Top Headlines: Consumers not complaining about GST, only a few traders unhappy: FM

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Consumers not complaining about GST, only a few traders unhappy: FM
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that with the government ensuring reasonable rates consumers were not complaining about the introduction of goods and services tax and wondered why certain traders are upset although buyers bear the burden of indirect taxes.
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Mixed bag on 1st day: Shops yet to adapt to GST
Fewer footfalls at popular markets but a rush at malls. That’s how the first day of GST played out in the capital as showers drove people to malls with outlets still offering discounts in multiple sales in order to clear stocks.
Cars, iPhone get cheaper; ghee becomes costlier
While several companies, ranging from Procter and Gamble, Mahindra, Honda and LG, are still doing their pluses and minuses, others such as Samsung have gone ahead and raised prices of white goods in line with the change in tax rates.

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Maoist launches indefinite hunger protest
A 37 year-old Maoist on Saturday reportedly launched an indefinite hunger protest demanding the prison department to transfer her from the Special Prison for Vellore to the Central Prison in Coimbatore.
Uttarakhand CM serves strong social message; stops fleet to help accident victim
Donning the hat of a good Samaritan chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, while returning from a function stopped his cavalcade in Lacchiwala area on Saturday to help a person lying unconscious on the roadside after meeting an accident.

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Moto M smartphone gets Android Nougat update in India
Lenovo-owned Motorola has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for its mid-range smartphone – Moto M. The company launched the device in December last year priced at Rs 15,999. Along with the latest Android, the update also brings Duo video …
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Team India coach to be selected on July 10: Ganguly
The interview to select the next India coach will be held on July 10 in Mumbai, former India captain Sourav Ganguly who is also part of the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) said on Saturday.
BCCI committee mulls Sports Code’s 12-year-1-break tenure
The BCCI’s eight-member committee on Saturday deliberated on the issue of three-year ‘cooling off’ period with a couple of alternate suggestions, including a 12-year tenure for office bearers in the proposed draft bill of National Sports Code.
FIFA shifts India’s U-17 World Cup group matches to Delhi
Heeding to the government’s request, football’s world governing body, FIFA on Saturday shifted India’s group matches of the upcoming U-17 World Cup from Mumbai to the national capital.

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Government notifies Goods and Services Tax identification number rules
The intent of notifying these rules is to start the process of issue of registration certificate, GSTIN, to taxpayers who have already been issued provisional ID for registration (PID) as well as to the new taxpayers, a Finance Ministry statement said here on Saturday.
GST Launch: This is what PM Modi said
From quoting Albert Einstein’s take on tax system to pulling out shloka from the Rig Veda to giving insights on ophthalmology, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at his eloquent best at the launch of GST on the midnight of Friday and Saturday. Here are the highlights of his ‘tryst with destiny’ moment
GST impact: Steel sector to witness more organised form of business
Listing the positives of the GST for steel trade, SUFI said, the new tax regime abolished the special additional duty (SAD) on imported goods which was a very cumbersome procedure. There will be a shift from unorganised players to organised form of doing business.

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