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Education, healthcare services out of GST purview: Jaitley

Education, healthcare services out of GST purview: Jaitley

New Delhi/Srinagar, May 19 (UNI) Terming that the proposed Goods and Service Tax (GST) consumer-friendly, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said healthcare and education sector have been kept out of its ambit. In its meeting, the GST Council has fixed four tax slabs for the services sector – five per cent, 12 per cent, 18 per cent and 28 per cent. Announcing the GST rates for services sector, Mr Jaitley said, 'The GST rates have hardly been increased. They have been either kept at the existing rate or reduced.' The restaurants having turnover of Rs 50 lakh will be taxed at five per cent while AC and non-AC restaurants to be charged at 12 per cent and 18 per cent, respectively under new regime. The luxury hotels to be taxed at 28 per cent, he said. For transport services, the GST Council has fixed the rate at five per cent. Hotels and lodges with a tariff of Rs 1,000 has been exempted from any tax. UNI ASH AE 1637

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Right to privacy is Fundamental Right: SC

Right to privacy is Fundamental Right: SC

New Delhi, Aug 24 (UNI) In a landmark judgement, the nine-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today held that right to privacy was a Fundamental Right.

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24 Aug 2017 | 12:08 PM
Militant hideout busted, arms, ammunition recovered in Kashmir

Militant hideout busted, arms, ammunition recovered in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 24 (UNI) Security forces today unearthed a militant hideout and recovered arms and ammunition in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said here.

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24 Aug 2017 | 11:48 AM
PRTC employees launch strike in Pondy

PRTC employees launch strike in Pondy

Puducherry, Aug 24 (UNI) Puducherry Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) bus operations came to a standstill as the crew resorted to a flash strike today to press their demands.

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24 Aug 2017 | 10:16 AM
China tells US that Pakistan's security concerns must be respected

China tells US that Pakistan's security concerns must be respected

BEIJING, Aug 24 (Reuters) The United States must value Pakistan's role in Afghanistan and respect its security concerns, China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call, according to Chinese state media.

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24 Aug 2017 | 9:32 AM
Firefighters battle blaze at store in east London

Firefighters battle blaze at store in east London

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) The London Fire Brigade said on Wednesday that 15 fire engines and 97 firefighters and officers were tackling a huge blaze in a discount store in the east of the city.

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24 Aug 2017 | 8:58 AM
Civilians under greater threat as Raqqa fight intensifies: Amnesty

Civilians under greater threat as Raqqa fight intensifies: Amnesty

BEIRUT, Aug 24 (Reuters) Amnesty International said on Thursday a US.-led coalition campaign to oust Islamic State from Syria's Raqqa had killed hundreds of civilians, and those remaining face greater risk as the fight intensifies in its final stages.

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24 Aug 2017 | 9:07 AM
Trump, McConnell 'united on many shared priorities' -White House

Trump, McConnell 'united on many shared priorities' -White House

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell remain united on many priorities and will hold previously scheduled meetings after the August recess to discuss the issues with members of the congressional leadership and the Cabinet, the White House said on Wednesday.

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24 Aug 2017 | 9:16 AM
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