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Kerala CM Requests Centre To Waive Off Customs Duty For A Life Saving Drug Needed To Save A Child

Jul 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Pinarayi Vijayan, in his letter to the PM, mentioned that the medicine costs a whopping Rs 18 crore and is proposed to be imported from the US.

Bring Fuels Under GST To Slash Price Hike, CTI Urges Centre

Jul 08, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"Crude oil was the cheapest in the last 16 years in 2020-21. During corona, between March and May, 2020, when crude oil became cheaper, the central government increased the excise duty on petrol by Rs 13/litre and diesel by Rs 16/litre," a statement from the CTI said.

GST's 4-Year Itch: A Success Story With Many Casualties

GST may be a success story but for the small and medium Indian businesses it’s a casualty whose price is being paid by them either through debts, loans or suicides in extreme cases.

GST At Four: 28% Traders Dissatisfied, 64% Report Hike In Costs

Jul 01, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

As GST enters its 5th year, Survey by Local Circles reveals dissatisfaction is still galore.

GST Turns Four: Time To Include Petroleum And Alcohol, Make It Simpler

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced on July 1, 2017. Now on its 4th anniversary, what is the situation on the GST front and what needs to be done going ahead?

30 June, 2021

GST Has Reduced Overall Tax Burden On Common Man: PM Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

Stating that GST has been a milestone in the country’s economic landscape, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it has increased transparency

12 June, 2021

GST On Several Covid Items Cut, But No Change In Cost Of Vaccines

Outlook Web Bureau

GST Council slashes tax rate on Covid-19 medicines and equipment like oxygen concentrators.

08 June, 2021

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Meets PM Modi, Discusses Maratha Quota Issue, GST Compensation

Outlook Web Bureau

'Discussed issues related to the Maratha reservation, Metro car shed, GST compensation with the prime minister,' Uddhav Thackeray said.

02 June, 2021

GST Return Filing Deadline Extended; Check Out New Date

Outlook Web Bureau

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said that for composition taxpayers, the due date for furnishing annual return in ‘Form GSTR-4’ for FY 2020-21 would have been extended to July 31.

09 May, 2021

GST Exemption On Vaccine, Covid Drugs Will Make Them Costlier: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Outlook Web Bureau

Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted her response to Mamata Banerjee's letter, saying these items are already exempted from customs duty and health cess.

24 March, 2021

Can't Add Petrol, Diesel Under GST Regime For Next 8-10 Years: Sushil Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

The statement assumes significance in view of the outcry over the rise in petrol price for the past over one year that touched Rs 100 per litre in some states.


18 February, 2021

Govt Committed To Bring Natural Gas Under GST Regime: PM Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government is set to spend over Rs 7.5 lakh crore in the country’s oil and gas infrastructure in the next five years.

01 February, 2021

Union Budget 2021 Highlights | No Change In Income Tax Slabs; Big Boost For Healthcare And Infrastructure

Outlook Web Bureau

This is a budget for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat', will strengthen economy: Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh.

23 January, 2021

Congress Will Reconceptualise GST If Elected To Power: Rahul Gandhi

Outlook Web Bureau

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also said that the Congress will usher in a 'one tax, minimum tax’ policy, if the party emerges victorious in the next Lok Sabha polls

20 January, 2021

Fiscal Deficit Of States To Hit Peak Of Rs 8.7 Crore As Tax Collection Records Steep Fall: Crisil Report


The pandemic has hit tax collections of the states and resulted in a near four-fold spike in their revenue deficits this fiscal over FY20, the report said.

10 January, 2021

Bring Natural Gas Under GST Regime For Environment-Friendly Economy: Industry Body

Outlook Web Bureau

Natural gas is a much cleaner source of energy than other alternatives available and is primarily used in priority sectors like power, CNG and fertilizer.

03 January, 2021

Delhi: GST Officials Bust Tobacco Unit, Allege Firm Evaded Taxes To The Tune Of Rs 830 Cr


Around 65 labourers were found working at the illegal factory and one person has been arrested in connection with the case, officials said.


01 January, 2021

Himachal Pradesh Posts 25% Growth In Revenue Collections In Dec 2020

Ashwani Sharma

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur says total revenue receipts during December 2020 is around Rs 772 crore against Rs 619 crore during the same period last year.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz