for Delhi, AAP to move SC
Verdict Says LG Has Final Say In City's Admin
Monkey count in Agra may reach 2.16L in 6 yrs
An NGO, Wildlife SOS, has collaborated with the district administration and the Agra Development Authority to vaccinate and sterilise monkeys in the city. So far, 317 monkeys have undergone the procedure. The situation, however, is fast slipping out of control.
LeEco launches three 4K Android TVs, priced at Rs 59,790 onwards
The LeEco Super3 televisions are available in two screen sizes — 55-inch and 65-inch.
Oppo F1s review: Great camera, but an average performer
Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has officially launched its F1s smartphone in India.
9 hot hybrid laptops launched recently 
With the market for convertible devices getting more aggressive by the day, many big players in the industry are introducing some really capable 2-in1s in the market.
Paes yet to reach Rio; Bopanna training with Serbian Zimonjic
Indian tennis player Leander Paes is reportedly yet to reach Rio de Janerio for the 2016 Olympics, forcing his doubles partner Rohan Bopanna to train with Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic. Paes is expected to reach Thursday evening.
Indian archers eye redemption for London debacle
Blown away quite literally the last time around, Indian archers would look to make amends for the flop-show in London when they take aim in the 31st Olympic Games on Friday.
Nita Ambani becomes first Indian woman member of IOC
The founder and chairperson of the Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani, became the first Indian woman member of the International Olympic Committee after being elected at the 129th IOC Session in Rio on Thursday.
Govt hopes 16 states will ratify GST Bill in 1 month
A day after Rajya Sabha cleared the long-pending Constitution Amendment Bill, the government on Thursday said it was hoping that at least 16 states ratify the legislation over the next 30 days for rolling out goods and services tax (GST) from April.
India Inc gears up to be GST-compliant in time
While Rajya Sabha was debating the amendment to the Constitution for rolling out Goods and Services Tax (GST), the top management of a large company was closeted with consultants from a global tax firm in south Mumbai, assessing the possible impact of the new tax regime.
Under-construction flat to cost more
Prices of under-construction apartments may rise by up to 5-10% when the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is rolled out. But, prices of completed apartments will not be affected as GST will not be applicable there.
'Restrict the kids, not expression'
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who is a part of the CBFC’s revamp panel led by Shyam Benegal, is happy with the first few changes that the panel has recommended, which will soon be a reality.
PIC: Is this Richa Chadha sporting a bob cut?
Richa Chadha, who was last seen in ‘Sarbjit’ as Sarabjit Singh’s wife, recently took to Instagram and took her fans by surprise as she shared this latest picture of her.
Rajeev Khandelwal: I’ve mostly done adult films!
After ‘Table No 21’ and ‘Samrat & Co.’, ‘Fever’ happens to be yet another suspense-thriller by Rajeev Khandelwal. During a visit to the Delhi Times office before the release of 'Fever', the actor explained why he finds thrillers fascinating.
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