GST, a partial success against stated goals: Jefferies

GST, a partial success against stated goals: Jefferies

New Delhi, July 13 Measured against its stated objectives, the newly introduced indirect tax regime – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – is a partial success, investment banking firm Jefferies said here on Thursday. “It succeeds in creating a unified market and increasing compliance, thereby boosting government revenues, and partially establishes a level playing field

Maharashtra rocked by three beef-related incidents

Pune, July 13 Maharashtra was rocked by three beef-related incidents in which a Muslim youth was beaten up in Nagpur and four persons were arrested in two separate incidents for transporting the banned meat in Pune, officials said on Thursday. A youth, Salim Ismail Shah, was waylaid by an angry mob of self-styled cow vigilantes

SC raps Assam CM over NRC draft preparation

New Delhi, July 13’ The Supreme Court on Thursday took exception to Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal’s interference with the preparation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft in the state. Sonowal had said the NRC draft would be prepared by December 31, 2017, as against the March 31, 2018 deadline set by the

Dowry case: Congress to back Goa BJP VP’s daughter-in-law

Panaji, July 13 The Goa Congress’s Women’s wing on Thursday announced its support to the daughter-in-law of state BJP Vice President Anil Hoble, after the latter was booked for dowry harassment and assault on Wednesday. Goa Mahila Congress President Pratima Coutinho told reporters on Thursday that the party’s representatives would meet the victim and assured

Crackdown on spurious liquor in UP, 3,727 arrested

Lucknow, July 13 A state-wide drive against manufacturers of illicit liquor in Uttar Pradesh has led to the arrest of 3,727 people, an official said on Thursday. The drive was launched on the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after the deaths of about a dozen people in a hooch tragedy in Azamgarh. In Azamgarh

Telemedicine network to benefit seven BIMSTEC nations launched

Puducherry, July 13 A telemedicine network wherein health professionals from the seven-nation group of BIMSTEC will be able to interact regularly and share knowledge was launched here on Thursday, said Union Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste. The JIPMER-BIMSTEC Telemedicine Network (JBTN) is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Act East” policy and was launched on the

Situation tense in Rajasthan village

“One person who had come from Haryana was killed in the firing (on Wednesday). But who fired at him is a matter of investigation,” Jaipur, July 13 The situation in a Rajasthan village on Thursday continued to be tense after one person was killed in a gunfight between police and a mob. Curfew was imposed

Kerala CM slams CBFC over Amartya documentary

Thiruvananthapuram, July 13 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday slammed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) over stalling a documentary on Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen due to the use of certain words. “Institutions like the Censor Board have to work in an independent manner and today the Centre is using these institutions as