GST Council extends concessional tax rates on Covid drugs till Dec 31; 5% GST levied on food delivery apps

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Lucknow: The all-powerful GST Council Friday decided to charge food delivery platforms such as Swiggy and Zomato a tax even as it extended concessional tax rates on certain Covid-19 drugs by three months till December 31. The Council, which comprises the Union finance minister and her state counterparts, decided to continue keeping petrol and diesel out of the GST purview as subsuming the current excise duty and VAT into one national...

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Petrol, diesel prices set to rise again as international oil rates surge

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New Delhi: A surge in international oil prices may translate into an increase in the retail selling price of petrol and diesel in India. This is because the oil companies will face extreme margin squeeze, sources said Friday. Petrol and diesel prices have remained unchanged for 12 days but now the international rate surge is exerting pressure. Current prices of petrol and diesel in the international market are higher by around...

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Fed up with Odisha government’s apathy, Raanla villagers threaten to boycott upcoming panchayat polls

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Nayagarh/Ranapur: They say that where there is a will, there is a way. The tribals of Raanla village, belonging to Bandhamunda panchayat under Ranpur block in Nayagarh district has proved the adage. They have shown the Odisha government that they cannot be taken for a ride anymore. Tired of waiting for the government to complete a half-constructed bridge for five years now, they joined hands and made a wooden bridge over...

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India administers over 2 crore vaccine doses Friday

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New Delhi: India set a record Friday by administering over two crore Covid-19 vaccine doses, in a major push to the inoculation drive on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday. The cumulative doses administered in the country reached 2,03,68,343 at 5.27 pm, according to data on the Co-WIN portal. The total number of doses administered in the country has crossed 78.72 crore. "A gift to the prime minister on...

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Despite policy measures, 83% SMEs lack access to finance: Survey

Mumbai: Over 83 per cent of small businesses are unable to access finance despite a slew of measures taken to deepen credit, especially in the wake of the pandemic, as per a recent survey. The survey by B2B platform Tradeindia also showed that 63 per cent lack technological know-how, domain knowledge and guidance for business loans. "Over...

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Unethical to give Covid-19 booster doses now: Adar Poonawalla

Bengaluru: Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla Friday said that it was unethical to start giving the third booster dose of Covid vaccine to someone when others in certain countries and populations have not even got two doses for full vaccination. "For example, only 2 to 3 per cent of developing world countries have received vaccines,...

7 Gujarat ministers face criminal cases; 19 are crorepatis

Gandhinagar: The Gujarat Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) Friday published a report on the members of the newly-formed Gujarat Cabinet. The report came a day after newly-appointed Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel allocated portfolios to 24 newly-inducted ministers. As per the report, seven ministers (28 per cent) face criminal cases, of which three...

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UK hopes to soon complete FTA talks with India

New Delhi: The UK Friday expressed hope that it will be able to soon complete the negotiations for the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India, a move aimed at further enhancing trade and investment ties between the two countries. "I can confidently predict that we will complete the India-UK FTA before we see an India-EU (European...

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