After rolling out Goods and Services Tax (GST), the government will take up “cleansing” of political funding as its top priority, finance minister Arun Jaitley said.
Jammu and Kashmir became the last state to implement GST, passing the resolution during a special session of the legislative assembly on Wednesday.
Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti was today appointed as the next chief election commissioner (CEC) succeeding Nasim Zaidi. He, 1975-batch IAS officer, had joined as an election commissioner on May 8, 2015, and was the chief secretary of Gujarat when PM Modi was the chief minister,
Batting for making registration of marriages compulsory, the Law Commission today said this will help prevent “marriage fraud” and protect women often denied the status of a wife due to the absence of matrimonial records.
The government has allowed the use of stickers with revised rates for pre-packaged items, along with the printed MRP till September 30. The clarification came as several businesses were left with unsold stock as they carried pre-GST rates.
The billionaire Founder of Vedanta, Anil Agarwal has said that a chunk of his pledged wealth will go towards nurturing over 7.5 crore children below the poverty line. “I strongly believe that we have a responsibility… nurturing underprivileged children is close to my heart,” he said.
India has cancelled the registration of more than 100,000 companies which were “in violation of laws”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, in the latest effort by the government against “black money” and tax evasion.
A Delhi court today granted three weeks’ time to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, its vice president Rahul Gandhi and four others to respond on a plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking certain documents from the party in the National Herald case.
India’s industrial production grew at 3.6% in May compared with 2.8% in April, government data released on Friday stated. The growth in the eight core infrastructure sectors, which constitute 40.27% of the total industrial production, was attributed to a sharp rise in output of natural gas and electricity.
GST Council cuts tax rate on fertilisers from 12% to 5%. The Narendra Modi government will launch the Goods and Services Tax (GST) at a special midnight meeting in Parliament today.