Brace for rise in GST rates as Centre looks at Rs 1 lakh crore additional revenue
Monday, December 9, 2019, 8:16 AM
GST Council meetings have usually focused on cutting rates for products but that routine may come to a halt as revenue collection under the indirect taxation system has dropped drastically. A few days ago, Centre informed states that there are several concerns with regards to revenue collection and added that it will not be able to compensate them for losses.
Centre should have brought law against lynching : Mamata Banerjee
Saturday, August 31, 2019, 7:57 AM
The West-Bengal assembly Friday passed a bill to check incidents of mob assaults and lynching and criminalised such actions. The West-Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill, 2019 was tabled in the House and supported by the opposition-Congress and CPI(M). The BJP, which has emerged as the main-opposition-party, neither supported nor opposed the bill as it felt that the legislation may be used for settling political-scores.
Sikkim Urges Centre To Withdraw Notification Opening Up Peaks To Trekkers
Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 7:09 PM
The Sikkim government has urged the Centre to withdraw its notification which opened up 24 peaks of the state to mountaineers, a top official said. The Centre has recently allowed mountaineering and trekking in 137 peaks across the country, including 24 peaks in Sikkim, in a bid to boost tourism. Several peaks in Sikkim are revered by local residents as sacred.