The bastion of free speech under Chinese sovereignty seems to be in the throes of Tibetisation.
While the council’s logic for multiple slabs may run counter to the philosophy of a good GST, it was necessary to get the project off the ground. Its future structure should absolutely avoid the temptation of arbitrary rate fixation.
Will the multiple rate structure go against the very idea of GST? How controversial will the proposed anti-profiteering authority be? How will unutilised money in the compensation be shared?
How will India’s sixteen-year-in-the-making tax system overhaul impact the economy, India Inc, the informal sector and the consumer? The Wire explains breaks it down.
India has said that it is “deeply concerned at recent Chinese actions”, particularly its decision to construct a road in Doklam tri-junction in Bhutan.
Activists spent days creating awareness amongst the villagers, including women, telling them about cases from around the world – like Chernobyl and Fukushima – so they understood the hazards of a nuclear plant near their homes.
The government would do well to avoid hyping GST as India’s new midnight “tryst with destiny” and instead focus on its design and implementation, without which the biggest tax reform could turn into the biggest nightmare for the country’s economy.
Khan, who is the general secretary of SP, had reproached the “shameful violent incidents” by armed forces Kashmir, Tripura, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
The 50-year old who has been arrested works with the Delhi Jal Board.
The airline has a debt of more than Rs 52,000 crore and is surviving on a Rs 30,000-crore bailout package extended by the previous UPA government in 2012.
Colombia’s FARC rebels hand over nearly all weapons to the UN, ending role in half-century war that killed more than 220,000 and displaced millions.
The government calls the scheme a success because of the rise in LPG connections, but the lack of gas refills by poor households suggests it is not.
Russia denounced the warning and dismissed the reports of a strike was being prepared as “unacceptable”.
About half the cases of cow-related violence – 32 of 63 – were from states governed by the BJP at the time, eight were run by the Congress and the rest by other parties.
Protests are scheduled to be held in 12 cities across the country following the lynching of a 15-year-old on suspicions of carrying beef.
The government is repeatedly acting on the assumption that the shocks it is applying to the economy are transitory and that the formal sector is immune to shocks experienced by the informal sector.
Feroz was a symbol of humanity in his village, where he promoted literacy, sports and organised picnics for children. His neighbours and friends say he was their leader, friend and guide.
With this year’s joint statement reflecting new interests, here is a comparison of key issues from China and the Asia-Pacific, terrorism and Pakistan, to defense, economy and trade.
“No interim order can be passed in mandamus on mere apprehensions. You have to wait for one week. If somebody is deprived [of the benefits], you can point out the same to this court,” the Bench said.
Legislators have no business to sit in judgement on journalists and it is high time they are stripped of their special privileges.
The appointments were made even after the screening committee was told about the ineligibility of the IPS officers chosen for promotion as DGP.
The host of mandatory Aadhaar notifications state that ‘proof of possession’ or ‘authentication’ will suffice to access the required subsidy or service. Of the two phrases, only ‘authentication’ is defined in law.
In the run up to the presidential election, the former Lok Sabha speaker may have to answer questions about how she had a bungalow converted into a memorial for her father.
NE Dispatch: Army Kills Man in Case of ‘Mistaken Identity’ in Arunachal, Child with Giant Head Dies in Tripura
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
A third culprit has been identified but not yet apprehended, Jammu & Kashmir police chief S P Vaid said on Friday.
The order has been given to the government’s printing press in Nashik and applicants will soon start receiving bilingual passports.
“RTI reply has been misinterpreted and the news item is contrary to facts and paints the force in a bad light.”
Despite his background, Kovind never raised any questions directly about atrocities against Dalits.
Audit report fingers two Essel-associated firms, alleging that gross irregularities took place in the Mizoram lottery tender and revenue-sharing process from 2012-2015.
Will Kovind as president be a champion for Dalit justice? Will he uphold the values of the constitution?
The opposition missed out on a big opportunity to show its solidarity with Dalit movements across the country by not nominating a Dalit candidate of its choice before the Modi government did.
The government knows what it wants to achieve where the environment is concerned, even if it is at the cost of the protection of ecosystems, and people’s livelihood and well being.
Besides Gauba, 15 new secretaries have been appointed to various central government departments as part of a major top-level bureaucratic reshuffle.
The Haryana home minister has made a number of controversial remarks in the past, including calling supporters of Gurmehar Kaur “pro-Pakistani” who “should be thrown out of this country.”
On Thursday, telecom minister Manoj Sinha will meet with various industry players to discuss their demands. Most banks and telecom operators (barring Reliance Jio) want a number of sops to prevent industry loans from turning into NPAs.
The Indian farmer is not just a poor, helpless victim who deserves a waiver because he cannot pay. The root cause of the debt trap is that his income has not increased with rising expenditure due to state policies.
Until the new notification making Aadhaar compulsory under the government’s Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, healthcare workers say did not even know cash benefits were available.
In 2016, the Indian Supreme Court asked the Centre to formulate a policy on yoga instruction in state schools. Here we take a look at a similar case in the US, a case regularly cited in Indian discussions.
Ambedkar says the opposition parties can still make a real contest out of the presidential elections if they put forward the right candidate.
The RTI response suggests ministers are happy to use the death of security personnel for propaganda purposes but that their human rights are of little real concern.