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Congress unlikely to attend GST launch in Parliament

  New Delhi: The Congress party is unlikely to attend the special midnight function in Parliament on June 30 to roll-out the Goods and Services Tax (GST), party sources said. They said Congress President Sonia Gandhi deliberated on the issue with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior leaders, including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel…

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BJP fawn club: How Bollywood seeks to cosy up to government

  New Delhi: “One Nation, One Tax, One Market”, affirms Amitabh Bachchan in a video on the virtues of GST, while Akshay Kumar is out to make his “humble contribution to Swachh Bharat” through his new film “Toilet: EK Prem Katha”. Bollywood, it seems, is striving to stay on the right side of the ruling dispensation.…

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Selling pressure, caution over GST dent equity markets

  Mumbai: The Indian equity markets provisionally closed in the red on Friday as broadly negative global cues, coupled with caution ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation and heavy selling pressure subdued investor sentiments. The wider Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell by 55.05 points, or 0.57 per cent, to provisionally…

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Global cues, upcoming GST rollout cheer equity markets (Lead)

  Mumbai: Positive global cues and healthy buying in index heavyweights such as Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Steel and Reliance Industries pushed the Indian equity markets higher during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday. Investors’ sentiments were also buoyant after the GST Council on Sunday unanimously agreed on July 1 rollout of the Goods and Services…

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NC, Congress stage protest outside J&K assembly

  Srinagar: Opposition National Conference (NC) and the Congress on Saturday protested outside the state assembly against “innocent killings” in Kashmir. The protesting legislators carried placards saying “stop innocent killings”, “stop state terrorism”. The state government has convened a special session on Saturday to discuss the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation which needs a constitutional…

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Farmers seek rollback of 5% GST on raw tobacco

  New Delhi: The Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA) on Wednesday urged the government to rollback 5 per cent GST imposed on raw tobacco, saying “the move will severely endanger the livelihood of tobacco growers”. Calling the move unrealistic, the association, which represents millions of commercial crop growers, have also stalled auctions in all…

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UP Ministers to allay traders’ fears on GST

  Lucknow: Worried at the opposition to the GST by a large section of traders in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Ministers will fan out an “explain the benefits of the single tax system”. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hailed Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the “biggest and most positive tax law since Independence”.…

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Bengal film industry thanks Mamata over GST cinema rates

  Kolkata: A host of filmmakers, actors and producers on Monday expressed gratitude to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for “waiving” state share of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Bengali films. National Award-winner Srijit Mukherji on Monday tweeted: “Thank you @MamataOfficial and Shri Amit Mitra for the much needed intervention!” The “Begum Jaan” and…

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Jaitley thanks political parties for making GST possible

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday thanked all political parties for their cooperation and contribution in making the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) possible. In a letter to the presidents of the different political parties, Jaitley said: “With the cooperation of all the political parties, the 101st Constitutional Amendment Act…

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