Top Headlines: PM says GST will help consumers, Rahul slams it as ‘badly conceived’

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Daily Newsletter | Friday, October 27, 2017
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PM says GST will help consumers, Rahul slams it as ‘badly conceived’
The battle lines over GST became sharper with PM Narendra Modi on Thursday putting his full weight behind the tax reform, saying it would benefit consumers, the poor and the middle class even as Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on what he called a “badly conceived” measure.
India shuns maritime security meet in Pakistan
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG), which protects India’s offshore wealth and is responsible for enforcement of maritime laws, was supposed to participate in the event which was held on October 24-25 and which saw participation from 13 countries.
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China backs Pak for ‘efforts in tackling terror’
“Pakistan has made positive efforts for counter-terrorism and made great sacrifices,” spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry Geng Shuang said at the regular briefing. He said China “believes the international community should recognise the efforts made by Pakistan on counter-terrorism”.


Test confirms boy sexually assaulted
Two days after an employee of a CBSE school in Greater Noida was arrested for alleged sexual assault on a Class VI student, the medical report has confirmed the crime.
City air a tad better, NCR gasps for breath
Capital’s air quality slightly improved on Thursday with the index recording 321, but it continued to be in the ‘very poor’ category. But neighbouring cities like Ghaziabad and Faridabad were the most polluted ones in NCR with air quality being in the ‘severe’ category.
Bust mutual fund myths, not firecrackers
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Bizman started plotting the murder last month
As per the confession, Mehra, deep in debt, planned the murder last month so that he could live peacefully with his live-in partner.He had also borrowed a large sum from Priya and her .


Linking of mobile with Aadhaar: SC denies urgent hearing
Court asked the counsel, who sought urgent listing of the plea, to mention the matter before a bench headed by Chief Justice on October 30 when the other matters on Aadhaar are taken up.
Paytm’s Senior VP Krishna Hegde to oversee lending
Financial services and products will be the core source of revenue for Paytm’s payments bank, which was launched earlier this year, since the entity cannot lend directly.
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RCom may shut its wireless business in next 30 days, employees put on notice period
The ‘creative destruction’ of Jio was also a factor since it ‘crippled’ many players and eroded an industry that got its revenues from voice business.


Steve Smith dismisses Virat Kohli’s DRS claims as ‘rubbish’
Australia captain Steve Smith has reignited the DRS controversy that erupted during the hotly contested Test series against India earlier this year saying the claims made by his counterpart Virat Kohli regarding his team’s systematic abuse of review system as ‘rubbish’.
Swiss great Martina Hingis announces retirement
Swiss great Martina Hingis has announced she will retire from tennis at the end of this week’s WTA Finals, where the 37-year-old multi grand slam champion is playing in the doubles tournament alongside Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan.
Daddy, story of a gangster-turned-politician
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French Open: Sindhu, Srikanth in quarters; Saina out
Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu stormed into the quarter-finals but World Championship bronze medalist Saina Nehwal’s run in the French Open ended with a straight-game loss at the $325,000 Super Series event, on Thursday.


Highway development plan has the potential to add 3% to GDP: Nitin Gadkari
In last three years, I have already awarded works worth Rs 6 lakh crore in the road transport and highways ministry alone, he said.
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Spotted: SRK-Gauri return with kids Suhana-AbRam from wedding anniversary escapade
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary with a private celebration away from the bustle of Bollywood.
‘Tumhari Sulu’ new song: Vidya Balan proves she needs no wings to fly in ‘Hawa Hawai 2.0’
A new song from the much-awaited Vidya Balan starrer ‘Tumhari Sulu’ dropped online on Thursday noon.
Watch Simran, an Indian heist comedy movie
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