Month: June 2017

Stars turn out for Messi’s wedding in Rosario

ROSARIO, Argentina (Reuters) – Some of the biggest names in world football gathered in Argentina on Friday to see Barcelona striker Lionel Messi wed his long-time girlfriend Antonela Roccuzzo. Past and present Barcelona team mates Carles Puyol, Javier Mascherano, Neymar and Luis Suarez were all there, as was Gerard Pique and his pop star wife …

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Lesser talktime, higher phone bills under GST

NEW DELHI: Mobile phone bills are expected to go up while recharges would yeild less talktime for prepaid customers from tomorrow under the new GST tax regime. Under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), telecom services would be taxed at 18 per cent compared to 15 per cent currently. This means that a user would …

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GST launch Narendra Modi speech: Goods and Services Tax sets path for a future journey; outcome of collective effort, says PM

The process of coming up with GST is not about economics alone, the entire process is the testimony to our belief of cooperative federalism, said PM Narendra Modi. (ANI/Twitter) GST launch PM Narendra Modi speech: “It is coincidence that even Gita has 18 chapters and after 18 meetings of the GST Council, the tax reform …

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GST rollout launch in India: RBI’s Viral Acharya welcomes GST as important structural reform

“There will be some glitches and ups and downs….as long as the system and network is responsive to that (it is fine),” said Acharaya. (YouTube) Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Viral Acharya today said switch-over to GST is a key structural reform which will turn the country into a single market and make transactions easier across …

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New range of coffee offers different blends for different times of the day

A robust, rich-bodied brew for the morning, a smooth mix of sweet and spice in your cuppa for the afternoon and a brew with clean notes and hints of sweet chocolate for the post-work hours — a new range of coffee now offers different blends for different times of the day. The basic premise is that …

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The loneliness of liberalism

This Wednesday evening, I went to Jantar Mantar in Delhi with my children to protest against the recent spate of lynchings against supposed beefeaters. For once, the crowd milling about us seemed oddly comforting. It eased, if only for a fleeting moment, the growing sense of isolation I’ve experienced watching liberalism and nationalism migrate to …

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GST launch Parliament midnight session: With Goods and Services Tax, a new India will write a new destiny, says FM Arun Jaitley

“This new India will write a new destiny,” Jaitley said. (ANI/Twitter) GST rollout Parliament session: Ahead of the grand Goods and Services Tax launch, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said, “This is an important moment in the journey of a nation. We are in the process of making history.” At a special midnight Parliament …

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Teachers, students oppose Delhi University seat reservation move

A DU student from Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district, who wished to be anonymous, said domicile reservations are something which kill the idea of one of the country’s top universities. (PTI) A day after a resolution for 85 per cent domicile reservation in Delhi University colleges was cleared, teachers and students opposed the “politically motivated” move …

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GST rollout: Lesser talktime, higher phone bills from Saturday

Mobile phone bills are expected to go up while recharges would yeild less talktime for prepaid customers from Saturday under the new GST tax regime.This means that a user would get a talktime of about Rs 80 on a recharge of Rs 100, compared to about Rs 83 earlier.Similarly, costs for postpaid users would also …

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A toxin-free work culture

Uber has been in the news over the past few months for its “toxic work culture” and its CEO, Travis Kalanick, has finally stepped down. The allegedly aggressive, unrestrained workplace culture reportedly resulted from pressure on executives to make money for the “ride-sharing” company. But the truth is, this “toxic work culture” is not limited …

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