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Daily Newsletter | Monday, June 19, 2017
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Tryst with GST: Midnight launch may be held in central hall of parliament
Although the original plan was to launch the initiative, which has been in the works for over a decade, from Vigyan Bhawan, which has been home to a majority of the meetings of the GST Council comprising Union and state finance ministers, other options such as the central hall are also being explored, where state leaders will also be invited, said sources.
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Filing returns relaxed by govt for first 2 months
The government said a new form (GSTR-3B) will be available for the first two months, which will enable businesses to file returns and pay taxes. They will then get an additional 25 days to complete the online filing requirement for July. For August, they will get an additional 10 days. If there are gaps between the new form and final filing (GSTR-3), additional tax will be collected.
Rs10cr secured bail for Prajapati: HC probe
The startling facts came to light after Allahabad high court Chief Justice Dilip B Bhosale sought an inquiry into Prajapati’s bail. The probe revealed high-level corruption in posting of judges to sensitive courts which handle cases of heinous crimes such as rape and murder.


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Swami who advised PM Modi to join politics no more
Swami Atmasthananda Maharaj, 99, president of the Belur headquartered Ramkrishna Math and Mission, also believed to have initiated Prime Minister Narendra Modi into politics, died of age related ailments in Kolkata’s Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan on Sunday evening.
‘Cultural and tourism city’ may replace theme park
Given the fact that a large number of national and international conferences are held every year in the city of Taj, UP tourism department has written to the state government urging it to look into the possibility of developing a ‘cultural and tourism city’ on land spread over 1000 acres, which was allocated to yesteryear Bollywood actor-filmmaker Sanjay Khan’s company to develop a mega theme park.
Kerala in the grip of viral fever, 103 deaths so far
Breeding of mosquitoes due to piling of waste was considered to be prime reason for the spread of fever and other communicable diseases, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.


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Champions Trophy: Pakistan steamroll abject India to claim title
Inspired by a century from Fakhar Zaman and a crippling new-ball burst from Mohammad Amir, Pakistan crushed India by 180 runs to lift the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
Hockey World League Semi-Final: India beat Pakistan 7-1
With a dominating performance, India beat Pakistan 7-1 to register their third straight win and seal a place in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League Semi-Final in London on Sunday.
Srikanth wins Indonesia Open Super Series Premier title
India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth downed Kazumasa Sakai of Japan in straight games 21-11, 21-19 to win Indonesia Open Super Series Premier men’s singles title on Sunday.


GST anti-profiteering agency for passing on gains to buyers
The government on Sunday said that businesses will have to ensure that the entire benefit of lower tax incidence, including input tax credit, is passed on to consumers or else face action from a five-member Anti-Profiteering Authority for GST. Similarly, any price increase has to be in line with tax incidence.
Bandhan Bank to open 160 branches more
Bandhan Bank is targetting to open another 160 branches to reach the 1000-mark by the end of this financial year, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Bandhan bank Chandra Shekhar Ghosh said on Sunday.
Qatar Petroleum CEO says gas won’t be cut to UAE
Qatar will not cut off gas to the United Arab Emirates despite a diplomatic dispute and a “force majeure” clause, the chief executive of Qatar Petroleum told Al Jazeera network.


‘When Harry Met Sejal’ mini trailer
Much to the respite of the eager fans, the first mini trailer of Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma’s ‘When Harry Met Sejal’ has been dropped. With the theme – Character kharaab,SRK finds himself in a Catch-22 situation as he tries to explain to Anushka about what’s wrong with him.
IndvsPak: B-town celebs like wish Team India
On the eve of the match, Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher, Sidharth Malhotra and many more took to Twitter and shared their excitement while wishing the team good luck.
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