GST Council may lower levies on auto, biscuits
Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:46 PM
The GST Council could lower levies for sectors such as automobiles, biscuits and other FMCG at its September 20 meeting, said people with knowledge of the matter. It could also discuss raising the lowest slab of 5% to as much as 8%. That could set the ball rolling for a major revamp of GST structure as part of efforts to revive growth, they said.
Which is worse, crackers or cars? SC asks Centre for comparative study
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 3:42 PM
The Supreme Court asked the Centre to give a comparative study on the pollution caused by firecrackers and automobiles. The apex court observed that people are running after firecrackers and seeking a ban on firecrackers when it seems that vehicles are the bigger polluter. It also expressed concern over the unemployment caused after it put restrictions on firecrackers.
Volkswagen could face recall of more cars over emissions
Monday, January 14, 2019, 7:06 AM
Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) is considering recalling more Volkswagen cars due to its emissions, scandal, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported on January 13. The KBA has opened an investigation into whether a software update for 1.2-litre engine cars, including the popular Polo, enabled them to cheat emissions tests, the newspaper said, without naming its sources.