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GST Council cuts tax rate on 49 items; 29 handicraft products kept at 0%

GST Council cuts tax rate on 49 items; 29 handicraft products kept at 0%

In the 25th GST Council meeting on Thursday, tax rate cut on 49 items was recommended, including 0% tax rate on handicraft products.

Benjamin Netanyahu remembers India's 1983 World Cup victory for a 'special' reason; know why
Benjamin Netanyahu remembers India's 1983 World Cup victory for a 'special' reason; know why

A day after flying kite with PM Narendra Modi, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday recalled India's 1983 cricket World Cup win in a bid to hail the country's competitive efforts.

Padmaavat ban: How Harish Salve, Mukul Rohatgi won the battle at SC for Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Padmaavat ban: How Harish Salve, Mukul Rohatgi won the battle at SC for Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Padmaavat ban: The Supreme Court on Thursday, stayed the ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie, Padmaavat, clearing the decks for Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh starrer's nationwide release on January 25. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also restrained other states from issuing such notifications or orders prohibiting the exhibition of the film.

Lucknow Class I boy stabbing: Yogi Adityanath visits hospital, accused Class VII girl sent to juvenile home
Lucknow Class I boy stabbing: Yogi Adityanath visits hospital, accused Class VII girl sent to juvenile home

The Class VII girl who allegedly stabbed a Class I boy with a knife in the school's toilet, was sent to the Juvenile Justice Home by the Lucknow Police on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had visited the boy at the trauma centre.

Budget 2018: Here's how Arun Jaitley can bring cheer to homebuyers
Budget 2018: Here's how Arun Jaitley can bring cheer to homebuyers

Budget 2018: The date for the last full Budget of the present government is around the corner. As Finance Minister Arun Jaitley prepped up for the Union Budget 2018, these tax incentives, suggested by industry bodies, can bring cheer to homebuyers.

Haryana horror continues: Another gang-rape reported in Fatehabad, pressure mounts on Manohar Lal Khattar
Haryana horror continues: Another gang-rape reported in Fatehabad, pressure mounts on Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana: A fresh rape incident has again raised concerns over women safety in Haryana, which is in news for rape incidents these days. In yet another shocking incident in Fatehabad's Bhuthan village in Haryana, a 20-year old woman was allegedly gang-raped by two youths.

IPL auction 2018: 5 overseas players who could be more expensive than Virat Kohli! Rashid Khan to others, check them all out
IPL auction 2018: 5 overseas players who could be more expensive than Virat Kohli! Rashid Khan to others, check them all out

IPL auction 2018: The Indian Premier League auction 2018 is around the corner, and the co-owners of all the eight franchises must be scratching their head about whom they should bid for.

BANKING & FINANCE

How state-run banks were in denial mode on NPAs
How state-run banks were in denial mode on NPAs

In writing on banking and finance and about the expansion of private banks, Bandyopadhyay -- who has earlier written on how Bandhan became a universal bank and on the Sahara scam -- devotes a part of this book to the historic points of friction between the government and the RBI.

TRAVEL

The story of Indo-Israel connect, from the Mumbai consulate office since 1961
The story of Indo-Israel connect, from the Mumbai consulate office since 1961

Roshni Sinor, executive secretary to the consul general in Mumbai, (1961-2007), the lady who served the office for 45 years and with 18 consul generals during her interesting tenure, shares her thoughts and few anecdotes on Indo-Israeli relationship – what was it then to what it is now

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

Today ( 18 Jan )This Week ( 14 Jan - 20 Jan )

SAGITTARIUS Your creative energy should now be at a peak, but not perhaps because the stars are all on your side. On the contrary, challenging romantic stars remind us of the cliché that all great art stems from… read more

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