Top Headlines: Govt announces GST cut on over 210 items 132 days after rollout

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Daily Newsletter | Saturday, November 11, 2017
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Govt announces GST cut on over 210 items 132 days after rollout
Making the biggest change in the four-month-old goods and services tax regime, the GST Council on Friday moved 80 per cent of items in the top 28 per cent tax bracket to lower rates.
Delhi smog: NGT to decide odd-even fate today
The National Green Tribunal rapped the Delhi government on Friday for going ahead with odd-even traffic restrictions at a time the air quality appeared to be improving, and said it could ‘stay’ the scheme during a special hearing on Saturday if the government failed to prove that the restrictions were effective.
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Pak allows Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife
After denying repeated requests from New Delhi for consular access to detained Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, Islamabad said on Friday that it has informed the Indian High Commission here that it would allow him to meet his wife.


Canadian girls scale mobile tower, create stir at Dewas’ hill temple
Visitors at Dewas’ famous hillock were in for a surprise on Friday when two Canadian girls climbed atop a mobile tower in a banned area, apparently to click selfies from the highest point in the neighbouring town.
Criminal tracking network: UP registers 4.19 lakh cases online, ranks 3rd
In a strange display of efficiency with available resources, Uttar Pradesh police registered a whopping 4.19 lakh FIRs on CCTNS (Crime and criminal tracking network system), in the year 2017 and stood third among 36 state/Union territory police force.
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Consumers may not receive benefit of GST rate cut just yet
Consumers and manufacturers alike are pleased that the GST Council on Friday reduced tax rates on washing powder, detergent, shampoo, shaving items, deodorant, chocolate, chewing gum, marble and granite among other items.


9 smartphones available on discount on Flipkart
If you are waiting to buy a new smartphone then this is the right time. Indian e-commerce major Flipkart is organising Smartphone Bonanza days from November 9 to November 11.
Gionee M7 Power smartphone with bezel-less display to launch in India on November 15
Chinese smartphone maker Gionee is all set to launch its first bezel-less smartphone in India. The company has started sending out media invites for the launch event on November 15, where it will unveil the Gionee M7 Power smartphone.
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Srikanth’s World No. 1 dream suffers a blow, pulls out of China Open
Non-stop badminton has taken its toll on Kidambi Srikanth as the world No.2 has pulled out of the China Open Super Series Premier beginning in Fuzhou on November 14.
Hardik Pandya rested for Sri Lanka Test series
Hardik Pandya has been withdrawn from India’s squad for the first two Tests against Sri Lanka to manage the all-rounder’s heavy workload, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Friday.
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Nadal can’t guarantee fitness for ATP Finals
Rafael Nadal said on Friday he “hopes” to be ready for his opening match at the ATP Finals but admitted he has not been training at 100 per cent after an injury scare.


Hotels, restaurants apex body welcomes GST rate change
Welcoming the move by the council, the apex industry body said it had sought bringing down GST rate on restaurants to 12 per cent with input tax credit or at 5 per cent without input tax credit.
GST rate on mass consumption items cut to 18% from highest slab of 28%
The all-powerful council pruned the list of items attracting the top 28 per cent tax rate to just 50 from 227 previously, Modi told reporters here. In effect, the council, in its 23rd meet today, cut rates on 178 goods.
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Pic: Shahid spotted with wife Mira, Misha
The actor is often spotted with his wife and daughter and even shares pictures on social media for his fans. Now another picture has surfaced of the happy family.
Esha Gupta looks smoking hot in a red bikini and denim jacket
In her recent ultra sensual picture, Esha can be seen posing in a red bikini and a roughly worn denim jacket.
Deepika Padukone seeks Lord Venkateswara’s blessings at Tirupati Balaji temple with Farah Khan and Dinesh Vijan
Actress Deepika Padukone, whose upcoming film ‘Padmavati’, has been plagued by controversies before its release, was spotted at the Tirupati Balaji temple in Tirumala to seek the blessings of Lord Venkateswara.
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