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BT Online
New Delhi, June 20, 2017
The special Parliament session would start around 11 pm on June 30 and end at 12.10 am on July 1. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the special midnight session.


PTI
New Delhi, June 19, 2017
The historic Central Hall of Parliament will host a midnight function on June 30 to launch the sweeping tax reform of GST, reminiscent of India's tryst with destiny on the midnight of August 15, 1947.


PTI
New Delhi, June 19, 2017
The Central Board of Excise and Customs will be making the 74-year-old Bachchan brand ambassador for GST. A 40-second video featuring him has already been shot and is being circulated.


Reuters
New Delhi, June 17, 2017
Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, also said rules would be issued \"soon\" to deter unscrupulous businesses from exploiting the tax reform to gouge customers.


BT Online
New Delhi, June 17, 2017
After July 1, the prices of the essential foods such as milk powder, curd, butter milk, unbranded natural honey, dairy spreads, cheese, spices, tea, wheat, rice, flour, and spices will come down as these products are placed in the lower tax bracket.


PTI
New Delhi, June 13, 2017
The government has fixed GST rate of 12 per cent on most of the essential drugs as against the current tax incidence of around 9 per cent.


Kumar Rajagopalan
New Delhi, May 31, 2017
The long wait for Goods & Services Tax (GST) is about to get over. The feeling among retailers is akin to that of expectant parents - they have equal amount of expectations and trepidations about the newborn.


BT Online
New Delhi, May 19, 2017
There were no major surprises, with essential commodities such as food grains exempted and essential daily-use commodities like sugar, tea, coffee and edible put under the lowest tax basket of 5 per cent.


BT Online
New Delhi, May 19, 2017
The fitment of rates  has brought good news for the middle class as essential commodities have been placed in the lowest tax bracket, while foodgrains have been completely exempted.


BT Online
May 19, 2017
The council led by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is also likely to keep the single rate of service tax at 18 percent, except for transport which will get the benefit of abatement at present.


BT Online
May 19, 2017
Foodgrains will cost less from July 1 when the nation-wide Goods and Service Tax (GST) is rolled out as the GST Council today decided to exempt the daily-use commodities from the levy.


BT Online
May 18, 2017
The two-day GST Council meet which will decide fitment of commodities in various tax slabs under the Goods and Services Tax has begun in Srinagar.


BT Online
May 18, 2017
The two-day GST Council meet, which is being held in Srinagar decided on fitment of 80% to 90% goods and services under the four tax slabs.


PTI
New Delhi, April 23, 2017
Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh today promised to take steps for early passage of GST bills, while Odisha expressed concerns over calculation of compensation to the states for loss of revenue.


Kanishka Gupta
Delhi, April 10, 2017
Global reinsurers have been attracted by the potential of the Indian market, but if they are taxed at around 40 per cent, as most foreign entities are - way higher than reinsurers in Singapore or the UAE - they may well limit their investment in India as well as scale down operations in the future if the global economy takes a hit.


BT Online
New Delhi, March 30, 2017
While replying to the seven-hour-long debate, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the GST will make commodities 'slightly cheaper'. However, the revised draft of the Central-GST bill suggests otherwise.


PTI
New Delhi, February 23, 2017
Indian equities have rallied 9 per cent so far this year and around 13 per cent from the demonetisation lows, in line with other global indices like MSCI Emerging Market index which has rallied 9.7 per cent so far this year and MSCI World index which registered 5.7 per cent rise in the period under consideration.


Mail Today Bureau
New Delhi, February 7, 2017
I&B minister Venkaiah Naidu highlighted steps taken by the ministry to retrieve space after disposal of old furniture, fixtures, electronic and electrical waste. He said the ministry had been successful in retrieving 60,624 square feet space after the special campaign was launched from September to November 2016.


Team BT
Delhi, February 6, 2017
The first Budget since demonetisation has been a careful exercise by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. It caters to the core constituency - farmers and lower income people - while not introducing anything that hurt industry.


By Tripti Kedia
Delhi, February 4, 2017
Indian retail is set to script a turnaround after years of weak demand and sluggish growth.


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