The design of the GST will itself ensure compliance through a self-policing mechanism. Because of the integration of the value chain from raw material to retail under the GST, buyers of goods and services will only procure this from compliant suppliers who issue a tax invoice — for, otherwise, the buyer cannot avail of input tax credit.
The most expensive commodity that the Golden Temple kitchen purchases is desi ghee — around Rs 4 lakh worth of desi ghee is used in the kitchen every day. At the rate of 12%, the GST on ghee alone will work out to Rs 1.75 crore, the SGPC has calculated.
One is a veteran journalist who has watched the India-China engagement for six decades, and disagrees strongly with the official Indian narrative. The other was India’s Ambassador to China until 2016, and has been one of New Delhi’s key negotiators with Beijing. The Indian Express put the same set of questions to both.
PDP is talking up ‘riders’ in the extension of GST to J&K, but it seems clear that the state’s special status has been encroached upon. Meanwhile a Presidential Order from 1954, which also forms the basis of the GST Order, faces a legal challenge. Jammu & Kashmir and India are at a constitutional crossroads of critical importance.
From 2014-16, number of emigrating Indian workers fell 35%. Govt blamed lack of demand — actually, nature of South Asian Gulf labour pool is changing.
The smallest country in South Asia has a population of barely 400,000 people. But its atolls and islands straddle the strategic navigation and communication sea lanes over 800 km north to south in the Indian Ocean, making it a crucial for countries with global ambitions.
Six years on, India would find itself fighting an ultimately disastrous war with China in which no clear objective was served, but which continues to cast a long shadow over bilateral relations.
Indian and Chinese troops are arrayed face-to-face on the Dolam plateau, close to the Indian Army post of Doka La, located between Batang La to the north and Gymochen to the south.
After being elected as President of India, Kovind said, "I never aspired to be the President. My win is a message to those discharging their duties with integrity. My election as the President is an evidence of the greatness of Indian democracy.”
“Kovindji has got 116 votes more than the votes of NDA, which means many voters went by their conscience and voted for Kovindji. He got votes from all states, and the entire electoral college voted for him in Andhra Pradesh.
Technically, Parliament comprises the President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The President nominates 12 members to Rajya Sabha from amongst people having a special knowledge or practical experience in the fields of literature, science, art, cinema and social service.
About 20 km away in Om Nagar locality of Jhinjhak town, in a congested lane in which four of Kovind’s brothers have homes next to each other, a temporary tent had been erected and a big screen TV and music system rented, so that live updates from Delhi could be heard by the community
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Indian Express explains the context of the first law that treats social boycott as a serious crime
The death toll in Maharashtra so far this year is higher than the number of deaths from H1N1 in the whole country in 2016 — 265
For over a month, Surat, the hub of India’s synthetic sari business, lay shut and silent. On Tuesday, textile traders decided to re-open businesses, but said their protest will continue. Why are they angry? Is it just the GST that they are upset with? Why don’t textile manufactures and mill owners share the textile traders’ anger? Indian Express explains
A nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court will decide whether privacy is a fundamental right. Indian Express summarises the view the Supreme Court has taken on this issue earlier
Is the setting up of a panel to study the demand for an official state flag ‘against the nation’? Indian Express sums up the arguments and the background
There are two things that Tesla has done differently in the run-up to the launch of the $ 35,000 Model 3, the first “mass market” product from the electric car company, which signals the entry of the luxury vehicle maker into the mainstream car market.
According to the Press Council’s report, paid news is “any news or analysis appearing in any media (print & electronic) for a price in cash or kind as consideration”.
The IPFT’s talks with Tripura’s Left government ended inconclusively on Sunday, with the outfit demanding a “concrete assurance” from the Centre on its demand before lifting the blockade.
Why did the EC bar a Madhya Pradesh Minister from voting in the presidential poll, and from contesting elections himself? What is the law on ads pretending to be news? The Indian Express tells the story
The Sensex and Nifty, India’s benchmark indices, have risen by 20% since the beginning of the year — among the highest in the world.
National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22) lays down a blueprint of action to tackle the problem, working in parcels and identifying annual targets for each. The Indian Express unpacks the details
The GST system integrates the value chain from raw material to retail. GST is a multistage levy concurrently levied both by the Centre and the states, and ensures automatic compliance.
This week, as Beijing sent personnel to Djibouti, its first military base overseas, it marked the formal return of Chinese maritime expansionism — and sent a few shivers of concern in capitals around the world, including in New Delhi.
Indian and Chinese troops have stood face-to-face on the Dolam plateau for nearly a month now. Neither side has seemed willing to back off. Where can things go from here? There are six possible scenarios.
“The Amarnath pilgrimage affects our tourist season in a positive way,” said president, Adventure Tour Operators Association of Kashmir. “We don’t know the exact economics of the Yatra as there’s been no study of it. But certainly 25-30 per cent of these pilgrims would double as tourists.”
The Amarnath Yatra symbolises the best of Kashmir’s old syncretic ethos. It has had its moments of crisis, but a militant attack on pilgrims remains unacceptable to the Valley at large. The Indian Express tell the story.
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The legal squeeze on Lalu has put the CM in a bind. He must weigh his options both in the Opposition and as an ally of BJP, albeit on renegotiated terms
India says Chinese road construction in the strategic Doklam plateau has serious security implications for it. But as India’s national auditor laid bare in a report submitted in March, New Delhi’s effort at building its own roads along the China border has been sputtering and inefficient
The unsettled issue of eligibility has fuelled agitations by Jats in Rajasthan (the latest round was called off on June 24 after government assurances) and Haryana; Marathas, Patidars and Kapus, and led to interventions by courts.
Economic pole of global growth has moved from China to India, shows Harvard research. Why do some countries grow faster than others?
To ward off the many requests to allow Lutyens’s Zone government bungalows once occupied by senior leaders to be turned into memorials after their death, the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had, in 2000, ordered a ban on such conversions.
What exactly did the LG do, which precipitated the latest round of confrontation with the Chief Minister? What are the provisions under which she acted? What is the background and context of that law? The Indian Express explains.
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