GST council meeting to discuss tax-free covid products today

The 43rd GST council meeting discussed the exemption of Covid-related products from the GST rate slabs. Chandigarh: The exemption of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Covid-related products was on the agenda of the GST council meeting today, but experts suspect that the exemption might not take place. The Goods and Services Tax Council (GST) met on […]

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Abandonment and Disposal: A struggle or choice

While industries across the nation find a way to deal with waste and products of ‘no commercial value’ to them, the dairy industry looks out to NGOs and organizations to take care of their non-productive living bi-products. Bangalore: Waking up before the sunrise, cleaning the udder, slowly pulling down the base of teat to squeeze […]

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‘Govt’s grand plan to go after free speech’

Social Media and all ‘intermediaries’ – every entity that helps transmit data or store data online – stand to lose with the new ‘unconstitutional’ social media framework and guidelines, experts say. Bangalore:  M V Rajeev Gowda, a former member of parliament in the Rajya Sabha and a national spokesperson for the Indian National Congress, said […]

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Companies cut down on hiring, fresh graduates badly affected

Second wave has squeezed the employment market. Hyderabad: The Covid-19 pandemic has badly affected the Indian economy, increasing unemployment. Recent graduates are struggling to get jobs. Navya Sree, who completed her BSc in Computer Science soon after the pandemic began, is still looking for a job. “I am being offered call centre and data-entry jobs. […]

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Cyclone Yaas causes heavy damage in Odisha, Bengal

Weakens after making an early landfall. Kolkata: Cyclone Yaas weakened into a severe cyclonic storm after making landfall hours before it was expected to on Wednesday, leaving a trail of destruction. A PTI report, quoting Odisha’s special relief commissioner P.K. Jena, said seawater entered thousands of houses in Bahanaga and Remuna blocks of the Balasore […]

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Farmers continue their dissent with a ‘Black Day’

Amidst the pandemic, farmers continue to struggle for their rights, demanding the government to scrap the three farm bills.  Samrala: Farmers at the Ghulal Toll Plaza in Ludhiana had planned to burn the effigy of Narendra Modi today as a sign of solidarity with other protesting farmers. Sukhwinder Singh, BKU (Kadian) member, says, “We have […]

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Women’s Rights activists decry Goa court comments

In a court order published on Tuesday, the Goa District and Sessions Court states the victim’s behaviour in the Tarun Tejpal case was not normal for a sexually assaulted person. Bangalore: The court order that was published on Tuesday, that acquited Tarun Tejpal, former editor-in-chief of Tehelka, on charges of sexual assault against his colleague […]

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Mental Health Service Accessibility in Rural Area: Still a Far-Fetched Dream

Navigating through the issue, one realizes that Karnataka has a long way to go when it comes to mental health service accessibility for the people in the rural areas. Bengaluru: Mental health continues to remain an alien concept in the rural parts of the country, especially the villages. Muniyamma uncomfortably smiled when she was asked […]

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