This week’s selection from the world of social science research.
Nearly 1,000 cinema halls in the state have been shut since July 3 with exhibitors going ahead with their stir to protest imposition of 30% local body tax in addition to 28% GST.
The government has imposed the highest-ever GST rate in the world, said senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala.
The finance minister’s announcements on moving towards a more progressive direct tax structure and tax incentives for MSMEs are heartening.
Patel spoke to PTI about the measures being enacted by the RBI and government to ease the process of demonetisation and the reasons behind the move.
Apart from the Swachh Bharat Cess, meant to finance Narendra Modi’s favoured programme, other levies are supposed to finance education, environment, agriculture, infrastructure, sanitation and communication.
The death toll from Ecuador’s weekend earthquake neared 600 and rescue missions ebbed, as the traumatised Andean nation braced itself for long and costly rebuilding.
Right and Left unions plan to protest government proposal to impose a tax on part of the EPF
Wooing the big digital players to invest in India is all very well, but Indian companies will be looking for a level playing field too