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50% of states expected to approve GST by early September

With half the state legislatures expected to ratify the Constitution amendment bill to roll out goods and services tax (GST) by early September, the Centre is now moving to the next stage — deciding on the contentious issue of fixing the rates — so that the ambitious reform initiative is in place by April . Sources said the finance ministry ... Read More »

Nitish Kumar, Arvind Kejriwal to Attend PM’s Meet Today Many Other Chief Ministers to Skip

New Delhi:  Almost a dozen Chief Ministers, all from opposition parties, will this morning skip a meeting of the NITI Aayog, at which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to discuss amendments to the government’s controversial land acquisition bill. Here are the latest developments: Among those who have RSVPed their regrets are West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee, Naveen Patnaik from Odisha ... Read More »

Internet freedom atlast: Section 66 A of IT act struck down

New Delhi, March 24: The Supreme Court today struck down the validity of Section 66 A of the Information Technology (IT) Act terming it as unconstitutional. The act which was termed as draconian in nature was grossly misused by the law enforcement agencies to carry out arrests for posting objectionable material on the internet. The order was passed while hearing ... Read More »

Jayalalithaa backed land Bill in return for favour: CPI(M)

CPI (M) State secretary G. Ramakrishnan on Tuesday accused the AIADMK of changing its stand on the Land Acquisition Bill by supporting the latest amendments introduced by the BJP government in Parliament. Talking to reporters, Mr. Ramakrishnan said former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa joined hands with the Left parties in 2013 in opposing the Bill introduced by the Congress-led UPA government. ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi promotion: Sonia Gandhi says when it is decided will let everyone know

New Delhi, Feb 26: After news of Rahul Gandhi‘s elevation as Congress president came to fore, Sonia Gandhi told the media that “When it is decided, will let everyone know.” As per an NDTV report, “Sonia Gandhi did not deny reports that her son Rahul, currently on a sabbatical, will be elevated as Congress president in April and said that when it is decided, everyone ... Read More »