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The Economic Times
States want cos to share GST benefits with buyersrate as to how they will ensure that the benefit is passed on to consumers," sa
States want cos to share GST benefits with buyers
The Economic Times / Posted 24 minutes ago
rate as to how they will ensure that the benefit is passed on to consumers," said Amit Mitra, finance minister of West Bengal and chairman of the empowered committee of state finance ministers. Although no provision has been proposed in the... Read more
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The Telegraph
Tea crisis raises 'nationalise' cryfrom the open market. This has increased costs tremendously." Labourers buy thi
Tea crisis raises 'nationalise' cry
The Telegraph / Posted an hour ago
from the open market. This has increased costs tremendously." Labourers buy this rice and flour for 50 paise each. In West Bengal, Bezboruah said, the government supplies foodgrain to each garden at Rs 3 per kilo and designates the manager to... Read more
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The Economic Times
Kairana ‘exodus’ to figure in Hindu meet in US led by Subramanian Swamyagenda across the world now. Already working on it, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy ha
Kairana ‘exodus’ to figure in Hindu meet in US led by Subramanian Swamy
The Economic Times / Posted an hour ago
agenda across the world now. Already working on it, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has now roped in party MP Hukum Singh and Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh for a seven-day conference on Hindu religion in the United States. In recent times, Singh, MP... Read more
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The Economic Times
Urban development ministry plans state outreach to deliver on housing promisesa better implementation record. "The challenge is with the non-BJP states. For
Urban development ministry plans state outreach to deliver on housing promises
The Economic Times / Posted 2 hours ago
a better implementation record. "The challenge is with the non-BJP states. For a very long time, states like Bihar, West Bengal, UP had not shown a good response in these schemes. They are gradually warming up to it but the general attitude has... Read more
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The Economic Times
Bihar worst on key social welfare schemes of Narendra ModiAgain, at 25%, Bihar has the lowest toilet coverage in the country. Many other
Bihar worst on key social welfare schemes of Narendra Modi
The Economic Times / Posted 2 hours ago
Again, at 25%, Bihar has the lowest toilet coverage in the country. Many other big opposition-ruled states, such as West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, are faring much better on all these indices. UP is considerably ahead in toilet... Read more
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New York Post
Couple accused of faking Mount Everest climb with phony photosdocument the epic journey based on the phony photo, authorities said. But clim
Couple accused of faking Mount Everest climb with phony photos
New York Post / Posted 3 hours ago
document the epic journey based on the phony photo, authorities said. But climbers, including Satyarup Siddhanta of West Bengal — whose photo they had altered — complained about the fib to Nepalese tourism officials, who launched an... Read more
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Salon.com
10 things to look forward to at the movies this falland his adaptation of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” (Nov. 11) is no less am
10 things to look forward to at the movies this fall
Salon.com / Posted 3 hours ago
and his adaptation of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” (Nov. 11) is no less ambitious than bringing a hyper realistic CG Bengal tiger to the frames of “Life of Pi.” The first screening will be in 4K, 3D and 120 frames per second — essentially,... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Pair who claimed to have climbed Everest banned from Nepalstate, were among those to offer congratulations. Coming after a climbing seas
Pair who claimed to have climbed Everest banned from Nepal
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 hours ago
state, were among those to offer congratulations. Coming after a climbing season in which three people from West Bengal state had died on Everest, it was very welcome news for India's climbing community. But it didn't take long for... Read more
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Nanaimo News Bulletin
Empress Hotel workers give 72-hour strike noticeSome have worked 60 days straight. The hotel announced its renovation plans ea
Empress Hotel workers give 72-hour strike notice
Nanaimo News Bulletin / Posted 4 hours ago
Some have worked 60 days straight. The hotel announced its renovation plans earlier this year, including in the popular Bengal Lounge. “The renovations are incomplete if the staffing levels remain stuck in the past,” Shields said. Uniform... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
Empress Hotel workers give 72-hour strike noticeSome have worked 60 days straight. The hotel announced its renovation plans ea
Empress Hotel workers give 72-hour strike notice
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 4 hours ago
Some have worked 60 days straight. The hotel announced its renovation plans earlier this year, including in the popular Bengal Lounge. “The renovations are incomplete if the staffing levels remain stuck in the past,” Shields said. Uniform... Read more
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The Hindu
‘India, Pak. had agreed on sharing INA funds’note which was enclosed with a letter, dated October 18, 1953, from former Prim
‘India, Pak. had agreed on sharing INA funds’
The Hindu / Posted 4 hours ago
note which was enclosed with a letter, dated October 18, 1953, from former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to the then West Bengal Chief Minister B.C. Roy. Nehru was responding to a resolution passed by the West Bengal Legislature requesting the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Industry pitches for GST rate of 18%time to switch over to the new regime at a meeting with the empowered committee
Industry pitches for GST rate of 18%
Business Standard India / Posted 4 hours ago
time to switch over to the new regime at a meeting with the empowered committee of state finance ministers chaired by West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Tuesday. States, which are seeking a higher tax rate of 20 per cent, asked companies... Read more
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CTV News
Fall movie preview: 10 things to watchand his adaptation of "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" (Nov. 11) is no less am
Fall movie preview: 10 things to watch
CTV News / Posted 4 hours ago
and his adaptation of "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" (Nov. 11) is no less ambitious than bringing a hyper realistic CG Bengal tiger to the frames of "Life of Pi." The first screening will be in 4K, 3D and 120 frames per second -- essentially,... Read more
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asianage
A treatise for our timesthe most to lose by climate warming. This is because the numbers are so large.
A treatise for our times
asianage / Posted 5 hours ago
the most to lose by climate warming. This is because the numbers are so large. The most deadly happen here. Cyclones in the Bengal delta killed 300,000 in 1971 and 138,000 n 1992. Aquifers are drying up in China, one of the largest in northern China... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Empress Hotel workers give 72-hour strike noticeSome have worked 60 days straight. The hotel announced its renovation plans ea
Empress Hotel workers give 72-hour strike notice
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 5 hours ago
Some have worked 60 days straight. The hotel announced its renovation plans earlier this year, including in the popular Bengal Lounge. “The renovations are incomplete if the staffing levels remain stuck in the past,” Shields said. Uniform... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Free foodgrain scheme not reaching all of India’s poor: SC-appointed paneldistributing subsidised food to poorest of the poor – has come down in Rajastha
Free foodgrain scheme not reaching all of India’s poor: SC-appointed panel
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 5 hours ago
distributing subsidised food to poorest of the poor – has come down in Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Delhi and West Bengal after implementation of the NFSA. This ran contrary to the law enacted by the erstwhile UPA government. Under the... Read more
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Calcutta News
SC to rule on legality of Singur land acquisition for Nano projectSupreme Court on Wednesday will pronounce its verdict on a batch of petitions c
SC to rule on legality of Singur land acquisition for Nano project
Calcutta News / Posted 5 hours ago
Supreme Court on Wednesday will pronounce its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the acquisition of land in West Bengal's Singur for Tata Motors for its ambitious Nano small car project. The bench of Justice V. Gopala Gowda and Justice... Read more
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Calcutta News
Mamata opposing strike to protect BJP's interests: Central trade unionsAug 30 (IANS) The central trade unions, who have called an all India general st
Mamata opposing strike to protect BJP's interests: Central trade unions
Calcutta News / Posted 5 hours ago
Aug 30 (IANS) The central trade unions, who have called an all India general strike on September 2, on Tuesday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of opposing the strike to protect the interests of the BJP-led central government. The... Read more
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BC Local News
Empress Hotel workers give 72-hour strike noticeSome have worked 60 days straight. The hotel announced its renovation plans ea
Empress Hotel workers give 72-hour strike notice
BC Local News / Posted 5 hours ago
Some have worked 60 days straight. The hotel announced its renovation plans earlier this year, including in the popular Bengal Lounge. “The renovations are incomplete if the staffing levels remain stuck in the past,” Shields said. Uniform... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Empress Hotel workers give 72-hour strike noticeSome have worked 60 days straight. The hotel announced its renovation plans ea
Empress Hotel workers give 72-hour strike notice
Oak Bay News / Posted 5 hours ago
Some have worked 60 days straight. The hotel announced its renovation plans earlier this year, including in the popular Bengal Lounge. “The renovations are incomplete if the staffing levels remain stuck in the past,” Shields said. Uniform... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Empress Hotel workers give 72-hour strike noticeSome have worked 60 days straight. The hotel announced its renovation plans ea
Empress Hotel workers give 72-hour strike notice
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 5 hours ago
Some have worked 60 days straight. The hotel announced its renovation plans earlier this year, including in the popular Bengal Lounge. “The renovations are incomplete if the staffing levels remain stuck in the past,” Shields said. Uniform... Read more
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Business Standard India
Industry pitches for GST rate of 18 per centtime to switch over to the new regime at a meeting with the empowered committee
Industry pitches for GST rate of 18 per cent
Business Standard India / Posted 5 hours ago
time to switch over to the new regime at a meeting with the empowered committee of state finance ministers chaired by West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Tuesday. States, which are seeking a higher tax rate of over 20 per cent, asked... Read more
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New Kerala
BJP upset with Mamata government for delaying GST ratification - newkerala.com #111946to take up ratification of the GST (Goods and Services Tax) Constitution Amendm
BJP upset with Mamata government for delaying GST ratification - newkerala.com #111946
New Kerala / Posted 5 hours ago
to take up ratification of the GST (Goods and Services Tax) Constitution Amendment Bill in the special session of the West Bengal Assembly, a senior party leader said here on Tuesday. "Delaying things is a habit with the Trinamool Congress... Read more
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asianage
Jain monk in House: Unhealthy precedentPakistan hived itself off into an Islamic state consisting of physically and cu
Jain monk in House: Unhealthy precedent
asianage / Posted 6 hours ago
Pakistan hived itself off into an Islamic state consisting of physically and culturally separated West Pakistan and Bengali-speaking East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. Surely, the fact that Pakistan split subsequently, despite a common religion... Read more
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asianage
Jain monk in House Unhealthy precedentPakistan hived itself off into an Islamic state consisting of physically and cu
Jain monk in House Unhealthy precedent
asianage / Posted 6 hours ago
Pakistan hived itself off into an Islamic state consisting of physically and culturally separated West Pakistan and Bengali-speaking East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. Surely, the fact that Pakistan split subsequently, despite a common religion... Read more
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dna
India Inc pitches for 18% GST, exemptions for e-comm players in meeting with empowered committeeGoods and Services Tax (GST) Bill earlier this month, the empowered committee o
India Inc pitches for 18% GST, exemptions for e-comm players in meeting with empowered committee
dna / Posted 6 hours ago
Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill earlier this month, the empowered committee of state finance ministers, headed by West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra, discussed the issue with industry bodies, traders and chartered accountants. "The... Read more
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The Hindu
‘GST rate above 18% could stoke inflation’out of the GST except in case of tax fraud or non-deposit of collected taxes.
‘GST rate above 18% could stoke inflation’
The Hindu / Posted 6 hours ago
out of the GST except in case of tax fraud or non-deposit of collected taxes. Chairman of the Empowered Committee and West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said that the concerns raised by the chambers would be looked into by the committee and... Read more
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The Hindu
Sales on high seas may be taxed twice under GSTmiles as specified in the Customs Act. The difference can create aberrations, M
Sales on high seas may be taxed twice under GST
The Hindu / Posted 6 hours ago
miles as specified in the Customs Act. The difference can create aberrations, Mr. Sahai told the meeting chaired by West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Tuesday. For example, sales on the high seas between 12 and 200 nautical miles could... Read more
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Business Standard India
Tata Chemicals moves away from infertile groundIn two decades, it was operating a 1.2 million-tonne urea unit at Babrala and a
Tata Chemicals moves away from infertile ground
Business Standard India / Posted 8 hours ago
In two decades, it was operating a 1.2 million-tonne urea unit at Babrala and a phosphatic fertiliser unit at Haldia, West Bengal. However, now the company is moving away from the fertiliser business as it looks to focus on its chemicals and... Read more
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New Kerala
Debasish Biswas receives 'Tenzing Norgay National Award' - newkerala.com #111791in 2011, Mt. Annapurna in 2012, Mt. Makalu in 2014 and Mt. Manaslu in 2015. He
Debasish Biswas receives 'Tenzing Norgay National Award' - newkerala.com #111791
New Kerala / Posted 8 hours ago
in 2011, Mt. Annapurna in 2012, Mt. Makalu in 2014 and Mt. Manaslu in 2015. He is also an active member of the West Bengal Mountain Rescue team and member of the Governing Body of the W.B. Mountaineering and Adventure Sports... Read more
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New Kerala
Police arrests duo running brothels in Delhi since 1999 - newkerala.com #111805couple have been running the brothels since 1999. They trafficked over 5,000 g
Police arrests duo running brothels in Delhi since 1999 - newkerala.com #111805
New Kerala / Posted 8 hours ago
couple have been running the brothels since 1999. They trafficked over 5,000 girls from Nepal and remote areas of West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Assam, Andhra and other states. According to the police, there are two to three major gangs who... Read more
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New Kerala
K. Surendran indulging in negative promotion to counter RSS' popularity: Rakesh Sinha - newkerala.com #111831why the Communist Party is being more concerned than required. I think their co
K. Surendran indulging in negative promotion to counter RSS' popularity: Rakesh Sinha - newkerala.com #111831
New Kerala / Posted 8 hours ago
why the Communist Party is being more concerned than required. I think their condition will be same as what happened in Bengal," he added. In a Facebook post, the Devaswom Minister said the CPI (M)-led state government had been receiving a... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Kolkata-Khulna bus service beginsWest Bengal Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari flagged off the service from Ko
Kolkata-Khulna bus service begins
Bdnews24.com / Posted 8 hours ago
West Bengal Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari flagged off the service from Kolkata at 12.30pm on Tuesday, the High Commission of India said. The bus will come through the Benapole check post. This is yet another development in Bangladesh, India... Read more
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Calcutta News
BJP upset with Mamata government for delaying GST ratificationto take up ratification of the GST (Goods and Services Tax) Constitution Amendm
BJP upset with Mamata government for delaying GST ratification
Calcutta News / Posted 9 hours ago
to take up ratification of the GST (Goods and Services Tax) Constitution Amendment Bill in the special session of the West Bengal Assembly, a senior party leader said here on Tuesday. "Delaying things is a habit with the Trinamool Congress... Read more
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The Economic Times
Over 34,600 rape cases in India; Delhi tops among UTsdata said. As many as 2,251 rape cases were reported in Odisha, Assam (1,733),
Over 34,600 rape cases in India; Delhi tops among UTs
The Economic Times / Posted 9 hours ago
data said. As many as 2,251 rape cases were reported in Odisha, Assam (1,733), Chhattisgarh (1,560), 1,256 in Kerala, West Bengal registered 1,129, 1,070 in Haryana and 1,041 in Bihar, it said. Among the union territories, 72 rape cases were... Read more
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The Economic Times
State Finance Ministers discuss funding of GSTN corpushis statement of a decision having been reached on drawing loan for setting up
State Finance Ministers discuss funding of GSTN corpus
The Economic Times / Posted 9 hours ago
his statement of a decision having been reached on drawing loan for setting up the corpus. The Committee Chairman and West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said GSTN is the software based non-profit entity, which has been meeting the empowered... Read more
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ABC Newspapers
Assessment hearings on Blaine road projectsin front of Blaine High School. The district will not be assessed for Jefferson
Assessment hearings on Blaine road projects
ABC Newspapers / Posted 10 hours ago
in front of Blaine High School. The district will not be assessed for Jefferson Street’s reconstruction because Bengal Drive, which goes to Jefferson, is considered by the city to be a secondary driveway. Anoka County would not be... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Why EC revised rules for eligibility for national and state party statusstates. For instance, the TMC would have lost recognition in Arunachal Pradesh,
Why EC revised rules for eligibility for national and state party status
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 11 hours ago
states. For instance, the TMC would have lost recognition in Arunachal Pradesh, but retained the state party status in West Bengal, Manipur and Tripura; RLD would have lost recognition in Uttar Pradesh, while RJD would have been affected in... Read more
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The Hindu
Boost to BIMSTEC meeting with top regional leaders attendingIn a boost to India’s diplomatic outreach for the Bay of Bengal economic zone,
Boost to BIMSTEC meeting with top regional leaders attending
The Hindu / Posted 11 hours ago
In a boost to India’s diplomatic outreach for the Bay of Bengal economic zone, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will participate in October 15-16, BRICS outreach session for BIMSTEC, a regional grouping made of economies connected to the Bay of... Read more
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New Kerala
Airtel expands 4G footprint in Bengal, launches services in Baharampur - newkerala.com #111750services provider, on Tuesday launched its 4G services in Baharampur. With this
Airtel expands 4G footprint in Bengal, launches services in Baharampur - newkerala.com #111750
New Kerala / Posted 11 hours ago
services provider, on Tuesday launched its 4G services in Baharampur. With this, Baharampur has become the third town in Bengal to have 4G mobile services. Airtel 4G enables customer to enjoy uninterrupted HD video streaming, superfast uploading... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
People affected by tuberculosis share their storiesyoung photographers to click the pictures. One of the featured stories is about
People affected by tuberculosis share their stories
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 12 hours ago
young photographers to click the pictures. One of the featured stories is about Nurjahan, a 28-year-old housewife from West Bengal who was diagnosed with drug sensitive TB in 2008 and again in 2010. The Multi drug restistant TB (MDR-TB) is often... Read more
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The Hindu
Ahead of all-India strike, workers form an alternative to central trade unionswhich have joined hands under MASA have representation in 20 states, including
Ahead of all-India strike, workers form an alternative to central trade unions
The Hindu / Posted 12 hours ago
which have joined hands under MASA have representation in 20 states, including Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Karnataka, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, and Punjab, among others. Unlike the CTUOs, MASA is unaffiliated to any political parties. According to... Read more
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Calcutta News
Political updates: Maharashtra ratifies GST bill, West Bengal defers decision New Delhi: Mint brings to you your daily dose of political news reported by n
Political updates: Maharashtra ratifies GST bill, West Bengal defers decision
Calcutta News / Posted 13 hours ago
New Delhi: Mint brings to you your daily dose of political news reported by newsrooms across the country. West Bengal blows hot and cold on GST The plan to roll out the... Read more
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Calcutta News
Name change for frivolous reasons, says BJP The BJP has opposed the resolution passed by the West Bengal Assembly endorsi
Name change for frivolous reasons, says BJP
Calcutta News / Posted 13 hours ago
The BJP has opposed the resolution passed by the West Bengal Assembly endorsing a change in the State’s name to Bengal in English and Bangla in Bengali. The party has said the change had been done for... Read more
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dna
commerce companies demand exemption from GST'service providers' to the vendors and as such are liable to pay GST only on se
commerce companies demand exemption from GST
dna / Posted 13 hours ago
'service providers' to the vendors and as such are liable to pay GST only on service income. When panel chairman and West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra questioned the billion dollar valuations some of the so-called online platforms command,... Read more
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The Economic Times
Auto industry to grow to Rs 20 lakh crore in 10 years: Nitin GadkariVaranasi to Haldi through waterway and this could result in car costs coming do
Auto industry to grow to Rs 20 lakh crore in 10 years: Nitin Gadkari
The Economic Times / Posted 13 hours ago
Varanasi to Haldi through waterway and this could result in car costs coming down by Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000 in Assam and West Bengal," he said. He said the government was harnessing its 7,500 km of seafront and 20,000 km of waterways that will reduce... Read more
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Business Standard India
commerce companies demand exemption from GST'service providers' to the vendors and as such are liable to pay GST only on se
commerce companies demand exemption from GST
Business Standard India / Posted 13 hours ago
'service providers' to the vendors and as such are liable to pay GST only on service income. When panel chairman and West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra questioned the billion dollar valuations some of the so-called online platforms command,... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Shahid Qadri’s body to reach Dhaka on Wednesday morningpoet there. He will be laid to rest at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard
Shahid Qadri’s body to reach Dhaka on Wednesday morning
Bdnews24.com / Posted 13 hours ago
poet there. He will be laid to rest at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard. Qadri, one of the leading contemporary Bengali poets, died at the age of 74 at North Shore University Hospital. He was suffering from kidney complications for more... Read more
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asianage
E-commerce companies demand exemption from GST'service providers' to the vendors and as such are liable to pay GST only on se
E-commerce companies demand exemption from GST
asianage / Posted 14 hours ago
'service providers' to the vendors and as such are liable to pay GST only on service income. When panel chairman and West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra questioned the billion dollar valuations some of the so-called online platforms command,... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Bengal slashes dry days to just 4 a year; state’s economy looks set to soarCall it spiritual awakening or the most exhilarating route to nation building.
Bengal slashes dry days to just 4 a year; state’s economy looks set to soar
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 14 hours ago
Call it spiritual awakening or the most exhilarating route to nation building. A few days ago, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee ‘liberated’ the citizens of her state from the tyranny of dry days, slashing them from 12 a year – an oppressive one... Read more
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