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Tag Archives: GST

Oppose top capitalists’ control over India, not neo-liberal policies: Irfan Habib tells communists

  Kolkata: Rather than opposing India’s neo-liberal policies, the communists should rail against the control that the top capitalists now exert over the entire country, noted Marxist historian Irfan Habib has said. “It is not neo-liberal policies we should oppose. It is the top business capitalists controlling the entire country that we should oppose. Neo-liberal policies…

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GST discouraging cinema-going habit: Filmmaker Siddharth Roy Kapur

  New Delhi: The Goods and Services Tax (GST), implemented by the central government from mid-2017, has proved to be a strain on the overall economics of film-making and is also discouraging the public’s cinema-going habit, says Film and Television Producers Guild of India President Siddharth Roy Kapur. The year 2017 threw up surprises at the…

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‘Mann Ki Baat’ most trending Twitter hashtag in 2017

  New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio programme “Mann Ki Baat” was the most trending hashtag on Twitter in 2017, followed by #jallikattu and #GST, the micro-blogging platform said on Thursday. #Mannkibaat sparked a great deal of commentary all over the year, including a tweet from cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar that went viral. “Mann Ki…

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India to ‘leapfrog’ Britain, France to become 5th largest economy in 2018

  New York: India will “leapfrog” Britain and France to become the world’s fifth largest economy in 2018, ahead of an oncoming major global economic shift towards Asia, according to a British research organisation. The World Economic League Table (WELT) 2018 released on Monday by Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said that in dollar…

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‘Ideas…’ rich treasure house of facts, insights; falls short as cohesive literary work 

  Book: Ideas for India: Faster, Higher, Stronger; Author: Bibek Debroy; Publisher: Wisdom Tree; Price: Rs 695; Pages: 192 What should one expect from a book by one of the country’s leading economists who is also the Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC-PM)? If nothing more, perhaps a detailed analysis of the…

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Delayed refund to exporters in GST regime leads to job loss: Amit Mitra

  Kolkata: Raising concern on the mechanism for GST refund to exporters, West Bengal Finance Minister and GST Council’s member Amit Mitra said a parliamentary panel pointed out “no interface” among the GST Network (GSTN) and Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) electronic data interchange (EDI) systems. He said delayed refund to exporters in GST regime…

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Reformed realty to ride out rough road 

  The year 2017 could well go down as one of the most painful for the bruised real estate and housing sector, reeling under the short-term disruptive impact of a series of reforms. But then, riding high on these landmark reforms, the regulated and organised realty is set to ride out the rough terrain to…

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Sushil Modi urges Amit Mitra to postpone Empowered Committee’s meeting

  Kolkata: Member of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Friday said he has written to Amit Mitra, Chairman of the committee, to postpone the upcoming meeting to discuss state revenue resources outside GST and other issues. According to him, the proposed meeting, scheduled to be held…

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