Top Headlines: GST panel softens cess blow on auto firms, cuts tax on 40 items

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Daily Newsletter | Sunday, September 10, 2017
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GST panel softens cess blow on auto firms, cuts tax on 40 items
The GST Council did not raise the cess on auto industry as much as it was expected to, lowered rates on 40 items of daily use, extended the date for filing returns and set up a panel of ministers to monitor issues faced by the GST network.
CBI books Jayanthi Natarajan in corruption case
The CBI on Saturday registered a corruption case against former Union environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan and raided her premises in Chennai in connection with clearance given during her tenure for diversion of forest land for mining in alleged violation of laws.
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Dera chief had a secret tunnel to sadhvis’ hostel
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh had direct access to the sadhvis’ hostel inside the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa. A government team conducting a search operation inside the 750-acre campus, under the supervision of court commissioner AKS Pawar on Saturday, found the tunnel connecting the ground floor of the Dera head’s plush residence (gufa) to the hostel.


Lalbaugcha offerings fetch Rs 98.48 lakh
The auction of gold and silver offerings earned the Lalbaugcha Raja Rs 98.48 lakh Saturday. The mandal has earned Rs 7 crore so far, and leftover precious artefacts will be sold next week.
Pianist Karan Joseph jumps to death from Bandra highrise
A 29-year-old pianist, Karan Joseph, jumped to his death from the 12th floor of a Bandra highrise on Saturday morning.
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BSNL offers 90GB data for 90 days at Rs 429
In order to counter the plans of Reliance Jio, state run telecom operator BSNL has rolled out a new combo plan.
Feedback from clients positive, reassuring, claims Infosys
“Since Vishal left and Nandan came on board, we have had a massive outreach. We have talked to all the stakeholders, clients and employees,” Infosys interim CEO and MD U B Pravin Rao said.
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Selectors to take call on Ashwin for Australia series
The national selection committee will be taking a call on whether to summon Ravichandran Ashwin midway through his county stint as they pick the squad for the first three ODIs against Australia on Sunday.
Gopichand will continue as coach: BAI president
Scotching rumours about shifting of national camps from Hyderabad and uncertainty over the position of chief coach Pullela Gopichand, president of BAI Himanta Biswa Sarma said that there is no chance of making any major changes to the existing set up.
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Indians taking part in foreign league no threat to IPL: Preity
Actor Preity Zinta, who bought Stellenbosch franchise in the South Africa’s T20 Global League, is confident that the Indian cricketers taking part in other T20 league won’t be a threat for IPL.


GST makes larger cars, SUVs dearer
Models that will be impacted include Audi’s Q7 which gets dearer by nearly Rs 3.5 lakh, Toyota’s Innova that will cost Rs 65,000 more, Hyundai’s Creta which will see a price rise of up to Rs 40,000 and Maruti’s Ciaz which may set you back by around Rs 12,000.
Government extends deadline for filing of GSTR 1
The GST Council on Saturday formed a five-member ministerial panel to oversee the technical glitches that the tax filing portal was increasingly encountering.
India, China to set up working groups to promote exports
India and China have agreed to set up industry specific working groups for increasing exports with a view to bridge trade deficit with Beijing, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Saturday.. “Concerned about growing trade deficit with China, we agreed to set up industry specific working groups, to promote more exports from India,” Prabhu said in a tweet.
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‘Daddy’ box-office collection Day 1
Arjun Rampal’s much-awaited flick based on the life of gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli has finally hit the theatres but it has opened at a very low note.
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