GST to be launched on June 30 midnight in Parliament


New Delhi, June 20: The new indirect tax regime — The Goods and Services Tax (GST) — will be launched at the midnight of June 30 in the Central Hall of Parliament in an hour-long event that will evoke memories of the “Tryst with Destiny” moment of 1947. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former ...

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Jammu and Kashmir may miss July 1 deadline for GST implementation


SRINAGAR, JUNE 19: A special session of the state assembly held on Saturday to discuss implementation of the new tax regime was adjourned indefinitely after the house descended into chaos. Unlike other states, it would take a legislative amendment to adopt GST in Jammu and Kashmir. Taking this into consideration, speaker Kavinder Gupta concluded that the state would take a ...

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To fulfil father’s dream, Valley girl takes business to new heights


Srinagar, June 19: Meral Kathwari, a 22-year-old Kashmiri girl, is taking the journey of her late father forward by expanding his carpet business and using technology to reach every corner of the globe.In the early 1980s, Meral’s father Tariq Kathwari started a carpet business in the Valley at Srinagar’s posh Polo View market when the situation was peaceful.“I was born ...

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RBI Issues New Rs 500 Notes With Inset Letter ‘A’


NEW DELHI, June 13: The Reserve Bank of India has issued a new batch of Rs 500 denomination notes, an official said here on Tuesday. The central bank, in a statement, said this was in continuation of the Rs 500 denomination bank notes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series from time to time which are currently legal tender. “A new batch ...

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Ola launches Progressive Web App

Ola launches

Bengaluru, May 18: Cab aggregator Ola on Thursday announced the launch of its “Progressive Web App” (PWA), a lightweight mobile website that offers users, especially in smaller towns and cities, an app-like experience on simple smartphones. The company claims that it requires a fraction of the data used by native apps. Launched together with Google at the Google I/O developer ...

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Flipkart named most sought after employer in LinkedIn survey


New Delhi, May 18: Flipkart has been named the top employer followed by Amazon and KPMG India in the second and third place respectively, according to a list compiled by internet professional network LinkedIn. Others in the top 10 of LinkedIn India’s most sought- after employers list include One97 Communications at the fourth place, Ola (5th), HCL Technologies (6th), Adobe ...

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7th Pay Commission: Bihar govt employees to get 15% increase in salary from April this year

7th Pay Commission

Patna, May 18: The Bihar cabinet has given its nod to revised pay scales for its employees, pensioners and contractual government school teachers with effect from 1 April 2017. The decision to grant the revised pay scale and pension will benefit around 3.65 lakh state government employees, 6 lakh pensioners and 3.6 lakh contractual government school teachers of the state, ...

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