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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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PM greets Amit Shah on his birthday, lauds

PM greets Amit Shah on his birthday, lauds "exemplary leadership"

New Delhi, Oct 22 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted BJP president Amit Shah on his birthday.

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22 Oct 2017 | 11:42 AM
Militant killed in encounter by security forces in north Kashmir

Militant killed in encounter by security forces in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 22 (UNI) A militant was killed in a fierce encounter by security forces in the frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir on Sunday morning, the official sources said.

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22 Oct 2017 | 10:44 AM
UN chief, US Prez commit to work together

UN chief, US Prez commit to work together

United Nations, Oct 22 (UNI) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has met with United States President Donald Trump and discussed, among others, tensions in the Korean Peninsula and the fight against terrorism.

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22 Oct 2017 | 10:59 AM
Train service resumes in Kashmir

Train service resumes in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 22 (UNI) Train service today resumed in the Kashmir valley, after remaining suspended on Saturday for security reasons as the separatists had called for a general strike against the braid chopping incidents.

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22 Oct 2017 | 10:23 AM
Prominent OBC leader Alpesh Thakore all set to join Congress

Prominent OBC leader Alpesh Thakore all set to join Congress

New Delhi, Oct 22 (UNI) In a development that could go a long way in helping Congress in the poll-bound Gujarat, prominent OBC leader Alpesh Thakore is all set to join the grand old party.

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22 Oct 2017 | 11:10 AM
UNSC strongly condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

UNSC strongly condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

United Nation, Oct 22 (UNI) Condemning “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attack that took place Friday in Egypt's El Wahat desert, the United Nations Security Council has underlined the need to bring the perpetrators and sponsors of such “reprehensible acts” to justice.

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22 Oct 2017 | 11:13 AM
NC finalises its candidates in all 32 districts

NC finalises its candidates in all 32 districts

Kathmandu, Oct 22 (UNI) The major ruling party, Nepali Congress (NC), has finalised its candidates for the House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections taking place in 32 districts on November 26.

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22 Oct 2017 | 11:28 AM
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