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June 2017

Peaceful co-existence of contrary opinions must in democracy: Pranab

Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said peaceful co-existence of contrary opinions was a must in a thriving democracy.Inaugurating the bi-centenary celebrations of Bengali newspapers at the Press Club here, the President said: "There will be lot of opinions, the peaceful co-existence of which is a must in a spirit of co-operation in a democracy." The President recalled that the country's first newspaper Bengal Gazette was published from Kolkata in 1780. Since then, 38 newspapers in the…

GST will open India to new limitless possibilities: Jaitley

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said with the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) India will awaken to limitless possibilities to expand its economic horizons and it will create a one tax, one nation and one market."We have assembled today (Friday) for an important journey of the nation. We are in the process of making history with the launch of the GST," Jaitley said, speaking in Parliament during the special function of GST launch. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice…

India responding in reserved manner to China’s provocations along border

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Despite Beijing's provocative act of trying to build a motorable road in the Doklam area of Bhutan, close to the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction, New Delhi is handling the issue in a reserved manner so that the Himalayan kingdom does not come under any sort of pressure, it is reliably learnt.Bhutan has officially protested to China following this act but Beijing has claimed that the Doklam region is Chinese territory and Indian soldiers entering there is a violation of China's territorial integrity…

Amit Mitra lashes out at GST roll-out, says provisions draconian

Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) Alleging that the GST Council's demand for a white paper on the country's preparedness for a July 1 roll out of the new indirect tax regime has not been met, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Friday termed as "draconian" a clause on anti-profiteering in the new system that could land traders in big trouble."The GST Council said one and a half months back that it should have a white paper on the state of preparedness in the country with regard to the GST roll-out. That would…

Parliament decked up for GST rollout

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Enthusiastic people could be seen clicking selfies and pictures with decorated Parliament House in the background as a posse of policemen looked on in rapt attention.It is not often that you see so much activity outside Parliament House at around 9 p.m, but Friday was special as the temple of Indian democracy eagerly awaited another "Tryst with Destiny" moment. Just hours later, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will come into force, paving the way for "one nation-one tax"…
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