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Telecom: Year of turmoil with bleeding balance-sheets under GST's shadow (2017 in Retrospect)

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST

It was a year of turmoil for the hyper-competitive Indian telecom sector as the balance-sheets of many major players kept bleeding, prompting the government to form an panel to chalk out plans to bail

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GST Council nod for mandatory e-Way Bill for inter-state goods movement (Lead)

New Delhi |Saturday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST

For a seamless movement of goods across states, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Saturday decided to go for early implementation of e-Way Bill for inter-state movement of items from Februar

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Powell gives tips to youngsters on style of jumping

Kolkata | Saturday, Dec 16 2017 IST

Look up into the horizon. Tread lightly. Look up before you take off. Don't give a damn about foul jumps, take your leap of faith. The words remained hung in the air long after Mike Powell, the man wh

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35% of businesses registered in GST pay no tax: Jaitley

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST

Around 4 lakh people contribute 95 per cent of GST collections, while 35 per cent of those who have filed returns mostly paid no tax, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

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'Premature GST hurting small businesses, causing revenue shortfall'

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 6:45:06 PM IST

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Thursday attacked the Central government on what he called "premature GST launch" and said it had led to revenue shortfall of Rs 39,111 crore to states in ju

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Difficulties in filing GST online, Tax practitioner's plea to Govt

Chennai | Thursday, Dec 14 2017 IST

The Federation of Tax Practitioners Associations of Tamil Nadu on Thursday demanded that that the GST portal should be made available in regional languages to enable small and retail traders to pay t

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Petroleum products could be taxed above GST: Bihar Deputy CM

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST

Even if petroleum products are brought under Goods and Service Tax regime, central and state governments will be free to levy taxes over and above the GST slabs, Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil M

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Gangster, with Rs 50K reward, held for killing businessman

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST

A gangster, carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head by Delhi Police, has been arrested for killing and robbing a businessman here, an officer said on Wednesday.

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Courier industry to grow to Rs 20,000 cr mark in 3 years, urges Govt to reduce GST

Chennai | Tuesday, Dec 12 2017 IST

The Courier industry, which plays an important role in logistics and was on the threshold of growing to Rs 20,000 crore mark in the next three years, on Tuesday appealed to the Union government to r

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Akhilesh woos traders by flaying DeMo, GST

Lucknow Dec 10 | Sunday, Dec 10 2017 IST

Former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday asked the trading and business community to get rid of the tag of being traditional and committed voters of BJP and support his party as Samajwadi Party

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