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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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30% Lawyers Are Fake In India: BCI

New Delhi, June 20: The Bar Council of India has revealed that as many as 30 per cent, or six lakh out of the 20 lakh lawyers registered in the country hold fake degrees. It is verifying the degrees of lawyers following the Supreme Court orders. The process will continue till June 30. As per the BCI’s data, there are ...

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Hotels, Restaurants On Highways Can Now Serve Liquor


Chandigarh, June 20: The Punjab Govt’s Council of Ministers reportedly gave its nod a proposal to amend Section 26-A of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, for fixing the location of liquor vends on National and State Highways. By amending Section 26-A of Punjab Excise Act, 1914, all ambiguities for serving of liquor at hotel, restaurants and clubs would be removed ...

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Pak army mocks India after victory


Islamabad, June 20: Pakistan Army has mocked India after the country’s resounding victory in the Champions Trophy cricket final, sharing photos of celebrations in restive Balochistan with a caption “To whom it may concern’. Lay off”. After posting photos of Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa with victory (V) sign and soldiers dancing over Pakistani triumph over India at the Oval, ...

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Shiv Sena attacks BJP over Kashmir situation


Mumbai, June 19: The Shiv Sena today stepped up its attack on the BJP and slammed its chief Amit Shah, saying that his party may win in case of snap polls in Maharashtra and also get its presidential nominee elected but wondered whether it would be able to save the day in Kashmir. “Amit Shah and his party’s eyes are on ...

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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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Ramnath Kovind will make an ‘exceptional President’: Modi


New Delhi, June 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has backed National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) Presidential nominee Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind and has said that with his illustrious background in the legal arena, the latter’s knowledge and understanding of the Constitution would benefit the nation. Prime Minister Modi on Monday took to Twitter and, in a series of tweets, said, “Shri Ram ...

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Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind is NDA’s pick for prez


New Delhi, June 19: The BJP today named Dalit leader and Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA’s candidate for the post of president. Kovind is likely to file his papers on June 23, BJP president Amit Shah said after a nearly two-hour meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board. He said political parties had been informed of the NDA’s choice. ...

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