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GST: Arun Jaitley terms linking rejig to elections 'juvenile politics', rejects Rahul Gandhi's single rate demand

The GST Council, which Jaitley heads, had last week brought down tax rate on 178 products from 28 percent to 18 percent and pushed down several others in lower bracket. Congress, which has made high..
Firstpost

Scope for more GST rate cuts; 'juvenile' to link it with polls: FM

"This rationalisation is 3-4 month exercise," he said, adding that the GST Council decided on the rate cut on the recommendation of a Fitment Committee.
Rediff.com

Arun Jaitley denies govt lowered GST on over 200 goods due to electoral compulsions

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today debunked Congress' claim that it forced the government to lower tax on over 200 goods, saying rationalisation of rates was in works for 3-4 months and it is..
DNA

What Narendra Modi government may do to make GST more effective

The GST Council brought the biggest restructuring of in the newly rolled out taxation regime last week at its 23rd meeting in Guwahati. But, there are still few things that the government should do to..
India Today

Macro worries roil stocks, Sensex logs first fall in 3 days

Slower growth in industrial output brought the fear element back for investors on Monday as both stock benchmarks lost nerve and ended with sizeable losses. The decline -- close to 1% for the Sensex..
Deccan Herald

Scare of Gujarat polls defeat led to GST slash, Shiv Sena attacks BJP

Last week's decision of the GST Council to slash the Goods Services Tax on over 200 items was prompted by the "scare of defeat looming large" on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Gujarat..
Sify

Knee-jerk GST overhaul a damning example of ad-hocism that continues to govern India's public policies

There are two ways of looking at the major overhaul of rates that the GST Council announced on Friday.
Firstpost

Sensex extends gains, up 103 pts despite weak IIP data

The benchmark BSE Sensex extended gains for the third straight day by jumping 103 points today on continuous buying by investors despite disappointing macroeconomic data. The GST Council on Friday..
Deccan Herald

PM package has been biggest boost, much of it is implemented: Dr Haseeb A Drabu

*Dr Haseeb A Drabu*, economist-turned-J&K Finance Minister, has been in the thick of things since the BJP-PDP government was formed in the restive state. From stitching one of the most difficult..
DNA

Prakash Javadekar says Gujarat has rejected Rahul, Congress' politics of hypocrisy

With Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi pushing for rationalisation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said Congress leaders are..
Firstpost Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Guj has rejected Cong's politics of hypocrisy: BJP

With Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi pushing for rationalization of Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates, Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said Congress leaders are "hypocrites" as..
IndiaTimes

GST rates appear arbitrary and illogical, State seems to be taking citizens for granted

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has 7 slabs: 0 percent, .25 percent, 3 percent, 5 percent, 12 percent, 18 percent and 28 percent. The rate at which things are taxed is decided by the GST Council,..
Firstpost

Rathore says decision to exempt imported sports goods from IGST will be big boost for sportspersons

12 Nov 2017Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that the government's decision to exempt imported sports goods of specific nature from the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) ambit will..
All India Radio

Import of specific sports goods exempted from IGST

[India], November 12 (ANI): In a much-needed boost to the sports industry, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in its meeting stated that a section of sports goods would be excluded from the
Sify

Will pressure govt for 18 per cent cap: Rahul

A day after the GST Council moved 80 per cent of the items in the 28 per cent tax bracket to lower rates, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said the opposition would continue to put pressure on the..
IndiaTimes

Government marred by adhocism: Congress on GST changes

Congress, which is seeking to make Goods and Services Tax (GST) a huge issue ahead of the Gujarat polls, on Saturday dismissed the changes made by the GST Council a day earlier as BJP's "reaction to..
DNA

Rahul Gandhi begins campaign in North Gujarat; start worrying about Amethi, says Smriti Gandhi

 Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today began his campaign for Assembly polls in north Gujarat with a visit to the famous Akshardham temple here. Akshardham temple belongs to the Swaminarayan..
DNA

Nirmala Sitharaman slams Congress over credit claim for GST rate cut, says it wants to be both 'good cop and bad cop'

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday questioned the Congress claiming credit for reduction in GST rates, asking" "Is the GST Council under them?"
Firstpost

Cong: Credit for GST rate cuts goes to Rahul

The Congress on Saturday claimed credit for the GST Council's decision to cut tax rates on 178 items of daily use, saying the government was forced to do so due to the pressure mounted by party..
IndiaTimes

GST Council reduces tax on 178 items from 28 to 18%

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has announced major changes in the new national law, reducing tax rate on a wide range of products.After the Council's meeting in Guwahati yesterday, Finance..
All India Radio


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